Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 19, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Capitals) for Friday, January 19, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 95):

It’s the only world capital whose name is derived from an Algonquin word

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Did you hear? Alex Trebek returned to the studio this week to tape new episodes; he had been on medical leave since mid-December after suffering a subdural hematoma.


Today’s contestants:

Sarah Daly, an attorney from Lakewood, Colorado
Sarah Daly on Jeopardy!
Rachel Lindgren, a fire lookout from Bend, Oregon
Rachel Lindgren on Jeopardy!
Lee Quinn, a teacher from Raleigh, North Carolina (2-day total: $42,800)
Lee Quinn on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Ottawa?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, gets its name from the Algonquin “Adawe” or “Atawa”, meaning “to trade” or “to buy and sell”. It’s also home to Alex Trebek’s alma maters, both Lisgar Collegiate Institute and the University of Ottawa; the university named its alumni hall in Trebek’s honor in May 2015.

On a more personal note, Ottawa happens to be one of my personal favorite cities to spend time. I highly recommend that everyone give the city a visit. (Though I will warn my American friends: it gets cold in the winter!)


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

Scores going into Final:
Rachel $14,800
Lee $13,300
Sarah $4,400


Tonight’s results:
Sarah $4,400 + $4,000 = $8,400
Lee $13,300 + $10,300 = $23,600
Rachel $14,800 + $10,000 = $24,800 (1-day total: $24,800)


Rachel Lindgren, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 19, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lee $6,900
Rachel $6,800
Sarah $2,800



Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) STATES BY LAKES $600 (13th pick)
Lee 1600 +1100 (Rachel 4600 Sarah 0)
2) 19th CENTURY OCCUPATIONS $1600 (11th pick)
Rachel 8400 -2000 (Lee 8500 Sarah 5200)
3) SERIAL KILLERS $1600 (15th pick)
Rachel 6800 +2000 (Lee 8500 Sarah 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 74


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


Game Stats:
Rachel $16,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Lee $12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 0 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Sarah $4,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $33,600
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600


Lee Quinn, final stats:
66 correct, 2 incorrect
35.09% in first on buzzer (60/171)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,100)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400


Rachel Lindgren, stats to date:
22 correct, 1 incorrect
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400


Rachel Lindgren, to win:
2 games: 48.80%
3: 23.81%
4: 11.62%
5: 5.67%
6: 2.77%
Avg. streak: 1.953 games.


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18 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 19, 2018"

  1. john blahuta | January 19, 2018 at 11:25 am |

    All you have to know here is the capital of Canada….and there are a few choices. Even though Canada is our neighbor, Americans are not exactly sharp in geography, especially FOREIGN geography, even if it is next door…..I think Ontario or Toronto will show up as a possible wrong answer. 2 right.

  2. Maurine Gutowski | January 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm |

    Husband and I both got it right. We were there in summer when it was beautiful with flowers everywhere. Too bad Lee didn’t bet more because he could have overcome Rachel’s lead.

    • In the middle of my trip last June/July the city set a record for most consecutive days with a thunderstorm. Yuck! I still love the city, though.

    • john blahuta | January 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm |

      Yeah, bad wager by Lee and a risky and lucky bet by Rachel. But, a win is a win is a win…..in 2 months probably nobody will remember how she won.

  3. After delivering mail the last week in near-zero temperatures, I think I’ll take a pass on Ottawa in the winter.

  4. Katherine Balcerski | January 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm |

    Was the Simon says question answered correctly? We heard the answer was “mother may I”…which has nothing to do with Simon says…different game

    • Yes, the question was about a different game in which the player has to ask to do something, rather than take the command as in Simon Says.

  5. john blahuta | January 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm |

    I wonder – when Rachel already bet 10 K – why she did not add another 1.801 and thereby risking losing the game? Had Lee bet everything he would have won with 26.000. Unusual wager by Lee, risky wager by Rachel. But: congratulations to Rachel!

    Have a great weekend everybody!

  6. We just watched the show here on the east coast in the US, one of the answers was muted out, does anyone know why?

  7. I could have sworn Lee did not answer in the form of a question during tonight’s (1-19) game and wasn’t called on it. Did anyone else notice this or am I mistaken?

    • You’re mistaken.

      Quite often – particularly when a contestant is either soft spoken or on a roll and rushing their responses a bit – the change of a camera angle can mask the phrasing.

      Aside from Alex, there’s literally a full cadre of judges, staff, and an independent observer, listening to the direct feed for such a thing.

    • I know what you mean about Lee, but I also noticed that Lee answered every time in the form of a question. Sometimes Lee was very quick and soft, but he did answer in the proper way every time.

      • Hi Albert! Yes, you are right. I’m sure I must have been mistaken. It’s great to see other fans who take these queries seriously! My family knows not to talk between 7 & 7:30! Have a great night!

  8. Thanks Andy! It was ruining my whole evening, ha!
    Happy weekend everyone!

  9. What happened to the “Alex’s skills as a host are diminishing theory” and the “unplayed clues conspiracy” (four consecutive days of clear boards)? I’m an American, and I got Ottawa,,,

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