Andy here for the first time in awhile with a recap!
Salvo Candela is going for Win #4 today; Ryan McLaughlin and Adam Holquist are trying to stop him!
J! round categories:
BIG CITY SUBURBS
THE JACK LONDON READER
PEOPLE MOST BEAUTIFUL COVER GIRLS
We started off in BIG CITY SUBURBS, and Salvo saw the first Daily Double very early on, under the $800 clue! The scores were:
Salvo made it a True Daily Double! His clue: Coral Gables, Hialeah. His immediate correct response put him at $2,000.
Over the first half of the round, Salvo only got in twice more, while Adam got 4 correct and Ryan 4 (to one neg for Ryan). The scores were:
Ryan picked up another two negs coming out of the break, keeping his score down. He did have 5 gets over the final 15 clues of the round, though. Salvo had 2 right, 1 wrong, where Adam had only 3 right, but none wrong!
A sampling of Triple Stumpers (neither of which I got, either!)
PEOPLE MOST BEAUTIFUL COVER GIRLS $1000: She was probably “Up All Night” after making the cover of the 2009 issue
CATTLE CALL $1000: The Hereford breed was introduced to the U.S. in 1817 by this politician, who imported it to his home in Kentucky
By the end of 30, our scores were:
DJ! round categories:
CONFUSING WORD PAIRS
Here are two key clues:
PRETTY COLORS $400: Completes the name of colossal canine Clifford, who celebrated his 50th birthday in 2012
DEFENSE ABBREV. $1600: APC: These, like the M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle
I presented those two, as they were the only two that Salvo got right in the round! A very unusual performance by a 3-time defending champion!
After getting DEFENSE ABBREV. $1600, Salvo switched out of the category. To MEXICAN HISTORY $400. Sigh. Adam went back and found the Daily Double at $2000. Scores were:
Adam bet $3,000. His clue: NPT: This type of treaty that aims to stop the spread of weapons. His correct response put him at $18,000!
Ryan got to play the final Daily Double, under BALLET $1600 — the penultimate clue of the Double Jeopardy! round (one $2,000 clue to play): The scores were:
Ryan bet just $2,000. Sigh. His clue: 4 Indian ballerinas were featured in “Four Moons”, a 1967 ballet commemorating the 60th anniversary of its statehood. A correct response from Ryan put him at $19,600, but gave Adam an opening, which he nearly was able to take advantage of! Adam negged the final $2,000 clue. In total, Ryan picked up 14 in Double Jeopardy and Adam 11 over the entire round. Scores going into FJ!:
FJ! category: THE TONY AWARDS
FJ! clue: Winner of Best Play in 1949, it’s the only play to win the Best Revival Tony 3 different times
Salvo 3200 + 3200 = 6400
Adam 16800 + 10300 = 27100
Ryan 19600 – 14100 – 5500
So, Ryan’s now the champion, and the ToC standings from yesterday don’t change! Jeanie will have tomorrow’s blog; see you Friday!