History Awesome / JEOPARDY

5th Jul '17 11:50:41 PM Premonition45
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* November 14 - 15, 1991: The 1991 Tournament of Champions was notable for being the first time that ''all three'' finalists, Jim Scott, Steve Robin and Lou Pryor, were wildcard semifinalists. Jim and Steve were the two-lowest earning 5-time champions that season and Lou was the Seniors Tournament winner.

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* November 14 - 15, 1991: The 1991 Tournament of Champions was notable for being the first time that ''all three'' finalists, Jim Scott, Steve Robin and Lou Pryor, were wildcard semifinalists. Jim and Steve were the two-lowest earning 5-time champions that season and Lou was the 1991 Seniors Tournament winner.winner.
* March 5 - 6, 1992: The 1992 Teen Tournament was the first tournament [[YouGoGirl to have three female finalists]]: Cori Van Noy, April [=McManus=], and Jill Young.



* December 3rd, 1993: Frank Spangenberg finally winning a Jeopardy! tournament, claiming the $25,000 top prize in the show's 10th Anniversary Tournament by overcoming a ''$13,000'' deficit (pre-inflation, no less) against reigning TOC winner Tom Nosek after game 1 to win the event, thanks to betting everything on Final Jeopardy! in game 2, and Tom and fellow finalist Leslie Frates both missing the question.

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* December 3rd, 3, 1993: Frank Spangenberg finally winning a Jeopardy! tournament, claiming the $25,000 top prize in the show's 10th Anniversary Tournament by overcoming a ''$13,000'' deficit (pre-inflation, no less) against reigning TOC winner Tom Nosek after game 1 to win the event, thanks to betting everything on Final Jeopardy! in game 2, and Tom and fellow finalist Leslie Frates both missing the question.
3rd Jul '17 10:09:58 PM Premonition45
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* October 1 - 5, 1984: Elise Beraru becomes the Alex Trebek edition's first 5-time champion earning $47,350, setting its first 1-day record of $23,800 during her third show (October 3, 1984), which stood for nearly a year before being broken.

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* October 1 - 5, 1984: Elise Beraru becomes the Alex Trebek edition's Jeopardy's first 5-time champion earning $47,350, setting its first 1-day record of $23,800 during her third show (October 3, 1984), which stood for nearly a year before being broken.
3rd Jul '17 10:09:12 PM Premonition45
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* October 1 - 5, 1984: Elise Beraru becomes the Alex Trebek edition's first 5-time champion earning $47,350, setting its first 1-day record of $23,800 during her third show (October 3, 1984), which stood for nearly a year before being broken.
30th Jun '17 8:00:35 AM Premonition45
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* February 17, 1995: Matt Zielenski wins the 1995 Teen Tournament with $42,300, the highest winning score of ''any'' tournament from the pre-doubled era (possibly still the highest when adjusted to post-2001 scoring) For perspective, the highest winning score at the Tournament of Champions during that same era was $27,600 by Tom Nosek at the 1993 TOC.

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* February 17, 1995: Matt Zielenski wins the 1995 Teen Tournament with $42,300, the highest winning score of ''any'' tournament from the pre-doubled era (possibly still the highest when adjusted to post-2001 scoring) scoring). For perspective, the highest winning score at the Tournament of Champions during that same era was $27,600 by Tom Nosek at the 1993 TOC.
29th Jun '17 11:03:19 AM Premonition45
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* February 17, 1995: Matt Zielenski wins the 1995 Teen Tournament with $42,300, the highest winning score of ''any'' tournament from the pre-doubled era (for perspective, the highest winning score at the Tournament of Champions during that same era was $27,600 by Tom Nosek at the 1993 TOC).

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* February 17, 1995: Matt Zielenski wins the 1995 Teen Tournament with $42,300, the highest winning score of ''any'' tournament from the pre-doubled era (for (possibly still the highest when adjusted to post-2001 scoring) For perspective, the highest winning score at the Tournament of Champions during that same era was $27,600 by Tom Nosek at the 1993 TOC).TOC.
31st May '17 4:57:20 PM Hallwings
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* May 11, 2012: All three finalists in the Teen Tournament won more than the guaranteed money...including the winner, Elyse Mancuso, who won '''$79,600'''.[[note]](2nd runner-up was guaranteed $15,000, 1st runner-up was guaranteed $25,000, while the winner at the time got $75,000)[[/note]]
17th May '17 11:14:19 AM Premonition45
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* April 7, 1988: During Double Jeopardy!, Bob Beers places a $6,000 wager on one Daily Double and a ''[[SerialEscalation $10,000]]'' wager on the second... '''''and gets them both right'''''. The latter stands on record as the biggest Daily Double wager in Jeopardy! history, even adjusted to post-2001 scoring. And if he'd gotten Final Jeopardy! right, he would've set a 1-day record at $32,000.

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* April 7, 1988: During After placing a $6,000 wager on a Daily Double in Double Jeopardy!, Bob Beers places a $6,000 wager on one Daily Double and a wagers ''[[SerialEscalation $10,000]]'' wager on the second... '''''and gets them both it right'''''. The latter This stands on record as the biggest Daily Double wager in Jeopardy! history, even adjusted to post-2001 scoring. And if he'd gotten Final Jeopardy! right, he would've set a 1-day record at $32,000.
15th May '17 10:58:31 AM Premonition45
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* April 7, 1988: During Double Jeopardy!, Bob Beers places a $6,000 wager on one Daily Double and a ''[[SerialEscalation $10,000]]'' wager on the second... '''''and gets them both right'''''. The latter stands on record as the biggest Daily Double wager in Jeopardy! history, even adjusted to post-2001 scoring. And if he'd gotten Final Jeopardy! right, he would've set a 1-day record at $32,000.
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* February 17, 1995: Matt Zielenski wins the 1995 Teen Tournament with $42,300, the highest winning score of ''any'' tournament from the pre-doubled era (for perspective, the highest winning score at the Tournament of Champions during that same era was $27,600 by Tom Nosek at the 1993 TOC).
3rd May '17 8:17:37 PM Premonition45
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* November 24 - 25, 1994: For the first time, ''none'' of the Tournament of Champions finalists were 5-time champions, the finalists being 1994 College Tournament winner Jeff Stewart and 4-time champions Rachael Schwartz and David Hillinck (who were all wildcard semifinalists, too). And after a hard-fought final, Rachael Schwartz became the first woman and 4-time champion to win the Tournament of Champions, winning by $1 over Jeff Stewart.

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* November 24 - 25, 1994: For the first time, ''none'' of the Tournament of Champions finalists were 5-time champions, the finalists being 1994 College Tournament winner Jeff Stewart and 4-time champions Rachael Schwartz and David Hillinck (who (all 3 players were all wildcard semifinalists, too). And after a hard-fought final, Rachael Schwartz became the first woman and 4-time champion to win the Tournament of Champions, winning by $1 over Jeff Stewart.
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