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Superchamps in ToC stats (Up-to-Date Spoilers)

Post by JayK33 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:44 pm

Along with the Obscure Record Holders thread, I thought it might be interesting to create a list of how all Jeopardy superchamps (champs who won more than five games) ended up doing in their ToCs. Whether this thread will end up being relevant or not is for others to decide, but for now, here it is.

Name (# of wins) - ToC Placement

Ken Jennings (74) - N/A
Julia Collins (20) - 3rd place
David Madden (19) - Semifinalist
Matt Jackson (13) - 2nd place
Seth Wilson (12) - TBA
Arthur Chu (11) - 2nd place

Dan Pawson (9) - Winner
Jason Keller (9) - Semifinalist
Buzzy Cohen (9) - TBA

Ben Ingram (8) - Winner
Tom Nissley (8) - 2nd place
Tom Kavanaugh (8) - Quarterfinalist
Drew Horwood (8) - Quarterfinalist

Tom Walsh (7) - 2nd place
Keith Whitener (7) - 2nd place
Justin Bernbach (7) - Semifinalist
Joon Pahk (7) - Semifinalist
Stephanie Jass (7) - Semifinalist
Greg Seroka (7) - Quarterfinalist
Tim Aten (7) - TBA

Roger Craig (6) - Winner
Alex Jacob (6) - Winner
Larissa Kelly (6) - 2nd place
Jason Zollinger (6) - 2nd place
Kerry Greene (6) - 3rd place
Sean Ryan (6) - Quarterfinalist
Kevin Marshall (6) - Semifinalist
Justin Sausville (6) - Semifinalist
Dave Leach (6) - Semifinalist
Sandie Baker (6) - Semifinalist
Jared Hall (6) - Semifinalist
Jim Stevens (6) - Quarterfinalist
Christopher Short (6) - Quarterfinalist
Joel Pool (6) - Quarterfinalist
Andrew Moore (6) - Quarterfinalist
Andrew Pau (6) - TBA
Hunter Appler (6) - TBA
Pranjal Vachaspati (6) - TBA
Cindy Stowell (6) - N/A (RIP)
Lisa Schlitt (6) - TBA
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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats

Post by JayK33 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:41 am

Per a request, here are the same names arranged by the ToC they took part in.

Season 21

Tom Walsh (7) - 2nd place
Sean Ryan (6) - Quarterfinalist


Season 22

David Madden (19) - Semifinalist
Kevin Marshall (6) - Semifinalist
Tom Kavanaugh (8) - Quarterfinalist


Season 25

Dan Pawson (9) - Winner
Larissa Kelly (6) - 2nd place
Jim Stevens (6) - Quarterfinalist


Season 26

Jason Zollinger (6) - 2nd place
Justin Bernbach (7) - Semifinalist


Season 28

Roger Craig (6) - Winner
Tom Nissley (8) - 2nd place
Joon Pahk (7) - Semifinalist
Justin Sausville (6) - Semifinalist
Christopher Short (6) - Quarterfinalist


Season 29

Keith Whitener (7) - 2nd place
Jason Keller (9) - Semifinalist
Stephanie Jass (7) - Semifinalist
Dave Leach (6) - Semifinalist
Joel Pool (6) - Quarterfinalist


Season 31

Ben Ingram (8) - Winner
Arthur Chu (11) - 2nd place
Julia Collins (20) - 3rd place
Sandie Baker (6) - Semifinalist
Jared Hall (6) - Semifinalist
Drew Horwood (8) - Quarterfinalist
Andrew Moore (6) - Quarterfinalist


Season 32

Alex Jacob (6) - Winner
Matt Jackson (13) - 2nd place
Kerry Greene (6) - 3rd place
Greg Seroka (7) - Quarterfinalist

Season 33/34

Seth Wilson (12) - TBA
Buzzy Cohen (9) - TBA
Andrew Pau (6) - TBA
Hunter Appler (6) - TBA
Pranjal Vachaspati (6) - TBA
Tim Aten (7) - TBA
Lisa Schlitt (6) - TBA


As you can see, Season 31's ToC was the first one where the final three were all superchamps. It is also the ToC that had the most superchamps qualify.

Interestingly on the other hand, the Season 24 ToC (which Celeste DiNucci won) is the only ToC, since the "sky's the limit" rule came into play, which did not feature any superchamps.

Drew Horwood holds the unfortunate distinction of being the only superchamp to date to finish their ToC quarterfinal in the negative, therefore being eliminated before Final Jeopardy.


For the record, here is the list of how superchamps who took part in the UToC and the BotD tournaments ended up doing.

UToC

Ken Jennings (74) - 2nd place **
Tom Walsh (7) - Round 2 ***
Sean Ryan (6) - Round 2 ***

** Ken Jennings, due to his incredible streak, got the free pass into the Finals.

*** Tom Walsh and Sean Ryan were among the nine returnees who got a free pass into Round 2. Neither won their games.



BotD

Ken Jennings (74) - 2nd place
Roger Craig (6) - 3rd place
Dan Pawson (9) - Quarterfinalist (Round 2)
Tom Kavanaugh (8) - Round 1
Larissa Kelly (6) - Round 1
Tom Nissley (8) - Round 1
Stephanie Jass (7) - Round 1
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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats

Post by Bamaman » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:27 am

How about those who won five games but lost their sixth under the new rules?

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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats

Post by JayK33 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:33 am

Bamaman wrote:How about those who won five games but lost their sixth under the new rules?


No. I only planned on entering the 6+ game winners. If you want to add every 5-day champ from Season 20 and on to this thread, go ahead.

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Post by mfc248 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:57 pm

Players with exactly five wins since the start of Season 20 (listed under the season in which their regular-play loss took place):

Season 20
Chris Miller - 2004 semifinalist; UToC semifinalist

Season 21
Kerry Breitenbach - 2006 quarterfinalist

Season 22
Maria Wenglinsky - 2006 semifinalist; BotD first round
Bob Mesko - 2006 semifinalist
Craig Westphal - 2007 semifinalist
Celeste DiNucci - 2007 champion; BotD first round

Season 23
Jeff Spoeri - 2007 semifinalist
Steve Unite - 2007 quarterfinalist
Andrew Rostan - 2007 quarterfinalist
Mehurn Etebari - 2007 quarterfinalist
Cathy Lanctot - 2007 quarterfinalist

Season 24
Paul Glaser - 2007 semifinalist
Lisa Klink - 2009 quarterfinalist
Cora Peck - 2009 semifinalist
Aaron Schroeder - 2009 third place
Mark Wales - 2009 semifinalist

Season 25
Matt Kohlstedt - 2009 semifinalist
Liz Murphy - 2010 semifinalist

Season 26
Stefan Goodreau - 2010 third place
Terry Linwood - 2010 semifinalist
Dave Belote - 2010 semifinalist
Paul Kursky - 2011 quarterfinalist

Season 27
Kara Spak - 2011 semifinalist
Tom Kunzen - 2011 quarterfinalist
Jay Rhee - 2011 semifinalist

Season 28
David Menchaca - 2013 quarterfinalist

Season 29
Paul Nelson - 2013 semifinalist
Kristin Morgan - 2013 third place
Joshua Brakhage - 2014 semifinalist
Rebecca Rider - 2014 semifinalist

Season 30
Rani Peffer - 2014 quarterfinalist
Jerry Slowik - Not invited
Sarah McNitt - 2014 quarterfinalist

Season 31
Vaughn Winchell - ???
John Schultz - ???
Kristin Sausville - 2015 quarterfinalist
Andrew Haringer - ???
Dan Feitel - ???
Brennan Bushee - ???
Scott Lord - 2015 quarterfinalist

I'll also throw in a link to this table that shows how players performed in the ToC based on where they finished on that tournament's leaderboard (their "seed," if you will, or the type of tournament in which they earned their automatic bid). In addition to the 2014 ToC being the first with three super-champs in the final, it was also the first in which the top three seeds reached the final.

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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats

Post by oduguy22 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:34 pm

You should update for season 32 to include Matt Jackson since he was in this current season.

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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats

Post by JayK33 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:05 pm

oduguy22 wrote:You should update for season 32 to include Matt Jackson since he was in this current season.


Yes I mistakenly put "Season 31" instead of "32" for the ongoing ToC. Fixed.

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Post by Rex Kramer » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:18 pm

JayK33 wrote:Season 22

David Madden (19) - Semifinalist
Kevin Marshall (6) - Semifinalist
Tom Kavanaugh (8) - Quarterfinalist


heh heh heh heh heh

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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats (2015 Spoilers)

Post by JayK33 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:48 pm

Bump for the 2015 ToC results.

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Post by zdude69closedrofl » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:38 pm

You missed Andrew Moore (6) - Quarterfinalist

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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats (2015 Spoilers)

Post by JayK33 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:48 am

zdude69closedrofl wrote:You missed Andrew Moore (6) - Quarterfinalist


Thanks.

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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats (2015 Spoilers)

Post by dhkendall » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:25 am

I wanted to say that I, for one, find this list fascinating. As of the most recent ToC, only 4 super champs have won a ToC out of I believe 8 ToCs listed. One would think that number would be a lot higher because they are, well, super champs. Even more interesting is that half of those four only won 6 games and none of the 5 highest winning streaks are held by a ToC winner. To me that's very counter intuitive. Nice work!
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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats (2015 Spoilers)

Post by arjavrawal » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:27 pm

While this is an interesting list, I think the amount of money and the consistency in regular game play are also factors in determining ToC odds as well as the amount of games won. If every game won by a ToCer was REALLY narrow win and/or loss, then the odds are lower of winning unless you can somehow edge a ToCer with more money out again.
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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats (Up-to-Date Spoilers)

Post by JayK33 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:15 am

Added the newest superchamps since the last ToC to the list.

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Re: Superchamps in ToC stats (Up-to-Date Spoilers)

Post by JayK33 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:38 am

Added Tim and Cindy to the list.

I would also like to thank fikklefame.com (who post quick daily Jeopardy recaps early each day) for giving this thread a shoutout earlier this week.

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