Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 8, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Annie Moriondo, a bookseller from Somerville, MA
Paul Hoan Zeidler, a writer and director from Los Angeles, CA
Brent Povis, a board game designer from Pittsburgh, PA (1-day total: $24,789)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Annie $14,600
Brent $7,200
Paul $6,800

Final Jeopardy! category: THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Final Jeopardy! clue: 2 U.S. state capitals and 2 major Panamanian ports are named after this European

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Who is Christopher Columbus?



Paul 6800 + 500 = 7300
Brent 7200 + 6401 = 13601
Annie 14600 + 7700 = 22300

Yes. Those numbers are correct. Alex was surprised, the audience was surprised. Even I had to double-check my math. Someone will need to check on Keith Williams.

Meanwhile, the US states: Ohio (obviously) and South Carolina. The Panamanian ports? Cristóbal & Colón.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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2 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 8, 2016"

  1. I could not understand why the champion, who had made the game a runaway, risked as much as she did.
    Was her math faulty?

    • Andy Saunders | March 10, 2016 at 12:35 pm |

      As best as I can tell, yes. She made a calculation error. My guess is that she didn’t think that she had the game locked up.

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