Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 2, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Great Depression) for Quarterfinal #4 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (encore presentation) on Thursday, August 2, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 44):

A street-corner occupation that saved many in the Depression was aided by a 1930 tops-in-the-U.S. crop in this state

(This episode originally aired on November 9, 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:

Sam Deutsch, a business consultant from Calabasas, California
Sam Deutsch on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Lisa Schlitt, a microbiologist from Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Lisa Schlitt on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Seth Wilson, a Ph.D. candidate & adjunct professor from Nacogdoches, Texas
Seth Wilson on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

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Correct response: What is Washington?

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The Washington apple industry had a huge bumper crop in 1930. Looking for a place for the apples to go, the International Apple Shippers Association came up with an idea: Send them east! People could buy a crate of 60 apples for $1.75, and sell them for a nickel apiece! If they sold their entire crate in a day, well, that’s a net profit $1.25 — which went a long way, and was a lot better than nothing, in America at that time. By November 1930, streets were packed with apple sellers, and Akron, Ohio went so far as to require apple sellers to give up their spots every two weeks to give more people a chance of at least making some money!

(As an aside: This is the kind of interesting, difficult fact that I was hoping to see more of this week in the Tournament of Champions! I definitely learned something new today!)

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

Scores going into Final:
Lisa $14,400
Sam $12,400
Seth $9,900

Tonight’s results:
Seth $9,900 – $4,501 = $5,399 (What is Iowa?)
Sam $12,400 – $4,200 = $8,200 (What is Florida)
Lisa $14,400 + $1,000 = $15,400 (Automatic semifinalist)

Lisa Schlitt, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 2, 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)
Thursday: Lisa Schlitt, $15,400 ($14,400, $9,200)
Wild Card standings:
1) Pranjal Vachaspati $16,401 ($15,000, $5,400), qualified
2) Austin Rogers $16,000 ($8,000, $600), qualified
3) Lilly Chin $12,000 ($12,800, $2,000), 95.041% to advance
4) Tim Aten $11,500 ($14,000, $5,600), 57.079% to advance
5) Sam Deutsch $8,200 ($12,400, $4,400)
6) Seth Wilson $5,399 ($9,900, $5,600)
7) Hunter Appler $1,400 ($1,400, $1,200)
8) David Clemmons $0 ($1,400, $-200)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lisa $9,200
Seth $5,600
Sam $4,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) “N” TITLED TO LITERATURE $800 (20th pick)
Lisa 3400 +3400 (Sam 4200 Seth 2600)
2) MECHANICS $800 (10th pick)
Lisa 11200 +2000 (Seth 8400 Sam 5600)
3) WHERE & WHEN? $1600 (13th pick)
Seth 8000 -2500 (Lisa 13200 Sam 5600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 87

Game Stats:
Lisa $10,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Sam $12,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Seth $12,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
<a href=”””>Lach Trash: $13,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800

Lisa Schlitt, stats to date:
172 correct, 20 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
9/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,100)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
37.75% in first on buzzer (168/445)
Average Coryat: $14,150

Sam Deutsch, stats to date:
80 correct, 8 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
27.80% in first on buzzer (77/277)
Average Coryat: $11,440

Seth Wilson, stats to date:
333 correct, 37 incorrect
18/20 on rebound attempts
15/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,800)
9/14 in Final Jeopardy
40.54% in first on buzzer (313/772)
Average Coryat: $17,671


  • Seth Wilson is now the first player to win at least 9 games and be eliminated in the quarterfinals of a tournament.

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