Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category International Sports Stars) for Tuesday, January 7, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 87):

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Lisa Warne-Magro, a homemaker & community volunteer from Austin, Texas
Lisa Warne-Magro on Jeopardy!
David Xia, a retail planner from San Francisco, California
David Xia on Jeopardy!
Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Woodbridge, Virginia (8-day total: $159,603)
Karen Farrell on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Cristiano Ronaldo?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Portuguese football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo was also ranked as the world’s highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017 and has been ranked as the world’s most famous athlete by ESPN from 2016 to 2019. Since 2002, he has played for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, as well as the Portuguese national team, and has scored over 700 senior goals (for both club and country). He has also won the Ballon d’Or award five times (second only to Lionel Messi’s six).

Fun fact about Cristiano Ronaldo: he is named after former U.S. president Ronald Reagan, as Reagan was Cristiano Ronaldo’s father’s favorite actor.


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

Scores going into Final:
Lisa $15,600
Karen $8,200
David $4,800


Tonight’s results:
David $4,800 + $3,999 = $8,799
Karen $8,200 – $8,200 = $0 (Who is David Beckham?)
Lisa $15,600 – $900 = $14,700 (1-day total: $14,700) (Who is that soccer guy?)


Lisa Warne-Magro, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 7, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lisa $5,800
Karen $2,600
David $1,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) POLITICS $600 (5th pick)
Karen 1600 -1600 (Lisa 1000 David 0)
2) FILL IN THE M-T SPACE $1600 (4th pick)
Lisa 8200 +3000 (Karen 2600 David 2400)
3) AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY $1600 (15th pick)
Lisa 18800 -4000 (David 4800 Karen 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -85


Unplayed clues:
J! round: OCCUPATION ETYMOLOGY $200; FUN WITH ZIP CODES $200; POLITICS $200
DJ! round: HAVE FUN STORMING THE CASTLE $400; IT WOULD TAKE A MIRACLE $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 157 (1.80 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Lisa $18,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.46% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
David $4,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.23% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Karen $9,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 34.62% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000


Karen Farrell, final stats:
210 correct, 24 incorrect
14/18 on rebound attempts (on 44 rebound opportunities)
40.42% in first on buzzer (194/480)
8/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,900)
7/9 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,311

Lisa Warne-Magro, stats to date:
21 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
38.46% in first on buzzer (20/52)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,200

Lisa Warne-Magro, to win:
2 games: 50.171%
3: 25.171%
4: 12.628%
5: 6.336%
6: 3.179%
Avg. streak: 2.007 games.

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 7, 2020"

  1. Bummer for sure.
    I was pretty sure she wouldn’t know this, a sports related question, but I sure wasn’t thinking she’d lose the match.
    Bye Karen – enjoy your $$$$ !

  2. I guess the G.O.A.T. will not be covered here. I don’t even think I’ll watch it. I kind of had my fill of Ken et al. How often do we see these guys???
    Congrats to our new champ!

  3. Just realized that the GOAT games are going to be one hour each! So stamina will come into play. For Alex too I guess.

  4. Maurine Gutowski | January 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm |

    I never heard of him. Only the male contestant got it right. Lisa had a big lead and wisely didn’t bet much. Karen can rest now and collect her well-earned dough. I look forward to the ABC match immediately after today’s CBS broadcast finishes which is after Wheel of Fortune where last night Vanna White was assisted at the letterboard by Pat Sajak’s daughter Maggie, who was VERY TALL!

    • Never heard of the second most prominent player in the world’s most popular sport???? Messi being #1 and football (the REAL one, not the American Football that is played primarily with the hands)….. the world cup final is seen and heard live by over 1.5 BILLION people, the European champions League Final alone by about 700 million worldwide.

    • And VERY PRETTY! Kind of a cross between Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz, I would say. (And just did!)

      • Lots of people (women AND men) don’t give a whit for sports, and therefore pay no attention to them. Different strokes for different folks…makes the world more interesting.

        • Their loss. Besides you get bombarded by it, so you hear,see and read about it whether you want or not. American ignorance about foreign things (Dreyfus the next day..) though his affair comes up about twice per season in one form or another.Having lived in Europe for over 36 years and now in the States for about the same number of years I’m sorry to say that ignorance about foreign matters is getting stronger each decade. The American population makes up for not even 6$ of the world population, yet: if it’s not happening (or happened) in the U.S. it’s not happening….

  5. Do NOT say “7 p.m. central & mountain.” It’s 6 p.m. mountain that the ABC version begins in that time zone tonight.

  6. Maurine Gutowski | January 7, 2020 at 9:29 pm |

    That first hour of the ABC tournament was frustrating to watch because it was paced so fast and I often couldn’t hear the answers. The Wheel of Fortune show start was postponed/preempted by breaking news of missiles raining down on an American airfield in Iran or Baghdad, I fell asleep until J was at FJ where Lisa won, and I don’t know when ABC’s tournament continues. Kind of a fuzzy evening. I must try to stay awake.

  7. Thanks for your page. Suspect most fans on the East coast had to do without knowing the outcome. NBC had a news break that preempted the end of the show.

  8. Well, that was a disappointment. Karen digs a huge hole, only to claw back to within striking distance for FJ, only to miss a fairly easy question (its easy if I know it) that would have given her the win. She was a classy champ and will be missed.

  9. David was close on the football question about which team won with the Music City Miracle. He said the Oilers, as in Houston Oilers, the team that moved to Tennessee and became the Titans, which was the correct answer. He was on the right track, just needed to fast-forward his timeline a few years.

  10. When I saw the category for FJ, I was excited that it was actually going to be sports related. Then it turned out to be social media related, which is a whole different thing. I had no clue.

    I surprised that a “political consultant” missed the answer about non-partisan elections. In any case, Karen will be missed. She was so pleasant and I enjoyed watching her visibly get comfortable when she was on a roll. She also could have walked away with a bit more money if she was even slightly more aggressive in her FJ betting (without endangering her sometimes slim “runaways”).

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