# 2016 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

Here is a list of contestants who qualify for the 2016 Tournament of Champions with links to the last game s/he played.

Last Update: December 21, 2016

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)

$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)

$67,800 – Susan Cole (3x)

More 3x Winners:

$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)

$40,000 – 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).

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

I hope so.

When is the 2016 Tournament of Champions going to air?

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 :)

I hope the Tournament of Champions is in February or May 2017.

I actually hope it airs in February, after the College Championship, because I want to see Philip Tiu in the Tournament Of Champions.

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

Okay, thanks. It’s fixed :)

You’re welcome!

Lani Gonzalez is missing from the 3 timers list

Thanks for letting me know. Fixed it. :)

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

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

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.

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.

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”

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?

Hi Paul, you’re not losing your mind — it’s just that the match they showed yesterday was a rerun. It was first shown on November 20, 2015. The recap of the game is here

All the matches from now until September 12th will be reruns. Jeopardy! has an article about the schedule over here

Will Buzzy be in this Tournament of Champions?

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

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

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

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.

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….

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 .

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.

Thanks :)

Tim Kutz came very close to winning a fifth win.

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…

Wow, we still haven’t have a five time champion yet?

Now we do

Hallelujah.

Who is Leonard Cohen?

:P