Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 1, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Poets) for Quarterfinal #3 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (encore presentation) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 43):

In 1824 he was refused burial in Westminster Abbey for “questionable morality”; in 1969 he got a memorial stone there

(This episode originally aired on November 8, 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:

David Clemmons, an 11th grade U.S. history teacher from Fort Worth, Texas
David Clemmons on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Alan Lin, a software engineer from Riverside, California
Alan Lin on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York
Austin Rogers on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

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Correct response: Who is Lord Byron?

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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (Lord Byron) is certainly one of the best-known British poets of the early 19th century. Best known for works like Don Juan (famously pronounced “JOO-an”) and “She Walks in Beauty”, he caused a scandal when he became involved with Lady Caroline Lamb (who once described Byron as “mad, bad, and dangerous to know”). This was one of many of Byron’s very public relationships. The Westminster Abbey website refers to this as “open profligacy” which caused the failure to commemmorate Byron at Poet’s Corner until 1969. Instead, his body is buried in Nottinghamshire.

Lord Byron's commemorative stone at Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, part of Final Jeopardy on August 1, 2018.

Funny story: according to reports from the audience of this game, they actually had to re-shoot Alex’s opening to the game, because Alex referred to Alan as a College champion. Lilly Chin and Sam Deutsch are the College Champions in this tournament, but it does not surprise me that Alex thinks Alan is that young, as Alan Lin’s age (he was not yet 25 during his original run) was a popular search topic in late April and early May of 2017 during his original games.

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Scores going into Final:
Alan $19,605
Austin $8,000
David $1,400

Tonight’s results:
David $1,400 – $1,400 = $0 (Who is Longfellow?)
Austin $8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000
Alan $19,605 + $5 = $19,610 (Automatic semifinalist)

Alan Lin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 1, 2018 episode.)

Automatic Semifinalists:
Monday: Buzzy Cohen, $30,000 ($16,400, $8,400)
Tuesday: Jason Sterlacci, $23,000 ($18,800, $5,000)
Wednesday: Alan Lin, $19,610 ($19,605, $8,800)
Wild Card standings:
1) Pranjal Vachaspati $16,401 ($15,000, $5,400), 99.994% to advance
2) Austin Rogers $16,000 ($8,000, $600), 99.677% to advance
3) Lilly Chin $12,000 ($12,800, $2,000), 78.343% to advance
4) Tim Aten $11,500 ($14,000, $5,600), 32.580% to advance
5) Hunter Appler $1,400 ($1,400, $1,200)
6) David Clemmons $0 ($1,400, $-200)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alan $8,800
Austin $600
David -$200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
David 1200 -1200 (Alan 7400 Austin 400)
2) BOATS & SHIPS $1200 (7th pick)
Austin 3400 -3400 (Alan 10800 David -200)
3) YOU’LL STOP AT “NOTHING” $1200 (28th pick) ($800 remaining)
Alan 18800 +5 (Austin 8000 David 1400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -200

Game Stats:
Alan $20,800 Coryat, 27 correct, 3 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Austin $11,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
David $2,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $34,800
<a href=”””>Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200

Alan Lin, stats to date:
176 correct, 17 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts
37.11% in first on buzzer (167/450)
9/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,205)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,525

Austin Rogers, stats to date:
349 correct, 46 incorrect
26/27 on rebound attempts
22/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $106,100)
13/14 in Final Jeopardy
41.48% in first on buzzer (326/786)
Average Coryat: $17,700

David Clemmons, stats to date:
84 correct, 14 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
28.98% in first on buzzer (82/283)
Average Coryat: $11,640

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 1, 2018"

  1. Olga V Fedorov | August 1, 2018 at 7:50 pm |

    My research indicates that David Clemmons responded correctly,to the question
    on 8/1/2018

    WRITTEN BY: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Sasquatch, also called Bigfoot, (from Salish se’sxac: “wild men”) a large, hairy, humanlike creature believed by some people to exist in the northwestern United States and western Canada.

    • Olga:

      You’ve forgotten the category: WORDS FROM NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES.

      “Bigfoot” is not from a Native American language, and all responses must fit the constraints of clue and category.

    • The clue also specified that the response contained 9 letters.

  2. Olga V Fedorov | August 1, 2018 at 10:51 pm |

    Thank you Andy, I stand corrected. I relied on someone in the room as to what the question was.

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