- May 12
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.
Technical product specialist
Literary Terms, Sitcom Neighbors, Communications, CNN25
International News, Government & Politics, Backwords.
$600 Communication. April ($2000 to
Robert's $4000 and
John's $1800): "Oh... let's go for it. I'll bet
it all." Far be it to editorialize this, but...
Good call. The clue:
the 2-way field radio developed by Don Hings for
bush pilots in 1937 soon got this snappier name.
April's guess: "What are walkie-talkies?"
Correct for the doubler, $4000.
End of Round:
John - $4200
Robert - $6600
April - $5800
categories: On the Map, Top 40 Musical
Contractions, Women Photographers, Didn't You
Get Your Invitation?, Common Bonds, Back Words.
Video Daily Double #1:
$2000 On the Map. John (tied with April's $5800
to Robert's $9000) fronts $3000. Clue, delivered
by Sarah: on a map of the Pacific, the symbol
seen here indicates this feature, which shares
its name with a nearby island. John's guess: "What
is the Marianas Trench?"
Correct for $8800.
Daily Double #2: $1200
Didn't You Get Your Invitation? April ($11,000
to Robert's $13,800 and Grace's $4800) goes
$3000. Clue: Westminster Abbey, Nov. 20, 1947.
April's guess: "What is the christening of
Prince Charles?" Correct response: What is
the wedding of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip?
"I should've known that!" Well, you didn't. And
now you're at $8000, BUT there is a silver
lining, as you can see...
Scores as they
stand going to break:
John - $10,800
Robert - $15,000
April - $7200
In round 3, the
winner is guaranteed $30,000, while non-winners
receive $15,000 each. Now if you notice, I said
"as they were going to break." Because of a snap
judgment research from the line judges per a
response in the Back Words category, here are
the scores now...
End of Round:
John - $12,800
Robert - $15,000
April - $11,200
It's no longer
Robert's game to win.
Final Jeopardy! Category: Literary Musical
Theatre. Answer: songs in this 1956 show include
"Oh, Happy We", "You Were Dead, You Know" & "The
Best of All Possible Worlds". Correct response:
What is Candide?
question: What is
Wager: $11,100. Final score: $22,300.
John's question: What is Candide? (RIGHT)
Wager: $9601. Final score: $22,401.
Robert's question: What is Our Town? (WRONG) Wager:
$10,601. Final score: $4399.
decides it again. The game is over for Robert, a
strong contender, as was April. But it's John
Cuthbertson coming from nowhere to win with
another $30,000, giving him a total thus far of
$67,900 and a berth in the Super Six, as he
awaits to face Brad Rutter, Pam Mueller, and
Two more seats.
One of them is filled tomorrow.