Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 9, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Big Business) for Friday, March 9, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 130):

Bill Fernandez, who in 1971 introduced to each other the 2 founders of this Calif. co., became its first full-time employee in 1977

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Mark Ashton, a software engineer from Elmhurst, Illinois
Mark Ashton on Jeopardy!
Megan Durazo, a librarian from Playa Del Ray, California
Megan Durazo on Jeopardy!
Lane Flynn, a business owner from Atlanta, Georgia (2-day total: $38,399)
Lane Flynn on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Apple Inc.?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

TechRepublic has a lengthy, but great, article about Bill Fernandez. A close personal friend of Steve Wozniak for years, it was Fernandez who was able to successfully build the Apple II computer for Apple, and the company took off.

He left the company for a few years before returning to Apple to do important work on the Macintosh. He left Apple for good in 1993. According to TechRepublic, Fernandez is currently launching his own tech startup, Omnibotics, which is looking to build smart home electronics (i.e. a home user interface that isn’t “mechanical switches and knobs”.)

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

Scores going into Final:
Lane $23,000
Mark $14,600
Megan $7,400

Tonight’s results:
Megan $7,400 + $0 = $7,400
Mark $14,600 + $14,500 = $29,100 (1-day total: $29,100)
Lane $23,000 – $8,399 = $14,601 (What is Hewlett-Packard?)

Mark Ashton, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 9, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mark $7,800
Lane $7,000
Megan -$600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) AROUND THE CATHEDRAL $600 (18th pick)
Mark 2800 +2800 (Lane 3800 Megan 0)
2) FOREIGN PHRASES $2000 (6th pick)
Lane 9400 +4000 (Mark 9400 Megan -200)
3) TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER $800 (12th pick)
Lane 16200 +6000 (Mark 9400 Megan -200)

Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 180

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

Game Stats:
Mark $12,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Lane $15,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Megan $7,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,600
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Lane Flynn, final stats:
67 correct, 8 incorrect
40.36% in first on buzzer (67/166)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800

Mark Ashton, stats to date:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400

Mark Ashton, to win:
2 games: 48.23%
3: 23.26%
4: 11.22%
5: 5.41%
6: 2.61%
Avg. streak: 1.932 games.

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 9, 2018"

  1. I think you meant to type in ”1-day total: $29,100”.

  2. This was one time when being an old fart helped, at least for me. 🙂 I’m old enough to remember HP calculators from when I was in high school in the early 70s, so I was able to (slide-)rule them out. I thought about Microsoft (Gates and Allen) since I knew they were from that time period, but they’re not from California. That left Apple (Jobs and Woz).

  3. john blahuta | March 9, 2018 at 2:31 pm |

    I guess Mark’s profession helped him there too with FJ!?

    • Maybe? Maybe not? You’d think Lane, being a business owner, might have an idea as well.

      • john blahuta | March 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm |

        Maybe, but “business owner” is kind of a wide area..what if he owns a car dealership? (Didn’t see the show and interview yet, so idk what kind of business he owns or if it even came up). For Mark as a software engineer it was a gimme.

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