Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 27, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Landmarks) for Thursday, September 27, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 14):

In 1883 a Catholic diocese sold this to the state of Texas for $20,000

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Katie Lombardo, a museum educator from East Hills, New York
Katie Lombardo on Jeopardy!
Michael Pascuzzi, a resale store manager from Orlando, Florida
Michael Pascuzzi on Jeopardy!
Evelyn Rubin, a family physician from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $27,601)
Evelyn Rubin on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is The Alamo?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

After the Alamo fell in 1836, the site was largely abandoned, but the U.S. Army leased the property at times until 1876. The San Antonio diocese sold the property to Texas in 1883 for $20,000.

You can find more information at the Texas State Library.


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

Scores going into Final:
Evelyn $15,200
Katie $12,400
Michael $10,000


Tonight’s results:
Michael $10,000 + $9,990 = $19,990
Katie $12,400 + $4,000 = $16,400
Evelyn $15,200 = $9,601 = $24,801 (2-day total: $52,402)


Evelyn Rubin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 27, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Evelyn $6,000
Katie $3,800
Michael -$200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) CLUES ACROSS PHILADELPHIA $400 (19th pick)
Katie 3400 -600 (Evelyn 3000 Michael 200)
2) POP CULTURE ADAPTS SHAKESPEARE $800 (12th pick)
Katie 4200 +4200 (Evelyn 11200 Michael 3800)
3) MEMORIALS $800 (17th pick)
Michael 6200 +3000 (Evelyn 14000 Katie 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 131


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


Game Stats:
Evelyn $15,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Michael $7,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 6 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts
Katie $9,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 3/4 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $32,600
Lach Trash: $11,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200


Evelyn Rubin, stats to date:
42 correct, 8 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
39.47% in first on buzzer (45/114)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000


Evelyn Rubin, to win:
3 games: 55.08%
4: 30.34%
5: 16.71%
6: 9.21%
7: 5.07%
Avg. streak: 3.226 games.


Miscellaneous:

  • Thank you to Mark Barrett and Matt Carberry for both providing me with a full chart of this game.
  • Michael is not the first player to use his contestant interview to propose. Andy Gefen also did on January 4, 2006.

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 27, 2018"

  1. I’m guessing that with the Senate hearings today people in the Chicago area will not see Jeopardy!

  2. Will we ever see the episode of September 27, 2018? What time will it be shown?

  3. It will probably be shown tonight on CBS tonight at 7:30 but I have choir practice, so I hope somebody will provide you with a report. I got the answer right away.

    • ABC wrapped up its coverage of that Faulknerian spectacle right at 7:00. Living in the Philadelphia market, I felt confident that the show would air in the usual slot tonight, as an entire category featured clues from WPVI anchors. (WABC in New York also aired J! at 7:00.)

      I charted the game at Andy’s request, so the customary full stats should appear later this evening.

  4. I can’t provide all of the stats you usually have but I hope this helps.

    At the end of the Jeopardy round:
    Evelyn $6,000
    Michael -$200
    Katie $3,800

    At the end of the Double Jeopardy round:
    Evelyn $15,200
    Michael $10,000
    Katie $12,400

    The Final Jeopardy wager and final scores:
    Evelyn wager $9,601 final score $24,801
    Michael wager $9,900 final score $19,900
    Katie wager $4,000 final score $16,401

  5. Michael Pascuzzi gave the answer as Ladybird when the correct answer should have been Ladybug

  6. Daily Doubles were:
    CLUES ACROSS PHILADELPHIA $400, (19th Pick)
    Katie 3400-600 (Evelyn 3000, Michael 200)

    POP CULTURE ADAPTS SHAKESPEARE $800 (12th Pick)
    Katie 4200 + 4200 (Evelyn 11,200, Michael 3800)

    MEMORIALS $800 (17th Pick)
    Michael 6200 + 3000 (Evelyn 14000, Katie 8400)

  7. Using the Pi Day clue in a country that follows the month before the day calendar convention was a bit of a half-baked idea.

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