Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 10, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literary Characters) for Friday, July 10, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 45):

From an 1894 work, his name literally translates to “Tiger King”

This episode originally aired on November 8, 2019.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Francois Barcomb, an 11th-grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York
Francois Barcomb on Jeopardy!
Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta, Georgia
Steven Grade on Jeopardy!
Ryan Fenster, a graduate student from SeaTac, Washington
Ryan Fenster on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Shere Khan?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Shere Khan is the tiger antagonist of Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 work The Jungle Book. While he considers himself king of the jungle, most of the other animals do not look up to him. After a failed attempt to hunt humans, he makes attempts to hunt Mowgli.

In a Jeopardy! context, Shere Khan came up in a roundabout way during last winter’s All-Star Games; the chapter in The Jungle Book that introduces him is called “Tiger, Tiger”.

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

Scores going into Final:
Francois $34,300
Steven $9,200
Ryan $4,000


Tonight’s results:
Ryan $4,000 + $4,000 = $8,000
Steven $9,200 + $9,200 = $18,400
Francois $34,300 + $0 = $34,300 (Semifinalist)


Francois Barcomb, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 10, 2020 game.)


Wild card standings:
Monday: Gilbert Collins, $16,801 ($9,000, $7,400)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $20,001 ($13,600, $6,000)
Wednesday: James Holzhauer, $30,635 ($30,309, $8,800)
Thursday: Emma Boettcher, $23,800 ($23,800, $5,000)
Friday: Francois Barcomb, $34,300 ($34,300, $7,100)
1. Steven Grade, $18,400 ($9,200, $8,400)
2. Kyle Jones, $16,800 ($8,400, $1,200)
3. Lindsey Shultz, $14,000 ($10,800, $4,000)
4. Rachel Lindgren, $13,601 ($10,000, $3,600)
5. Josh Hill, $10,597 ($12,200, $4,200)
6. Eric R. Backes, $8,000 ($13,000, $3,000)
7. Ryan Fenster, $8,000 ($4,000, $1,000)
8. Anneke Garcia, $4,799 ($11,400, $3,400)
9. Rob Worman, $799 ($400, $2,200)
10. Alan Dunn, $1 ($6,000, $4,000)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Steven $8,400
Francois $7,100
Ryan $1,000


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Opening break taken after: 14 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) NOVEMBER DATEBOOK $1000 (14th pick)
Francois 2600 +2500 (Steven 4200 Ryan -600)
2) REVELATIONS $1600 (9th pick)
Ryan 5400 -5400 (Francois 14700 Steven 7200)
3) BODIES OF WATER $800 (20th pick)
Francois 24300 +8000 (Steven 9600 Ryan 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 29


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Francois $25,600 Coryat, 24 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Steven $9,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Ryan $9,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 6 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,200
Lach Trash: $1,200 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600


Francois Barcomb, stats to date:
121 correct, 10 incorrect
9/10 on rebound attempts (on 24 rebound opportunities)
37.59% in first on buzzer (106/282)
5/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,500)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,400

Steven Grade, stats to date:
169 correct, 15 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
41.27% in first on buzzer (163/395)
5/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
5/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,714

Ryan Fenster, stats to date:
193 correct, 56 incorrect
17/20 on rebound attempts (on 41 rebound opportunities)
36.85% in first on buzzer (206/559)
7/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,400)
9/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,900


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • When it comes to Josh Hill, who will be the semifinals alternate, sometimes you catch a break, and sometimes you don’t.

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 10, 2020"

  1. RadioMattM | July 10, 2020 at 2:19 pm |

    I wonder if Rachel Lindgren is second guessing her final Jeopardy wager at this point. She bet enough to win if the leader got it wrong, but it not enough to have a strong chance of making it to the next round.

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