Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 17, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Place Names) for quarterfinal #5 of the 2018 College Championship (encore presentation) on Friday, August 17, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 155):

It’s the only state named for a woman & whose capital is also named for a woman

(This episode originally aired on April 13, 2018.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Eric Thorpe, a senior at Dartmouth College from Laguna Niguel, California
Eric Thorpe on Jeopardy!
Alli Ross, a sophomore at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Alli Ross on Jeopardy!
Patricia Jia, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania from Fremont, California
Patricia Jia on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Maryland?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Maryland was named such after King Charles I’s wife Queen Mary; its capital, Annapolis, was named after Anne, the wife of Lord Baltimore, who owned the colony of Maryland.

(Of course, Georgia was named after King George II. And South Carolina was named after King Charles. Remember, “has the name that matches that of a woman now” is much different from “named after someone who was a woman”.)


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

Scores going into Final:
Eric $12,600
Alli $11,400
Patricia $1,600


Tonight’s results:
Patricia $1,600 – $1,600 = $0 (What is Wyoming???)
Alli $11,400 + $8,201 = $19,601 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)
Eric $12,600 – $800 = $11,800 (What is…Virginia)


Alli Ross, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 17, 2018 episode.)


Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Hannah Sage, $17,000 ($19,000, $3,200)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $23,312 ($22,800, $10,400)
Wednesday: Rishab Jain, $20,100 ($13,600, $2,800)
Thursday: Rebecca Rosenthal, $26,000 ($26,000, $3,600)
Friday: Alli Ross, $19,601 ($11,400, $6,600)
1) Thatcher Chonka, $21,599 ($10,800, $3,600)
2) William Scott, $19,999 ($15,800, $1,800)
3) Jordan Goodson, $12,399 ($6,200, $2,200)
4) Eric Thorpe, $11,800 ($12,600, $0)
5) Caroline Trammell, $6,600 ($11,600, $6,000)
6) Josie Bianchi, $4,550 ($2,300, $3,200)
7) Sheldon Lewis II, $4,200 ($11,200, $4,800)
8) Carsen Smith, $2,000 ($6,200, $1,400)
9) Harry Kioko, $400 ($600, $-600)
10) Patricia Jia, $0 ($1,600, $3,200)
Here’s the methodology behind the “% chance to advance” statistic.


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alli $6,600
Patricia $3,200
Eric $0


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE OCEANS $600 (20th pick)
Eric 2600 -1600 (Alli 3800 Patricia 2400)
2) 5 CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF THEIR AUTHORS $1200 (17th pick)
Eric 10400 +1400 (Alli 10600 Patricia 2800)
3) INTERNAL RHYME TIME $1200 (26th pick)
Patricia 3600 -2400 (Eric 12600 Patricia 10600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -115


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


Game Stats:
Alli $11,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Eric $14,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Patricia $4,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $29,400
Lach Trash: $19,600 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000


Alli Ross, stats to date:
19 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400


Eric Thorpe, stats to date:
16 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000


Patricia Jia, stats to date:
9 correct, 4 incorrect
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,000


Miscellaneous:

  • Had Eric been correct, a second-place score of $13,400 in the College tournament advances only 41.543% of the time. $11,800 advances only 24.344% of the time.

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