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Season 18 (October 22~November 2, 2001, #16)[]

Contestant[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
C 17 Pam Mueller A $50,000
1 16 Doug Lach ($ S16) 5 $85,400
2 17 Babu Srinivasan ($ S17) $75,100 Wild Card.png
3 Mark Eckard $69,600
4 Larry Cloud $66,100 Wild Card.png
5 16 Tad Carithers $60,400
6 17 Rick Knutsen $57,300 Wild Card.png
7 Andrew Garen $56,100
8 Bob Fleenor $55,700
9 Brad Rutter $55,102
10 Michael Arnone $54,499
11 Lan Djang $51,100 Wild Card.png
12 Kevin Keach $50,703
13 Michelle Clum $50,200
14 Ryan Moore $39,800

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 October 22, 2001 Babu Srinivasan $11,500 Mark Eckard $12,500 Rick Knutsen $7,599 #
QF #2 October 23, 2001 Larry Cloud $2,000 Andrew Garen $900 Pam Mueller $6,399 #
QF #3 October 24, 2001 Michael Arnone $0
($2,400)
Michelle Clum $1,599 Ryan Moore $6,000 #
QF #4 October 25, 2001 Doug Lach $0
($5,300)
Bob Fleenor $2 Brad Rutter $18,000 (↑) #
QF #5 October 26, 2001 Tad Carithers $4,900 Lan Djang $2,400 Kevin Keach $0
($4,700)
#
SF #1 October 29, 2001 Babu Srinivasan $20,400 Ryan Moore $1,299 Tad Carithers $20,500 #
SF #2 October 30, 2001 Rick Knutsen $10,300 (↑) Pam Mueller $713 Lan Djang $7,140 #
SF #3 October 31, 2001 Brad Rutter $17,001 Mark Eckard $6,100 Larry Cloud $4,800 #
Final November 1, 2001 Tad Carithers $1,300 Brad Rutter $2,500 Rick Knutsen $3,000 #
November 2, 2001 $6,800 $17,101 $4,699 #
Total $8,100 $19,601 $7,699

Note[]

  • All participants are 5-time champions for last time until S34.
  • Last ToC before the clue values are doubled.

Season 19 (May 5~16, 2003, #17)[]

Contestants[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
C 19 Kyle Hale A $51,300
1 Brian Weikle ($ S19) 5 $149,200
2 Travis Troyer $83,100 Wild Card.png
3 18 Ben Tritle $78,600
4 19 Mark Brown $68,094
5 17 Alan Bailey $61,501 (X2)
6 18 Trevor Norris $54,604 (X2)
7 Mark Dawson $52,599 (X2) Wild Card.png
8 Eric Floyd ($ S18) 4 $97,800 Wild Card.png
9 Jason McCune $90,041
10 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka $85,099
11 19 Max Levaren $68,801 Wild Card.png
12 18 Mark Lee $67,500
13 19 Jackie Harrison $66,602
14 18 Kathy Cassity $59,200

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 May 5, 2003 Brian Weikle $22,200 (↑) Ben Tritle $0
($6,400)
Kathy Cassity -$3,000 #
QF #2 May 6, 2003 Max Levaren $0
($7,600)
Trevor Norris $18,000 Mark Dawson $16,799 #
QF #3 May 7, 2003 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka $14,400 Travis Troyer $2,599 Mark Lee $0
($7,400)
#
QF #4 May 8, 2003 Jason McCune -$2,000 Mark Brown $19,205 (↑) Jackie Harrison $0
($2,600)
#
QF #5 May 9, 2003 Eric Floyd $0
($9,000)
Alan Bailey $20,400 (↑) Kyle Hale $0
($5,300)
#
SF #1 May 12, 2003 Brian Weikle $799 Mark Brown $101 Max Levaren $5 #
SF #2 May 13, 2003 Alan Bailey $13,000 Mark Dawson $30,001 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka $7,900 #
SF #3 May 14, 2003 Trevor Norris $9,599 Travis Troyer $10,300 Eric Floyd $20,300 #
Final May 15, 2003 Mark Dawson $22,400 Eric Floyd $7,300 Brian Weikle $15,000 #
May 16, 2003 $34,400 $12,399 $41,601 #
Total $56,800 $19,699 $56,601

Note[]

  • Last ToC with 5-time Limit Rule in place.
  • First ToC after the clue values are doubled.
  • It is also the first ToC in history where the champions of three seasons participated.
  • Among them, Alan and Mark D were scheduled to appear in the previous ToC, but the previous season was full of 15 players, so it was postponed to the next ToC.
  • Oddly enough, during the quarterfinal this season, as many as 6 out of 11 were $0, and two didn't even make the Final Jeopardy.
  • Clue values were doubled to their current amounts on November 26, 2001. Three players in the S19 ToC (Alan Bailey, Mark Dawson, and Trevor Norris) played before this doubling, and their seeding is based on their winnings being doubled.
  • Brian is the last player to break the minimum guarantee in ToC .
  • Starting this season, the prize money for 3rd place has risen to $25K, the prize money for runner-up is $50K, and the prize money for winning is $250K.

Season 21 (September 20~October 1, 2004, #18)[]

Contestants[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
C 18 Vinita Kailasanath A $50,000
20 Keith Williams
1 Tom Walsh ($ S20) 7 $184,900
2 Sean Ryan 6 $123,797
3 Chris Miller 5 $123,597 Wild Card.png
4 19 John Beck $117,099
5 20 Arthur Gandolfi 4 $137,300
6 Scott Renzoni $112,998
7 Anne Boyd $84,600
8 Jim Stalley $84,100
9 Steve Reynolds $75,102 Wild Card.png
10 19 Sam Ott $67,102
11 20 Russ Schumacher $64,800 Wild Card.png
12 19 Seth Alcorn 3 $106,400 Wild Card.png
13 20 Tom Baker $102,300

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 September 20, 2004 Arthur Gandolfi $16,200 (↑) Sam Ott $0 Keith Williams $3,500 #
QF #2 September 21, 2004 Tom Walsh $12,401 Seth Alcorn $10,600 Steve Reynolds $10,900 #
QF #3 September 22, 2004 John Beck $599 Scott Renzoni $2,000 Vinita Kailasanath $10,200 #
QF #4 September 23, 2004 Chris Miller $4,000 Tom Baker $20,100 (↑) Russ Schumacher $12,400 #
QF #5 September 24, 2004 Sean Ryan $2,600 Anne Boyd $7,599 Jim Stalley $2,400 #
SF #1 September 27, 2004 Russ Schumacher $11,799 Seth Alcorn $6,800 Vinita Kailasanath $3,799 #
SF #2 September 28, 2004 Tom Walsh $14,701 Anne Boyd $14,700 Chris Miller $2,999 #
SF #3 September 29, 2004 Tom Baker $0 Arthur Gandolfi $31,400 Steve Reynolds $7,600 #
Final September 30, 2004 Arthur Gandolfi $0 Tom Walsh $19,700 Russ Schumacher $9,600 #
October 1, 2004 $12,400 $11,800 $27,850 #
Total $12,400 $31,500 $37,450

Note[]

  • First ToC with Unlimited Rule in place.
  • John was the last 5-time champion under the prior rule.
  • It is the first ToC in which two or more 3-time champions participated.
  • It is the least ToC in history with 5-time+ champions.
  • Ken Jennings, Season 21's biggest winner, did not appear in this year's and the next year's Tournament of Champions because of his UToC Finals appearance.

Season 22 (May 8~19, 2006, #19)[]

Contestants[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
C 21 Kermin Fleming A $100,000
22 Nico Martinez
1 21 David Madden ($ S22) 19 $430,400
2 22 Tom Kavanaugh 8 $142,602
3 Kevin Marshall 6 $98,201
4 Maria Wenglinsky 5 $122,300
5 21 Kerry Breitenbach $90,400
6 22 Bob Mesko $68,599 Wild Card.png
7 Jason Richards 4 $99,200 Wild Card.png
8 Bill MacDonald $75,399
9 21 David Rozenson 3 $76,000
10 22 Vik Vaz $72,002
11 Doug Dorst $66,802
12 Michael Falk $59,403 Wild Card.png
13 21 Aaron Thompson $57,899 Wild Card.png

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 May 8, 2006 Doug Dorst $5,999 Kermin Fleming $99 Maria Wenglinsky $6,400 #
QF #2 May 9, 2006 Kevin Marshall $16,402 David Rozenson $6,399 Aaron Thompson $16,401 #
QF #3 May 10, 2006 Kerry Breitenbach $10,799 Jason Richards $11,000 Vik Vaz $26,001 #
QF #4 May 11, 2006 Michael Falk $14,000 David Madden $28,001 Bob Mesko $14,400 #
QF #5 May 12, 2006 Tom Kavanaugh $10,000 Bill MacDonald $18,733 (↑) Nico Martinez $0 #
SF #1 May 15, 2006 Vik Vaz $18,000 Aaron Thompson $13,999 Bob Mesko $1,999 #
SF #2 May 16, 2006 David Madden $0 Bill MacDonald $23,199 (↑) Kevin Marshall $11,000 #
SF #3 May 17, 2006 Michael Falk $22,001 Jason Richards $6,000 Maria Wenglinsky $22,000 #
Final May 18, 2006 Bill MacDonald $0 Michael Falk $17,400 Vik Vaz $30,800 #
May 19, 2006 $399 $31,801 $0 #
Total $399 $49,201 $30,800

Note[]

  • For second time, all ToC finalists are not 5-time+ champions.
  • It is a tournament in which most 3-time champions participated in ToC history.
  • Kermin participated in the 2005 UToC.
  • For first time, Bill and Vik is the regular-season rematch in a ToC.
  • Michael and Vik are first 3-time champions in final.
  • Michael Falk is first and only 3-time champion to win ToC. After S37, the condition for advancing to the ToC has been changed to 4 wins, and it remains the only case from regular game. However, starting with S38, the Second Chance Tournament created a ToC opportunity for the champions with three consecutive wins or less, so another ToC winner with 3-time champion may emerge.
  • Unlike previous Tournament of Champions tournaments, the champions in the quarterfinals were not in the order of how much money they have won in their initial appearances, but rather the order of their last names. This tradition would last until S28.
  • As of this year's ToC, no S21 champions who participated in the ToC made it to the finals.
  • From this season, 3rd place was paid $50K and 2nd place was paid $100K, and it continues to this season.

Season 24 (November 5~16, 2007, #20)[]

Contestants[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
C 23 Cliff Galiher A $100,000 Wild Card.png
1 Mehrun Etebari ($ S23) 5 $128,100
2 Andrew Rostan $124,500
3 24 Paul Glaser $121,802
4 23 Cathy Lanctot $116,102
5 22 Craig Westphal $114,601
6 23 Steve Unite $107,605
7 Jeff Spoeri $104,103 Wild Card.png
8 22 Celeste DiNucci $83,601 Wild Card.png
9 23 Christian Haines 4 $105,000
10 Chris Mazurek $76,597
11 Sara Terrell $71,799
12 Susan Mitchell $67,100 Wild Card.png
13 Doug Hicton 3 $84,900
14 24 Nick Swezey $76,202

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 November 5, 2007 Mehrun Etebari $700 Cathy Lanctot $4,400 Chris Mazurek $17,999 #
QF #2 November 6, 2007 Celeste DiNucci $21,800 Nick Swezey $10,600 Craig Westphal $26,600 #
QF #3 November 7, 2007 Paul Glaser $19,599 Susan Mitchell $12,200 Jeff Spoeri $12,000 #
QF #4 November 8, 2007 Christian Haines $24,001 Sara Terrell -$1,000 Steve Unite $10,000 #
QF #5 November 9, 2007 Cliff Galiher $11,400 Doug Hicton $16,400 Andrew Rostan $3,400 #
SF #1 November 12, 2007 Chris Mazurek $1,999 Doug Hicton $7,199 Susan Mitchell $1,700 #
SF #2 November 13, 2007 Christian Haines $15,401 Celeste DiNucci $15,401 Jeff Spoeri $4,599 #
SF #3 November 14, 2007 Craig Westphal $8,000 Paul Glaser $9,199 Cliff Galiher $11,601 #
Final November 15, 2007 Celeste DiNucci $20,000 Cliff Galiher $2,800 Doug Hicton $12,400 #
November 16, 2007 $2,000 $3,200 $9,199 #
Total $22,000 $6,000 $21,599

Note[]

  • Last ToC from Metallic Set (2002~2009).
  • For the first and only time, without 6-time+ champions from ToC.
  • This is the last ToC in which two or more 3-time champions participated[1].
  • In this ToC, all participants were awarded the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System.
  • For the first time, Tiebreaker Round holds when ToC. during the second semifinal game of the Tournament of Champions, there was a two-way tie at the end of the Final Jeopardy! round. Celeste answered the tiebreaker question correctly and advanced to the finals, ultimately winning the Tournament of Champions (video).
  • Doug is the last 3-time champion to make a ToC final until S36 player Emma Boettcher.
  • Cliff is the last winner of another tournament to reach the final since Jeff Stewart on S11, and the last finalist from a college tournament winner to date.
  • To date, Celeste is the last female ToC winner and the last wildcard semifinalist to win ToC. After her, runners-up Larissa Kelly (6x) for S25, Emma Boettcher (3x) for S36, and Jennifer Quail (8x) for S37 in the former is the best, and in the latter, Jason Zollinger (6x) for S26.
  • This is the first case of two consecutive ToC winners in the same season.

References[]

  1. Starting from the 30th, the ToC participation qualification changed to 4 consecutive wins, making it impossible.
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