Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 19, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Americana) for Monday, August 19, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 176, encore presentation):

John & Priscilla Alden lie in the USA’s oldest maintained cemetery, which like a poem about the couple, is named for this person/span>

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Sara DelVillano, a middle school instrumental music teacher from Lanham, Maryland
Sara DelVillano on Jeopardy!
Trevor Crowell, a high school Spanish teacher from Mountain View, California
Trevor Crowell on Jeopardy!
Joe Rengstorf, a middle school special education teacher from Poulsbo, Washington
Joe Rengstorf on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Miles Standish?

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John and Priscilla Alden are both characters in 1858’s The Courtship of Miles Standish, a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem focuses on a love triangle between three people: John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, and Miles Standish. While the main characters of the poem are based on three passengers of the Mayflower, debate has raged on since publication as to whether the story is fact or fiction.

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

Scores going into Final:
Sara $14,400
Trevor $10,600
Joe $6,800

Tonight’s results:
Joe $6,800 – $1,401 = $5,399 (Who is Poe??)
Trevor $10,600 – $10,500 = $100 (Who is Arlington?)
Sara $14,400 – $6,801 = $7,599 (Finalist) (Who is Mary?)

Sara Delvillano, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 19, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Trevor $5,800
Sara $4,800
Joe $1,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) BIOGRAPHY SUBJECTS $600 (6th pick)
Sara 400 +1000 (Joe 800 Trevor 600)
2) COLORFUL SHAKESPEARE $1600 (24th pick)
Trevor 9800 -2000 (Sara 12800 Joe 3000)
3) NOBEL PEACE PRIZES $1200 (27th pick) ($4400 remaining on the board)
Joe 3400 +3400 (Sara 12800 Trevor 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 180

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

Game Stats:
Sara $14,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Joe $4,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 7 incorrect, 38.80% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Trevor $12,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $31,200
Lach Trash: $11,800(on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,000

Sara DelVillano, stats to date:
35 correct, 8 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
28.95% in first on buzzer (33/114)
1/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,300

Joe Rengstorf, stats to date:
44 correct, 13 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
42.98% in first on buzzer (49/114)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400

Trevor Crowell, stats to date:
37 correct, 7 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (36/114)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,700

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Had Trevor made the standard cover bet over Joe, he also would have finished at $7,599 and we would have had a tiebreaker question between Trevor and Sara.

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