Going For Four

Good morning! Andy with another recap! No pictures again, though…

Today’s contestants: Grace Riley and James Behrens challenging Julia Collins, who has won $53,105 over her first three games!

I discovered Julia’s Twitter account yesterday; she live-tweets the games!

J! round categories:
FILL IN THE MOVIE TITLES
FROM “B” TO “Y”
THE WOMAN WHO WROTE…
IT WAS AN ACCIDENT
THAT EXPLANATION
DOES HOLD WATER

Over the first 15 clues, both challengers had good luck on the buzzer! In face, it was Grace who found the first Daily Double, just before the break, at the bottom of THE WOMAN WHO WROTE!

Scores:

James $3,400
Grace $2,800
Julia $1,200

Grace bet $1,000. Her clue: In 1882, “An Official History of the Red Cross”. Her correct response put her at $3,800 and the show into its first break!

Grace received an invitation to Clinton’s inaugural ball for raising so much money at the age of 12 for his campaign! She didn’t get to go, unfortunately, as her parents didn’t let her skip school! (Her parents must have been Republican.)

Today is Julia’s brother’s birthday! Happy birthday, John!

Coming out of the break, Julia dominated on the buzzer, getting most of the clues, including ACCIDENT $600: It’s the accident that got 78-year-old Texas lawyer Harry Whittington into political news in 2006

At the end of 30, the scores were:

Julia $8,400
Grace $5,000
James $2,400

DJ! round categories:
LEO, THE POPE
STATE OF THE ART
LEGAL MATTERS
WORDS REFASHIONED
SINGAPORE
SITCOM NEIGHBORS

Singapore $400 was a video clue! Made me though that the Daily Double was there. STATE OF THE ART $2000 had the first Daily Double! Julia’s to play, with scores at:

Julia $12,800
Grace $9,400
James $3,200

Julia bet $2,000. Her clue: Degas’ portrait of his American cousin Estelle, who lived there. Julia said New York and fell to $10,800.

LEO $1200 had the final Daily Double. Julia’s to play, with scores at:

Julia $13,200
Grace $8,200
James $3,200

Julia bet $2,000 again. Her clue: Leo XIII’s 25-year reign as Pope was the 3rd-longest in Papal history, following Pius IX & this more recent Pope. Her correct response put her at $15,200.

Over the rest of the round, Julia managed to keep her opponents at bay!

Scores going into Final:

Julia $20,800
James $10,000
Grace $9,400

FJ! category: DIARIES & JOURNALS

FJ! clue: This archaeologist’s diary for Nov. 26, 1922 mentions 2 “ebony-black effigies of a king, gold sandalled”

Grace 9400 + 9400 + 18800
James 10000 – 8801 = 1199
Julia 20800 – 795 = 20005

Julia has won $73,110 over her 4 games!

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. Arthur Chu $297,200 (11 wins)
5. Ben Ingram $176,534 (8 wins)
6. Drew Horwood $138,100 (8 wins)
7. Jared Hall $181,001 (6 wins)
8. Sandie Baker $140,200 (6 wins)
9. Andrew Moore $137,803 (6 wins)
10. Jerry Slowik $121,800 (5 wins)
11. Joshua Brakhage $103,205 (5 wins)
12. Rebecca Rider $101,600 (5 wins)
13. Sarah McNitt $89,398 (5 wins)
14. Rani Peffer $68,701 (5 wins)
15. Mark Japinga $112,600 (4 wins)

16. Mike Lewis $102,800 (4 wins)
17. Julia Collins $73,110 (4 wins)
18. Carlos Ross $89,774 (3 wins)
19. Adam Holquist $76,299 (3 wins)
20. Sara Garnett $75,403 (3 wins)
21. Salvo Candela $66,195 (3 wins)
22. Neal Pollack $60,798 (3 wins)
23. John Anneken $60,112 (3 wins)
24. Tim Anderson $56,001 (3 wins)
25. Stuart Anderson $51,601 (3 wins)
26. Bill Tolany $44,200 (3 wins)

%d bloggers like this: