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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6888, 2014-07-23

2014 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 3.

CONTESTANTS
William Golden, a seventh grader from Houston, Texas
Eileen Bunch, a freshman from Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Nikki Airi, a junior from Worthington, Ohio

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hi, folks. A seventh grader and a freshman. I have shoes that are older than you two.

[Laughter]

Alex: My god. So bright at such a young age. We have a sophomore and a junior who have moved on and are coming back next week in the semi-finals. Who will join them in the guaranteed spot --Nikki, Eileen, or William? Let's start finding out. Good luck. Here we go. Here are the categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
JULY (4/5)
TAKING A VIDEO GAME BREAK (4/5)
ONLY ONE (4/5)
ICI ON PARLE FRANÇAIS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
GOOD KNIGHT (4/5)
SWEET PRINTS (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
William: 12 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 2 W
Nikki: 11 R (including 2 rebounds), 2 W
Eileen: 2 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
William found the Daily Double on the 5th clue. Nikki had $1,200, Eileen was scoreless, and William was at $600. William made it a True Daily Double, wagering $600.

ICI ON PARLE FRANÇAIS $1000: Rue a sens unique is this type of street

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
William: $2,000
Nikki: $2,000
Eileen: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: William Holden was introduced as a seventh grader, so, as you might expect, he's also the youngest competitor in our Teen Tournament this year. Now, you had, I believe, an embarrassing moment at confession one day.

William: Yes, so, it was my first confession, and I volunteered to go first. And the priest was instructing the crowd, so he left his mike on. And, so, I went to the confessional, and he was talk--and I was talking, and everyone around the church could hear what I was saying.

[Laughter]

William: So...

Alex: Oh, wait a minute. This was your first communion, so you were, what, 8 years old, 7 years old?

William: Yes.

Alex: So you didn't have too much to confess, I assume.

William: Well...

Alex: [laughing] Oh.

[Laughter]

Alex: Hold it right there, son. Hold it there. [chuckles] I don't want to hear any more. Kids are precocious nowadays, but, whoa.




Alex: Eileen Bunch.

Eileen: Mm-hmm.

Alex: Freshman.

Eileen: Yes.

Alex: Do you know that you and I have something in common?

Eileen: What's that?

Alex: We both use old typewriters.

Eileen: That's right.

Alex: But you get into trouble because of your use.

Eileen: It's really, really loud, and my family kind of hates it because it's really loud. But they're not sitting there right up next to it, so...

Alex: Yeah. Do you have trouble finding ribbons for it?

Eileen: Actually, no. There's a store in Cincinnati, where I live, that has ribbons, and they actually fixed up a few typewriters for us. It's pretty nice.

Alex: Well, good for you. Okay. You stick with it.

Eileen: Thanks.




Alex: Nikki Airi is from Worthington, Ohio, and she has spent many years of her life overseas. Where?

Nikki: Right. First, in Singapore and then in the U.A.E., in Dubai, and then Qatar most recently, and I just moved back here this year.

Alex: Does that mean you're a military brat?

Nikki: No, my dad works in banking, and that's just where his job took him.

Alex: Well, that's great.

Nikki: Yeah.

Alex: Of all the countries you have spent time in, which was your favorite?

Nikki: I really loved living in the U.A.E.--

Alex: United Arab Emirates.

Nikki: Yes. In Dubai. We were there when all the things were being built, like the Burj Dubai and the metro and all that stuff, so it was an interesting experience.

Alex: Okay. You're a well-traveled young lady.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
TAKING A VIDEO GAME BREAK $600: Use 3 boosts & detonate as many gems as you can in 60 seconds in this alliterative Popcap app
(William: What is Candy Crush?)

ONLY ONE $1000: ...is a variety of snail:
glider,
sailfoot,
ramshorn

JULY $400: The zodiac sign that covers most of July is this one

GOOD KNIGHT $1000: Sturm Brightblade is a knight of Solamnia in this series named for a weapon that sounds like it could kill Smaug

SWEET PRINTS $600: Careful--one of these
big beasts is around

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
William: $6,400
Nikki: $4,200
Eileen: $1,000

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
10 YEARS AGO: 2004 (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
HITS & MISSES (5/5)
JOBS IN ART (4/5)
MEASURE UP (2/5)
EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
"CC" ME (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
William: 14 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W (including 2 DDs)
Nikki: 8 R, 1 W
Eileen: 1 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $7,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
William snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Nikki had $5,400, Eileen had $1,000, and William was at $10,800. William wagered $2,000.

EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY $2000: In north central Italy, you'll find another country altogether, the tiny Republic of this
(William: What is Vatican City?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was William who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 9th clue. Nikki had $5,400, Eileen had $1,000, and William was at $8,800. William wagered $2,000.

10 YEARS AGO: 2004 $1200: At the Democratic National Convention, these 2 Johns got the nod as the 2004 ticket
(William: Who is John Kerry...& John McCain?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
"CC" ME $2000: A female demon who descends into a man's dreams & steals his soul

JOBS IN ART $800: Giorgione did an "Adoration of the Magi" & an "Adoration of" these animal management workers
(Alex: That's our writer's fancy term for [*].)

MEASURE UP $1200: In surveying, 100 links = one of these units of measure (about 66 feet)
(Eileen: What is a knot?)

MEASURE UP $1600: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds a basketball.) Usually measured at about 9 inches, it's the 4-letter term for the distance from the end of the thumb to the end of a pinkie of a spread hand

MEASURE UP $2000: Many horse races are measured in these units that are each equal to 1/8 of a mile
(William: What are spans?)
...
(Alex: You're much too young to be going to the track and hoping your horses can do good times per [*].)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
William: $15,200
Nikki: $11,000
Eileen: $1,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY HEROINES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds for first place. Shore's Conjecture.
William: Wager $6,801 to cover Nikki, but no more than $12,399 so as not to fall behind Eileen's doubled score. If you're a fan of shoretegic wagering, you might risk $4,001.
Nikki: You'll want to wager between $0 (venusian) and $2,600 (martian), and you'll win the game if William wagers enough and gets it wrong.
Eileen: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Fittingly, this character is named for a plant also known as arrowhead that belongs to the genus Sagittaria

FINAL SCORES
Eileen: $1,400 + $1,399 = $2,799 (Who is Katniss Everdeen?) (3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated)
Nikki: $11,000 - $8,200 = $2,800 (Who is Li) (2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated)
William: $15,200 + $1,000 = $16,200 (Who is Katniss Everdeen?) (Automatic semifinalist)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $11,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
William: $19,600, 26 R (including 1 DD), 5 W (including 2 DDs)
Nikki: $11,000, 19 R, 3 W
Eileen: $1,400, 3 R, 2 W
Combined Coryat: $32,000

BATTING AVERAGES
William: 27/61 = .443
Nikki: 19/58 = .328
Eileen: 4/58 = .069
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
ICI ON PARLE FRANÇAIS $200: Beaucoup means this, especially following merci
(William: What is you're welcome?)

TAKING A VIDEO GAME BREAK $1000: Leap into this Lima Sky app with jet packs & propeller hats, but see if you can avoid black holes
(Nikki: What is Jetpack Joyride?)

JULY $200: Symbolizing health & wisdom, July's birthstone is this red gem
(Eileen: What is a garnet?)

SWEET PRINTS $200: We've spotted tracks of this animal, perhaps headed back to its pride

SWEET PRINTS $400: The sea type of one of these reptiles left big tracks
(Nikki: What is a snake?)

SWEET PRINTS $1000: This big bird left some noticeable tracks, but don't bother looking for the spot where it flew off

SWEET PRINTS $800: An Australian canid passed by, & this is its name-o

10 YEARS AGO: 2004 $800: This organization, whose flag is seen here, added 10 new members, including Poland & Hungary

"CC" ME $400: Want to go faster? Step on it!
(Alex: Yeah. We'll accept that.)

HITS & MISSES $2000: This singer, songwriter & pianist is heard here
(Nikki: Who is Katy Perry?)

JOBS IN ART $1200: Joseph Wright painted this kind of bygone sort of chemist who tried to turn other metals into gold

JOBS IN ART $1600: He painted the 1889 portrait seen here in Arles--apparently, right as the mail came

JOBS IN ART $2000: Horse painter George Stubbs sometimes added people--the guy shown here has this 5-letter horse-care job

CORRECT RESPONSES
a one-way street
Bejeweled Blitz
ramshorn
Cancer
Dragonlance
a polar bear
San Marino
John Kerry & John Edwards
a succubus
Shepherds
a chain
the span
furlong
Katniss Everdeen
very much
Doodle Jump
a ruby
a lion
a turtle
an ostrich
a dingo
the European Union
accelerate
Sara Bareilles
an alchemist
Vincent van Gogh
a groom

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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Literary Heroines
Fittingly, this character is named for a plant also known as arrowhead that belongs to the genus Sagittaria.

Spoiler
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Who is Katniss Everdeen? Nikki had no guess.

William Golden: $15,200+$1,000=$16,200...Automatic Semi-Finalist
Nikki Airi: $11,000-$8,200=$2,800
Eileen Bunch: $1,400+$1,399=$2,799
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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by zakharov » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:29 pm

Well there it is, my first shameful Teen Tournament miss on Final. I was never coming up with Katniss. I was stuck on the classics and Hunger Games isn't really on my radar. I hang my head in disgrace.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:30 pm

Dingo was his name-o? Seriously? :roll:

I was in the middle of half-heartedly griping to a friend about Nikki not getting a BMS for her "Perry/Perri" response...and she negged on the very next clue with Katy Perry. Weird.

Anyway, another good game. Instaget FJ, with an assist from the archery/Hunger Games FJ that I blew a while back. Katniss wasn't getting past me this time.
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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Lumosityfan » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:36 pm

I just have to say, even though I knew this already, congratulations to William on an amazing game. Being the youngest in the tournament can certainly not be easy, and winning a game certainly is not easy.

I could not get FJ (even now, I still couldn't get it), because apparently I wasn't thinking of an arrow-themed film. (Perhaps I was too focused on the scientific name?)

DJ! was great. I don't think I'll get these numbers in a million years (except maybe in the next week and a half): $20,800 Coryat 22 R 1 W 7 P

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Post by esrever » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:44 pm

Congrats, William, on a well-played game.

Picked up Lach trash - ramshorn, Cancer, polar bear, shepherds, span, furlong

Didn't get FJ. In retrospect, I should have gotten it, with "arrow" and "Sagittarius" in the clue suggesting "archer", which Katniss is.
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Post by Leander » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:51 pm

Knew exactly who they were looking for in FJ.....but had a complete brain freeze on her name, despite having seen both movies and having read the first book. Oh well.

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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goforthetie » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:56 pm

Precalled not just the FJ response but also that there would be some archery TOM. :mrgreen:

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Post by Fishercat » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:59 pm

I'm reasonably sure these teens would beat me in a game. Great range and buzzer speed shown by William, with two DD misses obscuring how in control he was.

Tough FJ for teens I thought, but two of three got it so what do I know. Very enjoyable tournament so far.

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Post by alietr » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:00 pm

Can't believe they accepted Moors. It was the Moops!

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Post by nightreign » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:00 pm

Lach trash: Cancer, polar bear. I also got the Kerry/Edwards DD but confused Monaco and San Marino. Instaget Final.

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have done nearly as well as William as a 7th grader. Congrats to him, and Nikki and Eileen as well! I have to say I was cheering for Eileen as a fellow entering sophomore, but I've liked everyone so far. Eileen, if you ever read this, the buzzer wasn't nice to me either.

I was also surprised they didn't BMS Nikki on Perri, but it didn't matter in the end.

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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dnbguy » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:00 pm

Didn't get FJ, although in retrospect it is obvious. My wife got it very quickly after "arrow" + Sagittarius the archer. We were amused that succubus was a response during this tournament.

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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CrunchyTaco » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:03 pm

dnbguy wrote:Didn't get FJ, although in retrospect it is obvious. My wife got it very quickly after "arrow" + Sagittarius the archer. We were amused that succubus was a response during this tournament.

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Succubus seemed a bit out of place.

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Post by countyguy » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:08 pm

I am really awful at J! Before I was not so sure because I feel I have improved a bit recently and I am only 15. I was good enough at the first game this week. Today was uncharacteristically bad for a Teen game, and this week is shaping out to be uncharacteristically bad for a Teen QF week. This was the ultimate deciding game for the notion that I can never be a J! champion.

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Post by BADuBois » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:09 pm

Even though I read all three books, completely missed FJ...

And as a geeky, somewhat awkward and gawky 7th grader back in the day, I cheered on William right from the start. :D
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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:09 pm

CrunchyTaco wrote:
dnbguy wrote:Didn't get FJ, although in retrospect it is obvious. My wife got it very quickly after "arrow" + Sagittarius the archer. We were amused that succubus was a response during this tournament.

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Succubus seemed a bit out of place.
Yeah, I had a slight jaw drop at seeing that in a Teen Tournament.

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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by NYCScribbler » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:10 pm

Hands up, everyone who got FJ! by reading TV Tropes.
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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by countyguy » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:12 pm

The FJ!s so far have been a bit harder than in the QF's in last year's TT.
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Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CrunchyTaco » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:14 pm

NYCScribbler wrote:Hands up, everyone who got FJ! by reading TV Tropes.
Yep

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