The Dog Ate It

Andy’s back, and so is Arthur Chu!

This week’s contestants:
Sofi Albizuri
Padraic Connelly
Myfanway Davies
Semret Lemma
Josh McIlvain
Stephen Mellis
Chris Sanchez
Lindsey Stallings
Clair Tuley
Dawn Volmert

battling defending champion Arthur Chu!

Today’s contestants:

Remember, Josh is doing a Q&A with Jeanie! Let us know if you have any questions you’d like her to ask!

J! round categories:
PLANET FILL-IN
DON’T SONGS
GROUP NAMES OF ANIMALS
COMIC STRIPS IN OTHER WORDS
WHAT DO I STAND FOR?
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY

Both Josh and Sofi got out to an excellent start in this game, and as it turns out, all 3 players decided to start categories in the lower valued clues by the middle of the round! Sofi found the Daily Double under WHAT DO I STAND FOR $1000. Scores:

Sofi $3,600
Josh $2,600
Arthur $1,000

Sofi bet $3,000. Her clue: In BVI, including Tortola. Sofi named the V, and fell to $600.. It seemed to really knock the wind out of Sofi’s sails.

By the first break, the scores sat at:
Josh $2,800
Arthur $2,600
Sofi $600

At his retirement, Josh had a speech sprung upon him. In front of a bunch of teachers, his amusing one liner: “I had a speech prepared, but the dog ate it!”

Sofi is a lifelong New York Rangers fan. Her favourite player? Rod Gilbert!

Arthur once volunteered as a costumed character at the White House at Hallowe’en. Apparently he shook Obama’s hand in a gory zombie glove. It was awkward.

The second half of the round seemed to drag on quite a bit! We did get through all 30 clues, though! Scores:

Arthur $4,800
Josh $4,600
Sofi $2,600

DJ! round categories:
WRITERS HATIN’ ON WRITERS
OSCAR BEST PICTURE PARTIAL MARQUEES
ASIAN CAPITALS
A PROPER BRITISH BURIAL
“BED”
BREAKFAST

Sofi seemed to be shocked each time she got a question right, and took a very long time to select a clue!

OSCAR BEST PICTURE PARTIAL MARQUEES had the Daily Double at its bottom. Arthur got to play it, with scores at:

Arthur $9,600
Josh $5,800
Sofi $3,000

Arthur bet $5,000. I probably would have bet all $9,600 in Arthur’s position.

His clue: ??? QUIET ?? ??? ??????? ????? (The third Best Picture winner). Arthur’s correct response put him at $14,600!

The Arthur train kept motoring along during this round. I’m surprised that WRITERS HATIN’ ON WRITERS $1600 didn’t have the Daily Double! It was under ASIAN CAPITALS $800 instead! And yes, Arthur got to play it. Scores:

Arthur $23,400
Sofi $7,000
Josh $5,400

Arthur bet $5,000. Clue: This capital is named for a religion. Another correct response put him at $28,400.

With Sofi stalling, I am absolutely shocked that we made it through all of the clues today!

Scores going into Final:
Arthur $30,800
Sofi $7,000
Josh $5,800

FJ! category: 19th CENTURY PEOPLE

FJ! clue: Frederick Douglass said this man’s “zeal in the cause of my race was far greater than mine”

Josh 5800 – 5800 = 0
Sofi 7000 – 7000 = 0
Arthur 30800 – 10000 = 20800

Arthur has now won Game #5! I’ll be back tomorrow for the recap of his sixth!

It’s really tough to find Tweets of the Night when you have people retweeting half of the snark! It’s pretty annoying, if you ask me!

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. Andrew Moore $137,803 (6 wins)
8. Arthur Chu $123,600 (5 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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