Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American History) for Wednesday, June 8, 2022 (Season 38, Game 193):
A participant in this 1773 event recalled, “Some of our numbers jumped into the hold …I never labored harder in my life”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Tessa Matsuzaki, a graphic designer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Maggie Sharpe, a high school math teacher from Los Angeles, California
|Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota (2-day total: $40,001)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Eric Ahasic, the Minneapolis meteorologist—whose occupation, as noticed by some eagle-eyed viewers and commenters here, is listed on the Jeopardy! website as “meterologist”—has now won twice after defeating 16-day champion Ryan Long. One of tonight’s challengers is another Canadian! Vancouver’s Tessa Matsuzaki enters the Alex Trebek Studio today to attempt to become Jeopardy! champion. L.A. high school math teacher Maggie Sharpe will do battle today from the middle lectern.
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Correct response: What is the Boston Tea Party?
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The 1773 Boston Tea Party is one of the most famous events in American history; upset that the British were trying to force British East India Company tea on the American colonies and implicitly accepting a tax on that tea, a resistance was formed and an entire shipment of tea was dumped into Boston Harbor by the protesters on December 16, 1773. This act raised tensions between Great Britain and the colonies and was a major precipitating event of the American Revolution.
Jeopardy! Round categories: French Kings Named Louis; Recent Slang; Put it on What?; Alliterative Sports No-No’s; Laurel; Canyon
The early part of this game belonged to Eric, who picked up 6 correct over the first 15 clues—including a True Daily Double. Unfortunately for Tessa, she got beaten in on the signalling device on a clue about British Columbia. At least we can credit Maggie for knowing her Canada! Coming out of the break, both Eric and Tessa played well, with Eric holding a small advantage after 30 clues.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Fictional Places; Around the World; 5-Letters, Ends in “O”; Elements & Their Uses; Stories of the Saints; Laurel Canyon
For the 10th time this season in regular play, the Daily Doubles were uncovered on back-to-back clues! Today saw Eric find them both on clues 11 and 12, and saw his score go from $13,000 to a commanding $25,000! From there, Tessa played a very technically sound game, even taking the required wild guess on a $2,000 clue #30, which was her only chance of winning. Unfortunately, she wasn’t correct on Clue 30, which cemented Eric’s runaway. Scores going into Final were Eric at $30,600 to Tessa at $11,800 and Maggie at $3,600.
In Final, Eric and Tessa were correct (with Maggie probably overthinking the clue.) Eric added $5,000 to become a 3-day champion! He’ll go for win #4 tomorrow!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Maggie $3,600 – $3,599 = $1 (What is the taking of Amistad?)
Tessa $11,800 + $4,599 = $16,399 (What is the Boston Tea Party?)
Eric $30,600 + $5,000 = $35,600 (What is the Boston Tea Party) (3-day total: $75,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) FRENCH KINGS NAMED LOUIS $600 (clue #7)
Eric 2000 +2000 (Maggie 400 Tessa 600)
2) ELEMENTS & THEIR USES $1200 (clue #11)
Eric 13000 +7000 (Maggie 800 Tessa 8200)
3) STORIES OF THE SAINTS $1200 (clue #12, $21600 left on board)
Eric 20000 +5000 (Maggie 800 Tessa 8200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 179
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 78 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Eric $19,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Tessa $11,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Maggie $3,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Eric Ahasic, career statistics:
75 correct, 9 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
39.77% in first on buzzer (68/171)
6/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,200)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,267
Maggie Sharpe, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,600
Tessa Matsuzaki, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Eric Ahasic, to win:
4 games: 72.457%
Avg. streak: 5.631 games.
Tessa is also a volunteer puppy raiser.
Maggie teaches AP and pre-calculus.
Eric lives in a neighborhood with a walking cat tour.
- Link to the box score: June 8, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Eric $30,600 Tessa $11,800 Maggie $3,600)
Eric: Bet between $0 and $6,999 and enjoy win #3! (Actual bet: $5,000)
Maggie: Not much you can do today—bet whatever you like! (Actual bet: $3,599)
Tessa: You can guarantee second place today if you bet between $0 and $4,599. (Actual bet: $4,599)
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