Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Phrase Origins) for Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (Season 35, Episode 144):

One theory says a phrase for euphoria comes from Plate No. 9 in an 1896 meteorological “Atlas” of these

This episode originally aired on March 28, 2019.

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Kenji Shimizu, a biomedical engineer from Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kenji Shimizu on Jeopardy!
Sarah von Oeyen, a librarian from Troy, Michigan
Sarah Von Oeyen on Jeopardy!
Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta, Georgia (1-day total: $21,600)
Steven Grade on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are clouds?


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The International Cloud Atlas was first published as a cloud classification guide in 1896, which contained 28 colored plates, accompanied by definitions. This gave meteorologists a standard nomenclature to refer to cloud formations. (Who will be on cloud nine after winning this game? Come back here to thejeopardyfan.com after the game airs!) Plate number 9 in the original atlas referred to “cumulonimbus”; the tallest of the cloud formations, rising many miles into the sky. It’s from that where we get the familiar phrase “on cloud nine”.

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Scores going into Final:
Steven $27,000
Kenji $17,800
Sarah $9,200


Tonight’s results:
Sarah $9,200 – $0 = $9,200 (What are the stars)
Kenji $17,800 + $9,201 = $27,001
Steven $27,000 + $8,601 = $35,601 (2-day total: $57,201)


Steven Grade, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 30, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Steven $8,200
Sarah $5,200
Kenji $2,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) NAME THAT NOVELIST! $1000 (17th pick)
Sarah 1800 +1000 (Steven 5400 Kenji 400)
2) DIET LAND $1600 (23rd pick)
Kenji 9200 +5000 (Steven 18200 Sarah 9200)
3) FOR THE BIRDS $1200 (27th pick; $5,600 left on board)
Steven 21000 +4000 (Kenji 14200 Sarah 9200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 129


Unplayed clues:
J! round: WE ALSO WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED… $800
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $800


Game Stats:
Steven $24,200, 30 correct, 1 incorrect, 51.79% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Kenji $14,400, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
Sarah $9,200, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $47,800
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,400


Steven Grade, stats to date:
64 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
52.25% in first on buzzer (58/111)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,700


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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 30, 2020"

  1. Steven’s 64 correct responses in his first two games and nailing over 30 in both, I’m pretty sure is unprecedented. Certainly not the highest Coryat or most $ won, but a most impressive 97% accuracy (64-2), which almost surely is also a best 2 day start.

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