Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

GameRecap

Recap of December 30, 2014:

Today’s players: Dan Eling, Marcia Kuipers, Vaughn Winchell

J! round categories:
A CATEGORY WITH REVERENDS
THE “OQ” CORRAL
RIBBONS
HISTORY
WRITTEN BY
THE WINNERS

Scores at the first break:
Vaughn: $3,400
Dan: $2,000
Marcia: $1,800

Marcia had an interesting story: her father cut an unseen trapdoor in the kitchen floor and hid two Jews under the kitchen floor for the duration of World War II.

THE WINNERS $800 had the first Daily Double; Dan played it, with the following scores:

Vaughn: $3,400
Dan: $2,400
Marcia: $1,200

Dan bet $1,200. His clue: It was the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture His correct response put him at $3,600!

After the J! round, the scores were:
Dan: $5,000
Vaughn: $4,400
Marcia: $4,200

DJ! round categories:
THINGS TO DO & SEE IN ISRAEL
THE LADIES WHO LAUNCH
NATIONALLY CLAIMED
EARTHLY QUOTES
11-LETTER WORDS
TELEVISION FOR SHORT

A surprising Triple Stumper, at least to me: TELEVISION FOR SHORT $1200: This celeb-obsessed show got its name from a zone with a 30 mile radius used to monitor film shoots — this could have been in Stupid Answers, even!

The Daily Doubles stayed hidden for a long time! The first one came out on the 25th clue, 11 LETTER WORDS $1200! Scores:

Vaughn $14,800
Dan $11,800
Marcia $9,000

Marcia bet just $3,000. Her clue: It’s the term for someone who collects pieces of eight, Venetian ducats or Confederate half-dollars. Her correct response put her at $12,000.

Marcia decided she’d rather go over and finish 11-LETTER WORDS, handing the final Daily Double over to Vaughn on a platter (it was at LAUNCH $1600). Scores:

Vaughn $18,400
Marcia $13,200
Dan $11,800

Vaughn bet $200. His clue: Let’s be clear — it’s the last name of Shannon, inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2014. He had no answer, leading to scores going into Final of:

Vaughn: $18,200
Marcia: $13,200
Dan: $11,800

FJ! category: ROYALTY

FJ! clue: He was the last English monarch to die in battle

Dan 11800 + 11798 = 23598
Marcia 13200 + 10500 = 23700
Vaughn 18200 + 8201 = 26401

ToC standings:
1. Vaughn Winchell $66,502 (3 wins)
2. Alexander Persaud $61,000 (3 wins)
3. Ryan Alley $56,800 (3 wins)
4. Shane Curtis $42,001 (3 wins)

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