Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, August 11, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Myths & Legends) for Thursday, August 11, 2022 (Season 38, Game 46):

This legendary place has been identified as being in Caerleon, Wales & in Winchester, England

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Jeff Meyers, an accountant from Redondo Beach, California
Jeff Meyers on Jeopardy!
Molly Karol, a CPA from Austin, Texas
Molly Karol on Jeopardy!
Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California (3-day total: $107,101)
Andrew He on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Camelot?

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Camelot, the chief home of King Arthur from English mythology, has been placed in a number of locations around the island of Great Britain, including Caerleon in Wales, Cadbury Castle in Somerset, Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, and Winchester in Hampshire, with Caerleon and Winchester holding the most convincing claims. Caerleon’s claims come from a series of Welsh stories named Mabinogion, whereas Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur places Camelot at Winchester Castle.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: World Colleges & Universities; Time; A Person, Place Or Ring; Novel Quotes; Foreign Words & Phrases; What “A” Team!)

Today’s opening 30 clues were played very evenly amongst both Andrew and Molly, with Jeff getting in a few times for good measure as well!

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Andrew 6 correct 1 incorrect
Jeff 3 correct 0 incorrect
Molly 5 correct 2 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Andrew 12 correct 3 incorrect
Molly 13 correct 2 incorrect
Jeff 4 correct 0 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey; Islands Of Europe; Composers; Famous Names; Elaborating On The Hitchcock Title; Words With A Single Vowel)

The fireworks came out again in Double Jeopardy, with both Molly and Andrew picking up True Daily Doubles! Molly used hers to jump out to a lead, but Jeff and Andrew used the intervening 15 clues to reel her in. Then, Andrew picked up an incredible $14,000 on his! Amazingly, it wasn’t quite enough to cement a runaway game, as Andrew had exactly twice Molly’s score going into the final clue, with Andrew at $30,400, Molly at $15,200, and Jeff at $13,200.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Andrew 24 correct 5 incorrect
Molly 20 correct 5 incorrect
Jeff 12 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 4 (0 today).

All three players got Final Jeopardy! correct today, and Andrew bet $1 to become a 4-day champion! Viewers will get to see the end of his run tomorrow, as tomorrow’s game is the first game of Amy Schneider!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, August 11, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Andrew $30,400
Molly $15,200
Jeff $13,200

Tonight’s results:

Jeff $13,200 + $2,001 = $15,201 (What is Gamora Camelot)
Molly $15,200 + $15,200 = $30,400 (What is Camelot?)
Andrew $30,400 + $1 = $30,401 (What is Camelot?) (4-day total: $137,502)

Andrew He, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 11, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Andrew $5,600
Molly $5,400
Jeff $2,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) A PERSON, PLACE OR RING $1000 (clue #1)
Andrew 0 +1000 (Molly 0 Jeff 0)
2) FAMOUS NAMES $1600 (clue #2)
Molly 7000 +7000 (Andrew 5600 Jeff 2800)
3) COMPOSERS $800 (clue #18, $9600 left on board)
Andrew 14000 +14000 (Molly 12400 Jeff 12800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 300

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.09 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Andrew $17,200 Coryat, 24 correct, 5 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Molly $9,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $13,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $3,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400

Andrew He, career statistics:

112 correct, 13 incorrect
10/10 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
44.74% in first on buzzer (102/228)
6/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $28,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,350

Molly Karol, career statistics:

21 correct, 5 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Jeff Meyers, career statistics:

13 correct, 1 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200

Andrew He, to win:

5 games: 88.575%
6: 78.455%
7: 69.492%
8: 61.552%
9: 54.520%
Avg. streak: 11.753 games.

Today’s interviews:

Jeff went to Disneyland the day before it closed before the pandemic.
Molly attended the opening of the Austin FC stadium.
Andrew had a donkey as an unexpected dinner guest in Croatia.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Andrew becomes the 9th player to win at least $125,000 over their first 4 wins on the show; $138,202 is the 5th-best 4-day total.
  • Today’s is the 8th regular-play game since October 2004 in which all 3 Daily Doubles were responded to correctly for the maximum possible wager.
  • Viewers are reminded that since November 2014, ties after Final Jeopardy! are settled with a tiebreaker clue. This makes betting $1 the correct bet from the lead. Even with his current statistics on Final Jeopardy, Andrew is definitely more likely to get Final Jeopardy! correct and win the game in Final than his chances of winning would be if he didn’t bet, hoping that Molly would either miss Final, not bet enough, or win a tiebreaker.
  • Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: In 1922 this archaeologist sent a cable saying, “At last have made wonderful discovery in valley”; it was in the category Famous Names. The correct response: Who is Howard Carter?

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Andrew $30,400 Molly $15,200 Jeff $13,200)

Andrew: Bet $1. (See “Andy’s Thoughts” above.) (Actual bet: $1)

Molly: You need to go all-in here. (Actual bet: $15,200)

Jeff: You can’t win as long as Andrew bets properly, but your chance of finishing second place is best if you bet any amount that isn’t everything. (Actual bet: $2,001)

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, August 11, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | August 11, 2022 at 9:54 am |

    Huh… that old point of argument, lock-tie wagering. That episode was still before I started checking here every day and I did not check that day.

    Like yesterday’s repeat, I don’t recall my answer for this FJ, but I can’t imagine getting it wrong since I’m a bit of an Arthurian hobbyist.

    Between Seasons FJ streak: 9W

    • Having actually visited both the places in the clue when I was younger, it was an easy one for me!

  2. Of course, Camelot! In my mind’s eye, Wales has always been the location of Camelot.

  3. I disagree that Andrew should have bet $1. He should have bet $3999. Whether he bets $1 or up to $3999, he only loses if he gets it wrong and Molly gets it right.

    • Alex:

      You would be correct in a perfect world where every trailing contestant knows how to bet and bets correctly.

      However: in nearly 25% of lock-tie games, second place fails to go all in. Thus, imperfect play from the “average” contestant turns $1 into unequivocally the best play.

      • Thank you for the response, that does change my mind. I’m surprised so many second-place contestants make that mistake.

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