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5-time Champion Rule
S6~10
Unlimited Champion Rule

Season 6[]

Name Aired Date TW Notes
Bob Blake September 6~12, 1989 $82,501 First 5-time champ to win over $75K overall.
1990 Tournament of Champions winner.
Invited to the Battle of the Decades, but declined due to travel complications.
Top Canadian winner on Jeopardy!.
Larry McKnight September 15~21, 1989 $60,901 He got an illness and didn't participate in the UTOC.
Steven Berman October 24~30, 1989 $48,800
Lisa Guay November 21~27, 1989 $42,600
Jeff Bandman December 19~25, 1989 $44,501
Frank Spangenberg January 9~15, 1990 $102,597 First 5-time champion to win over $100K overall.
Set 1-day record of $30,600 during 5th playing on January 15, 1990.
Top regular games winner during pre-doubled era.
1993 Tenth Anniversary Tournament winner.
Only player to appear in all 5 "All-Time" tournaments (Super Jeopardy!, Tenth Anniversary, Million Dollar Masters, Ultimate Tournament of Champions, Battle of the Decades).
Erik Larsen February 21~27, 1990 $54,400
Elaine Zollner March 2~8, 1990 $52,800 Final playing has Co-champ.
Andrew Bernknopf March 23~29, 1990 $34,200
Eric Terzuolo June 15~21, 1990 $64,302
Dan Katz June 25~29, 1990 $48,803

Season 7[]

Name Aired Date TW Notes
Jim Scott September 25~October 1, 1990 $49,300 1991 Tournament of champions winner.
Final playing has co-champ.
Youngest Tournament of champions winner.
Steve Robin November 20~26, 1990 $51,901
Bruce Ikawa November 30~December 6, 1990 $80,699
John LeDonne December 7~13 1990 $55,200
Lynne Wexler January 23~29, 1991 $70,351
Leslie Frates February 1~7, 1991 $56,099
Tom Halpern March 22~28, 1991 $63,602
Mark Born June 20~26 1991 $82,899

Season 8[]

Name Aired Date TW Notes
Steve Newman September 4~10, 1991 $75,502
Leszek Pawlowicz October 10~16, 1991 $75,400 1992 Tournament of champions winner.
Was Lyn Payne's and Bob Harris' Phone-a-Friend on Millionaire.
Kirk Ditzler November 25~29, 1991 $43,801 Died of cancer on August 25, 1998.
India Cooper December 16~20, 1991 $68,400 The first re-challenge and the first 5-time champions.
Died on May 17, 2020 at age 67 after a short battle with esophageal cancer.
Dave Willis January 24~30, 1992 $58,001
Frank Epstein February 5~11, 1992 $73,400
Phil Yellman March 13~19, 1992 $60,400
Robert Slaven March 24~30, 1992 $53,202
Jerome Vered May 18~22, 1992 $96,801 Set 1-day record of $34,000 during fourth playing on May 21, 1992.
1-day record holder during pre-doubled era.
Finished 3rd in both the 1992 TOC and the UTOC.
Richard Kaplan June 4~10, 1992 $73,202 Died of AIDS on November 14, 1993.
John Kelly June 1992 $84,701

Season 9[]

Name Aired Date TW Notes
Leslie Shannon Miller October 8~14, 1992 $64,300 Did not participate in Ultimate Tournament of Champions due to pregnancy.
Tom Nosek November 3~6, 23, 1992 $65,640 1993 Tournament of champions winner.
After four victories, she had to wait two weeks due to the 1992 Tournament of Champions.
Died on September 22, 2020 at age 81.
Dennis Donohue December 2~8, 1992 $64,298
Diane Siegel January 25~29, 1993 $65,479 Won $7,975 on Monopoly in 1990.
Alternate for the 1980s group in Battle of the Decades.
Bev Schwartzberg April 30, May 17~20, 1993 $65,900 Fourth playing has co-champ.
After one victory, she had to wait two weeks due to the 1993 College Championship.
Al Lin June 10~16, 1993 $58,903 Fourth playing has co-champ.
Ed Schiffer July 5~9, 1993 $65,903

Season 10[]

Name Aired Date TW Notes
Brian Moore September 7~13, 1993 $62,002
David Venderbush October 1993 $50,800
John Cuthbertson right after Brian Moore run. $82,400 Won $32K on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Jean Grewe December 20~24, 1993 $62,801
Kurt Bray January 3~7, 1994 $51,100
Tom Nichols January 31~February 3, October 10, 1994 $57,950 Originally lost 5th playing on February 4, 1994, invited back because of "clue discrepancy" on October 10, 1994.
Amy Fine March 11~17, 1994 $72,803 Final playing has co-champ.
Top female regular games winner in the pre-doubled era.
Last female retired 5-time champion to win one game as co-champ.
Steve Chernicoff July 7~8, September 5~7, 1994 $83,902 Also appeared for Princeton University in the College Bowl.
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