I’ll take STRATEGICAL BLINDNESS for $800, please…

Matt Eichenbaum and Mona Miller are your two challengers for Adam Holquist, who has a 3-day total of $76,299! So many 3 time champions since the last Tournament! Will Adam make it four wins?

J! round categories:
ENTERTAINING FOOD & DRINK
GO “APE”
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHIC AKAs
BLANKING ON THE BIBLE
THE RICH MAN’S…
THE POOR MAN’S

It was Matt who played the first Daily Double, under GEOGRAPHIC AKAs $800, on the 10th clue of the game! The scores were:

Adam $2,400
Mona $1,000
Matt $1,000

Matt bet $1,000. His clue: Old maps used “Natolia” to denote the eastern part of what’s now this country. Matt took awhile, but came up with the correct response! His score went to $2,000.

Matt kept his roll going over some clues in THE RICH MAN’S…, leading to scores at the opening break of:

Matt $4,800
Adam $2,400
Mona $1,200

I feel as though at least one contestant a week tells their “how I proposed/was proposed to” story. Does anyone disagree? Today’s was Matt.

As we moved through the Jeopardy! round, it felt as though we saw Mona less and less ringing in, and Matt and Adam ringing in more and more.

The contestants took the final category, BLANKING ON THE BIBLE, in reverse order, and the $200 clue was left unplayed! Scores at the end of 29:

Matt $6,400
Adam $3,200
Mona $2,800

DJ! round categories:
AUTHORESS! AUTHORESS!
MUSICIAN MOVIE SUBJECTS
HISTORICAL BLINDNESS
THE WAR OF 1812
“G” PLUS 3
HANOI (appears to be presented by Jimmy)

HISTORICAL BLINDNESS $800 saw the Daily Double. Mona got to play it on the 9th clue of the round, with the scores as follows:

Matt $8,000
Adam $4,000
Mona $2,800

Mona bet $2,000. Her clue: The modern guide dog movement began in this country with WWI veterans being shepherded around. “Shepherded” was a big clue, and Mona picked up on it to move to $4,800!

MUSICIAN MOVIE SUBJECTS $1600 was a Triple Stumper: 2011: “Never Say Never”. I got that one…

Next up (WAR OF 1812 $800): On April 27, 1813 American forces captured York, the capital of Upper Canada; today York is known by this name. Responses of Ottawa and Montreal disappointed me greatly.

The final Daily Double was under THE WAR OF 1812 $1600. 7 clues left, the scores at this point were:

Matt $13,200
Mona $7,600
Adam $6,800

Adam bet just $3,000. His clue: This Washington attorney was held prisoner about a British ship in mid-September 1814. His incorrect response (of John Jay) put him at $3,800.

The minute-to-go warning came right after the Daily Double, and 3 clues went unplayed (all of them video!). Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:

Matt $13,200
Mona $7,600
Adam $3,400

FJ! category: PHYSICISTS

FJ! clue: In Oct. 14, 1992, particle detector inventor Georges Charpak became the last man in physics to achieve this honor alone

Adam 3400 + 3395 = 6795
Mona 7600 + 5600 = 13200
Matt 13200 + 12297 = 25497

I’m not entirely sure what Matt was thinking with that bet, to be honest…it introduced a lot of unnecessary risk!

It means Adam’s run is finished, though! We’ll be back next week with five more recaps! See you then!

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