The Last Qualifiers

GameRecap

Andy here again with the recap of Quarterfinal #5!

Remember that our next Live Panel is tomorrow evening; to the panelists: we convene at about 8 PM Eastern and will start by 8:30 PM!

Today’s last 3 quarterfinalists: Jay Singleton, Kate La Riviere-Gagner, and Adam Elkana-Hale!

J! round categories:
EUROPE IN LATIN
HOME FURNISHINGS
BAD POETRY ABOUT POETS
FROM BOOK TO FILM
AMERICANA
TIME FOR “T”

Adam did quite well on the buzzer over the first 15 clues! Scores at the first break:
Adam $3,600
Kate $1,000
Jay $0

Jay connected Alex Trebek to Kevin Bacon in 3 movies; Alex was in “White Men Can’t Jump” with Woody Harrelson who was in “The Hunger Games” with Donald Sutherland” who was in “JFK” with Kevin Bacon.

Back to the game, the Daily Double was at the bottom of BAD POETRY ABOUT POETS! Kate played it, with scores at:
Adam $5,000
Kate $3,400
Jay $1,200

Kate bet $1,600. Her clue: “My big number is 600 / somehow I rhymed it with “blunder’d” / As a rhyme, not very cool / But they teach my stuff in school!”. Kate went for Shakespeare, and she fell to $1,800.

After 30, the scores were:
Adam $6,400
Kate $2,800
Jay $1,800

DJ! round categories:
THE MIDDLE AGES
THEY NAMED A SCHOOL FOR ME!
8-LETTER WORDS
OFFICIAL STATE SYMBOLS
REPTILES
NON-BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN

Surprise, surprise — MIDDLE AGES $1600 had a Daily Double. It was the first category played and Adam got to bet on the clue! Scores:

Adam $7,600
Jay $3,000
Kate $2,800

Adam bet $3,000. His clue: In the craft guilds of the Middle Ages, these craftsmen came between masters & apprentices. His correct response put him at $10,600!

Kate got to the final Daily Double under STATE SYMBOLS $2000! Scores:

Adam $16,200
Jay $5,800
Kate $5,600

Kate bet $1,400. Her clue: Indiana’s official state river, it’s also in the title of the state song. Kate went for Swanee and fell to $4,200.

Scores going into Final:
Adam $17,000
Kate $9,000
Jay $8,600

FJ! category: SHAKESPEARE

FJ! clue: After England, more Shakespeare plays are set in this present-day country than any other

Jay 8600 – 8600 = 0
Kate 9000 + 9000 = 18000
Adam 17000 + 1001 = 18001

Semifinalists:
Colin O’Grady (Monday winner)
Lydia Cuffman (Tuesday winner)
Eric Hack (Wednesday winner)
Jennifer Giles (Thursday winner)
Adam Elkana-Hale (Friday winner)
1. Kate La Riviere-Gagner $18,000
2. Erin McLaughlin $12,600
3. Mary Bayer $9,000
4. Cathy Farrell $4,600

5. MaryLou McKenna $3,000
6. Martha Jackson $400
7. Michael Jones $0 ($9,200)
8. Jay Singleton $0 ($8,600)
9. Chris Grinvalds $0 ($8,400)
10. Tracy Alexander -$1,600

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