Final Jeopardy: Sports Traditions

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/6/2017) in the category “Sports Traditions” was:

Since 1986, reaching the quarterfinals of this event has entitled you to free tickets & free tea for life.

Jon Eisenman is now a 4x champ and has won $82,301. It’s his 5th game as he takes on two more opponents: Rishi Sangani, from San Francisco, CA; and Liz Reardon, from St. Albans Bay, VT.

Round 1 Categories: A Real Nut Job – Visual Art – Confucius Said – A Sparkle Quiz – Islands on the Screen – That is What We “R”

Jon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “What We ‘R'” under the $600 clue, with 9 clues to go after it. He was in the lead with $5,400, $200 more than Liz in second place. He bet $600 and he was RIGHT.

9-letter French term for a skilled storyteller. show

Jon finished in the lead with $7,000. Liz was second with $5,800 and Rishi was last with $1,600.

Round 2 Categories: Coats of Arms – American History – From the Latin – Let Me Entertain You – Brit Lit – Your Mama!

Jon found the first Daily Double in “American History” under the $800 clue on the 5th pick. He was in the lead with $11,800 now, $6,000 more than Liz in second place. He bet $800 and left one word off, so he was WRONG.

In 1933, a stretch of river rapids in Alabama called Muscle Shoals became an integral part of this multi-state project. show

Jon found the last Daily Double in “Coats of Arms” under the $800 clue on the 14th pick. In the lead with $13,000, he had $5,600 more than Liz in second place. He bet the face value of the clue again and guessed Italy. That was WRONG.

The 2 monks on its coat of arms represent the 1297 conquest by Francois Grimaldi, whose soldiers dressed as monks. show

Jon finished in the lead with $19,000. Rishi was next with $10,800 and Liz was in third place with $9,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Wimbledon’s Last 8 Club “was inaugurated in 1986 as part of the 100th Championships’ celebrations in recognition of ‘the contribution made to lawn tennis by players who have reached the quarter-finals of the singles, the semi-finals of the gentlemen’s and ladies’ doubles or the final of the mixed doubles’…. Wimbledon was the first Grand Slam to offer hospitality to players of such stature, but all the other Slams have since followed suit. ‘It is to offer a sense of belonging to players who have given the public great entertainment on the courts but return later and find themselves a nobody,’ says Tony Gathercole, a former Assistant Referee who is in his 52nd year at Wimbledon, and his 12th year looking after the Last 8 Club.” In addition to free tickets, tea and coffee, they have 6-7 pm Happy Hour every day. (

Liz got it right. Her $7,000 bet brought her up to $16,400.

Rishi had the Cricket World Cup. He lost his $8,201 bet, finishing with $2,599.

Jon also got it right. He added $2,601 to win this match with $21,601. His 5-day total is $103,902.

Final Jeopardy (7/6/2017) Jon Eisenman, Rishi Sangani, Liz Reardon

A triple stumper from each round:

CONFUCIUS SAID ($1000) “Eating coarse _____ and drinking water… we may be merry, but ill-gotten wealth” is “a wandering cloud”

BRIT LIT ($1000) In 1910 E.M. Forster published this novel about British social divisions told through the Wilcox & Schlegel families

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Scrabble Chemistry”

As a word used in Scrabble, this longest-named one of the 6 noble gases would give you the highest score. show

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2 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    Amazing job for Jon on his fifth win and after six weeks of waiting we got a five time.champion in the first week of July. Let’s see if he can get up close to Lisa and Pranjals totals. Also VJ, do you remember if Andre Agassi or Pete Sampras participated in the Wimbledon tennis quarterfinals back in 86? I know that Serena Williams was in Wimbledon as well.

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, I really don’t know much about tennis. Yes, congrats to Jon. It’s interesting how well he’s doing — I’m thinking of how he only bets the face amount on his DDs. In spite of that, if he gets a $20K payday tomorrow, he’ll come out ahead of Alan Lin out of the 6x winners.

      LINK: 8 more clues from this match