Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, March 13, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Birds) for Friday, March 13, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 135):

Black-footed & black-browed are 2 species of this seabird whose name was influenced by the Latin word for “white”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Duncan Weals, a law student from Silver Spring, Maryland
Duncan Weals on Jeopardy!
Kim Lifeso, an associate director of scientific training from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Kim Lifeso on Jeopardy!
Jessica Babbitt, a personal stylist from Austin, Texas (2-day total: $46,598)
Jessica Babbitt on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is an albatross?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The albatross is a large seabird, with its name coming from “albus”, the Latin for “white”. The bird is famously shot in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, and in the world of golf, it’s the bird used to describe the rare 3-under-par on a single golf hole.

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

Scores going into Final:
Jessica $13,400
Duncan $12,100
Kim $6,000

Tonight’s results:
Kim $6,000 + $3,000 = $9,000 (What is Ab Albatross)
Duncan $12,100 – $6,000 = $6,100 (What is…Boobie?)
Jessica $13,400 + $11,600 = $25,000 (What is albatross) (3-day total: $71,598)

Jessica Babbitt, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 13, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Duncan $5,700
Jessica $1,800
Kim -$800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) STATE THE PROBLEM $800 (clue #18)
Duncan 3200 +1500 (Jessica 600 Kim -200)
2) PORTMANTEAU WORDS $1600 (clue #16)
Kim 4400 -2000 (Jessica 6200 Duncan 10100)
3) THE NORMAN CONQUEST $2000 (clue #30)
Jessica 11400 +2000 (Kim 6000 Duncan 12100)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 19

Unplayed clues:
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 284 (2.10 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Jessica $13,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer (17/54), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Kim $8,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Duncan $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer (15/54), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800

Jessica Babbitt, career statistics:
52 correct, 8 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
31.88% in first on buzzer (51/160)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$500)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,067

Kim Lifeso, career statistics:
10 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000

Duncan Weals, career statistics:
16 correct, 4 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
27.78% in first on buzzer (15/54)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400

Jessica Babbitt, to win:
4 games: 38.247%
5: 14.628%
6: 5.595%
7: 2.140%
8: 0.818%
Avg. streak: 3.619 games.

Jessica Babbitt, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 13, 2020 game.)

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, March 13, 2020"

  1. This was easy for me as I love birds and I love golf. One of my neighbors shot a 2 on a par 5 golf hole.

  2. Golf’s albatross is also known as a double eagle, which never made sense to me, an eagle being 2 under par on a hole. 3 ain’t 2 doubled. 🏌️‍♂️

    • True—but “birdie” and “eagle” make no sense either. So it’s hard to quibble with the “doubling” of something illogical to begin with…

  3. Each of the last three episodes this week, I can’t help but laugh at Jessica’s name—a redhead named “Jessica Babbitt”. I’d love to hear about whether that’s her married name or maiden name, and how much she considered using the other when she got married. (Also, how often people ask her if her husband is named “Roger”…)

  4. And again a Latin related FJ! clue!

    Have a great and safe weekend, everybody!

  5. Pizza Face Fred | March 13, 2020 at 10:42 pm |

    Had five Triple Stumpers before the first break! Holzhauer wouldn’t have missed any of them. Andy must’ve finally gotten a date. Try to talk about something other than trivia, or you might scare her (?) off : -)

  6. Was Jeopardy wrong on the Pele Question? He’s Brazilian and not Portuguese.

  7. Andy, hope you are doing better – please get well soon!

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