"Round 2: McManus/Schiffer/Groff"
- May 6
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, the final seat of
the Elite 18 is filled.
Won $22,801 (4/4)
Won $17,400 (3/3)
Won $24,001 (3/16)
All Aboard!, TV: Who Played 'em?, Fabrics, The Boris
Yeltsin File, Videopourri, A Spot of "T"
$800 All Aboard!. Ed ($600 to Jonathan's $3400 and
April's $2600) bets $1000. The clue: ride in
restored 1930s passenger cars on the Oil Creek
and Titusville Railroad in this state. Ed's guess: "What
Correct for $1600.
End of Round:
April - $4400
Ed - $2600
Jonathan - $3800
categories: The 16th Century, Elvis, Ungulates,
Classical Musicians, Painters' Colors, Word
Daily Double #1:
$1200 Painters' Colors. April ($11,200 over Ed's $8600 and
Jonathan's $3000), with a look that says "Why
me?", fronts $2000. Clue: Whistler's 1871
"Arrangement in" these 2 colors (no. 1). April's
guess: "What are grey and black?" Correct for
Daily Double #2: $2000 Ungulates. April ($14,400
over Ed's $9000 and Jonathan's $3000), with
another look that says "Why me?", says... "No,
no. $100." Clue: unlike the giraffe, which lives
in the savannah, this smaller relative lives in
the dense jungle.
April's guess: "I don't have any idea."
Correct response: What is the okapi. April drops
to the dreadful amount of... $14,300.
Fortunately, it's the last clue in that subject.
End of Round:
April - $15,900
Ed - $9000
Jonathan - $5000
winner is guaranteed $20,000 at least, while the
runners-up will get $10,000 each.
Final Jeopardy! Category: Fictional Animals.
Answer: the name of this character, introduced
in 1894, is from the Hindi for "bear". Correct
response: Who is Baloo?
question: What is Pooh? (WRONG, but funny)
Wager: $5000. Final score: $0.
Jonathan's question: What is Winnie the? (WRONG)
Wager: $8400. Final score: $600.
April's question: What is Baloo? (RIGHT) Wager:
$2101. Final score: $18,000.
With that, April
gets another $20,000 ($42,801 so far) and the
final seat amongst 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, Pam Mueller, John Cuthbertson
Frank Spangenberg, and Phil Yellman in the Elite
But which of
these players will make it to the semifinals?
The next six games will tell the tale as we get
closer to a $2 million showdown with, as
somebody put it, Kenny Gameshow. See you next