"Jeopardy!" is usually a won-or-done affair. But that's not the case in its tournaments, which is why Tates Creek High School Latin teacher Claire Bishop will continue in this year's teachers tournament.
At the end of the first-round games Friday night, Bishop was announced as one of the four wildcard players, who will be in the semi-final games shown Monday through Wednesday along with the five winners of this week's games. The wildcards are the top four money winners who did not win their games.
Bishop finished her game, shown Monday, in second place to Kansas City teacher Larry Martin. But she won $13,800, putting her in that select group.
In Tuesday night's game (7:30 p.m. on WKYT-TV 27, Spectrum Ch. 9), Bishop will face Judy Tymkiw, an 8th Grade English teacher from Fortescue, New Jersey, and Rachel Niegelberg, and elementary school special education teacher from Trumansburg, New York. Niegelberg and Tymkiw won their first round games, last Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
And this time around, Bishop will have to win to move on to the two-game finals, Thursday and Friday.