Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 29, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category British Commonwealth Countries) for Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 187):

Of the 16 Commonwealth nations with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, this one is farthest from the United Kingdom

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Tim Young, a filmmaker from Los Angeles, California
Tim Youn on Jeopardy!
Jeffrey Schwarz, a private investor from New York, New York
Jeffrey Schwarz on Jeopardy!
Virginia Cummings, a geriatrician from Randolph, Massachusetts(2-day total: $51,200)
Virginia Cummings on Jeopardy!


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Correct response: What is New Zealand?

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This came up in Episode 47 of my podcast Complete The List! (Check out Round 2, you can find the full list of countries there! Needless to say, this was a particularly easy Final for me, being Canadian. How did it play for you? Leave a comment!

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Scores going into Final:
Jeffrey $13,700
Virginia $12,400
Tim $10,800

Tonight’s results:
Tim $10,800 + $8,200 = $19,000
Virginia $12,400 + $12,400 = $24,800
Jeffrey $13,700 + $11,300 = $25,000 (1-day total: $25,000)

Jeffrey Schwarz, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 29, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Virginia $6,000
Tim $4,000
Jeffrey $3,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THE FOOD CHAIN $600 (27th pick)
Jeffrey 4200 -1200 (Tim 4000 Virginia 3200)
2) EXPORTS $2000 (14th pick)
Virginia 14000 -4000 (Jeffrey 6600 Tim 6400)
3) OKLAHOMA HISTORY $1600 (19th pick)
Jeffrey 7800 +2300 (Virginia 10000 Tim 9600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -28

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000

Game Stats:
Jeffrey $14,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer
Virginia $16,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer
Tim $10,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $41,400
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,400

Virginia Cummings, final stats:
56 correct, 4 incorrect
29.94% in first on buzzer (50/167)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,933

Jeffrey Schwarz, stats to date:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,100)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200

Jeffrey Schwarz, to win:
2 games: 45.34%
3: 20.56%
4: 9.32%
5: 4.23%
6: 1.92%
Avg. streak: 1.830 games.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 29, 2018"

  1. Knew it right away. Being in HI I am closest I guess and they talked about the entire Commonwealth situation and the different aspects during the 2000 Olympics .

  2. I thought about it for a few seconds, and realized it would likely be a Southern Hemisphere country that’s close to the Date Line (i.e., opposite the globe from the UK). Since New Zealand is closer to 180 degrees than Australia, I went with it. However, I did wonder if there was a South Pacific island nation east of NZ that might be it. But nothing came to mind.

  3. Having chosen the category named above, having given New Zealand as a response, and having traveled there earlier this year, this was pretty simple for me also. I did consider swerving to either Tonga or Tuvalu, but I recalled another Final Jeopardy clue, this one from the 2014 Tournament of Champions, that made me all but certain NZ was correct.

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