Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World War II) for Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 143):
In 1943 millions of matchbooks were distributed in the Philippines with this 3-word quote to boost morale
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta, Georgia
|Amy Kroll, a quality control specialist form Rockville, Maryland
|Emma Badame, a digital marketing manager from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $12,600)
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Correct response: What is “I shall return”?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Douglas MacArthur was asked to leave the Philippines in March 1942 by President Roosevelt. Very disappointed by the move, he promised that he would return to liberate the islands, a promise that MacArthur made good on, liberating them in October 1944.
The matchbooks were surreptitiously distributed by guerilla forces to increase morale amongst the population hoping to be liberated. According to a 1995 Washington Post article, the matchbooks were worth $160 in 1995; they are definitely a prized collectible in 2019.
Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, many community members have been raising money. The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store is as well! All proceeds from any “Keep The Faith And We’ll Win” shirt sold will be donated to Alex Trebek’s preferred charity. (The de facto alumni association is currently inquiring with the show in order to determine Alex Trebek’s preferred charity; this will be updated when that has been determined. To date, $199.61 has been raised.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Amy $5,200 + $0 = $5,200 (What is I shall
Emma $10,600 – $5,200 = $5,400 (What is we are winning)
Steven $21,600 + $0 = $21,600 (1-day total: $21,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HE WAS SENATOR & PRESIDENT $800 (12th pick)
Steven 3400 +2400 (Amy 800 Emma 600)
2) TENTH $1200 (9th pick)
Steven 15600 -3000 (Emma 4200 Amy 1600)
3) DOCTOR $800 (20th pick)
Steven 15400 +2600 (Emma 9000 Amy 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 68
J! round: THE ELEMENTS $1000
DJ! Round: TENTH $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $3,000
Steven $21,200 Coryat, 32 correct, 1 incorrect, 52.73% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Emma $10,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer
Amy $5,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 1 incorrect, 12.73% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $37,000
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200
Emma Badame, final stats:
27 correct, 6 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts
26.36% in first on buzzer (29/110)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,300
Steven Grade, stats to date:
33 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
52.73% in first on buzzer (29/55)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,200
Steven Grade, to win:
2 games: 67.41%
Avg. streak: 3.068 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 107 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.1363 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4725).
An average of 5.6021 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8099).
An early cutoff took place 1.525% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Steven Grade qualified 22.488% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 92.807% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 80.124% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 57.742% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 30.016% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 10.116% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 1.647% of the time.
- I’m still waiting to see that elusive game where all 3 players bet $0 in Final Jeopardy.
- I feel as though Alex & the judges are relaxing their rules a bit when it comes to when to ask a contestant to be more specific. This is the first time I can remember that they let Andrew Johnson go as just “Johnson”. Their game, their rules, their choice. C’est la vie.
- Steven was 12-for-12 along the top row of the board. Now that’s buzzer dominance.
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: Steven 61.70% (29/47), Emma 23.40% (11/47), Amy 14.89% (7/47).
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