For the fourth evening in a row, Mattea Roach as soon as once more did her dwelling province proud by incomes herself one other large win on the favored recreation present Jeopardy! Friday evening.
Roach, a 23-year-old initially from Halifax, handily beat her two opponents and gained $24,200 USD — bringing her complete winnings over 4 days to $104,600 USD, or simply over $131,400 CAD.
This makes Roach a “six-figure champion,” and places her in an “excellent position” to compete within the event of champions, famous host Mayim Bialik.
Roach graduated from Sacred Heart School in Halifax in 2015, and her household nonetheless lives in Halifax and Cape Breton. She now works as a tutor, based mostly in Toronto.
The younger girl first gained her first $32,001 on Tuesday evening’s episode. That night, she bought a query about Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers appropriate, and made some extent of claiming she “couldn’t get it wrong” as a result of it was her dwelling province.
Then on Wednesday evening, she gained one other $38,000, appropriately answering 35 out of the 60 clues through the episode — a feat Bialik known as “very impressive.”
Her profitable streak continued on Thursday, the place she took dwelling one other $9,599. While she answered the Final Jeopardy! spherical clue incorrectly, so did the opposite two contestants.
Roach stated in a Twitter thread Friday night, forward of the most recent episode, that whereas Thursday’s efficiency didn’t fairly match the primary two, she “managed to eke out a win in the end!”
“Jeopardy is predominantly a knowledge game, but it’s also about reflexes, strategy, statistics (for some, not so much for me), and just a ton of luck. As a player and a viewer, I think it’s super important to remember this!” she wrote.
During an interview with Global’s The Morning Show earlier within the week, Roach stated she’s watched Jeopardy! since she was a baby — though she admitted Wheel of Fortune was her favorite.
And it seems, if it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, Roach might by no means had ended up on the sport present.
“I applied during the pandemic. I was, like many people my age, spending a bit more time at my parents’ house than I really expected to,” she stated.
After her first win earlier within the week, an prolonged video posted to the Jeopardy! web site exhibits Roach declaring that her pupil loans have been now paid off.
“I’m hoping to go back to school so there will be more,” she stated with fun to the opposite two contestants and host, Bialik.
Roach will probably be again on Monday evening’s episode. The exhibits have been initially taped in Los Angeles again in January.
— with information from Rebecca Lau
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