Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Friday, February 18, 2022 (Semifinal #4)

Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Friday, February 18, 2022 (Semifinal #4):

Today’s contestants:

Megan Sullivan, a junior at University of Virginia
Megan Sullivan on Jeopardy!
Jaskaran Singh, a senior at University of Texas
Jaskaran Singh on Jeopardy!
Joey Kornman, a junior at Brandeis University
Joey Kornman on Jeopardy!

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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Both Joey (75%) and Jaskaran (70%) were extremely strong on the signalling device in their respective quarterfinal. Our three players combined for 13 incorrect responses in the main game in their respective quarterfinals, though—that may keep the scores down. I’d expect to see Joe and Jaskaran dominate most of the proceedings, but you never know. A lot can change between a quarterfinal and a semifinal.

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Correct response: Who is Lady Chatterley?

Looking to find out who won this Jeopardy! National College Championship match? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Megan $14,000
Jaskaran $12,200
Joey $9,200

Tonight’s results:
Joey $9,200 – $9,200 = $0 (Who is Madame Bovary?)
Jaskaran $12,200 + $12,200 = $24,400 (Who is Lady Chatterley?) (Winner)
Megan $14,000 – $10,401 = $3,599 (Who is Daisy Buchanan Madame Bovary?)

Semifinal standings:
1. Jaskaran Singh, $24,400
2. Liz Feltner, $22,000
3. Raymond Goslow, $20,799
4. Isaac Applebaum, $18,801

Jaskaran Singh, today's Jeopardy! National College Championship winner (for semifinal #4 on February 18, 2022).

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jaskaran $5,400
Joey $4,800
Megan $2,600

Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD HISTORY $1000 (clue #2)
Jaskaran 800 +1000 (Joey 0 Megan 0)
2) VERBS $1600 (clue #8)
Megan 3800 +3800 (Joey 4800 Jaskaran 7800)
3) SCIENCE FACT $1200 (clue #19, $11200 left on board)
Joey 10000 -4000 (Jaskaran 9000 Megan 13200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 160

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Jaskaran $12,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Megan $11,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Joey $13,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,200
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000

Joey Kornman, career statistics:
40 correct, 7 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
32.46% in first on buzzer (37/114)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600

Jaskaran Singh, career statistics:
47 correct, 6 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (48/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,800

Megan Sullivan, career statistics:
36 correct, 10 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
35.96% in first on buzzer (41/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,600

Today’s interviews:
Megan speaks Latin.
Jaskaran learned Russian at UT-Austin.
Joey has a professor that taught both ancient technology and ancient cults.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Congratulations to Raymond, Liz, and Jaskaran—I’m very much looking forward to the final!
  • Isaac will also be returning for the Second Chance Tournament just prior to the Tournament of Champions.

Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 8 Box Score

Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin

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8 Comments on "Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Friday, February 18, 2022 (Semifinal #4)"

  1. Some very nice matches this week. I hope the final is just as good.

  2. I am confused by the lack of consistency on whether to ask to BMS. Asking Jaskaran to specify John vs. Hank Green seems inconsistent with the decision to just accept “Gershwin” in the other game, and also seems inconsistent with such lenient rulings in recent regular play.

    • I feel the same. Fortunately, in this case at least, it wouldn’t have changed the outcome.

    • I think it has to do with how unique the name is within the category. Brothers Hank Green and John Green work together on so many things that the facts on the board [which I do not recall] would have had to be very specific for the correct response/question to be Hank Green and NOT John Green, so I guess it WAS that specific. However, of the Gershwin brothers, Ira was the famous lyricist and George the famous composer, so presumably for a much less common last name than Green, just Gershwin was enough.

      I am also guessing that just surnames are more likely acceptable for historical figures than contemporary figures.

      However, had it affected the game outcome for either [the one deemed insufficient or the one deemed sufficient] Jaskaran should have protested the former or one of the other two contestants in the other game should have protested the latter.

      • That makes sense, though it wouldn’t explain accepting “Manning” for a question on NFL quarterbacks in a recent game. This does at least tamp down on speculation from some that the show has eliminated all “be more specific” requests.

  3. Michael Johnston | February 19, 2022 at 12:07 pm |

    Oh well, only 1/3 today. Looking forward to the Finals next week!

  4. I wonder if Jaskaran’s acquaintances will give him a hard time about getting that particular FJ right. (All the more incentive to win the whole thing!)

  5. After the “Berry/Barry” incident from last season, I’m surprised that clue about Mary Berry got approved. If they say the first set of names aren’t pronounced the same, referencing that the second set rhymes reeks of inconsistency.

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