"Round 2: Verini/Carithers/Cuthbertson"
- May 3
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.
Another former Jeopardy!
great tries to one-up two round 1 survivors today...
Director of academics for a national test
Won Super Jeopardy!; MDM runner up: $15,000
New York City
Won $31,300 (2/25)
Won $15,000 (3/25)
My Fantasy Football Team, Politicking, Terre Haute
Cuisine, May, the Jimmy, the "Meth"od.
$1000 The Jimmy. Bob ($2200 to
Tad's $4800 and John's $200) makes it true. The
clue: in 1922 he was the first pilot to cross
the US in under 24 hours.
Bob's guess: "Who is Jimmy... Corrigan?"
"Wrong way, Corrigan." Correct response: Who is
Jimmy Doolittle? Bob loses everything, and
history begins to repeat itself.
End of Round:
Bob - $600
Tad - $9600
John - $2600
categories: My Fantasy Writer Team,
Thespian-"O", That Island is Ours!, Microsoft,
Music Appreciation, Let's Learn Scottish Gaelic
Daily Double #1:
$1200 Music Appreciation. John ($4600 to Tad's $11,200 and
Bob's -$600) wants to make it true... but not
that brave. It's only worth $3600. Clue: one
movement of this famous set of symphonic
sketches is called "Jeux de Vagues" ("The Play
of the Waves").
John's guess: "What is 'La Mer'?" Correct for $8200.
Daily Double #2: last clue, $2000 That Island is
Ours! John ($15,400 over Tad's $14,400 and Bob's
$3000; both will end with these scores) wagers
$900. Clue: Bonaire.
John's guess: "What is Canada?"
Correct response: What are the Netherlands? John
drops to $14,500, but still has the lead. It
would take nothing short of two acts of sheer
bravado for Bob to come back to win this. The
winner is guaranteed $20,000 at least, while the
runners-up will get $10,000 each.
Final Jeopardy! Category: Words from Mythology. Answer:
it refers to a mythical bird that calmed waves,
or to past happy "days"; spelled differently,
it's a sleeping pill. Correct response: What is
question: What is ? (WRONG)
Wager: $0. Final score: $3000.
Tad's question: What is Sylvan? (WRONG)
Wager: $500. Final score: $13,900.
John's question: What is Halcyon? (RIGHT)
Wager: $8400. Final score: $22,900.
Well, Bob blew
the first Daily Double, and it was all mud from
there, as John Cuthbertson takes $22,900, a
two-game total of $37,900. He joins Dan Melia, Steve Chernicoff,
Michael Rooney, Michael Daunt, Shane
Whitlock, Brian Moore, Jerome Vered, Robert
Slaven, Matt Zielenski, Chris Miller, Lan
Djang, Brad Rutter, Grace Veach, and Pam Mueller in the quarterfinal.
NOW we have
three more spots left with only two of the
seeded nine left. See you tomorrow!