Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Western Hemisphere Geography) for Thursday, January 16, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 94):
It’s the easternmost capital city in Central America
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Priscilla Drobes, a stay-at-home mom from Nanuet, New York
|Shanu George, a graduate student from North Windham, Connecticut
|Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, Oregon (3-day total: $68,001)
Are you going on the show and looking for information about how to bet in Final Jeopardy? Check out my new Betting Strategy 101 page!
(Content continues below)
Correct response: What is Panama City, Panama?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Central America is on a northwest-to-southeast orientation, meaning Panama City, Panama is both the southernmost and easternmost capital city in Central America.
Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, many community members have been raising money. The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store is as well! All proceeds from any “Keep The Faith And We’ll Win” shirt sold will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. To date, over $440 has been raised.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Priscilla -$5,400 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Shanu $2,300 – $2,000 = $300 (What is Tegucigalpa)
Veronica $13,000 + $8,000 = $21,000 (4-day total: $89,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WEATHER $400 (17th pick)
Shanu 200 -1000 (Veronica 3400 Priscilla -600)
2) STATES’ COMMON SURNAMES $1600 (15th pick)
Shanu 5000 -4000 (Veronica 9400 Priscilla -2600)
3) ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD $2000 (17th pick)
Shanu -1000 -1500 (Veronica 7400 Priscilla -4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -255
J! round: WEATHER $800; COINAGE $600
DJ! round: ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA $800 & $1200
Total $ Left On Board: $3,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 167 (1.78 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Veronica $13,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 41.51% in first on buzzer, 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Shanu $8,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 8 incorrect, 33.96% in first on buzzer, 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Priscilla -$5,400 Coryat, 3 correct, 7 incorrect, 15.09% in first on buzzer, 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $16,400
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $22,200
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, stats to date:
87 correct, 10 incorrect
7/11 on rebound attempts (on 21 rebound opportunities)
35.00% in first on buzzer (77/220)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,450
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, to win:
5 games: 49.417%
Avg. streak: 4.977 games.
- The -255 is the second-lowest Daily Double Efficiency with one player playing all three Daily Doubles in my Daily Double dataset (dating back to October 2004), second only to Peter Guekguezian on June 19, 2017.
- Because it always comes up: The known record for most incorrect responses in a single game is 23, set December 1, 1988.
- Confidence is so important (and underrated); there are situations I’m sure where Priscilla could have been a champion. It just didn’t work out for her today. Props as well to Shanu for getting out of the hole and getting to play Final Jeopardy.
- If you disagree? Contestant tests start January 28. I await hearing your score.
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
When commenting, please note that all comments on The Jeopardy! Fan must be in compliance with the Site Comment Policy.
If you are going to quote any statistics from this page or this website, attribution is required.