Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Great Depression) for Quarterfinal #4 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions, on Thursday, November 9, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 44):
A street-corner occupation that saved many in the Depression was aided by a 1930 tops-in-the-U.S. crop in this state
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Sam Deutsch, a business consultant from Calabasas, California
|Lisa Schlitt, a microbiologist from Berwyn, Pennsylvania
|Seth Wilson, a Ph.D. candidate & adjunct professor from Nacogdoches, Texas
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What is Washington?
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The Washington apple industry had a huge bumper crop in 1930. Looking for a place for the apples to go, the International Apple Shippers Association came up with an idea: Send them east! People could buy a crate of 60 apples for $1.75, and sell them for a nickel apiece! If they sold their entire crate in a day, well, that’s a net profit $1.25 — which went a long way, and was a lot better than nothing, in America at that time. By November 1930, streets were packed with apple sellers, and Akron, Ohio went so far as to require apple sellers to give up their spots every two weeks to give more people a chance of at least making some money!
(As an aside: This is the kind of interesting, difficult fact that I was hoping to see more of this week in the Tournament of Champions! I definitely learned something new today!)
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Seth $9,900 – $4,501 = $5,399 (What is Iowa?)
Sam $12,400 – $4,200 = $8,200 (What is Florida)
Lisa $14,400 + $1,000 = $15,400 (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)
Thursday: Lisa Schlitt, $15,400 ($14,400, $9,200)
Wild Card standings:
1) Pranjal Vachaspati $16,401 ($15,000, $5,400), qualified
2) Austin Rogers $16,000 ($8,000, $600), qualified
3) Lilly Chin $12,000 ($12,800, $2,000), 95.041% to advance
4) Tim Aten $11,500 ($14,000, $5,600), 57.079% to advance
5) Sam Deutsch $8,200 ($12,400, $4,400)
6) Seth Wilson $5,399 ($9,900, $5,600)
7) Hunter Appler $1,400 ($1,400, $1,200)
8) David Clemmons $0 ($1,400, $-200)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) “N” TITLED TO LITERATURE $800 (20th pick)
Lisa 3400 +3400 (Sam 4200 Seth 2600)
2) MECHANICS $800 (10th pick)
Lisa 11200 +2000 (Seth 8400 Sam 5600)
3) WHERE & WHEN? $1600 (13th pick)
Seth 8000 -2500 (Lisa 13200 Sam 5600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 87
Lisa $10,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Sam $12,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Seth $12,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $13,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800
Lisa Schlitt, stats to date:
9/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,100)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
37.75% in first on buzzer (168/445)
Average Coryat: $14,150
Sam Deutsch, stats to date:
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
27.80% in first on buzzer (77/277)
Average Coryat: $11,440
Seth Wilson, stats to date:
15/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,800)
9/14 in Final Jeopardy
40.54% in first on buzzer (313/772)
Average Coryat: $17,671
- Seth Wilson is now the first player to win at least 9 games and be eliminated in the quarterfinals of a tournament.
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