Carroll/Miller/Traini" - April 26
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.
orig. from Forest Grove, OR
Won $15,000 (3/7)
Won $21,799 (3/14)
Won $15,000 (2/14)
Areas of Expertise, AP Female Athletes of the Year; Hey,
JD!; The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Libraries, What
Have "V" Here?
$1000 Libraries. Chris ($800; Dave, ditto; Ryan,
half that) risks the maximum of $1000. The clue:
the Ralph J. Bunche Int'l Affairs Center is part
of this Washington, DC university's library.
Chris' guess: "What
is Georgetown?" Correct response: What is
Howard? Chris drops to -$200.
Common thread in
Reduced Shakespeare Company: every truncated
(but frickin' funny) play ends in at least one
death by sharp pointy object.
End of Round:
Ryan - $3200
Chris - $3600
Dave - $4400
categories: Expertise of Areas, Movie
Portrayals, Thinkers, Santa's Eight Tiny
Reindeer, Haiku D'etat, In the "Raw"
Daily Double #1: $1200
Thinkers. Ryan ($10,800 to Dave's $11,200 and
Chris' $6400) bets $2222. Clue: his 1820s work
on democracy in America suggested giving it a
try back home in France. Ryan's guess: "Who
is de Tocqueville?" 2 right for $13,022.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Expertise of Areas.
Dave ($13,200 slightly over Ryan's $13,022 and
Chris' $6400) wagers $3000. Clue: it's the area
of a Major League Baseball infield (the part
enclosed by the baselines).
Dave's guess: "What is the diamond?"
Correct response: What is 8100 square feet? Dave
gets it, as he drops to $10,200.
End of Round:
Ryan - $11,022
Chris - $11,600
Dave - $9000
category really hurt'em as Chris storms back. In round 2, runners-up are
guaranteed $10,000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: In the Dictionary.
Answer: much in the news of the world at the end
of June 2004, it's the only English word to
contain "GNT" consecutively. Correct response: What
question: What is ? (WRONG)
Wager: $3000. Final score: $6000.
Ryan's question: What is knighted? (WRONG)
Wager: $7117. Final score: $3905.
Chris' question: What is sovereignty? (RIGHT)
Wager: $10,445. Final score: $22,045.
One of the more
recent champs comes back in more ways than one
with $43,844 as Chris Miller joins Dan Melia, Steve Chernicoff,
Michael Rooney, Michael Daunt, Shane
Whitlock, Brian Moore, Jerome Vered, Robert
Slaven, and Matt Zielenski.
decided, still eight to go. See you tomorrow!