Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 3, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Cities in History) for Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 18):

The Cathedral of St. Pierre was the center of the Calvinist reformation in this lakeside city

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Susan Donnelly-Kaye, a retired pathologist from Wilmington, Delaware
Susan Donnelly-Kaye on Jeopardy!
Maggie Beazer, a student from Cambridge, Massachusetts
Maggie Beazer on Jeopardy!
Doug Dodson, a classical singer from Boston, Massachusetts (2-day total: $21,999)
Doug Dodson on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Geneva, Switzerland?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

John Calvin (Jean Calvin) was a French theologian who broke from the Catholic church c.1530 and was one of the major figures of the Protestant Reformation. After being driven from France due to religious tensions, Calvin ended up preaching at St. Pierre’s in Geneva.

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Scores going into Final:
Doug $25,800
Susan $6,200
Maggie $1,200

Tonight’s results:
Maggie $1,200 – $666 = $534 (What Alsace?)
Susan $6,200 – $2,000 = $4,200 (What is Helsink?)
Doug $25,800 + $5,000 = $30,800 (3-day total: $52,799)

Doug Dodson, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 3, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Doug $11,000
Susan $3,000
Maggie $400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) COBRA KAI $600 (25th pick)
Doug 5200 +5200 (Susan 3000 Maggie 400)
2) ENTERTAINMENT RITUALS $1200 (14th pick)
Doug 18600 +2000 (Susan 5000 Maggie -1200)
3) AUTHORS’ FICTIONAL PLACES $1200 (28th pick) ($3600 remaining on the board)
Maggie -2400 +2000 (Doug 25800 Susan 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 211

Unplayed clues:
J! round: KARATE $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000

Game Stats:
Doug $20,400 Coryat, 30 correct, 5 incorrect, 55.36% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Susan $6,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 16.07% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Maggie $400 Coryat, 10 correct, 5 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $27,000
Lach Trash: $13,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,400

Doug Dodson, stats to date:
75 correct, 11 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts
43.11% in first on buzzer (72/167)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,200)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,933

Doug Dodson, to win:
4 games: 66.20%
5: 43.82%
6: 29.01%
7: 19.20%
8: 12.71%
Avg. streak: 4.958 games.


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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 3, 2018"

  1. too easy, i know virtually nothing about calvin and got it. might as well just ask for “lakeside city in europe”..

    in fact, if you asked me to name 2 lakeside cities in europe i’d have a hard time coming up with the 2nd one…

  2. not sure if i commented or not… anyway, very straight-forward for me. straight-forward doesn’t necessarily mean right…… but “european lakeside city” = geneva for me. i think other swiss cities maybe too but geneva is far more renowned for that than those cities…..

  3. Pizza Face Fred | October 3, 2018 at 10:35 pm |

    We all came out to Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline…

    • Murphy's Law | October 4, 2018 at 5:15 pm |

      Fittingly, Weird Al sometimes includes that riff (transcribed to the accordion, of course) in his medleys live.

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