Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category African Cities) for Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 33):
Also a judicial capital, this aptly named city is known for an annual rose festival that began in 1976
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Rock Wayda, a bond analyst from Dana Point, California
|Hannah McIntyre, an author from Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
|Erik Agard, a puzzlemaker from Gaithersburg, Maryland (3-day total: $66,802)
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Correct response: What is Bloemfontein, South Africa?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Why does South Africa have three capitals? Well, in the early 20th century after the Anglo-Boer war: South Africa consisted of four territories: Natal, the Cape Province (both British), Transvaal, and the Orange Free State (both Boer). A union was proposed and of course, a disagreement arose as to where the capital should be. A compromise was then reached where each province was given a share of capital benefits: Cape Town (from the Cape Province) was given Parliament, Pretoria (Transvaal) was given the administrative seat, and Bloemfontein (Orange Free State) was given the judiciary seat. (Both Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg, the capital of Natal, were compensated financially)
The annual rose festival occurs in October, the month in which roses in Bloemfontein bloom the best.
Interestingly, the last time “African Cities” was the Final Jeopardy category (Lisa Schlitt’s first game), Bloemfontein was also the correct response!
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Scores going into Final:
Rock $1,200 + $1,100 = $2,300 (What is Blomfontein?)
Hannah $10,100 + $10,100 = $20,200 (1-day total: $20,200) (What is
Erik $14,600 – $5,601 = $8,999 (What is Cape Town?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SPEAKING WORDS OF WISDOM $1000 (25th pick)
Rock 200 -1000 (Erik 6400 Hannah 3000)
2) BYZANTIUM & BEYOND $1600 (4th pick)
Rock 1200 -2000 (Erik 5800 Hannah 4200)
3) STATE FOSSILS $1200 (27th pick) ($5600 remaining on the board)
Hannah 8600 +1500 (Erik 14600 Rock 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -183
J! round: SEEN ON MY WALK TODAY $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: BASEBALL-ADJACENT FACTS $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $3,800
Hannah $9,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.93% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Erik $14,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.89% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Rock $4,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 7 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $28,600
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,400
Hannah McIntyre, stats to date:
15 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
25.93% in first on buzzer (14/54)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Erik Agard, final stats:
89 correct, 14 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts
41.86% in first on buzzer (90/215)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Hannah McIntyre, to win:
2 games: 34.53%
Avg. streak: 1.527 games.
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