Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Nations of the World) for Friday, May 1, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 170):
On the English-language list of member states of un.org, it’s the only nation with a Spanish-language article in its name
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Quemars Ahmed, a field organizer from La Flintridge, California
|Ashleigh McCord, a marine resource management specialist from Beverly, Massachusetts
|Jesse Laymon, a public policy director from Long Island City, New York (1-day total: $13,000)
Today’s winner is currently scheduled to defend their title on May 18.
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Correct response: What is El Salvador?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
There are a bunch of other fun quirks over at the list of UN members at UN.org (Also, generally used as the source list of countries for my podcast Complete the List.) North Korea is alphabetized under D (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), South Korea and Moldova under R (Republic of Korea and Republic of Moldova), and Tanzania under U (United Republic of Tanzania).
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Ashleigh $10,600 – $1,800 = $8,800 (What is
Cote Cote d’ivoire)
Quemars $15,000 – $15,000 = $0 (What is Belize?)
Jesse $15,400 + $15,000 = $30,400 (What is El Salvador?) (2-day total: $43,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) STATES BY BORDERS $800 (clue #6)
Jesse 1800 +1800 (Ashleigh 0 Quemars 0)
2) HISTORIC HAPPENINGS $2000 (clue #1)
Quemars -200 +2000 (Jesse 9400 Ashleigh 3400)
3) EUROPEAN MUSEUMS $1600 (clue #28)
Quemars 12200 +3200 (Jesse 15400 Ashleigh 10200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 226
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 362 (2.13 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles
Jesse $14,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Ashleigh $10,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Quemars $13,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $11,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,400
Jesse Laymon, career statistics:
41 correct, 5 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (36/114)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400
Ashleigh McCord, career statistics:
17 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600
Quemars Ahmed, career statistics:
13 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Jesse Laymon, to win:
3 games: 42.499%
Avg. streak: 2.739 games.
- Kudos to Ashleigh for her wager in Final Jeopardy. I wish that such an occurence was normal and that I did not feel the need to point it out, but it feels so rare for third place to make the wager that she did. It’s too bad that things didn’t work out in Final for you, but your preparation was noticed by this fan, at least!
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