Game Recap – February 20, 2019 (All Star Games Day #1)

It’s Wednesday, February 20, 2019, which means it’s Day 1 of the Jeopardy All-Star Games! (Season 35, Episode 118).

Today is going to be the Jeopardy! Round of Match #1 of the tournament. Tomorrow will see Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy! (So, there is no Final Jeopardy! today!)

Once the show airs, you’ll be able to find point totals for all players for the All-Stars Fantasy League for the Lindblad Expeditions sweepstakes!

Today’s contestants:

Team Brad, consisting of Brad Rutter (C), Larissa Kelly (L), and David Madden (R)
Team Brad in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Colby, consisting of Colby Burnett (C), Pam Mueller (L), and Alan Lin (R)
Team Colby in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Buzzy, consisting of Buzzy Cohen (C), Alex Jacob (L), and Jennifer Giles (R)
Team Buzzy in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games

The Jeopardy! All-Star Games begin today! Check out my predictions if you haven’t already! Also, make sure you watch the #JeopardyLivePanel tournament preview!

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

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Team Brad (Brad) $8,400
Team Buzzy (Alex) $6,600
Team Colby (Colby) $3,200

Today's Jeopardy! results (from the February 20, 2019 game.)


Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Brad Rutter 13
Alex Jacob 9
Colby Burnett 6

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NOTORIOUS $400 (19th pick)
Brad 3200 +3200 (Alex 6200 Colby 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100 (so far)

Game Stats (so far):
Brad $5,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 44.83% in first on buzzer
Alex $6,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 27.59% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Colby $3,200 Coryat, 6 correct, 0 incorrect, 20.69% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $15,400
Lach Trash: $1,600 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,000

Brad Rutter, stats to date:
663 correct, 73 incorrect
37/40 on rebound attempts
43.21% in first on buzzer (627/1451)
39/45 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $55,100)
15/25 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,963
(These statistics do not include Watson)

Alex Jacob, stats to date:
296 correct, 34 incorrect
13/15 on rebound attempts
44.62% in first on buzzer (286/641)
14/18 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $76,100)
2/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,067

Colby Burnett, stats to date:
226 correct, 23 incorrect
15/15 on rebound attempts
32.00% in first on buzzer (208/650)
9/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
6/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,233

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I really enjoyed the opening segment where Alex sat down with the 6 captains and some mild trash-talking ensued.
  • The tournament started with some fireworks for sure, with who I believe to be the two best buzzers (Alex and Brad) competing against each other. Through 10 clues, it was Alex 5 Colby 2 Brad 1 on the buzzer. Over the final 20, it was Brad 12 Colby 4 Alex 3.
  • The players cleared out all of $600, $800, and $1000 hunting for a Daily Double. Of course it would be at the $400 level. Ben Ingram would have found it much quicker.
  • There are still 92 clues left to play over the next two days. Absolutely anything can happen.
  • Tomorrow, Buzzy will play Double Jeopardy for Team Buzzy against Alan (Team Colby) and Larissa (Team Brad), with Jennifer, Pam, and David playing Final Jeopardy.
  • Effective in first on buzzer stats: Brad 48.15% (13/27), Alex 29.63% (8/27), Colby 22.22% (6/27)

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17 Comments on "Game Recap – February 20, 2019 (All Star Games Day #1)"

  1. It’s clear the DDs are going to be even more important in this format than they usually are. I wonder if they will all be true DDs. It ratchets up the pressure a little when you’re risking money your teammate won.

  2. Can you pleaseee tell me what where the questions in the Shut your pie hole category?

  3. Where is Arthur Chu?

  4. I hope that they allowed the teams to collaborate on their FJ wagers and filmed these discussions for use on the broadcast.

  5. Ginny McShane | February 20, 2019 at 10:38 pm |

    Why didn’t Colby put his answer in the form of a question?

  6. I might have been inclined to send the best buzzer out for Double Jeopardy, where the values are doubled. It seemed like they were more interested in the fast start, but with the lower dollar amounts there isn’t much of a gap between the players at this point.

  7. In the final question of the night, Brad answered with a “What is..” instead of “Who is..” as the question was about a person. I am surprised that would be acceptable?

    • He could have said “Where is” and it would have been acceptable….it just needs to be in the form of a question, logic needn’t apply. You don’t even have to add the “what is” etc. if the response is already in the form of a question, such as Who’s on First?”

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