Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 1, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Geography) for Friday, July 1, 2022 (Season 38, Game 210):

Mont Bellevue de l’Inini is the highest point in this European possession largely covered by the Amazon rainforest

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Shayan Sadegh, a medical scribe from Potomac, Maryland
Shayan Sadegh on Jeopardy!
Eleanor Dixon, a freelance technical editor from Vero Beach, Florida
Eleanor Dixon on Jeopardy!
Dave Bzdak, a philosophy professor from Syracuse, New York (1-day total: $2,000)
Dave Bzdak on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Triple Stumpers in Final Jeopardy! have certainly kept the winnings down this week; yesterday’s winner Dave Bzdak won yesterday with just $2,000! But the more important thing is that the champion gets the opportunity to come back tomorrow to try to win more money; Dave will try to do that against Eleanor Dixon and Shayan Sadegh!

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Correct response: What is French Guiana?

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French Guiana is an overseas department of France located in South America, bordering Suriname and Brazil; the Guiana Space Centre is located there, which is the European Space Agency’s primary equatorial launch site. It is the only one of the five original Guyanas—French, Spanish (now part of Venezuela), Dutch (now Suriname), British (now Guyana), and Portuguese (now part of Brazil)—to still be held by its colonizing country.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: On A Holiday; U.S. Cities; Animals & The Law; Fruits & Vegetables in French; Game Plan; “X”s & “O”s)

Eleanor had the best time over the first 15 clues, picking up 6 correct responses; Dave had 2 incorrect, including the Daily Double, to set himself back. Coming out of the break, Eleanor had a couple of incorrect responses herself to keep her score down, but she did keep the lead.

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: One-Word Nonfiction Titles; Filmed in Georgia; It’s a Process; 20th Century Names; A Disaster of Biblical Proportions; Italian Loanwords)

Dave found the second Daily Double, and unfortunately missed his second wagering clue of the day. Then, Shayan went on a run of his own, jumping out into a lead! Eleanor then found Daily Double #3 and wagered the unusual amount of $2,018. She then got clue #30 for $2,000 to propel her into the lead going into Final! Scores going into Final were Eleanor at $12,218, Shayan at $10,400, and Dave at $6,600.

For the first time in a very long time, three players got Final Jeopardy! correct. Eleanor bet to cover and will return Monday as champion!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, July 1, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Eleanor $12,218
Shayan $10,400
Dave $6,600

Tonight’s results:

Dave $6,600 + $3,801 = $10,401 (What Equatorial Gui French Guyana?)
Shayan $10,400 + $2,801 = $13,201 (What is French Guiana?)
Eleanor $12,218 + $8,600 = $20,818 (What is French Guyana?) (1-day total: $20,818)

Eleanor Dixon, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 1, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Eleanor $3,400
Dave $3,000
Shayan $2,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) U.S. CITIES $800 (clue #10)
Dave 1400 -1000 (Eleanor 2000 Shayan 0)
Dave 4600 -2000 (Eleanor 3400 Shayan 2000)
3) A DISASTER OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS $1600 (clue #25, $7600 left on board)
Eleanor 6600 +2018 (Dave 4600 Shayan 9600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -84

Unplayed clues:

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

Game Stats:

Eleanor $11,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Shayan $10,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Dave $9,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,800
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400

Dave Bzdak, career statistics:

37 correct, 8 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
32.46% in first on buzzer (37/114)
1/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600

Eleanor Dixon, career statistics:

17 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,018)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800

Shayan Sadegh, career statistics:

14 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 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: $10,400

Eleanor Dixon, to win:

2 games: 41.138%
3: 16.924%
4: 6.962%
5: 2.864%
6: 1.178%
Avg. streak: 1.699 games.

Today’s interviews:

Shayan is a member of LearnedLeague.
Eleanor is a semi-professional singer.
Dave did his dissertation on the movie “Mememto”.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s game was the first since April 8 with all 3 players getting Final Jeopardy! correct, ending a 59-game streak. This is the longest known regular-play streak in J! Archive
  • Link to the box score: July 1, 2022 Box Score

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Eleanor $12,218 Shayan $10,400 Dave $6,600)

Dave: If Eleanor bets to cover and is incorrect, she falls to $3,635. You should limit your bet to $2,964. You should also bet at least $1,001, as Shayan falls to $7,599 if he makes the minimum cover bet with you. (Actual bet: $3,801)

Eleanor: Standard cover bet over Shayan is $8,583. (Actual bet: $8,600)

Shayan: Standard cover bet over Dave is $2,801. (Actual bet: $2,801)

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 1, 2022"

  1. Raul Pinto | July 1, 2022 at 10:07 am |

    What if someone spelled it French Guyana. Would it be deemed a correct response.

  2. Michael Johnston | July 1, 2022 at 11:50 am |

    @Raul Rinto – I thinkk the general guideline for FJ is that misspellings that are phonetically the same are still acceptable.

    grumble I could only think of Suriname. I hate long losing streaks😝

    Current FJ streak: 4L

  3. Yay! Yay for not only the triple-get, but someone betting a random number on a Daily Double. That gives me a sense of joy that I can’t really explain. (And yes, I also got Final.)

  4. Finally happy to see a triple solve after that dry spell of triple stumpers. Congrats to all the players today. South american geographt us my forte as I knew what this was.

  5. Love a triple get!

  6. I take issue with the fact that they accepted “Who is Johnson?” when there have been multiple presidents with the last name “Johnson”. Could someone say “who is Bush?” on a clue without having to specify between George HW and George W?

    • I assume the judges were thinking that a contestant would be unlikely to think that Lyndon B. Johnson was President in 1868 (which seems like a reasonable assumption to me).

  7. What was the information Shayan said about how he tested himself before he went on Jeopardy
    Thank you

  8. Heavy on the Romance languages today. Surprised that they included the French and Italian categories in the same episode.

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