10 years ago on this day…
Second trio of teen semifinalists
-Tori Amos (Wildcard)
-Joe Vertnik (Wildcard)
-Kelton Ellis (Game 1)
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 3/5
Unplayed Clues (Pts. left on the board): 0 (0)
Coryat Score: a dismal 28,200 (-13,400 vs. yesterday — ouch.)
Lach Trash: 11,800 from 9 triple stumpers (+5,400 and +3 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): a painful 14,000 (+7,200 vs. yesterday)
Daily Double Correct Answers: 2
Pre-FJ! Scores: Kelton: 16,400/Joe: 12K/Tori: 1,600 (Combined: 30K)
Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 0 (Correct: What is Belfast?)
Unfortunately, ALL OF THEM WENT ALL IN AND BUSTED OUT. This playing of FJ! was a TOTAL TRAINWRECK. They each received $10K consolations.
What that meant was Irene Vazquez from Game 1 and two contestants from the following game would become eligible to join Barrett Block in the finals via wildcard. Leonard Cooper from Game 3, w/ a score of 30,200 (200 behind fellow would-be finalist Nilai Sarda), would eventually become the first (& only) finalist to join in by rule after there was no winner in a semifinalist game, and would then ultimately finish a distant third.
This rule has since been changed due to complaints from ToC players of it being unfair, where a semifinalist game w/ three players finishing w/ a score of 0 can still advance to the finals via a tiebreaker clue.
deepscan’s Rating: TOTAL ZERO
My Rating: 1 (F-)
Skipps’ Rating: 1 (F-)
Not very smart wagering, you three. -___-
Trebek wins F! after the contestants with the obvious answer.