"Round 2: Carroll/Zielenski/Newman"
- April 25
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.
Today, another former
recordholder takes the stage against two first-round
survivors. And Matt Zielenski bobbing his head to the
'96 Grand Champion & International Champion: $15,000
Orig. from Broadview Heights, OH
Won $35,601 (4/1)
partner in a computing firm
Won $38,700 (3/11)
Jeopardy! categories: US
Government, TV Title Reference, Potent Potables, The
Artist, Formerly Known As, "Prince"
$600 Formerly Known As. Robin (in a three-way
tie at $3600) risks $1600. The clue: ... as
Longacre Square, before a major metropolitan
newspaper moved in. Robin's guess: "What
is Times Square?" Correct for $5200.
End of Round:
Robin - $5200
Matt - $3400
Steve - $5600
categories: Science & Nature, Musicals Before &
After, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors, Chess,
Golly "G"!, Prince
Daily Double #1: $1200
Science & Nature. Matt ($3400 to Robin's $5200 and
Steve's $4400) bets $1000. Clue:
his 2 laws of genetics are the Law of
Segregation & the Law of Independent Assortment.
Matt's guess: "Who is Mendel?" Correct for $4400.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Prince.
Robin ($10,400 to Steve's $14,800 and Matt's $6000)
wagers $5600. Clue: the caravel was developed
under the patronage of this man born in 1394.
Robin's guess: "Who is... Prince, um, oh, I
don't know, Cosimo de' Medici?" Correct
response: Who is Henry the Navigator? Robin
brings to $4800.
End of Round:
Robin - $4800
Matt - $8800
Steve - $12,400
In round 2, runners-up are
guaranteed $10,000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: US Cities. Answer: in
1790 this Midwest city was named for a society
that had been named for a Roman citizen-soldier. Correct response: What
question: What is Cinncinnatti? (RIGHT)
Wager: $4799. Final score: $9599.
Matt's question: What is Cincinnati? (RIGHT)
Wager: $801. Final score: $9601.
Steve's question: What is Council Bluffs? (WRONG)
Wager: $5201. Final score: $7199.
It was over for
Robin when Matt got it right. It was over for
Steve, when he got it wrong. So Matt moves to
the quarterfinal with $20,000, a total of
$55,601 so far, joining Dan Melia, Steve Chernicoff,
Michael Rooney, Michael Daunt, Shane
Whitlock, Brian Moore, Jerome Vered, and Robert
An affair of
gentlemen so far, but will a lady upset? Find