Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category British History) for Monday, June 20, 2022 (Season 38, Game 201):
From the Greek for “alone”, it was nixed by Parliamant in 1649 after being deemed “unnecessary, burdensome & dangerous”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Tory Leviton, a musician & teacher from Englewood, Colorado
|Ketty Pan, a head of new product development from Henderson, Nevada
|Megan Wachspress, an attorney from Berkeley, California (4-day total: $51,601)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: In a finish that a lot of fans deeply disagreed with (in spite of the judges 100% having made the correct call), Megan Wachspress won her 4th game on Friday, after Sadie Goldberger was correctly deemed not to have completed her Final Jeopardy! response in time. Today’s challengers are Colorado’s Tory Leviton and Nevada’s Ketty Pan.
Circling back to Friday: A large number of fans felt that Sadie’s response “looked like” the correct response. This reaction is simply because the viewers at home were already very aware of what the expected response was, and knowing what to expect would have clouded their judgement. The control room can watch the responses as they are being written, and could very easily see that Sadie was unable to complete writing the “N” of Tubman. (This also explains why other complete-but-less-legible responses, brought out as “evidence” over the weekend, were accepted—the judges saw evidence of each letter being written.) Had the judges chosen to accept Sadie’s response with an incomplete N, it would have essentially given Sadie more than the alloted 30 seconds to complete her response—a situation which would have been unfair to Megan and Molly.
Does the technology need to be changed? Possibly—though even providing the contestants with a keyboard instead of a light pen isn’t a completely bulletproof plan, as many former contestants pointed out when I floated the idea on Twitter on Saturday. I will say, though, as computers (and keyboards) have been more ubiquitous in society, it’s certainly a change worth investigating. (After all, with how the audition process is now, there is no point whatsoever where handwriting is ever required—all of the requisite contestant tests now take place with a keyboard.)
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Correct response: What is the monarchy?
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In 1649, following the execution of Charles I, the Rump Parliament declared “England to be a Commonwealth”, with power invested in Parliament and a Council of State. After the dissolution of the Rump Parliament, Oliver Cromwell was named Lord Protector; he served until his own death, and his son also served as Lord Protector for a brief period.
The British monarchy was restored in 1660; the “republic” period from 1649 to 1660 was officially deemed never to have occurred. However, the “absolute monarchy” which occurred before 1649 eventually turned into the “constitutional monarchy” which forms the political systems of both Britain and many of its former colonies today.
I personally think that today’s Final Jeopardy! is tough but gettable—focusing on 1649 and the “alone” = “mon-” should hopefully be enough to get a contestant there.
Jeopardy! Round categories: Washington Slipped Here; Air Travel; One Small Step for Ham; Horse Idioms; Chemical Compounds, Commonly; Mashed Up TV Shows
Ketty jumped out to a very strong start punctuated by a True Daily Double on clue #6; Tory came back strong as well to tie for the lead after 15 clues! After the interviews, Megan picked up 8 correct responses on her own and after a judges’ reversal, held the lead after the Jeopardy! round.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Belgians; Grammy-Winning Songs; Old Names on the Map; Sadjectives; Plays & Playwrights; The Zodiac Sign…
For the first 24 clues of Double Jeopardy, we had a very competitive 3-way battle. Then, on clue #25, Ketty found the first Daily Double. At that point, Ketty made 100% the correct play and went very aggressive. Unfortunately, she was unable to come up with the correct response. Three clues later, still with control of the board, Ketty also got the final Daily Double incorrect. Tory got clue #30 in order to hold a very slim lead going into Final, but the scores were close enough at the front such that Ketty might still win this game! Tory led at $10,200, Megan had $10,000, and Ketty had $200.
Final Jeopardy! today was a Triple Stumper, and that worked out best for Megan! She kept Ketty locked out and Tory bet to cover—Megan won with just $401, but a win’s a win, and Megan’s now a 5-day champion! She goes for win #6 tomorrow!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, June 20, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Ketty $200 – $0 = $200 (What is ?)
Megan $10,000 – $9,599 = $401 (What is the crown?) (5-day total: $52,002)
Tory $10,200 – $10,000 = $200 (What is solo)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WASHINGTON SLIPPED HERE $600 (clue #6)
Ketty 1200 +1200 (Megan 400 Tory 200)
2) THE ZODIAC SIGN… $2000 (clue #25)
Ketty 12200 -8800 (Megan 10400 Tory 9800)
3) SADJECTIVES $2000 (clue #28, $800 left on board)
Ketty 1800 -2000 (Megan 10400 Tory 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -72
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 79 (0.39 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Megan $10,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Tory $10,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Ketty $10,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 7 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,600
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,600
Megan Wachspress, career statistics:
80 correct, 20 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 23 rebound opportunities)
30.99% in first on buzzer (88/284)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,040
Ketty Pan, career statistics:
18 correct, 8 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$9,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400
Tory Leviton, career statistics:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200
Megan Wachspress, to win:
6 games: 29.741%
Avg. streak: 5.423 games.
Tory has visited 50 countries and 47 U.S. states.
Ketty attempted to get out of the cage when swimming with sharks.
Megan has a Ph.D in jurisprudence and did a dissertation on piracy.
- Is it “champing at the bit”, or “chomping at the bit”? Both are acceptable.
- Megan has broken a record, previously set by Donald Burgo in April 1986, for the lowest 5-day total in the history of the syndicated version of the show. (Burgo won $26,180 when the dollar values were half of what they are today; that translates to $52,360—$358 more than what Megan has won.)
- Megan’s betting strategy has won her multiple games; one should be reminded of the well-known quote, “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”; Megan has certainly made her own luck—her preparation and learning about betting strategy has certainly helped her win five games; for this, she is 100% absolutely a deserving five-game champion.
- Link to the box score: June 20, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Tory $10,200 Megan $10,000 Ketty $200)
Megan: Bet between $401 (defending against Tory’s low-bet range) and $9,599 and you’ll guarantee at least second place. (Actual bet: $9,599)
Ketty: If Tory bets to cover and is wrong, he falls to $399. Bet everything and give yourself the best chance to win. (Actual bet: $0)
Tory: Standard cover bet today is $9,801. You should probably stick to that in order to force Ketty to go all-in to pass you. (Actual bet: $10,000)
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