Wednesday, December 29, 2004

he's baaack!

Ken Jennings gestures during an interview in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004. Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah, the record holder for most money ever won on a television game show with 74 consecutive wins on "Jeopardy!" was defeated by Nancy Zerg, a realtor from Ventura, Calif. His final show airs Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Jeopardy!' to Hold 'Super Tournament'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If winning more than $2.5 million wasn't enough, ``Jeopardy!'' whiz Ken Jennings will have a shot at winning an additional $2 million - but the competition will be tougher this time around.

Producers of the game show announced Tuesday a ``Super Tournament,'' which will pit Jennings in a final match against two survivors of a competition between nearly 150 past five-time winners.

Host Alex Trebek called the tournament the ``quest for Ken.'' ``

Ever since Ken started his amazing run, people have been speculating on how some of the past 'Jeopardy!' players would do against him,'' Trebek said in a statement. ``We're answering that question.''

Jennings, too, was anxious about the challenge.

``I can't wait to see who I'll be up against in the finals,'' he said.

Jennings earned $2,520,700 after a 74-game winning streak. He was beaten by California real estate agent Nancy Zerg.

The matches will begin airing in February or March, and the finals will air in May, said ``Jeopardy!'' publicist Jeff Ritter.

The third-place winner will receive $250,000 and the second-place winner, $500,000.

1 comment:

  1. AAAA! No more Steve! I think I've had my fill of the Stevinator.