Jeopardy Encore Presentation Recap – August 10, 2016


This game originally aired on November 18, 2015.

Today’s contestants:

Catherine Hardee, an aspiring teacher from Kinston, NC
Andrew Haringer, a college instructor from Squamish, BC, Canada
Matt Jackson, a paralegal from Washington, DC

Kaya Chua was in the audience for the semifinals and finals. She shared her thoughts back in November for The Jeopardy! Fan.

In the span of three clues (two of which were Daily Doubles — a $4,000 miss from Catherine and an $8,000 get from Matt) this game got turned completely on its ear. But that’s all it takes sometimes, and why the game is so exciting!

The first time around, Matt came under a bit of fire from those who dare to police Jeopardy! contestants regarding his reactions on his own $8,000 Daily Double. To those people I say “Pshaw.” Matt was in one of the toughest games he’d been in, in a stressful situation, and heaven forbid the man actually show some emotion! To be frank, I probably would have reacted rather similarly to Matt in that situation.

Final Jeopardy! category: SPACE EXPLORATION

Final Jeopardy! clue: The first man to travel into space began his journey on that fateful day in what is today this country

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What is Kazakhstan?



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Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Matt $28,400
Andrew $10,400
Catherine $6,400

Final Results:
Catherine $6,400 + $0 = $6,400
Andrew $10,400 – $2,401 = $7,999 (What is Ukraine?)
Matt $28,400 + $0 = $28,400

(Matt’s response included a “Hi Matt B.”)

Daily Double locations:
1) FOOD & DRINK $1000 (3rd pick)
Andrew 800 -1000 (Catherine 600 Matt 0)

2) WORLD CITIES $2000 (11th pick)
Catherine 10000 -4000 (Matt 10000 Andrew 6000)
3) SHOW TUNES $2000 (13th pick)
Matt 12000 +8000 (Catherine 6000 Andrew 6000)

Game Stats:
Matt 22,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 0 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Andrew 11,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Catherine 10,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer

Matt Jackson’s stats to date:
450 correct
21 incorrect
31/33 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 131,395)
9/16 in Final Jeopardy
45.49% in first on buzzer (403/886)
Average Coryat: $24,188

Andrew Haringer’s stats to date:
152 correct
29 incorrect
8/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 22,600)
5/8 in Final Jeopardy
35.24% in first on buzzer (154/437)
Average Coryat: $12,375

Catherine Hardee’s stats to date:
154 correct
21 incorrect
7/11 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 5,200)
4/7 in Final Jeopardy
36.39% in first on buzzer (143/393)
Average Coryat: $16,086

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