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Season 2 (November 11~22, 1985, #1)[]

Contestants[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
1 1 Paul Boymel ($ S1) 5 $56,200
2 Michael Day $53,500
3 John Genova $50,595
4 Ron Black $47,401
5 Elise Beraru $47,350
6 Bruce Fauman $43,398
7 Ric Moser $39,200
8 Nathan Walpow $38,900
9 John Hnat $37,100 Wild Card.png
10 Paul Croshier $36,500
11 Larry Floyd $35,800
12 Liz Caccese $34,500 Wild Card.png
13 Paula Tupper $34,298
14 Jerry Frankel $32,650 Wild Card.png
15 Steve Rogitz $31,399 Wild Card.png

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 November 11, 1985 John Genova $0
($1,800)
Elise Beraru $0
($6,400)
Ric Moser $3,599 #
QF #2 November 12, 1985 Liz Caccese $4,100 Jerry Frankel $3,300 Larry Floyd $8,600 #
QF #3 November 13, 1985 Paul Croshier -$800 Paul Boymel $7,601 John Hnat $4,800 #
QF #4 November 14, 1985 Bruce Fauman $9,100 (↑) Paula Tupper $2,100 Steve Rogitz $7,000 #
QF #5 November 15, 1985 Michael Day $0
($2,400)
Nathan Walpow $3 Ron Black $12,000 (↑) #
SF #1 November 18, 1985 Larry Floyd $3,700 Steve Rogitz $7,600 (↑) Ric Moser $2,000 #
SF #2 November 19, 1985 Bruce Fauman $6,000 John Hnat $2,100 Liz Caccese $3,800 #
SF #3 November 20, 1985 Ron Black $1,772 Paul Boymel $0 Jerry Frankel $9,000 (↑) #
Final November 21, 1985 Steve Rogitz $4,500 Bruce Fauman $4,300 Jerry Frankel $6,100 #
November 22, 1985 $600 $5,099 $12,401 #
Total $5,100 $9,399 $18,501

Note[]

  • This is the only ToC where the finals were not in order of semifinal scores.

Season 3 (November 3~14, 1986, #2)[]

Contestants[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
1 2 Chuck Forrest ($ S2) 5 $72,800
2 Jay Rosenberg $49,600
3 Paul Rouffa $46,100
4 Gary Giardina $32,330
5 Donald Burgo $26,180
6 Harvey Becker 4 $55,400
7 Mark Leinwand $43,700
8 Beryl Arbit $41,001 Wild Card.png
9 Marvin Shinkman $39,203 Wild Card.png
10 Lionel Goldbart $34,997 Wild Card.png
11 Guy Tonti $28,800
12 Jared Eisenstat $26,098
13 Danny Green $26,000
14 Eric Schoeck $21,499
15 Gary Palmer $18,400 Wild Card.png

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 November 10, 1986 Jay Rosenberg $7,600 Lionel Goldbart $5,000 Danny Green $0
($3,300)
#
QF #2 November 11, 1986 Paul Rouffa $7,801 Marvin Shinkman $7,800 Jared Eisenstat $2,400 #
QF #3 November 12, 1986 Donald Burgo $10,100 Mark Leinwand $1,000 Beryl Arbit $7,600 #
QF #4 November 13, 1986 Gary Giardina $4,400 Harvey Becker $1,900 Eric Schoeck $3,900 #
QF #5 November 14, 1986 Chuck Forrest $10,000 (↑) Guy Tonti $0
($2,600)
Gary Palmer $6,000 #
SF #1 November 17, 1986 Donald Burgo $0 Marvin Shinkman $4,199 Gary Palmer $0 #
SF #2 November 18, 1986 Chuck Forrest $11,000 (↑) Jay Rosenberg $1,100 Gary Giardina $0 #
SF #3 November 19, 1986 Paul Rouffa $14,000 Beryl Arbit $12,100 Lionel Goldbart $0 #
Final November 20, 1986 Paul Rouffa $4,000 Chuck Forrest $6,600 Marvin Shinkman $1,600 #
November 21, 1986 $0 $8,000 $1,400 #
Total $4,000 $14,600 (↑) $3,000

Note[]

  • First ToC with 4-time champions.
  • 5-time champion Barbara Lowe was excluded from the tournament completely due to being declared ineligible in regular-play for competing under an untrue identity and competing on another game show within the probationary period. 4-time champion Gary Palmer, the next eligible player, took her place.
  • Starting this season, the prize money for the 2nd and 3rd places has been changed to minimum $5,000 instead final 2-day total, the same amount as the semifinalists.

Season 4 (November 9~20, 1987, #3)[]

Contestants[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
Te 3 Michael Galvin A $25,000 Wild Card.png
S Zeke Sevilla, Jr.
1 John Ryan ($ S3) 5 $61,800
2 Eugene Finerman $57,902
3 Dave Traini $54,502
4 Bob Verini $46,802
5 John Podhoretz $45,600
6 Keith Bell $41,952
7 Keith Walker $40,700
8 Richard Cordray $40,303
9 Frank Hughes $30,900
10 Doug Molitor 4 $51,001 Wild Card.png
11 Jonathan Fellows $39,201
12 Eric Berman $37,101 Wild Card.png
13 Roger Storm $31,200 Wild Card.png

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 November 9, 1987 Dave Traini $8,402 John Podhoretz $1,599 Eric Berman $8,401 #
QF #2 November 10, 1987 Richard Cordray $9,900 Frank Hughes $4,900 Michael Galvin $8,600 #
QF #3 November 11, 1987 Eugene Finerman $3,900 Keith Bell $0 Jonathan Fellows $3,399 #
QF #4 November 12, 1987 Bob Verini $9,400 Keith Walker $3,500 Zeke Sevilla, Jr. $6,000 #
QF #5 November 13, 1987 John Ryan $12,200 Doug Molitor $10,000 Roger Storm $8,100 #
SF #1 November 16, 1987 Richard Cordray $12,400 Dave Traini $13,083 Roger Storm $1,200 #
SF #2 November 17, 1987 Doug Molitor -$300 Michael Galvin $0 Eugene Finerman $12,100 #
SF #3 November 18, 1987 John Ryan -$300 Bob Verini $8,500 (↑) Eric Berman $34 #
Final November 19, 1987 Dave Traini $7,600 Eugene Finerman $6,800 Bob Verini $3,800 #
November 20, 1987 $8,400 $4,800 $12,201 #
Total $16,000 $11,600 $16,001

Note[]

  • For first time, all ToC finalists are not WC semifinalists.
  • The only ToC to not have females.
  • This is the first ToC where the winners of other tournaments participated.
  • Michael Galvin became the first tournament winner to become a semifinalist in the ToC.
  • Starting this season, the prize pools for second and third place have risen to $10,000 and $7,500.

Season 5 (November 7~18, 1988, #4)[]

Contestants[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
Te 4 Michael Block A $25,000
S Peggy Kennedy Wild Card.png
1 Bruce Naegeli ($ S4) 5 $64,200
2 Leah Greenwald $58,802
3 Roy Holliday $57,200
4 Steven Popper $55,600 Wild Card.png
5 Sandra Gore $53,507
6 Michael Rankins $52,098
7 Barbara-Anne Eddy $52,000
8 Mark Lowenthal $49,901
9 Richard Perez-Peña $40,300 Wild Card.png
10 Bruce Seymour 4 $54,989
11 Stephen Lebowitz $50,900
12 Kate Waits $49,804 Wild Card.png
13 Ron Trigueiro $49,401

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 November 7, 1988 Bruce Naegeli $13,801
($13,600)
Kate Waits $10,400 Richard Perez-Pena $13,800
($6,900)
($2,500)
#
QF #2 November 8, 1988 Roy Holliday $500 Barbara-Anne Eddy $399 Stephen Lebowitz $0 #
QF #3 November 9, 1988 Steven Popper $10,800 Michael Rankins $13,801
($7,000)
Peggy Kennedy $13,800
($6,900)
($2,700)
#
QF #4 November 10, 1988 Bruce Seymour $6,500 Sandra Gore $8,600 Michael Block $1 #
QF #5 November 11, 1988 Leah Greenwald $8,000 Mark Lowenthal $8,800 Ron Trigueiro $7,000 #
SF #1 November 14, 1988 Michael Rankins $1,599 Kate Waits $1,200 Mark Lowenthal $4,400 #
SF #2 November 15, 1988 Bruce Naegeli $16,700 Peggy Kennedy $4,799 Roy Holliday $2,300 #
SF #3 November 16, 1988 Richard Perez-Pena $0 Steven Popper $7,600 Sandra Gore $16,001 #
Final November 17, 1988 Bruce Naegeli $12,800 Sandra Gore $13,000 Mark Lowenthal $5,000 #
November 18, 1988 $5,999 $0 $19,001 #
Total $18,799 $13,000 $24,001

Note[]

  • Sandra become first female finalist in the ToC.

Season 6 (November 6~17, 1989, #5)[]

Contestants[]

Rank Season Name Wins TW Results WC
Te 5 Eric Newhouse A $28,100
C Tom Cubbage $26,600 Wild Card.png
S Ouida Rellstab $25,000 Wild Card.png
1 Brian Wangsgard ($ S5) 5 $62,398
2 Jeff Richmond $58,302
3 Cathy Boggs $43,200
4 Mark McDermott $42,880
5 Cigus Vanni $40,400
6 Joel Sacks 4 $50,652
7 Yael Sofaer $47,401
8 Bruce Cox $44,900 Wild Card.png
9 Jim Tompkins-MacLaine $41,002
10 Rich Lerner $40,790
11 Peggi Malys $36,800 Wild Card.png
12 Chris Shea $35,202

Game Summary[]

Game Air Date Name Score Name Score Name Score Detail
QF #1 November 6, 1989 Mark McDermott $3,800 Jim Tompkins-MacLaine $1 Peggi Malys $3,600 #
QF #2 November 7, 1989 Cigus Vanni $7,000 Bruce Cox $2,400 Ouida Rellstab $1,399 #
QF #3 November 8, 1989 Jeff Richmond $1,000 Joel Sacks $0
($1,900)
Eric Newhouse $10,000 #
QF #4 November 9, 1989 Brian Wangsgard $9,800 Yael Sofaer $989 Tom Cubbage $8,199 #
QF #5 November 10, 1989 Cathy Boggs $0
($3,000)
Rich Lerner $10,500 (↑) Chris Shea $0
($3,400)
#
SF #1 November 13, 1989 Tom Cubbage $11,801 Cigus Vanni $0 Peggi Malys $0 #
SF #2 November 14, 1989 Rich Lerner $3,399 Eric Newhouse $2,199 Bruce Cox $0 #
SF #3 November 15, 1989 Brian Wangsgard $5,697 Mark McDermott $25 Ouida Rellstab $0 #
Final November 16, 1989 Tom Cubbage $8,100 Brian Wangsgard $3,000 Rich Lerner $4,100 #
November 17, 1989 $9,100 $2 $11,400 #
Total $17,200 (↑) $3,002 $15,500

Note[]

  • The College Tournament winner participated for the first time in the ToC, and Tom, the first winner, won the ToC for the first time from other tournament winners.

References[]

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