Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Countries of the World) for Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 137):
Because its overseas empire was dwindling, Spain declared war on this much closer country across the water on October 22, 1859
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Megan McAllen, an attorney from Washington, D.C.
|Bren Inman, a store manager from Puyallup, Washington
|Lindsey Shultz, a physician and health care analyst from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3-day total: $79,602)
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Correct response: What is Morocco?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
A conflict that began over the borders of the African Spanish city of Ceuta, Spain and Morocco were at war for a few months in 1859 and 1860. A treaty was quickly signed at the urging of the British following an early Spanish victory at Tetuán, with Morocco having to pay the equivalent of $4 million in 1861 US dollars (Britain aided in the repayment). The cities of Ceuta and Melilla on the north African coast still belong to Spain today.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Bren $3,200 + $3,100 = $6,300
Megan $5,200 + $1,500 = $6,700
Lindsey $26,400 – $5,000 = $21,400 (4-day total: $101,002) (What is the UK? Thanks Indrani)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THEY NAMED THE COLLEGE FOR ME! $600 (20th pick)
Bren 1000 -800 (Lindsey 3600 Megan 1000)
2) VOCABULARY $1200 (6th pick)
Bren 2200 -1400 (Lindsey 9200 Megan 3600)
3) PARK-ITECTURE $1600 (8th pick)
Lindsey 10800 +2000 (Megan 3600 Bren 800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -125
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Lindsey $26,000 Coryat, 27 correct, 0 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer
Megan $5,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Bren $5,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Lindsey Shultz, stats to date:
104 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
44.39% in first on buzzer (99/223)
6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,600)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,300
Lindsey Shultz, to win:
5 games: 82.12%
Avg. streak: 8.592 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 113 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.921 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.5011).
An average of 6.5302 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.828).
An early cutoff took place 4.782% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Lindsey Shultz qualified 94.141% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 83.192% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 63.115% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 33.229% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 11.285% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 1.554% of the time.
John Presloid qualified 0.000% of the time.
- It’s not often that I comment on an interview, but John Philip Sousa is my favourite composer, and I’m a little bit perturbed that Megan gave him as an example of a person that her dog might “pay his respects” to to.
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: Lindsey 53.06% (26/49), Megan 24.49% (12/49), Bren 22.45% (11/49)
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