Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Capitals) for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 102):

Sharing its name with another ancient city on the sea, this African capital is called “Bride of the Mediterranean”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Greg Bacon, an acoustican consultant from Arlington, Virginia
Greg Bacon on Jeopardy!
Adella Irizarry, an English professor from Lake Worth, Florida
Adella Irizarry on Jeopardy!
Sarah Frontiera, a graduate student from Santa Monica, California (1-day total: $26,801)
Sarah Frontiera on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Tripoli, Libya?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Tripoli, the capital of Libya, shares its name with the ancient Eastern Mediterranean port city of Tripoli, now in northern Lebanon. The name derives from the Greek for “three cities”.

Sources which use the term “Bride of the Mediterranean” to refer to the Libyan Tripoli include State Magazine in 2010 and TIME Magazine in 2001. The term “Bride of the Mediterranean”, depending on the translation of the original “Arūsat al-Baḥr”, could also mean “Mermaid of the Mediterranean” or “Bride of the Sea”. (And remember, Alexandria, Egypt, another city which lays claim to that nickname, isn’t the capital of Egypt!)


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

Scores going into Final:
Sarah $21,200
Greg $12,800
Adella $7,800


Tonight’s results:
Adella $7,800 – $800 = $7,000 (What is _)
Greg $12,800 + $8,401 = $21,202 (What is A Tripoli)
Sarah $21,200 + $4,401 = $25,601 (2-day total: $52,402) (What is Tripoli Damascus)


Sarah Frontiera, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 28, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Greag $4,400
Sarah $1,400
Adella $600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) SCI-POURRI $400 (3rd pick)
Greg 200 +1000 (Adella 200 Sarah 0)
2) 2020 ANNIVERSARIES $1200 (25th pick)
Sarah 14600 +4600 (Adella 7800 Greg 6000)
3) “A”NTONYM $1600 (29th pick) ($2000 remaining on the board)
Greg 6400 +6400 (Sarah 19200 Adella 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 232


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 190 (1.86 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Sarah $17,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 5 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Greg $7,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Adella $7,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,000
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,200


Sarah Frontiera, stats to date:
39 correct, 6 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
31.86 in first on buzzer (36/113)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,700

Sarah Frontiera, to win:
3 games: 67.503%
4: 45.567%
5: 30.759%
6: 20.763%
7: 14.016%
Avg. streak: 4.077 games.

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18 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 28, 2020"

  1. probably wouldn’t have got it anyway, but i confused “nicknamed” with “translates to”… couldn’t remember the capital of morocco either

  2. Today (Jan 28) I was listening, not watching. So I may have “mis-heard”. The last answer in double jeopardy was about the period AFTER the flood. The respondent provided the word “antediluvian”, which was deemed correct. But the word means BEFORE the flood. Again maybe I mis-heard?

    • The category was “antonyms”.

    • Pete Bell heard correctly: the clue was bad, asking for an antonym beginning with A referring to the time after the flood. Apparently they were looking for the question “What is antedeluvian?” which means before the flood. Oops.

  3. I’m confused as to why Sarah’s answer of “exclamation” in the parts of speech category wasn’t accepted for “interjection”. I’ve seen multiple occasions in the past when the judges reversed that decision because “exclamation” is acceptable in the OED.

  4. Juanita Uccello | January 28, 2020 at 7:51 pm |

    What was the name of the painting in tonight’s double jeopardy? Thank you, Juanita Uccello

  5. Juanita Uccello | January 28, 2020 at 9:32 pm |

    I found it! Thank you for your help! “Promanade Along The Volga”.

  6. Adela answered a question about communication with “beeper” and was wrong. Then Sarah answered “pager” and Alex said we’ll accept that. To my knowledge beeper is synonymous with pager.

  7. This is the first logical explanation for what seems like two wrong responses: Beep Me and Page Me do not sync with “Fax me” Even if you are saying it’s what the candy heart said that matters, I don’t see why Adella’s answer was any less “Judge acceptable” than Sarah’s response. It was a bad clue and should not have been used.

    • This one had me perplexed, too. I thought after the commercial break Alex was going to either accept beep me, or not accept page me. It’s a strange question, I agree. Probably written by someone who didn’t know pagers were called beepers.

  8. Sarah really displays her emotions while she plays. I haven’t seen that very much. It’s fun to watch.

  9. Never mind my first comment, I think I probably get it now — they didn’t want the term for “after the flood”, they wanted the “A”ntonym of it: antedeluvian.

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