‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s shockingly low rating disqualifies him from last ‘Jeopardy!’ spherical

'Jeopardy!' contestant's shockingly low score disqualifies him from final 'Jeopardy!' round

2021-11-24 19:02:58

A contestant on Tuesday’s sport of “Jeopardy!” had one of the disappointing video games in current reminiscence, scoring so low that he didn’t even qualify for the “Ultimate Jeopardy!” spherical. 

Matt King, a lawyer from Lewisville, Tx. obtained off to a powerful begin however finally ended the sport with a damaging rating of -$6,400, marking one of many lowest scores within the present’s historical past. Yahoo Leisure notes that the participant was robust on questions within the soccer class, an space that others have struggled with up to now. Nevertheless, his sports activities information wasn’t sufficient to present him an general complete able to beating out his competitors. 

As a result of he was within the damaging area going into “Ultimate Jeopardy!,” host Ken Jennings was pressured to tell him that he was not eligible to proceed within the sport. 

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Ken Jennings is at present filling in because the host of ”Jeopardy!” for the rest of 2021.
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“Matt, I am afraid you took your swings,” stated Jennings. “That is a technique. It did not at all times repay. You have 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 reviews that, by the point he was carried out, 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 sport of “Jeopardy!” it was simply shy of breaking the report for the worst rating ever, which was set over the summer time throughout visitor host LeVar Burton’s run behind the rostrum. 

Mayim Bialik was one of the 2021 guest hosts of ‘'Jeopardy!’'

Mayim Bialik was one of many 2021 visitor hosts of ‘’Jeopardy!’’
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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 report beforehand set in March of 2015 by contestant Stephanie Hull, whose poor efficiency on “Jeopardy!” earned her -$6,800.

Levar Burton presided over a game of '‘Jeopardy!'’ in July that saw a contestant break the lowest-recorded score ever.

Levar Burton presided over a sport of ‘‘Jeopardy!’’ in July that noticed a contestant break the lowest-recorded rating ever.
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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 successful streak on Wednesday. As a result of she’s gained 5 video games, she is formally eligible for the present’s Event of Champions, the place she’s going to compete towards comparable winners from the final two seasons of the present, together with the No. 2 participant of all time, Matt Amodio.

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