Andy here with one more recap before we move onto the 80s Decades Tournament and the College Championship!
And the obligatory explanation:
And the people who got it on Twitter:
It has been awhile since my father has cheered against a contestant louder than he has cheered against Arthur. He absolutely hates jumping around the board. I can see why somebody would do it, but it really does keep viewers at home from getting into a category rhythm, and it makes it tough for me to keep track of things when blogging!
Arthur’s opponents were the first in on the buzzer to start! SHAKESPEAREAN SPELLING BEE $400 had the round’s Daily Double, and Tarn found it very early on! Scores:
Tarn bet $1,000. Her clue: Lear’s virtuous daughter. Her correct spelling put her at $2,000!
By the first break, most of the $1000 clues had been taken. All 3 players had had buzzer luck and we had a pretty good game going! Scores:
Apparently Arthur takes part in an event called “Shakespeare Open Mic” where all of the actors get drunk and read a Shakespeare play with randomly assigned parts.
Coming out of the break, Don had the best time on the buzzer, though he forgot a couple of times that he needed to spell his answers in Shakespeare!
At the end of 30, the scores were:
DJ! round categories:
PLANTS & TREES
IN THE NATIONAL PARK
CANADIAN BODIES OF WATER (awesome!)
A “CY” OF RELIEF
31 DAYS OF OSCAR
Tarn went to CANADIAN BODIES OF WATER. I like that! Meanwhile, Arthur went straight for the bottom of the board! Tarn then joined him in his search for the Daily Double! He eventually found the first one under CANADIAN BODIES OF WATER $2000 after mowing down much of the high valued stuff! Scores:
Arthur bet clue value. His clue: About 200 miles wide at its narrowest point, the Davis Strait separates this largest Canadian island and Greenland. His correct response put him at $20,800.
Puzzlingly, Arthur went to the $400 clues with a Daily Double still out. Did he forget that there were two of them? Thus, it was Tarn who played the final one, under EPONYMOUS AIRPORTS $1200. Scores:
Tarn went $5,200. I might have gone higher. Her clue: There’s an Alexander The Great Airport in this former Yugoslav Republic. Her correct response put her at $16,000!
Scores going into Final:
Will Arthur’s indifference about the final Daily Double cost him?
FJ! category: INVENTORS
FJ! clue: In an 1854 demonstration he said, “Cut the rope”; he invention kicked in, then he said, “All safe, gentlemen”
Don 7200 + 7200 = 14400
Tarn 18000 – 12000 = 600
Arthur 28000 – 8000 = 20000
So Arthur survives another day! He’ll be back in 3 weeks! Jeanie will have a bit of a preview of the Battle of the Decades as well!
1. John Pearson (November 2013 Teacher’s Champion)
2. Jim Coury (May 2013 College Champion)
3. Ben Ingram $176,534 (8 wins)
4. Drew Horwood $138,100 (8 wins)
5. Jared Hall $181,001 (6 wins)
6. Andrew Moore $137,803 (6 wins)
7. Jerry Slowik $121,800 (5 wins)
8. Joshua Brakhage $103,205 (5 wins)
9. Rebecca Rider $101,600 (5 wins)
10. Sarah McNitt $89,398 (5 wins)
11. Rani Peffer $68,701 (5 wins)
12. Mark Japinga $112,600 (4 wins)
13. Arthur Chu $102,800 (4 wins)
14. Mike Lewis $102,800 (4 wins)
15. Carlos Ross $89,774 (3 wins)
16. Adam Holquist $76,299 (3 wins)
17. Sara Garnett $75,403 (3 wins)
18. Salvo Candela $66,195 (3 wins)
19. Neal Pollack $60,798 (3 wins)
20. John Anneken $60,112 (3 wins)
21. Tim Anderson $56,001 (3 wins)
22. Stuart Anderson $51,601 (3 wins)
23. Bill Tolany $44,200 (3 wins)