Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Foreign Transportation) for Monday, March 25, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 141):
Operating for only one week a year, a train line to this city moves over half a million people a day
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Mara Taylor, a retired attorney from The Bronx, New York
|Ryan Ermey, a journalist from Washington, D.C.
|Dave Scatena, a chemical engineer from San Francisco, California (1-day total: $4,600)
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Correct response: What is Mecca?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
A line that opened in 2010, the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro line replaced about 53,000 buses, but only runs the week of the Hajj. Each 12-car train on the line can carry up to 3,000 people at one time between various holy sites in the Mecca, Mount Arafar, Muzdalifah, and Mina regions.
The Haramain high-speed railway, connecting Mecca with Medina, opened in September 2018.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Ryan $400 – $0 = $400 (What is Peggy Sue & LBJ?)
Mara $4,300 + $3,499 = $7,799
Dave $14,000 + $4,600 = $18,600 (2-day total: $23,200)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WOMEN IN SONG $1000 (30th pick)
Ryan 5200 -3200 (Dave 4800 Mara -600)
2) 1960s AMERICA $800 (19th pick)
Ryan 4400 -4400 (Dave 14400 Mara 3400)
3) -“GRAM”s $1200 (25th pick)
Mara 2200 +2100 (Dave 14000 Ryan 400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -62
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: NONFICTION $1200, $1600 & $2000; -“GRAM”s $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $6,000
Dave $14,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 34.62% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Mara $3,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 7 incorrect, 28.85% in first on buzzer, 0/3 on rebound attempts
Ryan $8,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 23.08% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $25,400
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,200
Dave Scatena, stats to date:
34 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
31.19% in first on buzzer (34/109)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600
Dave Scatena, to win:
3 games: 37.47%
Avg. streak: 2.599 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 109 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.0798 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4697).
An average of 5.6073 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8248).
An early cutoff took place 1.410% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Dave Scatena qualified 5.462% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 93.241% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 81.122% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 59.181% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 31.373% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 10.907% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 1.799% of the time.
- Yes, Ryan’s response to Final Jeopardy! was the two correct responses to the two Daily Doubles that he missed.
- Effective in first on buzzer: Dave 40.00% (18/45), Mara 33.33% (15/45), Ryan 26.67% (12/45)
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