In the latest episode of Jeopardy! season 39, which aired on March 17, 2023, Kelly Barry emerged as the new champion, defeating the reigning champion, Stephen Webb, who had won eight consecutive games and banked a total amount of $184,881.
Hailing from Longmont, Colorado, Stephen returned to play his ninth game against Kelly Barry, a marketing communications specialist from Seattle, Washington, and Mark Bernstein, a retired solution architect from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
During the first round of the game, the categories included a variety of topics such as “City Of The Premiere, Shoe Know It, TV, You Say!, “Tri” Me, Out & About The Universe, Speak Your Truth.” Stephen, who appeared a little tired after winning eight games, gave multiple wrong answers, while Kelly gave only eight correct answers. However, most of her answers were high-valued, allowing her to take the lead in the first round, while Mark landed in third place after missing the Daily Double.
In the second round, the categories were “The Caribbean, Songs From Movies, Etymology, Irish Authors, Shape Up, Ship Out.” The Double Jeopardy round came with two Daily Doubles, which Mark picked both but only answered one correctly. He remained in third place, while Stephen and Kelly’s ranks interchanged. Kelly lost points due to a couple of high-value incorrect answers, but this gave Stephen a little push to grab the first position on the scoreboard.
During the Final Jeopardy round, Stephen’s reign came to an end after winning eight games consecutively. His and Mark’s final answers were incorrect. On the other hand, Kelly was the only player to give the correct response to the final round question. She won the game with a total amount of $14,600.
With today’s win, Kelly became the one-day champion who defeated the 8-day champion Stephen. Although the latter will no longer appear in season 39, he will participate in the Tournament of Champions 2023. Meanwhile, Kelly will return next week for a new episode, airing on Monday, March 20, 2023.
In conclusion, Kelly Barry emerged as the new champion in the latest episode of Jeopardy!, defeating the reigning champion, Stephen Webb. The game show tests the players’ knowledge through questions from various topics such as general knowledge, history, trends, and more. With a total amount of $14,600, Kelly gave a tough competition to Stephen and Mark, ultimately winning the game. Stephen won eight consecutive games and banked a total amount of $184,881 before his reign came to an end.#won #Jeopardy #tonight #March #Friday