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Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:35 pm

Game Recap for Show #7745, 2018-04-20

2018 College Championship final game 2.
During Final Jeopardy!, the scores from the previous day of the tournament are shown on the players' podiums.

CONTESTANTS
Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia (subtotal of $9,000)
Hannah Sage, a sophomore at the University of Central Florida from Sarasota, Florida (subtotal of $7,600)
William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University from Los Altos, California (subtotal of $0)

OPENING REMARKS
[The three contestants demonstrate the "Y", "M" and "C" from "YMCA", and Alex completes with the "A".]

Alex: Thank you, Johnny. It's good to be the "A" when it stands for "Alex". We're gonna get rid of these figures, which will be added to today's total to determine our $100,000 champion. Good luck. Here we go. All right, what are the categories?

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
21st CENTURY OPERAS (5/5)
INTERNET SLANG (5/5)
U.S. FORESTS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ELITE ATHLETES (5/5)
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS (4/4)
SINGULARIZE IT! (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Dhruv: 13 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
William: 11 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W
Hannah: 5 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 29
Triple Stumpers: 0
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $0



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dhruv found the Daily Double on the 6th clue. William was in the hole with -$200, Hannah was scoreless, and Dhruv was at $2,400. Dhruv made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,400.

U.S. FORESTS $1000: New Hampshire's Black Mountain State Forest has plenty of the paper type of this, the state tree

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Dhruv: $7,600
William: $3,000
Hannah: -$800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Those of you who are regular fans of our program know that in all of our tournaments, our championships, on the second day of the final, I let the contestants, the finalists, talk about anything they want to talk about. Dhruv, your parents are looking on now, so watch what you say. Watch what you bring up.

Dhruv: Sure. I just wanna take a second to thank all the teachers I've ever had, because they've really--in school and otherwise, people have just taught me things because they really inspired me to go out and learn more and gain more knowledge, which has given me the opportunity to do this today and is responsible for me being successful.

Alex: Has this been a fun experience for you?

Dhruv: It's been so fun.




Alex: Hannah, what about you? Has this been fun?

Hannah: It's been really fun.

Alex: What's the best part of being a finalist in this kind of a tournament?

Hannah: I think the best part about being a finalist is that you've come so far with the people who you're playing with, and you've gotten to know them really well. And it's just kind of like playing with your friends at this point.

Alex: Mm-hm. Terrific.




Alex: William, what about you? What do you want to talk about?

William: Gosh, I mean, well, like everyone else, I'd like to give a thank you to everyone that's helped me along the way, and especially to my high school cross-country coach. He really taught me what it means to work hard for your goals, so thank you, Coach Daly.

Alex: Let me put you on the spot now, William, if I may. Tell me about how you feel about how you and the other players in this championship have been treated by our staff, because they don't always get enough credit.

William: You know, the staff has been fantastic. When we come in for our first day, we're just bundles of nerves, we're all wrecks. They help so much. The staff are great. Thank you, all.

Alex: Okay.

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Dhruv: $10,400
William: $5,200
Hannah: $1,000
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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WORLD GEOGRAPHY (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
HEALTH & MEDICINE (5/5)
I'M KIND OF A "BIG" DEAL (5/5)
SUMMER JOB IDEAS (3/5)
EXPLORERS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
BEFORE & AFTER (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
William: 12 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)
Dhruv: 8 R (including 2 rebounds), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Hannah: 4 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
William snagged the next Daily Double on the 12th clue. William had $6,400, Hannah had $3,000, and Dhruv was at $15,200. William made it a True Daily Double, wagering $6,400.

WORLD GEOGRAPHY $2000: The Snowy Mountains are a range in this country's Alps
(William: What is Switzerland?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Dhruv who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 20th clue. William had $6,000, Hannah had $3,000, and Dhruv was at $18,400. Dhruv wagered $600.

EXPLORERS $800: In the 1850s Paul du Chaillu became the first European to see & report on this ape many believe was a myth
(Dhruv: What is an orangutan?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
EXPLORERS $2000: (Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Explorers Club in New York.) For his drive to the North Pole in 1909, this explorer used 19 sleds of his own design; the sleds were built longer & wider than Native sleds to lower the center of gravity, thus preventing them from overturning
(Dhruv: Who is Amundsen?)

BEFORE & AFTER $800: Period of rest in Genesis where working parents leave toddlers

SUMMER JOB IDEAS $1600: Too hot & humid? Spend your days cruising in A/C for this delivery app

SUMMER JOB IDEAS $800: Taking this movie theater job is different today--the switch to digital means no messing with reels

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Dhruv: $18,200 (lock tournament)
William: $8,800
Hannah: $4,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC LITERARY CHARACTERS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Dhruv: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $599 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
William: Wager $401 to cover Hannah.
Hannah: You have the hope of surpassing William for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $3,800 and $4,598.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He declares that one of the people he is trying to emulate is a medieval knight known as Amadís of Gaul

FINAL SCORES
Hannah: $4,600 + $4,600 = $9,200 = $16,800 cumulative (Who is Don Quixote) (2nd runner-up: $25,000)
William: $8,800 + $8,001 = $16,801 = $16,801 cumulative (Who is Don Quixote?) (1st runner-up: $50,000)
Dhruv: $18,200 - $19 = $18,181 = $27,181 cumulative (Who That's All, Folks! ☺) (Tournament champion: $100,000)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $5,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Dhruv: $17,400, 21 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
William: $15,200, 23 R, 5 W (including 1 DD)
Hannah: $4,600, 9 R, 2 W
Combined Coryat: $37,200

BATTING AVERAGES
William: 24/59 = .407
Dhruv: 21/60 = .350
Hannah: 10/58 = .172
Team: 55/63 = .873

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
INTERNET SLANG $800: When disbelief abounds & you think there may be deceits, you say "show me" these, rhyming with deceits
(William: What are the deets?)

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS $1000: The secret's out--in 1856 Millard Fillmore was the candidate for president of this party, AKA the American Party
(Hannah: What is the Whig Party?)

U.S. FORESTS $800: Gallatin National Forest in Montana has "blue ribbon" streams for catching these fish, so bring your fly rod
(Hannah: What are salmon?)

U.S. FORESTS $200: Being on Michigan's Upper Peninsula makes Hiawatha National Forest the perfect spot for six of these, one seen here

21st CENTURY OPERAS $1000: In a 2008 opera based on myth, Theseus is a baritone & this title monster of the maze is a bass
(Alex: We have less than a minute to go.)

INTERNET SLANG $600: A complete disaster is known as this, which the man here is dealing with

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS $600: Taking his seat in 2017, he's the newest member of the Supreme Court & the youngest

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS $400: -bition Party, dude! It's been around since 1869 & opposes tobacco in all its forms as well as alcohol
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

SUMMER JOB IDEAS $1200: If you live in the Midwest, perhaps you could try detasseling this crop
(William: What is wheat?)

HEALTH & MEDICINE $1600: In the U.S. basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of this
(William: What is cancer?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(William: What is lung cancer?)

HEALTH & MEDICINE $1200: This type of headache is caused by pressure in the spaces behind your cheekbones & nose
(William: What is a migraine?)

I'M KIND OF A "BIG" DEAL $2000: Seen here, this Detroit rapper's album "I Decided" went platinum in 2017

SUMMER JOB IDEAS $400: Try being a lifeguard like this man did long before his presidency in the 1980s

CORRECT RESPONSES
birch
Australia
a gorilla
Robert Peary
seventh day care centers
Postmates
a projectionist
Don Quixote de la Mancha
receipts
the Know-Nothing Party
trout
a lighthouse
the Minotaur
a Dumpster fire
Gorsuch
Prohibition
corn
skin cancer
a sinus headache
Big Sean
Reagan
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Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by theFJguy » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:41 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC LITERARY CHARACTERS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He declares that one of the people he is trying to emulate is a medieval knight known as Amadís of Gaul

William Scott: 8800+8001=16801 + 0 = 16801 = $50,000
Hannah Sage: 4600+4600=9200 + 7600 = 16800 = $25,000
Dhruv Gaur: 18200-19=18181 + 9000 = 27181 = $100,000

Correct response:
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Don Quixote (Dhruv: That’s all folks! [smiley face])

Daily Doubles
Dhruv: 2400+2400
William: 6400-6400
Dhruv: 18400-600

Coryats
William: 15200
Hannah: 4600
Dhruv: 17400

Combined: 37,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
William: 5200
Hannah: 1000
Dhruv: 10400
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Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:43 pm

Johnny: …William Scott who did not win anything on yesterday’s show.

The players got Alex in on the action for the choreographed intro:
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The what if game. William solves DD2 and has 21600 for the FJ! round for a possible 43,200 total.

Dhruv had 9000 in the bank so would need 34200 at the end of today or 17100 for the FJ! round. He had a cushion above that thanks to a small wager and miss on DD3. The question is how he might have bet on DD3 with the alternate score scenario.

One “if” I would imagine is Dhruv solves the FJ! clue if he needed it. I got the FJ! clue right and it was not until after the show was over that I wondered if anyone on the board will go the wrong way with Roland.

For the TOC Dhruv showed plenty in four games to earn at least a Silver group and for now he’s in Gold with a limited field so far.

For the tournament only 3 clues were not played. For the next ten games of regular play I will bet the over for more than 3 not revealed.

ETA: I liked the way the scores from yesterday were combined with the scores going into the FJ! round in this shot:
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Was that done for the TOC in November and I missed noticing it?

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:30 pm

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William:   0  8800  8800 17600
Hannah: 7600  4600 12200 16800
Dhruv:  9000 18200 27200 45400
Dhruv: Bet less than $9,600, and enjoy your victory.
William: Bet $8,001 to cover Hannah.
Hannah: Bet anything you want, as William's wager to cover you will knock him down below your day 1 score if he is wrong.
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Post by Wpwells » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:53 pm

Emulating medieval knights + literary character = Don Quixote. Not as much of a Pavlovian TOM there, but good clue nonetheless. I batted 1.000 in the tournament.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:28 pm

I was stuck for a bit trying to think of someone French or in King Arthur’s gang. Then I expanded my thinking a bit for a knight with an imagination to sweep the week and go 8-2 for the tournament.

The students went 17-12 for the two weeks, not counting Dhruv’s joke answer today.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:54 pm

An excellent group of finalists, although I'll admit that I was hoping William was going to get that DD - and thought he had it, too. It is a somewhat obscure bit of knowledge about the Land Down Under.

FJ was far superior to the Kids' Week level in Week 1. It was another one where there could have been some other respectable guesses but it also wasn't that difficult to eliminate those to come up with the correct response.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:21 pm

I guess I’d be tilting at windmills to expect TPH to get this one.

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Post by floridagator » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:37 pm

I would have liked some suspense in today's game but all in all a good tournament.
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Post by sarisson » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 pm

This was a really well-played tournament, from start to finish. It was also the easiest college tournament I've ever seen, and this was the easiest final game of a tournament I've ever seen. 51 R is a new personal record, although I missed all the DD's.
I would already rate Dhruv a Silver for the next TOC. He didn't get distracted by all the board-hopping, and neither did the others (and they all did it).
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Post by alietr » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm

WAY TO GO, DHRUV!!! REPRESENT!

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Post by immaf » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:04 pm

For FJ my first thought was Lancelot and I was happy enough about it that didn't seriously try to think of anything else. Oops.
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Post by alietr » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:04 pm

P.S. What the heck were they supposed to be spelling?

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:08 pm

alietr wrote:
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P.S. What the heck were they supposed to be spelling?
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Post by heppm01 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 pm

The correct response for FJ immediately came to mind but it seemed a little too obvious so I took the extra think time to consider Zorro, D'Artagnan and various Arthurian knights, none of which seemed to fit. That puts me at 9/10 for the tournament which is by far my best showing.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:29 pm

Bamaman wrote:
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:04 pm
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Post by bigblue999 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:51 pm

Dhruv put the tournament away real early. After the true daily double he never looked back.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 pm

Another game where I was just too exhausted from work to play along. "Squad goals" and "show me receipts" still struck me as particularly baffling clues.

The Gorilla DD seemed very wide open. I didn't see any way to narrow that down to gorilla at all.

That lifeguard clue was easily a coinflip on Reagan vs. GHWB.

Blah blah blah blah name I don't recognize, never gonna get this. I know literally nothing about the correct response.
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Post by DBear » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:14 pm

Surprising FJ. Got it, but I thought it a good level more difficult than Thursday's.
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