Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 27, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category African Geography) for Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 119, encore presentation):

The 7-letter names of these western- & easternmost mainland countries begin with the same letter

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Team Brad, consisting of consisting of Brad Rutter (C), Larissa Kelly (L), and David Madden (R) (Yesterday’s total: $8,400)
Team Brad in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Colby, consisting of Colby Burnett (C), Pam Mueller (L), and Alan Lin (R) (Yesterday’s total: $3,200)
Team Colby in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Buzzy, consisting of Buzzy Cohen (C), Alex Jacob (L), and Jennifer Giles (R) (Yesterday’s total: $6,600)
Team Buzzy in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games

As was alluded to yesterday, Buzzy Cohen, Alan Lin, and Larissa Kelly will be playing Double Jeopardy!, and Jennifer Giles, Pam Mueller, and David Madden will be playing Final Jeopardy in this match. Today’s final score will be added to tomorrow’s final score to determine this match’s winner, who will go straight to the final on September 5 & 6. Three wild cards will then play in a wild card match on September 3 & 4.

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Correct response: What are Senegal and Somalia?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Mainland Africa’s westernmost point is Pointe des Almadies in Cap Vert Peninsula, Senegal.

Mainland Africa’s easternmost point is Ras Hafun in Somalia.

In case this ever comes up:

Cape Agulhas in South Africa (also the point which marks the divider between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans) is the southernmost point in Africa.

Ras Ben Sakka in Tunisia is the northernmost point on mainland Africa.


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


Scores going into Final:
Team Brad (Larissa) $29,800
Team Buzzy (Buzzy) $26,200
Team Colby (Alan) $6,400


Tonight’s results:
Team Colby (Pam) $6,400 – $6,400 = $0 (What are Morocco & Mozambique?)
Team Buzzy (Jennifer) $26,200 – $0 = $26,200 (What is I love you, grandma)
Team Brad (David) $29,800 + $20,000 = $49,800


Today's Jeopardy! results (for the August 27, 2019 game.)


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Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Larissa Kelly 14
Brad Rutter 13
Buzzy Cohen 10
David Madden 10
Alex Jacob 9
Colby Burnett 6
Alan Lin 4
Pam Mueller 0
Jennifer Giles 0

(As per the Official Rules of the contest: A correct response in Single or Double Jeopardy is worth 1 entry into the Lindblad sweepstakes. A correct response in Final Jeopardy is worth 10 entries into the Lindblad sweepstakes.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round (Yesterday):
Team Brad (Brad) $8,400
Team Buzzy (Alex) $6,600
Team Colby (Colby) $3,200


Break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1 (played yesterday)) NOTORIOUS $400 (19th pick)
Brad 3200 +3200 (Alex 6200 Colby 2400)
2) PHYSICS $1600 (8th pick)
Larissa 14400 +5000 (Buzzy 6600 Alan 5200)
3) POLITICIANS $1600 (15th pick)
Buzzy 12600 +10000 (Larissa 23000 Alan 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 214


Game Stats:
Larissa $18,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 46.43% in first on buzzer
Buzzy $11,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
Alan $3,200 Coryat, 4 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.29% in first on buzzer

Double Jeopardy! only:
Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $0

Combined Single & Double Jeopardy:
Combined Coryat Score: $47,800
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,000


Larissa Kelly, stats to date:
306 correct, 25 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts
39.75% in first on buzzer (283/712)
15/19 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $40,400)
10/12 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,539


Buzzy Cohen, stats to date:
289 correct, 48 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts
35.03% in first on buzzer (282/805)
17/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $45,400)
8/14 in Final Jeopardy!
Average Coryat: $14,000


Alan Lin, stats to date:
229 correct, 25 incorrect
10/10 on rebound attempts
33.90% in first on buzzer (218/643)
10/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,805)
7/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,950


David Madden, stats to date:
523 correct, 51 incorrect
33/39 on rebound attempts
37.64% in first on buzzer (466/1238)
44/46 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $76,805)
16/23 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,664


Jennifer Giles, stats to date:
96 correct, 16 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts
34.04% in first on buzzer (97/285)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600


Pam Mueller, stats to date:
256 correct, 36 incorrect
12/17 on rebound attempts
30.99% in first on buzzer (247/797)
10/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $22,000)
6/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,929


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Well, Team Brad is in the good place right now after that episode.
  • Team Brad’s effective lead over Team Buzzy is $11,800; their effective lead over Team Colby is $24,900.
  • The prediction model said Larissa was going to be a force, and it was not wrong. What a huge performance.
  • Buzzy was very game and made a very strong Daily Double bet. I thought it amusing that Buzzy regretted not going all in, but that bet put Team Buzzy in a really strong position tomorrow.
  • The HERSHEY FELDER PRESENTS GREAT COMPOSERS category was a really good idea for a game such as this one, as it could be a longer clue without us having to worry about whether it would take away from round timing from any of the other clues (essentially lengthening gameplay to make it seem like the home viewer is getting more Jeopardy!)
  • With regards to Final, David had a wheelhouse category and took full advantage, putting Team Brad into the driver’s seat tomorrow, but with Alex Jacob likely to play Double Jeopardy tomorrow for Team Buzzy, they are by no means out of the water at this point.
  • The fact that Team Buzzy has such a commanding lead over Team Colby at this point means that Team Buzzy should be able to take some chances when it comes to Daily Doubles tomorrow.
  • The situation looks quite bleak for Team Colby right now, and even bleaker considering that whoever plays Double Jeopardy! tomorrow (whether it is Colby or Pam) will likely have to go up against Alex and Brad. They need at least $13,100 going into Final to even have a possible faint hope of passing Team Buzzy for second.
  • From what I’ve been told since watching: Jennifer did know Final Jeopardy, but because of the $0 wager, she decided to have some fun and go for the shoutout instead.
  • Effective in first on buzzer stats: Larissa 50.00% (13/26), Buzzy 34.62% (9/26), Alan 15.38% (4/26)

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 27, 2019"

  1. Whoever devised this confusing, overly complicated offshoot of the REAL Jeopardy! needs to go away.
    That’s what I will be doing until September 9th.

  2. Maurine Gutowski | August 27, 2019 at 4:34 pm | Reply

    I agree, Howard. I don’t mind SEEING old stars again, and THEY seem to enjoy strategizing (unless it backfires), but I get all mixed up, who is on whose team?, faces blur. I did watch last night but answers, right or wrong, were hard to hear. “What is” was swallowed up or absent.

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