Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 14, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Sports Halls of Fame) for Friday, September 14, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 5):

Posthumously, Axel Paulsen was among the first group of inductees into the World Hall of Fame for this in 1976

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Andrew Lundy, a digital journalist from Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Andrew Lundy on Jeopardy!
Riley Westmoreland, a college admission officer from Birmingham, Alabama
Riley Westmoreland on Jeopardy!
Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado (2-day total: $38,000)
Kyle Jones on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is figure skating?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Norwegian Axel Paulsen is a famous skater who excelled in both figure skating and speed skating in the late 19th century. He is best known today for inventing the jump known as the “Axel”, which was named for him. The Axel is the most technically difficult jump in figure skating due to its forward takeoff and extra half-rotation needed due to the takeoff.

Paulsen was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1976.


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Scores going into Final:
Kyle $20,800
Andrew $10,200
Riley -$400


Tonight’s results:
Riley -$400
Andrew $10,200 – $200 = $10,000 (What is Formula 1 Racing?)
Kyle $20,800 + $0 = $20,800 (3-day total: $58,800)


Kyle Jones, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 14, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kyle $8,600
Andrew $4,800
Riley $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MULTI-WORD CAPITAL CITIES $800 (4th pick)
Andrew 600 +1000 (Kyle 600 Riley 0)
2) 1973: GROOVY & NOT-SO-GROOVY $800 (3rd pick)
Andrew 5600 -3000 (Kyle 8600 Riley 2000)
3) LIVE ENTERTAINMENT $1600 (14th pick)
Kyle 11000 +1000 (Andrew 6200 Riley 400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 55


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


Game Stats:
Kyle $21,400 Coryat, 27 correct, 0 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Andrew $13,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Riley -$400 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000


Kyle Jones, stats to date:
70 correct, 6 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
39.39% in first on buzzer (65/165)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,200


Kyle Jones, to win:
4 games: 62.30%
5: 38.81%
6: 24.18%
7: 15.06%
8: 9.38%
Avg. streak: 4.652 games.


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

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 14, 2018"

  1. Interesting FJ! clue, though I’m wondering why the “other” figure skating jump isn’t called the “Alois” rather than the Lutz. Or should this one have been called the Paulsen to match? 🙂

  2. I guessed auto racing…wrong spelling…I was thinking axle…and there is a debate as to whether auto racing is a sport anyway. You can’t go by whether or not it’s covered on ESPN…they show a lot of poker, and that ain’t one.

  3. Riley did bad luck today.

  4. This is the first time this season that a contestant has wiped out before FJ.

  5. Sept 14 question ? museum and gingerbread museum are located in whzt Czech city. Ans: Prague

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