Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 19, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category States’ Governors) for Friday, July 19, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 225):

It’s the only state to have had 4 female governors, 3 of whom served consecutively between 1997 & 2015

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jason Zuffranieri on Jeopardy!
Kathleen O’Shea, a PR content manager from Chicago, Illinois
Kathleen O'Shea on Jeopardy!
Nathan Kaplan, a math professor from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $19,600)
Nathan Kaplan on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Arizona?


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Arizona’s first female governor was Rose Mofford, Arizona Secretary of State at the time who succeeded Evan Mecham, who was impeached and removed from office in 1988. Jane Dee Hull (who succeeded Fyfe Symington, who resigned after being convicted of bank fraud, a conviction later overturned), Janet Napolitano (who resigned to become Department of Homeland Security), and Jan Brewer served consecutively between 1997 and 2015.


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

Scores going into Final:
Jason $25,600
Nathan $9,600
Kathleen -$1,000


Tonight’s results:
Kathleen -$1,000 (by rule, was unable to participate in Final Jeopardy)
Nathan $9,600 – $3,264 = $6,336 (What is Washington?)
Jason $25,600 + $1,000 = $26,600


Jason Zuffranieri, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 19, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jason $6,800
Nathan $800
Kathleen $200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE APOLLO MISSIONS $1000 (24th pick)
Nathan 2200 -2200 (Jason 6600 Kathleen 600)
2) ENTRANCE MUSIC $1600 (3rd pick)
Jason 8400 +4000 (Nathan 800 Kathleen 200)
3) NEW WORDS IN THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY $800 (20th pick)
Jason 21200 +2000 (Nathan 6400 Kathleen -1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -43


Unplayed clues:
J! round: IF I WERE A TIBETAN MAN $200, POP CULTURE DECADES $200
DJ! Round: ENTRANCE MUSIC $400, THE REAL MOVIE PERSON $400, COMPUTER “D”s $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,600


Game Stats:
Jason $22,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.38% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Nathan $11,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 30.77% in first on buzzer, 5/5 on rebound attempts
Kathleen -$1,000 Coryat, 5 correct, 7 incorrect, 17.31% in first on buzzer, 1/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $8,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600


Nathan Kaplan, final stats:
31 correct, 8 incorrect
8/8 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
24.07% in first on buzzer (26/108)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,700

Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
26 correct, 1 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
40.38% in first on buzzer (21/52)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryet: $22,000


Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
2 games: 76.605%
3: 58.683%
4: 44.954%
5: 34.437%
6: 26.380%
Avg. streak: 4.274 games.
Methodology: https://thejeopardyfan.com/2019/04/jeopardy-predictions-updated-methods.html


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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 19, 2019"

  1. Given the date/moon landing anniversary, I am surprised that the FJ wasn’t related in some way to the Apollo landing

  2. Bob Chang | July 19, 2019 at 5:21 pm |

    A shoutout to Roey Hader, though bounced off the show yesterday, his 57 correct answers in 2 games is second only to Ken Jennings (61) and Frank Jackson (59) among the Ultra-Champs (10+ wins), even better than James’s 55. I’m guessing his 27 correct are the most in losing. But alas he’s not a Ultra Champ, just one and done, though his buzzer speed showed Ultra Champ potential.

  3. Congrats to yet another champ and have a great and safe weekend everybody!!!

  4. The clues were mean to Kathleen.

  5. Go Jason! He’s tried out nine times to get on Jeopardy and I hope he makes the most of it.

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