“It doesn’t matter if you’ve won 40 games or four. In the Tournament of Champions, everybody’s stats reset to zero,” announcer Johnny Gilbert says in the hype video above. “Here, everyone’s a champion and anyone can win the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.” Here’s the schedule for the first round of the two-week event:
Monday: Ryan Long (16 games won), Megan Wachspress (6), Maureen O’Neil (4)
Tuesday: Jonathan Fisher (11), Andrew He (5), Christine Whelchel (4)
Wednesday: Brian Chang (7), Tyler Rhode (5), Margaret Shelton (4)
Thursday: Courtney Shah (7), Rowan Ward (Second Chance winner), John Focht (4)
Friday: Eric Ahasic (6), Jaskaran Singh (National College Championship) winner, Jackie Kelly (4)
November 7: Zach Newkirk (6), Jessica Stephens (Second Chance winner), Sam Buttrey (Professors Tournament winner)
The winners will have the, uh, privilege of facting Jeopardy! legends Amy Schneider (40); Matt Amodio (38 games), and Mattea Roach (23) in the semi-finals beginning November 9. There’s no official game on November 8, Election Day; instead, Schneider, Amodio, and Roach will face each other in a “friendly warmup game” that Jeopardy! producer Michael Davies teased will “break the internet.”
Unless it gets pre-empted by [world’s longest groan] politics.
John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz should face each other on Jeopardy! to decide the winner. If every category is about Pennsylvania, Fetterman will win in a landslide.
(Via USA Today)