Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 21, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Cities) for Monday, October 21, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 31):

Named for the ore once mined there, this city at an altitude of 10,152 feet is home to the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Ryan Bradley, a TV & animation marketing executive from West Hollywood, California
Ryan Bradley on Jeopardy!
Mononita Nur, an aerospace engineer from Huntsville, Alabama
Mononita Nur on Jeopardy!
Daryn Firicano, a clinical representative from Las Vegas, Nevada (2-day total: $21,799)
Daryn Firicano on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Leadville, Colorado?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The area around Leadville, Colorado was first thought to contain gold; however, the gold mining operations were hampered significantly by heavy sand, which turned out to be cerussite (a lead mineral with a high silver content); Leadville was founded in 1877 at the source of the cerussite.

In the 1980s, when the mines of the area fell on hard times, 100 contributors donated $1,000 each to open the National Mining Hall of Famer, in order to commemorate the work of miners and those who worked with natural resources. The former Leadville Junior High School houses the museum. Exhibits include a walk-through replica of an underground hard rock mine.

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

Scores going into Final:
Ryan $14,200
Daryn $9,600
Mononita $7,200

Tonight’s results:
Mononita $7,200 – $7,001 = $199 (What is Red Rocks?)
Daryn $9,600 – $4,801 = $4,799 (What is Golden, CO)
Ryan $14,200 – $5,001 = $9,199 (1-day total: $9,199) (What is Golden?)

Ryan Bradley, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 21, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ryan $5,800
Daryn $4,200
Mononita $200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) QUOTABLE NOTABLES $1000 (7th pick)
Daryn 1600 -1600 (Ryan 1000 Mononita -1000)
2) BAN THAT BOOK! $1200 (3rd pick)
Mononita 1400 +1400 (Ryan 5800 Daryn 4200)
3) AMERICAN HISTORY $1200 (9th pick)
Daryn 6600 -5000 (Ryan 7800 Mononita 800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -106

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.84 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Ryan $14,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Daryn $16,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Mononita $7,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,400
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,800

Daryn Firicano, final stats:
61 correct, 11 incorrect
7/9 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
34.55% in first on buzzer (57/165)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,600)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600

Ryan Bradley, statistics to date:
20 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200

Ryan Bradley, to win:
2 games: 45.811%
3: 20.986%
4: 9.614%
5: 4.404%
6: 2.018%
Avg. streak: 1.845 games.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 21, 2019"

  1. You have Friday’s clue and then today’s correct response. 😃

  2. And another TS…..

  3. I’m very familiar with Leadville as I saw the movie Unsinkable Molly Brown about a dozen times in the 1960s.

  4. I thought this was hard…not familiar with Leadville. I guessed Santa Fe, NM thinking it might stand for “Holy Iron”! I was “wholly mistaken”…“Holy Faith” as it turns out.

    • Marty Cunningham | October 21, 2019 at 2:18 pm |

      Actually, Santa Fe means “Holy Faith” and the full name of the village was “the royal village of the Holy Faith of St. Francis”, which could be a great Final clue in itself, since the translation into Spanish could maybe mislead contestants to another city in the Western U.S (with a bridge and a bay).

  5. Maurine Gutowski | October 21, 2019 at 2:18 pm |

    I never saw the movie and had no idea what the answer was (there are so many possibilities); was not surprised nobody got the right answer.

  6. We begin the week with another triple stumper.

  7. Guessing none of the contestants are into trail/ultra running. I knew it right off.

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