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clemon79

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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2009, 05:19:51 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'223416\' date=\'Aug 19 2009, 01:53 PM\']They win the $100,000.  Would they then be allowed to come back after the tournament to continue their run and perhaps qualify again?[/quote]
This has been asked before. The answer then, as it is now, is "since it didn't happen, we'll never know."
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009, 01:24:54 AM »
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'223374\' date=\'Aug 19 2009, 09:07 AM\'][quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'223361\' date=\'Aug 19 2009, 02:43 AM\'][quote name=\'Kevin Prather\' post=\'223360\' date=\'Aug 18 2009, 11:40 PM\']I'm sure it's been asked at some point, but I'll ask again. Has anyone ever qualified for the tournament, had their run interrupted by that tournament, then come back?[/quote]
Wasn't the lovely Heather Davis just such a contestant?
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She was and, I believe, the only.
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You're forgetting Georgeanne Wright.
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2009, 02:22:58 AM »
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'223450\' date=\'Aug 20 2009, 01:24 AM\'][quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'223374\' date=\'Aug 19 2009, 09:07 AM\'][quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'223361\' date=\'Aug 19 2009, 02:43 AM\'][quote name=\'Kevin Prather\' post=\'223360\' date=\'Aug 18 2009, 11:40 PM\']I'm sure it's been asked at some point, but I'll ask again. Has anyone ever qualified for the tournament, had their run interrupted by that tournament, then come back?[/quote]
Wasn't the lovely Heather Davis just such a contestant?
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She was and, I believe, the only.
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You're forgetting Georgeanne Wright.
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And both Heather and Georgeanne qualified in the next tournament that they were eligible for, as well (the 6th and 7th, respectively), though neither player's qualifying time remained intact until the next tournament started. Heather was still a contender for the 6th tournament right up until the very last qualifying day, when Georgeanne broke Heather's 38-second record twice, at 36 seconds and 34 seconds.

Also add to this list Debbie Steron and Jennifer Heftler, who both qualified for tournaments on Davidson's version just days before they started and then resumed their normal runs when their tournaments ended. Debbie had no more big wins, but Jennifer did win $10,000 the day after the tournament ended. I'll have to check my tape and see if they say anything about her being qualified for the new tournament.


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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2009, 09:33:43 AM »
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'223450\' date=\'Aug 20 2009, 01:24 AM\'][quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'223374\' date=\'Aug 19 2009, 09:07 AM\'][quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'223361\' date=\'Aug 19 2009, 02:43 AM\'][quote name=\'Kevin Prather\' post=\'223360\' date=\'Aug 18 2009, 11:40 PM\']I'm sure it's been asked at some point, but I'll ask again. Has anyone ever qualified for the tournament, had their run interrupted by that tournament, then come back?[/quote]
Wasn't the lovely Heather Davis just such a contestant?
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She was and, I believe, the only.
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You're forgetting Georgeanne Wright.
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Not forgetting. I wasn't aware of her. I shall amend my posting: "She was".
I'm also not sure how fair it would've been for anyone to qualify for two tournaments.

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2009, 02:14:45 PM »
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'223459\' date=\'Aug 20 2009, 08:33 AM\']I'm also not sure how fair it would've been for anyone to qualify for two tournaments.[/quote]
That is a tough situation. I guess the only "fair" remedy would be to let them compete in the first tournament, finish their run as champion afterwards, and let that be it. Other than that situation and that they could have just scrapped the format and done a year end tournament, I can't think of another situation where you wouldn't have a complaint.

I guess they figure that if you can beat a tournament time under such pressure at the last minute, then come back and set a time that actually holds, then more power to you.
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2009, 07:54:47 PM »
[quote name=\'rollercoaster87\' post=\'223493\' date=\'Aug 20 2009, 01:14 PM\'][quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'223459\' date=\'Aug 20 2009, 08:33 AM\']I'm also not sure how fair it would've been for anyone to qualify for two tournaments.[/quote]
That is a tough situation. I guess the only "fair" remedy would be to let them compete in the first tournament, finish their run as champion afterwards, and let that be it. Other than that situation and that they could have just scrapped the format and done a year end tournament, I can't think of another situation where you wouldn't have a complaint.
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Introduce a gap between the end of qualifying and the start of the tournament. If the champion at the end of qualifying is in the next tournament, (s)he plays to improve the time/seeding for the rest of their run and challengers try to set times for the following tournament.

Or not have times count until a champion loses or is defeated. Although that would also have the awkward effect of qualifying a player who makes it to the top in 59 seconds on the Friday before a tournament and then gets shellacked in their next game a week and a half later.
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2009, 11:48:23 PM »
[quote name=\'Unrealtor\' post=\'223700\' date=\'Aug 21 2009, 06:54 PM\']Introduce a gap between the end of qualifying and the start of the tournament. If the champion at the end of qualifying is in the next tournament, (s)he plays to improve the time/seeding for the rest of their run and challengers try to set times for the following tournament.

Or not have times count until a champion loses or is defeated. Although that would also have the awkward effect of qualifying a player who makes it to the top in 59 seconds on the Friday before a tournament and then gets shellacked in their next game a week and a half later.[/quote]
It was good enough for Jeopardy's first seven ToC's. The players all qualified during the previous season, with a gap of about four months between the last regulation game of the qualifying period and the ToC in November. (For most of the time that they had a Senior Tournament, it was the last new show of the season and was not rerun.)
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2009, 01:51:38 PM »
Well, the Seniors Tournament being the last new episode of the season were ranged from July 1989-July 1995 IIRC. And J!'s first 9 ToCs had all players from the previous season who had won at least 4 episodes of their run of regular games and won at least $25,000 in their at least 4 episodes they were on. Nowadays the ToCs include players from earlier in the same season and had won at least $50,000 in their run of regular games.