Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Country Names) for Tuesday, July 16, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 222):
Resolving a decades-long dispute with its neighbor to the south, in 2019 this 28-year-old republic added “North” to its name
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|JJ Harris, a community volunteer from Petaluma, California
|Peter Smith, a lawyer from Mar Vista, California
|Sam Kavanaugh, a teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota (4-day total: $113,801)
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Correct response: What is North Macedonia?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Due to the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon, Greece had major issues with another country using the name “Macedonia”, as their northern region was also named Macedonia, to the point where Greece was making it more difficult for the former Yugoslav republic to enter the international community. As a compromise position in the 1990s, the international community used “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (FYROM). The 2018 Prespa Agreement with Greece settled the issue, allowing for North Macedonia, which came into force in February 2019.
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Scores going into Final:
Peter $6,400 + $6,400 = $12,800 (What is Macedonia?)
JJ $21,200 – $8,399 = $12,801 (What)
Sam $27,800 + $14,601 = $42,401 (5-day total: $156,202)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) IT’S ALL IN THE PAST $600 (23rd pick)
Sam 6600 +6600 (JJ 3800 Peter 400)
2) STATE CAPITALS $1200 (1st pick)
Peter 1200 +2000 (Sam 13400 JJ 4800)
3) IN THE AIR $1600 (7th pick)
JJ 8800 +6000 (Sam 14600 Peter 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 268
J! round: O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN $200; LANGUAGE LAB $200; FANCY RESTAURANTS $800
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,200
Sam $21,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 0 incorrect, 37.04% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
JJ $16,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Peter $5,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorect, 25.93% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $44,200
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200
Sam Kavanaugh, stats to date:
108 correct, 8 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
34.77% in first on buzzer (97/279)
9/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $55,200)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Sam Kavanaugh, to win:
6 games: 80.720%
Avg. streak: 9.187 games.
- At $156,202, Sam is 16th all-time (after adjusting for doubled dollar values) in terms of “most money won in first five games”. Without adjustment, Sam is 5th all-time.
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