Happy Friday! Today is Bill Whitaker’s final day guest hosting; the Media Fellowship House has been the recipient of $235,398 thus far. Buzzy Cohen will be hosting the Tournament of Champions beginning Monday. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Capitals) for Friday, May 14, 2021 (Season 37, Game 165):
A national capital for less than 100 years, it’s the westernmost capital in mainland Asia
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kristen Crowe, an online journalist originally from Fargo, North Dakota
|Justin Williams, a land use attorney from Baltimore, Maryland
|Amanda Ganske, a product marketing manager from Austin, Texas (2-day total: $33,599)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: In this final game before the Tournament of Champions, Amanda picked up a second win yesterday after an opponent’s Final Jeopardy! response was justly ruled incorrect by the judges; Amanda was in a distant third place when the Houston broadcast resumed 7 clues into the second round. She’ll need to play a more consistent game today in order to pull out a victory today.
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Correct response: What is Ankara, Turkey?
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Ankara, Turkey, located at 32°51′E, is much farther west than Amman, Jordan, located at 35°56′E. Located on the Anatolian Peninsula (the westernmost part of mainland Asia), it has served as the capital of Turkey since October 1923. Please note that I have specifically mentioned Amman here as the Google search result that mentions Amman under “westernmost capital in Asia” is clearly incorrect.
Historically, the city has been named Angora, which gives its name to the famed Angora wool (from Angora rabbits) and Angora goats (the source of mohair).
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Justin $5,400 + $4,100 = $9,500 (What is Ankara)
Kristen $9,200 + $1,601 = $10,801 (What is
Amanda $19,800 – $200 = $19,600 (What is Kiev?) (3-day total: $53,199)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE STOCK MARKET $1000 (clue #11)
Justin 1400 +1400 (Amanda 3600 Kristen -600)
2) LEGUMES $1200 (clue #1)
Kristen 3400 -3400 (Amanda 7000 Justin 4200)
3) SUPREME COURT DECISIONS $2000 (clue #10, $22000 left on board)
Kristen 4000 +2400 (Amanda 9400 Justin 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 60
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 188 (1.14 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Amanda $19,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Kristen $12,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Justin $5,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,000
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000
Amanda Ganske, career statistics:
61 correct, 8 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
34.50% in first on buzzer (59/171)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000
Justin Williams, career statistics:
12 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000
Kristen Crowe, career statistics:
16 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200
Amanda Ganske, to win:
4 games: 39.372%
Avg. streak: 3.649 games.
- A total of $257,998 was raised for Media Fellowship House. $1,250,125 has been raised in total for all charities thus far.
- With regard to the first Daily Double: it appears as though the judges ruled the possessive “Poor’s” as equivalent to the person “Poor”. Fortunately, though, regardless of which side you might take in this debate: it had no bearing on the final result of the game.
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