Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, August 6, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Cities) for Thursday, August 6, 2020 (Season 18, Episode 176):

Founded in 1758, it’s named for a British Prime Minister who was a noted defender of the American colonists

This episode originally aired on May 6, 2002.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Bob Verini, a film journalist and test prep teacher from Los Angeles, California
Bob Verini on Jeopardy!
Eddie Timanus, a sports reporter from Arlington, Virginia
Eddie Timanus on Jeopardy!
Leslie Shannon, a manager of a research lab from Sydney, Australia
Leslie Shannon on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Pittsburgh?


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During his post-Prime Ministerial years, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (Pitt The Elder) advanced the cause of the American patriots in Britain, arguing that Britain should cede fundamental liberties to the American colonists. This made him very popular in America, but his warnings were ignored by the British House of Lords. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had already been named after Pitt when it was captured from the French during the French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War).

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

Scores going into Final:
Bob $21,000
Leslie $10,000
Eddie $800


Tonight’s results:
Eddie $800 – $800 = $0 (What is Atlanta?)
Leslie $10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000 (What is Pittsburgh?)
Bob $21,000 + $0 = $21,000 (What is Pittsburgh?) (Semi-Finalist)


Wild card standings:
Monday: Bob Harris, $20,000
Tuesday: Brad Rutter, $24,801
Wednesday: Chuck Forrest, $32,000
Thursday: Bob Verini, $21,000
Friday:
1. Leslie Frates, $22,000
2. Leslie Shannon, $20,000 ($10,000, $4,400)
3. Eric Newhouse, $20,000 ($10,000, $1,000)
4. Claudia Perry, $17,400
5. Rachael Schwartz, $12,401
6. Frank Spangenberg, $6,799
7. Kate Waits, $0 ($4,200)
8. Eddie Timanus, $0 ($800)
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Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Bob $8,400
Leslie $4,400
Eddie $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS $400 (clue #8)
Bob 1000 +1000 (Leslie 800 Eddie 400)
2) POETIC LICENSE $1600 (clue #19)
Bob 14800 +1800 (Leslie 4400 Eddie 5200)
3) MUSIC APPRECIATION $1600 (clue #22)
Eddie 6400 -6400 (Leslie 6400 Bob 16600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 12


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


Game Stats:
Bob $20,200 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Leslie $10,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Eddie $7,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,400
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, August 6, 2020"

  1. Brad (not Rutter) | August 6, 2020 at 10:19 pm |

    This was incredible! Had never heard of Eddie before. Huge respect for him. And a great game from Bob.

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