Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Pre-Civil War Presidents) for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (Season 36, Game 187):
Encyclopedia Britannica says of him: “After an extended tour of Europe he retired to Concord…& he died in obscurity”
This episode originally aired on June 9, 2020.
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(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Zach Newkirk, an attorney from Alexandria, Virginia
|Shelli Castor, an editor from Sapulpa, Oklahoma
|Morgan Wilbanks, a physician from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (2-day total: $44,000)
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Correct response: Who Is Franklin Pierce?
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Franklin Pierce’s presidency (from 1853 to 1857) was very unpopular; the political turmoil resulting from the Kansas–Nebraska Act harmed his administration, led to the founding of the Republican Party, and also led to James Buchanan’s 1856 nomination. Following his presidency, Pierce spent three years in Europe and the Bahamas before retiring to New Hampshire; he had a close friendship with author Nathaniel Hawthorne (Hawthorne’s last novel was controversially dedicated to Pierce).
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Scores going into Final:
Shelli $2,800 – $200 = $2,600 (Who is John Q. Adams?)
Morgan $8,900 + $1,208 = $10,108 (Who is Pierce?)
Zach $9,400 + $8,401 = $17,801 (Who is Franklin Pierce?) (1-day total: $17,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORY OF HUNGARY $600 (clue #9)
Morgan 2600 +100 (Shelli -200 Zach 400)
2) HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $1200 (clue #19)
Zach 4600 +4600 (Morgan 10100 Shelli 2000)
3) THE PLAIN TRUTH $1600 (clue #28)
Zach 12400 -3000 (Morgan 8900 Shelli 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 80
J! Round: MIDDLE NAME, PLEASE $400 $600 CANSPLAINING $600
DJ! Round: THE PLAIN TRUTH $1200 TALK SHOW $800
Total Left On Board: $3,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 374 (2.00 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles
Zach $9,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 21.15% in first on buzzer (11/52), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Morgan $9,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 5 incorrect, 53.85% in first on buzzer (28/52), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Shelli $2,800 Coryat, 6 correct, 5 incorrect, 11.54% in first on buzzer (6/52), 3/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $21,200
Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $17,000
Morgan Wilbanks, career statistics:
60 correct, 16 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
37.65% in first on buzzer (61/162)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,500)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,533
Shelli Castor, career statistics:
6 correct, 6 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
11.54% in first on buzzer (6/52)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,800
Zach Newkirk, career statistics:
13 correct, 5 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
21.15% in first on buzzer (11/52)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000
Zach Newkirk, to win:
2 games: 33.426%
Avg. streak: 1.502 games.
- Zach is the first player to have a score of $0 or worse after the Jeopardy! round and win the game since John Giambrone on February 7, 2018.
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Welcome back, Zack!!
See you next Monday in real time, when I hope you top the $100K mark!
Morgan’s weak 100 bet wound up costing him the game. Welcome back Zach; good to see you again!
Hindsight is 20/20.
I think Zach is a good player. He made a comeback in today’s game and won!
You used Morgan’s photo from Monday night in today’s recap!
That is to say, Morgan’s triumphant photo.
What happened to the math teacher that won over $300,000 ??? I missed his last show. THANK YOU!!!
His loss aired on Daytime Jeopardy on Thursday: https://andysaunders.link/2019/09/final-jeopardy-9-26-2019.html