Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 20, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Royal Houses) for Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 138):

Family name of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s brother Henry, whom his supporters called Henry IX of England

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Karen Locascio, an enrollment specialist from Dorchester, Massachusetts
Karen Locascio on Jeopardy!
Jonathan Lindeen, a senior finance manager from Denver, Colorado
Jonathan Lindeen on Jeopardy!
Lindsey Shultz, a physician and health care analyst from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (4-day total: $101,002)
Lindsey Shultz on Jeopardy!

With her win yesterday, Lindsey is on Page 1 of the ToC Tracker! Moreover, it has now been 87 regular play games since we’ve had a 5-time champion (the fourth-longest streak in the history of the show. The record is 115.)

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Correct response: What is Stuart?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Bonnie Prince Charlie was the grandson of King James II of England (King James VII of Scotland) who had been deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He attempted, in the Jacobite uprising of 1745, to reclaim the English throne for his father, but failed. The failure of the uprising essentially ended support and backing of the Stuart cause to regain the throne of England.


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

Scores going into Final:
Jonathan $13,000
Lindsey $11,000
Karen $8,200


Tonight’s results:
Karen $8,200 – $8,200 = $0 (What is York?)
Lindsey $11,000 – $10,995 = $5 (What is Tudor?)
Jonathan $13,000 + $9,001 = $22,001 (1-day total: $22,001)


Jonathan Lindeen, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 20, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Karen $6,200
Lindsey $4,000
Jonathan $3,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) BEFORE HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT… $800 (5th pick)
Jonathan 600 +600 (Karen 600 Lindsey 200)
2) “M”OUNTAINS $1600 (7th pick)
Jonathan 5000 +2000 (Karen 7000 Lindsey 6000)
3) ARTISTS ON FILM $1200 (10th pick)
Lindsey 8400 -1400 (Jonathan 7000 Karen 7000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 53


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Jonathan $12,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Lindsey $12,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Karen $8,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $33,400
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200


Lindsey Shultz, final stats:
122 correct, 10 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
42.50% in first on buzzer (119/280)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,200)
2/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,320


Jonathan Lindeen, stats to date:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800


Jonathan Lindeen, to win:
2 games: 43.50%
3: 18.92%
4: 8.23%
5: 3.58%
6: 1.56%
Avg. streak: 1.770 games.


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Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 112 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.1476 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.487).
An average of 5.7072 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8393).

An early cutoff took place 1.646% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Jonathan Lindeen qualified 4.011% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 92.495% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 79.707% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 57.235% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 29.829% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 10.150% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 1.667% of the time.


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • It has now been 88 games since we’ve had a 5-time champion on the show.
  • If the next Tournament of Champions is held in February 2020 and not November 2019, Lindsey’s projected qualification percentage is 7.599%.
  • Stats after 15 clues: Karen 5 correct; Lindsey 5 correct; Jonathan 4 correct, 1 incorrect.
  • Stats after 30 clues: Karen 10 correct; Lindsey 9 correct, 1 incorrect; Jonathan 8 correct, 1 incorrect.
  • Thank you to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 20, 2019"

  1. Another 4 day champion bites the dust on the 5th game…Lindsey was quite a good player though.

  2. 2/5 in FJ, in game 2 she got FJ wrong as well but won because it was a runaway.

  3. Elyce. O''Leary | March 21, 2019 at 12:56 pm | Reply

    I sent comment on wrong answer about 5 minutes ago. Alex even said MILKwas shot at 6:30a.m not 4 am. U2 doesn’t state time. Only Early morning. April 4.

  4. Jeopardy! – Season 2019 Episode 57, Lindsey Shultz, Jonathan Lindeen, Karen Locascio —- is THERE a video link? — A friend of mine in New Jersey, a professor who teaches classes on climate issues and movies and noves, wrote to me the other day, by email, saying:

    Hi Dan,

    You contacted me last year asking about my Anthropocene fiction class at my college and so now I am contacting you to make sure you know that your term, ”cli-fi,” was a Jeopardy question on March 20.

    Actually, they gave the question away when they asked ”what does cli-fi refer to?” and I believe they referenced Kim Stanley Robinson’s work.

    See if you can find the video link on Youtube or the Jeopardy Facebook page, they archive every show immediately upon airing them.

    In this March 20 episode, the clue occurred about 3/4 the way into the show, and it was the show where Jonathan Lindeen won.

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