Crisis Averted

Andy here with another recap! I know I’m probably a few days behind with this news as I don’t check JBoard as often as I should, but it sounds as if Chicago’s invitations for auditions have gone out! I was on a date last night and my date casually mentioned that the friend of a friend had been invited for Chicago. My heart skipped about three beats as I fully expected her to say Detroit! Crisis averted.

That being said? If you hear that Detroit auditions have come out…please tell me! Even though the best way of telling me would be via an email from the Contestant Department!

Today’s contestants: Myfanwy Davies and Padraic Connelly battling Arthur Chu! Arthur has won $123,600 over 5 days thus far! Will he make it 6?

Some Twitter snark:

J! round categories:
HISTORIC CARS (from the Petersen Automotive Museum)

Arthur started by hunting all over the board! Can we go back to the era where technological limitations forced contestants to take video categories in order? No Daily Double was found and by the time the first break rolled around, the bottom two rows were just about taken out! Scores:

Arthur $5,600
Myfanwy $3,800
Padraic -$800

No surprise for someone who is Welsh, but Myfanwy has sung in many Welsh choirs, both in Ottawa-only groups, and North American-wide ones!

Padraic, while on a cruise ship for a year, took part in a cruise ship rendition of “Hairspray”; one of his costumes was a bunch of grapes and vines!

Arthur’s wife commissioned a theme song for an imaginary sitcom: “Arthur Knows Everything”. It certainly seems that way after five days!

The only clue on the bottom two rows not called for in the first segment: HISTORIC CARS $800. Guess where the Daily Double was! It was Arthur’s to play, and the scores sat at:

Arthur $6,000
Myfanwy $3,800
Padraic -$800

Arthur went for the True Daily Double! Wow. His clue: Inspired by the ’56 Packard, The 1962 Chaika was a favorite of Nikita Khrushchev, who owned one himself and gave one as a present to this first cosmonaut.. His correct response put him at $12,000 — and both opponents now need to move into catch-up mode.

By the end of the round, the scores sat at:
Arthur $15,000
Myfanwy $3,800
Padraic $200

DJ! round categories:

Neither Myfanwy nor Padraic seemed to have any interest in searching for the Daily Doubles. Some amusement came in when Myfanwy jumped in in front of Padraic on the Hairspray clue in MOVIE MUSICALS! However, once Arthur got control of the board, his first selection of the round — OBSERVATORIES $2000 — netted him the first Daily Double of the round!

Arthur $15,800
Myfanwy $6,600
Padraic $3,000

Arthur bet $5,000. His clue: Since 1999 a green laser has been beamed into the sky from this observatory to mark the Prime Meridian. Arthur gave a rather cringe-worthy pronouciation but got the money! He went to $20,800.

A Twitter comment:

Arthur found the second Daily Double a few clues later under 2013 BESTSELLERS $2000. Scores:

Arthur $22,800
Myfanwy $6,600
Padraic $3,000

Arthur bet $5,000. Clue: The nonfiction book about these title men tells how art historians & museum curators saved art from Nazi looting. Arthur went for “The Resistance” and fell to $17,800. Is it just me or did the authors of this work miss a trick by not making an Inglorious Basterds reference in the title?

Arthur did give his opponents a chance to get back in the game, and then his opponents selected clues as though there was a third Daily Double on the board! Arthur did get most of the clues on the way back to the clubhouse, though, to get his score nearly to $30,000!

Scores going into Final:
Arthur $29,400
Myfanwy $9,800
Padraic $3,400

FJ! category: BUSINESS (Even the writers know it’s the Great Equalizer. If only Arthur didn’t have a lock.)

FJ! clue: “The Everything Store” is a book about this company that in 2012 was home to 1% of all North American Internet Traffic

Padraic 3400 + 1119 = 4519
Myfanwy 9800 + 9000 = 18800
Arthur 29400 + 5000 = 34400 (6-day total, $158,000.)

ToC update:

1. John Pearson (November 2013 Teacher’s Champion)
2. Jim Coury (May 2013 College Champion)
3. Terry O’Shea (February 2014 College Champion)
4. Ben Ingram $176,534 (8 wins)
5. Drew Horwood $138,100 (8 wins)
6. Jared Hall $181,001 (6 wins)
7. Arthur Chu $158,000 (6 wins)
8. Andrew Moore $137,803 (6 wins)
9. Jerry Slowik $121,800 (5 wins)
10. Joshua Brakhage $103,205 (5 wins)
11. Rebecca Rider $101,600 (5 wins)
12. Sarah McNitt $89,398 (5 wins)
13. Rani Peffer $68,701 (5 wins)
14. Mark Japinga $112,600 (4 wins)
15. Mike Lewis $102,800 (4 wins)

16. Carlos Ross $89,774 (3 wins)
17. Adam Holquist $76,299 (3 wins)
18. Sara Garnett $75,403 (3 wins)
19. Salvo Candela $66,195 (3 wins)
20. Neal Pollack $60,798 (3 wins)
21. John Anneken $60,112 (3 wins)
22. Tim Anderson $56,001 (3 wins)
23. Stuart Anderson $51,601 (3 wins)
24. Bill Tolany $44,200 (3 wins)

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