Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 20, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category British Monarchs) for Friday, October 20, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 30):

Her marriage to a European Crown Prince in the 16th century added Queen of Naples & Queen of Jerusalem to her titles

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Kathleen Kosman, an attorney from Dearborn, Michigan
Kathleen Kosman on Jeopardy!
Tim Suba, a public education consultant from Los Angeles, California
Tim Suba on Jeopardy!
Tom Blake, a video producer from New York, New York (1-day total: $16,601)
Tom Blake on Jeopardy!

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Who is Mary I?

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Mary I, fourth of five English Tudor monarchs, became Queen after successfully deposing Lady Jane Grey. Being Catholic, she became known as Bloody Mary due to her passing of a strict heresy law that resulted in over 300 Protestants being burned as heretics. Desperate to avoid her Protestant half-sister Elizabeth being her successor, she married Philip II of Spain in 1554, which resulted in the aforementioned titles being added. The marriage was childless, and to add insult to injury, the alliance with Spain upset the French, and it ultimately cost England the last of its European continental possessions (Calais). Mary died in 1558, and Elizabeth I succeeded her.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kathleen $16,400
Tom $10,200
Tim $9,800


Tonight’s results:
Tim $9,800 + $9,799 = $19,599
Tom $10,200 – $200 = $10,000 (Who is Marie Antoinet)
Kathleen $16,400 + $4,000 = $20,400 (1-day total: $20,400)


Kathkeen Kosman, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 20, 2017 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kathleen $4,800
Tim $4,600
Tom $2,400kat


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE 20th CENTURY $600 (9th pick)
Tom 1200 +1000 (Kathleen 1200 Tim 0)
2) STREAMING EPISODES $2000 (8th pick)
Tom 4400 +2200 (Tim 6600 Kathleen 6400)
3) DOING BUSINESS IN THE 1800s $1200 (18th pick)
Kathleen 10800 +2000 (Tom 9400 Tim 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 152


Unplayed clues:
J! round: AN EDIFICE COMPLEX $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1000


Game Stats:
Kathleen $15,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
Tim $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
Tom $9,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200


Tom Blake, final stats:
29 correct
7 incorrect
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
27.27% in first on buzzer (30/110)
Average Coryat: $9,200


Katleen Kosman, stats to date:
21 correct
2 incorrect
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56)
Average Coryat: $15,600


Kathleen Kosman, to win:
2 games: 55.19%
3: 30.46%
4: 16.81%
5: 9.28%
6: 5.12%
Avg. streak: 2.231 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 20, 2017"

  1. Tom’s bet???? And Kathleen was lucky not to end up in a tie…
    Our Mary is still in today’s vernacular as a drink…:):)

    • Judging from his response, he obviously realized he knew little about the category. With all the unconventional betting lately, he may have figured his best chance was to hope Kathleen would go large and everyone would miss.

  2. I don’t get why they didn’t accept the response “Evers” in the African-American women category. I always thought the policy was that you needed a first name if there was more than one prominent person with the same surname that fit the category. You can’t just say “Bush” if the category is Presidents. Also, Evers wasn’t mentioned in the clue, only Medgar. I can’t think of another prominent African-American woman besides Myrlie with that surname.

    • When another person with the same last name is mentioned in the clue, you need to give the full name. Same thing generally works in a First Ladies category when the corresponding President’s first name is given.

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