Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 30, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Music & History) for Quarterfinal #1 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (encore presentation) on Monday, July 30, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 41):

This 1880 piece was written more than 6 decades after the Battle of Borodino, the conflict it commemorates

(This episode originally aired on November 6, 2017.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Cindy Stowell, had she not passed away from stage 4 colon cancer in December 2016, would have qualified for this tournament. The players in the tournament are wearing dark blue ribbons as a way of promoting colon cancer awareness, in memory of Cindy.

Today’s contestants:

Pranjal Vachaspati, a Ph.D. student from Urbana, Illinois
Pranjal Vachaspati on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Hunter Appler, an attorney from Augusta, Georgia
Hunter Appler on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Buzzy Cohen, a music executive from Los Angeles, California
Buzzy Cohen on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

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Correct response: What is the “1812 Overture”?

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Tchaikovsky’s “The Year 1812”, best known as the “1812 Overture”, is a well-known composition to commemorate Russia’s defence against Napoleon in the year 1812. It’s best known for the varied percussion section in its scoring, which includes actual cannon fire in its closing moments. Napoleon’s Grande Armée, while it reached Moscow after the Battle of Borodino, ultimately could not handle the incredible cold Russian winter that year, and was reduced to one-tenth of its previous size by the time it retreated to safety in Poland.

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Scores going into Final:
Buzzy $16,400
Pranjal $15,000
Hunter $1,400

Tonight’s results:
Hunter $1,400 + $0 = $1,400
Pranjal $15,000 + $1,401 = $16,401
Buzzy $16,400 + $13,600 = $30,000 (Automatic semifinalist)

Buzzy Cohen, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 30, 2018 episode.)

Wild Card standings:
Monday: Buzzy Cohen, $30,000 ($16,400, $8,400)

1) Pranjal Vachaspati $16,401 ($15,000, $5,400), 99.893% to advance
2) Hunter Appler $1,400 ($1,400, $1,200), 0.478% to advance

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Buzzy $8,400
Pranjal $5,400
Hunter $1,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) CAPITAL BIRTHPLACES $600 (11th pick)
Pranjal 3600 +1600 (Buzzy 2000 Hunter 800)
2) OPHTHALMOLOGY $1200 (9th pick)
Pranjal 10200 +4000 (Buzzy 10800 Hunter 2800)
3) WRITERS WHO SELF-PUBLISHED $1200 (21st pick)
Hunter 8000 -7000 (Pranjal 13000 Buzzy 12800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -4

Game Stats:
Buzzy $16,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Pranjal $11,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Hunter $8,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600

Buzzy Cohen, stats to date:
228 correct, 39 incorrect
11/13 on rebound attempts
13/18 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,600)
7/11 in Final Jeopardy!
36.72% in first on buzzer (224/610)
Average Coryat: $14,309

Pranjal Vachaspati, stats to date:
182 correct, 39 incorrect
9/13 on rebound attempts
14/16 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $40,410)
5/8 in Final Jeopardy!
42.11% in first on buzzer (184/437)
Average Coryat: $16,325

Hunter Appler, stats to date:
175 correct, 19 incorrect
9/11 on rebound attempts
6/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,300)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy!
37.25% in first on buzzer (165/443)
Average Coryat: $15,525


  • Had Buzzy fallen to $2,800, he would have been 8.089% to advance to the semifinals.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 30, 2018"

  1. ophthalmology is misspelled

  2. I want to Applaud Alex and the Contestants with Wearing black ribbons 🎀 in honor. Of Cindy 😢

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