A contestant on Tuesday’s recreation of “Jeopardy!” had one of the disappointing video games in latest reminiscence, scoring so low that he didn’t even qualify for the “Closing Jeopardy!” spherical.
Matt King, a lawyer from Lewisville, Tx. bought off to a robust begin however finally ended the sport with a adverse rating of -$6,400, marking one of many lowest scores within the present’s historical past. Yahoo Leisure notes that the participant was sturdy on questions within the soccer class, an space that others have struggled with previously. Nonetheless, his sports activities data wasn’t sufficient to offer him an total complete able to beating out his competitors.
As a result of he was within the adverse area going into “Closing Jeopardy!,” host Ken Jennings was compelled to tell him that he was not eligible to proceed within the recreation.
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“Matt, I am afraid you took your swings,” stated Jennings. “That is a technique. It did not all the time repay. You had been shut so many instances, however we’re gonna should say goodbye to you right here. You may end in third place with $1,000.”
The outlet experiences that, by the point he was finished, King had solely answered eight out of 18 clues he buzzed in on appropriately. Whereas the rating was definitely among the many lowest seen in a recreation of “Jeopardy!” it was simply shy of breaking the file for the worst rating ever, which was set over the summer season throughout visitor host LeVar Burton’s run behind the rostrum.
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Patrick Pearce, product specialist from Fountain View, Calif. had a less-than-stellar efficiency and ended up raking within the lowest rating in “Jeopardy!” historical past with -$7,400. In accordance with Slate, the minus $7,400 ending complete breaks the file beforehand set in March of 2015 by contestant Stephanie Hull, whose poor efficiency on “Jeopardy!” earned her -$6,800.
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In the meantime, the sport finally went to Amy Schneider. She is now a 5-day “Jeopardy!” champion with a complete of $170,400 in prize cash since starting her profitable streak on Wednesday. As a result of she’s received 5 video games, she is formally eligible for the present’s Event of Champions, the place she’s going to compete towards related winners from the final two seasons of the present, together with the No. 2 participant of all time, Matt Amodio.