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10.30.2017

TUNE IN NOVEMBER 6 FOR THE START OF THE ‘JEOPARDY!’ TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS PRESENTED BY CONSUMER CELLULAR

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

TUNE IN NOVEMBER 6 FOR THE START OF THE

JEOPARDY!’ TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

PRESENTED BY CONSUMER CELLULAR

 

15 Past Champions Set to Return for Two-Week Event

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 30, 2017) ­– Just when the excitement of the World Series ends, another high-stakes competition will take its place: the JEOPARDY! Tournament of Champions presented by Consumer Cellular begins Monday, November 6. 15 champions from the past two seasons will face off over the course of the two-week event, which concludes with a two-day final airing November 16 and 17. Winning the most prestigious event on the JEOPARDY! calendar won’t be easy, and the prizing reflects the level of skill needed to come out on top: $250,000 will go to the winner, while second place claims $100,000. Third place will go home with $50,000.

 

The contestant field for the JEOPARDY! Tournament of Champions presented by Consumer Cellular consists of 11 players who won the most games since the last Tournament of Champions in November 2015, including recent 12-game champion Austin Rogers. The final four spots will be filled by the two most recent Teachers Tournament and College Championship winners. The full contestant roster is as follows:

 

Name

Hometown

Season

 

Total Winnings

Games Won

Austin Rogers

New York, N.Y.

34

 

$411,000

12

Seth Wilson

Nacogdoches, Texas

33

 

$265,002

12

Andrew Pau

Amherst, Ohio

32

 

$170,202

6

Buzzy Cohen

Los Angeles, Calif.

32

 

$164,603

9

Hunter Appler

Augusta, Ga.

32

 

$145,603

6

Lisa Schlitt

Berwyn, Pa.

33

 

$139,100

6

Pranjal Vachaspati

Urbana, Ill.

32

 

$137,088

6

Alan Lin

Riverside, Calif.

33

 

$123,600

6

Justin Vossler

Homer, N.Y.

33

 

$110,000

5

Tim Aten

Vermilion, Ohio

33

 

$107,499

7

Jon Eisenman

Los Angeles, Calif.

33

 

$103,902

5

Lilly Chin

Decatur, Ga.

33

 

$100,000

College Champion

David Clemmons

Fort Worth, Texas

33

 

$100,000

Teachers Tournament Champion

Sam Deutsch

Calabasas, Calif.

32

 

$100,000

College Champion

Jason Sterlacci

Somerset, N.J.

32

 

$100,000

Teachers Tournament Champion

 

 

To read more about the JEOPARDY! Tournament of Champions presented by Consumer Cellular, please visit Jeopardy.com.

 

JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, and its host, Alex Trebek, are in their 34th season in syndication. With 23 million viewers each week, JEOPARDY! is the top-rated quiz show on television, and has won several awards and distinctions over the course of its 30+ years on the air, including the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Game Show. The show holds a Guinness World Records® record for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show (34 Emmys); it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award. JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.

 

About Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular is a top-rated wireless carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans primarily to those 50+. The company has been an AARP provider since 2008 and offers AARP members special discounts on service. Founded more than 20 years ago on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 1,500 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation's largest voice and data networks, which covers more than 300 million people – or 99 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular's wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Target, as well as direct to consumers at ConsumerCellular.com or (888) 345-5509. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for nine years in a row. Consumer Cellular received the highest number among four non-contract value providers in the J.D. Power 2016 V2 - 2017 V2 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study. 2017 V2 based on 2,817 total responses measuring the experiences of current wireless service customers who made a sales transaction with their current carrier within the past three months, surveyed January-July 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

 

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