Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 22, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Calendar) for Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 53):

November 2017 is in the year 1439 AH in the calendar that dates from an action of this religious figure

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Kelsey van Bokkem, an intern physician from San Diego, California
Kelsey van Bokkem on Jeopardy!
Jim Eckess, a bartender from State College, Pennsylvania
Jim Eckess on Jeopardy!
Kiana Nakamura, a graduate student from Corona, California (1-day total: $10,500)
Kiana Nakamura on Jeopardy!


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AH stands for “Anno Hegirae”, or “in the year of the Hijrah”, similar to the Christian AD. It commemmorates the secret journey of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina (at the time Yathrib), to escape a plot to assassinate him.

1439 AH lasts, per the Gregorian calendar, from September 21, 2017 to September 10, 2018.

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

Scores going into Final:
Kiana $16,200
Kelsey $5,400
Jim $800

Tonight’s results:
Jim $800 – $0 = $800 (Who is Dali Lama)
Kelsey $5,400 – $3,000 = $2,400 (Who is Martin)
Kiana $16,200 + $0 = $16,200 (2-day total: $26,700)

Kiana Nakamura, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 22, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kiana $5,200
Kelsey $3,000
Jim -$400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) AROUND THE WORLD $400 (7th pick)
Jim -800 -1000 (Kelsey 1800 Kiana 400)
Kiana 11200 +1000 (Kelsey 7400 Jim 800)
3) THE AGE OF TREASON $1200 (25th pick)
Kiana 13000 +1200 (Kelsey 5400 Jim 800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -82

Unplayed clues:
J! round: LOOKS LIKE WE MADE IT $200, $400, $600
DJ! Round: CHAPELS SHOW $1200
Total $ Left On Board: $2,400

Game Stats:
Kiana $16,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer
Kelsey $5,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.64% in first on buzzer
Jim $1,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 4 incorrect, 20.75% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $23,200
Lach Trash: $19,400 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000

Kiana Nakamura, stats to date:
35 correct, 2 incorrect
25.71% in first on buzzer (27/105)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,700

Kiana Nakamura, to win:
3 games: 43.05%
4: 18.53%
5: 7.98%
6: 3.43%
7: 1.48%
Avg. streak: 2.756 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 22, 2017"

  1. Wilbur should’ve been at the champ’s podium today.

    • john blahuta | November 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm |

      If he just had written :What is “Sgt. Pepper”, he would be, since that response
      was accepted in an earlier game.I hope they bring him back. By rule he may have been wrong (since he tried the whole name)but the whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth, rule or not.

    • freddie leonard | November 22, 2017 at 5:38 pm |

      In a lot of cases, the contestant that benefits from this type of ruling will go on a winning streak of multiple games. Kiana has 2 at this point and congrats to her. However, I agree with you 100%, Dal.

  2. She has greater than a 43.05% chance to win 3 games. She is good, very good.

    • 13 years’ worth of data is usually a reasonably good predictor here.

      Especially considering her mid-20s on the signalling device. That’s a few points below average.

      But as Buzzy showed during the ToC, there are a lot more than analytics. We shall see.

  3. I liked Wilbur and wish he could have returned as champ, but his answer for FJ was clearly wrong. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart” connotes a completely different title while “Sgt. Pepper” is a commonly used substitute for the proper title. While it was disappointing, it was clearly the correct ruling. The song itself had nothing to do with a lonely heart… however I’ll admit the song that followed it, “With a Little Help From My Friends,” actually did and was introduced as being sung by Billy Shears, the lead singer for the band. Maybe the judges could take that into consideration when considering inviting Wilbur back to the show.

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