Three strikes; Sirena’s out

     First, two Coryats from the most recent weekend reruns: originally 1-21-13: 25200 (26200 without negs). The first time I played, my score was 23800 (25000 without negs). And originally 3-28-13: 15200 (16200 without negs). The first time I played, my score was 14200 (18000 without negs).
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Lara Brenckle Malmont
Julia Collins

Sirena Terr

     Julia found the Daily Double in Famous Women.
Julia 400 (One right)
Sirena 0
Lara 200 (One right)
     Instead of wagering 1000 though, Julia wanted to say “Let’s make it a true Daily Double!” This was the clue: “In 1896, this educator became the first woman in Italy to get a medical degree.” I got this right but Julia didn’t.
     By the first break, I was 14/15.
Julia 4600 (7 right)
Sirena 2400 (4 right)
Lara 1000 (One right)
     I liked Sirena’s interview with Trebek but it was way too long. But this was the first of 3 unforgivable offenses. As a result of this interview (I think), Mr. Trebek gave the less-than-a-minute warning with 6 clues left, 5 of those in The Heisman Winner’s School. I really wanted to see if any clues referred to Nebraska but 2 clues were left covered.
Julia 5000 (3 right and one wrong)
Sirena 4400 (3 right)
Lara 3600 (4 right and one wrong)
     Julia found the first Daily Double of Double Jeopardy in The Secretary of War.
Julia 12200 (7 right)
Sirena 4400 (2 right and 2 wrong)
Lara 6800 (2 right)
     Julia wagered 2000 on this clue: “A son of this president worked for Garfield & later became a wealthy corporate lawyer.” Julia knew this immediately.
     I’ve never seen this show but I couldn’t believe that it was a triple-stumper: “In 2003 this Phil Keoghan-hosted reality show won its first Emmy — it would not be the last.”
     This time there were 5 clues left when Mr. Trebek gave the less-than-a-minute warning. The next clue was the Daily Double in To the Exoplanets!, and it was Sirena’s.
Julia 15800 (2 right)
Sirena 5200 (2 right and one wrong)
Lara 6800
     I’m speechless over Sirena’s 200 wager. It makes me so sorry she may have taken the space of someone who really wants to win. Here is the clue: “In 1992 the first exoplanets were found orbiting one of these rotating stars that emit regular bursts of radiation.” Sirena was wrong. She got the next one wrong too and Julia picked it up. The next clue was a triple-stumper, then once again the last 2 clues of the board were left covered.
Julia 17800
Sirena 3000
Lara 6800
     The Final Jeopardy category was Organizations. This was the clue: “The full name of this scholarly group founded after a lecture in 1660 includes ‘of London for improving natural knowledge.'” Sirena couldn’t possibly have given this much thought, considering the length of her “response”: “Shout out to Eric and Daniel Neveloff” with a “<3.” I wonder how long she had that planned. She didn’t wager anything. Lara was wrong too and lost 800. Julia was wrong too and lost 2000.
     My Coryat today was 18200 (20400 without negs). These past several episodes, including the reruns, I’ve had trouble ringing in when I knew the correct response, because I was worried about negging! Today it was “Milky Way” and “John LeCarre.”

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. Julia Collins $261,410 (13 wins)
5. Arthur Chu $297,200 (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
 $44,200 (3 wins)

One year ago: Hagel set
Two years ago: Pool party
Three years ago: [untitled]
Four years ago: Finally, the finale…