Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 13, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Presidents) for quarterfinal #1 of the 2018 College Championship (encore presentation) on Monday, August 13, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 151):

He took the Oath of Office twice 14 months apart

(This episode originally aired on April 9, 2018.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Hannah Sage, a sophomore at the University of Central Florida from Sarasota, Florida
Hannah Sage on Jeopardy!
Sheldon Lewis II, a sophomore at Rochester Institute of Technology from Buffalo, New York
Sheldon Lewis II on Jeopardy!
Josie Bianchi, a sophomore at Stanford University from San Jose, California
Josie Bianchi on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Lyndon B. Johnson?


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Lyndon Johnson’s twice taking of the Oath of Office came in November 1963 and January 1965, the first after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the second after his election in 1964.


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

Scores going into Final:
Hannah $19,000
Sheldon $11,200
Josie $2,300


Tonight’s results:
Josie $2,300 + $2,250 = $4,550 (Who is Fo Lyndon B. Johnson?
Sheldon $11,200 – $7,000 = $4,200 (Who is Theodore Roosevelt?)
Hannah $19,000 – $2,000 = $17,000 (Automatic Semi-Finalist) (Who is Cleveland?)


Hannah Sage, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 13, 2018 game).


Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Hannah Sage, $17,000 ($19,000, $3,200)
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
1) Josie Bianchi, $4,550 ($2,300, $3,200), 1.322% to advance
2) Sheldon Lewis II, $4,200 ($11,200, $4,800), 0.117% to advance
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Here’s the methodology behind the “% chance to advance” statistic.


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Sheldon $4,800
Josie $3,200
Hannah $3,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) A STITCH IN TIME $600 (18th pick)
Sheldon 600 +1000 (Hannah 1600 Josie 600)
2) DOWN IN SOUTH AMERICA $1200 (8th pick)
Hannah 8800 +3000 (Sheldon 4800 Josie 3200)
3) CORPS CURRICULUM $2000 (28th pick)
Josie 4800 -2500 (Hannah 17000 Sheldon 10800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 82


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


Game Stats:
Hannah $17,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
Josie $4,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Sheldon $10,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $14,400 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800


Hannah Sage, stats to date:
20 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200


Josie Bianchi, stats to date:
10 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,800


Sheldon Lewis II, stats to date:
15 correct, 1 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800


Miscellaneous:

  • A second-place finish at $11,200 has a 43.455% chance of advancing. Sheldon was correct to be aggressive, as a score of $18,200 advances 97.512% of the time. A bet of $6,600 here would have guaranteed that he stay above Josie, and the extra $400 would not have affected his chances of advancing significantly ($17,800 advances 96.731% of the time).

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