So far, no one has entered my giveaway of Chuck Forrest’s book Secrets of the Jeopardy! Champions. All you have to do is sign up for the Summer Hiatus Challenge on the Jeopardy! message boards, and leave a comment here telling me you did. (And please play the Challenge, of course!) I’m having a good time playing, and I think I’m doing at least okay on it. I’m listed as 84th of 129 after Day 1, but that doesn’t take into consideration that they thought I “clammed” (didn’t respond at all) on a question when in fact I’d gotten it wrong. BUT (I’d like to think it is because I am new), I didn’t realize when I responded to that first day’s clues that if I opted not to answer, it wouldn’t hurt my score. So I guessed on every question but one, even if I knew I was wrong, and that cost me 6 points. (This sounds a little familiar!) My ranking sounds bad, but, before adjusting my score, I was two places ahead of a former Tournament of Champions finalist on the real show, that I really respect and admire. I wish I had known about the Challenge in previous years. It makes the summer break from the show much easier to take. No Jeopardy! fan should miss it.
Finally, I see there are two Jeopardy Challengers available on eBay right now! Now I don’t know ANYTHING about the sellers or these particular items, so I don’t take any responsibility if something’s wrong. But if you want a Challenger, now may be your chance.