Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 11, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Playwrights) for Friday, October 11, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 25):

In 1963 the Pulitzer Advisory Board vetoed his controversial play & gave no award; he would go on to win 3 Pulitzers

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Lindsey Berns, an international school administrator from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Lindsey Berns on Jeopardy!
Susan White, a bookseller from Norwich, Vermont
Susan White on Jeopardy!
Geoff Duncan, a freelance programmer musician from Seattle, Washington (1-day total: $33,399)
Geoff Duncan on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Edward Albee?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

After the Pulitzer jury was set to award Edward Albee with the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the Advisory Board vetoed the decision, feeling that the play was “not uplifting enough”, instead choosing to give no award. Albee later won the 1967 prize for A Delicate Balance, the 1975 prize for Seascape, and the 1994 prize for Three Tall Women.


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

Scores going into Final:
Lindsey $16,200
Susan $12,800
Geoff $3,400


Tonight’s results:
Geoff $3,400 – $3,400 = $0 (Who is Arthur Miller)
Susan $12,800 – $4,100 = $8,700 (1-day total: $8,700) (Who is Tennessee Williams)
Lindsay $16,200 – $9,401 = $6,799 (Who is Williams)


Susan White, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 11, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lindsey $10,400
Susan $3,600
Geoff -$600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) KURT VONNEGUT $800 (9th pick)
Lindsey 2800 +2800 (Susan 1000 Geoff -400)
2) SOUTHERN POLITICIAN/AUTHOR $1200 (23rd pick)
Susan 10800 +2000 (Lindsey 14000 Geoff 7000)
3) NATIONAL PARKS $1600 (25th pick) ($6,400 remaining on the board)
Lindsey 16000 -3000 (Susan 14000 Geoff 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100


Unplayed clues:
J! round: KURT VONNEGUT $200
DJ! round: NATIONAL PARKS $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $1,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 75 (3.00 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Susan $12,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 18.52% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Lindsey $17,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.89% in first on buzzer, 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Geoff $3,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 7 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,600
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000


Geoff Duncan, final stats:
34 correct, 10 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
33.64% in first on buzzer (37/110)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,700

Susan White, stats to date:
12 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
18.52% in first on buzzer (10/54)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000

Susan White, to win:
2 games: 41.467%
3: 17.195%
4: 7.130%
5: 2.957%
6: 1.226%
Avg. streak: 1.708 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Since October 2004, players with at least $10,000 after the Jeopardy! round in regular play have won 81.14% of the time (185/228).

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 11, 2019"

  1. I am not surprised that none of the contestants got the final correct – how about having some next week that the general public knows at least a little something about and, by the way, the categories this past week were not all that great either.

  2. RANDY W JEFFREYS | October 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm | Reply

    I was fine with the Final Jeopardy as well. It should be challenging, and it was certainly not too obscure.

  3. We end this week with a triple stumper.

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