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Welcome to the Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades

Our Culver City set is starting to heat up now that the competition has been pared down. Starting May 5th, the top 15 contestants from our Battle of the Decades Tournament will begin their chase for the $1,000,000 grand prize. Don’t miss a single clue.

Congratulations!


Brad Rutter Image
Brad Rutter
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Finals

May 15th - 16th, 2014

Occupation
Hometown
Decades Tourn.
Winnings
Career Winnings
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Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings

Seattle, WA

Thursday

May 15th

Friday

May 16th

TOTAL

$7,000

+

$599

$7,599

Total Winnings

$100,000

“The guy cleaning our carpets last week was going to charge us $280 but then...asked if, instead of payment, he could get a photo of me to put on his Facebook page.”

Tournament Statistics

Champions Defeated

  • Rachael Schwartz
  • Tom Cubbage
  • Chuck Forrest
  • Russ Schumacher

Avg. Margin of Victory

$15,300

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Jeopardy!

Percentage Correct*

Average
Coryat Score**

$21,467

Daily
Double

Percentage Correct*

Final
Jeopardy!

Percentage Correct*

Largest Wager

$11,801

Buzzer Hand

Right

*Stats based on performance in qualifying, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

**A player's score if all wagering is disregarded. Stat courtesy of j-archive.com

Brad Rutter

Brad Rutter

Los Angeles, CA

Thursday

May 15th

Friday

May 16th

TOTAL

$10,000

+

$11,800

$21,800

Total Winnings

$1,000,000

“I heard a guy walking in front of me talking into a cell phone saying 'Watson's gonna kill these guys.' I tapped him on the shoulder and said 'Root for the humans.'”

Tournament Statistics

Champions Defeated

  • Dan Pawson
  • Mark Lowenthal
  • Leszek Pawlowicz
  • Tom Cubbage

Avg. Margin of Victory

$18,567

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Jeopardy!

Percentage Correct*

Average
Coryat Score**

$25,200

Daily
Double

Percentage Correct*

Final
Jeopardy!

Percentage Correct*

Largest Wager

$10,000

Buzzer Hand

Right

*Stats based on performance in qualifying, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

**A player's score if all wagering is disregarded. Stat courtesy of j-archive.com

Roger Craig

Roger Craig

Brooklyn, NY

Thursday

May 15th

Friday

May 16th

TOTAL

$0

+

$4,000

$4,000

Total Winnings

$50,000

“Winning on Jeopardy! literally changed my life. I give invited keynotes on my experiences on the show, and in general I have an icebreaker for the rest of my life!”

Tournament Statistics

Champions Defeated

  • Robin Carroll
  • Leszek Pawlowicz
  • Colby Burnett
  • Pam Mueller

Avg. Margin of Victory

$5,259

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Jeopardy!

Percentage Correct*

Average
Coryat Score**

$16,333

Daily
Double

Percentage Correct*

Final
Jeopardy!

Percentage Correct*

Largest Wager

$10,200

Buzzer Hand

Right

*Stats based on performance in qualifying, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

**A player's score if all wagering is disregarded. Stat courtesy of j-archive.com

Semifinals

May 12th - 14th, 2014

Monday 5/12

Ken Jennings
Finalist
  • forrest_chuck
    Chuck Forrest
  • jennings_ken
    Ken Jennings
  • schumacher_russ
    Russ Schumacher

Tuesday 5/13

Brad Rutter
Finalist
  • cubbage_tom
    Tom
    Cubbage
  • pawlowicz_leszek
    Leszek Pawlowicz
  • rutter_brad
    Brad
    Rutter

Wednesday 5/14

Roger Craig
Finalist
  • burnett_colby
    Colby Burnett
  • craig_roger
    Roger Craig
  • mueller_pam
    Pam Mueller

Quarterfinals

May 5th - 9th, 2014

Monday May 5

Occupation
Hometown
Decades Tourn.
Winnings
Career Winnings
Leszek Pawlowicz Image
Leszek Pawlowicz
“Digger”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

23

91.6%

1/1

Correct

Robin Carroll Image
Robin Carroll
“The Smiling Assassin”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

18

57.1%

1/1

Correct

Roger Craig Image
Roger Craig
“Mainframe”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

25

76.2%

2/2

Correct

Stats are from each contestant's preliminary game in the tournament
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  • Leszek Pawlowicz Image

    Leszek Pawlowicz

    Flagstaff, AZ

    Total Winnings

    $208,400

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  • 0
  • Robin Carroll Image

    Robin Carroll

    Marietta, GA

    Total Winnings

    $260,300

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  • 1
  • Roger Craig Image

    Roger Craig

    Brooklyn, NY

    Total Winnings

    $497,801

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  • Roger Craig Image

    Winner

    Roger Craig

Tuesday May 6

Occupation
Hometown
Decades Tourn.
Winnings
Career Winnings
Tom Nosek Image
Tom Nosek
“The Rocket Scientist”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

15

58.3%

0/1

Correct

Pam Mueller Image
Pam Mueller
“Saltator Consultus”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

23

90.9%

0/0

Incorrect

Russ Schumacher Image
Russ Schumacher
“The Storm from Colorado”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

18

82.3%

1/1

Incorrect

Stats are from each contestant's preliminary game in the tournament
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  • Tom Nosek Image

    Tom Nosek

    Torrance, CA

    Total Winnings

    $192,141

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  • 0
  • Pam Mueller Image

    Pam Mueller

    Princeton, NJ

    Total Winnings

    $174,201

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  • 1
  • Russ Schumacher Image

    Russ Schumacher

    Fort Collins, CO

    Total Winnings

    $331,200

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  • Russ Schumacher Image

    Winner

    Russ Schumacher

Wednesday May 7

Occupation
Hometown
Decades Tourn.
Winnings
Career Winnings
Mark Lowenthal Image
Mark Lowenthal
“Stealth”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

13

92.3%

1/1

Incorrect

Brad Rutter Image
Brad Rutter
“Big Bucks”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

34

90.9%

2/2

Incorrect

Dan Pawson Image
Dan Pawson
“The Boston Buzzer”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

21

76.4%

1/2

Incorrect

Stats are from each contestant's preliminary game in the tournament
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  • Mark Lowenthal Image

    Mark Lowenthal

    Reston, VA

    Total Winnings

    $163,901

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  • 0
  • Brad Rutter Image

    Brad Rutter

    Los Angeles, CA

    Total Winnings

    $3,385,702

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  • 1
  • Dan Pawson Image

    Dan Pawson

    Brooklyn, NY

    Total Winnings

    $433,602

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  • Brad Rutter Image

    Winner

    Brad Rutter

Thursday May 8

Occupation
Hometown
Decades Tourn.
Winnings
Career Winnings
Tom Cubbage Image
Tom Cubbage
“Two-Tourney Tom”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

11

92.3%

0/0

Correct

Rachael Schwartz Image
Rachael Schwartz
“The First Lady”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

18

75%

2/3

Incorrect

Ken Jennings Image
Ken Jennings
“Mr. 74”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

24

87.5%

2/2

Incorrect

Stats are from each contestant's preliminary game in the tournament
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  • Tom Cubbage Image

    Tom Cubbage

    Arlington, VA

    Total Winnings

    $153,401

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  • 0
  • Rachael Schwartz Image

    Rachael Schwartz

    Mountain View, CA

    Total Winnings

    $162,699

    Additinoal Info Button
  • 1
  • Ken Jennings Image

    Ken Jennings

    Seattle, WA

    Total Winnings

    $3,196,300

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  • Ken Jennings Image

    Winner

    Ken Jennings

Friday May 9

Occupation
Hometown
Decades Tourn.
Winnings
Career Winnings
Chuck Forrest Image
Chuck Forrest
“The Bouncer”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

20

95.2%

1/1

Correct

Mark Dawson Image
Mark Dawson
“The 'Stache Killer”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

25

84%

0/3

Correct

Colby Burnett Image
Colby Burnett
“Teach”

First Ring-Ins

Accuracy

Daily Doubles

Final Jeopardy!

17

94.4%

2/2

Incorrect

Stats are from each contestant's preliminary game in the tournament
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  • Chuck Forrest Image

    Chuck Forrest

    Marino, Italy

    Total Winnings

    $256,200

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  • 0
  • Mark Dawson Image

    Mark Dawson

    Chamblee, GA

    Total Winnings

    $349,448

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  • 1
  • Colby Burnett Image

    Colby Burnett

    Chicago, IL

    Total Winnings

    $366,400

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  • Chuck Forrest Image

    Winner

    Chuck Forrest

  • Pam Mueller

    Wild Card

    Pam Mueller

  • Leszek Pawlowicz

    Wild Card

    Leszek Pawlowicz

  • Tom Cubbage

    Wild Card

    Tom Cubbage

  • Colby Burnett

    Wild Card

    Colby Burnett

Videos

What goes on behind the scenes at the Battle of the Decades? Ride along with our contestants and learn more about the top 15.


  • Brad Rutter talks about how it feels to be crowned Battle of The Decades champion

  • Battle of the Decade's champion Brad Rutter's million dollar reaction

  • We celebrated 30 years of clues by bringing back only the best

  • Brad Rutter: Battle of the Decades Champion. Watch those final moments again.

  • 30th Anniversary

  • Jeopardy! | The Battle of the Decades | 90s RAP Category

  • Jeopardy! | The Battle of the Decades | Finalists Roundtable

  • Jeopardy! | The Battle of the Decades | Semi-Finalists Wrap-up Roundtable

  • Jeopardy! | The Battle of the Decades | Semi-Finalists Winning Moments

  • Jeopardy! | The Battle of the Decades | Before The Quarter-Finals

  • Tune into the Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades May 5th-16th. Check your local listings.

  • Contestants Hum the Theme Song

  • Buzzer Technique

Photos

Go behind the scenes and experience Jeopardy! with our Battle of the Decades finalists