Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, January 6, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Buildings) for Thursday, January 6, 2022 (Season 38, Game 84):

Begun in the 1070s with stone from Caen, it was meant to dominate both a skyline & the hearts & minds of a conquered populace

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Geoff Hoppe, a delivery driver from Fairfax, Virginia
Geoff Hoppe on Jeopardy!
Terry Wolfisch Cole, a professional storyteller from West Simsbury, Connecticut
Terry Wolfisch Cole on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (26-day total: $950,000)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: The question on everybody’s mind: Will today be the day that Amy Schneider breaks the $1 million mark? She needs to win $50,000 today to do it. I’m sure that Geoff or Terry would much prefer to be a giant killer, though!

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Correct response: What is the Tower of London?

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After conquering England in 1066, William the Conqueror, who had invaded from Normandy, had difficulties subjugating the newly-conquered realm. Land from the English had been forcibly taken and given to the new ruling class—mostly friends of William—and the Tower of London, an imposing structure for the day at three stories, was built as a symbol of the English ruling class. Controlling the Tower of London in the centuries since has been seen as symbolic of controlling the country. (Interestingly, today I learned that Caen is a French location, found in Normandy—while Caen is definitely Celtic, I had forgotten that Normandy had Celtic influence. Not that this had any effect on getting the clue correct, at least for me.)

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Scores going into Final:
Amy $25,400
Terry $13,400
Geoff $11,600

Tonight’s results:
Geoff $11,600 + $11,600 = $23,200 (What is the Tower of London)
Terry $13,400 – $10,600 = $2,800 (What is Buckingham Palace)
Amy $25,400 + $2,000 = $27,400 (What is the Tower of London?) (27-day total: $977,400)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 6, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Geoff $5,600
Amy $5,400
Terry $4,200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) ANNIVERSARIES $800 (clue #13)
Amy 4200 -2000 (Terry 1600 Geoff 3800)
2) RELIGION $2000 (clue #14)
Amy 17000 +4000 (Terry 9400 Geoff 7600)
3) THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE $2000 (clue #18, $9200 left on board)
Amy 20600 +2000 (Terry 11000 Geoff 8800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -14

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 11 (0.13 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Amy $25,400 Coryat, 29 correct, 3 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer (29/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Geoff $11,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Terry $13,400 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: $50,400
Lach Trash: $400 (on 1 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
857 correct, 50 incorrect
40/45 on rebound attempts (on 93 rebound opportunities)
51.27% in first on buzzer (787/1535)
41/48 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $129,600)
22/27 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,681

Terry Wolfisch Cole, 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: $13,400

Geoff Hoppe, career statistics:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600

Amy Schneider, to win:
28 games: 89.704%
29: 83.279%
30: 71.537%
31: 62.905%
32: 56.436%
Avg. streak: 34.870 games.

Today’s interviews:
Geoff has a nonverbal learning disability.
Terry takes experiences that happen to her and turns them into stories.
Amy almost qualified for the National Spelling Bee when she was younger.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today was the first game with a greater than $50,000 Combined Coryat since October 8, and only the 21st in regular play since 2004.
  • I thought that Ken’s comments today regarding the game not being a runaway—and giving the exact margin—were a bridge too far.

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21 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, January 6, 2022"

  1. It looks like the clown that keeps copying your write ups has stopped for now, so that’s nice.

  2. Are you planning to update your statistical comparison between Jennings, Holzhauer and Amodio to include Amy?

  3. Tower of London was my guess as it is a most wonder for all to enjoy. And another win for amy otday and she was close to defeat, but overall I guess she still has a chance to get to a million tomorrow if at all possible. She had good strong opponents today.

    • do you consider any competitive game that isn’t a total lock/runaway to be “close to defeat”?

  4. “I thought that Ken’s comments today regarding the game not being a runaway—and giving the exact margin—were a bridge too far.”

    — Andy, can you please clarify these comments? I know you’ve mentioned in the past that the contestants were prompted about wagers/pronouns prior to the Final Jeopardy! answer… I’m wondering why it was inappropriate to specify that it was not a runaway to the audience, when it should be obvious to the contestants that it is not, privately?

    I understand that it wasn’t conventional; however, given past remarks, perhaps this is not the most egregious of asides?

    • Contestants are ostensibly supposed to figure out wagers on their own, and it makes it a lot easier for a leader if the host says “If only you had $1,801 more” (paraphrased).

      • That’s what I thought you meant and I agree.

        However, I have been watching for MANY years and I have vague memories of Alex having said something similar a few times, though I think maybe only when it was something simple and obvious like $1,000 exactly. (I guess in that circumstance it would seem so obvious, why say it, but I feel like it had the tinge of “isn’t that interesting” rather than some sort of revelation — just “interesting” like noting that exactly $500 separates each contestant or perhaps noting that the champion’s total going into FJ is exactly the same as it had been the day before.)

      • I see- pardon my ignorance here – but doesn’t the contestant see the amount? and given that contestants are presented with all information prior to wagering, do you think it’s better for the audience to know expressly the amount they were off?

        It just seems to me that it was more of a softening of semantics rather than an oversight, the way Ms. Bialik has omitted saying they can bet up to the top clue on the board.

  5. Brad (not Rutter) | January 6, 2022 at 5:04 pm |

    One of the reasons I like Ken is he injects some personality. Makes the game a bit more interesting. For Amy, this was a big win. Two good challengers and escaping a non runaway.

  6. Diana Miller | January 6, 2022 at 6:07 pm |

    The Tower of London is where the crown jewels are held. I went there with my family when I was 16 and stared at the queen’s crown just a bit too long and when I came out of the room, my entire family didn’t bother to wait for me and had moseyed off. I was lost at the Tower of London! I must’ve circled the place like 10 times trying to find them (clearly they weren’t looking for me). There was nine of us and I held up a bus tour we were on because no one was looking for me. That was 23 years ago, so I was eventually found.

    • “… that was 25 years ago, and I’m still wandering the halls aimlessly to this very day”

  7. Yakov Baylis | January 6, 2022 at 7:16 pm |

    I liked Ken’s specifying the margin. Usually Amy wagers 4k. Since Amy’s last wager was 2k it shows that had Any wagered 4k as usual it would have been a runaway. The only mistake I saw is that Ken said all the contestants had a chance. Unfortunately for Geoff that was not correct. Geoff wagered everything in final and got it right. Amy wagered enough with a correct response to guarantee the victory however she risked a small enough amount that with an incorrect response Geoff could not top her score.

  8. Ginny McShane | January 6, 2022 at 10:45 pm |

    Ken Jennings was off on his hosting etiquete tonight. I felt that his remarks were a bit off regarding his take on scores getting close to Amy. His ” off the cuff” remarks about the stress of players getting close to Amy’s score was uncalled for, imho.

  9. I didn’t catch the show last night — so I’ll ask.

    Did Ken give that information BEFORE the commercial for Final or after?

    To me, that’s a very important distinction.

    • The information was given before the commercial for Final (I wouldn’t have mentioned it otherwise.)

      • OOF!

        That’s almost legally actionable.

        That is a straight-out NO-NO. Say that AFTER the commercial.

        • I’d hardly consider it “legally actionable” just to mention the score difference. It isn’t like it is some sort of secret information, or that it requires complex math to figure out.

  10. Sandra Yaun | January 7, 2022 at 6:33 pm |

    What is a non verbal learning disability,Geoff played an outstanding ge

  11. Jeopardy Jackie | January 9, 2022 at 3:32 pm |

    Technically, isn’t the correct answer “The White Tower”?

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