Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Ranks & Titles) for Thursday, February 6, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 109):
Canada, Belgium & the U.S. are among nations that bestow this artistic title that dates to the Greeks & a tree sacred to Apollo
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Cherisa Burk, a retired I.T. specialist from Haledon, New Jersey
|Patrick Rice, a business development strategist from San Francisco, California
|Travis Gaylord, a management consultant from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania (3-day total: $37,203)
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Correct response: What is poet laureate?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Taking inspiration from the Greek and Roman tradition of honoring excellence with a crown of laurel (the tree sacred to Apollo), the British began the modern poet laureate tradition by making Ben Jonson the first Poet Laureate in 1616 (by King James I). Jonson was followed by Sir William Davenant and by the appointment of John Dryden in 1668 that the position was seen as an established royal office. The United States began its own Poet Laureate tradition (known officially as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress) in 1937 with Joseph Auslander.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Cherisa $4,600 + $4,100 = $8,700
Travis $14,800 – $5,901 = $8,899 (What is Brigadier General?)
Patrick $20,700 + $11,499 = $32,199 (1-day total: $32,199) (What is laureate?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE NEW SCHOOL $600 (13th pick)
Travis 3200 +2000 (Cherisa 1000 Patrick 600)
2) IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME $2000 (6th pick)
Patrick 7600 +2500 (Travis 6800 Cherisa 1800)
3) FOREIGN-LANGUAGE MOTTOES $1600 (21st pick)
Patrick 11300 +3000 (Travis 12400 Cherisa 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 122
J! round: None!
DJ! round: & THEN THERE WERE NUNS $800
Total $ Left On Board: $800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 221 (2.03 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Patrick $18,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Travis $13,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Cherisa $4,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $9,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Travis Gaylord, stats to date:
63 correct, 8 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
27.36% in first on buzzer (58/212)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,900
Patrick Rice, stats to date:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,800
Patrick Rice, to win:
2 games: 64.816%
Avg. streak: 2.842 games.
- Travis’ betting strategy from second has a name: Zerg’s Fallacy.
- An astute player might have noticed Travis’ strategy from the audience and may have been able to take advantage better than Cherisa did.
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