One note before we get started: We’ll have Drew Scheeler’s recap of the Experts up soon!
Andy here and the College Championship has begun!
The 15 contestants this week:
Julia Sprangers, University of Wisconsin/Madison
Jed Silver, Tufts University
Hannah Shoenhard, Scripps
Daniel Donohue, Northwestern University
Kristen Jolley, Georgia Institute Of Technology
Jim Coury, Georgetown University
Taylor Roth, Baylor University
Paige Radtke, University of CO @ Boulder
Trevor Walker, MIT
Jack Houston, Azusa Pacific University
Bill Driscoll, Stanford
Cindy Cammarn, Bowdoin College
Laura Rigge, Wellesley College
Forrest Farjadian, University of Tulsa
Uli Nishanth, Washington University
Our three players went into ROCKS & MINERALS, POETRY, CELEBS, and HOMOPHONES first; by the end of 15 clues, the scores were:
Amusing Triple Stumper at the bottom of QUIRKY NEWS: TV viewers were warned of zombies rising from their graves when this warning system, EAS for short, was hacked in 2013
The Daily Double finally came out on the 29th clue of the round! Hannah got to play it (a video clue) at CONSTITUTION USA $800: Scores were:
Hannah bet $1,200. Her clue: A New London, Connecticut fight over this, government power to take private property, ended with land seized and nothing built. Hannah’s correct response put her at $5,400.
At the end of the J! round, the scores were:
DJ! round categories:
I JUST “ATE”
THIS IS HUGE
THAT’S WHAT CHE SAID
The first Daily Double in the round came out early, at EUROPEAN CITIES $1600. Scores were:
Hannah bet $2,400. Her clue: This Bavarian city traces its origins to a Benedictine monestary at Tegernsee. The correct answer was the best guess I could come up with, and Hannah said the same thing! Her score moved to $10,400.
Jed kept up picking up $2,000 clues and moved up nicely! He also played the final Daily Double, under THIS IS HUGE $1600! Scores were:
Jed bet $3,000. His clue: A synonym for “huge” starts the name of this model of large-screen TV developed by Sony & seen in stadiums. His instant correct response put him at $10,400.
Julia did well in MOVIE VILLAINS, except for the $2,000 clue, which Jed picked up (Surprise, surprise!)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:
FJ! category: STATE QUARTERS
FJ! clue: The back of the quarter for this state is the only one that features a monarch
Julia 10200 + 6200 = 16400
Jed 14800 – 5601 = 9199
Hannah 18400 + 8000 = 26400
Wild card standings:
Monday’s winner: Hannah Shoenhard
1. Julia Sprangers $16,400
2. Jed Silver $9,199
I’ll be back with another recap tomorrow!