Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Time Zones) for Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 192):
This European country is still an hour ahead of GMT, a move made in 1940 to be on the same time as Nazi Germany
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Liz Neal, a graphic designer from Astoria, New York
|Matthew Swanson, a Ph.D student from Los Angeles, California
|Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Illinois (1-day total: $46,801)
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Correct response: What is Spain?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In spite of Spain being equal in longitude with Great Britain, Francisco Franco changed Spain’s time in 1940 to Central European Time, in order to be in line with the rest of Nazi-occupied Europe. Interestingly, the relatively late sunrises offered in Spain have effects on the work day and meal times in that country.
If you’re playing along at home, I have been unable to find disqualifying information for countries like France or the Netherlands to this clue (at least at publication time!); if you’re playing along at home, I’d count them! Though if you’re an expert on this matter, please post in the comments!
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Scores going into Final:
Liz $9,600 – $2,400 = $7,200 (What is Austria?)
Matthew $11,000 + $8,201 = $19,201
Emma $24,600 – $0 = $24,600 (2-day total: $71,401) (What is Norway?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WE BORDER GERMANY $800 (10th pick)
Emma 4600 +4600 (Liz 1800 Matthew 0)
2) LITERARY GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES $1200 (16th pick)
Matthew 7000 +6000 (Emma 20600 Liz 5200)
3) PARASITIC PLANTS $2000 (18th pick)
Matthew 15000 -6000 (Emma 20600 Liz 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 146
J! round: THE PARKER HOUSE: A HOTEL IN HISTORY
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $200
Emma $20,800 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 50.00% in first on buzzer
Matthew $12,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Liz $9,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $42,600
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000
Emma Boettcher, stats to date:
59 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
41.59% in first on buzzer (47/113)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,800
Emma Boettcher, to win:
3 games: 81.491%
Avg. streak: 6.403 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 68 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 2.2198 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1859).
An average of 3.8146 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4303).
An early cutoff took place 0.445% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Emma Boettcher qualified 62.934% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 82.031% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 54.054% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 20.844% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 3.354% of the time.
- Emma came blazing out of the gate with a James-like $11,400 after 14 clues on 11 correct.
- Emma is the first person in Jeopardy! history to defeat an ultra-champion (10 or more wins) and then win their next game.
- Emma is the 19th player since 2002 to win at least $70,000 over their first two wins on Jeopardy!
- Emma’s $14,200 after the Jeopardy! round is the 10th-highest in regular play since 2004 by anyone not named James Holzhauer or Ken Jennings.
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