Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 29, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Nations of the World) for Thursday, June 29, 2017:

Its contiguous territory covers 36 degrees of latitude, the longest stretch of any country not in the top 10 in area

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Megan Williams, a chief of operations from Brooklyn, New York
Megan Williams on Jeopardy!
Clint Thompson, a project manager from Putnam, Connecticut
Clint Thompson on Jeopardy!
Nathan Flynn, an English teacher fro Royal Oak, Michigan (1-day total: $18,001)
Nathan Flynn on Jeopardy!

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What is Chile?

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Chile is long and narrow, extending over 2,500 miles north-south, but only averages 110 miles east-west.

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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 29, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Clint $19,800
    Nathan $10,995
    Megan $6,200

    Final results:
    Megan $6,200 + $6,200 = $12,400
    Nathan $10,995 + $6,615 = $17,610
    Clint $19,800 + $2,200 = $22,000 (1-day total: $22,000)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Nathan $5,400
    Megan $5,000
    Clint $4,800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) ADD A LETTER $600 (9th pick)
    Megan 400 +1000 (Nathan 1600 Clint 1200)

    2) WORLD HISTORY $1200 (1st pick)
    Clint 4800 +1800 (Nathan 5400 Megan 5000)
    3) ECONOMICS $1600 (29th pick, $2000 left on board)
    Nathan 11000 -5 (Clint 19800 Megan 6200)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 137

    Unplayed clues: None!

    Game Stats:
    Clint $19,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
    Nathan $11,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Megan $5,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000

    Nathan Flynn, final stats:
    34 correct
    4 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,995)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    28.07% in first on buzzer (32/114)
    Average Coryat: $11,900

    Clint Thompson, stats to date:
    21 correct
    1 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
    Average Coryat: $19,200

    Clint Thompson, to win:
    2 games: 65.31%
    3: 42.66%
    4: 27.86%
    5: 18.20%
    6: 11.89%
    Avg. streak: 2.883 games.

    With a projected 41 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 1.4779 5+-time champions (standard deviation 0.94398).
    An average of 2.3072 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.134).

    An early cutoff took place 1.826% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Clint Thompson qualified 23.062% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 77.038% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 34.022% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 6.208% of the time.

  2. john blahuta | June 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm | Reply

    The way this clue is worded I’m afraid time will have run out.
    The clue writers try to throw the players for a loop again…

    • I thought this clue was very straightforward. I thought “contiguous” was there specifically to rule out places like France and is essentially “name a country that is long and thin”

      • john blahuta | June 29, 2017 at 5:50 pm | Reply

        “contiguous” WAS tyhe operative word, maybe trying the players to overthink it. In that case it would have been France. covering e lattitubes between the northermost and southernmost” point of “France” as it were, but NOT contiguous…..However, the players didn’t take the bait.

  3. so ready for at least a 5 time champion again.

  4. Megan Williams looks like Susannah Nichols

  5. I don’t get it. If it’s north and south, shouldn’t it be longitude, not latitude???

    • Longitude is an east-west measurement. (I almost got tripped up by that myself.)

    • I’m in the same boat, James. I was picturing the lines of longitude running vertically, so I tried to think of a wide country. I guessed Mongolia. In the words of Popeye, “How embaraskin!”

  6. We could have had a winner who is from Connecticut yesterday, but it was today.

  7. Today was the first triple solve since Joe Nguyen’s first game on May 31.

  8. freddie leonard | June 29, 2017 at 8:49 pm | Reply

    Tomorrow’s game will be 3 male contestants for the second time this week. It’s not very often that you see an all male or female game. It seems like when these type of games happen, they only air Tuesday-Friday but never on Monday.

    • They had an all male game on November 21, 2016. Twice a week earlier this season, we had 3 female contestants during the week of February 6, 2017 on Tuesday and Thursday.

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