Prizes Galore!

Andy here to start off another week of recaps here at TJ!F!

First up, Jeanie has an iTunes gift card to give away! All you have to do is either follow us via email or like us on Facebook and you’ll be eligible to win!

Here are this week’s players!
Brandon Barnes – Park Forest, IL (WLS)
Leah Blumenfeld – Miami, FL (WPLG)
Steve Buechner – Los Angeles, CA (KABC)
James Herman – Washington, DC (WJLA)
Kate Hoffman – East Boston, MA (WBZ)
Lara Brenckle Malmont – Carlisle, PA (WHP)
Ryan Real – Clinton, SC (WLOS)
Sirena Terr – Livingston, NJ (WABC)
Alex Tran – Saint Louis, MO (KSDK)
Clayton Walker – Dallas, TX (KTXA)

And of course, our returning champion:
Julia Collins – Kenilworth, IL (WLS)

Today’s players:

J! Round categories:
___ OF ___

Over the first 15 clues, we saw at least one clue from each category but THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY; all 3 players had some luck on the buzzer, and nobody was running away with the game! Scores after 15:

Julia $3,400
Leah $2,600
James $1,600

Leah has been studying belly dancing for the past five years!

James? He studies “visual perception, specifically the ability to focus on visual parts of the world that we’re not necessarily looking at”, leading to Alex saying “I didn’t understand a word you said!”

The Daily Double was under MARINE BIOLOGY $800. It was James’ to play, with scores at:

Julia $4,200
Lea $2,600
James $1,200

James bet $1,200. His clue: This small fish of the genus hippocampus has no stomach & must eat almost constantly to stay alive. His correct response put him at $2,400!

Coming out of that Daily Double, James had the best buzzer mojo! He and Julia battled for the lead before a couple of negs at the end took James’ score down!

Scores after 30:
Julia $5,000
James $3,400
Leah $3,400

DJ! round categories:

James did well in “ROUND” ‘EM UP, but Julia cleaned up the bottom row of both that and DISNEY FILM VOICES to take a $4,000 lead!

COME AT THE KING $1600 had the first Daily Double; scores were:

Julia $12,600
James $6,200
Leah $5,800

Julia bet $2,600. Her clue: In 336 B.C. a young Macedonian noble named Pausanias killed this king but was killed on the spot himself. She went for Alexander the Great and fell to $10,000.

A clue that made me glad I was blogging and not Jeanie (YOU BEST NOT MISS $1200: This Swiss legend put an arrow in the heart of the local bailiff after not putting one in his son’s head).

Meanwhile, James kept on doing well and retook the lead going into the final category (KABUKI). The $1,200 clue had the Daily Double — a video — and Julia played it with the scores at:

James $12,600
Julia $12,400
Leah $6,200

She bet $2,000. Her clue: Kuroko are kabuki stagehands whose traditional black dress is believed to give them this quality.. Her correct response put her at $14,400!

Over the final two clues, both James and Leah took negs! Scores going into Final:
Julia $16,400
James $11,000
Leah $4,200

FJ! category: BOARD GAMES

FJ! clue: In the classic version of Monopoly, the only 2 improvable properties without Avenue or Place in their names

Leah 4200 + 1402 = 5602
James 11000 – 600 = 10400
Julia 16400 – 5700 = 10700


What it does mean is that Julia is an 11-time champ, thanks to James’ overwager!

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. Julia Collins $231,310 (11 wins)
6. Ben Ingram $176,534 (8 wins)
7. Drew Horwood $138,100 (8 wins)
8. Jared Hall $181,001 (6 wins)
9. Sandie Baker $140,200 (6 wins)
10. Andrew Moore $137,803 (6 wins)
11. Jerry Slowik $121,800 (5 wins)
12. Joshua Brakhage $103,205 (5 wins)
13. Rebecca Rider $101,600 (5 wins)
14. Sarah McNitt $89,398 (5 wins)
15. Rani Peffer $68,701 (5 wins)

16. Mark Japinga $112,600 (4 wins)
17. Mike Lewis $102,800 (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)

We’ll be back tomorrow with another recap!