Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 15, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category International Friendship) for Monday, August 15, 2022 (Season 38, Game 57):

The organization these International was founded in 1956; they’re partner-städte in Germany & villes jumelées in France

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Krys Fischer, a retired substitute teacher from Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Krys Fischer on Jeopardy!
Pam Schoenberg, a dentist & entrepreneur from South Salem, New York
Pam Schoenberg on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (9-day total: $342,200)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

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Today’s game originally aired on November 30, 2021.

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Correct response: What are sister cities?

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Although town or city twinning dates back centuries—Toledo, Ohio has a longstanding agreement with Toledo, Spain—the modern concept of “sister cities”—a social agreement between two cities for the sake of solidarity, cultural ties, or commercial ties—began with Coventry, England in the 1940 feeling solidarity towards other cities that had been bombed heavily in World War II. Coventry’s first agreement was with Stalingrad in 1944. Sister Cities International was formed in the 1950s (originally as part of the National League of Cities) when Dwight Eisenhower proposed that the United States enter into these agreements. In another example of sister cities, Indianapolis, Indiana is a sister city with Monza, Italy, as both locales have a very long history of auto racing.

That being said, today’s clue felt clunky to me. I know that the show wanted to ask about Sister Cities International, but I get the sense that “these International” will confuse many home viewers. I’ve been wrong recently; maybe I’ll be wrong today as well.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: A Sweet Read; Fill In The Phrase; Sounds Serious; Johnny Gilbert Is The Action Movie Character; Splitting Hairs; “Black” On The Map)

Today’s Jeopardy! round belonged to Pam today—she picked up 10 correct, including a Daily Double, before the first commercial and held a massive lead after 30 clues! Last week’s Inside Jeopardy! podcast discussed that some of the staff thought this might be the day Amy loses!

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Pam 10 correct 0 incorrect
Krys 3 correct 0 incorrect
Amy 2 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Pam 17 correct 0 incorrect
Amy 6 correct 1 incorrect
Krys 5 correct 0 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Award-Winning Women; TV; Science: Odd But True; The Civil War; Roman Mythology; Ends In “Ex”)

The turning point today came on the first Daily Double, where Amy picked up $6,000 and nearly doubled her score! Amy ended up with 14 correct herself in this round, while Pam’s dropping $3,000 on her Daily Double attempt put her in second place going into Final Jeopardy.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Amy 20 correct 1 incorrect
Pam 24 correct 1 incorrect
Krys 10 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 8 (0 today).

Krys and Amy were correct in the Final today, which means that Amy won her 10th game! Tomorrow we’ll be seeing one of the Professors Tournament semifinals, highlighting Sam Buttrey, and we’ll see Amy again on Wednesday!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, August 15, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Amy $25,000
Pam $16,600
Krys $5,400

Tonight’s results:

Krys $5,400 + $3,000 = $8,400 (What are twinned sister cities?)
Pam $16,600 – $300 = $16,300 (What)
Amy $25,000 + $13,000 = $38,000 (What are sister cities?) (10-day total: $380,200)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 15, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Pam $11,200
Amy $3,800
Krys $2,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) A SWEET READ $1000 (clue #9)
Pam 2600 +2600 (Amy 600 Krys 1000)
2) THE CIVIL WAR $800 (clue #7)
Amy 7400 +6000 (Pam 14000 Krys 2600)
3) ENDS IN “EX” $1600 (clue #15, $19600 left on board)
Pam 16000 -3000 (Amy 15000 Krys 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 162

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.14 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Amy $19,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Pam $18,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Krys $5,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,200
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000

Amy Schneider, career statistics:

297 correct, 15 incorrect
19/21 on rebound attempts (on 43 rebound opportunities)
46.82% in first on buzzer (265/566)
14/16 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $40,600)
9/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,580

Pam Schoenberg, career statistics:

24 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000

Krys Fischer, career statistics:

11 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,400

Amy Schneider, to win:

11 games: 89.555%
12: 80.201%
13: 71.825%
14: 64.323%
15: 57.604%
Avg. streak: 18.574 games.

Today’s interviews:

Krys was visiting South Africa at the time when Nelson Mandela was released from prison.
Pam plays competitive squash.
Amy got her pearls as a gift from her girlfriend.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Players with at least $11,200 at the end of the Jeopardy! Round have only lost 9.8% of the time since October 4, 2004. The most recent time it happened was November 9, 2020.
  • Viewers need to be aware that editing can make it appear that a variable amount of time can be given on Daily Doubles. However, this is not the case. It is obvious that a number of cuts of extraneous dead air were made in order to ensure that all 61 clues were seen today.
  • It feels to me that Amy’s strategy at this point is probably most similar to Austin Rogers’ strategy from Austin’s original run of games.
  • Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: It was the largest & westernmost of the 11 Confederate states; it was in the category The Civil War. The correct response: What is Texas?

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Amy $25,000 Pam $16,600 Krys $5,400)

Amy: Standard cover bet over Pam is $8,201. Betting more than $8,399 significantly decreases your chances of winning.(Actual bet: $13,000)

Pam: If Amy bets to cover you and she’s incorrect, she falls to $16,799. Bet at least $201; limiting your bet to less than $5,799 will guarantee you at least second place. (Actual bet: $300)

Krys: Not much you can do today; bet whatever you like.(Actual bet: $3,000)

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 15, 2022"

  1. DruidOfTheFang | August 15, 2022 at 9:45 am |

    This is a very awkwardly phrased clue that initially confused me. Fortunately, it did contain the word partner and villes is similar enough to villages that I was able to figure it out.

    • I agree with the clumsiness. Knowing French quite well led me to “Twin Cities” (like Krys), which is a literal translation, but which has a different meaning today. And I eliminated “Sister Cities” because of knowing that the relationship between Coventry and Stalingrad was created a decade earlier than the date in the clue.

  2. Michael Johnston | August 15, 2022 at 11:34 am |

    Many readers commented on the phrasing for the original game post. It does feel clunky, although I was able to get the drift of it🤷

  3. Agree that the Clue was rather cluelessly clunky.

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