|Anne Fritz, an executive director from Memphis, TN/span>
||Kevin Stanley, a writer and poet from Decatur, GA
||Ken Jennings,a software engineer from Salt Lake City, UT (5-day total: $156,000)
In the introduction, Alex made reference to the then-recent rule change allowing “Sky’s the Limit!”:
If this were last year, Ken Jennings would have said good-bye to us after our last program. He would have won $156,000 after five victories, and he would stand in the sidelines and wait for the Tournament of Champions. But this year, we’ve allowed our champions to keep going as long as they keep winning. So, he’s trying for a sixth victory today. Kevin and Anne are here to stop him.
J! round catgories: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN; MOVIE ROLES; MUSEUMS; A GREEN CATEGORY; 1969; GOING “SOFT” ON US, EH?
Ken went out in this game like gangbusters! He gave 21 correct responses in this round, including 4/5 in MOVIE ROLES, MUSEUMS, A GREEN CATEGORY, and GOING “SOFT” and 3/5 in 1969.
After 30, the scores were: Ken $12,600 Kevin $2,800 Anne $2,400
DJ! round categories: SCOTLAND; CIRQUE DU SOLEIL; THE ANCIENTS SPEAK; SHOW TIME; SOUL FOOD; THE “L” WORD
Ken was motoring along nicely, holding a $15,400-$4,400-$4,400 lead early in Double Jeopardy, when he did something that he had never done before: He missed a Daily Double. It was under SCOTLAND for $800 (In Scotland lochs are lakes & these are wide bays into which most of Scotland’s rivers flow. He said “forths” instead of “firths”) and it cost him $4,600. While it brought the two challengers back into the game, both Kevin and Ann took some negs onto the way into the house, and once Ken got the train rolling again, it was another runaway for the SLC software engineer. He did got 3/5 in CIRQUE DU SOLEIL and SHOW TIME, though!
Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:
Final Jeopardy! category: FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
Final Jeopardy! clue: In a last-minute change in his manuscript, Charles Dickens renamed Little Fred this
Who is Tiny Tim?
Anne 1200 + 1200 = 2400
Kevin 4400 + 4400 = 8800
Ken 18800 + 6200 = 25000 (6-day total: $181,000)
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Ken’s interview in this game spoke of a then-recent trip he had taken to Beijing (his wife’s parents lived for awhile in the city). He visited the location where Chairman Mao was embalmed.
Ken’s stats through 6 games:
192 correct (35 today, including Final)
11 incorrect (2 today)
8/9 on Daily Doubles
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
51.75% in first on buzzer
Average Coryat Score: $26,400
5 correct responses in a category: 4 times
4 correct responses in a category: 16 times
3 correct responses in a category: 19 times
(contestant photo credit: j-archive.com)
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