|Sean Cauley, a purchasing manager from Louisville, KY
||Kristen Bancroft, a compliance executive from New York, NY
||Philip Tiu, an educator from Atlanta, GA (1-day total: $21,198)
Well, it certainly seems like Philip figured out the signalling device after yesterday! Also, on what turned out to be the last clue seen, he bet $19,000 on a Daily Double — and was right!
Yes, $19,000 is a record for the largest amount wagered on a Daily Double. (There was one $10,000 pre-doubled, from Bob Beers in 1988, however.)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: BUSINESS NEWS 2015
Final Jeopardy! clue: In July it replaced Toyota as the world’s largest automaker; in September its stock price fell by one-third
What is Volkswagen? (Kristen said Toyota)
Kristen 4000 – 4000 = 0
Sean 13600 + 5599 = 19199
Philip 38600 + 11300 = 49900 (2-day total: $71,098)
I did not get this Final Jeopardy; it was met with an “oh, of course!” upon hearing the correct response. I’m usually a lot better at the “current business news” Final Jeopardy clues, but I’d forgotten about this one!
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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