Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Capitals) for Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 38):
In 1865 this city named for an early 19th century British hero became a British colonial capital
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Dave Bein, a culinary director from Westwood, New Jersey
|Sam Benshoof, a senior communications specialist from St. Paul, Minnesota
|Steve Moulds, a playwright from Louisville, Kentucky (2-day total: $54,002)
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Correct response: What is Wellington, New Zealand?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Out of possible concerns that the South Island might become a separate colony, New Zealand moved its capital from Auckland in the 1860s. Wellington was chosen due to its location on the Cook Strait as well as its harbor; it was said at the time that it would have been possible to fit the entire fleet of the Royal Navy in the harbor. Parliament first officially met in Wellington in 1865; its population at the time just 4,900. The city was named for the Duke of Wellington, who famously defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.
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Scores going into Final:
Sam $6,200 + $4,000 = $10,200
Dave $15,800 – $15,797 = $3 (What is Georgetown?)
Steve $16,800 + $14,801 = $31,601 (3-day total: $85,603)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) COLLEGE TOWNS $800 (10th pick)
Steve 1400 -1400 (Sam 1000 Dave 400)
2) AMERICAN THINKERS $800 (16th pick)
Steve 7600 +4000 (Dave 5600 Sam 3800)
3) GEOGRAPHIC TERMS $1200 (20th pick)
Dave 7600 +2600 (Steve 14400 Sam 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -13
J! round: None!
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.32 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Steve $15,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Sam $6,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Dave $14,400 Coryat 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,600
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800
Steve Moulds, stats to date:
66 correct, 6 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (60/171)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,600)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,867
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