Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 13, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Before They Were President) for Thursday, September 13, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 4):

On Oct. 4, 1940, for the premiere of what’s been called his most famous movie role, Ronald Reagan was in this city

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Lauren Stripling, a teaching artist from New York, New York
Lauren Stripling on Jeopardy!
Shawn Moore, a regional human resources manager from Miami, Florida
Shawn Moore on Jeopardy!
Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado (1-day total: $28,401)
Kyle Jones on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is South Bend, Indiana?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Reagan played George Gipp (“The Gipper”) in the 1940 movie Knute Rockne, All-American; the world premiere of that film took place in South Bend, Indiana, the location of the University of Notre Dame.

A famous quote from that film, “Win one for the Gipper!” ended up being a campaign slogan of Reagan’s later in life.


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

Scores going into Final:
Kyle $16,800
Shawn $12,000
Lauren $6,600


Tonight’s results:
Lauren $6,600 – $6,600 = $0 (What is Indianapolis?)
Shawn $12,000 – $8,000 = $4,000 (What Iwo Jima?)
Kyle $16,800 – $7,201 = $9,599 (2-day total: $38,000) (What is Dallas?)


Kyle Jones, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 13, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Shawn $4,400
Lauren $3,800
Kyle $3,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) I GOT A FEVER $600 (23rd pick)
Kyle 5000 -2000 (Shawn 3600 Lauren 3400)
2) ARTS & CULTURE $1600 (4th pick)
Shawn 5600 -1600 (Lauren 4200 Kyle 4000)
3) CONTRACTIONS $1200 (23rd pick)
Kyle 9600 +4000 (Shawn 13600 Lauren 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -27


Unplayed clues:
J! round: THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION $200 & $400
DJ! Round: PLACE HOLDERS $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $4,200


Game Stats:
Kyle $16,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 37.74% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Shawn $13,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.42% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Lauren $6,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $36,200
Lach Trash: $5,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600


Kyle Jones, stats to date:
42 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
37.04% in first on buzzer (40/108)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,600


Kyle Jones, to win:
3 games: 56.99%
4: 32.48%
5: 18.51%
6: 10.55%
7: 6.01%
Avg. streak: 3.325 games.


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  • Thank you to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 13, 2018"

  1. We got our first triple whiff in Final Jeopardy of the season as they struggled to get the correct answer.

  2. Alex said on Wednesday that he will be in Philly the next month or two. Did anybody get an invite to the in-person Philly audition? Just wondering.

  3. The answer to the question concerning the evil witch in Narnia was not correct. Her name is Jadis not The White Witch that is her title.

    • The clue read: This ruler of Narnia earned her colorful title by beginning the long winter, a 100-year period of snow & ice

      “The White Witch” is absolutely acceptable, as the clue specifically says “colorful title”.

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