Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (Quarterfinal #4):
|Joey Kornman, a junior at Brandeis University
|Mitch Macek, a sophomore at Villanova University
|Yejun Kim, a senior at Northwestern University
This is currently a placeholder post which will be updated with Final Jeopardy! information and a game recap once it is known. If this isn’t the game you’re looking for, you can find the recap to today’s syndicated game here, and the recap for Quarterfinal #3 here.
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: In this quarterfinal, Yajun (Northwestern), Mitch (Villanova), and Joey (Brandeis) look to become the 4th of 12 semifinalists.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this format, and I can’t honestly come up with anything better than what the show is currently using within the taping & episode constraints that they’ve been given. (A lot of better formats exist, but they would require more/fewer episodes—impossible once ABC asked for 9—or impossible sequesters—any episodes requiring sequestered contestants need to be taped on the same day, which makes wild cards a non-starter in larger formats.) A lot of the problems were caused by Mike Richards backing things into a corner with his preferred team format, a format that was rightfully scrapped when he was fired in August.
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Final Jeopardy! category: 20th Century Leaders
He’s called “A flame of inspiration in freedom’s darkest hour” in the proclamation making him an honorary U.S. citizen
Correct response: Who is Winston Churchill?
Looking to find out who won this Jeopardy! National College Championship match? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Yejun $6,000 + $0 = $6,000 (Who is Churchill?)
Mitch $8,600 – $8,600 = $0 (Who is Nelson Mandela?)
Joey $16,400 + $801 = $17,201 (Who is Winston Churchill) (Semi-Finalist)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Daily Double locations:
1) THE ELEMENTS $800 (clue #8)
Mitch 800 +1000 (Yejun 0 Joey 1800)
2) PREFIXES $1600 (clue #3)
Joey 6400 -3000 (Yejun 3200 Mitch 4600)
3) ART APPRECIATION $1600 (clue #24, $5200 left on board)
Joey 11800 +3000 (Yejun 4400 Mitch 8600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 79
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Joey $18,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Yejun $6,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Mitch $8,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Yejun Kim, career statistics:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000
Mitch Macek, career statistics:
11 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400
Joey Kornman, career statistics:
25 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000
Joey is a big fan of vexillology—his favorite flag is Antigua’s.
Mitch has had a longstanding iced tea feud with his roommate.
Yejun started watching Jeopardy! with her roommate.
- Rules note: Mitch was asked to clarify his first Daily Double bet because “True Daily Double” and “All-In” are two different numbers when you have less than $1000.
- Also, for those who aren’t as aware about Jeopardy! math: to go from incorrect to correct, you need to double the value of the clue. That was why Joey was refunded $4,000 after a $2,000 clue.
Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 2 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin
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