Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 15, 2016

Today’s contestants:

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:
Philip $38,600
Sean $13,600
Kristen $4,000

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

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

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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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 15, 2016"

  1. Phillip is the MAN!!!!!!!!!

  2. ms. Nola R Elkins | March 15, 2016 at 11:05 pm |

    I was So Stunned, Proud and Happy for Philip Tiu Today (3/15/2016) when he wagered $19,000.00 as his Daily Double amount!!! I think the whole world, including Mr. Trebek, was caught with our mouths open and breath bated when Mr. Tiu made the wager
    and won — to boot!!!
    Well Done Mr. Philip Tiu!!!! You Deserve this!!

  3. Philip Tiu | March 18, 2016 at 5:41 am |

    Thank you, Phil and Nola! This has been the most exciting time of my life, made all the more fun by your comments and reactions!

  4. Philip, you are AMAZING! My husband and I just watched the March 15th episode. We really enjoyed watching you play. You rock!

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