Today's Final Jeopardy - Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – The Jeopardy! Fan (2023)

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geographic Name’s the Same) for Wednesday, March 8, 2023 (Season 39, Game 128):

The busiest passenger port in the U.K., it shares its name with a capital of one of the original 13 states

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Justin Bolsen, a first-year student at Brown University from Canton, Georgia
Today's Final Jeopardy - Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – The Jeopardy! Fan (1)
Maya Wright, a senior at Emory University from Peachtree City, Georgia
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Jackson Jones, a junior at Vanderbilt University from Louisville, Kentucky
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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

After 9 quarterfinals and 3 semifinals, we are down to 3 finalists: Jackson Jones, Justin Bolsen, and Maya Wright. Jackson does come into this final as the favorite—he’s also averaged over 50 attempts over the first two games—and could run away with the event as a result. However, if the Daily Doubles break the right way for Justin (he bets very aggressively and if he goes 3-for-3 he could find himself leading), or Final Jeopardy! breaks the wrong way in general for the players, we might be in for a surprise result.

One other important note: This final is a two-game total-point affair, meaning, today’s scores are added to tomorrow’s to determine the tournament’s ultimate winner.

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Correct response: What is Dover?

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Sharing its name with the capital of Delaware, Dover in England is the U.K.’s busiest passenger port; its location on the English Channel essentially makes it the country’s gateway to Europe; tens of millions of ferry passengers yearly travel between Dover in England and Calais on France.

(Another interesting wordplay fact about Dover: it has the shortest name of any state capital that shares the first letter of its name with its state.)

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Mountain High, Valley Low; Famous Pairs; Liable In The Bible; TV Reality & Competition Shows; Native Americana; We Are Pro-Antonyms)

Justin, buoyed by a True Daily Double early, jumped out to an advantage at both commercial breaks. Jackson played well to sit second.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Justin 7 correct 0 incorrect
Jackson 5 correct 0 incorrect
Maya 2 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Justin 13 correct 0 incorrect
Jackson 9 correct 1 incorrect
Maya 6 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: It Happened In Asia; Health & Medicine; Fans Of The Singer; Shake It Off; Auntie Hero; “U” Belong With “Me”)

Maya doubled her score with a True Daily Double of her own, while Justin extended his lead when he got Daily Double #3 correct. Justin had the best game through 60 clues, while a few unfortunate incorrect responses from Jackson left him in second going into Final. Scores going into Final were Justin at $18,401, Jackson at $14,000, and Maya at $4,400.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Justin 20 correct 1 incorrect
Jackson 19 correct 3 incorrect
Maya 12 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 16 (0 today).

Jackson was the only player correct today—he’ll be leading going into Day 2!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Justin $18,401
Jackson $14,000
Maya $4,400

Tonight’s results:

Maya $4,400 – $1,030 = $3,370 (What is York?)
Jackson $14,000 + $10,000 = $24,000 (What is Dover?)
Justin $18,401 – $4,831 = $13,570 (What is Annapolis? mom!)

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Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Justin $9,000
Jackson $4,800
Maya $2,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) LIABLE IN THE BIBLE $600 (clue #7)
Justin 1800 +1800 (Jackson 1800 Maya -200)
2) HEALTH & MEDICINE $2000 (clue #3)
Maya 2000 +2000 (Jackson 4800 Justin 9000)
3) IT HAPPENED IN ASIA $1200 (clue #7, $24000 left on board)
Justin 11000 +3001 (Jackson 8000 Maya 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 227

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Jackson 5 4 4
Maya 5
Justin 5 4 3*

DJ! Round:
Jackson 4 5
Maya 5 4 5* 4†
Justin 3*

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Jackson 4.40
Justin 3.75
Maya 4.60

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 16 (0.13 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Jackson $14,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Justin $15,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Maya $4,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,800
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400

Jackson Jones, career statistics:

120 correct, 19 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
41.61% in first on buzzer (119/286)
7/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,000)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,040

Maya Wright, career statistics:

136 correct, 15 incorrect
9/10 on rebound attempts (on 26 rebound opportunities)
32.66% in first on buzzer (129/395)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,800)
4/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,629

Justin Bolsen, career statistics:

104 correct, 14 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 23 rebound opportunities)
34.39% in first on buzzer (98/285)
7/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,701)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,480

Remaining Players’ Chances of Winning Tournament:

Maya Wright: 23.905%
Justin Bolsen: 25.138%
Jackson Jones: 50.957%

Today’s interviews:

Justin goes to a university with a fake professor.
Maya is studying human health and would love to work in public health for the CDC and WHO.
Jackson overslept for an exam, but still got an 85.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Because today is Day 1 of a two-day final, Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions will not be posted.
  • Because anything earned tomorrow during the game itself can be doubled in Final Jeopardy, Jackson’s “effective lead” is $5,215 over Justin and $10,315 over Maya. He’s definitely the favorite, but anything can happen with three Daily Doubles in play tomorrow!
  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

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