Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category International Sports) for Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 118):
It’s the only country that has played in every FIFA World Cup tournament, winning 5 times
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Sam Leon, an international trade specialist from Washington, D.C.
|Adam Greenfield, a client escalations manager from Astoria, New York
|MacKenzie Jones, a program development director from Tulsa, Oklahoma (2-day total: $38,800)
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Correct response: What is Brazil?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Brazil is the only team to have competed in every single FIFA World Cup (21 on the men’s side, 8 on the women’s), having won the men’s tournament in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002. They also finished second in 1950 (losing to Uruguay), 1998 (losing to France), and on the women’s side in 2007 (losing to Germany).
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Adam $3,600 – $3,500 = $100 (What is France?)
Sam $23,400 + $23,400 = $46,800
MacKenzie $30,200 + $16,601 = $46,801 (3-day total: $85,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AROUND THE WORLD $400 (5th pick)
Sam 1800 +1800 (MacKenzie 800 Adam -200)
2) A DISASTER AREA $800 (7th pick)
Sam 10400 +7000 (MacKenzie 6600 Adam 2400)
3) MYTHICAL CREATURES $1200 (16th pick)
MacKenzie 11400 +8000 (Sam 20200 Adam 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 237
J! round: None!
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 245 (2.08 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
MacKenzie $23,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Sam $15,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Adam $3,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,800
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,400
MacKenzie Jones, stats to date:
66 correct, 10 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
39.88% in first on buzzer (65/163)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,067
MacKenzie Jones, to win:
4 games: 78.853%
Avg. streak: 6.729 games.
- While I generally don’t think such a record should be hailed (as obtaining this record usually means that a contestant has made a suboptimal Final Jeopardy! wager), $46,800 is the second-highest known non-winning regular play Jeopardy! score of all time (second only to Adam Levin with $53,999 on April 29, 2019.). $23,400 going into Final Jeopardy! is only tied for the 10th-highest known regular-play score going into Final Jeopardy! of all time (that record is $27,000, also set by Levin).
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