Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Inventions) for the first game of the final in the 2017 Tournament of Champions, on Thursday, November 16, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 49):
When Time Magazine named it Invention of the Year in 2007, it was described as too slow, too big, pretty & touchy-feely
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Remember, this is a 2-game total-point affair, today’s scores get added to tomorrow to determine the champion! The winner receives $250,000; second place $100,000, and third place $50,000.
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|Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York
|Alan Lin, a software engineer from Riverside, California
|Buzzy Cohen, a music executive from Los Angeles, California
What is the iPhone?
The iPhone is ubiquitous now, but in 2007, it was revolutionary, and it completely changed how the world thought of mobile phones. While Time did describe the iPhone as all of those things, it also said “It’s a genuine handheld, walk-around computer, the first device that really deserves the name”. Can you imagine a world today without smartphones? I certainly can’t!
The one thing that amuses me is the last sentence of that Time article: that future iPhones would be “even cheaper” (the top-end 8GB iPhone retailed for $599 when it came out). Considering the iPhone X retails for $999, that is one predction that did not come through!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Buzzy $4,200 – $4,200 = $0 (What is the Tesla Model S?)
Austin $10,000 – $3,500 = $6,500 (What is the
Alan $14,400 – $5,600 = $8,800 (What is the iPad)
Thoughts from Andy: It’s very easy to miss a Final Jeopardy! clue like this. It’s very easy to get on the wrong track after seeing INVENTIONS and thinking 19th century and have to move to the 21st. And that says nothing about the immense pressure and intensity faced by the players in the finals. Stage 10 does weird, weird, weird things to people.
Also, Alex Trebek did a Q&A session at my audition yesterday. One of the things he stressed: A question might be easy for you, but it might not be easy for someone else. The toughest questions are the ones you don’t get right.
If you got it at home, congratulations! That doesn’t mean anything other than you got it at home, and that takes absolutely nothing away from the three players on stage, who, regardless of their performance on one clue, are still the 3 best players out of the last 850.
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CARD GAMES $800 (2nd pick)
Buzzy -600 +1000 (Alan 0 Austin 0)
2) TRIPLE RHYME TIME $800 (7th pick)
Austin 6800 +2800 (Alan 4000 Buzzy 3000)
3) PLACE “MAT”S $1600 (19h pick)
Austin 12800 -4800 (Alan 6000 Buzzy 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 104
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Alan $14,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Austin $12,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Buzzy $4,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $31,200
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000
Alan Lin, stats to date:
212 correct, 20 incorrect
35.23% in first on buzzer (192/562)
10/14 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,205)
7/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,260
Austin Rogers, stats to date:
386 correct, 51 incorrect
40.27% in first on buzzer (362/899)
23/30 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $104,100)
14/16 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,863
Buzzy Cohen, stats to date:
261 correct, 47 incorrect
35.64% in first on buzzer (258/724)
15/21 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $24,600)
8/13 in Final Jeopardy!
Average Coryat: $13,600
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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