Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 5, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Terrie Trebilcock, a high school history & economics teacher from Glen Rock, PA
Tenaya Snider, a 10th grade English teacher from Tucson, AZ
Peter Buchholz, a 6th grade U.S. History and Language Arts teacher from Minneapolis, MN

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Peter $17,000
Terrie $7,800
Tenaya $5,600

Final Jeopardy! category: 19TH CENTURY AMERICANS

Final Jeopardy! clue: In 1855 he wrote, “The public appears disposed to be amused even when they are conscious of being deceived”

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Who is P. T. Barnum? (Tenaya had no response; Terrie went for Mark Twain)



Tenaya 5600 – 5000 = 600
Terrie 7800 – 6500 = 1300
Peter 17000 + 0 = 17000

Semifinalists & Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Chris Tempro
Tuesday: Jason Sterlacci
Wednesday: Jill Gilbert
Thursday: Peter Buchholz

1. Lauren Gilmore $11,000 ($9,200)
2. Nicole Throckmorton $5,000 ($10,000)

3. Terrie Trebilcock $1,300 ($7,800)
4. Tenaya Snyder $600 ($5,600)

5. Dianne Lee $100 ($2,600)
6. Hannah Krug $1 ($6,200)
7. Greg Greenzweig $0 ($6,400, $1,600)
8. Ian Miller $0 ($6,400, $0)

From “Life of P. T. Barnum”, page 171:

These details may possess little interest to the general reader. They however serve to show (though it may be revealing some of the “tricks of the trade”) how such matters are frequently managed in theatres and other places of amusement. The people are repeatedly wrought to excitement and take sides most enthusiastically in trials of skill, when, if the truth were known, the whole affair is a piece of management between the prominent parties. The entertainment of the time may be an offset to the “humbug” of the transaction, and it may be doubted whether managers of theatres will be losers by these revelations of mine, for the public appears disposed to be amused even when they are conscious of being deceived.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 5, 2016"

  1. I don’t know what’s going on with this Teachers’ tournament with the betting ideas. This is even more weirder than the last Teachers’ tournament. Low wins like that is so mediocre especially if they’re going to try to get a spot for the next Tournament of Champions. $100, $600, $1,300?! What in the world are they doing?

    • Andy Saunders | May 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm |

      Well, I can tell you where it comes from:

      A bunch of players whose score is at about 60-65% of their personal wild card threshold followed by a miss on Final Jeopardy.

      Sometimes that happens. No need to start making snap judgements about the contestants over it.

      • We’re looking to see who would be fittable for a covenant spot for the ToC. At this point, there are other champions in the tournament waiting to go hunting out for blood, if not, another win. Compared to the last Teachers’ tournament, this one is gonna really be a hard one to sort out.

        • Andy Saunders | May 5, 2016 at 11:27 pm |

          I know who I consider to be a “favourite” to win at this point. The layoff between QF and SF may be tough though.

    • Confused Fan | May 5, 2016 at 7:39 pm |

      Wait…I thought only the winner of the tournament went to TOC?

  2. Andy Saunders | May 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm |

    Tonight’s stats:
    Peter 22,200 Coryat, 29 correct, 4 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer
    Terrie 7,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
    Tenaya 5,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
    10 Triple Stumpers

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