Mueller/Yellman/Moore" - May 10
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.
Capitol Hill staffer/entering law student
orig. from Chicago
CNN25 Potpourri, Anagrammed British Cities, The Fabulous
'50s, A "C" in Anatomy, Gifts for Everyone,
$400 Gifts for Everyone. Phil ($2600 to
Brian's $9000 and
Pam's $3600) bets all of it. The clue: proposed
by historian Edouard de Laboulaye, it was
presented to the US for its centennial. Phil's guess: "What is
the Statue of Liberty?"
Correct for $5200 and second place.
End of Round:
Pam - $3600
Phil - $5400
Brian - $9000
If you are a fan
of "Cheers", you'll recognize these Double
Jeopardy! categories: Civil Servants, Stamps
from Around the World, Mothers & Sons, Beer,
"Bar" Trivia, Celibacy
Daily Double #1:
$1600 Civil Servants. Phil ($8200 to Brian's $11,800 and
Pam's $5600) fronts $3200. Clue: the UK's civil
service is based on the bureaucracy of this
company that existed from 1600 until 1858. Phil's guess: "What
is the Hudson's Bay Company?" Correct response:
What is the British East India Company? Phil
drops to $5000.
Daily Double #2: $1600
Celibacy. Pam ($12,800
to Phil's $13,800 and Brian's $13,000) goes for
$2000. Clue: this 20th C. leader wrote, "for me
the observance of... Brahmacharya has been full
Pam's guess: "Who is Gandhi?" Correct for $14,800.
End of Round:
Pam - $14,800
Phil - $11,000
Brian - $12,600
In round 3, the
winner is guaranteed $30,000, while non-winners
receive $15,000 each. So judging from the
scores, all three are playing for the $30K.
Final Jeopardy! Category: 20th Century Authors.
Answer: born of Norwegian descent in 1916, he
was given the first name of a famous Norwegian
at the time. Correct response: Who was Roald
Who is Caldwell? (WRONG)
Wager: $3000. Final score: $8000.
Brian's question: Who is Ibsen? (WRONG)
Wager: $12,600. Final score: $0.
Pam's question: Who is Roald Dahl? (RIGHT) Wager:
$10,401. Final score: $25,201.
Once again, it's
America's trivial sweetheart with the W after a
lack of a poker face on which Alex called her.
She takes another $30,000, a three-game take of
$82,201, and a spot alongside Brad Rutter in the
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.