Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 5, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Small Countries) for Wednesday, July 5, 2017:

This tiny island nation 700 miles northeast of Madagascar makes a great addition to a classic tongue twister

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Chloë Zung, a customer experience advisor from Armonk, New York
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Sebastian Davis, an independent filmmaker from Los Angeles, California
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Jon Eisenman, an attorney from Los Angeles, California (3-day total: $64,300)
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What is Seychelles?


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With 115 islands, capital Victoria, and population under 100,000, Seychelles is the least populous sovereign African country.

Of course, the classic tongue twister “She sells seashells by the seashore”. On the Seychelles? You try saying that five times fast!

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 5, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Jon $11,000
    Chloë $9,000
    Sebastian $8,000

    Final results:
    Sebastian $8,000 + $4,000 = $12,000 (What are Mauritius? Scychelles?)
    Chloë $9,000 – $7,027 = $1,973 (What is Kiribati?)
    Jon $11,000 + $7,001 = $18,001 (4-day total: $82,301)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Chloë $6,200
    Sebastian $3,400
    Jon $1,800

    Opening break taken after: 14 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) IN THE OLYMPIC CITY $1000 (27th pick)
    Chloë 3000 +3000 (Sebastian 3600 Jon 1800)

    2) LITERARY SPOILER ALERT $1600 (14th pick)
    Jon 8600 -2000 (Chloë 9000 Sebastian 5800)
    3) I RULED IN BRITAIN FOR 50+ YEARS $1600 (19th pick)
    Sebastian 6200 -1000 (Chloë 11000 Jon 6600)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 61

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: SAME CONSONANT WORDS $1200 & $1600
    Total $ Left On Board: $2,800

    Game Stats:
    Jon $13,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer
    Sebastian $9,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer
    Chloë $7,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.55% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,200

    Jon Eisenman, stats to date:
    80 correct
    11 incorrect
    3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,300)
    3/4 in Final Jeopardy
    33.63% in first on buzzer (75/223)
    Average Coryat: $15,400

    Jon Eisenman, to win:
    5 games: 52.62%
    6: 27.69%
    7: 14.57%
    8: 7.67%
    9: 4.03%
    Avg. streak: 5.111 games.

    With a projected 37 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 1.6736 5+-time champions (standard deviation 0.96253).
    An average of 2.8544 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.0448).

    An early cutoff took place 2.868% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Jon Eisenman qualified 53.874% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 66.135% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 26.088% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 0.318% of the time.

  2. john blahuta | July 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm |

    A little bit of a sloppy clue. The Seychelles stretch over 700 miles from about 150 mile N and NW of the northern tip of Madagascar. I guess they go by the tiny island of Maha, where 90% of the entire island population live. Going more by population than geographical expansion. A little sloppy, at least imo.

  3. Dal Higbee | July 5, 2017 at 5:22 pm |

    I thought this would be a hard Final. Plus, I’ve never heard of Seychelles.

    • john blahuta | July 5, 2017 at 7:58 pm |

      used to be a hot spot for ” jet set “surfers in the ’80s, you vacationed in the Seychelles, you were IN…..the “in” crowd.

  4. Dal Higbee | July 5, 2017 at 5:22 pm |

    I hope Jon gets that 5th win tomorrow.

    • Matt Carberry | July 5, 2017 at 7:58 pm |

      He’ll likely need it for the ToC – he only moved himself into the “last player in the field” spot, a mere $102 behind Todd Giese.

    • Frank Smith | July 6, 2017 at 4:39 pm |

      He won big today. Five wins and over $103K.

  5. PriceRight89 | July 5, 2017 at 7:31 pm |

    Jon Eisenman’s impressive run continues. Didn’t think he’d win after finishing Jeopardy! in third place. I can’t wait to see the new graph now that Rob Liguori’s now pretty much out of contention.

    • freddie leonard | July 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm |

      That’s too bad. Rob was a cool champion.

    • john blahuta | July 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm |

      he is already. Jon is #15 right now. Anyone who beats 82.302 with 4 wins or more takes Jon’s place I think…Rob Liguori is out.

      • The 0.318% chance the model gives Rob reflects the tiny possibility that Jon will still be the reigning champion on October 6, when Andy expects the qualification period for the ToC to end.

  6. First thought on Final was the Maldives, but I felt they were too far away from Madagascar. I then debated between Mauritius and the Comoros, going so far as to write the former on the paper. But my lack of confidence led me to keep thinking… and most fortunate that was, as I remembered the Seychelles with just enough time to get it on the paper as the Think! music wrapped up.

    Alex mentioned the party being over… I recalled another Canada callback – today’s game is the 338th of the current ToC qualification period. I’m certain Andy will get that reference; I leave it as an exercise to my fellow Americans to see if they do.

    Another excellent #JeopardyLivePanel tonight!

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