Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category African Geography) for Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 117):
This West African country of 12 million doesn’t border the 1,200-mile-wide gulf of the same name
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Caitlin Drinkard, a musician from Hamtramck, Michigan
|Rex Wessel, an information security engineer from Alburtis, Pennsylvania
|MacKenzie Jones, a program development director from Tulsa, Oklahoma (1-day total: $26,400)
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Correct response: What is Guinea?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Guinea (derived from Spanish, and earlier Portuguese) used to refer to the entire region on the north side of the Gulf of Guinea in Western Africa; the area now known as Guinea is what used to be French Guinea. The full region was subdivided in smaller areas based on their exports into many different countries, including Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Togo.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Rex $4,000 – $1,401 = $2,599 (What is Chad?)
Caitlin $5,400 – $2,601 = $2,799 (What is Senegal?)
MacKenzie $12,400 – $0 = $12,400 (2-day total: $38,800) (What is Gambia?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ARCHITECTURE $800 (22nd pick)
Rex 2600 -2600 (MacKenzie 2600 Caitlin 2000)
2) RELIGIOUS IDIOMS $2000 (4th pick)
MacKenzie 6400 -3000 (Caitlin 3400 Rex 2000)
3) “V” END OF THE RUSSIAN NAME $2000 (26th pick) ($7200 remaining on the board)
MacKenzie 9400 +3000 (Caitlin 5400 Rex 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -115
J! round: None!
DJ! round: CHEMISTRY $1600 & $2000; “V” END OF THE RUSSIAN NAME $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $5,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 245 (2.09 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
MacKenzie $13,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Caitlin $5,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.93% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Rex $6,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,600
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,600
MacKenzie Jones, stats to date:
40 correct, 8 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
36.79% in first on buzzer (39/106)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,900
MacKenzie Jones, to win:
3 games: 67.644%
Avg. streak: 4.091 games.
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