2016-17 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

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  1. Richard Corliss says:

    You forgot to add David Clemmons to the list.

    • VJ says:

      I didn’t forget, Richard. It’s just that he’s not on Jeopardy’s tracker yet and Fred Vaughn is still on there so I’m waiting for them to make the first move

  2. Brian Phan says:

    Ragavan Ramsubramani was on the Tournament of Champion tracker with 3-day total $54,603. He will be on the Tournament of Champion tracker with Season 34.

    • Richard Corliss says:

      As always top 15 contestants will be in the tournament of champions, Ragavan Ramsubramani is not on the tracker.

  3. Dalton Higbee says:

    Brian, I hope the tournament airs in November, this is the longest time between the last and the next ToCs. It is going to be the most confusing ever.

  4. Brian Phan says:

    Ragavan Ramsubramani was on the Tournament of Champions tracker will be back on May 22

  5. Dalton Higbee says:

    So I assume that the Teachers Tournament would not be taking place in Washington D.C. this year.

    Does anyone know why that the last Tournament of Champions aired in Nov. 2015 and the next one probably won’t be until late 2017?

    • Richard Corliss says:


      • Dalton Higbee says:

        Well, maybe perhaps VJ knows!

        • VJ says:

          Sorry, Dalton, I’m sure I know less about it than you do and I don’t think they will answer your particular question when they announce the next ToC.

          If they do, you’ll probably see it before me because you are looking for it.

  6. VJ says:

    Is it possible that one (or more) of the Top 15 could defer their spot to 2018? Maybe by the time they have the ToC, if several more 4x winners fall off the list, it will be an option.

  7. Brian Phan says:

    Alan Lin was on the Tournament of Champion tracker with 5-day total $108,800. He will be on the Tournament of Champion tracker with Season 34.

  8. Dalton Higbee says:

    I hope the Tournament of Champions will air RIGHT after the Teachers Tournament.

  9. Richard Corliss says:

    I hope another teachers tournament winner will be a lady.

    • Brian Phan says:

      I don’t think so Richard, Last year, there will be no lady in the teachers tournament and This year there will be no lady in the teachers tournament. That is the winner will be a men in teachers tournament is Jason Sterlacci and David Clemmons for $100,000.

  10. Brian Phan says:

    Grant McSheffrey was on the Tournament of Champion tracker with 3-day total $69,201. He will be on the Tournament of Champion tracker with Season 34.

    • Lou says:

      afraid not, grant is not in the top 15 so he is out. Therefore, Justin Bender and Philip Tiu will have to be prepared for the 2018 tournament of champions since there will be people that wil be pushed back to next year.

  11. WCS Taylor says:

    So if what I read below is correct – the Tournament of Champions will be in May of 2017? Need to prepare for the Kirstin Cutts-mania again!! #TeamCutts

    • Dalton Higbee says:

      The Teachers Tournament is going to air in May. You know Kirstin Cutts will not make it to the ToC.

      • Brian Phan says:

        That’s right Dalton, the Teachers Tournament is going to air in May 8-19 2017. Kirstin Cutts will make it to the Tournament of Champions with 4 day-total: $49,403

    • Brian Phan says:

      We don’t have in may of 2017 in the Tournament of Champions it suppose to be in November 2017. Need to prepare for the Kirstin Cutts-mania again! #TeamCutts was on 4 day-total:49,403

  12. Dalton Higbee says:

    Will the Tournament of Champions be after the College Championship?

  13. 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.

  14. Alex Epstein says:

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

  15. 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 :)

  16. 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.

  17. 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 –

  18. 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 Trebek 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?

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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 .

  23. 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.

  24. Dalton Higbee says:

    Tim Kutz came very close to winning a fifth win.

  25. 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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