Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 26, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Board Games) for Thursday, October 26, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 34):

An early edition of this game that debuted in 1949 says that it’s “the great new Sherlock Holmes game”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


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Today’s contestants:

Phil Kohn, a retired engineer from Colonia, New Jersey
Phil Kohn on Jeopardy!
Erica Irving, a web developer from Washington, DC
Erica Irving on Jeopardy!
Nan Bauer, a writer from Brooklyn, Michigan (3-day total: $36,601)
Nan Bauer on Jeopardy!

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What is Clue?

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Clue, known as Cluedo in the UK, was originally published in the late 1940’s by Waddington’s (and simultaneously published by Parker Brothers in the United States). When it was launched, they called it “The Great New Detective Game”, but were very quick to get a licence to use the Sherlock Holmes name from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle estate. A film version of the game was released in 1985 and gained a cult following, even though it did poorly at the box office; the film now is well-known for being released with three different endings.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Erica $14,000
Nan $9,400
Phil $1,000


Tonight’s results:
Phil $1,000 + $0 = $1,000
Nan $9,400 + $7,200 = $16,600
Erica $14,000 + $4,801 = $18,801 (1-day total: $18,801)


Erica Irving, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 26, 2017 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Nan $7,800
Phil $4,400
Erica $1,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) WEIGHTS & MEASURES $400 (15th pick)
Phil 3200 +800 (Nan 800 Erica 200)
2) THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON $1200 (3rd pick)
Erica 2800 +2000 (Nan 7800 Phil 3600)
3) WORLD OF TELESCOPES $2000 (30th pick)
Phil 4000 -3000 (Nan 9400 Erica 14000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 21


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


Game Stats:
Erica $13,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Nan $9,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Phil $3,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 8 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $26,200
Lach Trash: $13,600 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,200


Nan Bauer, final stats:
77 correct
16 incorrect
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $-3,200)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
35.27% in first on buzzer (79/224)
Average Coryat: $12,850


Erica Irving, stats to date:
16 correct
2 incorrect
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
Average Coryat: $13,200


Erica Irving, to win:
2 games: 47.98%
3: 23.02%
4: 11.04%
5: 5.30%
6: 2.54%
Avg. streak: 1.922 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 26, 2017"

  1. For the record: Phil was mumbling a lot of his phrasing on questions during this game, but it was present. Viewers should remember that the judging panel has audio equipment hooked up to each contestant and they are able to go back and listen if there is any doubt regarding phrasing, or what a contestant has said.

  2. I really hope you can get Nan on the panel for monday night cause she was alot of fun to watch this week on jeopardy and I enjoyed watching her.

  3. john blahuta | October 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm |

    A clearly phrased clue and sensible wagering. One of the easiest FJ ever I think. Nonetheless: congratulations!

  4. freddie leonard | October 26, 2017 at 9:18 pm |

    Tomorrow night features 2 contestants from Washington D.C. Unusual to have 2 from the same city. Maybe they know each other.

  5. What if they did know each other? Would it be a big deal? Would it make any real difference? Don’t the Williams sisters play each other in tournaments? Do you see where I’m going with this?

    • It’s a big enough of a deal that Standards and Practices generally says “only if absolutely necessary” (that being that the alternative would be having to fly a contestant back to tape on a different day).

      It stems from the time when ties were allowed, that it was seen that you’d be more likely to offer or collude to tie with a player you knew (obviously, because you both could return). At that time it was strictly verboten, they’ve now relaxed that slightly since the rule change.

      • As an example: Early last season, Lani Gonzalez and Susan Cole both went to Randolph College together, and the show kept them from having to play each other.

  6. Nan reminded me of Martha Stewart.

  7. So, Alex before Final Jeopardy says “Here is your clue.”
    And the correct response turns out to be “Clue.”
    Sure, Alex usually says that before reading Final Jeopardy, but my first reaction when they revealed the clue was that Alex gave away the correct response (especially given how experienced quiz bowl players use word associations to pinpoint answers).

    Of course, the clue was rather easy anyway so I doubt anyone would have missed it anyway, but it seems like an instance where Alex should have paid more attention to his “banter.”

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