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2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby TheGrandPiano » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:41 pm

11 Wins
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#1. Arthur Chu - $297,200

8 Wins
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#2. Ben Ingram - $176,534
#3. Drew Horwood - $138,100

6 Wins
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#4. Jared Hall - $181,001
#5. Sandie Baker - $140,200
#6. Andrew Moore - $137,803

5 Wins
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#7. Jerry Slowik - $121,800
#8. Joshua Brakhage - $103,205
#9. Rebecca Rider - $101,600
#10. Sarah McNitt - $89,398
#11. Rani Peffer - $68,701

4 Wins
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#12. Mark Japinga - $112,600
#13. Mike Lewis - $102,800

3 Wins
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#14. Carlos Ross - $89,774
#15. Adam Holquist - $76,299
#16. Sara Garnett - $75,403
#17. Salvo Candela - $66,195
#18. Neal Pollack - $60,798
#19. John Anneken - $60,112
#20. Tim Anderson - $56,001
#21. Stuart Anderson - $51,601
#22. Bill Tolany - $44,200

College Championship Champion (CCC)
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Jim Coury - $100,000
Terry O'Shea - $100,000

Teachers Tournament Champion (TTC)
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John Pearson - $100,000

Many thanks to chuck5982 for maintaining this so diligently all of Seasons 28 and 29.
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby CoachP » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:05 pm

Did anyone else think Alex was perhaps a bit premature when he said we'll see Joshua again at the next TOC? I mean, it's really early, and what if there are more than thirteen 6+ game winners in the next cycle? I know it's statistically not very likely, but all the paperwork includes language to the effect that 5 wins do not guarantee anything.
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby bpmod » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:38 pm

CoachP wrote:Did anyone else think Alex was perhaps a bit premature when he said we'll see Joshua again at the next TOC? I mean, it's really early, and what if there are more than thirteen 6+ game winners in the next cycle? I know it's statistically not very likely, but all the paperwork includes language to the effect that 5 wins do not guarantee anything.

They have always stated to the general public that five wins guarantees a place in the ToC, so I am sure they would find a way to make it happen, especially in light of the number of 4x and even 3x winners that have made the cut. It could be as simple as calling it earlier than planned.

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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby dhkendall » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:41 pm

bpmod wrote:
CoachP wrote:Did anyone else think Alex was perhaps a bit premature when he said we'll see Joshua again at the next TOC? I mean, it's really early, and what if there are more than thirteen 6+ game winners in the next cycle? I know it's statistically not very likely, but all the paperwork includes language to the effect that 5 wins do not guarantee anything.

They have always stated to the general public that five wins guarantees a place in the ToC, so I am sure they would find a way to make it happen, especially in light of the number of 4x and even 3x winners that have made the cut. It could be as simple as calling it earlier than planned.

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Or take them in chronological order (ie the first 16 who played get to go in the 2014 ToC, the remainder have to wait until next year), which would be fair (and I think someone said was done previously)
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby seaborgium » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:32 pm

CoachP wrote:I know it's statistically not very likely, but all the paperwork includes language to the effect that 5 wins do not guarantee anything.

I have a feeling that verbiage is a remnant of the days of retiring 5x champs (my paperwork said that five wins was no guarantee of a car either, which they had stopped giving away six years before I taped). My suspicion is it's to prevent them from being contractually bound to invite a 5x champ to the ToC, should they later find that champ to have been ineligible to appear on the show.
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby NYCScribbler » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:42 pm

seaborgium wrote:
CoachP wrote:I know it's statistically not very likely, but all the paperwork includes language to the effect that 5 wins do not guarantee anything.

I have a feeling that verbiage is a remnant of the days of retiring 5x champs (my paperwork said that five wins was no guarantee of a car either, which they had stopped giving away six years before I taped). My suspicion is it's to prevent them from being contractually bound to invite a 5x champ to the ToC, should they later find that champ to have been ineligible to appear on the show.


Heck, my paperwork mentioned the car.

That being said, there's nothing like starting the qualifying period with a bang.
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby CoachP » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:09 pm

That all makes sense to me-thanks for the responses!
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby chuck5982 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:46 am

Don't forget about the college champions from seasons 29 and 30, and the season 30 teachers' champion, assuming the next ToC is in May 2014.

Thank you for taking over the list. I had been slow in updating the last list as that cycle was nearing an end. Enjoy!
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby TheGrandPiano » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:37 pm

Yes, thank you. I plan to put them in when they are "crowned." I appreciate it!
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby Frank Hardy » Sun May 05, 2013 5:09 pm

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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby svocan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:31 pm

Hey everyone,

Can anyone outline any kind of process for predicting who will be invited to the ToC, and when? As far as I can tell I'm in 13th place at this point, and I have always assumed I'd be out of the running with only three wins, but enough friends and family are prodding me about this I figured I'd see what I could figure out. Do any of you know when they tape the shows? And when they make the decision on the cut-off? I can't quite put a finger on the details. Possibly/probably because I am not part of it ;-) I suppose if I really had made it I'd have heard something.

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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby svocan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:46 pm

Okay, never mind, kickerofelves just set me straight and pointed out that the ToCs are happening every fifteen months. Alas.
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby legendneverdies » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:02 pm

Not sure there'll be a TofC in the upcoming season, possibly due to the five week special tourney for the 30th anniversary Trebek season, and May 2014 could well be when the final two weeks of the tourney airs. SOme say the next TofC might be November 2014, but we'll see.
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby seaborgium » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:21 pm

svocan wrote:Hey everyone,

Can anyone outline any kind of process for predicting who will be invited to the ToC, and when? As far as I can tell I'm in 13th place at this point, and I have always assumed I'd be out of the running with only three wins, but enough friends and family are prodding me about this I figured I'd see what I could figure out. Do any of you know when they tape the shows? And when they make the decision on the cut-off? I can't quite put a finger on the details. Possibly/probably because I am not part of it ;-) I suppose if I really had made it I'd have heard something.

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They're not strictly annual any longer, but they are generally periodic. Conventional wisdom would suggest that this year's February ToC would be followed by a May one next year (which would likely tape in late March), but with the special Season 30 tournament apparently being planned, the next ToC seems (to me) likely to be put off until early season 31, like October or November (which I guess would probably be taped late summer 2014).

Predicting whether someone will make the next ToC is largely guesswork, based on what has happened in recent history. So I'm pessimistic in your case, since no 3xers have made the ToC since 2007, and two of the four ToCs since then didn't even have 3xer alternates (2009 had lowest earning 4xer Meredith Robbins in the #16 spot, and 2011 had 4xer Sara Heard as alternate, with 4xers Paul Wampler and Anthony Fox staying home). But then, the last time there was a tournament of past champions, the following ToC included five 3xers, a few of whose totals were below yours, so who knows? But if I were you, I'd do my best to put it out of my mind, and tell everyone else that it's probably over.
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby dhkendall » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:59 pm

seaborgium wrote:But if I were you, I'd do my best to put it out of my mind, and tell everyone else that it's probably over.


Indeed, absolutely nothing is guaranteed (legally, even Ben and Drew shouldn't *expect* a spot), everyone is there at Her Majesty*'s Pleasure, and it's basically TPTB's whim to do what they want with everyone when they're done.

*Maggie? ;)
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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby Paucle » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:02 pm

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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby svocan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:51 pm

dhkendall wrote:
seaborgium wrote:But if I were you, I'd do my best to put it out of my mind, and tell everyone else that it's probably over.


Indeed, absolutely nothing is guaranteed (legally, even Ben and Drew shouldn't *expect* a spot), everyone is there at Her Majesty*'s Pleasure, and it's basically TPTB's whim to do what they want with everyone when they're done.

*Maggie? ;)



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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby MinnesotaMyron » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:15 am

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Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Postby NYCScribbler » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:46 pm

So far, this looks like it's going to be one heck of a ToC. (If I do say so myself. :P)

No, seriously, with the contestants I've seen, and the distribution of long runs, I'm not confident in my slot. As to the "when when when when when" litany, I've been telling everyone that I won't know anything for at least a year because of the Battle of the Decades. Their eyes glaze pretty quickly and they shut up when I start babbling about how awesome it is that they're bringing back the best of 30 years of Jeopardy!.
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