Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 31, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Holidays & Observances) for Wednesday, July 31, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 45, encore presentation):

Puebla is the only Mexican state that officially celebrates this spring holiday that is now more popular in the U.S.

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Claire Sattler, a senior from Bonita Springs, Florida
Claire Sattler on Jeopardy!
Audrey Satchivi, a senior from Carmel, Indiana
Audrey Satchivi on Jeopardy!
Dan Oxman, a senior from South Orange, New Jersey
Dan Oxman on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Cinco de Mayo?

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Cinco de Mayo is a commemmoration of the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, where Mexican forces defeated the French. Between this and yesterday’s Final Jeopardy about Napoleon, is the show deliberately highlighting French military defeat this week?

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

Scores going into Final:
Claire $15,200
Audrey $13,400
Dan -$2,400

Tonight’s results:
Dan -$2,400 (by rule, was unable to participate in Final Jeopardy)
Audrey $13,400 + $5,400 = $18,800 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)
Claire $15,200 + $1,799 = $16,999

Audrey Satchivi, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 9, 2018 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Maya Wright, $26,200 ($18,200, $6,600)
Tuesday: Caleb Richmond, $20,200 ($20,200, $11,200)
Wednesday: Audrey Satchivi, $18,800 ($13,400, $6,200)

1) Emma Arnold, $18,400 ($15,400, $2,200), 99.962% to advance
2) Claire Sattler, $16,999 ($15,200, $4,800), 97.837% to advance
3) Anish Maddipoti, $3,600 ($6,400, $6,200), 2.481% to advance
4) Rotimi Kukoyi, $1 ($7,600, $3,400), 0.007% to advance

5) Isabella Pagano $0 ($8,000, $3,600)
6) Dan Oxman -$2,400 (-$2,400, $400)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Audrey $6,200
Claire $4,800
Dan $400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WORD ORIGINS $600 (6th pick)
Dan 400 -1000 (Audrey 800 Claire 800)
2) NATURE $1600 (8th pick)
Dan -400 -2000 (Audrey 8600 Claire 6400)
3) POSSESSIVE BOOK TITLES $1200 (12th pick)
Claire 9200 +2000 (Audrey 8600 Dan -6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -178

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

Game Stats:
Audrey $13,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 0 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Claire $14,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 3/4 on rebound attempts
Dan $600 Coryat, 15 correct, 11 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 0/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $28,400
Lach Trash: $11,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,400

Audrey Satchivi, stats to date:
17 correct, 0 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400

Claire Sattler, stats to date:
18 correct, 3 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400

Dan Oxman, stats to date:
15 correct, 11 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $600

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • A wild card score of $15,200, knowing no other scores, is 66.8% to advance. A score of $3,599, knowing no other scores, is 0.1% to advance. Claire was correct to bet as conservatively as she did.

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