Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category History of the 19-Teens) for Friday, September 24, 2021 (Season 38, Game 10):
Saying he ignored warnings of enemy vessels, the British Admiralty sought to blame William Turner, this ship’s last captain in 1915
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Rebecca Fox, an administrative assistant from Pasadena, California
|Troy Pozirekides, a written communications specialist from Santa Monica, California
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (27-day total: $955,201)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt Amodio comes into today needing $44,799 to surpass the $1 million mark. I’d be surprised if he got there today; this seems to have been a more tiring week for him. Friday is also Matt’s weakest day of the week.
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Correct response: What is the (RMS) Lusitania?
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The Cunard ship RMS Lusitania was travelling from New York to England when it was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland. Knowing that merchant ships had been sunk in the area, the Admiralty had warned captain William Turner to take an unpredictable course; however, Turner ignored the advice and was sunk on May 7, 1915. Nearly 1,200 people drowned. Turner, incredibly, did not go down with the ship. Moreover, Turner helmed the SS Ivernia which was also sunk by a U-Boat in 1917 (Turner did not go down with the Ivernia either.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Rebecca -$4,000 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Troy $7,200 + $7,200 = $14,400 (What is the Luisitania?)
Matt $31,800 + $17,000 = $48,800 (What is Lusitania
Titanic?) (28-day total: $1,004,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GET-TOGETHERS $1000 (clue #5)
Matt 3800 -3800 (Troy 0 Rebecca 0)
2) NOVELS BY QUOTE $1600 (clue #1)
Rebecca 400 -2000 (Matt 6600 Troy 5600)
3) NOTABLE ASIAN AMERICANS $1200 (clue #8, $23600 left on board)
Matt 12600 +6000 (Troy 4000 Rebecca -3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -152
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Matt $30,800 Coryat, 38 correct, 2 incorrect, 66.67% in first on buzzer (38/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Troy $7,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Rebecca -$2,000 Coryat, 2 correct, 3 incorrect, 5.26% in first on buzzer (3/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $8,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
899 correct, 90 incorrect
46/53 on rebound attempts (on 100 rebound opportunities)
53.41% in first on buzzer (845/1582)
53/62 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $201,000)
20/28 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,864
Troy Pozirekides, career statistics:
13 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,200
Rebecca Fox, career statistics:
2 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
5.26% in first on buzzer (3/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$2,000
Matt Amodio, to win:
29 games: 93.138%
Avg streak: 39.750 games.
- Mayim clearly explained why the judges accepted Troy’s misspelling of Lusitania. (the “ui” can be pronounced like in “cruise”.)
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