Happy Tuesday! Today is David Faber’s second day as host; yesterday, $22,400 in total winnings was matched for the Robin Hood Foundation to alleviate poverty in New York City. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Asia) for Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (Season 37, Game 222):
This country became independent in 1946; in 1964 it officially switched its independence day from July 4 to June 12
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Harry Hannigan, a writer from Los Angeles, California
|Christina Leone, an operations assistant from East Hartford, Connecticut
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (9-day total: $310,400)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Even though he dropped $15,000 in Final Jeopardy!, Matt had another very dominating victory. His incorrect response per-game average is still over 4; that could prove to be his undoing. With just 24 correct today, though, Matt would pass the 300 correct response milestone on the show.
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Correct response: What is (the Republic of the) Philippines?
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Between the end of the Spanish-American War and shortly after World War II, the Philippines was an American territory (Spain ceded the land to the United States); thus, their “Independence Day” was celebrated on July 4. The U.S. completed granted independence to the Philippines in 1946; in 1964, June 12 was selected as the country’s Independence Day, in recognition of Emilio Aguinaldo’s 1898 Declaration of Independence.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Harry $7,200 – $7,200 = $0 (What is Japan?)
Christina $9,600 + $9,600 = $19,200 (What are the Philippines?)
Matt $36,000 + $16,000 = $52,000 (What is Philippines?) (10-day total: $362,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) RELIGION $600 (clue #10)
Christina 3600 +3600 (Matt 3600 Harry 1000)
2) LITERARY TITLE CHARACTERS $1200 (clue #6)
Harry 2400 +2400 (Matt 9400 Christina 10400)
3) AUSTRALIAN HISTORY $1200 (clue #9, $22800 left on board)
Matt 13000 +13000 (Christina 10400 Harry 4800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 300
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 209 (0.94 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Matt $24,200 Coryat, 31 correct, 2 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Christina $6,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Harry $6,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
308 correct, 39 incorrect
12/16 on rebound attempts (on 37 rebound opportunities)
53.67% in first on buzzer (300/559)
18/21 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $70,600)
7/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,300
Christina Leone, career statistics:
16 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600
Harry Hannigan, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000
Matt Amodio, to win:
11 games: 88.965%
Avg. streak: 18.062 games.
- $77,200 has been donated thus far to the Robin Hood Foundation; $2,737,826 has been donated on behalf of all hosts.
- Even had Matt missed the final Daily Double, he still would have scored enough over the final 21 clues to retake the lead going info Final Jeopardy.
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