The final round of Jeopardy! is one of the most anticipated segments of the season. It’s a chance for fans to get involved right from the couch and play for the grand prize if they know the answer. This season’s category is called Historical Names and it’s a topic that has vast implications. One of the clues for the April 23 edition was that two living descendants of Anne of York had been identified by DNA.
Mattea Roach, a 23-year-old Toronto tutor, is the reigning Jeopardy! champion. She entered the Final Jeopardy round with $21,400 and a chance to win the championship. Despite her lack of experience, Roach was confident that she would be the next winner.
The two-day final round was a tough one for Mattea and the other players. After the previous two rounds, she had defended her total of $271,282 dollars. The other competitors, Sean and Loni, had no money at the end of the first round. At the end of the final round, they had just over $22,000 each. The winner of the final round, however, was Mattea.
If two or more contestants tie for first place, a tie-breaker is used to decide the winner. If the tied contestants are given one clue each, they have the opportunity to solve it. The first person to buzz-in gives the correct question to win. If a contestant gets the wrong answer, they cannot win by default.
Mattea Roach is the winner of the April 29th Jeopardy game. She is the first Canadian to win more than five games. This streak has begun with season 20. Roach, a tutor from Toronto, earned $396,182 before the game began. The other two contestants were Clemson undergraduate student Manav Jain and Renee Russell, a branch office administrator from Baltimore.
Roach, a former Jeopardy! champion, was challenged by Terri Huggins. In the final round of Jeopardy!, she bet $5,001 on the game. During her streak, Roach has answered 514 questions correctly, with 41 incorrect answers. During her streak, she has won $460,184 US. She has lived in Halifax, Calgary, and Moncton, N.B., and has won a few rounds of Trivial Pursuit in the past.