Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 5, 2021

Today is Day 6 of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s hosting stint! Last week, $94,258 was donated to Odyssey Atlanta. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Geography) for Monday, July 5, 2021 (Season 37, Game 201):

On either side of Indochina are these 2 gulfs that start with the same letter

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Rebecca Gould, a ESL paraeducator from Columbia, Maryland
Rebecca Gould on Jeopardy!
Mark Lucas, a corporate and career strategist from Redondo Beach, California
Mark Lucas on Jeopardy!
Courtney Shah, a community college instructor from Portland, Oregon (5-day total: $79,258)
Courtney Shah on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are (the Gulfs of) Tonkin and Thailand?


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“Indochina”, the mainland continental portion of Southeast Asia, is comprised mainly of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. To the southwest lies the Gulf of Thailand; to the northeast, on the Vietnamese coast, lies the Gulf of Tonkin. The latter is probably best known to Americans for the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident (and later Resolution), which led to significantly increased American involvement in the Vietnam War. I’m guessing that for this reason, this clue will probably play easier for the home viewer than the contestants in-studio, as the home viewer is probably much more acquainted with the Gulf of Tonkin.


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

Scores going into Final:
Courtney $9,600
Rebecca $8,800
Mark $7,200


Tonight’s results:
Mark $7,200 + $2,402 = $9,602 (What are Tongkin & Thailand?)
Rebecca $8,800 – $6,200 = $2,600 (What are ? and ?)
Courtney $9,600 + $8,100 = $17,700 (What the Gulf of Tonkin & Thailand?) (6-day total: $96,958)


Courtney Shah, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 5, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mark $6,200
Rebecca $5,200
Courtney $4,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) 4-LETTER WORDS $400 (clue #28)
Courtney 2000 +2000 (Mark 5000 Rebecca 5200)
2) DRUNK HISTORY $1600 (clue #6)
Mark 7400 -3400 (Courtney 5200 Rebecca 5200)
3) PUT IN OSCILLATION $2000 (clue #23, $10400 left on board)
Mark 6800 -2800 (Courtney 5600 Rebecca 7600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 13


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 198 (0.99 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Courtney $8,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Mark $13,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Rebecca $8,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,200
Lach Trash: $14,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200

Courtney Shah, career statistics:
104 correct, 14 incorrect
7/12 on rebound attempts (on 22 rebound opportunities)
28.02% in first on buzzer (95/339)
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,567

Mark Lucas, career statistics:
22 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400

Rebecca Gould, career statistics:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,800

Courtney Shah, to win:
7 games: 31.508%
8: 9.928%
9: 3.128%
10: 0.986%
11: 0.311%
Avg. streak: 6.460 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s hosting stint, $114,958 has been donated to Odyssey Atlanta. $2,027,919 has been donated in total through all hosts

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 5, 2021"

  1. Not the next Janes Holzhaeur but it us ni e to see a champion who can last.

  2. I’m hoping that Courtney wins tomorrow and makes it to $100 grand.

  3. The one type of contestant I can see ending Courtney’s streak: Someone with a relatively high “in first on buzzer” percentage and who finds the Daily Doubles, betting aggressively and getting them right. Mark was Courtney’s greatest threat so far during her streak; had his DDs gone better for him, he likely would have become the new champion.

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | July 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm |

    Courtney is becoming a legend! None of her wins are particularly convincing but she always finds a way!

    • Yes. Show of hands. When Courtney came from third place in FJ to win her first game, did anybody think that a week later she would be at six wins and still going. Looking forward to seeing what she does in the next game.

  5. Thomas Gazdayka | July 5, 2021 at 10:23 pm |

    I’m very happy that Courtney has won a 6th game. Perhaps she’ll make it to Friday!!!

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