Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 25, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Bridges) for Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 228):

In 1990 the Yalu River Bridge was renamed the “Friendship Bridge” between these 2 nations; one is the other’s best friend

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Ron Freshour, a copywriter from Austin, Texas
Ron Freshour on Jeopardy!
Burt Westermeier, a Ph.D candidate from New Haven, Connecticut
Burt Westermeier on Jeopardy!
Dave Mattingly, a director of technology from Old Forge, Pennsylvania (3-day total: $77,400)
Dave Mattingly on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are China and North Korea?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge connects the cities of Dandong in China and Sinuiju of North Korea via railway and roadway and was completed by 1943. It is near a second bridge, known as the Yalu River Broken Bridge after it was partially destroyed in the Korean War. It serves as one of the few entry points into North Korea.

Construction on a New Yalu River Bridge has begun; however, North Korea has yet to build a road to connect to its end of the bridge, with Pyongyang demanding that Beijing pay more of the bridge’s cost.

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

Scores going into Final:
Burt $13,200
Dave $7,200
Ron $4,400

Tonight’s results:
Ron $4,400 – $1 = $4,399 (What is the Jeff Bridges?)
Dave $7,200 + 7,200 = $14,400
Burt $13,200 + $1,201 = $14,401 (1-day total: $14,401)

Burt Westermeier, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 25, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dave $5,000
Ron $4,800
Burt $2,000

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NONFICTION $400 (16th pick)
Burt 400 +1000 (Dave 4200 Ron 3600)
2) CAPITAL LETTERS $1600 (9th pick)
Dave 6600 -6600 (Ron 4800 Burt 2400)
3) RELIGIOUS-ISMS $2000 (14th pick)
Burt 5200-1200 (Ron 4800 Dave 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -23

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

Game Stats:
Burt $13,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Dave $13,800 Coryat, 26 correct, 5 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts
Ron $4,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $32,000
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,600

Dave Mattingly, final stats:
113 correct, 13 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
49.12% in first on buzzer (112/228)
4/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,400)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,050

Burt Westermeier, stats to date:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800

Burt Westermeier, to win:
2 games: 43.93%
3: 19.30%
4: 8.48%
5: 3.72%
6: 1.64%
Avg. streak: 1.783 games.

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 25, 2018"

  1. @Andy
    No Daily Doubles today?????

  2. What a comeback for Burt in DJ!

  3. Can’t be sure if the daily double question today about Nicaragua/Managua represented it as a “South America” country? Burt made it a true daily double ($13,200) and couldn’t come up with the answer. Of course not, …Nicaragua is in Central America. Possible major faux pas.

    • The clue said “Central American”.

      There was no error.

    • Vader47000 | July 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm |

      I think it was Dave not Burt who got the Nicaragua question and his aggressive bet probably cost him the game and a four-day championship haul. But that’s the way it goes.

  4. center ice | July 26, 2018 at 2:31 am |


    All clues were played today and 49 were answered correctly, so shouldn’t there be 11 Triple-Stumpers instead of 9?

    • Missed Daily Doubles (of which there were two) do not count as Triple Stumpers as all three players do not have the opportunity to respond to the clue.

  5. Harold Sriro | July 26, 2018 at 1:19 pm |

    Regarding question about Central American capital: why wouldn’t San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, qualify? Usually, alternatively acceptable answers are at least mentioned.

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