Jeopardy Encore Presentation Recap – August 8, 2016

This episode originally aired on November 16, 2015.

The difference between a win and a loss in this specific game? At least $40,000 (third place in the tournament earns $50,000; semifinalists earn $10,000). Thus, I often find Tournament of Champions semifinals to be some of the most dramatic matches of the season. As you’ll see below, this one did not disappoint.

Today’s contestants:

Dan Feitel, an attorney from Gillette, NJ
John Schultz, a computer programmer from Ann Arbor, MI
Kerry Greene, a volunteer CASA guardian ad litem from Manchester, NH

Kaya Chua was in the audience for the semifinals and finals. Back in November, she shared her thoughts for us.

My own thoughts? This semifinal reminded me about how shocking Jeopardy! results can sometimes be. For the suspense, back in November, I somehow managed to keep myself unspoiled on this specific result until I watched it, after my own pub quiz that night. The final outcome — especially seeing the responses to Final Jeopardy — was my favourite moment to date from my time writing for TJF. (A close second was watching Final Jeopardy during Game 1 of the 2014 Tournament of Champions final.) I’m probably slightly biased here, as when I was watching, I was twelve hours from a flight to Boston to watch the second semifinal with a group of Jeopardy! fans that included Kerry herself as well as Brennan Bushee. But I’ll get to more of that with tomorrow’s recap.

Final Jeopardy! category: CITIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Final Jeopardy! clue: A Hanseatic city, this port of 1.8 million is the largest European Union city that’s not a capital

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What is Hamburg, Germany?



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Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Dan $9,000
Kerry $7,400
John $5,400

Final Results:
John $5,400 + $600 = $6,000
Kerry $7,400 + $5,400 = $12,800
Dan $9,000 – $5,801 = $3,199 (What is Marsei?)

Daily Double locations:
1) AMERICAN PLACE NAMES $800 (5th pick)
John 1200 -1200 (Dan 200 Kerry 0)

2) WHAT A BEAST! $2000 (10th pick)
Dan 9400 -4000 (Kerry 5200 John -600)
3) HE WAS THE POPE… $800 (20th pick)
Kerry 9200 -6200 (Dan 7400 John 1800)

Game Stats:
Kerry 10,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
John 6,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Dan 13,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer

Kerry Greene’s stats to date:
171 correct
18 incorrect
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 10,500)
8/9 in Final Jeopardy
31.16% in first on buzzer (158/507)
Average Coryat: $13,711

John Schultz’s stats to date:
147 correct
24 incorrect
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 25,000)
4/8 in Final Jeopardy
31.38% in first on buzzer (139/443)
Average Coryat: $13,375

Dan Feitel’s stats to date:
175 correct
24 incorrect
2/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -8,000)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
39.10% in first on buzzer (174/445)
Average Coryat: $15,250

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1 Comment on "Jeopardy Encore Presentation Recap – August 8, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | August 8, 2016 at 8:16 pm |

    FYI: The animal Alces alces is known as Moose in North America but Elk in Europe.

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