Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Welcome to Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Day 7 of Dr. Oz’s hosting stint; thus far in his stint, $161,301 has been raised for his charity. Now, onto today’s proceedings; here’s today’s Final Jeopardy:

American History: While performing in Philadelphia, the future father of this man sent a letter threatening to slit Andrew Jackson’s throat

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Amanda Gaspary, a curriculum specialist from Lakeland, Florida
Amanda Gaspary on Jeopardy!
Jean Westcott, a book publishing professional from Woodbridge, Virginia
Jean Westcott on Jeopardy!
Bryce Hwang, a medical student from Santa Clara, California (1-day total: $28,400)
Bryce Hwang on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Bryce had a very strong performance yesterday, picking up 25 correct in the main game. On the other hand, he had 5 incorrect—a very high number for a champion. He’ll need to cut that number back to have a better chance of continuing his run as champion.

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Correct response: Who is John Wilkes Booth?

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Junius Brutus Booth, the father of noted assassin John Wilkes Booth, wrote a letter to President Jackson in 1835 demanding the pardon of a pair of pirates, also threatening to kill Jackson in the letter. According to the Library of Congress, though, the elder Booth was prone to alcoholism-fueled outbursts and that this may have been a poor attempt at a joke.

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Scores going into Final:
Bryce $34,200
Jean $12,800
Amanda $4,800

Tonight’s results:
Amanda $4,800 + $4,800 = $9,600 (Who is John Wilkes Booth?)
Jean $12,800 – $12,798 = $2 (Who George HW Bush?)
Bryce $34,200 + $6,000 = $40,200 (Who is Booth?) (2-day total: $68,600)

Bryce Hwang, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 30, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jean $7,600
Bryce $6,600
Amanda $800


Opening break taken after: 17 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) KIPLING CHARACTERS $800 (clue #11)
Bryce 3600 +2000 (Jean 2200 Amanda -800)
2) LAKES & RIVERS $1200 (clue #2)
Bryce 7000 +7000 (Jean 7600 Amanda 800)
3) THE OLD TESTAMENT $1600 (clue #6, $28800 left on board)
Bryce 16000 +5000 (Jean 7600 Amanda 0)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 187

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 169 (1.28 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Bryce $23,800 Coryat, 31 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Amanda $4,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jean $12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,400
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600

Bryce Hwang, career statistics:
58 correct, 7 incorrect
8/8 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
44.64% in first on buzzer (50/112)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,200

Jean Westcott, career statistics:
17 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800

Amanda Gaspary, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,800

Bryce Hwang, to win:
3 games: 72.898%
4: 53.141%
5: 38.738%
6: 28.239%
7: 20.586%
Avg. streak: 4.690 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $204,501 has been donated to Healthcorps, Inc.

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, March 30, 2021"

  1. Jean’s bet in Final Jeopardy made no sense.

    • It makes sense from a “your only chance of winning is if your opponent makes a math error, so you might as well try to potentially take advantage of that” perspective.

    • I mean, why not? When you’re locked out of first AND second place, I see no reason to not bet everything. If not everything, nothing. I actually would do an all or nothing scenario too.

    • Yes, essentially gambling 1000 dollars (difference between second and third) that there will be a math error. Might as well.

  2. This clue seems extremely awkwardly phrased with one glaringly obvious question/answer.

  3. Bryce has a very strong finish today and he is definitely poised to get that third win and hopefully run a streak and end the carousel of leader curses. I doubt that George HW bush was the target of an assassination attempt but it was George W bush who actually had several attempts on his life after he left office.

  4. Wow! Bryce OWNED that buzzer today! He lucked out on the DDs as well, and made very wise bets in each one.
    Could this be the end of the revolving door..?
    Go Bryce !!!

  5. Go Bryce go! Bryce first over $40k in quite some time! Would be nice if he had another strong performance to go over > $100k in 3 games, an even rarer accomplishment, enroute to winning 5+.

  6. I always guess the Rhone if ever there’s a clue about rivers in the Alps thanks to that scene in Groundhog Day. Glad it paid off today!

  7. Looking forward to a potential long streak with Bryce.

  8. Was disappointed that nobody knew “Vertigo,” one of my favorite films. I must be getting old. There’s lots of backstory about this movie available on the web. Like how Kim Novak, a stunning blonde, objected to being dressed in a gray tailored suit, thinking the color was all wrong for her. Until she realized that Hitchcock intended her character to look weird.

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