# 2016-17 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

Honorable Mention:

$103,803 – Cindy Stowell (6x) Rest in Peace

4x Winners no longer in the Top 15:

$107,000 – Tim Kutz (4x)

$82,403 – Todd Giese (4x)

$72,601 – Rob Liguori (4x)

$65,700 – Fred Vaughn (4x)

$62,401 – Justin Bender (4x)

$49,403 – Kirstin Cutts (4x)

3x Winners:

$96,598 – Philip Tiu (3x)

$78,000 – Laurie MacDougall (3x)

$76,400 – Deborah Elliott (3x)

$76,191 – Jon Groubert (3x)

$69,201 – Grant McSheffrey (3x)

$67,800 – Susan Cole (3x)

$63,500 – Harris Stutman (3x)

$63,401 – Alex Maggio (3x)

$62,700 – Kelly Bayles (3x)

$61,402 – Betsy Knudson (3x)

$58,801 – Steve Belding (3x)

$56,201 – Sam Scovill (3x)

$54,603 – Ragavan Ramsubramani (3x)

$52,999 – Chris Becker (3x)

$50,600 – Lani Gonzalez (3x)

$50,200 – Gavin Borchert (3x)

$45,200 – Kyle Webb (3x)

$43,000 – Amelia Hershberger (3x)

$42,799 – Manny Abell (3x)

$42,699 – Rachel Zoch (3x)

$40,600 – John Avila (3x)

$40,000 – Ellen Corrigan (3x)

$39,403 – Joyce Hshieh (3x)

$36,601 – Nan Bauer (3x)

Can we update for new the Tournament of Champions Tracker?

Based on the comments I have read I think there was no 2016 tournament of champions, and this is why the 2016 and 2017 champions for both teachers and college are in the 2017 tournament. Can someone please confirm this? Secondly, what system does jeopardy use to group the 15 qualifiers into the five semi-final matches? The same question applies when grouping the five winners and four wild-card qualifiers into the three semi-final matches.

That’s right, John, they didn’t have a tournament of champions in 2016. The last one, in 2015, was going on in November same as this one.

Can’t help you with the second question — I haven’t really looked into how they chose the quarter-final groups this time around . As I recall, In the 2015 ToC, all the players came from the same season and there were some who already played against each other during their season so they didn’t have them in the same game in the quarter-finals. But I don’t think they had that same situation this year.

VJ, Anand Kandaswamy is still missing from the tracker.

Anand Kandaswamy was on the Tournament of Champion tracker with 3-day total $57,001. He will be on the Tournament of Champion tracker with Season 35 standings.

He is not going to be on this list. See my Nov. 1st comment below.

Maybe Anand Kandaswamy won 3-day total $57,001. Can we update Anand Kandaswamy after the next 2 weeks the Tournament of Champions?

@Brian, I will start a list soon. If you’ve been watching the show faithfully, you will know what that means — when I feel like it.

This list is closed now and no one else will be added to it.

I am not going to start a new list for a while, at least not until a good number of players have qualified for it. Actually, I might not even start one at all if people are going to keep posting additions on the very day someone’s run is over.

Here’s the deal: I like to update the ToC list on the weekend and it is just not necessary unless the weekend has passed and I didn’t add a player who should be on it.

Quarter-final matchups:

Monday 11/6. Buzzy Cohen vs. Hunter Appler vs. Pranjal Vachaspati.

Tuesday 11/7. Tim Aten vs. Lilly Chin vs. Jason Sterlacci.

Wednesday 11/8. Austin Rogers vs. Alan Lin vs. David Clemmons.

Thursday 11/9. Seth Wilson vs. Lisa Schlitt vs. Sam Deutsch.

Friday 11/10. Andrew Pau vs. Justin Vossler vs. Jon Eisenman.

I think the semifinalist winners will be: Buzzy, Lilly, Alan, Seth, & Andrew

Wild Cards: Hunter, Pranjal, Lisa, & Sam

I don’t think so Richard, Hunter Appler David Clemmons, Seth Wilson, Sam Deutsch, Justin Vossler, and Jon Eisenman are out. These Semi-finalists winner are goes to Buzzy Cohen, Andrew Pau, Jason Sterlacci, Alan Lin and Lisa Schlitt, and the Wild Cards Spots goes to Pranjal Vachaspati, Austin Rogers, Lilly Chin, and Tim Aten.

One of next week’s semi-finals game will be: Andrew Pau, Austin Rogers, and Lilly Chin.

I think Austin Rogers wins big as same as Philip Tiu and Michael Bilow both won $96,000.

Hopefully the Tournament of Champions will air this November.

According to the website Zap2it, the Tournament of Champions is on November 6-17, 2017.

Yes Richard, it was announced that the Tournament of Champions is on November 6-17, 2017 on ZapZit website.

I hope you are correct Dalton, The Tournament of Champions is on November 6-17, 2017.

Luckily I have my Tournament of Champions yearbook.

Todd Giese loses his spot as Justin won tonight. Todd is now the alternate. THe TofC is taping September 18 and 19th, as per Jboard, which means it will be probably airing in November sweeps. The new season of J! starts 9/11(reruns of Teen, COllege, and Teachers tourney start on MOnday 7/31 for six weeks), and the TofC will probably air in November sweeps pre-November 23rd, perhaps 11/6-11/17 to avoid conflict with Thanksgiving. Which means there are 43 regular games left or so.

VJ, can you change the title to 2017 Tournament of Champions?

@julia, I would actually prefer to leave the title 2016-17 because a number of players in the Top 15 played their games in 2016

Gavin Borchert was on the Tournament of Champion tracker with 3 day total $50,200. He will be on the Tournament of Champion tracker with Season 34.

Gavin is not on the top 15 so I’m afraid he might not be in the toc. So I think that only Deborah Elliott.can get.her.streak going just like pranjal did last year when he defeated Ellen.corrigan.

Yeah That’s a same thing, Pranjal Vachaspati won sixth streak in a row with 6 day total $137,088. He will be on the Tournament of Champion tracker with Season 34. And Deborah Elliott won third streak in a row with 3 day total $76,400. She will be on the Tournament of Champion tracker with Season 34.

No unfortunately, I know for a fact that Philip Tiu wil be back in 2018 for the toc but anyone that won 3 games that are below 90000 will not be eligible for the toc. The toc is only for those that have accumulated wins of 4 games or above and depending on how much you win in those games, you are guaranteed a spot on the toc.

The tournament of champions is not in July, Dalton.

I guess it is in November.

They are showing a repeat of the teen tournament the college tournament and the teacher’s tournament of 2017 starting July 31st. each of the tournaments will run for two weeks. so its six week hiatus until the new season starts on September 11th 2017.

You are correct Dalton, the Tournament of Champions will air on November 6-17, 2017.

I also said that the Tournament Of Champions will air on November 6th to 17th, 2017.

Peter Guekguezian was on Top 15 contestants on the Tournament of Champions with 3-day total $44,800. He will be on the Tournament of Champions with Season 34.

Yes but he will not be in the actual tournament because that amount won’t do it. it has to be 90000 dollars or above that to be in the toc. We already have the 15 people here for the november tournament

Tucker Dunn was on Top 15 contestants on the Tournament of Champions with 3-day total $39,999. He will be on the Tournament of Champions with Season 34.

Nope, afraid not, that 40000 is not going to be putting him in the toc because he needs to win at least 5 or 6 games. Unfortunately he lost therefore, he won’t be in the toc.

Do you put 3x Winners and 4x Winners no longer in the Top 15 in the Tournament of Champions Tracker?

They are all on page 2, Brian

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.

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?

No!

Well, maybe perhaps VJ knows!

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.

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.

I hope another teachers tournament winner will be a lady.

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.

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.

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.

Fred Vaughn will also be out after a teachers tournament champion wins.

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

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

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

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

We don’t have a tournament of champions in November 2017 we have it in May 2018.

We don’t have the tournament of champions in May 2018. It’s suppose to be will air on November 6-17, 2017 on the Tournament of Champions and the Teachers Tournament will air on May 2018.

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.

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

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.

Dalton did know Michael Bilow was in the 2015 Tournament. Dalton actually is the one who first posted the 2015 quarter-final match ups on the Who Already Beat Who post

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.

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

I hope so.

Alex, we don’t have in may 2017 the tournament of champions. They should air on November 6-17, 2017

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.

Dalton, we don’t have the Tournament of Champions is in February or May 2017. They should be November 6-17, 2017

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.

Those are goes to college and teachers in the tournament of champions tracker but not teen tournament.

I don’t think so Dalton, The Teen Tournament can’t be in The Tournament of Champions 2017. It goes to college and teachers in the tournament of champions tracker.

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”

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

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 .

Tim Kutz came very close to winning a fifth win.

Sure did

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