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Teen tournament dates set

Postby Bamaman » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:56 pm

A 16-year-old junior at Spain Park High School in Hoover has been selected to participate in the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament next week in Culver City, Calif.

Jeopardy! officials announced today that Kevin Yang is one of 15 teens chosen from among 20,000 contestants to participate in the tournament at Sony Pictures Studios.

Yang's family plans to leave for California on Sunday. The tournament is scheduled to air on TV April 30-May 11.


This was in the local paper Friday so I guess they are taping the teen tourney this week. A nice plug for the archive in the article as well.

Glad to have a local rooting interest in the tournament this year. I live maybe 20 miles or so from where he does.


http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/02/spa ... for_j.html


1987 Seniors Tournament (Season 3)-Held in May
$6,000 (Lee Saunders)
$5,800 (Jane Weaver)

Only the final game is archived. Wild card information came from KellyJ!'s post.

1988 Seniors Tournament (Season 4)
I do not have enough information about this tournament. None of the games are archived.

1989 Seniors Tournament (Season 5)
I do not have enough information about this tournament. None of the games are archived.

1990 Seniors Tournament (Season 6):
$2,700 (Arnold Yellin)
$2,600 (Cole Andersen)

None of these games are archived, information from KellyJ!

1991 Seniors tournament (Season 7)-Held in July
A fifth wildcard spot was added in this tournament due to the triple-zero finish in QF2. Malcolm Post got the fourth wildcard with $6,000, and Kay Paul picked up the extra spot with $3,000. All of the quarterfinalists in this tournament who did not go on to the semifinals finished with $0; Florence Cannizzo and Pat Van Melle were tied for the highest pre-FJ! score with $5,900 each (and both were contestants in the triple-zero game).

Only final game is archived.

1992 Seniors Tournament (Season 8):
$2,000 (Lois Rosenfeld)
$1,599 (Mag Birge)

None of the games are archived.

1993 Seniors Tournament (Season 9)-Held in July:
$10,010 (Hugh Murphy)
$10,000 (Helen Druva)

Only the last QF game is archived

1994 Seniors Tournament (Season 10):
$400 (Frances Taliaferro)
$300 (Dodge Crockett)

None of the games are archived.

1995A Seniors Tournament (Season 11)-Held in July:
$7,000 (Steve Paquette)
$5,200 (Fran Rothman)


None of the games are archived.

1995B Seniors Tournament (Season 12)-Held in December:
$8,400 (Darryl Adams)
$8,100 (Diane Lilly)

None of the games are archived.

Averages (8 Tournaments):
Average lowest score to get a wild card: $5,314

For averaging purposes, I counted the tournament with the extra wild card as only having four wild cards, with the fourth place person being the lowest qualifier and the fifth place person being the first person out. This differs from KellyJ!'s method.
Average highest score not to get a wild card: $4,575
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby legendneverdies » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:52 pm

I think the second week of the Teen tourney(and a DC Power Players celeb week) is to be taped in Washington DC. Presumably the Teen second week and the DC Power PLayers week will be taped in late March or APril.
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby bpmod » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:57 pm

legendneverdies wrote:I think the second week of the Teen tourney(and a DC Power Players celeb week) is to be taped in Washington DC. Presumably the Teen second week and the DC Power PLayers week will be taped in late March or APril.

Considering the Teen Tournament is airing starting April 30, I would think that the April 20-something tape dates would be too late. Although it is technically possible...

I have heard that the Kids' Week games are being taped in DC along with the Power Players.

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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby jeff6286 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:29 pm

I thought the DC thing seemed strange when the airdates were posted way back in September in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=237. Why would they have all 15 Teen contestants fly out to LA for a single day of taping, then have 9 of them have to fly to DC at a later date for one more day of taping? It would make much more sense the way bpmod proposed, to tape the single-week Power Players shows and the single-week Kids shows in DC, although if the kids aren't airing until July/August as listed, it would seem odd to have the airdates for the two weeks of DC shows separated by more than two months.

Also, if they think that Wednesday through Tuesday is the ideal schedule for the TOC, College, and Teachers, then why do they go back to Monday-Friday for the Teen Tournament, and presumably Power Players and Kids as well? Why not just pick a format and stick with it?
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby econgator » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:36 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Also, if they think that Wednesday through Tuesday is the ideal schedule for the TOC, College, and Teachers, then why do they go back to Monday-Friday for the Teen Tournament, and presumably Power Players and Kids as well? Why not just pick a format and stick with it?


Not sure about why they do that for the teens, but the Kids is only a 5-game tourney, so that makes perfect sense to make it M-F.
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby seaborgium » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:17 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Why would they have all 15 Teen contestants fly out to LA for a single day of taping, then have 9 of them have to fly to DC at a later date for one more day of taping?

It's been done before. Sahir Islam's tournament was half in LA, half in DC.
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby Miss Mellie » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:13 pm

Ugh! Did Sony pick up the tab for all those travel expenses? Especially since we're talking about kids who are most likely traveling with at least one parent or guardian. That can add up to a lot of airfare, hotels, meals, etc!
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby jeff6286 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:31 pm

Miss Mellie wrote:Ugh! Did Sony pick up the tab for all those travel expenses? Especially since we're talking about kids who are most likely traveling with at least one parent or guardian. That can add up to a lot of airfare, hotels, meals, etc!


I was wondering the same thing, and I figured at the very least that they would pick up the second set of travel expenses, with the contestants' paying their own way to LA and the show later getting them to DC. But that also made me wonder, I'm pretty sure that the show pays for travel to the TOC, and for a defending champion making repeated trips out west, but for other tournaments, like College, Teen, Teachers, etc., are those contestants on their own as far as getting to LA and paying for their own hotels, similar to regular contestants? It seems like I've seen this addressed before, but I can't seem to remember the answer.
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby trainman » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:50 pm

jeff6286 wrote:But that also made me wonder, I'm pretty sure that the show pays for travel to the TOC, and for a defending champion making repeated trips out west, but for other tournaments, like College, Teen, Teachers, etc., are those contestants on their own as far as getting to LA and paying for their own hotels, similar to regular contestants? It seems like I've seen this addressed before, but I can't seem to remember the answer.


Bumping this thread so any actual tournament participants can correct this, but I believe participants in all tournaments get airfare and hotel provided, plus a per diem that's intended to cover breakfast and dinner (since lunch is provided at the studio) -- for tournaments where the participants aren't adults, a parent/guardian gets those paid for as well.
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby saintanthony » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:28 am

For my teen tournament appearance (Fall 08) I received airplane tickets for me and both of my parents, a hotel room at the Universal Hilton, three tickets to Universal Studios, a $1000 per diem ($1000 total for all days, not literally each day), transportation to the studio, and lunch at the studio.

Also, they'll have to fly an alternate to DC, so they'll have to send ten players down.
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby stephgage09 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:35 am

I was on the Fall 2010 College Championship, and they paid for a plane ticket to LA, hotel stay, around $600 total per diem, travel to the studio, and lunch at the studio. My mom came with but she had to pay for her own plane ticket and such.
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby econgator » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:38 am

stephgage09 wrote:I was on the Fall 2010 College Championship, and they paid for a plane ticket to LA, hotel stay, around $600 total per diem, travel to the studio, and lunch at the studio. My mom came with but she had to pay for her own plane ticket and such.


So, it seems that if you are not yet an adult, then your parents get the tickets to come with. Makes sense.
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby BigDaddyJ » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:38 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Also, if they think that Wednesday through Tuesday is the ideal schedule for the TOC, College, and Teachers,


Just out of curiosity, why have they started using the Wed-Tues schedule for some tournaments? I personally prefer M-F. Does this have something to do with ratings and/or advertising? Or some other logistical reason I can't think of?
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby econgator » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:40 pm

BigDaddyJ wrote:
jeff6286 wrote:Also, if they think that Wednesday through Tuesday is the ideal schedule for the TOC, College, and Teachers,


Just out of curiosity, why have they started using the Wed-Tues schedule for some tournaments? I personally prefer M-F. Does this have something to do with ratings and/or advertising? Or some other logistical reason I can't think of?


I asked that earlier and general consensus is ratings.
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby bpmod » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:59 pm

econgator wrote:I asked that earlier and general consensus is ratings.

Yes. Apparently, nobody watches Jeopardy! on Friday, so they would want the (theoretically) most exciting game of the tournament to happen on a day when people would be watching anyway.

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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby Bamaman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:32 am

If ratings are bad ion Friday, why not do something to boost those ratings, like having the finals of a tournament?

1987 Teen Tournament (Season 3)-Held in February
This was the first year of the Teen Tournament, but I do not have enough information. Only the first QF is in the archive.

1988 Teen Tournament (Season 4)-Held in February
$7,999 (David Javerbaum)
$4,200 (Eric Reid)

1989 Teen Tournament (Season 5)
I do not have enough information about this tournament, no games are archived.

1990 Teen Tournament (Season 6)-Held in February
$5,400 (Mike Grant)
$4,199 (Sharon Kristal)

This tournament only has two QF games archived, both involving these players. KellyJ! had these two on his list, so I am assuming his information is correct.

1991 Teen Tournament (Season 7)-Held in February
Only one semifinal game is archived from this tournament

1992 Teen Tournament (Season 8)-Held in February
Only the two final games are archived from this tournament.

1993 Teen Tournament (Season 9)-Held in February
Only one QF, one SF and the two finals are archived from this tournament.

1994 Teen Tournament (Season 10)
None of the games are archived from this tournament.

1995 Teen Tournament (Season 11)
$7,300 (Halla Yang)
$6,600 (Jim Steichen)

Tournament is unarchived, going by KellyJ!'s information.

1996 Teen Tournament (Season 12)-Held in May
$9,000 (Anthony Chiu)
$9,000 (Talisha Burton)

Anthony had $7,100 pre-FJ to Talisha's $7,100. Only two final games are archived.

1997A Teen Tournament (Season 13)-Held in February
$3,989 (Josh Den Hartog)
$3,500 (Alex Rubalcaya and Sharon Druck. Alex had $2,300 pre-FJ to Sharon's $2,000)

1997B Teen Tournament (Season 14)-Held in November
$6,399 (Evan Johnson)
$4,999 (Meghan Arnold)

1999A Teen Tournament (Season 15)-Held in February
$5,500 (Joan Williams)
$5,399 (Kitty Roberts)

1999B Teen Tournament (Season 16)-Held in November
$4,995 (Chrissy Ijams)
$4,400 (Marcia Hensley)

2001 Teen Tournament (Season 17)-Held in May
$7,400 (Katherine Bushey)
$6,500 (Farah Zolghadr)

Pre-doubling averages (9 Tournaments):
Average lowest to get a wild card: $6,488
Average highest not to get a wild card: $5,422

2002 Teen Tournament (Season 18)-Held in February
$12,207 (Andy Kravis)
$11,400 (Allie Pape and Anne Gohmann. Allie had $11,200 pre-FJ and Anne had $8,400)

Tournament is unarchived, scores were gotten from youtube

2003 Teen Tournament (Season 19)-Held in February
$16,400 (Tara Karr)
$14,200 (Jonathan Gillerman)

2004 Teen Tournament (Season 20)-Held in February
$9,644 (Muhammad Meigooni)
$9,200 (Zach Schoepflin)

Tournament is unarchived, information came from KellyJ!'s post.

2005 Teen Tournament (Season 21)-Held in February
$8,000 (Orlando Zambrano)
$7,200 (Kerri Regan)

2006 Teen Tournament (Season 22)-Held in February
$10,700 (Sebastian Johnson)
$8,000 (Andrew Watkins and Laura Ansley; Andrew had $14,000 pre-FJ and Laura had $13,500)

2007 Teen Tournament (Season 23)-Held in February
$17,500 (Frank Firke)
$14,950 (Heidi Liu)

2007 Teen Tournament Summer Games (Season 23)-Held in July
$17,721 (Rachel Gottesman)
$17,400 (Ben Noe)

2008A Teen Tournament (Season 24)-Held in February
$13,000 (Todd Faulkenberry)
$11,200 (Janelle Lambert)

2008B Teen Tournament (Season 25)-Held in November
$8,200 (Audrey Hosford)
$6,800 (Haley Batz)

2009 Teen Tournament (Season 26)-Held in November
$13,800 (Rachel Rothenberg)
$13,598 (Samantha Reback)

2011 Teen Tournament (Season 27)-Held in February
$14,400 (Kate Wadman)
$8,800 (Carlee Jensen)

2012 Teen Tournament (Season 28)-Held in May
$15,001 (Krishna Bharathala)
$12,600 (Gabriela Gonzales)

2013 Teen Tournament (Season 29)-Held in February
$15,000 (Irene Vasquez)
$13,800 (Katie Stone)

Post-doubling averages (13 tournaments)
Average lowest score to get a wild card: $13,198
Average highest score not to get a wild card: $11,473

Overall averages (22 tournaments)
Average lowest score to get a wild card: $13,074
Average highest score not to get a wild card: $10,371
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby bpmod » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:34 am

Bamaman wrote:If ratings are bad ion Friday, why not do something to boost those ratings, like having the finals of a tournament?

I was going to follow through to that idea, but I couldn't word it quite right.

That would make much more sense, in my opinion.

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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby dhkendall » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:26 am

Bamaman wrote:If ratings are bad ion Friday, why not do something to boost those ratings, like having the finals of a tournament?


Or, you know, improve the show since the typical Friday show is indistinguishable from a typical Wednesday show (which presumably has better ratings).
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby Bamaman » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:29 am

Well, if you keep having good looking young teachers talking about drawing phallic symbols on Friday episodes, perhaps ratings will increase.

The 1985-1996 TOCs were held in November. The TOCs originally had everyone from one season competing for a seasonal tournament.

1985 TOC (Season 2)
$3,300 (Jerry Frankel)
$2,100 (Paula Tupper)

1986 TOC (Season 3)
$5,000 (Lionel Goldbart)
$3,900 (Eric Schoeck)

1987 TOC (Season 4)
$8,100 (Roger Storm)
$6,000 (Zeke Sevilla, Jr.)

1988 TOC (Season 5)
$10,400 (Kate Waits)
$8,000 (Leah Greenwald)

1989 TOC (Season 6)
$1,399 (Ouida Rellstab)
$1,000 (Jeff Richmond)

1990 TOC (Season 7)
$4,200 (Andrew Bernknopf)
$3,000 (Dan Katz)

1991 TOC (Season 8)
$9,550 (Jim Scott)
$9,200 (Sara Cox)

1992 TOC (Season 9)
$7,600 (Leonard Schmidt)
$4,799 (Phil Yellman)

1993 TOC (Season 10)
$10,400 (Leslie Miller)
$8,800 (David Tiemann)

Beginning in 1994, players who played in the early part of a season played in that season's TOC, rather than waiting for the next season.

1994 TOC (Season 11)
$8,100 (Jeff Stewart)
$4,000 (Fred Frank)

1995 TOC (Season 12)
$7,750 (Gordon Wean)
$6,850 (Jim Morgan)

1996 TOC (Season 13)
$7,901 (Bob Scarpone)
$1,800 (Held by Brad Plovin and Lucien Schmit. Brad had $5,900 pre-FJ to Lucien's $5,800)

1998 TOC (Season 14)-Held in February
$3,200 (Bob Harris)
$2,300 (Craig Barker)

1999 TOC (Season 15)-Held in February
$5,599 (J.J. Todor)
$5,400 (Carolyn White)

2000 TOC (Season 16)-Held in May
$4,800 (Robin Carroll)
$2,400 (Darlene Lieblich)

No TOC was held in Season 17 (2000-2001)

2001 TOC (Season 18)-Held in October
$2,000 (Larry Cloud)
$1,599 (Michelle Clum)

Shortly after the 2001 TOC, the clue values were doubled.

Pre-doubling averages (16 Tournaments)
Average lowest to get a wild card: $6,206
Average highest not to get a wild card: $4,444

2003 TOC (Season 19)-Held in May
$0 (Mark Levaren, $7,600 pre-FJ)
$0 (Mark Lee, $7,400 pre-FJ)

The 2003 TOC had six players finish with no money and two others who were below zero and did not play FJ.

No TOC was held in Season 20 (2003-2004)

2004 TOC (Season 21) Held in September
$4,000 (Chris Miller)
$3,500 (Keith Williams)

2006 TOC (Season 22)-Held in May
$11,000 (Jason Richards)
$10,799 (Kerry Breitenbach)

No TOC was held in Season 23

2007 TOC (Season 24)-Held in November
$11,400 (Cliff Galiher)
$10,600 (Nick Swezey)

2009 TOC (Season 25)-Held in March
$9,900 (Donna Vogel)
$9,600 (Tom Morris)

2010 TOC (Season 26)-Held in May
$4,999 (Dave Belote)
$4,700 (Patrick Tucker)

No TOC was held in Season 27

2011 TOC (Season 28)-Held in November
$6,012 (Kara Spak)
$2,400 (Paul Kursky)

2013 TOC (Season 29)-Held in February
$13,000 (Stephanie Jass)
$12,000 (Ashook Poozhikunnel)

Post doubling averages (8 Tournaments)
Average lowest to get a wild card: $7,538
Average highest not to get a wild card: $6,670

Overall averages (24 Tournaments)
Average lowest to get a wild card: $10,788
Average highest not to get a wild card: $8,158
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Re: Teen tournament dates set

Postby bpmod » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:01 am

Bamaman wrote:Well, if you keep having good looking young teachers talking about drawing phallic symbols on Friday episodes, perhaps ratings will increase.

This.

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