"Round 2: Borchardt/Harris/Daunt"
- April 18
In round one, 45
players won their games. Now they join nine
seeded opponents in Jeopardy! lore for 18 more game. 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.
Won $19,201 (3/1)
Won $24,400 (2/15)
Won $24,801 (3/22)
Historic Quotations, Playing President; Fish, Bird or
Mammal; British Spelling Bee, Been There..., Done That.
$800 Playing President. Bob ($3400 over Bruce's
$1400 and Michael's $600) just does $1000. The clue:
William Parry was James Garfield in the original
production of this Sondheim musical. Bob's guess: "What
is 'Merrily We Roll Along'?"
Correct response: What is "Assassins"? Bob
suffers from brain death to the tune of $2400.
End of Round:
Bruce - $3200
Bob - $3600
Michael - $5400
categories: Egyptian Life, 1970s Pop Music,
Labor, Your Number's Up, Fill in the Title, I'm
Just a "Bill".
Daily Double #1: $1200
Labor. Bob ($4400 to Michael's $6200 and Bruce's $4000)
goes all-in. Clue: his entry into the World Book
lists birth & death as (1913-1975?). Bob's guess: "Who
is Jimmy Hoffa?" Correct for $8800 and the
Daily Double #2: $2000 Your Number's Up. Michael ($13,000
to Bob's $13,200 and Bruce's $8400) tries $3000. Clue:
number of different opening moves possible by
one player in a game of chess. Michael's guess:
"What is 20?" Correct
for $16,000 and the lead.
End of Round:
Bruce - $8400
Bob (backing off from the final clue...
literally) - $17,200
Michael - $16,000
In round 2, runners-up
are guaranteed $10,000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Invented Words.
Answer: in works by Lewis Carroll, this word
means "four in the afternoon; the time when you
begin broiling things for dinner". Correct
response: What is brillig?
question: What is brillig? (RIGHT)
Wager: $0. Final score: $8400.
Michael's question: What is brillig? (RIGHT)
Wager: $6801. Final score: $22,801.
Bob's question... after quoting the entire
passage: What is teatime? (WRONG)
Wager: $15,000. Final score: $1200.
Oh my... we love
Bob. Hate to see him go, but it's all about
Michael Daunt, as his steamroll to victory
continues with $47,602 in his pocket, and a date
with Dan Melia, Steve Chernicoff, and Michael
Rooney in the future.
Seat number five
is up for grabs tomorrow.