Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 4, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Men of Science) for Friday, August 4, 2017:

The symbols for 6 chemical elements spell out his name, beginning with cobalt, phosphorus & erbium

(This game originally aired on November 15, 2016.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jasmine Wheeler, an 8th grader from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Jasmine Wheeler on Jeopardy!
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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Who is Nicolaus Copernicus?

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Cobalt (Co), Phosphorus (P), Erbium (Er), Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu), and Sulfur (S) are the six.

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Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Michael $22,800
Sharath $12,200
Jasmine $6,600

Final Results:
Jasmine $6,600 – $6,599 = $1 (Who is ?)
Sharath $12,200 + $10,601 = $22,801
Michael $22,800 + $1,601 = $24,401

Wild Card Standings:
QF1: Lily Allingham $15,601 ($13,000, $3,800)
QF2: Emily Lamonica $23,201 ($24,000, $9,200)
QF3: Alec Fischthal $18,400 ($18,400, $7,200)
QF4: Connor Pierce $23,599 ($11,800, $3.800)
QF5: Michael Borecki $24,401 ($22,800, $9,800)
1) Sharath Narayan $22,801 ($12,200, $5,000)
2) Antonio Karides $20,000 ($13,400, $5,800)
3) Lucia Geng $16,800 ($16,000, $3,400)
4) Apurva Kanneganti $10,800 ($7,800, $4,600)

5) Jack Bekos $5,600 ($11,600, $4,200)
6) Michael Kwan $3,500 ($7,600, $2,400)
7) Leeyu Addisu $1,001 ($2,600, -$1,400)
8) Sabrina Duong $45 ($9,600, $800)
9) Jasmine Wheeler $1 ($6,600, $2,600)
10) Porter Bowman $0 ($5,300, $400)

Scores after the opening round:
Michael $9,800
Sharath $5,000
Jasmine $2,600

(more stats below)

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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NEW PRESIDENTIAL CODE NAMES? $800 (4th pick)
Michael 2600 +2000 (Sharath 0 Jasmine 0)

2) ONLINE LEARNING $1200 (21st pick)
Michael 17800 +2000 (Sharath 14200 Jasmine 6600)
3) QUARTER BACKS $800 (22nd pick)
Michael 19800 +3000 (Sharath 14200 Jasmine 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 103

Unplayed clues:
None!

Game Stats:
Michael $18,600 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Sharath $12,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
Jasmine $6,600 Coryat, 6 correct, 0 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800

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Jasmine Wheeler, stats to date:
6 correct
1 incorrect
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57)
Average Coryat: $6,600

Sharath Narayan, stats to date:
22 correct
3 incorrect
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
Average Coryat: $12,200

Michael Borecki, stats to date:
25 correct
1 incorrect
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
Average Coryat: $18,600

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