Game Recap – August 26, 2019

It’s Monday, August 26, 2019, which means it’s Day 1 of the Jeopardy All-Star Games (encore presentation)! (Season 35, Episode 118).

Today is going to be the Jeopardy! Round of Match #1 of the tournament. Tomorrow will see Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy! (So, there is no Final Jeopardy! today!)

Today’s contestants:

Team Brad, consisting of Brad Rutter (C), Larissa Kelly (L), and David Madden (R)
Team Brad in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Colby, consisting of Colby Burnett (C), Pam Mueller (L), and Alan Lin (R)
Team Colby in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Buzzy, consisting of Buzzy Cohen (C), Alex Jacob (L), and Jennifer Giles (R)
Team Buzzy in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games

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

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

Today's Jeopardy! results (from the August 26, 2019 game.)

Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Brad Rutter 13
Alex Jacob 9
Colby Burnett 6

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NOTORIOUS $400 (19th pick)
Brad 3200 +3200 (Alex 6200 Colby 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100 (so far)

Game Stats (so far):
Brad $5,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 44.83% in first on buzzer
Alex $6,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 27.59% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Colby $3,200 Coryat, 6 correct, 0 incorrect, 20.69% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $15,400
Lach Trash: $1,600 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,000

Brad Rutter, stats to date:
663 correct, 73 incorrect
37/40 on rebound attempts
43.21% in first on buzzer (627/1451)
39/45 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $55,100)
15/25 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,963
(These statistics do not include Watson)

Alex Jacob, stats to date:
296 correct, 34 incorrect
13/15 on rebound attempts
44.62% in first on buzzer (286/641)
14/18 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $76,100)
2/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,067

Colby Burnett, stats to date:
226 correct, 23 incorrect
15/15 on rebound attempts
32.00% in first on buzzer (208/650)
9/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
6/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,233

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I really enjoyed the opening segment where Alex sat down with the 6 captains and some mild trash-talking ensued.
  • The tournament started with some fireworks for sure, with who I believe to be the two best buzzers (Alex and Brad) competing against each other. Through 10 clues, it was Alex 5 Colby 2 Brad 1 on the buzzer. Over the final 20, it was Brad 12 Colby 4 Alex 3.
  • The players cleared out all of $600, $800, and $1000 hunting for a Daily Double. Of course it would be at the $400 level. Ben Ingram would have found it much quicker.
  • There are still 92 clues left to play over the next two days. Absolutely anything can happen.
  • Tomorrow, Buzzy will play Double Jeopardy for Team Buzzy against Alan (Team Colby) and Larissa (Team Brad), with Jennifer, Pam, and David playing Final Jeopardy.
  • Effective in first on buzzer stats: Brad 48.15% (13/27), Alex 29.63% (8/27), Colby 22.22% (6/27)

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5 Comments on "Game Recap – August 26, 2019"

  1. Mary Dumont | August 26, 2019 at 3:35 pm |

    I am confused because I swear at the end of Friday show Alex said something to the effect that next week we would be watching James.

  2. Maurine Gutowski | August 26, 2019 at 4:56 pm |

    I found the originals of this to be incredibly confusing, probably not worth watching again. Old reruns pop up as Daytime Jeopardy on a sister CBS station that are fun to watch again. When does the new season start, if there IS a new season.

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