Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Cities) for Thursday, June 30, 2022 (Season 38, Game 209):
This U.S. city now has 10 times the population of the other U.S. city for which it was named in 1845
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Hoa Quach, a portfolio manager from Naperville, Illinois
|Dave Bzdak, a philosophy professor from Syracuse, New York
|Halley Ryherd, a real estate attorney from Waukee, Iowa (1-day total: $5,999)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Halley Ryherd, who has brought vibrant colors to the Jeopardy! set for her wardrobe—yesterday’s preview showed what looks like a lovely mango-colored top today—won yesterday’s game after another Triple Stumper Final Jeopardy. Today, she faces Syracuse’s Dave Bzdak and the Chicagoland area’s Hoa Quach.
On a more personal note: For the past two and a half years, I have often raised money for the MS Society of Canada through their “Gamers vs. MS” program. This July, Gamers vs. MS is running a month-long fundraising campaign called “Boss Battles.” In an attempt to raise $25,000, the Gamers vs. MS team has designed a “fundraising adventure” to defeat eight evil bosses. (Much like a Mario game might have eight bosses to defeat.) You can get more information about the program at https://www.gamersvsms.ca/bossbattles.
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Correct response: What is Portland, Oregon?
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Portland, Oregon was founded in the 1840s when William Overton and Asa Lovejoy claimed land on the west bank of the Willamette River in Oregon. By 1845, Overton had sold his share in the town to Francis Pettygrove. Pettygrove and Lovejoy then flipped a coin to determine the name of the new town; Pettygrove won, naming Portland after his hometown of Portland, Maine; had Lovejoy won, it would have been named Boston, for Boston, Massachusetts. The penny used for the coin toss is still on display at the Oregon Historical Society Museum.
(Categories: First Lady Firsts; “Stan” Countries; Journalism; One Letter Makes a Difference; I Won an Emmy for That Drama; Tales from the Unclaimed Baggage Center)
Early honors in today’s game went to Hoa, who picked up six correct responses over the first 15 clues! Meanwhile, Halley struggled with incorrect responses early on, picking up two. Coming out of the break, Halley still struggled, picking up only one more correct responses, whereas our two challengers were in a neck-and-neck battle. Hoa held the lead after 30 clues.
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Thanks for the Memoirs; Science Words; Kentuckian Entertainers; “Eat”; Drink; Be Merry)
Double Jeopardy! continued to belong to our two challengers, with them splitting the two Daily Doubles; Hoa for $2,500 and Dave for $2,000. Dave ended up picking up $2,000 on the final clue of Double Jeopardy! to take the lead! Scores going into Final were Dave at $15,000, Hoa at $13,900, and Halley at $7,200.
For the third day in a row, Final Jeopardy! was a triple stumper! At the end of it, Dave had the most money, so he’ll be back tomorrow to defend!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, June 30, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Halley $7,200 – $7,199 = $1 (What is New Yor)
Hoa $13,900 – $13,000 = $900 (What is San Francis)
Dave $15,000 – $13,000 = $2,000 (What is New York?) (1-day total: $2,000)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) “STAN” COUNTRIES $400 (clue #19)
Dave 1600 -600 (Halley 1600 Hoa 3000)
2) “EAT” $2000 (clue #6)
Hoa 7400 +2500 (Halley 2400 Dave 7400)
3) SCIENCE WORDS $2000 (clue #20, $12000 left on board)
Dave 11000 +2000 (Halley 5600 Hoa 10700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 14
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Dave $15,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Hoa $13,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Halley $7,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,200
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
Halley Ryherd, career statistics:
26 correct, 7 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (28/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600
Dave Bzdak, career statistics:
18 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Hoa Quach, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Dave Bzdak, to win:
2 games: 49.390%
Avg. streak: 1.976 games.
Hoa used her 6-year-old as a “ringer” at Star Wars trivia.
Dave received a Fulbright teaching fellowship.
Halley enjoys working with first-time home buyers.
- I felt for David a little bit on KENTUCKIAN ENTERTAINERS $1200; I answered “Griffiths” to an OQL UK question about D.W. Griffith two weeks ago and was rightfully judged incorrect.
- Link to the box score: June 30, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: David $15,000 Hoa $13,900 Halley $7,200)
Halley: If David bets to cover, he falls to $2,199. You’re in a tough spot here, as Hoa could bet small. If you think Hoa is going to bet small, then you may need to go all-in here in order to have any chance of finishing in front of her. (Actual bet: $7,199)
David: Standard cover bet over Hoa is $12,801. (Actual bet: $13,000)
Hoa: Bet at least $501 to cover Halley; I recommend betting no more than $1,698, though, just in case Halley chooses a small bet to win a Double Stumper with David. (Actual bet: $13,000)
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