Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, October 28, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Awards & Honorees) for Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (Season 37, Game 33):

He used his 1983 Pritzker Prize money on a scholarship fund for Chinese students to study their profession in the United States

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Jennifer Spinos, a 3rd grade teacher from Las Vegas, Nevada
Jennifer Spinos on Jeopardy!
Scott Shrum, a digital marketing executive from Westlake Village, California
Scott Shrum on Jeopardy!
Brian Adams, an educator from Big Bear Lake, California (3-day total: $44,901)
Brian Adams on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is I.M. Pei?


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Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei came to prominence following the death of John F. Kennedy in 1963 when he was selected to design the John F. Kennedy Library. His most well-known designs include the new central entrance to the Louvre in Paris (the famous pyramid) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

After winning the Pritzker Prize (architecture’s equivalent to the Nobel) in 1983, Pei used his $100,000 prize to start a scholarship for Chinese architecture students to study in the United States—provided that the students practice in China afterward.

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

Scores going into Final:
Scott $17,800
Brian $12,000
Jennifer -$400


Tonight’s results:
Jennifer -$400 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Brian $12,000 + $8,000 = $20,000 (Who is I.M. Pei?)
Scott $17,800 + $6,300 = $24,100 (Who is I.M. Pei?) (1-day total: $24,100)


Scott Shrum, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 28, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Scott $6,000
Brian $3,200
Jennifer -$400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) AROUND THE USA $800 (clue #2)
Brian 400 -1000 (Scott 0 Jennifer 0)
2) BANDS OF THE 21st CENTURY $1600 (clue #17)
Scott 8000 +5000 (Brian 8000 Jennifer -400)
3) Unplayed!

Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -38


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: BOOKS OF 2020 $600 $800 $1000
DJ! Round: ANCIENT CONTEMPORARIES $400 $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $6,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 77 (2.33 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Scott $14,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 30.77% in first on buzzer (16/52), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Brian $13,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.31% in first on buzzer (22/52), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Jennifer -$400 Coryat, 3 correct, 1 incorrect, 7.69% in first on buzzer (4/52), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,000
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800

Brian Adams, career statistics:
78 correct, 20 incorrect
4/7 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
38.21% in first on buzzer (81/212)
4/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,600)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,050

Scott Shrum, career statistics:
20 correct, 0 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
30.77% in first on buzzer (16/52)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400

Jennifer Spinos, career statistics:
3 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
7.69% in first on buzzer (4/52)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$400

Scott Shrum, to win:
2 games: 60.258%
3: 36.310%
4: 21.880%
5: 13.184%
6: 7.944%
Avg. streak: 2.516 games.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, October 28, 2020"

  1. Brad (not Rutter) | October 28, 2020 at 5:01 pm |

    Sad to see Brian’s reign end. Kudos to Scott for betting huge on his DD…that was the difference.

  2. Sorry that the clues were mean to Jen.

  3. I wasn’t able to post yesterday, but I will put in a very late comment. I am sometimes critical of FJ category titles, but this was a good one. A year or so ago, there was a category title, I think just called “Awards,” but correct response was the person who won the award. Good to see better accuracy in this one.

  4. Tell me I heard wrong… did Alex really mispronounce “Saguaro”? (He stated the unanswered response with a “hard g” instead of the Spanish “sav-whar-o”). His foreign word pronunciations are always so impeccable!

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