Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 6, 2016


Today’s contestants:

Stew Latwin, a Navy pilot from Rye, NY
Gary Yokie, a graphic designer & editor from Houston, TX
Kelly Bayles, a librarian from Tulsa, OK (3-day total: $62,700)

CANADIANA and PRO SPORTS TEAM NAME CHANGES appeared back-to-back on the Jeopardy! round board today. Needless to say, I was a happy viewer!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Stew $14,200
Kelly $6,600
Gary $4,600

Final Jeopardy! category: 18TH CENTURY NAMES

Final Jeopardy! clue: From the Latin, it’s one of the middle names of an 18th century luminary & means lover or of loved by God

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What is Amadeus?



Gary 4600 + 4600 = 9200
Kelly 6600 + 6600 = 13200
Stew 14200 – 800 = 13400

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This is an ironic Final, considering the death today of Peter Shaffer:

The playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, whose critical and popular successes in the West End and Broadway included Equus, Amadeus, and The Royal Hunt of the Sun, has died in Ireland aged 90.

Sir Peter wrote more than 18 plays including and Amadeus, a haunting psychological drama about the relationship between Mozart and his less gifted admirer and bitter rival composer Salieri that became a hugely successful Hollywood film. The adaptation won eight Oscars in 1985, including best film and a screenwriting award for Shaffer. It was revived in 2014 to re-open the Chichester Festival theatre, another venue closely associated with his work.

The Jeopardy! Curse strikes again?

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5 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 6, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | June 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm |

    Incorrect responses to Final:
    Stew: No response

    Game Stats:
    Stew 14,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer
    Kelly 6,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 6 incorrect, 38.89% in first on buzzer
    Gary 4,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 5 incorrect, 20.37% in first on buzzer
    9 Triple Stumpers

    Kelly Bayles’ final stats:
    87 correct
    14 incorrect
    3/5 on Daily Doubles
    2/4 in Final Jeopardy
    38.74% in first on buzzer (86/222)
    Average Coryat: $15,700

    Stew Latwin, to win:
    2 games: 51.55%
    3: 26.58%
    4: 13.70%
    5: 7.06%
    6: 3.64%
    Avg. streak: 2.064 games.

  2. John Wanxer | June 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm |

    Kelly was robbed! The sailor guessed “Kay’s” when the correct response for the name of the jeweler is “Kay.” It’s a difference, because the clue mentioned a “letter.” And … he ended up with 1t least $1,600 more than he should’ve had. It would not have been a runaway. 🙁

    • Andy Saunders | June 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm |

      I disagree with you.”Kay’s” can still be considered “letter perfect” – Stew’s giving the possessive form doesn’t change that.

      • John Natale | June 28, 2016 at 11:00 am |

        Letter perfect for Kay’s – a tretch. What cannot be denied is that Kay’s is NOT the name of the store. I contacted Jeopardy on their site and received the generic response of we’ll be back in touch. Well, they haven’t.

        Kelly Bayles was definitely “robbed.” If Stew Latwin did not earn that amount and did not have the deduction for the definitely incorrect answer, she would have had more than half his total. She got Final Jeopardy correct; he did not.

        Kay’s is not the name of the jewelry store chain. Period. Not fair to Kelly.

        • Andy Saunders | June 28, 2016 at 2:21 pm |

          You contacted the show. Great! That’s all you can do.

          Considering the hubbub, I’m sure you weren’t the only one. And I’m sure that they probably elected to judge the two responses as equivalent. And that’s their choice as judges.

          But still discussing this three weeks after the fact? Don’t you think it’s a little excessive, especially in a forum in which absolutely nothing can be done about it?

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