Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 26, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fictional Characters) for Tuesday, September 26, 2017:

At the Women in I.T. Awards in 2017, the head of MI-6 said today the real version of the character known by this letter is female

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York
Austin Rogers on Jeopardy!
Tina Doppler, a small business owner from Crown Point, Indiana
Tina Doppler on Jeopardy!
Dennis Fawcett, a painter & handyman from San Diego, California (1-day total: $24,000)

Dennis Fawcett on Jeopardy!


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What is Q?


Sir Alex Younger, known in MI-6 circles as C, made the statement in January. He said, “If any of you would like to join us…the real-life Q is looking forward to meeting you and I’m pleased to report that the real-life Q is a woman”. Younger went on to say “The more different people you have in the room, in these high-pressure circumstances in which we operate, the better the decisions. So success for me is a deeper, broader range of technological skills in MI6 and more diversity, in particular more women.”

In the James Bond movies, Q is the character who devises the very imaginative gadgets used by Bond, often to extricate the spy from sticky situations.

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Scores going into Final:
Austin $26,000
Tina $6,600
Dennis $3,400

Final results:
Dennis $3,400 – $2,564 = $836 (What is M? Thank you!)
Tina $6,600 – $600 = $6,600 (What is M?)
Austin $26,000 + $10,000 = $36,000 (1-day total: $36,000)

Austin Rogers, winner of the September 26, 2017 episode of Jeopardy!

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Austin $4,200
Dennis $3,000
Tina $1,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) DOUBLE DOUBLE LETTERS $1000 (23rd pick)
Tina 2000 -2000 (Austin 3800 Dennis 3000)
2) EPONYMS $800 (9th pick)
Austin 11000 +6500 (Tina 3400 Dennis 1000)
3) LET’S SET SOME BOUNDARIES $1600 (26th pick, $4,400 left on board)
Austin 17900 +6500 (Dennis 5400 Tina 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -5

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Austin $15,400 Coryat, 24 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Tina $8,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Dennis $3,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 7 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $27,400
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $18,200

Dennis Fawcett, final stats:
30 correct
11 incorrect
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
26.42% in first on buzzer (31/110)
Average Coryat: $7,700

Austin Rogers, stats to date:
25 correct
4 incorrect
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
Average Coryat: $15,400

Austin Rogers, to win:
2 games: 78.03%
3: 60.89%
4: 47.51%
5: 37.07%
6: 28.93%
Avg. streak: 4.552 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)

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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 26, 2017"

  1. Nice payday! Congrats! Funny, Austin does not look old enough to remember the older 007 movies when Q was playing a relatively major role, often tongue-in-cheek
    like…nevertheless .. 36 K: the trip from N.Y. paid off, even if it’s the only win. 13 K in DD didn’t hurt either.

  2. Man…Austin had $17,500 after picking up the first DD in the DJ! round and had $400 more before picking up the other DD. What happened right around there?! Were there a ton of triple stumpers/negs inbetween?

    • Austin: 11000+6500=17500
      He got $400 in EPONYMNS to go to 17900
      After that:
      OPERA went T, A, A, D, TS (+$2000 for Austin)
      INSECTS went A, D, A, A miss to D, A miss to D (+1600 & -$3600 for Austin for back at 17900)
      RELATIONSHIP went A miss to D, T, T, A miss, D&T miss to A (-$2000 & + $2000 for back to 17900 once again when finding DD3.

      Austin knows a lot and is good on the buzzer. It’s the discipline that needs a little work.

    • Austin was as high as $21,500 before picking up negs on clues 19, 20, 21, and 24 of Double Jeopardy!

    • @Matt

      Well, 17.900 +6.500= 24.400, he had 26,000 before FJ. Possibly he did not make the mistake to ring in with a huge lead unless he was absolutely sure.Dennis and Tina probably tried desperately to catch up and dug themselves even deeper. That’s my guess.Smart move by Austin, how often have we seen a huge lead disappear because the leader became too confident or/and greedy, wanted even more and…poof! All it takes is to miss 2 2K clues, the same opponent gets them and you have a swing of 12K…..leads of 10 K or more can disappear – even without a DD- in DJ in a few seconds. Maybe Austin made that mistake after he got the first DD right and then wised up after the second DD. Just a guess.
      But not ringing in when you have a big lead and let the others miss – especially when you see they are staring to panic – is a smart strategy. Ken Jennings was a master at that. He often won because his challengers buried themselves and Ken was just watching, adding 1.800 or 2K now and then and bingo-he had another runaway!

  3. If Tim Kutz does not make it to the ToC, I would put him on my Second Chance Tournament list.

  4. freddie leonard | September 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm |

    Basing the model on just the coryat score. Andy’s model gave Austin a 51% chance of winning a second game. Quite a difference between pre-FJ and coryat. Austin may break a record for being the most entertaining contestant on J.

  5. I thought Austin gave the other contestants a chance when he bet big on the Mason-Dixon DD. He already had the game. I would’ve gone small and bet 100 bucks…

  6. Love that Austin’s occupation is “bartender”. It might be. But he also runs a bunch of pub trivia nights in NYC. Good dude, or at least a good quizmaster.

  7. Why are people on here assuming that because the last two champs mention blue-collar, “lower-ranking” jobs as their occupations that it’s somehow unexpected—a fluke—that they win. If they stick around a while, and Alex digs a little deeper during the interviews, it usually turns out most contestants have post-graduate degrees or other academic accolades. And please don’t account for the personal interests and experiences that also contribute to a person’s range of knowledge. Hell, the last guy was reciting Chaucer with an authentic-sounding accent. I doubt he picked that up while he was house painting and handymaning.

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