Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Geography) for Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 92):

About the size of West Virginia, Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island in the world & a possession of this country

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Marlan Badgett, a business analyst from Austin, Texas
Marlan Badgett on Jeopardy!
Alissa McKinney, a stay-at-home mom from Irving, Texas
Alissa McKinney on Jeopardy!
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, Oregon (1-day total: $21,999)
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Canada?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Devon Island, located in the far north of Canada’s territory of Nunavut, is Canada’s sixth-largest island. It has been inhabited in the past, with an outpost called Dundas Harbour set up in 1924 in an attempt to maintain a patrol presence in the area, but due to ice difficulties, the RCMP detachment there was moved to Ellesmere Island in 1951. Scientists often visit the island due to the area’s similarity to Mars.

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

Scores going into Final:
Veronica $17,200
Marlan $15,000
Alissa $10,600

Tonight’s results:
Alissa $10,600 – $7,500 = $3,100 (What is the United Kingdom?)
Marlan $15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000 (What is Canada? Eh)
Veronica $17,200 + $12,801 = $30,001 (2-day total: $52,000)

Veronica Vichit Vadakan, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 14, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Marlan $7,400
Veronica $6,600
Alissa $4,200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) MYTHOLOGY $800 (9th pick)
Marlan 1200 +1200 (Veronica 1800 Alissa 1200)
2) MUSEUMS $1600 (10th pick)
Veronica 11400 +3000 (Marlan 8600 Alissa 4200)
3) POEMS’ SECOND LINES $800 (16th pick)
Alissa 5000 +4000 (Marlan 16200 Veronica 15200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 206

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! round: TRIPLE B $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 162 (1.76 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Veronica $15,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Marlan $14,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Alissa $8,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,600
Lach Trash: $5,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, stats to date:
48 correct, 3 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
36.04% in first on buzzer (40/111)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,800

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, to win:
3 games: 62.844%
4: 39.494%
5: 24.820%
6: 15.598%
7: 9.802%
Avg. streak: 3.691 games.

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 14, 2020"

  1. Brad (not Rutter) | January 14, 2020 at 5:01 pm |

    Great game! 3 strong players, tight game, one DD each. This champ could be around awhile as well.

  2. Pizza Face Fred | January 14, 2020 at 10:36 pm |

    Low number of Triple Stumpers two days in a row, in my opinion a sign of good players. Hard to come by during James’ reign…

  3. In my market they played an episode from 3 o4 days ago on the west coast huge F up .

  4. Lydell Fisk | January 15, 2020 at 1:14 am |

    What was the answer to the Vice President ’80s-’90s got milk question? The sound kind of popped on my transmission and I’m baffled. Thanks.

    • It wasn’t the sound quality, it was Brad imitating the referenced commercial in which a Hamilton-Burr historian gets called in a radio trivia contest, but is unable to say “Aaron Burr” in an understandable manner because he has just put most of a peanut butter sandwich in his mouth and his empty milk carton leaves him unable to clear his mouth enough to speak clearly.

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