2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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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 what my own experience was like. We received an email about 20 minutes before, providing a Zoom link, and asking us to log in 5 minutes before the start time. There were 10 or 11 other people on the call plus a coordinator. She gave instructions and some disclaimers and warnings and then provided a link to a slightly different version of the online test. The important differences were that clues were visible but also read out loud and you only had 8 additional seconds to answer, not 15. They recorded us while we took the test to ensure there was no cheating. All of this simulated an experience more like the actual show, which I assume was intentional. About half an hour after the test, I received an e-mail stating I had passed and there would be a follow-up e-mail with additional instructions at a date to be determined.

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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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I got an email invite yesterday. Not much lead time: my audition is tomorrow afternoon! :o

I live in Washington. I did an in-person audition in Portland two summers ago. Honestly can't remember if I've taken an online test since then.

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United Airlines has a destination guide with an interactive map https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s-map.html

This shows no restrictions for most states, including California.

So what type of rule does California have that is restricting out-of-staters from competing on Jeopardy and other shows?
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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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triviawayne wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:57 am
United Airlines has a destination guide with an interactive map https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s-map.html

This shows no restrictions for most states, including California.

So what type of rule does California have that is restricting out-of-staters from competing on Jeopardy and other shows?
Is it California's rule? I thought it was Jeopardy's.

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triviawayne wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:57 am
United Airlines has a destination guide with an interactive map https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s-map.html

This shows no restrictions for most states, including California.

So what type of rule does California have that is restricting out-of-staters from competing on Jeopardy and other shows?
Not sure it's a California rule necessarily. There is nothing stopping anyone from being more cautious/restrictive than the law requires. I can absolutely understand not wanting to ask anyone to get in an enclosed metal tube with 100 other people for a few hours.

That said, if I got the call, I'd mask up, bring sanitizer with me, and make the trip!!

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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:48 am
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:57 am
United Airlines has a destination guide with an interactive map https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s-map.html

This shows no restrictions for most states, including California.

So what type of rule does California have that is restricting out-of-staters from competing on Jeopardy and other shows?
Is it California's rule? I thought it was Jeopardy's.
It could be an industry/union rule, too. Of course, IIRC, I happened upon a picture of Richard Schiff back on the set of his ABC medical drama a week or two ago, and I'm sure the actors are from all over. But maybe the actors and crew isolate for 2 weeks after returning to CA before working...something most J! contestants wouldn't want to do, and/or couldn't afford to do.

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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:48 am
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:57 am
United Airlines has a destination guide with an interactive map https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s-map.html

This shows no restrictions for most states, including California.

So what type of rule does California have that is restricting out-of-staters from competing on Jeopardy and other shows?
I can absolutely understand not wanting to ask anyone to get in an enclosed metal tube with 100 other people for a few hours.
I can absolutely understand not wanting to be anywhere near anyone who has gotten out of being in a metal tube with 100 other people for a few hours.

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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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alietr wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:20 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:48 am
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:57 am
United Airlines has a destination guide with an interactive map https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s-map.html

This shows no restrictions for most states, including California.

So what type of rule does California have that is restricting out-of-staters from competing on Jeopardy and other shows?
I can absolutely understand not wanting to ask anyone to get in an enclosed metal tube with 100 other people for a few hours.
I can absolutely understand not wanting to be anywhere near anyone who has gotten out of being in a metal tube with 100 other people for a few hours.
While all these points make sense, my thoughts here was more leaning toward what others are doing at the same time. Mostly with all that happened with The Chase. First it was open to everyone, then only California, then Nevada became OK, and if anything happened after that. The changes with the Chase seemed to be going with whichever way the guidelines were; I just didn't see why Jeopardy wouldn't follow.

So does anyone know if Jeopardy is only doing "driving distance" at this point? If they are, are they making it a requirement to only drive to the studio on tape day and not stay at a hotel the night before?
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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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talkingaway wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:07 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:48 am
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:57 am
United Airlines has a destination guide with an interactive map https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... s-map.html

This shows no restrictions for most states, including California.

So what type of rule does California have that is restricting out-of-staters from competing on Jeopardy and other shows?
Is it California's rule? I thought it was Jeopardy's.
It could be an industry/union rule, too. Of course, IIRC, I happened upon a picture of Richard Schiff back on the set of his ABC medical drama a week or two ago, and I'm sure the actors are from all over. But maybe the actors and crew isolate for 2 weeks after returning to CA before working...something most J! contestants wouldn't want to do, and/or couldn't afford to do.
For the record, if J! wanted me to come out and tape but I had to quarantine in LA for 14 days, I'd find a way to make it happen. :D

But absolutely, not everyone has that luxury.

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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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The Chase is sending out emails to some who were involved in the casting process regarding availability in November.

I can confirm an email went to an east coast state.

Jeopardy may or may not follow.

As stated upthread when I asked about "California rules", Jeopardy may not necessarily do the same as other productions. Something I didn't consider at that time is J may be taking extra precautions specifically to protect Alex.
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I was invited to an audition in Chicago last August but had to cancel at the last second because of a family emergency. I sent an email to what I thought was the appropriate address and received no response of any kind. I was hoping to reschedule another audition or at least know that I was back in the pool of people who could be picked to receive an audition. I don't know what my status is and I'm not sure where to direct my questions. Any help/advice people can give me would be appreciated.

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SteelyPat wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:23 am
I was invited to an audition in Chicago last August but had to cancel at the last second because of a family emergency. I sent an email to what I thought was the appropriate address and received no response of any kind. I was hoping to reschedule another audition or at least know that I was back in the pool of people who could be picked to receive an audition. I don't know what my status is and I'm not sure where to direct my questions. Any help/advice people can give me would be appreciated.
Since you never auditioned, I'd say just take the test again and go from there.

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mas3cf wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:39 am
SteelyPat wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:23 am
I was invited to an audition in Chicago last August but had to cancel at the last second because of a family emergency. I sent an email to what I thought was the appropriate address and received no response of any kind. I was hoping to reschedule another audition or at least know that I was back in the pool of people who could be picked to receive an audition. I don't know what my status is and I'm not sure where to direct my questions. Any help/advice people can give me would be appreciated.
Since you never auditioned, I'd say just take the test again and go from there.
Yes, take the anytime test now, you are eligible to take it.
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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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Looks like another batch of Zoom invitations have gone out for next week. Part 1 for me is on Tuesday. I'm in Chicago.

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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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Congrats to new auditioners.

Anyone from the last round get a follow-up e-mail for an interview? Nothing here yet.

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