Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 20, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Women) for Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 177, encore presentation):

In 2006 Arizona State University renamed its college of law in honor of this history-making woman & longtime Arizona resident

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Julia Rosinski Bailey, a 10th grade chemistry teacher from Austin, Texas
Julia Rosinski Bailey on Jeopardy!
Francois Barcomb, an 11th grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York
Francois Barcomb on Jeopardy!
Benjamin Schwartz, a middle school English teacher from Stamford, Connecticut
Benjamin Schwartz on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Sandra Day O’Connor?


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Sandra Day O’Connor served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 to 2006 and was the first woman on SCOTUS. She graduated from the same Stanford Law School class as William Rehnquist, who was on the court from 1972 to 2005 (the last 19 of those years as Chief Justice).


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

Scores going into Final:
Francois $16,600
Julia $9,400
Benjamin $8,000


Tonight’s results:
Benjamin $8,000 – $7,995 = $5 (Who is Reno?)
Julia $9,400 + $9,397 = $18,797
Francois $16,600 + $2,201 = $18,801 (Finalist)


Francois Barcomb, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 14, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Benjamin $6,400
Julia $6,200
Francois $5,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) IT HAPPENED IN MAY $600 (28th pick)
Benjamin 3200 +3200 (Francois 5600 Julia 4400)
2) THE MORE “C”OMMON WORD $1600 (11th pick)
Francois 10400 -3000 (Benjamin 6400 Julia 6200)
3) A PLACE ON THE LAKE $1600 (21st pick)
Francois 8600 +2000 (Julia 9400 Benjamin 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 94


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: TICK…TICK…BOOM! $800, $1200, & $1600
Total $ Left On Board: $3,600


Game Stats:
Francois $19,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 37.07% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Julia $9,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.93% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Benjamin $5,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $8,400(on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000


Francois Barcomb, stats to date:
51 correct, 8 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
44.14% in first on buzzer (49/111)
1/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,900

Julia Rosinski Bailey, stats to date:
31 correct, 8 incorrect
7/8 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
26.13% in first on buzzer (29/111)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Benjamin Schwartz, stats to date:
38 correct, 6 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (37/111)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600


Andy’s Thoughts

  • In this game, “Lightning bug” was not a correct response, as the Robert Frost poem referred to in the clue is titled “Fireflies in the Garden”, not “Lightning Bugs in the Garden”. The correct response must fit all parts of the clue; only “firefly” does that.

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 20, 2019"

  1. Sharon Pastula | August 22, 2019 at 7:25 am | Reply

    I’m really disappointed when Julia’s answer lightning bugs was considered wrong.thats what we call fire flies..same thing

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