Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 7, 2016

On Matt Jackson’s Facebook group, he mentioned that the current champion (Matt Hoffer-Hawlik) is also a Yale quiz bowl alum! I could go either way on how things are going to go for our new champ. Most of his winnings yesterday were because of Daily Doubles (which can be volatile), or, he could hit a stride and go for a long run!

Today’s contestants:

Bonnie Megel, an administrative assistant from Grinnell, IA
Neil Sondov, a psychotherapist from Greenville, SC
Matt Hoffer-Hawlik, an investment banker & strategy consultant from Boston, MA (1-day total: $29,601)


Final Jeopardy! clue: In an 1887 novel this narrator’s old wartime injury is in his shoulder; in an 1890 novel by the same author, it’s in his leg

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Who is Watson?



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The post “Shoulder or Leg?” over on “Good-Night Mister Sherlock Holmes” speaks of this discrepancy.

Neil Sondov is a Board of Directors member of SCCADVASA (The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault). SCCADVASA is a statewide coalition of the 23 domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy organizations in South Carolina, including Safe Harbor and the Julie Valentine Center in Greenville. Not wanting to have a viewing party, he was convinced to — provided that the proceeds go to SCCADVASA.

Here’s the link for tickets for Neil Sondov’s “Questions for a Cause” viewing party. If you aren’t in the Greenville area and still want to support, “There In Spirit” donations can be made through July 15th at the ticketing link.

I hope that Neil is able to turn this into a good fundraiser for SCCADVASA!

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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5 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 7, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 7, 2016 at 2:01 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Bonnie $19,400
    Matt $15,600
    Neil $3,400

    Final Results:
    Neil $3,400 – $3,400 = $0 (Who is Sherlock Holmes?)
    Matt $15,600 – $4,801 = $10,799 (Who is Sherlock Holmes?)
    Bonnie $19,400 + $12,000 = $31,400 (1-day total: $31,400)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) FOOD & DRINK HOLIDAYS $400 (21st pick)
    Neil -1000 +1000 (Bonnie 4200 Matt 2400)

    2) EUROPEAN LAKES & RIVERS $1200 (6th pick)
    Matt 4000 +4000 (Bonnie 9000 Neil 1800)

    3) AND I QUOTE $1600 (15th pick)
    Bonnie 14200 +4000 (Matt 8800 Neil 4200)

    Game Stats:
    Bonnie 17,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer
    Matt 12,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 6 incorrect, 35.85% in first on buzzer
    Neil 2,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer

    Matt Hoffer-Hawlik’s final stats:
    40 correct
    11 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Money Earned: $17,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    38.18% in first on buzzer (42/110)
    Average Coryat: $12,000

    Bonnie Megel’s stats:
    19 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Money Earned: $4,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    24.53% in first on buzzer (13/53)
    Average Coryat: $17,000

    Bonnie Megel, to win:
    2 games: 60.04%
    3: 36.05%
    4: 21.64%
    5: 12.99%
    6: 7.80%
    Avg. streak: 2.502 games.

  2. Fred Vaughn | July 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm |

    Donated happily.

  3. Andy Saunders | July 8, 2016 at 1:33 am |

    Erratum: The Boeing 787 clue tonight listed its cruising speed at Mach 0.82. The jet’s cruising speed is Mach 0.85.

  4. Matt did NOT ask in the form of a question on the Boeing clue. Twice he did not.

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