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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Mattea Roach wins in her fourth game of Jeopardy!

On Jeopardy!, Mattea Roach wins her fourth game.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mattea Roach of Nova Scotia is now qualified to compete in a future Tournament of Champions after winning her fourth game on Jeopardy! on Friday night.
  • Roach applied to be a member of the long-running game show in 2020. In January, she was invited to film an episode in Los Angeles.

After winning her fourth game on Jeopardy! on Friday night, Mattea Roach of Nova Scotia is now qualified to compete in a future Tournament of Champions.

The 23-year-old woman from Halifax took home an additional $24,200, increasing her four-day total to $104,600.

According to the Daily Box Score, Roach attempted to buzz in 42 times during Friday’s program. She was successful 33 times, giving her a 79 percent success rate.

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Roach was correct on 31 of the 33 buzzes she answered.

Mayim Bialik, the show’s host, mentioned how good it was to have a Canadian on the show – something that hasn’t been possible throughout the pandemic.

During Friday’s broadcast, Bialik asked, “What does it feel like to be our very special ‘Canadian unicorn?'”

“It’s been incredible… Canadians are always proud of their homegrown celebrities, so appearing on Jeopardy! is big. It’s incredibly great to be in a place where Alex was such an iconic presence for so many years, “Roach replied.

On Jeopardy!, Mattea Roach wins her fourth game.
On Jeopardy!, Mattea Roach wins her fourth game. Image from The Star

In 2020, Roach applied to be a part of the long-running game show. She was invited to film an episode in Los Angeles in January.

Roach is a Halifax native with strong ties to Cape Breton. Her mother is from Ingonish, Newfoundland, while her father is from New Waterford, Newfoundland, and many of her relatives still remain there.

Roach plays her fifth match Monday night opposite Vanessa McCombs of Manassas, Va., as well as Michael Wohlman of Austin, Texas.

Source: CTV news

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