Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 28, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century America) for Monday, October 28, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 36):

Before its official opening on May 24, 1883 Emily Roebling became the first person to cross it in a carriage

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Steve Moulds, a playwright from Louisville, Kentucky
Steve Moulds on Jeopardy!
Diana Smith, a scheduler & planner from Memphis, Tennessee
Diana Smith on Jeopardy!
Kris Prue, a customer service representative from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $37,600)
Kris Prue on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Brooklyn Bridge?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Emily Roebling was responsible for the majority of the construction on the Brooklyn Bridge, a massive bridge across the East River in New York City. John A. Roebling was the original chief engineer, but died a few days into construction after he contracted tetanus. His son Washington Roebling succeeded his father as chief engineer, but then decompression sickness debilitated him and was essentially an invalid from 1872 onward. Emily became a de facto chief engineer, skillfully managing the interests of all parties involved and the bridge opened to great fanfare in 1883. Emily Roebling was first to cross, carrying her good-luck rooster as a symbol of victory..

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Scores going into Final:
Steve $17,400
Diana $10,600
Kris $7,200

Tonight’s results:
Kris $7,200 + $6,200 = $13,400
Diana $10,600 + $3,400 = $14,000
Steve $17,400 + $3,801 = $21,201 (1-day total: $21,201)

Steve Moulds, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 28, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Diana $5,000
Kris $4,800
Steve $4,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS $800 (19th pick)
Diana 2600 +1000 (Kris 3000 Steve 1600)
2) PEN NAMES $800 (19th pick)
Diana 10600 -1200 (Steve 9200 Kris 8800)
3) GREEK ISLES $1200 (22nd pick)
Steve 10000 +3000 (Diana 9400 Kris 9200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 57

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.44 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Steve $15,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Diana $11,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Kris $7,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,400
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200

Kris Prue, final stats:
42 correct, 7 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
37.72% in first on buzzer (43/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,700

Steve Moulds, stats to date:
22 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600

Steve Moulds, to win:
2 games: 55.668%
3: 30.989%
4: 17.251%
5: 9.603%
6: 5.346%
Avg. streak: 2.256 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • This is only the third game this season that all 3 players got Final Jeopardy! correct; players now move to 43.93% on Final Jeopardy. (Last season finished at 54.33%.)
  • Both Kris and Diana made Final Jeopardy! bets that were not particularly useful for the situation at hand. Kris should have bet at least $6,400 (but, really, everything is the play here) in order to ensure he has a faint hope in Final Jeopardy. Meanwhile, because Kris has such an incentive to bet everything, Diana really needs to make a bet that covers Kris’ doubled score. (Though, again, because she only wins if she’s right and Steve is wrong, she also has incentive to bet nearly everything, in order to maximize winnings if she’s correct).

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 28, 2019"

  1. Interesting how Kris had a runaway in his first game, but was a distant third in this game. Consistent mastery of many subjects along with superior buzzer speed in a contestant is hard to find, but a pleasure to see!

  2. So I don’t know who’s seen yet, but Jeopardy has released the quarter final match-ups for the ToC next week. They are as follows:

    Monday, November 4 (left to right on stage)
    Kyle Jones
    Anneke Garcia
    Gilbert Collins

    Tuesday, November 5
    Rob Worman
    Dhruv Gaur
    Rachel Lindgren

    Wednesday, November 6
    James Holzhauer
    Alan Dunn
    Lindsey Shultz

    Thursday, November 7
    Josh Hill
    Eric R Backes
    Emma Boettcher

    Friday, November 8
    Ryan Fenster
    Steven Grade
    Francios Barcomb

    Let the predictions & discussions begin. (The hype is real!)

    • Marty Cunningham | October 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm |

      The names are drawn randomly, then, at least in Tournament play, the players are then seeded based upon previous earnings, so, as long as he keeps winning, James Holzhauer will always have the 1st, or left podium, through the semis, and into final, and the decided advantage of starting play, at least in the first round. In regular play, the two new contestants are drawn and then they pick a slip of paper with either a 1 or a 2 on it, to determine who gets the middle, then right podiums.
      Interesting seeding. I have some slight connections with Kyle Jones and Rob Worman, so they are the two that I will be rooting for.

      • Yeah, if I’m not mistaken, Rob beat Frank Lang, who beat you in game 4.

        • Marty Cunningham | October 29, 2019 at 2:42 pm |

          Sadly, you are not mistaken. But I talked with Rob some in the Green Room as we were warming up. It was nice to see his run go as long as it did. Hard to say who would have won if I had beat Frank, and then faced Rob the next day. I did stay for that taping, and everyone knew the answer to Final. that’s the fun of live taping, and truly exemplifies the randomness of clues and contestants. I really hope all the contestants had fun during the Tournament. To focus on having fun is a bigger element than going on focused on winning.

  3. Let the hype begin!
    Predicting, daily winners:
    Monday Kyle Jones
    Tuesday Rob Worman
    Wednesday James
    Thursday. Josh Hill
    Friday. Francois Barcomb

    Next 4 highest: Anneke Garcia, Lindsey Schultz, Emma B & Ryan Fenster

    Semi-winners: James + two others!

    Finals: James, but competitive, maybe a surprise!

    The odds are on the sports gambler from Las Vegas; I’d give him a 90% chance to win it all, but just 33% chance to exceed his goal of winning more than the default $250k in four games, because TOC is a different animal. But whatever the TOC record is, perhaps better than even odds to beat it.

  4. I wouldn’t predict anyone playing the opening game with James advancing.

  5. Maurine Gutowski | October 28, 2019 at 8:57 pm |

    If I had seen a picture I would have gotten FJ right away, as I or my family lived or studied or worked in Brooklyn at least 5 different times, sometimes in sight of it — but I never knew anything ABOUT its origen.

  6. Enos Williams | October 29, 2019 at 12:08 am |

    I learned what Yggdrasil was literally five minutes before watching today’s show. Funny how things work out sometimes.

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