Champ to return to 'Jeopardy!'

February 11, 2005|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Almost four years after becoming an undefeated five-time "Jeopardy!" champion, Herald-Mail copy editor Bob Fleenor will compete on the show again.

On Wednesday, the game show began a 15-week Ultimate Tournament of Champions.

The tournament will conclude in May with a three-game final involving Ken Jennings, the show's all-time money winner.

When "Jeopardy!" changed its rules to allow contestants to play until they lost, Jennings won 74 straight games, earning $2.5 million.

The show has invited nearly 150 champions to compete for a shot at beating Jennings.

Fleenor, of Martinsburg, W.Va., has not taped his match yet.

Fleenor won five games in shows that aired March 28 to April 3, 2001. A five-win limit still was in place then.

His winnings totaled $55,700. He also received two Chevrolet Camaros.

Fleenor also participated in a Tournament of Champions that aired in October 2001, but came in a distant second in his match.

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