Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Countries of Europe) for Thursday, July 28, 2022 (Season 38, Game 229):
It’s the only independent survivor of the Spanish March, buffer states created to protect Christian Europe from the Moors
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Katrina Hill, a non-profit professional from Alexandria, Virginia
|Heidi Reese, a patent examiner originally from Bay City, Michigan
|Brianne Barker, a biology professor from Madison, New Jersey (1-day total: $11,700)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
As we move in the penultimate game of the 38th season of Jeopardy!, Brianne Barker became champion yesterday after a very savvy wager in Final Jeopardy. Today, she faces Heidi Reese and Katrina Hill.
For those fans who have been paying attention to their TV listings: Per the Xfinity listings that some fans have researched, the first three weeks of encore presentations have been announced. It appears as though we are definitely seeing “Highlights of the Season” as our rerun schedule this season.
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Correct response: What is Andorra?
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Andorra is a microstate in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain; a number of buffer states were created in the area by Charlemagne c. 800 in order to protect France from Moorish Spain; of those states, Andorra is the only one not to have been reintegrated into either of the present-day countries. According to tradition, Charlemagne granted Andorra a charter in exchange for fighting the Moors; Charles the Bald (Charlemagne’s grandson) named the Count of Urgell as overlord of Andorra. Today, the country is co-administered by the Bishop of Urgell in Spain and the President of France.
(Categories: The Industrial Revolution; You Call Yourself A Fan?; A Fashionable Category; 40 Years Of USA Today; Team Rhymes; West Virginia & Regular Virginia)
Brianne had the best time of things in Single Jeopardy!, in spite of a miss on a Daily Double late in the round. Her lead was $4,400 after 30 clues, with Heidi and Katrina battling for second.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Brianne 9 correct 1 incorrect
Heidi 3 correct 0 incorrect
Katrina 3 correct 1 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Brianne 16 correct 2 incorrect
Katrina 6 correct 1 incorrect
Heidi 6 correct 0 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Authors; Go IVth (Fourth) & Rule; Plant Parts; Loco For Logos; Starts With 2 Vowels; What’s The Name Of That Song?)
Double Jeopardy! belonged to Katrina, with the Virginian picking up 13 correct in the round. Things were closer until Katrina picked up a rebound after Brianne and Heidi both got the penultimate clue of the round incorrect, but all three players still were in contention going into Final. Scores going into Final saw Katrina at $20,200, Brianne at $13,800, and Heidi at $7,300.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Katrina 19 correct 1 incorrect
Brianne 24 correct 4 incorrect
Heidi 10 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 83 (0 today).
Katrina and Heidi both got today’s Final correct; Katrina made the standard cover bet and won over $27,000! She’ll be champion for the season finale tomorrow!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, July 28, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Heidi $7,300 + $7,200 = $14,500 (What is Andorra?)
Brianne $13,800 – $13,795 = $5 (What is Portugal?)
Katrina $20,200 + $7,401 = $27,601 (What is Andorra?) (1-day total: $27,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION $1000 (clue #25)
Brianne 7000 -2000 (Heidi 2200 Katrina 3000)
2) AUTHORS $800 (clue #7)
Heidi 3200 +2500 (Brianne 8600 Katrina 5800)
3) PLANT PARTS $2000 (clue #15, $18000 left on board)
Katrina 10200 +2000 (Brianne 11800 Heidi 5700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 69
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.36 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Katrina $20,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Heidi $5,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Brianne $15,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 4 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,600
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Brianne Barker, career statistics:
43 correct, 6 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
37.72% in first on buzzer (43/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$500)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,800
Heidi Reese, career statistics:
11 correct, 1 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,600
Katrina Hill, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,200
Katrina Hill, to win:
2 games: 64.425%
Avg. streak: 2.811 games.
Katrina joined AmeriCorps NCCC right after college.
Heidi likes being a patent examiner because she can write persuasively about new science.
Brianne has “stuffed animal” versions of bacteria and viruses.
- The WEST VIRGINIA & REGULAR VIRGINIA category is a reference to a response given of “Regular Virginia” by Margaret Shelton during the March 2 game.
- Link to the box score: July 28, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Katrina $20,200 Brianne $13,800 Heidi $7,300)
Brianne: Standard cover bet over Heidi is $801. Also, if Katrina covers you and is incorrect, she falls to $12,799. Thus, bet no more than $999. (Actual bet: $13,795)
Heidi: If Brianne makes the minimum cover bet over you and is incorrect, she falls to $12,999. Bet at least $5,701. (Actual bet: $7,200)
Katrina: Standard cover bet over Brianne is $7,401. (Actual bet: $7,401)
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