Chernicoff/Rutter/Rooney" - May 9
In round one, 45
players won their games. They joined nine seeded players
of which two moved on with sixteen others. Now they face
each other in six more games, as they move closer and
closer to the two semifinal matches and a dream quiz
date with Jeopardy!'s reigning king of quiz, 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.
TV quiz show host
the Bible Belt, Barbra Streisand Movies, Cockney Rhyming
Slang, Reality Shows of the Past, Education, Let's
$800 Barbra Streisand Movies. Michael ($1400 to
Brad's $1600 and
Steve's $1000) bets all of it. The clue: 1991:
Barbra counsels a troubled man with a mysterious
family secret. Michael's guess: "What is
'The Prince of Tides'?"
Correct for $2800 and the lead.
End of Round:
Steve - $6000
Brad - $3600 (producer augmented going out of
Michael - $6000
clues this week as J! helps CNN celebrate its
categories: CNN25 National News, Musical
Numbers, The Elements, Pop Culture, European
Art, "M" Placements.
Daily Double #1:
$1200 Pop Culture. Brad ($5600 to Steve's $7600 and
Michael's $6000) fronts $5000. Clue: this
bestselling mystery writer's father, CW, used
consecutive lines of a nursery rhyme for his
titles. Brad's guess: "Who is Post?" Correct
response: Who is Sue Drafton? Brad has his work
cut out for him at $600.
Daily Double #2: $2000 European Art. Brad ($3000
to Steve's $8800 and Michael's $4400) only goes
for $1000. Clue: this Flemish artist created a
15th Century portrait that's spoofed in the
opening of TV's "Desperate Housewives".
Brad's guess: "Who is Vermeer?"
Correct response: Who is Jan van Eyck? Brad
drops to $2000.
End of Round:
Steve - $12,400
Brad - $5600
Michael - $9200
In round 3, the
winner is guaranteed $30,000, while non-winners
receive $15,000 each. So basically in this game,
the winner will get that $30K.
Final Jeopardy! Category: People & Places.
Answer: this Mediterranean island shares its
name with President Garfield's nickname for his
wife. Correct response: What is Crete?
question: What is
Malta Crete? (RIGHT)
Wager: $800. Final score: $6400.
Michael's question: What is Malta? (WRONG)
Wager: $3599. Final score: $5601.
Steve's question: What is Rhodes? (WRONG) Wager:
$6001. Final score: $6399.
Looks like Steve
got a little greedy, as Brad backs into a
semifinal slot with another $30,000, giving him
$65,000 so far. "I can't believe it!"
quarterfinals continue tomorrow.