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GameRecap

Andy here!

Yes, I know this post is slightly behind. But I’m going to still recap both Thursday and Friday!

Thursday’s contestants: Joann Taylor, Dolly Moehrle, Catherine Hardee!

J! round categories:
PLAY CLASSY, SAN DIEGO
TV SHOW PLOT POINTS
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
EAT YOUR VEGGIES
HISTORIC JOB TITLES
BURIED IN THE LEGISLATION (each correct response is made up from letters in the word LEGISLATION)

One clue early on spoke of Doyle and JM Barrie on the same cricket team — there’s a book about it, one of the books I haven’t but want to read! It’s titled “The Authors XI” and you can find it on Amazon!The Authors XI: A Season of English Cricket from Hackney to Hambledon

I was impressed by how quickly Joann kept selecting clues!

The first Daily Double went our champion’s way, under VEGGIES $800! Scores:

Joann $2,400
Catherine $2,200
Dolly $1,600

Catherine bet $2,200. Her clue: Unlike the familiar small red globe variety of this root vegetable, the Daikon type is carrot-shaped & can be 18″ long. Much like myself, Catherine went for “beet” and fell to $0 as the show went to the first break!

Dolly was born on her sister’s 9th birthday! (Her sister wanted a Mickey Mouse watch. She got that for her 30th!)

Back to the game, Catherine did very well to get her score back into contention (Psst: Take that as a lesson, people afraid to bet big early. It’s easy to come back!)

At 30, the scores were:

Joann $6,000
Catherine $5,200
Dolly $2,600

DJ! round categories:
NATIONAL PATRON SAINTS
AMERICANA
“CHAR”MED, I’M SURE
TITLE MOVIE APIRS
HOLD YOUR HORSES
WE’LL GET YOU THERE

There were a couple of times where our players had trouble STAYing CLAM…

The bottom of AMERICANA had the first Daily Double of the round! Catherine played it, with scores at:

Catherine $15,200
Joann $10,000
Dolly $1,800

Catherine bet $4,000. Her clue: Since 1938 this Southern city has been deemed “the city that care forgot”. Her correct response put her at $19,200!

The bottom of HOLD YOUR HORSES had the final Daily Double and Dolly found it taking the final category in reverse order! Scores:

Catherine $22,000
Joann $14,400
Dolly $4,600

Dolly bet $3,000. Her clue: This small breed usually has 23 vertebrae instead of most horses’ 24: the Najd region has a major stud farm. Dolly went for Shetland and fell to $1,600.

Sadly, Dolly negged on the $1,600 clue, meaning she had no money to play Final! I liked her strategic thinking, though!

Scores going into Final:

Catherine $23,200
Joann $15,600
Dolly $0

FJ! category: 20th CENTURY LEADERS

FJ! clue: In May 1980 over 200 leaders from more than 120 countries attended his funeral in Belgrade

Joann 15600 – 15000 = 600
Catherine 23200 + 7601 = 30801

Um…I’m sorry, but that was about as poor as a wager as Catherine could have possibly made. Did she mess up her math?

ToC standings:
Catherine Hardee $58,801 (3 wins)
Bill Cossen $50,602 (3 wins)

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