Final Jeopardy: Early America

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9 Responses

  1. aaaa says:

    Eric Newhouse also won his quarter final game in the 1989 TofC and Amanda Goad came within $301 of making the 1996 TofC finals.

  2. aaaa says:

    The teen champion hasn’t been invited to the regular TofC since CHacko George competed in 2000. But all the teen champs through February 2005 appeared in the Ultimate TofC, outside of APril Mcmanus who did not appear for whatever reason. 1989 teen champ Eric Newhouse and 1991 teen champ Andy Westney competed in the 80s Battle of the Decades. Eric competed in SUper J! in Summer 1990 and won his quarter final game.

  3. VJ says:

    The audience seemed to be highly amused when the teens didn’t buzz in on that South Park clue. LOL.

    I’ve got 8 more clues from this match LINK which had very few triple stumpers. I had to leave out that “Ping” one with Jimmy. The motion he was making was the answer to the clue.

    I put in the Poetry category, just the way they had it with their little forward slash for line breaks. On the Poe one though, I’ve always seen it as just one line, while on the Sandburg clue, I’ve seen that as two lines.

    I’ve got a feeling that Jeopardy! will put up a video of that fun Geographic Math category.

  4. William Weyser says:

    Congratulations, Sharath! You’re the 2016 Teen Champion, and the sophomore took down the 2 juniors. Alec & Michael, great run, but I’m sorry, it’s over.

    • jacob ska says:

      Wow! Did the sophomore really take the 2 juniors out? Complete reversal from 2014 teen tournament.

      Congrats Sharath. Great effort Alec. What a difference $1 makes in competition. Michael I know you are a boardie and have been reading your posts. You have much to be proud of because you made it to the finals.

      • William Weyser says:

        Yes, the sophomore really took the 2 juniors out, and the good news for Sharath is that he got his revenge on Michael Borecki, who defeated him in the last quarter-final game, while Sharath had enough money for a wild-card spot, which was $22,801.

  5. Dalton Higbee says:

    VJ, do you know if Sharath Narayan qualifies for the Tournament of Champions?

    • VJ says:

      Nope, I don’t know, Dalton. Doesn’t seem like a level playing field anyhow, asking him to compete against the adults and the College Champ.