Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 4, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Presidential Election Years) for Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 125, encore presentation):

Prior to 2016 it was the last election year in which the winning candidate had never held public elected office

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Team Austin, consisting of Austin Rogers (C), Roger Craig (L), and Leonard Cooper (R) (Yesterday’s score: $5,200)
Team Austin in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Colby, consisting of Colby Burnett (C), Pam Mueller (L), and Alan Lin (R) (Yesterday’s score: $7,600)
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 score: $0)
Team Buzzy in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games

Today’s final score will be added to yesterday’s final score to determine this match’s winner, who will play Team Brad (Rutter) and Team Ken (Jennings) in the final on September 5 & 6.

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Correct response: What is 1952?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

1952 was the first electoral victory for former U.S. Army general Dwight Eisenhower, who had never held public elected office before winning the Presidency. Of course, it’s not his second election, 1956, as he had won the 1952 election by that point.


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

Scores going into Final:
Team Austin (Leonard J!, Roger DJ!) $8,900
Team Colby (Alan J!, Pam DJ!) $7,600
Team Buzzy (Jennifer J!, Alex DJ!) $3,600


Tonight’s results:
Team Buzzy (Buzzy) $3,600 – $3,600 = $0 + $0 = $0 (What is 1868? Love U Lucerne)
Team Colby (Colby) $7,600 – $101 = $7,499 + $7,600 = $15,099 (Finalist) (What is 1956?)
Team Austin (Austin) $8,900 – $8,900 = $0 + $5,200 = $5,200 (What is 1836?)


Today's Jeopardy! results (for the September 4, 2019 game.)


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Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Alex Jacob 49
Ken Jennings 31
Colby Burnett 26
Roger Craig 26
Leonard Cooper 26
Matt Jackson 24
Larissa Kelly 24
Austin Rogers 23
Alan Lin 23
Ben Ingram 21
Buzzy Cohen 19
Monica Thieu 19
David Madden 18
Pam Mueller 17
Brad Rutter 17
Seth Wilson 13
Jennifer Giles 13
Julia Collins 2

(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:
Team Colby (Alan) $5,600†
Team Buzzy (Jennifer) $2,200
Team Austin (Leonard) $2,100

†Alan was originally credited with an incorrect response which was credited to him before the 16th clue of Double Jeopardy.


Daily Double locations:
1) THEIR IVY LEAGUE ALMA MATER $600 (18th pick)
Leonard 5000 -2500 (Alan 4200 Jennifer 1600)
2) “E”PONYMOUS $1600 (7th pick)
Alex 7400 +7400 (Roger 4500 Pam 4000)
3) ON THE SOUNDTRACK $1600 (16th pick)
Alex 15600 -15600 (Roger 4900 Pam 4800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -50


Game Stats:
Alan $6,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.03% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Jennifer $2,200 Coryat, 5 correct, 0 incorrect, 13.79% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Leonard $4,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 4 incorrect, 41.38% in first on buzzer

Roger $6,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 27.59% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Pam $1,600 Coryat, 5 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.14% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Alex $11,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 37.93% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts

Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,200


Team Colby stats:

Pam Mueller, stats to date:
273 correct, 42 incorrect
15/22 on rebound attempts
29.71% in first on buzzer (262/882)
10/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $22,000)
6/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,388

Colby Burnett, stats to date:
237 correct, 24 incorrect
17/17 on rebound attempts
31.56% in first on buzzer (214/678)
11/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,800)
7/13 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,554

Alan Lin, stats to date:
248 correct, 26 incorrect
12/12 on rebound attempts
33.52% in first on buzzer (235/701)
10/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,805)
7/12 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,171


Team Austin stats:

Roger Craig, stats to date:
436 correct, 77 incorrect
18/22 on rebound attempts
46.04% in first on buzzer (447/971)
25/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $117,000)
8/16 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,926

Austin Rogers, stats to date:
424 correct, 58 incorrect
29/30 on rebound attempts
38.86% in first on buzzer (403/1037)
24/31 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $105,700)
14/18 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800

Leonard Cooper, stats to date:
97 correct, 19 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
37.72% in first on buzzer (106/281)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,500)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800


Team Buzzy stats:

Alex Jacob, stats to date:
336 correct, 38 incorrect
16/18 on rebound attempts
44.35% in first on buzzer (322/726)
17/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $70,500)
2/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,933

Buzzy Cohen, stats to date:
298 correct, 51 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts
35.05% in first on buzzer (292/833)
17/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $45,400)
8/16 in Final Jeopardy!
Average Coryat: $13,913

Jennifer Giles, stats to date:
109 correct, 18 incorrect
4/6 on rebound attempts
31.78% in first on buzzer (109/343)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
3/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,829


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Everyone who decided that they’d had enough of the tournament and has proceeded to skip this match? You literally just missed one of the most dramatic matches in the 35-year history of the show. If this 30-something guy has the meme down, I believe the phrase is “Congratulations, you played yourself”.
  • I don’t know what else to say. From what I’ve heard since seeing this result, it seemed like everyone knew that this was a surprise result and an upset. But hey, that’s why you play the games!

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