Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 21, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, November 21, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: FAMOUS NAMES

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: At a May 1989 ceremony in Cape Town, he received a Bachelor of Laws correspondence degree in absentia

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Alec Fischthal, a junior from North Woodmere, New York
Sharath Narayan, a sophomore from Madison, Alabama
Michael Borecki, a junior from Darien, Connecticut

Remember: This is a two-game final. Today’s scores will get added to tomorrow’s scores to determine the winner of the tournament. First place receives $100,000 minimum, second place $50,000 minimum, and third place $25,000 minimum.

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Who is Nelson Mandela?


Results will go up on the main page late afternoon, with full stats early evening. They will be seen in the comments section at the bottom of the main page.


Even though Nelson Mandela was able to practice law in South Africa due to his two-year diploma on top of his university degree, he was able to persevere enough in order to get a law degree in 1989 from the University of South Africa while imprisoned. He was imprisoned on Robben Island from 1964 to 1982, followed by Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison, before his release from prison in 1990.

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 21, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | November 21, 2016 at 4:36 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Sharath $20,000
    Michael $13,600
    Alec $10,000

    Final Results:
    Alec $10,000 + $6,500 = $16,500
    Michael $13,600 – $13,600 = $0 (Who is Mohandas Gandhi?)
    Sharath $20,000 + $8,000 = $28,000

    Scores after the opening round:
    Michael $5,200
    Sharath $4,800
    Alec $4,200

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) LANGUAGES $400 (4th pick)
    Alec 1200 +1200 (Michael 800 Sharath 0)

    2) GEOGRAPHY $800 (5th pick)
    Alec 5800 +3000 (Sharath 6000 Michael 5200)
    3) COLONIAL AMERICA $1600 (12th pick)
    Michael 5600 +5600 (Sharath 12800 Alec 7600)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: MANIC PIXEL DREAM GIRLS $400

    Game Stats:
    Sharath $20,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer
    Alec $7,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
    Michael $9,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer

    Michael Borecki, stats to date:
    68 correct
    7 incorrect
    7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,600)
    1/3 in Final Jeopardy
    35.50% in first on buzzer (60/169)
    Average Coryat: $16,733

    Alec Fischthal, stats to date:
    70 correct
    12 incorrect
    5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,200)
    2/3 in Final Jeopardy
    36.47% in first on buzzer (62/170)
    Average Coryat: $14,133

    Sharath Narayan, stats to date:
    65 correct
    7 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,400)
    3/3 in Final Jeopardy
    34.71% in first on buzzer (59/170)
    Average Coryat: $14,600

  2. Not very often,but I’ve seen this happen to tournament winners, such as Bob Verini, Mark Lowenthal, Dave Abbott, Papa Chakravarthy, Meryl Federman, Leonard Cooper & Jim Coury, even though I wouldn’t really consider Jim to be in distant 3rd place after Day 1 of the finals of his College Championship, same with Dave Abbott on his Tournament Of Champions.

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