Show #8086 - Monday, November 4, 2019

2019 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.


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Gilbert Collins, a university administrator from Princeton, New Jersey

Anneke Garcia, an instructional design consultant from Salt Lake City, Utah

Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: A visit to [*], a college institution that has helped shape American humor.)
    $200 28
John Jay
    $200 23
Garbage, or where a belt goes
    $200 24
In standard western chess sets, this piece is topped with a cross
    $200 18
In an ode, John Keats called this bird, renowned for its song, light-winged Dryad of the trees
    $200 27
We have no illusions about the alliterative ____ Mirage
    $200 30
Now a fixture as a late-night TV talk show host, in the 1980s, this very tall redhead was a two-year president of the "Harvard Lampoon"
    $400 25
Elena Kagan
    $400 22
That fancy lodging at your favorite hotel, or the "saccharine" word that describes it
    $400 20
Chess games are typically divided into the opening, the middle game & this terminal phase
    $400 17
As holder of this job in the 1970s, John Betjeman wrote verses honoring Elizabeth II's silver jubilee
    $400 26
Take a long trip in the ____ Odyssey
    $400 29
The style and irreverence of "Harvard Lampoon" had a huge impact in the '70s when alums Doug Kenney and Henry Beard found "National Lampoon" and Doug co-wrote this very popular college comedy film
    DD: $1,800 9
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    $600 21
A statement of admiration for another, or a "full" number of soldiers to do a job
    $600 19
It's the number of white squares on a standard chessboard
    $600 16
This Belle of Amherst wrote, "I'll tell you how the sun rose--a ribbon at a time"
    $600 15
Fit for a King Arthur, the ____ Avalon
    $600 12
Lisa Henson was the "Lampoons's" first female president, and she helped her dad Jim write the speech that was given by this Muppet during the Harvard commencement season in 1982
    $800 8
William Rehnquist (as associate justice)
    $800 3
The opposite of slack, or what slackers weren't getting in school
    $800 6
The queen's gambit is marked by white's second-move offer to sacrifice one of these, temporarily
    $800 5
This American's verses include "Behold the duck. It does not cluck. A cluck it lacks. It quacks"
    $800 14
Go here & beyond in the ____ Q50
    $800 11
Ex-Lampooner Jim Downey not only wrote for "Saturday Night Live" longer than anybody else, he also created this perennial list read by David Letterman
    $1000 7
William Rehnquist (as Chief Justice)
    $1000 1
An old word for the Christian cross, or a description of one's impolite disposition
    $1000 2
The "hypermodern" Reti opening begins with a move of this piece
    $1000 4
John Dryden said this other 17th century man "affects the metaphysics"; in fact he's the leading metaphysical poet
    $1000 13
Feel the velocity in the ____ Veloster
    $1000 10
Writers and performers who've gone from the "Lampoon" to "Saturday Night Live" include this young fellow who co-hosts "Weekend Update" with Michael Che

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Kyle Anneke Gilbert
-$200 $1,800 $5,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kyle Anneke Gilbert
$1,200 $3,400 $7,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the actor who played the second listed title role.)
    $400 5
This 1818 novel has been adapted as a ballet with an experimentalist named Victor & the discovery of galvanism
    $400 24
This peak has been officially renamed Denali, from an Athabaskan word meaning "the high one"
    $400 27
During the Middle Ages, Bergen became a trading center of this merchant league that held its last Congress in 1669
    $400 26
This 5-letter acronym was once a telegraph code word for the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    $400 25
The Outer Space Treaty prohibits these weapons or "any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction" from space
    $400 16
"Grace and Frankie"
    $800 4
Wagner wrote an opera about this pair of legendary lovers, King Mark's nephew & King Mark's intended bride
    $800 10
Juba is the capital city of this recently independent nation
    $800 23
It's the culinary verb for the action being done to the bird so it'll hold its shape
    $800 22
A popular hashtag on Twitter is #icymi, short for this
    $800 20
In 1960 NASA made this German-born man the first director of the Marshall Space Flight Center
    $800 18
"Dharma & Greg"
    $1200 3
A courtesan named Violetta is the title fallen woman of this Verdi opera
    $1200 8
Polar bears and Arctic foxes are found along the shores of this arm of the North Atlantic
    $1200 11
Ever the man in white, he chronicled "Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers" in 1970
    $1200 21
Some want the NCAA to allow student athletes to be paid for the use of these 3 things often shorthanded as NIL
    $1200 19
Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan man in space, was not an astronaut but this similar kind of spaceman
    $1200 28
"Joanie Loves Chachi"
    DD: $2,000 2
You'll find the Queen of Night in this, Mozart's last opera
    $1600 7
This nickname for Dong Ap Bia mountain in Vietnam was inspired by a brutal battle that took place there in 1969
    $1600 17
Its inventors, the Dopyera brothers, gave part of their name to this popular country and western instrument with a resonating disc
    $1600 12
Wanna boost traffic to your website? Try SEO, short for this
    $1600 13
In 2019 this "Heavy" spaceX rocket launched a solar sail testing for space travel powered only by sunlight
    $1600 29
"Rizzoli & Isles"
    $2000 1
This title girl from an Adolphe Adam ballet dies in the first act & must dance for a ghost queen in the second
    DD: $4,000 9
Before 1910 the area that's home to the southern tip of Africa bore this name
    $2000 6
Part of the resume of this Greek deity: smithing; made the first woman (Pandora)...
    $2000 15
Abbreviated Bq, this unit of radioactivity is named for a French physicist
    $2000 14
Many of the European space agency's launches happen at its spaceport in this South American territory
    $2000 30
"Mork & Mindy"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kyle Anneke Gilbert
$8,400 $11,400 $9,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

According to Herodotus, a messenger was sent 150 miles from Athens to Sparta, just before this 490 B.C. battle

Final scores:

Kyle Anneke Gilbert
$16,800 $4,799 $16,801
2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kyle Anneke Gilbert
$12,000 $11,400 $7,800
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $31,200

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Game tape date: 2019-09-17
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