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Tune in Nov. 6 for start of 'Jeopardy!' Tournament of Champions

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Mon, Oct 30th 2017 06:20 pm
Photo courtesy of Jeopardy Productions Inc.
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15 past champions set to return for two-week event
AnchorAnchorJust when the excitement of the World Series ends, another high-stakes competition will take its place: the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions presented by Consumer Cellular begins Monday, Nov. 6. Fifteen champions from the past two seasons will face off over the course of the two-week event, which concludes with a two-day final airing Nov. 16-17.
Winning the most prestigious event on the "Jeopardy!" calendar won't be easy, and the prizing reflects the level of skill needed to come out on top: $250,000 will go to the winner, while second place claims $100,000. Third place will go home with $50,000.
The contestant field for the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions presented by Consumer Cellular consists of 11 players who won the most games since the last Tournament of Champions in November 2015, including recent 12-game champion Austin Rogers. The final four spots will be filled by the two most recent Teachers Tournament and College Championship winners. The full contestant roster is as follows:
Hometown
Season
Total Winnings
Games Won
Austin Rogers
New York, N.Y.
34
$411,000
12
Seth Wilson
Nacogdoches, Texas
33
$265,002
12
Andrew Pau
Amherst, Ohio
32
$170,202
6
Buzzy Cohen
Los Angeles, Calif.
32
$164,603
9
Hunter Appler
Augusta, Ga.
32
$145,603
6
Lisa Schlitt
Berwyn, Pa.
33
$139,100
6
Pranjal Vachaspati
Urbana, Ill.
32
$137,088
6
Alan Lin
Riverside, Calif.
33
$123,600
6
Justin Vossler
Homer, N.Y.
33
$110,000
5
Tim Aten
Vermilion, Ohio
33
$107,499
7
Jon Eisenman
Los Angeles, Calif.
33
$103,902
5
Lilly Chin
Decatur, Ga.
33
$100,000
College Champion
David Clemmons
Fort Worth, Texas
33
$100,000
Teachers Tournament Champion
Sam Deutsch
Calabasas, Calif.
32
$100,000
College Champion
Jason Sterlacci
Somerset, N.J.
32
$100,000
Teachers Tournament Champion
To read more about the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions, visit Jeopardy.com.
"Jeopardy!", "America's Favorite Quiz Show," and its host, Alex Trebek, are in their 34th season in syndication. With 23 million viewers each week, "Jeopardy!" is the top-rated quiz show on television, and has won several awards and distinctions over the course of its 30-plus years on the air, including the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Game Show. The show holds a Guinness World Records record for the most Emmy Awards won by a TV game show (34 Emmys); it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award.
"Jeopardy!" is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, visit Jeopardy.com.

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