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by DysonSphere
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

My mock game Zoom audition was last night so officially in the pool. Anyone else audition this week? I was expecting a cakewalk because the tests were over and the mock game clue values were low, but I thought the questions were HARD. Even harder than the online test. Maybe they wanted to see how p...
by DysonSphere
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

My mock game Zoom audition was last night so officially in the pool. Anyone else audition this week? I was expecting a cakewalk because the tests were over and the mock game clue values were low, but I thought the questions were HARD. Even harder than the online test. Maybe they wanted to see how pe...
by DysonSphere
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

There were some questions on the Jeopardy application that I was expecting, like if I had ever been on TV before (no) or if I had a criminal record (no). But there were a couple of questions on the application that surprised me. The first was if I've ever competed in trivia competitions (no). What d...
by DysonSphere
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Very helpful information on the mock games. Thanks!
by DysonSphere
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Sorry for the multiple posts. Has anyone played a mock game on Zoom yet? I'm curious how it would work. Is there a proprietary software they are using this year for ringing in, or do you say "Buzz"? If nobody has done virtual yet, how do mock games generally go? Is it a full game of Jeopardy with sc...
by DysonSphere
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Bump!

I was beginning to lose hope. But I just received an email invitation for the final stage of the audition process: a mock game. Check your email fellow Jboardies who participated in Zoom auditions earlier this year.
by DysonSphere
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 48
Views: 2951

Re: Hosting Question

Some people are rather disgusted with Ken being the first choice because of his tweets. I still admire and respect the GOAT himself, but let's be honest, I'd rather have him guest host instead of someone even more controversial than him. I think it's safe to say 99.9% of Jeopardy's viewership aren'...
by DysonSphere
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Anyone else passed the Zoom audition test but not received a follow up email about an interview? I expected they would conduct an interview shortly and put us in the "pool" but I haven't heard anything so far.
by DysonSphere
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Where to Find Win Ben Stein's Money Episodes
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Where to Find Win Ben Stein's Money Episodes

After Jeopardy, Win Ben Stein's Money was always my favorite game show. Besides being entertaining, I found the trivia quality was consistently high, so I've been watching the old episodes on YouTube to study for Jeopardy (I passed the test and auditioned earlier this year, but no word back yet). Wh...
by DysonSphere
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Local station contact list
Replies: 23
Views: 1627

Re: Local station contact list

Do you sometimes miss a Jeopardy episode with WBZ? We seem to miss a recording with them at least once a week. Monday possibly? I've thought about calling them to complain but I wanted confirmation first.
by DysonSphere
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Congrats to new auditioners.

Anyone from the last round get a follow-up e-mail for an interview? Nothing here yet.
by DysonSphere
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

I just wanted to pop in again and say thank you to everyone who described their Zoom auditions. This was my first audition after many years of passing the test, so I wanted to get it right, and your comments were helpful for mental preparation. In case it can help anyone else, I'll describe briefly ...
by DysonSphere
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Part 1 was the 50-question test, which I described on page 7. That was a one-on-one Zoom call; responses were spoken aloud. I've done this step more recently (August), and it was different -- it was essentially the same as the initial online contestant test, but with about 8-10 potential contestant...
by DysonSphere
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

I really appreciate a couple of posters above telling us about what their Zoom call was like. I'm not sure I'm understanding it correctly though. Would somebody mind explaining how there are 10-12 people per Zoom call, but you speak your answers out loud to an interviewer? Wouldn't you all be speaki...
by DysonSphere
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Just received a Zoom audition invite. I signed up for Providence originally.
by DysonSphere
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It Was a Long Time Coming
Replies: 25
Views: 2816

Re: It Was a Long Time Coming

Congratulations, and thanks for all you do.
by DysonSphere
Thu May 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 50745

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Great information about the Zoom interviews above. Is there any understanding yet about whether the Zoom interviews: - Are directly related to the January 2020 Online Test? - Are being conducted in waves according to the audition city we selected? If so, is there a listing somewhere of which cities ...
by DysonSphere
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 107
Views: 39586

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

The fact that there are no videos of the Anytime Test anywhere online suggests Jeopardy doesn't allow it. My personal opinion is we should respect that unless someone from the show explicitly says it's okay. I do have my test saved, in case we get the OK.
by DysonSphere
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 107
Views: 39586

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

Advertisements said the Anytime Test could be taken through April 30. But when I went to take it today, the website says the test is "unavailable." The FAQs only promise "late April." Anybody know if the test is closed, or if it is just temporarily down? UPDATE: Test says "unavailable" on the homep...
by DysonSphere
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 107
Views: 39586

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

Advertisements said the Anytime Test could be taken through April 30. But when I went to take it today, the website says the test is "unavailable." The FAQs only promise "late April." Anybody know if the test is closed, or if it is just temporarily down?