Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Holidays & Observances) for Friday, March 22, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 140):
This day created in the U.S. in 1872 is observed in Florida & Louisiana in January, but Maine & Alaska hold it in May
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Dave Scatena, a chemical engineer from San Francisco, California
|Jeff Trojan, a marketing executive from Marina Del Rey, California
|Jonathan Lindeen, a senior finance manager from Denver, Colorado (2-day total: $48,802)
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Correct response: What is Arbor Day?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Fun fact: Arbor Day is not celebrated on the same day in every state in the United States, corresponding to when it’s best to plant trees in each respective state. Florida’s and Louisiana’s is the third Friday in January. Alaska is the third Monday in May, and Maine picks the third full week in May. California’s is in March, and in the state where Arbor Day was created, Nebraska, it’s the last Friday in April. Texas even waits until November.
You can find state-by-state information at Arbor Day Foundation website.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Dave $9,200 – $4,600 = $4,600 (What is Statehood day?) (1-day total: $4,600)
Jeff $9,800 – $9,800 = $0 (What is Earth day)
Jonathan $9,800 – $9,800 = $0 (What is ?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE BELLS ARE RINGING $800 (29th pick)
Jonathan 4200 -1000 (Dave 4800 Jeff 4000)
2) HISTORICAL FICTION $1600 (20th pick)
Jeff 12400 -4000 (Dave 8000 Jonathan 6600)
3) STUFF ON STAMPS $1600 (29th pick) ($2000 remaining on the board)
Jeff 12800 -3000 (Dave 9200 Jonathan 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -80
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Dave $9,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Jonathan $10,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
Jeff $16,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 1/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000
Jonathan Lindeen, final stats:
58 correct, 10 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
34.50% in first on buzzer (59/171)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,067
Dave Scatena, stats to date:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200
Dave Scatena, to win:
2 games: 32.60%
Avg. streak: 1.484 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 110 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.0734 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4702).
An average of 5.5764 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.82).
An early cutoff took place 1.377% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Dave Scatena qualified 1.426% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 93.354% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 81.240% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 59.402% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 31.536% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 11.040% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 1.860% of the time.
- Jonathan gets the $2,000 for second place by virtue of having $4,200 to Jeff’s $4,000 after the Jeopardy! round.
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: Dave 29.09% (16/55), Jonathan 40.00% (22/55), Jeff 29.82% (17/55).
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