Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 28, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Places of Lore) for Friday, June 28, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 209):

The first mention of this locale is in Chretien de Troyes’ 12th century poem “Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Ryan Presler, an 8th grader from Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Yesterday’s total: $15,999)
Ryan Presler on Jeopardy!
Lucas Miner, a junior from Miami, Florida (Yesterday’s total: $14,800)
Lucas Miner on Jeopardy!
Avi Gupta, a senior from Portland, Oregon (Yesterday’s total: $24,200)
Avi Gupta on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Camelot?

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“Upon a certain Ascension Day King Arthur had come from Caerleon, and had held a very magnificent court at Camelot as was fitting on such a day”. Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart was also one of the first Arthurian legends to feature Lancelot as a main character, leading to Lancelot’s prominence in the Arthurian canon and later English literature.

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

Scores going into Final:
Avi $18,200
Ryan $17,400
Lucas $4,600

Tonight’s results:
Lucas $4,600 + $4,600 = $9,200 + $14,800 = $24,000 (What is Camelot? All of the teens r awesome!)
Ryan $17,400 + $9,002 = $26,402 + $15,999 = $42,401
Avi $18,200 + $8,400 = $26,600 + $24,200 = $50,800 (What is Camelot? Contestants – y’all are gr8 Alex – You Rock :))

Avi Gupta, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 28, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Avi $8,400
Lucas $3,000
Ryan $3,000

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) “P”LACES ON THE MAP $600 (17th pick)
Lucas 400 -1000 (Avi 7000 Ryan 1800 )
2) IT’S TIME FOR TIME $2000 (5th pick)
Avi 7600 +1000 (Lucas 3000 Ryan 3000)
3) EXPLORERS $1600 (20th pick)
Ryan 8200 +4000 (Avi 11800 Lucas 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -38

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

Game Stats:
Avi $19,200 Coryat, 27 correct, 3 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Ryan $15,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Lucas $5,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $39,800
Lach Trash: $5,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Avi Gupta, stats to date:
95 correct, 5 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
38.43% in first on buzzer (88/229)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,000)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,150

Ryan Presler, stats to date:
67 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (60/228)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,550

Lucas Miner, stats to date:
73 correct, 13 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
31.14% in first on buzzer (71/228)
3/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,950

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • This episode was taped in December, prior to the producers’ crackdown against shoutouts.

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 28, 2019"

  1. Happy to see Avi win the 100K, but it would have been fun to see an 8th grader take it all. Ryan is an excellent representative of young teens everywhere.

    • Agree completely! Actually all of the teens (some barely in their teens) impressed the heck out of me and improves my Outlook on the future! Great tournament!

  2. Congratulations to all! I was a little surprised that the last FJ was a little bit easy. Lancelot> King Arthur> Round Table> Camelot. Plus: LancELOT/CamELOT…Nevertheless, the overall performance was the best one so far in a Teen T. I believe. There is still hope for the future. As my preferred teacher said: Knowledge is power and his second favorite quotation was: Knowledge is when you know where to look. Today you have so much info on your fingertips in a few minutes, it took weeks and months of schlepping and studying books for the generation(s) before the internet. And even when you found what you were looking for, there was no link you could simply click on and an entire new cornucopia opened up instantly.Wish I had those possibilities in my school/student years!
    Have a nice weekend everybody and back to “normal” on Monday!

    • Ha! All I have to do is ask my pocket now days and my phone gives me the answer… in an Australian accent no less! As you say that would have been nice to have 50 years ago, but the Encyclopedia Britannica worked pretty at the time.

  3. Bob Chang | June 28, 2019 at 2:54 pm |

    Great games by all! Lucas would have needed to exceed Avi’s score by at least $4,102 today before FJ to guarantee a win with a correct “all in” FJ but Avi kept his lead from yesterday and added to it by $800.

    • Bob Chang | June 28, 2019 at 2:58 pm |

      I meant Ryan, not Lucas.

    • Pretty exciting endgame by Avi. With six clues left, Ryan had a $4,400 lead, which could have gotten him over the top if he had been able to hold it. Avi correctly answered four of those six clues, though. I almost hate going back to the regular games next week. These teens have been fun to watch.

  4. Matt Rose | June 28, 2019 at 3:13 pm |

    How much is 2/3 places?

    Is it $100,000 & $50,000 & $25,000 for these 3.

    PS. All Jeopardy Tiebreaker and Final Jeopardy questions were very weak and disappointing
    As for $100,000 prize and teen champion, it should be tougher questions and answers

    • Vader47000 | June 28, 2019 at 11:30 pm |

      Looking back at that tiebreak semifinal, Jackson’s gotta be thinking that random chance cost him $90k (or $40k at the least), first getting the draw into probably the toughest of the 3 semifinals, then watching Avi come from a distant third to tie thanks to a late Daily Double, and then it coming down to buzzer speed because the tiebreak was so easy.

      On the flip side, great story for Avi turning that DD oppportunity into a championship. Wow.

      That’s just how it goes sometimes.

      • Yep, that’s about exactly what I was thinking. But, I’m still incredibly happy for Avi. I also know that the tournament could have ended so many different ways, and that I was pretty lucky to have made it as far as I did with the strength and skill of my competitors.

  5. Matt Rose | June 28, 2019 at 3:16 pm |

    Was Ryan’s DD3 bet bad or was it strategically good, based on the timing & situation

    3) EXPLORERS $1600 (20th pick)
    Ryan 8200 +4000 (Avi 11800 Lucas 7800)

  6. Matt Rose | June 28, 2019 at 3:22 pm |

    Ryan’s DD3 bet was early, so that is a separate question, asked above…

    But this short bet was on FJ, And was for the prizes of 100, 50 or 25 K

    Tonight’s results:
    Lucas $4,600 + $4,600 = $9,200 + $14,800 = $24,000 (What is Camelot? All of the teens r awesome!)
    Ryan $17,400 + $9,002 = $26,402 + $15,999 = $42,401
    Avi $18,200 + $8,400 = $26,600 + $24,200 = $50,800 (What is Camelot? Contestants – y’all are gr8 Alex – You Rock :))

    • Avi’s bet was correct to the dollar; Ryan’s stayed above Lucas’ highest possible total. The betting was fine.

      • Matt Rose | June 28, 2019 at 7:31 pm |

        OK. FJ was a right bet by Ryan to keep the $50,000 2nd Prize

        But than on DD3, Ryan had to make up 8,000 on Avi from yesterday. So he had to make a decision if he wanted all out and try to beat Avi for 1st Place So stay conservative and try to keep close for 2nd place…as he could have bet 8,400 on DD3 but only bet 4,000..

        Which could have been an extra 4400 bet and a win of 8800 extra…and then coming even withAvi for the 2 days combined

        • Avi yesterday had 24,200 & going into final today he had 18,200, so his 2 day total at that Point was 42,400

          Ryan yesterday had 17,200 & with his 9,002 bet he finished at 42,401
          Ryan bet to ensure that if Avi didn’t get it right, he’d win. It was the obvious wager for him

          Also even if Ryan had gone all in with his Daily Double he’d have potential for 8,800 more but Avi would just increase his Final Jeopardy Wager by 8,800 to stay above Ryan

          Avi’s wagered endured if Ryan went all in he stays above Ryan & he left 9,800 on the table so he was above Ryan’s max total even if you add the 8,800 he left with that DD

          There was nothing in regards to a wagering perspective Ryan could’ve done to win v Avi

  7. Back to “normal on Monday. E.J. has won 3 games so far, but trails Dave by 33.402. E.J. has an average of 22,233 so far. It will probably take 5 wins for E.J. to push Dave off the ToC list, unless he really cleans up on Monday by winning more than 33.402…..
    Take care everybody and have a great weekend!!!

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