Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Americas) for Thursday, October 8, 2020 (Season 37, Game 19):
Home to more than 20 million people & 3 different official languages, this island is about 600 miles from the continental U.S.
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Amy Judd Lieberman, an attorney originally from Quakertown, Pennsylvania
|Kevin Walsh, a story analyst originally from Williamstown, New Jersey
|Garrett Marcotte, a software engineer from Santa Monica, California (3-day total: $63,700)
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Correct response: What is Hispaniola?
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Hispaniola, the second-largest island by area in the Caribbean (after Cuba) is home to two countries: Haiti in the west (official languages French and Haitian Creole) and the Dominican Republic in the east. (official language Spanish). Which got me to thinking: does anyone remember the “Who was your first Black teacher?” that was circulating around Twitter in late May-early June 2020? Mine here at The Jeopardy! Fan would have been in middle school French—M. Georges; he was originally from Haiti and immigrated to Canada if I remember correctly. I liked him as a teacher.
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Scores going into Final:
Garrett $7,000 + $1,000 = $8,000 (What is Hispaniola?)
Amy $7,600 + $7,600 = $15,200 (What is Hispañola?)
Kevin $15,600 – $300 = $15,300 (What is Bermuda?) (1-day total: $15,300)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 3 THINGS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT $800 (clue #17)
Garrett 2400 +2400 (Kevin 2600 Amy 3000)
2) THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH $1600 (clue #18)
Garrett 11000 -4000 (Kevin 11200 Amy 3600)
3) DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER $1200 (clue #24)
Kevin 13200 +1200 (Garrett 6200 Amy 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 73
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 42 (2.21 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Kevin $15,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Amy $7,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Garrett $9,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,600
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600
Garrett Marcotte, career statistics:
90 correct, 12 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
40.00% in first on buzzer (88/220)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,900)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,150
Kevin Walsh, career statistics:
20 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Amy Judd Lieberman, career statistics:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600
Kevin Walsh, to win:
2 games: 50.929%
Avg. streak: 2.038 games.
- Being aware of the game situation as much as is possible is crucially important, especially in the endgame. The score through 29 clues of Double Jeopardy!: Kevin $16,400 Amy $8,400 Garrett $7,000. Kevin rang in on Clue 30 and was incorrect (which was a very good idea, as a correct answer from Kevin gives him a runaway). At this point, it was absolutely not worth Amy signaling under any circumstances. She then did and was incorrect, giving Kevin a runaway. A Hail Mary guess from Garrett was his only hope at this point and he let the clue fall for a Triple Stumper, which cemented Kevin’s runaway. That became crucial when Kevin did not get Final Jeopardy! correct.
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