December 5, 2020 Update:
FINAL JEOPARDY TIE BREAKER
George and Andy face off with $12,000 each to wager on coming up with the correct Question.
December 4, 2020 Update:
FINAL JEOPARDY ANSWER
“19th Century New York Roots of Bluegrass”
This New York native, born before the Civil War, created a brand integral to the creation and growth of bluegrass music, and his surname/brand remains vitally important in 21st century bluegrass.
December 3, 2020 Update:
George, Andy and Todd, here is your FINAL JEOPARDY category. Submit part or all of your $6000 in points to Lynn Lipton as your wager. Carefully consider your wagering strategy!!
19th Century New York Roots of Bluegrass
Once your wagers have been submitted, the FINAL JEOPARDY Answer will be revealed so that you can then submit the Question.
December 2, 2020 Update:
The “Questions” from the following finalists are printed below in the Comments.
All 3 below won $6000 each in “points”. Tied. They got every Question correct.
The Next Step: The Final Jeopardy
Hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving holiday; we sure did here in the Catskills.
We have a three-way tie at $6000 each to play Final Jeopardy. Lynn will post all of their “questions” to the clues provided by Fred Robbins. Good job all three, but CLEARLY those clues were too easy. Being as they were designed for non-bluegrassers from the general population.
All three Finalists will soon learn my choice for Final Jeopardy category. Based on that alone, each must wager some or all of his $6000 on being able to provide the correct question.
Now in terms of Final Jeopardy strategy, there are at least 2 ways to finesse your wager. If the category seems “hard”, you might speculate that the question will be “easy” and bet a lot, to win. Or, if the category seems “easy” you might speculate the answer will be “hard”, and bet a small amount to lose the least vs. your competitors. Or you can just trust yourself and bet big whatever the clue might turn out to be. It’s up to each player.
Thanks to Fred Robbins’ we have views of 6 real Jeopardy answers collected over the few years.
You reply with the questions (stated in the form of a question!) and we’ll total up your score in $$. Next Friday Dick Bowden will post a Final Jeopardy, on which you can bet some or all of your winnings. The contestant with the most $$$ will receive the grand prize — the review copy of the brand new CD by Rock Hearts, recently reviewed in our newsletter! You provide your own Jeopardy 30 second timer music.
For extra credit, look for a minor error in one of these answers and please take note of Andy Bing’s comment below before you answer the questions.