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by lincoln23
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 201
Views: 40013

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Pittsburgh, 45.

Got an audition invite on the first online test I took. Have not on the last 10 (all scores of 39 to 44). The 11th time is the charm!
by lincoln23
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 12694

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

45, which is probably the best of 11 or so online tests I've taken. And the 5 misses were ones I conceivably could have gotten with a little more time, or guessing the right way. So definitely easier than usual.
by lincoln23
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 438
Views: 81263

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

I was hoping my 6th in-person would be the charm (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and after my first online test in 2008). But with no Columbus invite so far, it's looking like 10 online tests in a row with scores of probably 39 to 44 is still not doing it. I know the odds of getting an audition invite aren...
by lincoln23
Tue May 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 6889

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James's first show was April 4, and the tapings for this season (which ends in July) were over before April 17. So there might be people in the last few weeks of the season who saw at most a week of James before playing him in April, but not anyone we'll be seeing for a while. Otherwise, people had ...
by lincoln23
Thu May 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 438
Views: 81263

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

[/quote] I still don't understand why they take the time to score the tests right there, everyone plays the mock game anyway, scores can be matched up later and their auditions would go faster. [/quote] As a total guess, I'd say that maybe they want to have all of a person's scoring--online test, in...
by lincoln23
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rule Change Effective 4/29/19 - No More FJ! Shout-Outs
Replies: 49
Views: 7057

Re: Rule Change Effective 4/29/19 - No More FJ! Shout-Outs

My impression is that James doing shoutouts and being on for many games has caused other players to do shoutouts a bit more than usual. (I don't have any stats here.) The producers may have thought that shoutouts were now going to become the thing to do and they didn't want that. I would bet a total...
by lincoln23
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: My pitch for the final megatournament; also posted via Reddit
Replies: 11
Views: 2290

Re: My pitch for the final megatournament; also posted via Reddit

My only problem is with the extreme length. I'm fine with a three-week tournament: 6 quarterfinals (win or go home) to get 6 players; three 2-day semifinals with those 6 and the 3 players with byes; and a 3-day final. When they had the big "Can You Bet Ken?" tournament after his run, Ken actually go...
by lincoln23
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 438
Views: 81263

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Columbus, 43
by lincoln23
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 12598

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

I was stuck on a last-minute flight during the Eastern test, which is my region. I really wish I had been able to take that one because I choked big time on this test. I normally float around the high-30s and I definitely didn't crack 35 this time. Seemed much more difficult than past years. Simila...
by lincoln23
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 12598

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

I went to the phonetic pronunciations in Webster's 11. (And yes, the dictionary is certainly only one opinion on what is most commonly said in this country, and what else is common enough to include as a second or third option.) Has only one pronunciation given, and it's [initial letter]er-e with a ...
by lincoln23
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Show tickets question
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Re: Show tickets question

I just happened to check for tickets, and it seems they are available for Sat. March 30th and Mon. April 1. I'll be arriving in the area later that Monday (unfortunately!), but someone may want to try to go to one of those if they can.
by lincoln23
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 26092

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

Seemed harder than usual, mainly because I started by missing 5 of 19 (and it felt a little worse) before 16 in a row put me back on track. A slow finish put me at 40. My last 7 or 8 tests have all been 39 to 42, so I guess that's what I end up with no matter what test.
by lincoln23
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 10901

Re: Friday, September 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was about to ask what the heck the 2nd Ave Subway Line was. Why would anyone outside of NY know that, though? I said 5th since that is the most famous numerical avenue I know. That's what I guessed, too. I know that 5th is the line between E and W and I forgot exactly which Ave the 4/5/6 ran alon...
by lincoln23
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 396723

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

I've been on the lookout for Baltimore auditions myself. So I looked through the thread for the options from the last online test in early June, and the cities where people have said they had audition invites since. (There were other auditions a few months before the last test, but those are not inc...
by lincoln23
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 396723

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Well, I was typing my above response at the same time ciprez was, but I guess the question of whether you needed a certain score to get the email has been answered. It's still uncertain if audition invitees got one, though I doubt they really care.
by lincoln23
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 396723

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

I got the same letter. I assumed it went to everybody who took the test, with the possible exception of those who already have an audition invite. Though it's not completely clear if they have even taken those people off the email list for this. I suppose if we hear from those with audition invites ...
by lincoln23
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)
Replies: 106
Views: 19728

Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

After a 40-41 on YouTube for the first one, thought this was a 44-45 for real. Nope, it was another 40-41. I think that's 8 for real online tests in a row between 39 and 42. Maybe they will reward consistency. Had "liqueur" for cognac, and my dictionary tells me a liqueur is a "usually sweetened alc...
by lincoln23
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Random questions from an aspiring contestant
Replies: 22
Views: 4388

Re: Random questions from an aspiring contestant

Regarding #4: At the last online test, I don't think Jeopardy even asked which audition city you'd prefer. At one point a few months ago the web site said they weren't going to ask anymore, but would invite people based on their zip code. (I just checked, and that explanation is no longer there, tho...
by lincoln23
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 396723

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

I'm beside myself! Got the call today!!!!! Online Test -- January 2016 Audition Email -- June 15, 2016 Audition in Las Vegas -- July 16, 2016 "The Call"-- October 5, 2016 Taping on November 9, 2016 Lauri indicated that the next taping after that wouldn't be until November 29 (after I brazenly asked...
by lincoln23
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016
Replies: 89
Views: 17807

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016

41 for real yesterday, to 39 today.

I enjoyed how (for me at least) two of the questions had answers that were easy if you remembered all the lyrics to Schoolhouse Rock.