Andy here with a recap of Wednesday’s quarterfinal! It’s always fun during tournament time; the contestants are all on Twitter to follow! It’s a lot better than J! Board, to be honest!
Mark your calendars for July 31st at 7:30 PM Eastern, as we’ll be having a Google Hangout while we watch the show!
Alex commented on the two rightmost contestants that he has shoes older than those two. I’m pretty sure as well that I’ve been doing trivia longer than those two have been alive as well! Ugh. I feel old.
J! round categories:
TAKING A VIDEO GAME BREAK
ICI ON PARLE FRANCAIS
The first Daily Double came out very early on; at the bottom of FRANCAIS! William got to play it; scores:
William bet $600. His clue: Rue a sens unique is this type of street His correct response doubled his score!
William did rather well in VIDEO GAMES; by the time we got to the first break, the scores were:
William had an embarrassing moment during his first confession; the priest left his microphone on and the whole congregation heard!
Eileen is a big fan of old typewriters; the noise of it bothers her family, though!
Nikki has spent time all around the world; her father works in banking, and that’s where her father’s job took him!
Back to the game, Nikki and William had the best luck on the buzzer! Eileen got in a couple of times as well. Scores after 30:
DJ! round categories:
10 YEARS AGO: 2004
HITS & MISSES
JOBS IN ART
William continued his strong work on the buzzer; William definitely proved that he deserved to be there! He got to play the first Daily Double at the bottom of EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY! Scores:
He bet $2,000. His clue: In north-central Italy, you’ll find another country altogether, the tiny republic of this. William went for Vatican City and fell to $8,800.
His very next selection, 2004 $1200, had the other Daily Double! He bet $2,000 again. His clue: At the Democratic National Convention, these 2 Johns got the nod as the 2004 ticket. He went for McCain as Kerry’s running mate and his score fell to $6,800.
William’s pair of misses didn’t faze him at all, he continued his strong play! In fact, with a category and a half to play, William had regained a lock game. Nikki did manage to get back within 50% before the end of the round, though!
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: LITERARY HEROINES
FJ! clue: Fittingly, this character’s named for a plant also known as Arrowhead that belongs to the genius Sagittaria
Eileen 1400 + 1399 = 2799
Nikki 11000 – 8200 = 2800
William 15200 + 1000 = 16200
Wild Card standings:
Cooper Lair (Monday winner)
Selena Groh (Tuesday winner)
William Golden (Wednesday winner)
1. Jeff Xie $19,000
2. Kat Deabill $14,000
3. Erin Christopher $9,000
4. Nikki Airi $2,800
5. Eileen Bunch $2,799
6. Josiah Takang -$2,800
I’ll be back in 24 hours with another recap!