Jeopardy Encore Presentation Recap – August 29, 2016

Semifinal #1 from the 2016 Teachers Tournament, aired at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC!

This episode originally aired on May 9, 2016.

Today’s contestants:

Nicole Throckmorton, an 11th grade English and creative writing teacher from Williamsburg, VA
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Kaberi Chakrabarty, an elementary bilingual teacher from Joliet, IL
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Peter Buchholz, a 6th grade U.S. history and language arts teacher from Minneapolis, MN
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Much like Brennan Bushee in the ToC semifinal, Kaberi did not get in first on the buzzer until the Double Jeopardy! round. However, she made the most of her opportunities!

Final Jeopardy! category: LEGISLATION

Final Jeopardy! clue: (Delivered by Dr. Jill Biden): The original law called this was passed in 1944; today, there’s a “Post-9/11” version that also pays for 36 months of university education

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What is a G.I. bill?

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Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Kaberi $26,600
Peter $15,600
Nicole $9,400

Final results:
Nicole $9,400 + $9,400 = $18,800
Peter $15,600 + $7,500 = $23,100
Kaberi $26,600 + $4,601 = $31,201

Daily Double locations:
1) AT THE SMITHSONIAN $1000 (5th clue)
Peter 1000 +1000 (Nicole 1000 Kaberi 0)

2) MYTHOLOGY $2000 (20th clue)
Kaberi 9400 +6400 (Peter 15200 Nicole 10600)
3) YOU’RE SO POSSESSIVE! $1200 (28th clue, $3,600 left on board)
Kaberi 18600 +8000 (Peter 15600 Nicole 9400)

Game stats:
Kaberi 15,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.81% in first on buzzer
Peter 15,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 44.44% in first on buzzer
Nicole 9,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer

Kaberi Chakrabarty, stats to date:
26 correct
2 incorrect
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
14.41% in first on buzzer (16/111)
Average Coryat: $11,800

Peter Buchholz, final stats:
54 correct
6 incorrect
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
46.85% in first on buzzer (52/111)
Average Coryat: $18,900

Nicole Throckmorton, final stats:
30 correct
5 incorrect
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
27.93% in first on buzzer (31/111)
Average Coryat: $9,400

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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