Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 23, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Olympic Cities) for Friday, November 23, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 55):

Of the 4 “M” cities that consecutively hosted Summer Olympics in the 20th century, these 2 aren’t national capitals

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

J Cheema, a marketing & strategy consultant from Portland, Oregon
J Cheema on Jeopardy!
Jennifer Hoosier, a university administrator from Tucker, Georgia
Jennifer Hoosier on Jeopardy!
Mary Ann Borer, a marketing coordinator from Pomona, California (4-day total: $86,500)
Mary Ann Borer on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are Munich and Montreal?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The four consecutive Ms are Mexico City, Mexico (1968), Munich, West Germany (1972), Montreal, Canada (1976), and Moscow, USSR (1980); Mexico City and Moscow both being national capitals.

The big negbait here is Melbourne, Australia, host of the 1956 Summer Olympics (Rome and Tokyo separated Melbourne from Mexico City).

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Scores going into Final:
Mary Ann $17,200
J $14,000
Jennifer $11,400

Tonight’s results:
Jennifer $11,400 – $5,000 = $6,400 (What are Munich & M the one in 196 [she said she was going for 1964])
J $14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000 (1-day total: 28,000)
Mary Ann $17,200 – $1,000 = $16,200 (What are Milan & Milwaukee?)

J Cheema, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 23, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jennifer $6,200
J $4,000
Mary Ann $2,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
J 3000 +1000 (Jennifer 6200 Mary Ann 2800)
2) THE MOVIE SOURCE MATERIALS $1200 (9th pick)
J 5600 +4000 (Mary Ann 8000 Jennifer 7800)
3) ON TOP OF THE WORLD $1200 (17th pick)
J 10000 +4000 (Mary Ann 14000 Jennifer 10200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 145

Unplayed clues:
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000

Game Stats:
J $8,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Mary Ann $17,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 46.43% in first on buzzer
Jennifer $11,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $8,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200

Mary Ann Borer, stats to date:
124 correct, 20 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts
45.65% in first on buzzer (126/276)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,000)
2/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,200

J Cheema, stats to date:
15 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
17.86% in first on buzzer (10/56)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200

J Cheema, to win:
2 games: 46.39%
3: 21.52%
4: 9.98%
5: 4.63%
6: 2.15%
Avg. streak: 1.865 games.

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 23, 2018"

  1. I thought Mary Ann was going to win 5 games. We haven’t had a 5-time champion by a female since Rachel Lindgren back in January. I’m worried that she’s going to be the only woman in the next Tournament of Champions, but now there’s still hope for another 5-time female champion in the future.

  2. that’s very hard although i did get it. helped alot to be canadian. from a non-canadian point of view, the montreal olympics are pretty obscure (as is moscow). mexico and munich not so much

  3. Is Maryann going to be on the tournament of champions

    • I would bet against it.

      • Yes or no

        • College and Teachers tournament winners qualify automatically (not Teens). Then the field is filled by the top winners. Mary Ann is currently in the field but barring a historic dearth of big winners between now and when the show elects to cut the field off, she will probably be bumped from the field. But only the show knows when that will be. Looking at the historical data, I would say she would not be there, but you never know.

  4. “The big negbait here is Melbourne, Australia, host of the 1956 Summer Olympics”

    Nailed it, Andy — I bit and went with Melbourne and Montreal.

  5. No respect for Jeopardy fans in Los Angeles.

    Monday’s Teen Tourney final game 1 was pushed back a day so the local ABC affiliate could simulcast Monday Night Football, since the Rams were playing. Understandable, I suppose, given the local team, but it’s not like the game wasn’t otherwise available, being on ESPN (making me wonder what the percentage of Rams fans in L.A. who don’t have ESPN is).

    So that pushed all the week’s games back a day, with the Nov. 23 game re-scheduled to air in L.A. at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. Only to be pre-empted by the USC-Notre Dame college football game. Check that, it was the end of the post-game show. The game had been over and the hosts were talking about how other games ended and then touched on the status of USC coach Clay Helton’s job. So, basically just idle chatter at this point instead of Jeopardy. Not the actual football game; the post-game show. And then, to add to the indignity, they didn’t just start Jeopardy once the local talking heads were done, they began it “already in progress” midway through Double J. Good news for Wheel of Fortune fans I guess in that they got to see all of their show. Wouldn’t want to interrupt that rerun of “Castle” later to make up for the whiplash-inducing Jeopardy scheduling this week.

    So annoying.

    • I had the same issue here in NJ, although it was the earlier Virginia – Virginia Tech game that ran through the normal Jeopardy slot at 7pm and through the early toss-ups on Wheel before ending at about 735 pm.

      We have the option of watching it from Philly or NYC, both air it at 7pm and both are ABC stations. It didn’t help any Friday, but it has been handy when there is Breaking News or other local coverage on one station but not the other.

      That’s why I’m thankful to have found this site so I know who won and a bit about how the game progressed.

  6. I got this one instantly—thanks in part to a list that I helped a friend of mine put together in college. He was an aspiring sports columnist/commentator, and one night a group of us started discussing “things every self-respecting spirts fan should know””. He turned it into a story, which he eventually used as sample writing to help get his first job. The list included things like “the years of the last five championships of your favorite team”, “the name of the current world record holder in the 100 meter”, “the jersey numbers of the five greatest stars in the history of your favorite team”, and, pertinent here, “the location of every Summer Olympics in your lifetime”. Ever since then, I’ve been able to recite quite quickly that list, actually going back quite a ways prior to my birth.

  7. How often does the same player get all three Daily Doubles?

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