Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 29, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century People) for Friday, September 29, 2017:

On June 28, 1838 an archbishop jammed a ring made for her little finger onto her 4th; she had to soak it in ice water to get it off

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Jim Bickford, an attorney from Aurora, Colorado
Jim Bickford on Jeopardy!
Colin O’Bannon, a pool room owner from Columbus, Ohio
Colin O'Bannon on Jeopardy!
Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York (3-day total: $96,100)
Austin Rogers on Jeopardy!

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Who is Queen Victoria?

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The 1838 coronation of Queen Victoria is generally considered to be the last of the “botched coronations”. (I’m sure our champion Austin would use more colorful language to describe it.) There was very little rehearsal, and it showed in that the Archbishop of Canterbury put Victoria’s sovereign ring on the wrong finger, and it only came off with great pain.

For coronations that followed after Victoria’s 1901 death, British historians devised a coronation program that was much better rehearsed in order to prevent these mishaps from occurring again.


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Scores going into Final:
Austin $25,000
Colin $11,400
Jim $6,000


Final results:
Jim $6,000 + $5,483 = $11,483
Colin $11,400 – $1,400 = $10,000 (Who is Bernadette?)
Austin $25,000 + $2,000 = $27,000 (4-day total: $123,100)


Austin Rogers, winner of the September 29, 2017 episode of Jeopardy!


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Austin $10,800
Jim $3,200
Colin $600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD LEADERS $800 (23rd pick)
Austin 6200 +4200 (Jim 3000 Colin 600)
2) THE RENAISSANCE $800 (2nd pick)
Colin 1000 +2000 (Austin 10800 Jim 3200)
3) THAT’S MY JOB! $2000 (14th pick)
Austin 14400 +7400 (Colin 5800 Jim 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 219


Unplayed clues:
J! round: “MENTAL” ADJECTIVES $200 & $400
DJ! Round: NATIONAL SPELLING BEE WINNING WORDS $400; THE “KID” STAYS IN THE PICTURE $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,400


Game Stats:
Austin $16,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 4 incorrect, 47.17% in first on buzzer
Jim $6,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.64% in first on buzzer
Colin $10,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.64% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: 32,400
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,600


Austin Rogers, stats to date:
106 correct
16 incorrect
7/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $37,100)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
46.15% in first on buzzer (102/221)
Average Coryat: $16,350


Austin Rogers, to win:
5 games: 78.52%
6: 61.65%
7: 48.41%
8: 38.01%
9: 29.85%
Avg. streak: 7.655 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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25 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 29, 2017"

  1. I must admit I am in awe. Austin, if you’re reading this, great job.

  2. Not only am I impressed, but THREE runaways in 4 games!

  3. This puts Austin on the ToC tracker, does it not? 4 wins, $123,100 puts him ahead of Tim Kutz… and I suspect he’s not done yet.

  4. Good to see a local boy make good!

  5. Keep winning Austin. You are so much fun to watch!

  6. The currant champ seems quirky , nothing wrong with that, but he has words and numbers he doesn’t like. Anyone else notice?

  7. Austin Rogers got me hooked on Jeopardy again! Over the $100K mark in 4 wins! WOW…Keep winning!

  8. I love Audtin but still sucks for Tim cause I had Tim as one of the favs for the TOC if he got in but now that looks to be over unless a player drops out or Austin keeps winning pass the toc.

  9. Jim spelled albumin wrong but got credit.

  10. Marilyn Doehler | September 30, 2017 at 9:28 am | Reply

    Love, love, love Austin. Wonderful, talented guy. Wondering if that is his hair or a wig. I say it’s his hair. Is it?

  11. Is Austin john Laroquette’s double? He looks so much like a younger version of John.

  12. If, hypothetically, Austin still doesn’t lose before the ToC cutoff date, does he still participate or does he have to wait until next time?

  13. I just don’t see how a bartender could be dominating like this. I just don’t see it. And how could he have known about Queen Victoria? He wasn’t even born yet!

    • lol, I thought you were being serious until you said “he wasn’t even born yet”

      • Another subtle (or not) peeve of mine, along with the blue-collar, “lower-ranking” contestant who, despite his or her occupation, surprises everyone and wins. Alex, or sometimes a commenter on here, says something along the lines of them “not being old enough to remember.” How do people who are good at trivia know anything? They’re exposed to it at some point in their lives. You either know it or you don’t. It has nothing to do with age. I’ll say no more…

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