Here are today’s champions:
– Ryan Fenster, a graduate student from Washington state, is still living down the infamous football category;
– Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Georgia, took a shave off his playoff beard; and
– Francois Barcomb, a teacher from New York, went to England after his Jeopardy! success.
Francois went on a tremendous run in DJ, crushing the field with $34,300 going into FJ. Ryan lost everything on DD2 and couldn’t recover enough to stay alive in the tournament at $4,000. Steven, with $9,200, would need a correct response on FJ to advance.
DD1, $1,000 – NOVEMBER DATEBOOK – On Nov. 9, 1908, a tradition began as hotel guest Archie Bailey ordered 25 of these to be put in the rooms (Francois won $2,500 from his score of $2,600.)
DD2, $1,600 – REVELATIONS – A bestselling 1836 “autobiography” by this frontiersman who died that year was revealed as a hoax in the 1880s (Ryan lost $4,000 on a true DD.)
DD3, $800 – BODIES OF WATER – This sea is fairly straight on Italy’s shores, but dented by coves & islands on the Balkan side (Francois, who at $24,300 already had a spot in the next round in the bag, surprisingly bet $8,000 and was correct.)
FJ – LITERARY CHARACTERS – From an 1894 work, his name literally translates to “Tiger King”
Everyone was correct on FJ. Francois wagered $0, while Steven doubled to $18,400 to earn his wild card spot.
Going into the next round, all eyes will be on James, Emma and Francois, who will presumably be in separate games as the three favorites to face off in the two-game final next Thursday and Friday.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the organization formed to teach business savvy to the “Junior” set is Junior Achievement.
DD1 – What are Gideon Bibles?
DD2 – Who was Davy Crockett?
DD3 – What is the Adriatic Sea?
FJ – Who is Shere Kahn?