Whitlock/Veach/Spangenberg" - May 11
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.
Little Rock, AR
Won $24,000 (3/21)
First: Alex plays the
six degrees of Pam Mueller - she correctly questioned a
Final Jeopardy! answer about Roald Dahl, who was named
after Roald Amundsen, who was the namesake for the high
school where her father taught.
Presidents, '70s Sitcoms, Verb First Names, 50 Ways to
Leave Your Lover, Playboy; I Read the Articles,
$800 Presidents. Shane ($1000 to
Frank's $200 and
Grace's -$200) bets all of it early. The clue:
during his administration, Custer made his last
stand. Shane's guess: "Who is Grant?"
Correct for the doubler, $2000.
End of Round:
Shane - $4800
Grace - $4800
Frank - $7600
categories: Painters, Women in Sports, CNN25
Science & Technology, Also a Musical Instrument,
Bobbing for Poets, "N" the Beginning.
Daily Double #1:
$1600 Painters. Frank ($6200 over Shane's $5200 and
Grace's $4800) fronts $3000. Clue: this Swiss
painter who died in 1940 called his art a line
on a walk. Frank's guess: "Who is Clay?"
Correct for $9200.
Daily Double #2: $800
Also a Musical Instrument. Shane ($5600
to Frank's $11,200 and Grace's $4800) goes all
in for the tie. Clue: Greek muse whose name
means "beautiful voice". Shane's guess: "Who is
... Calliope?" "Is that a guess?" "Yes." "You're
right." Shane ties Frank's $11,200.
End of Round:
Shane - $18,400
Grace - $10,000
Frank - $17,200
In round 3, the
winner is guaranteed $30,000, while non-winners
receive $15,000 each.
Final Jeopardy! Category: Famous Pairs.
Answer: now meaning nearly identical, these 2
names were applied to rivals Handel & Bononcini
in a 1720s British verse. Correct response: What
are Tweedle-dee & Tweedle-dum?
question: What are ? (WRONG)
Wager: $10,000. Final score: $0.
Frank's question: What are Tweedledum &
Tweedledee? (reversed, but RIGHT)
Wager: $17,199. Final score: $34,399.
Shane's question: What are Tit and Tat? (WRONG) Wager:
$16,001. Final score: $2399.
believe it. He is in the semi-final! He takes
$75,199 into the Super Six, as he awaits to face
Brad Rutter and Pam Mueller.
We have one half
of the semifinalists set. Who'll make up the
other half? The quarterfinals continue tomorrow.