Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category USA) for Friday, May 6, 2022 (Season 38, Game 170):
These 2 mayors gave their names to a facility built on the site of an old racetrack owned by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Danielle Maurer, a digital marketing manager from Peachtree Corners, Georgia
|Betsy Hobbs, a senior operations manager originally from Thornton, Illinois
|Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (23-day total: $560,983)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Mattea Roach has moved to 23 victories after her dramatic come-from-behind victory in yesterday’s game. Betsy Hobbs and Danielle Maurer hope to end that streak today. A couple of statistical or housekeeping notes: A player with at least 10 wins has never lost on a Friday, and whoever wins today gets to meet Mayim Bialik (again in Mattrea’s case), as Mayim will be hosting next week’s games.
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Correct response: Who are (William B.) Hartsfield & (Maynard) Jackson?
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Things can work both ways! On Tuesday, champion Mattea got a Final Jeopardy! clue about O Canada; today, challenger Danielle gets a Final Jeopardy! about her home airport. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport began its life as Candler Field in the 1920s; the Coca-Cola tycoon owned an abandoned auto racetrack on the site; it was then renamed Atlanta Municipal Airport in 1942 and William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Airport in 1971, after the recently deceased former mayor. Another deceased mayor, Maynard Jackson, had his name appended to the airport’s name in 2003.
As I mentioned yesterday, the website issues that the Jeopardy! website had in early April conclude today, with today’s Final Jeopardy! showing up as the New York Times Clue of the Day on April 6 instead of May 6; once again, I assume that a website operator accidentally typoed a month in the date, with there being two April 6 clues (and only one running) on the website and none for May 6. The same issue happened yesterday.
Jeopardy! Round categories: Modern Royalty; Ethnic Groups; Padding the Show; International Computer Glossary; 2 First Names?; New to the OED
Mattea got off to a very strong start today, picking up 11 correct before the interviews! However, it was Danielle who got to the Daily Double after the break; she doubled up to cut well into Mattea’s advantage after Single Jeopardy, but Mattea still held the lead!
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: World Geography; Historical Fiction; Protestants; Our Brand’s On That; 4 “N”; Affairs
The Daily Doubles got split again in this round—Mattea went conservative, betting only $3,000 on hers, whereas Danielle went more aggressive, picking up $5,000 on hers on a response that started just before the buzzer! This means that Mattea didn’t have a runaway today! Scores going into Final were Mattea at $19,200, with Danielle at $11,400 and Betsy just out of contention at $7,400.
In Final, Atlanta native Danielle got Final, and that was enough for her to take victory—by a single dollar! Mattea will be back in November for the Tournament of Champions, and Danielle will be meeting Mayim Bialik on Monday!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, May 6, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Betsy $7,400 – $7,000 = $400 (Who are Mavory & Jorbles)
Danielle $11,400 + $4,200 = $15,600 (Who are Hartsfield + Jackson?) (1-day total: $15,600)
Mattea $19,200 – $3,601 = $15,599 (Who are Churchill and Downs? idk)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER GLOSSARY $600 (clue #28)
Danielle 2800 +2800 (Mattea 8000 Betsy 200)
2) WORLD GEOGRAPHY $1600 (clue #6)
Mattea 10600 +3000 (Betsy 200 Danielle 5200)
3) 4 “N” $2000 (clue #20, $12400 left on board)
Danielle 7200 +5000 (Mattea 17600 Betsy 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 198
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 67 (0.39 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Danielle $6,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Mattea $17,800 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Betsy $7,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 4 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,400
Lach Trash: $14,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000
Mattea Roach, career statistics:
661 correct, 63 incorrect
33/39 on rebound attempts (on 93 rebound opportunities)
46.02% in first on buzzer (625/1358)
29/36 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $57,200)
17/24 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,275
Betsy Hobbs, career statistics:
9 correct, 5 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400
Danielle Maurer, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200
Danielle Maurer, to win:
2 games: 38.792%
Avg. streak: 1.634 games.
Danielle is the author of two high fantasy novels.
Betsy works for a company that makes greeting cards.
Mattea’s third grade teacher named their first-born Mattea.
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Mattea $19,200 Danielle $11,400 Betsy $7,400)
Mattea: Standard cover bet today is $3,601.
Betsy: You can’t win unless Mattea overbets; the more money you have, though, the better your chances of a miracle!
Danielle: You need to get to at least $15,600; your minimum bet today is $4,200. You can bet up to everything, though, in order to maximize your potential winnings.
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