# Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 9, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Science & Math Vocabulary) for Wednesday, August 9, 2017:

These 2 words are just 1 letter different; one is a whirlpool & the other a geometry term for a meeting point

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

 Apurva Kanneganti, a senior from Germantown, Tennessee Antonio Karides, a junior from Severna Park, Maryland Michael Borecki, a junior from Darien, Connecticut

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What are vortex and vertex?

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Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Michael \$25,400
Apurva \$8,600
Antonio -\$4,200

Final Results:
Apurva \$8,600 + \$8,600 = \$17,200
Michael \$25,400 – \$0 = \$25,400 (What is gg, guys?)

Michael’s reponse is in homage to Alex Jacob’s response in Game 1 of the 2015 Tournament of Champions final.

Scores after the opening round:
Michael \$7,400
Apurva \$5,000
Antonio \$1,400

(more stats below)

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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SOUTHERN HISTORY \$800 (1st pick)
Michael 0 +1000 (Antonio 0 Apurva 0)

2) PHYSICS \$1600 (6th pick)
Michael 9400 +2000 (Apurva 6200 Antonio 1400)
3) “C” THE WORLD \$1200 (12th pick)
Michael 14200 +4000 (Apurva 7800 Antonio -200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 149

Unplayed clues:
DJ! round: THE RHYMES OF LIFE & LOVE \$2000

Game Stats:
Michael \$22,000 Coryat, 30 correct, 2 incorrect, 48.21% in first on buzzer
Apurva \$8,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Antonio -\$4,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 6 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer
Lach Trash: \$10,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): \$15,000

Michael Borecki, stats to date:
55 correct
4 incorrect
6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: \$14,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
42.47% in first on buzzer (48/113)
Average Coryat: \$20,300

Antonio Karides, stats to date:
27 correct
8 incorrect
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
29.20% in first on buzzer (33/113)
Average Coryat: \$4,600

Apurva Kanneganti, stats to date:
31 correct
6 incorrect
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
27.19% in first on buzzer (31/114)
Average Coryat: \$8,200

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