Standings for the Season 36 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

This table piggybacks off the official tracker provided by the Jeopardy! producers.

Included are all players who won three or more games and made their last appearance between November 20, 2017 and June 6, 2019, covering 324 regular-play games, as well as players who qualify automatically by virtue of tournament victories (CC = College Championship, TT = Teachers Tournament).

On July 10, 2019, Jeopardy! took the unusual step of announcing the tournament field four months ahead of its airing (and before it has even been taped). The announcement included news that an unprecedented step would be taken - Emma Boettcher, who defeated James Holzhauer, would be invited; her three wins would normally have been insufficient to qualify her into the ToC. (June 6 was the day Boettcher lost in regular play.) Andy Saunders gives a very plausible reading of the decision: "…the producers have used their discretion to give the spot for the deceased Larry Martin to Emma Boettcher…"

In the announcement, Jimmy McGuire stated that "anyone who could have qualified for this ToC will be held over for eligiblity in the next edition." That statement is ambiguous; my present interpretation is that the seven four-time champions with less than $101,002 in winnings remain in consideration, while the other three-game winners (all of whom won less than Boettcher) do not.

The tournament will air in November; the announcement did not specify the exact dates, but I would anticipate November 4-15.

The primary table is sortable; clicking on a column's header cell will sort in ascending order; clicking again reverses the order. Each player's name also links to his or her J! Archive player profile.

Data courtesy J! Archive.

Legend:
InvitedEligible for next ToCOut of the running

Rank Player Wins Total Average Last game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CC Dhruv Gaur $100,000 2018-04-20
TT Larry Martinb $100,000 2018-05-18
TT Francois Barcomb $100,000 2019-05-17
1 James Holzhauer 32 $2,462,216 $76,944 2019-06-03 $43,680 $82,606 $133,451 $244,365 $298,687 $325,877 $415,035 $460,479 $566,660 $697,787
2 Josh Hill 7 $163,721 $23,389 2018-05-25 $23,600 $50,485 $82,886 $102,530 $117,319 $144,120 $163,721
3 Ryan Fenstera 7 $156,497 $22,357 2018-07-20 $20,999 $41,999 $67,399 $90,198 $113,798 $127,397 $156,497
4 Kyle Jones 7 $145,403 $20,772 2018-09-21 $28,401 $38,000 $58,800 $83,601 $107,602 $127,203 $145,403
5 Rob Worman 6 $133,900 $22,317 2018-02-22 $15,900 $21,499 $54,299 $92,298 $113,899 $133,900
6 Alan Dunn 5 $120,802 $24,160 2018-10-19 $21,201 $51,600 $70,801 $87,202 $120,802
7 Steven Grade 5 $115,501 $23,100 2019-04-03 $21,600 $57,201 $64,200 $88,300 $115,501
8 Gilbert Collins 5 $84,201 $16,840 2018-01-17 $8,399 $22,798 $36,599 $51,400 $84,201
9 Rachel Lindgren 5 $75,999 $15,200 2018-01-26 $24,800 $42,201 $54,200 $65,199 $75,999
10 Eric R. Backes 4 $105,602 $26,401 2019-02-15 $48,001 $76,901 $91,201 $105,602
11 Anneke Garcia 4 $104,497 $26,124 2019-01-16 $25,601 $37,701 $64,502 $104,497
12 Lindsey Shultz 4 $101,002 $25,252 2019-03-20 $35,201 $55,201 $79,602 $101,002
13 Dave Leffler 4 $100,102 $25,026 2018-12-07 $33,801 $53,601 $81,202 $100,102
14 Jonathan Dinerstein 4 $93,301 $23,325 2019-01-07 $16,500 $40,501 $62,902 $93,301
15 Alex Schmidt 4 $92,880 $23,220 2018-10-12 $20,798 $39,679 $64,879 $92,880
16 John Presloid 4 $92,200 $23,050 2019-01-22 $12,000 $37,200 $67,200 $92,200
17 Jackie Fuchs 4 $87,089 $21,772 2018-12-20 $14,200 $34,089 $58,689 $87,089
18 Mary Ann Borer 4 $86,500 $21,625 2018-11-23 $38,200 $53,400 $67,800 $86,500
19 Kyle Becker 4 $63,802 $15,951 2017-12-08 $18,401 $30,400 $43,601 $63,802
20 Emma Boettcher 3 $97,002 $32,334 2019-06-06 $46,801 $71,401 $97,002
21 Scott McFadden 3 $78,401 $26,134 2018-07-02 $26,001 $59,602 $78,401
22 Dave Mattingly 3 $77,400 $25,800 2018-07-25 $26,200 $48,800 $77,400
23 Will Dawson 3 $70,601 $23,534 2019-02-06 $32,601 $55,002 $70,601
24 Bif Reiser 3 $69,400 $23,133 2019-02-11 $28,001 $60,801 $69,400
25 Ali Hasan 3 $67,801 $22,600 2018-06-22 $20,401 $46,802 $67,801
26 Erik Agard 3 $66,802 $22,267 2018-10-24 $25,201 $40,001 $66,802
27 Marty Cunningham 3 $65,900 $21,967 2018-02-13 $18,900 $49,100 $65,900
28 Dana Wayne 3 $64,002 $21,334 2019-03-08 $26,401 $32,401 $64,002
29 Suzanne Koppelman 3 $63,601 $21,200 2018-07-05 $24,401 $34,800 $63,601
30 Emily Frey 3 $62,503 $20,834 2018-11-02 $17,701 $48,902 $62,503
31 Jeffrey Schwarz 3 $62,300 $20,767 2018-06-01 $25,000 $52,500 $62,300
32 Kate O'Connor 3 $61,800 $20,600 2017-12-21 $21,000 $40,200 $61,800
33 Rick Terpstra 3 $60,000 $20,000 2018-09-11 $23,201 $39,800 $60,000
34 Doug Dodson 3 $52,799 $17,600 2018-10-04 $16,000 $21,999 $52,799
35 Wes Hazard 3 $51,196 $17,065 2018-07-12 $14,400 $26,795 $51,196
36 Michelle Cabral 3 $46,693 $15,564 2018-07-17 $18,400 $36,600 $46,693
37/td> Emily Milan 3 $45,001 $15,000 2018-04-02 $11,601 $35,201 $45,001

Rank Player 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1 James Holzhauer $771,920 $851,926 $942,738 $1,061,554 $1,135,175 $1,225,987 $1,275,587 $1,329,604 $1,426,330 $1,528,012
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$1,608,627 $1,691,008 $1,780,237 $1,867,142 $1,939,027 $1,991,135 $2,065,535 $2,195,557 $2,254,938 $2,323,971
31 32
$2,382,583 $2,462,216

a Fenster first appeared on Jeopardy! in five episodes aired January 29 - February 2, 2018; he was brought back on July 17, after reconsideration of a ruling from the Double Jeopardy! round on February 2. Such reconsideration did NOT alter the original result of that game; his win and money totals are unaffected by the decision to bring him back.

b 2018 Teachers Tournament winner Larry Martin suddenly passed away on 25 January 2019.

Tournament of Champions perfomance:
Winner1st runner-up2nd runner-upSemifinalistQuarterfinalist

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