2016-17 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

Here is a list of contestants who qualify for the 2017 Tournament of Champions with links to the last game s/he played.

Last Update: February 6, 2017

Tournaments:
$100,000 – Sam Deutsch, College Championship Winner
$100,000 – Jason Sterlacci, Teachers Tournament Winner

Regular play:
$265,002 – Seth Wilson (12x)
$164,603 – Buzzy Cohen (9x)
$107,499 – Tim Aten (7x)
$170,202 – Andrew Pau (6x)
$145,603 – Hunter Appler (6x)
$139,100 – Lisa Schlitt (6x)
$137,088 – Pranjal Vachaspati (6x)
$103, 803 – Cindy Stowell (6x) Rest in Peace
$107,000 – Tim Kutz (4x)
$82,403 – Todd Giese (4x)
$65,700 – Fred Vaughn (4x)
$62,401 – Justin Bender (4x)
$96,598 – Philip Tiu (3x)
$78,000 – Laurie MacDougall (3x)

Jeopardy TOC Tracker

More 3x Winners:
$67,800 – Susan Cole (3x)
$63,500 – Harris Stutman (3x)
$63,401 – Alex Maggio (3x)
$62,700 – Kelly Bayles (3x)
$58,801 – Steve Belding (3x)
$56,201 – Sam Scovill (3x)
$52,999 – Chris Becker (3x)
$50,600 – Lani Gonzalez (3x)
$45,200 – Kyle Webb (3x)
$43,000 – Amelia Hershberger (3x)
$42,699 – Rachel Zoch (3x)
$40,600 John Avila (3x)
$40,000 – Ellen Corrigan (3x)
$39,403 – Joyce Hshieh (3x)

Alex Jacob was the winner of the 2015 Tournament of Champions. These links are to the Final Jeopardy questions in Week 1 (the quarterfinals) and Week 2 (semi and finals).

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49 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    Will the Tournament of Champions be after the College Championship?

  2. Michael Thomas says:

    I think after the College Championship is completed, and that college champion is added to the TOC list, that should be the TOC field right there, in my opinion. I don’t see Philip getting bumped. I think he’s gonna make it the same way Michael Bilow did back in 2015. Only difference is Philip’s won a little more than him. Just my assumption. Guess we’ll see what happens from there.

    • Dalton Higbee says:

      I think Philip Tiu is likely going to miss out on the Tournament of Champions.

      • Lou says:

        Nope I told you before he won’t miss out on.the tournament of champions he has won 97000 dollars.in 3 games just like Mike below did last year.but Laurie MacDougall is definitely out.you probably didn’t even know that Michael bilow was in the 2015 tournament.

    • William Weyser says:

      Michael, I hope that the TOC field is complete, after that college champion wins the College Championship, because I don’t want to see anybody bump Philip Tiu off the TOC standings.

  3. Sidney says:

    You’re gonna have to take Cindy Stowell off the list, as she has deceased before her regular appearances have aired.

    • VJ says:

      @Sidney, We just wanted to show Cindy’s achievement here. We know that she passed away (that’s why it says “Rest in Peace” after her name).

    • Michael Thomas says:

      I was actually hesitant to mention that, too. i just didn’t want to spoil it for the people who were unaware.

  4. Alex Epstein says:

    When will the 2017 TOC air? Will it be in may 2017?

  5. Chip n Dip says:

    When is the 2016 Tournament of Champions going to air?

    • VJ says:

      Well, last year, they didn’t have enough players who automatically qualified for the ToC. Even now, they only have 6.

      I’m going to have to change the title of this article to 2017 :)

  6. William Weyser says:

    You held back an extra dollar to Cindy’s 6-day total.

  7. Rob says:

    Lani Gonzalez is missing from the 3 timers list

  8. Dalton Higbee says:

    If Sharath Narayan WILL BE IN THE NEXT Tournament of Champions, we’ll add him to this list.

  9. Dalton Higbee says:

    Can this year’s Teen Tournament winner qualify for the 2017 Tournament of Champions?

    • Richard Corliss says:

      According to wikipedia, none of the teen tournament winners made to the finals. They put them on the list until 2000, so they can’t do it.

      • Dalton Higbee says:

        The Teen Tournament winner will win $100,000 this year, so it is possible if the Teen Tourney winner makes it to the next Tournament of Champions.

  10. stellab says:

    Hi VJ and everyone –

    Thanks for posting this list. I’m a bit disappointed – no TOC until 2017? That’s a loooong time!

    You mentioned Keith Williams, who did the TD tracker. Keith is the best :-) !!!

    Take care up there –
    “stellab”

  11. Paul Schifino says:

    I feel like I am losing my mind a little. I have a question for all of you Jeopardy watchers out there. There was a question to Alex Jacob… and I think that is was one of the daily doubles on the Friday Show. It was the question about “How many miles is one of the laps of the Daytona or Indy 500.” He paused for almost until the buzzer went off and spurted out 2.5 miles. Alex Trabek than said something like “He always manages to pull the answer outright at the end.” I am almost CERTAIN that he was asked that VERY question in one of his regular games—paused the same way… answered and got it right, and Alex T. made essentially the same comment about his answering style. Is this possible? Do they recycle A&Qs?

  12. Mary Scully says:

    Will Buzzy be in this Tournament of Champions?

    • VJ says:

      Buzzy will definitely be in the next Tournament of Champions.

      The one they are showing on TV right now is a rerun from last November. It was taped and aired well before Buzzy appeared on the show

  13. carolyn topping says:

    what channel does the 2016 tournament of champions come on cant find it

    • VJ says:

      The 2016 Tournament of Champions won’t be shown till sometime next season. The one they are going to show this coming Monday is a repeat from November 2015 that will be on whatever your local channel for Jeopardy is

  14. Mathwiz100 says:

    Just remembered that the #2 person on this list, Pau, lost to the #1 guy on the list, Cohen… it would be interesting to see the two rematch.

  15. EO says:

    Will harris qualify then for Tournament of Champions? I thought you had to win 5x before qualifying. Based on his 3x win as of today, and his winnings, he would be right after Laurie….

    • VJ says:

      I don’t know the answer to your question. The TOC Tracker on Jeopardy.com actually still has some 3x winners on it whose winnings have been topped.

      You could ask Keith Williams at The Final Wager. He knows more about it than me .

  16. Lou says:

    Jason Sterlacci was the winner of the teacher’s tournament so he is also one of the toc participant. He also needed to be added in as well don’t forget.

  17. Dalton Higbee says:

    Tim Kutz came very close to winning a fifth win.

  18. Cece says:

    In 2015, by the end of January we had two 5-time champions. So far, 2016 is not looking very good.

    If only Fred hadn’t blown it…

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