Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, August 20, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Borders) for Thursday, August 20, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 154):

Barely changed since a 1297 agreement, the border between these 2 countries is called La Raya on one side & A Raia on the other

This episode originally aired on April 9, 2020.

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Today’s contestants:

Xiaoke Ying, a sophomore at the University of Southern California from Arcadia, California
Xiaoke Ying on Jeopardy!
Beni Keown, a freshman at Northwestern University from Evanston, Illinois
Beni Keown on Jeopardy!
Joe Coker, a junior at Hendrix College from Conway, Arkansas
Joe Coker on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are Spain & Portugal?

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The border between Spain and Portugal was set by the 1297 Treaty of Alcañices and is one of the world’s oldest. It’s also the longest uninterrupted border in the European Union, and has been an open border most of the time since both countries signed the Schengen Agreement in June 1991. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to Portugal and Spain reintroducing border checks in order to prevent the virus from traveling. Interestingly, differing interpretations of the Congress of Vienna in 1815 has led to the town of Olivenza being claimed by both countries.

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Scores going into Final:
Joe $15,200
Beni $14,800
Xiaoke $6,400

Tonight’s results:
Xiaoke $6,400 + $6,400 = $12,800 (What are Portugal & Spain?)
Beni $14,800 + $1,000 = $15,800 (What is the Spain and Portugal border?)
Joe $15,200 + $15,000 = $30,200 (What are Spain & Portugal) (Semi-Finalist)

Joe Coker, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 20, 2020 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Marshall Comeaux, $17,599
Tuesday: Nathaniel Miller, $24,001
Wednesday: Londyn Lorenz, $20,801
Thursday: Joe Coker, $30,200
1. Kayla Kalhor, $16,501, 100% to advance
2. Beni Keown, $15,800, 100% to advance
3. Xiaoke Ying, $12,800, 85.547% to advance
4. Emma Farrell, $6,799, 9.723% to advance
5. Sophie Casarico, $6,400
6. Kylie Weaver, $2,000
7. Sirad Hassan, $100
8. Alistair Gray, $1

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Beni $5,200
Joe $3,400
Xiaoke $2,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) RETURNS $600 (clue #18)
Beni 2000 -2000 (Joe 3200 Xiaoke 1800)
2) PARTY IN THE USA $1200 (clue #16)
Joe 9000 +5000 (Beni 10000 Xiaoke 4000)
3) CHEMISTRY $1200 (clue #25)
Beni 13600 -4000 (Joe 17200 Xiaoke 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -74

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 332 (2.16 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Joe $11,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Beni $20,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Xiaoke $6,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,600
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200

Joe Coker, career statistics:
18 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400

Beni Keown, career statistics:
25 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,800

Xiaoke Ying, career statistics:
11 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,400

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