"Round 1: Lyon/Chernicoff/Holliday"
- April 12
In round one, there are 135 players competing in 45
games. The winners of those games will take on nine
seeded opponents. The 18 winners then face off for six
slots. The two winners of those semifinal games have a
date with destiny in the form of one Ken Jennings for a
three-day final. The winner of those games wins $2
million. Second place is guaranteed $500,000, while
third place is guaranteed $250,000.
No wild cards, no second
chances. It's (my favorite words when it comes to
Jeopardy! tourneys) win or go home.
Industrial scale man
'95 College Champion
One of the Top 1-day winners, 1994-95
"King" Me, 35 Years of Smithsonian Magazine;
Hodgepodge, B'Gosh; Art Biennials, That's Debatable; S,
U or V.
$800 That's Debatable. Steve ($3400 to Roy's $6400 and
Ben's $2200) bets $1500. The clue: October 11,
1984: these 2 Vice-Presidential hopefuls.
Steve's guess: "Who were George HW Bush &
Correct for $4900.
End of Round:
Ben - $1000
Steve - $6100
Roy - $7400
Double Jeopardy! categories: King Me, I Saw It
on TV & I Had to Have It, Animals, From the
French, Single-Letter Stocks, Edward Albee.
Daily Double #1: $1200
From the French. Steve ($6500 to Roy's $7000 and
Ben's $5000) goes
$2000. Clue: it's a hint or trace of something
(sounds like of Campbell's). Steve's guess: "Qu'est-ce
que c'est que soupçon?"
Ryan is not going to let me hear the end of it
if I didn't type that right. Anyway, that's correct for $8500.
Daily Double #2: $2000 King Me. Steve ($12,900
over Ben & Roy's $6200 each) fronts $3000. Clue:
he's the last king of France whose reign
straddled 2 centuries. Steve's guess: "Who
is Louis XIV." Correct
End of Round:
Ben - $9400
Steve - $16,300
Roy - $10,600
Steve's on fire.
Better watch out. Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
least $15,000. Who will be #45?
Final Jeopardy! Category: Astronomy.
Answer: it's the colorful 2-word term used to
describe the motion of the galaxies coming
toward us, like Andromeda is. Correct response:
What is blue shift?
question: What is red shift? (WRONG)
Wager: $9400. Final score: $0.
Roy's question: What is red shift? (WRONG)
Wager: $9400. Final score: $1200.
Steve's question: What is blue shift? (RIGHT)
Wager: $4901. Final score: $21,201.
Alex said it
best. "It's Steve's to win." And truth be told,
he's a heavy contender with his performance
today. He is the final player to make it out of
round 1, taking $21,201, and completing the
roster of first rounders Eric Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, Arthur Phillips,
David Traini, Bob Harris, Vinita Kailasanath, Bev
Schwartzberg, Dan Melia, Mark Eckard, Michael
Dupee, Jeff Richmond, John Beck, Tad Carithers,
Jerome Vered, Bruce Borchardt, Fred Ramen, Ed Schiffer, Grace Veach,
Ryan Holznagel, Mark Dawson, Michael Rooney, Pam
Mueller, Steve Newman, Chris Miller, Leah
Greenwald, Jonathan Groff, Brian Moore,
Robert Slaven, Shane Whitlock, Michael Daunt,
Steve Berman, Eugene Finerman, John Cuthberson,
India Cooper, Kyle Hale, Rick Knutsen, Bruce Naegeli,
Matt Zielenski, April McManus, Lan Djang,
Paul Gutowski, and Lara Robillard, Phil Yellman,
and Scott Gillispie.
round 2, as these 45 fight for survival amongst
9 of the best to play the game, and in the end,
18 will move one step closer... to Ken.