Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 13, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Teachers) for Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 172, encore presentation):

As a teenager, this woman regained her sight thanks to 2 surgeries in 1881 & 1882

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Trevor Crowell, a high school Spanish teacher from Mountain View, California
Trevor Crowell on Jeopardy!
Matthew Bunch, a middle school civics & world history teacher from Miami, Florida
Matthew Bunch on Jeopardy!
Tara Baxter, a high school English teacher from Tucson, Arizona
Tara Baxter on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Annie Sullivan?

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Annie Sullivan, best known for being Helen Keller’s famous teacher (also described by Mark Twain as a “miracle worker”), contracted trachoma at the age of five, which severely damaged her sight. While at Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, Sullivan had a pair of surgeries to repair her vision, and post-graduation Sullivan was sent by the school in 1887 to teach Keller, who was blind and deaf.

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

Scores going into Final:
Trevor $15,600
Matthew $12,400
Tara $1,000

Tonight’s results:
Tara $1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000
Matthew $12,400 – $2,800 = $9,600 (Who was ?)
Trevor $15,600 – $100 = $15,500 (Semi-Finalist) (Who is Helen Keller?)

Trevor Crowell, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 13, 2019 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Joe Rengstorf, $20,401 ($16,000, $9,800)
Tuesday: Trevor Crowell, $15,500 ($15,600, $7,000)
1) Julia Rosinski Bailey, $15,200 ($10,200, $1,400), 99.236% to advance
2) Matthew Bunch, $9,600 ($12,400, $6,400), 52.770% to advance
3) Mariah Minges Klusman, $4,795 ($2,400, $2,400), 1.681% to advance
4) Tara Baxter, $2,000 ($1,000, $3,000), 0.008% to advance

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Trevor $7,000
Matthew $5,400
Tara $3,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
Trevor 5000 +2000 (Matthew 6400 Tara 3000)
2) CENTRAL AMERICA $1600 (9th pick)
Trevor 8200 +3000 (Matthew 10000 Tara 3800)
3) QUOTING THE CLASSICS $1600 (24th pick)
Trevor 12000 +2000 (Matthew 13200 Tara 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 93

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

Game Stats:
Trevor $12,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Matthew $12,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Tara $1,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $26,200
Lach Trash: $15,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000

Trevor Crowell, stats to date:
20 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800

Matthew Bunch, stats to date:
21 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400

Tara Baxter, stats to date:
9 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,000

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Effective in first on buzzer stats: Trevor 37.25% (19/51), Matthew 43.14% (22/51), Tara 19.61% (10/51).

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 13, 2019"

  1. Dan Schoonover | August 13, 2019 at 9:03 pm |

    I’m sorry. Annie Sullivan never regained her eyesight…

    • As was said in May when this episode originally aired:

      Encyclopedia Britannica says the following about Anne Sullivan: “Surgery the next year restored some sight” (the next year referring to 1881). When someone who is considered blind has some sight restored, it is not incorrect to say that she regained sight.

  2. Pizza Face Fred | August 14, 2019 at 6:25 pm |

    That’s highly significant…

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