Quick Recap – September 29, 2015

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Today’s contestants:

Alan Sherman, a freelance political consultant from Mountain View, CA
Cam Hoang, an attorney from Minneapolis, MN
Matt Jackson, a paralegal from Washington, DC(2-day champ, $51,200)

After being very dominant in his first two games, will he win his third? Anything can happen in a game of Jeopardy!…

The opening category — FRUITS AND VEGETABLES — looked like it gave our contestants today ptomaine poisoning (see what I did there? eh?)

We had another Daily Double in an “X in Spanish” category – I still feel bad for Kaya and her Daily Double last April! Matt got this one, though – COUNTRIES IN SPANISH (Reino Unido)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:
Matt $26,600
Alan $10,200
Cam $3,200

Final Jeopardy! category: EUROPEAN MUSEUMS

Final Jeopardy! clue: In one of her last official acts before abdicating, Queen Beatrix reopened this museum after a 10-year renovation

Cam 3200 + 3100 = 6300
Alan 10200 + 3773 = 13973
Matt 26600 + 3400 = 30000 (3-day champion, $81,200)

Now that he’s in the field, do we think that he’s a favorite in the Tournament of Champions?

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)