Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 17, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 17th Century Names) for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 223):

In the 1670s English author Charles Cotton built a fishing cabin on the banks of the River Dove to honor this friend & author

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Roey Hadar, a journalist from Arlington, Virginia
Roey Hadar on Jeopardy!
Jennifer Abel, a graduate student from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jennifer Abel on Jeopardy!
Sam Kavanaugh, a teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota (5-day total: $156,202)
Sam Kavanaugh on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Izaak Walton?

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Izaak Walton was the author of the 1653 book The Compleat Angler, a book about the joys of fishing. The final edition of the work, published in 1676, included contributions by Cotton. It was based on fishing manuals of the time, with Cotton contributing sections on fly fishing (and making artificial flies).

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

Scores going into Final:
Roey $24,600
Jennifer $10,200
Sam $6,000

Tonight’s results:
Sam $6,000 – $6,000 = $0 (Who is Marlow?)
Jennifer $10,200 + $1,801 = $12,001
Roey $24,600 – $1,000 = $23,600 (1-day total: $23,600) (Who is Milton)

Roey Hadar, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 17, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jennifer $4,600
Sam $4,000
Roey $3,400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN $1000 (23rd pick)
Roey 5600 -4000 (Sam 4000 Jennifer 3000)
2) AWARDS & HONORS $1600 (16th pick)
Roey 9400 +4000 (Sam 6800 Jennifer 5800)
3) A STAR IS BORN $1600 (19th pick)
Roey 14200 +4000 (Sam 6800 Jennifer 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -1

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

Game Stats:
Roey $23,800 Coryat, 30 correct, 3 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Jennifer $10,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Sam $6,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $40,000
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200

Sam Kavanaugh, final stats:
119 correct, 11 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 22 rebound opportunities)
32.74% in first on buzzer (110/336)
9/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $55,200)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000

Roey Hadar, stats to date:
30 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,800

Roey Hadar, to win:
2 games: 74.563%
3: 55.596%
4: 41.454%
5: 30.910%
6: 23.047%
Avg. streak: 3.931 games.

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 17, 2019"

  1. Before James and before I found this website, I never realized the HUGE part that sheer luck in finding the DDs played in winning this game. I haven’t seen today’s game yet, but with Roey finding ALL 3 DDs and winning 2 of 3 with bets of $4K, Sam was pretty much a goner. Farewell, Sam – see you in a TOC sometime.

    • oday was not so decisive. Roey only made 4K with the DDs, could have been 12.000 ! But the other “luck” with the DDs is that your opponents don’t get them.

      • Sean, I believe Roey won a total of $8000 in the DDs. $4000 x 2

        • Will Morris | July 17, 2019 at 6:50 pm |

          I think he means a net win of 4K on the Daily Doubles. Won 4,000 x 2, yes, but also lost 4,000 on the third.

    • Correct! With bad luck, James could have met Emma (and her luck) on day one!

    • Sam lost principally because he had a $6,000 Coryat compared to $23,800 for Roey – and not because Roey added a relatively modest $4,000 via the DD’s. Granted, who knows what might have happened if it had been Sam who landed on all 3 of the DD’s – but the fact that Roey and not Sam found them was partly a consequence of Roey being in control of the board much more often.

  2. Sam Kavanaugh | July 17, 2019 at 2:35 pm |

    Hi all, Sam here. Massive congrats to Roey and Jennifer, they came to play and played fearlessly! I have newfound respect for contestants who string together 3+ wins in a week, the longer you go the harder it can get to keep your brain performing at that high level of recall speed, especially with two fierce and rapid contenders.

    Also, thanks to Andy for the invaluable service he provides for the Jeopardy! community every day. I greatly appreciate the analysis, the predictions, the contestant interviews (if you want one from me, Andy, I’m game!) and most of all the commitment to maintaining the positive atmosphere that surrounds the show. Thanks all, I hope to see some of you in a future ToC!

    • Sam, how wonderful to hear from you! I believe you also deserve congrats AND super mega bonus karma points for your outstanding performance over the past 5 days! I hope to see you again sometime on a Tournament of Champions!

    • Congrats on the streak, Sam! Really cool to see you on the show and then in the comments here. Would be awesome to see you in ToC!

  3. Maurine Gutowski | July 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm |

    Sam, you were fun to watch. Now you can collect your earnings, at least. I would have missed FJ too.

  4. Would “the author of The Compleat Angler” be accepted as a correct answer if I couldn’t remember the author’s name on the spot? This answer would have uniquely defined Mr. Walton!

    • Considering the category is “17th Century NAMES”, I would hope not.

      • Nice try though! 🙂

        • I am honestly surprised – pleasantly though- that anyone got FJ! It was rather very specific. I could have researched my brain for hours and would not even have come close…..shows again that it’s “easy” when you know it, even when it is a morsel of something that 99.999999 % of people don’t know!

    • They didn’t take “the founder of the Girl Scouts” when “Juliette Gordon Low” was called for back in 2015, so I think the answer is a decisive no.

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