Mattea Roach, a contestant in Jeopardy recreated the history. She won her 14th consecutive game on Friday. This made her eighth on the all-time consecutive games list and tenth on the all-time highest non-tournament cash winnings list. She brought in another $34,000 with her latest win and thus boosted her total earnings to $320,081. This got her into the record book. She didn’t think that she could ace it rather thought of someone knocking her out in the Game one itself. It’s a pleasure to be the champion of the game. Roach is also the winningest Canadian contestant in the history of “Jeopardy!”.
Performance of Roach in the game
She answered 93% of clues correctly throughout her 14 games till now. She will return back to the competition on Monday. There will be two new competitors to face. They will be Michael Graff from Eastvale, California, and Jessie Francis from Marietta, Georgia. Besides Roach, there are other contestants who achieved a double-digit winning streak this season. Matt Amodio, Jonathan Fisher and Amy Schneider are the other top scoring winners.
From November to January, Schneider had an 40-game winning streak and that was unbelievable. This will be remembered by the fans. This happened before she was contested by Rhone Talsma. She holds the second-longest win streak in the show’s history, behind only Ken Jennings.
A brief about Jeopardy
Jeopardy is an American television show based on game. Mervyn Griffin created this show. The show consists of a quiz competition wherein participants are given general knowledge clues in the form of answers. Their goal is to frame questions out of those answers. Image game of jio party three contestants are there. They need to compete in three rounds namely, Jeopardy! , Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy! In each round, they have to frame questions out of the given clues. For instance, if a contestant selected, “Presidents for $200” then the clue could be “This ‘Father of Our Country’ didn’t really chop down a cherry tree”, for which the correct answer will be “Who is/was George Washington?””
What are the stages involved?
The first two stages, Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy! rounds each have their own game boards. They consist of six categories with five clues each. The clues are arranged in the order of easy to difficult and the dollar amounts vary from lowest to highest. The values of the clues become higher as one goes to further rounds. They become double the range of those in the first round, in the Double Jeopardy! round. In the original Jeopardy! series, clue values in the first round ranged from $10 to $50 in the Jeopardy! round and $20 to $100 in Double Jeopardy! round. In the newest version of Jeopardy!, they ranged from $25 to $125 and $50 to $250.
What about the prizes?
They pay the prize money in cash and returns to play in the next match to the top scorer. Others or non-winners get consolation prizes instead of their winnings. Consolation prizes have been $2,000 for the second-place contestant(s) and $1,000 for the third-place contestant as of 16 May, 2002. Cash consolation prizes offset these costs as they don’t provide lodging and accommodation costs.
1. What was the reaction of Roach on this achievement?
“This has been such a crazy season of streaks and I was fully thinking Amy [Schneider] might still be here,” Roach said. “If it’s not Amy, there’s going to be some other super-champion that’s just going to knock me out Game One. I guess what I didn’t realize is maybe I could become the super-champion I wanted to see in the world.”
2. Is she going to join the game again?
She will return to the competition on Monday to face off against the two players.
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