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by AlphaDummy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2411

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Guessed the right two, but flipped the sequence. Given the wording of the question, I would assume that this would be a case of "close, but..."
by AlphaDummy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 407
Views: 37721

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Given that there were apparently only two of us from the board who signed up for Milwaukee, it is quite possible that the auditions might well have come and gone without our knowledge. I also signed up for Milwaukee - so there's at least 3 of us. :) Oops...I went off the list at the top of the firs...
by AlphaDummy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 407
Views: 37721

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Congrats! Apparently we're just not going to schedule Milwaukee auditions huh We have seen in the past where a city would be on a list, and we never hear of auditions in said city. While there is no confirmation, but just speculation on my part, when this happens, they invite some of those to the n...
by AlphaDummy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: James wouldn't have lost pre-James
Replies: 75
Views: 5045

Re: James wouldn't have lost pre-James

Emma came in cold. She made that bet without having seen James play once. Sure. But she certainly is capable of dividing $2 million+/30+games Still, though. Emma has literally studied the game more than maybe three or four people here on JBoard. She knew what she was doing, James or no James. I wou...
by AlphaDummy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 407
Views: 37721

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

dhkendall wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Chicago, 38. Hope that’s not too low!
Well, hell. Was hoping you might have picked Milwaukee...
by AlphaDummy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 12663

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

I know that getting an audition is a crap shoot, but I believe there are two different games going on. I try to remember that while Jeopardy! the show is a competition, Jeopardy! the contestant search is a casting process for a TV show. In my limited experience with quiz shows, it is an exceptional...
by AlphaDummy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 407
Views: 37721

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Milwaukee, 38
by AlphaDummy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 5849

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Barely squeaked by with 37. Would have done better except for a couple of inexcusable brain farts - added an extra "n" to "buccaneer", which DQ'd the answer given the category (it took me a few seconds to come up with the answer, and then I rushed it...but when the category is "9-letter words" and y...
by AlphaDummy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/18/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: FJs for the 2/18/19 week

Searching in vain for anybody else who might have come up with Mother Jones instead of Emma Goldman (who inspired an "oh, crap" as soon as she was revealed, but never would have crossed my mind.) Ah, well...
by AlphaDummy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 2673

Re: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When the FJ clue was revealed, I was still in J/DJ mode, did a split-second scan for key words, spotted COSSAC, recognized it as some sort of military acronym, locked onto SAC...and immediately thought "Strategic Air Command". :roll: At least I recovered in time to come up with "Normandy Invasion" a...
by AlphaDummy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5222

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Four years of HS Spanish would have paid off on FJ, if only. "Cerezas" = "cherries", and my thought would have been "Turkey leads the world? Who knew?" No second thoughts, though, even if I had been at the podium...the translation was just too perfect.
by AlphaDummy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 World Quizzing Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: 2018 World Quizzing Championships

Agreed with the others...Part 1 was harsh, and that also seemed to be the consensus among the others at our venue...those of us who were there last year as well were commenting at halftime as to how this year's test was so much tougher. I was quite relieved at the end of the second half to realize t...
by AlphaDummy
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 14488

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Did TPH hack your account? Who clams on the online Test? <raises hand> Clammed on three last night where I had NFC. My past experience has been that that if I go wracking my brain for something that is pretty much guaranteed to be wrong anyhow, then scrambling to type in that blind guess, my panic ...
by AlphaDummy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 14488

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

39 by my calculations, assuming that they accept "ultimate Frisbee "- TMI, judges? - and "Matrix" without the definite article. Even if they come down harsh on those, I should have a pass to my credit...no thanks to the first half of the test; I really was afraid I was in trouble by question 27 (8 w...
by AlphaDummy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 70
Views: 10220

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

Finally signed up, and they did not give me a city at first...I had to click "edit" on my test registration, and that did the trick. Hope to see you in St. Louis (a long drive for me, but better than Detroit, and nowhere near as bad as it would be for a certain Winnipeg resident...) :mrgreen:
by AlphaDummy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 70
Views: 10220

Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

https://www.jeopardy.com/be-a-contestant/

Haven't signed up yet - have to check a couple of schedule things first. But...yeah.
by AlphaDummy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 333855

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

doitneatly wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:06 pm

just got The Call... :o :shock:
Congrats, guy!! :mrgreen:

And I see that dhkendall beat me to it...but, yeah. That. (Unless you would rather do it sloppy...your call. Have fun out there in any event...)
by AlphaDummy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Asking for a friend (no, seriously)
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: Asking for a friend (no, seriously)

Will let him know - thanks!
by AlphaDummy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Asking for a friend (no, seriously)
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Asking for a friend (no, seriously)

Friend in question has misplaced his password, so I am asking for him. The good news: He just got the Omaha e-mail. The bad news: He already had travel plans booked for a trip out of the country. The question: How accommodating are the CC's to potential auditioners in this situation? I seem to recal...
by AlphaDummy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 World Quizzing Championships
Replies: 23
Views: 4958

Re: 2017 World Quizzing Championships

My friend said he got his questions back in past years. Alas, I forgot to ask the proctor before he left. If you have the time and inclination to scan them that would be superb; otherwise, I imagine I can wait to purchase them (although something about buying the questions for a quiz I took rubs me...