Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Adventist student advances to finals on Jeopardy

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A Southern Adventist University student won Tuesday's semifinal episode of the Jeopardy College Championship. Hans von Walter, a junior biochemistry major, will move on to the finals.

Von Walter is the first student to represent Southern Adventist University on the award-winning TV quiz show. He won tonight’s semifinal round against students from UCLA and Ohio State.

In this version of Jeopardy, non-finalists don’t keep the money they win in a game. Instead, money earned in an episode acts like points. However, that doesn't necessarily mean they go home empty handed.

The 1st place winner of the tournament is guaranteed $100,000, the 2nd place winner is guaranteed $50,000 and the 3rd place winner is guaranteed $25,000. Contestants eliminated in the quarterfinals and semifinals receive $5,000 and $10,000, respectively.

There are 15 players in the tournament, playing in groups of three, in five quarterfinal games. The five quarterfinal winners and four highest-scoring losers advance to the semifinal round.

Even though Hans lost his quarterfinal game, his score was high enough for him to earn a wild card spot in the semifinals.

There are two finals games airing Nov. 18-19. Whichever contestant has the highest cumulative score, wins the tournament.

A Sabbath Blog will keep you updated on how it goes.

UPDATE (11/19/10): Hans von Walter lost the first finals game Thursday, Nov. 18. The second finals game will air tonight.

UPDATE (11/20/10): Hans von Walter finished in 3rd place and won $25,000. Read more...

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