|Vaughn Winchell, a graduate student in mathematics from Columbia, MD
||Brennan Bushee, a software developer from Malden, MA
||Alex Jacob, a currency trader from Chicago, IL
Easily the stat of the match, also one the points to how dominant Alex Jacob can be on the signalling device: It took until the 42nd clue of the match for Brennan to be first in on the signalling device. Coming into the match, Brennan had gotten in first 37.85% of the time. It was one of the most dominant performances I had seen since Ken Jennings was steamrollering opponents in 2004.
Meanwhile, as I alluded to yesterday, I watched this match during its original airing in Boston with Kerry Greene and other Jeopardy! fans. Then, Brennan Bushee stopped by afterwards to take questions! Here are my pictures from that trip.
Alex Jacob’s response to Final Jeopardy, as you’ll see below, was met with uproarious approval from the gathered masses at our viewing party.
Final Jeopardy! category: AFRICAN COUNTRIES
Final Jeopardy! clue: These 2 6-letter rhyming countries both derive their names from rivers & were both once controlled by Great Britain
What are Zambia and the Gambia?
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Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Vaughn $8,000 – $8,000 = $0 (What are Rwanda & Uganda?)
Brennan $11,600 – $6,000 = $5,600 (What are Uganda & Rwanda?)
Alex $28,200 – $0 = $28,200 (What is Aleve?)
Daily Double locations:
1) BIBLE BOOKS $400 (8th pick)
Vaughn 1600 -1600 (Alex 3800 Brennan 0)
2) HISTORY 101 $2000 (7th pick)
Brennan 1600 +1600 (Alex 16400 Vaughn 2800)
3) THE EX FILES $1200 (24th pick)
Alex 24400 +3000 (Brennan 10800 Vaughn 7200)
Alex 26,400 Coryat, 32 correct, 1 incorrect, 54.39% in first on buzzer
Brennan 12,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer
Vaughn 9,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Alex Jacob’s stats to date:
10/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 53,000)
2/9 in Final Jeopardy
47.58% in first on buzzer (236/496)
Average Coryat: $21,244
Brennan Bushee’s stats to date:
6/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 5,000)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
34.60% in first on buzzer (155/448)
Average Coryat: $16,750
Vaughn Winchell’s stats to date:
6/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 8,800)
4/8 in Final Jeopardy
33.33% in first on buzzer (148/444)
Average Coryat: $15,475
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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