Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 10, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Names) for Thursday, August 10, 2017:

At a May 1989 ceremony in Cape Town, he received a Bachelor of Laws correspondence degree in absentia

(This game originally aired on November 21, 2016.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Alec Fischthal, a junior from North Woodmere, New York
Alec Fischthal on Jeopardy!/td>

Sharath Narayan, a sophomore from Madison, Alabama
Sharath Narayan on Jeopardy!
Michael Borecki, a junior from Darien, Connecticut
Michael Borecki on Jeopardy!

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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 Ganhdi?)
Sharath $20,000 + $8,000 = $28,000

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

(more stats below)

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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)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 252

Unplayed clues:
J! round: MANIC PIXEL DREAM GIRLS $200

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
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200

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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

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 10, 2017"

  1. Raymond Rauch | August 10, 2017 at 7:32 pm | Reply

    Jeopardy teen tournament was taken off channel 9 for a football game. I am a football fan but this was not right. Channel 9 will be losing me as a regular fan.

    • My advice would be for you to contact Channel 9 expressing your displeasure.

      That being said: I can certainly understand, though, why a television station would elect to show a preseason football game over a Jeopardy! rerun. This is why the show does run six weeks of encore presentations over the summer, because affiliates often pre-empt the show over the summer for various reasons — preseason football and the Olympics among the most common ones.

      • Not simply having the six weeks of repeats, but the timing of the season’s start as well. Including the upcoming season, only 7 out of 34 times, and not since 2004, has the season premiere aired the week prior to NFL Week 1.

        I imagine that after the Thursday Night Football fiasco three years ago, the show is even more sensitive to not having first-run episodes bumped from their normal time slots by NFL coverage.

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