Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 16, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Solar System) for Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 27):

Features on this body include Tombaugh Regio & Sleipnir Fossa, named for a horse that carried Odin to the Underworld

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Prairie Rose Clayton, a taxonomist from Cambridge, Massachusetts
Prairie Rose Clayton on Jeopardy!
Hila Saxer, an ASL interpreter from Washington, Pennsylvania
Hila Saxer on Jeopardy!
Alan Dunn, a software development manager from Johns Creek, Georgia (2-day total: $51,600)
Alan Dunn on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Pluto?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Working with data from the New Horizons spacecraft, the International Astronomical Union began approving names of geological features on Pluto in August 2017. Tombaugh Regio was named after Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the body in 1930; fossae are ditches, and they are being named after underworld mythical figures on Pluto. The IAU has determined that generally, Pluto’s features will be named after underworld mythological figures, writers, scientists, and engineers associated with Pluto, as well as pioneering space missions and spacecraft.

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Scores going into Final:
Alan $13,200
Prairie $9,600
Hila $6,800

Tonight’s results:
Hila $6,800 – $6,500 = $300 (What is Pegasus)
Prairie $9,600 + $8,150 = $17,750
Alan $13,200 + $6,001 = $19,201 (3-day total: $70,801) (What is Ve Pluto?)

Alan Dunn, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 16, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alan $9,600
Hila $800
Prairie $0


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) EMILYS $1000 (29th pick)
Prairie 6000 -6000 (Alan 9800 Hila 600)
2) IN THE DICTIONARY $2000 (5th pick)
Alan 13200 -6000 (Hila 800 Prairie -400)
Alan 10000 +2000 (Prairie 9600 Hila 6800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -125

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $3,600

Game Stats:
Alan $18,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 3 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Prairie $15,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 40.00% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Hila $6,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $2,800 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200

Alan Dunn, stats to date:
71 correct, 8 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
39.64% in first on buzzer (67/169)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,133

Alan Dunn, to win:
4 games: 58.63%
5: 34.37%
6: 20.15%
7: 11.82%
8: 6.93%
Avg. streak: 4.417 games.

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