Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 6, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Vice Presidents) for Semifinal #1 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (encore presentation) on Monday, August 6, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 46):

A biography of this 19th century VP traces his family to a German town made famous in a folk tale about children

(This episode originally aired on November 13, 2017.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Lilly Chin, a robotics Ph.D. student at MIT from Decatur, Georgia
Lilly Chin 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
Andrew Pau, an associate professor from Amherst, Ohio
Andrew Pau on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

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Correct response: Who is Hannibal Hamlin?

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The biography was The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin, by his grandson, Charles Eugene Hamlin, published in 1899. It opens:

THE Hamlins are believed to have been Teutonic tribes, clans, or nations of people who lived along the banks of the rivers and lakes in the far-off ages of old Germany.

A circumstance that appears to bear out this theory is the fact that Hamlins are now living in the ancient town of Hamelin, in Hanover, at the confluence of the rivers Hamel and Weser, which is the town made famous in the legend of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” by Robert Browning.

Of course, Hannibal Hamlin was the Maine politician who served as Abraham Lincoln’s first Vice-President, serving from 1861 to 1865.

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

Scores going into Final:
Austin $9,200
Andrew $7,200
Lilly $6,800

Tonight’s results:
Lilly $6,800 – $6,000 = $800 (Who is Martin Van Buren)
Andrew $7,200 + $3,199 = $10,399
Austin $9,200 + $5,300 = $14,500 (Finalist)

Austin Rogers, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 6, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Austin $6,800
Andrew $6,000
Lilly $4,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) QUEEN-SIZED $800 (14th pick)
Andrew 2600 +2600 (Austin 2800 Lilly 1800)
2) WORLD PLACE NAMES $1600 (6th pick)
Andrew 12000 -8000 (Austin 6800 Lilly 4600)
3) EARTH SCIENCE $1200 (19th pick)
Lilly 6200 -3000 (Austin 8000 Andrew 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -15

Unplayed clues:
J! round: MUSIC FOR CHAMPS $400
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $400

Game Stats:
Austin $9,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Andrew $13,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Lilly $9,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Austin Rogers, stats to date:
368 correct, 47 incorrect
27/28 on rebound attempts
22/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $106,100)
14/15 in Final Jeopardy
40.86% in first on buzzer (344/842)
Average Coryat: $17,133

Andrew Pau, stats to date:
204 correct, 15 incorrect
10/13 on rebound attempts
12/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $27,400)
6/9 in Final Jeopardy
36.35% in first on buzzer (185/509)
Average Coryat: $19,244

Lilly Chin, stats to date:
115 correct, 17 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts
8/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,200)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
32.74% in first on buzzer (111/339)
Average Coryat: $14,300

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