Canadian Jeopardy! star Mattea Roach has defeated two fellow super-champs from the final season in a pleasant match.
Roach had her Event of Champions exhibition recreation on Tuesday evening, when she confronted off towards Amy Schneider and Matt Amodio.
The Nova Scotia-born contestant gained 23 consecutive video games within the season that aired within the spring, ending up with a complete of US$560,983 in her pocket — that’s simply over $720,000 in Canadian foreign money. Roach additionally has each the fifth-longest streak within the present’s historical past and the fifth-highest winnings throughout regular-season play. When she misplaced her twenty fourth recreation on Could 6, she misplaced by simply $1.
To no shock, she was named to the Event of Champions in September.
Canadian Mattea Roach named to Event of Champions on ‘Jeopardy!’
Although no cash was at stake in Tuesday’s recreation, in what host Ken Jennings referred to as a “rehearsal of kinds,” Roach beat her opponents by far, ending with $17,600 in comparison with Schneider’s $904 and Amodio’s $3,600.
‘Surreal’ expertise for household
Roach’s dad and mom Patti and Phil couldn’t be prouder of their daughter.
“It was outstanding,” Phil Roach mentioned of Tuesday’s match. The entire household had the chance to attend the stay taping of the present in Los Angeles.
“Anybody is able to profitable, however after we had been watching it stay, it was surreal,” he mentioned.
“These are three of the highest 5 gamers in Jeopardy! historical past of all time … And watching our daughter play Matt Amodio and Amy Schneider, it was thoughts blowing.”
Jeopardy! champ Mattea Roach displays on win streak
Although they knew the end result of the sport, it didn’t boring the joy of watching the airing of the episode on tv. Roach mentioned about 20 relations and mates got here to their home in Halifax to look at.
“It’s great enjoyable … Nobody else within the room knew the end result of the sport, however my spouse and I in fact. It was an actual pleasure,” he mentioned.
The household even had themed cookies ready by a household good friend, Copper Cookies, for the watch occasion.
Roach mentioned the previous yr has been a wild trip for his daughter.
“She actually can’t go anyplace at residence, and Toronto, with out being acknowledged. She is a really personal particular person, however she enjoys the assist tremendously.”
He mentioned Mattea has been making the most of all of the alternatives which have introduced themselves in previous months, like beginning a podcast and taking on writing.
However the fame hasn’t modified her, the daddy mentioned.
“I believe if something, she’s extra Mattea,” Roach mentioned with fun.
“She has this platform now the place she’s capable of actually seize the chance, categorical her opinion … She’s surrounded by an amazing group of mates,” he mentioned. “Her core particular person, you realize, she’s the identical particular person. This hasn’t modified her one bit.”
The household is now wanting ahead to Friday’s semi-finals episode the place Mattea will face off towards meteorologist Eric Ahasic and software program developer Andrew He. The winner of that recreation will advance to the finals, to play alongside winners of the opposite two semi-final matches with Amodio and Schneider.
Phil Roach mentioned “there’s great drama on this event,” echoing his daughter’s earlier feedback.
“They’re all heavy-hitters. The gameplay is extra aggressive on this event than it was after we had been watching the common season. And all people is in it to win it, and everyone seems to be succesful,” he mentioned.
Roach mentioned the household is happy to rewatch the sport, and is grateful for everybody’s assist.
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