Mattea Roach misplaced Friday in the semifinals of the Jeopardy! tournament of champions, shedding to a contestant who had a runaway victory.
The 23-year-old, who’s from Nova Scotia and now lives in Toronto, earned entry into the tournament by successful 23 consecutive video games to mark the fifth-longest streak ever on Jeopardy!, accumulating greater than $750,000 Cdn.
The tournament of champions noticed her matched in opposition to Andrew He, a software program developer from San Francisco, and Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis.
All three contestants have been stumped in Final Jeopardy, with none of them venturing a guess. The reply was, “To combat malaria, this former royal property helped transfer quinine-producing cinchona crops from South America to India.”
The appropriate response was what’s Kew Gardens.
He will transfer on to the finals on Monday, after ending the sport with $37,863 USD in a runaway victory.
Roach completed in third place with $7,200 USD, however earned $10,000 USD for her look.
Ahasic completed in second with $16,783, however earned $10,000 USD for his look.
Family says it has been ‘nice enjoyable’
Prior to Friday’s recreation, Roach continued her spectacular file by successful an exhibition match in opposition to different champions that aired on Wednesday together with her household and pals watching again in Nova Scotia.
“It was nice enjoyable,” Phil Roach, Mattea’s father, instructed CBC News. “I believe half of the enjoyable is sharing it with our household right here in Halifax.”
Reflecting on his daughter’s magical first run, he stated the success and cash hasn’t affected her.
“She’s very grounded,” Phil stated. “She hasn’t made any actual substantive adjustments to her life.”
The largest change, Mattea’s father stated, is that his daughter has changed into a bit of a celeb and now individuals acknowledge her.
“She actually appreciates the assist. She enjoys it regardless of being a really non-public particular person,” Phil stated.
The highlight has introduced Mattea alternatives she might in any other case not have had, her father stated. He stated his daughter had deliberate to go to regulation faculty, however after her first run on Jeopardy!, she determined to defer her acceptance.
Mattea began a podcast about Canadian politics and is contemplating writing a e-book, Phil stated.
“There are issues which have come alongside that she would describe as possibly one thing that she thought of doing in 10 years time,” he stated. “But this publicity has given her the chance for her to do it now.”
Phil is not involved about what Mattea will do subsequent. He stated he at all times knew his daughter would achieve success at no matter she selected to do.
“It’s only a actual pleasure to see a baby succeed,” Phil stated. “That’s actually gratifying. We have three boys and we assist them and, , we show pride in their successes too.”
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