Andy here with the recap of the third and final semifinal!
Roger still seemed really nervous; he seemed to be blanking and taking more than usual negs! That definitely kept Pam and Colby in the game!
VULGATE BIBLE $600 had the first Daily Double, it was Colby who found it after hunting around! Scores:
Colby went for the True Daily Double. His clue: A New Testament Guy: “Jacobi”. Colby went for Jacob and fell to $0.
At the first break, the scores sat at:
Roger’s been invited to dinners and baby showers thanks to his appearances on Jeopardy!, and Pam’s mother still gets panic attacks thanks to the Jeopardy! think music!
Getting back to the game, the pace picked up and the negs weren’t happening as frequently! After 30 clues, the scores sat at:
DJ! round categories:
THEY DID THE MATH
ADVERBS IN SONGS
THE LOVELY GERMAN LANGUAGE
WORLD LITERATURE $1200 was Pam’s first selection. It had the Daily Double! Pam, saying she’d never had this opportunity before, went for the True Daily Double! Her clue: In Ariosto’s chivalric romance “Orlando Furioso”, Orlando is this great king’s nephew. Her correct response put her at $5,600 and into the lead!
Meanwhile, Roger still seemed nervous and took negs which kept his score quite low! However, PRESIDENTIAL FIRSTS $2000 had the final Daily Double, and he got to play it! Scores:
Roger, claiming facetiously that he’d never done it before, also went for the True Daily Double!
His clue: He was Commander-In-Chief the first time the U.S. formally declared war. His correct response put him at $6,400!
The Daily Double seemed to get Roger out of his funk as well, as he went a number of clues without taking a neg! That being said, he did get enough correct to ensure he had the lead! Colby got the final $2,000 to ensure all three players had a hope going into Final!
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: NAMES ON THE MAP
FJ! clue: Visited by Jacques Cartier in 1534, it was later renamed for Queen Victoria’s father, the Duke of Kent
(I got this one, but I wasn’t 100% sure I was right, either. Of course, being Canadian helped.)
Pam 7200 – 5605 = 1595
Colby 11600 – 7501 = 4099
Roger 18000 – 5201 = 12799
So, we have a final of Ken, Brad, and Roger — I can’t wait!
My predictions? It’ll all depend on if Roger can calm his nerves! He hasn’t done a good job of that so far — and that will be the difference between this being a two horse race and a three horse race!
The Battle of the Decades site has an excellent “tale of the tape” — including Coryat Scores, as Keith Williams and Ryan Vickers pointed out to Jeanie and myself!
We’ll have the recap of Game 1 of the finals tomorrow — see you then!