Happy Opening Day! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Biblical Archaeology) for Monday, September 9, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 1):
A site excavated since 1899, Tell es-Safi has been identified as this Philistine city, home to a giant warrior
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Victor C. Li, an advanced analytics developer from Jacksonville, Florida
|Holly Palmer, a nurse from Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (6-day total: $137,300)
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Correct response: What is Gath?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Tell es-Safi is generally considered to be the ancient Philistine city of Gath, the home town of Goliath and one of the five main Philistine cities. The general area has been inhabited since the 5th century BCE.
Today, the site is an Israeli national park.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Victor $400 – $399 = $1 (What is Baghdad?)
Holly $7,800 – $5,000 = $2,800 (What is Goliathtown)
Jason $29,600 – $400 = $29,200 (7-day total: $166,500) (What is Goliath?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) FROM PAGE TO SCREEN $1000 (9th pick)
Jason 3400 -2700 (Holly 800 Victor 0)
2) THE 1820s $1600 (6th pick)
Jason 12700 +4000 (Holly 4600 Victor 400)
3) WORLD CURRENCY $1200 (14th pick)
Jason 23900 +2500 (Holly 4600 Victor 400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -37
J! round: PARTS OF SPEECHES $200
DJ! Round: JACK LONDON $400
Total $ Left On Board: $600
Jason $28,600 Coryat, 29 correct, 2 incorrect, 49.09% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Holly $7,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 18.18% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Victor $400 Coryat, 6 correct, 4 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
187 correct, 19 incorrect
8/9 on rebound attempts (on 24 rebound opportunities)
45.71% in first on buzzer (176/385)
10/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,600)
3/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,886
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
8 games: 78.919%
Avg. streak: 10.744 games.
- I just have a sinking feeling that games will be tougher this season; the 11 Triple Stumpers and relatively difficult Final Jeopardy (Gath has never been a correct response according to J! Archive, though it has come up in clues) might be evidence of this. I’ll keep an eye on this as things progress this season.
- Jason looked like he didn’t even have a break, though, with his highest Coryat score of his run so far.
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