Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Knowledge By The Numbers) for Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (Season 18, Episode 180):

Number of males who served as British PM in the 1990s plus Oscars won by Tom Hanks plus protons in a helium nucleus

This episode originally aired on May 10, 2002.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Claudia Perry, a sports copy editor from Jersey City, New Jersey
Claudia Perry on Jeopardy!
Bob Verini, a film journalist and test prep teacher from Los Angeles, Califonia
Bob Verini on Jeopardy!
Chuck Forrest, a lawyer and CEO from London, United Kingdom
Chuck Forrest on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is 6?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The two male British PMs in the 1990s were John Major (1990-1997) and Tony Blair (1997-2007). Tom Hanks won his two Oscars for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, and there are two protons in a helium nucleus.

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

Scores going into Final:
Bob $12,400
Chuck $10,600
Claudia $9,400


Tonight’s results:
Claudia $9,400 – $9,400 = $0 (What is eight)
Chuck $10,600 + $10,600 = $21,200 (What is 6?)
Bob $12,400 + $8,801 = $21,201 (What Is six?) (Finalist)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Chuck $3,800
Bob $2,400
Claudia $1,400


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Opening break taken after: 12 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THIS CATEGORY STINKS! $800 (clue #21)
Claudia 3400 -2000 (Chuck 3000 Bob -1200)
2) WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS $1600 (clue #12)
Claudia 4600 +1200 (Chuck 5400 Bob 5600)
3) RELIGION $2000 (clue #25)
Claudia 13400 -4000 (Chuck 7400 Bob 10400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -63


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


Game Stats:
Bob $12,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Chuck $10,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Claudia $15,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,800
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600

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