J! Quickcap: 7/12/2022

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One Canadian 🇨🇦 in this next pair of challengers
-Ben Coller, a history teacher from East Brunswick, NJ
-Tehmeena Malik, a business developer from Edmonton Alberta, Canada

Returning champion: Steve Clarke (1-day $18,401)

Pre-FJ! Scores: Steve: $20K (LOCK-TIE)/Ben: $10K/Tehmeena: $3,200 (Combined: $33,200)

Correct/Incorrect: 48/16
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 5/10

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 0 ($0)

Coryat Score: $29,600 (-$8,400 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $12,200 from 12 triple stumpers (+$1,000 and +5 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,200 (+$7,400 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Oh great, it’s a multi-part Final. -___-

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1

BUSTED OUT: Tehmeena

Ben, I really don’t get why you didn’t go all in there. You didn’t help yourself AT ALL in this scenario by not doing that. -__- (Zonk Contestant of the Week nominee)

Which brings me to giving this advice to any future J! contestant: When you find yourself trailing in a lock-tie going into Final Jeopardy! (having EXACTLY HALF the score of the leader), ALWAYS BET EVERYTHING even if it’s a potentially tough clue, ESPECIALLY given that the leader ALWAYS wagers $1 in this kind of scenario to avoid a tiebreaker.

Winner: Steve ($19,999 (2-day $38,400))

My Rating: 5 (D-)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 5 (D-)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

No bear only because of the DD sweep. Otherwise, there would be one due to an otherwise lackluster game and Ben’s lack of situational awareness.