Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 16, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Thursday, March 16, 2017:


Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: The name of this popular beer brand founded in 1897 is a reference to the 20th century

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Steve Pecukonis, an trainer and consultant from Brunswick, Maine
Gretchen Neidhardt, a librarian from Chicago, Illinois
Grant McSheffrey, a software developer from Ottawa, Ontario (2-day total: $53,400)


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What is Dos Equis?


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As per Dos Equis’ website, brewer Wilhelm Hasse first brewed Dos Equis in 1897, naming the beer “Siglo XX” — Siglo meaning century, XX for 20. The name of the brand eventually changed to “Dos Equis” (two Xs).

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 16, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | March 16, 2017 at 1:59 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Gretchen $15,800
    Grant $11,200
    Steve $6,800

    Final results:
    Steve $6,800 – $0 = $6,800 (What is ?)
    Grant $11,200 + $4,601 = $15,801 (3-day total: $69,201)
    Gretchen $15,800 – $6,601 = $9,199 (What is Corona?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Gretchen $5,200
    Grant $4,800
    Steve $2,800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) PRECIOUS GEMS $800 (9th pick)
    Gretchen 1600 +800 (Grant 2000 Steve 0)

    2) CHARACTERS IN BOOKS $1200 (16th pick)
    Gretchen 8800 +3000 (Grant 9200 Steve 6800)
    3) ORGANIZED LABOR $800 (22nd pick)
    Grant 15200 -4000 (Gretchen 11800 Steve 6800)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: CABINET DEPARTMENTS $800 & $1000
    DJ! round: ORGANIZED LABOR $1600
    $ Left on Board: $3400

    Game Stats:
    Grant $15,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
    Gretchen $14,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.89% in first on buzzer
    Steve $6,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 16.67% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $11,200
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $3,400

    Grant McSheffrey, stats to date:
    58 correct
    4 incorrect
    3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
    3/3 in Final Jeopardy
    30.67% in first on buzzer (50/163)
    Average Coryat: $15,600

    Grant McSheffrey, to win:
    4 games: 53.29%
    5: 28.40%
    6: 15.13%
    7: 8.07%
    8: 4.30%
    Avg. streak: 4.141 games.
    Average Total Winnings (including possible ToC berth): $102,858.

    With a projected 86 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 3.3556 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4156).
    An average of 5.2736 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7269).
    An early cutoff took place 20.386% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
    Grant McSheffrey qualified 33.047% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 51.661% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 13.432% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 2.594% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.494% of the time.


    • At current exchange rates, $69,201 USD is worth between $92,150 and $92,250 CAD.
  2. Dal Higbee | March 16, 2017 at 9:36 pm |

    I hope we FINALLY hope tomorrow will be the first Friday FJ correct response by the leader.

  3. Jugie Rayson | March 16, 2017 at 10:30 pm |

    Very good game today! Close and fun.

  4. Andy — I think you’re connected to either JBoard or the J! Archive, or both, so I’m hopeful it’s OK to ask a question here. I haven’t been able to get onto either site for the last day or so. Do you know if the sites are having problems, or is it me/my computer? Thanks.

    • Andy Saunders | March 17, 2017 at 6:29 pm |

      Both sites are currently undergoing a server upgrade. JBoard is back online but you may be beset by DNS propogation issues.
      J! Archive is still down as there are some migration issues to work out (a lot of the backend was coded 12 years ago and there are important parts of the code that were deprecated and need to be rewritten.)

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