Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, February 10, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century People) for Thursday, February 10, 2022 (Season 38, Game 109):

In 1946 she was aboard a train to Darjeeling when she heard what she later described as “the call within a call”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Nick Heise, a technical services engineer from Madison, Wisconsin
Nick Heise on Jeopardy!
Kelsey Davison, a program manager from Seattle, Washington
Kelsey Davison on Jeopardy!
Lawrence Long, a nursing student & stay-at-home uncle from East Bend, North Carolina (3-day total: $74,792)
Lawrence Long on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Lawrence Long, after unseating a 3-day champion himself, has gone to win 3 games of his own. A 4th win is crucial for his Tournament of Champions chances. Lawrence has been a contestant that people on social media have been talking about, though—being introduced as a stay-at-home uncle will do that!

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Correct response: Who is Mother Teresa?

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Mother Teresa was a nun, teaching for the Sisters of Loreto, when on September 10, 1946, she claimed that Christ had spoken to her, telling her to abandon her teaching position to work in the slums of Calcutta. While it took over 15 months of lobbying in order to get permission to leave to pursue this calling, she finally received permission and began the work with what became known as the Missionaries of Charity. She was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work.

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

Scores going into Final:
Nick $13,000
Kelsey $12,800
Lawrence $8,600

Tonight’s results:
Lawrence $8,600 + $8,600 = $17,200 (Who is Mother Teresa?)
Kelsey $12,800 + $5,000 = $17,800 (Who is Mother Theresa?)
Nick $13,000 + $12,900 = $25,900 (Who is Mother Teresa?) (1-day total: $25,900)

Nick Heise, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 10, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lawrence $5,200
Nick $3,400
Kelsey $2,400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WAR $1000 (clue #9)
Lawrence 1800 -1800 (Kelsey 1800 Nick 1800)
2) RECENT BOOKS $800 (clue #17)
Lawrence 9200 -5000 (Kelsey 9600 Nick 10200)
3) FROM THE BRITISH ROYAL WEBSITE $1200 (clue #27, $4000 left on board)
Nick 11000 +2000 (Lawrence 8600 Kelsey 10800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -136

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 21 (0.19 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Nick $12,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Kelsey $12,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Lawrence $15,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200

Lawrence Long, career statistics:
77 correct, 13 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
32.00% in first on buzzer (72/225)
4/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,000

Kelsey Davison, career statistics:
20 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800

Nick Heise, career statistics:
16 correct, 0 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200

Nick Heise, to win:
2 games: 42.256%
3: 17.856%
4: 7.545%
5: 3.188%
6: 1.347%
Avg. streak: 1.732 games.

Today’s interviews:
Nick was in the marching band at Notre Dame.
Kelsey was proposed to by K-Pop band Infinite.
Lawrence was a sommelier at a restaurant with 600 types of wine.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • With regard to GIN / RUMMY $800, Kelsey changed her response to an incorrect one (“juniper”) before the ruling on her pronunciation of “sloe” to rhyme with “shoe”. This rule clearly works both ways; thus, I agree with the judges to rule her incorrect on that clue.

Link to the box score: February 10, 2022 Box Score

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, February 10, 2022"

  1. I’m finding the college championship…boring. Anyone agree? I was looking forward to several days of three exciting matches per day. Maybe after the prelims.

    • For the most part, there appears to be one outstanding contestant per game. And that’s not too exciting unless it’s the same contestant winning many consecutive games as we’ve seen a couple of times recently.

      And I’m only seeing two college matches per day. Am I missing something?

      • Two college plus one regular.

      • why is a runaway/lock game considered “exciting” if it is the same person doing it each time, while the same runaway/lock game by a new person isn’t?

        To me, a runaway/lock game is boring either way. (especially when one person dominates the whole game. Games that are competitive through most of DJ before just barely becoming locks at the end aren’t quite as bad)

    • The only excitement for me was that my husband’s high school football coach, Bob Reade, was one of the clues. He coached at Augustana and they won 4 Division III in a row. There was an entire class who never saw the football team lose a game.

      • I did grad work at Augustana so that was a no brainer for me too. It got a lot of Augie grads calling each other last night.

      • Living in Albany, NY, I remember the 1983 Stagg Bowl that had Union College from Schenectady losing to Augustana. Union’s coach, Al Bagnoli, later coached Penn in the Ivy League.

    • Michael Johnston | February 10, 2022 at 3:26 pm |

      I’ve been enjoying it shrug Two more games a day? Yes, please! 😀
      Too bad Lawrence dropped this one. Another win would’ve gone a long way to ensuring a position in the ToC. He’s in 14th place right now with a way to go, so we’ll see what happens.

  2. I find these college championship tournament most interesting. Bring it on. I will continue to watch. These young people are interesting to watch, even though they have less experience.

  3. Marty Cunningham | February 10, 2022 at 2:59 pm |

    Yes,I was intrigued by Michael Davies post today, about upcoming changes. Yes, a “second-chance” tournament sounds good, but how far back could or would they go (Personally, i would hope for at least four seasons, and barring that, how about a “seniors” tournament, too? They used to do those, years ago.
    College tournament has been good, but does seem very daunting based upon the size of the contestant base. And the writers have had to come up with almost an extra two weeks worth of clues versus the old format. For me it seems like there is a wider cross-section of students for this show; the super-aggressive, the shy, etc. Interesting, too, to see how the winners are being seeded for the semi-finals according to the bracket on the show’s website, and see if there may be an eventual pattern, like by conference or regional, and if those postings are also the podium order for the next round.
    I like what Michael Davies has been trying to do, pushing the comfort zone for some without changing the initial structure and integrity of the game. Liked reading his intro some months back, and did not realize the extensive background he had with the show, going back several decades and his work with Harry. He also did a solid job running “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and i think he is also involved with “The Chase” (which might explain why it sounds like the same music on both shows, and a few similar light cues, too).
    Wednesday night may have been the first time that i have ever come close to “trivia overload”, with the regular show at 6 here in Denver, then the College shows at 7, followed by 2 hours of “The Chase” – probably close to 300 questions for the night! Wow!

  4. The college matches are good but still I liked this one better. Also, Good play by all three players to get final despite the first two daily doubles not working in lawrence’s favor. Overall not a bad game! let’s see if Nick has what it takes to win 4 games.

  5. Michael Johnston | February 10, 2022 at 3:33 pm |

    I got this FJ based on the locale and time frame (I’ve never heard that “call within a call” quote before). Kind of nice to see accuracy rewarded in this game.

  6. If this college tournament had existed back when I was an undergrad, I would’ve jumped at the chance. $10K just for showing up? (If, and a big IF, you can make it through the screening process). Would’ve gone a long way toward my loans and/or getting established after graduating, not having to live with my parents for a while.

  7. I was surprised that Lawrence, a 3-time champ, made what could be considered a rookie mistake late in the game today. Near the end of DJ, with a DD still on the board, it didn’t make good strategic sense to go to the $400 clue in the British Royal category. The DD is not going to be there. Had he gone to the $800 clue, it would still have been a triple stumper, then he would have likely selected the $1,200 clue, which had the DD. If he had once again bet it all, and got it (which I think is likely from watching him play), he would have had a big lead with just a few clues left.

    • Douglas Krueger | February 10, 2022 at 9:08 pm |

      Also, on FJ, Nick bet properly, and Kelsey also bet to block Lawtence. It’s academic now since all 3 got the right answer. But wouldn’t the most probable way for Lawrence to win be the other two betting as they did and missing FJ and Lawrence betting around $100 to sneak in with 8500 to 8700?

      • Douglas Krueger | February 10, 2022 at 9:27 pm |

        Triple stumpers on FJ happen often, so Lawrence’s best bet is to stay with his 8600 and get that all important 4th win. Sure if he gets it right the 17,200 is nice but missing FJ (like the other two in a triple stumper) would cost him this all important win. But granted, figuring all this out in whatever amount of time is allocated during the commercial break to make one’s wager can also be daunting.

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