Today on Jeopardy!, we have Cameron Kim, Ben Juster, and Laurie Beckoff!
J! round categories:
HARD TO DEFINE
SOLVE FOR x
JUST A WORD BEFORE GOING
Cameron found the Daily Double very early on (JUST A WORD BEFORE GOING $600); scores:
Cameron bet $1000. His clue: A final manifesto attributed to him in 1883 was “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough”. His correct response put him at $1,200.
All 3 players had good gets and buzzes in the opening 15, and the end of the rightmost three categories, the scores sat at:
Cameron’s choice of sports include brooms — he plays both Muggle Quidditch and curling!
Ben’s current employer? Babies ‘R’ Us!
Laurie’s interests include Arthurian legend, after being inpsired by Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings!
The math category seemed to trip up our contestants a little bit!
At the end of 30, the scores were:
DJ! round categories:
19th CENTURY BOOKS & AUTHORS
A couple of Triple Stumpers in “S”PORTS TALK – I’m sure Jeanie got this one at $1600 (To take a tennis match 6-1 6-2 is to “win in” these)
It took awhile for the Daily Doubles to come out; the first one was under 19th CENTURY BOOKS & AUTHORS $2000. It was Cameron’s to play. Scores:
Cameron bet $800. His clue: Between 1872 and 1882 she wrote 6 volumes of “Aunt Jo’s scrap-bag”. Cameron went for “Austen” and fell to $5,400.
KING ME $800 had the final Daily Double. This one was Laurie’s! Scores:
Laurie bet $1,000. We have our second Tweet of the Night:
Laurie’s clue: In 1922 King Victor Emmanuell III refused to proclaim martial law to stop this man’s march on Rome. Laurie’s correct response put her at $6,200.
After one neg, Laurie did well in RHYME TIME to ensure Ben didn’t have a complete lock!
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: SOCIAL MEDIA
FJ! clue: The most retweeted tweet of all time happened on November 6, 2012 & started with “four” & ended with these 2 words
Cameron 5400 + 5400 = 10800
Laurie 8200 + 5200 = 13400
Ben 16400 + 0 = 16400
Ben Juster is our second semifinalist!
Wild Card scores:
Whitney Thompson (Monday winner)
Ben Juster (Tuesday winner)
Laurie Beckoff $13,400
Cameron Kim $10,800
Sarah Stevens $1,400
James Fulwiler $0
I’ll be back tomorrow!