Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Poets) for Quarterfinal #3 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 43):
In 1824 he was refused burial in Westminster Abbey for “questionable morality”; in 1969 he got a memorial stone there
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|David Clemmons, an 11th grade U.S. history teacher from Fort Worth, Texas
|Alan Lin, a software engineer from Riverside, California
|Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York
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Who is Lord Byron?
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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (Lord Byron) is certainly one of the best-known British poets of the early 19th century. Best known for works like Don Juan (famously pronounced “JOO-an”) and “She Walks in Beauty”, he caused a scandal when he became involved with Lady Caroline Lamb (who once described Byron as “mad, bad, and dangerous to know”). This was one of many of Byron’s very public relationships. The Westminster Abbey website refers to this as “open profligacy” which caused the failure to commemmorate Byron at Poet’s Corner until 1969. Instead, his body is buried in Nottinghamshire.
Funny story: according to reports from the audience of this game, they actually had to re-shoot Alex’s opening to the game, because Alex referred to Alan as a College champion. Lilly Chin and Sam Deutsch are the College Champions in this tournament, but it does not surprise me that Alex thinks Alan is that young, as Alan Lin’s age (he was not yet 25 during his original run) was a popular search topic in late April and early May during his original games.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
David $1,400 – $1,400 = $0 (Who is Longfellow?)
Austin $8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000
Alan $19,605 + $5 = $19,610 (Automatic semifinalist)
Monday: Buzzy Cohen, $30,000 ($16,400, $8,400)
Tuesday: Jason Sterlacci, $23,000 ($18,800, $5,000)
Wednesday: Alan Lin, $19,610 ($19,605, $8,800)
Wild Card standings:
1) Pranjal Vachaspati $16,401 ($15,000, $5,400), 99.994% to advance
2) Austin Rogers $16,000 ($8,000, $600), 99.677% to advance
3) Lilly Chin $12,000 ($12,800, $2,000), 78.343% to advance
4) Tim Aten $11,500 ($14,000, $5,600), 32.580% to advance
5) Hunter Appler $1,400 ($1,400, $1,200)
6) David Clemmons $0 ($1,400, $-200)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WORDS FROM NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES $400 (24th pick)
David 1200 -1200 (Alan 7400 Austin 400)
2) BOATS & SHIPS $1200 (7th pick)
Austin 3400 -3400 (Alan 10800 David -200)
3) YOU’LL STOP AT “NOTHING” $1200 (28th pick) ($800 remaining)
Alan 18800 +5 (Austin 8000 David 1400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -200
Alan $20,800 Coryat, 27 correct, 3 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer
Austin $11,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
David $2,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,800
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Alan Lin, stats to date:
37.11% in first on buzzer (167/450)
9/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,205)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,525
Austin Rogers, stats to date:
22/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $106,100)
13/14 in Final Jeopardy
41.48% in first on buzzer (326/786)
Average Coryat: $17,700
David Clemmons, stats to date:
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
28.98% in first on buzzer (82/283)
Average Coryat: $11,640
- Thanks to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.
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