A writer from Washington, D.C....

Tom Walsh

People of Washington, I'm Tom Walsh from Capitol Hill. We still don’t have a baseball team to root for. But we do have me. Watch me on Jeopardy! See if I can hit it out of the park.

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Nifty Nine (players with byes into Round 2) member: $25,000.
2004 Tournament of Champions 1st runner-up: $50,000.
Season 20 7-time champion: $184,900 + $2,000.

Tom became the first 7-time champion on the game aired Tuesday, January 13, 2004, beating Sean Ryan's earlier record of 6 games. Later in Season 20 Ken Jennings would beat Tom's records for number of games played and amount of cash accumulated many times over. (Ken's accumulated total after his 7th win on Thursday, June 10, 2004 was $231,000.)

After leading going into Final Jeopardy! in his UToC Round 2 game, Tom lost to Michael Rooney when Tom wrote "Edward I" instead of "Edward the Confessor" in his response and Catherine Ramen's wager from second place neglected to cover Rooney.

Blog (formerly) at criticalcondition.org.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: T-Bone

Tom appeared in the following 8 archived games:
#4458, aired 2004-01-14 Tom Walsh vs. Dave Fuller vs. Steve Hall Tom Walsh game 8.
#4457, aired 2004-01-13 Tom Walsh vs. Dave Fuller vs. Meg Wall-Wild Tom Walsh game 7. First 7-day champion.
#4456, aired 2004-01-12 Tom Walsh vs. Ron Blood vs. Snowden Becker Tom Walsh game 6. Tom sets a new regular play...
#4455, aired 2004-01-09 Tom Walsh vs. Jennifer Rojo vs. A.J. Monaco Tom Walsh game 5.
#4454, aired 2004-01-08 Tom Walsh vs. Belinda Reid vs. Michael Schlitzer Tom Walsh game 4.
#4453, aired 2004-01-07 Tom Walsh vs. Melanie Leon vs. Luis Corchado Tom Walsh game 3.
#4452, aired 2004-01-06 Tom Walsh vs. Chris Serb vs. Lisa Cherry Tom Walsh game 2.
#4451, aired 2004-01-05 Joe Wolke vs. Naomi Brokaw vs. Tom Walsh Tom Walsh game 1.
Tom would later appear on Jeopardy! as Tom Walsh in the following 4 archived games:
#4615, aired 2004-10-01 Arthur Gandolfi vs. Tom Walsh vs. Russ Schumacher 2004 Tournament of Champions final game 2.
#4614, aired 2004-09-30 Arthur Gandolfi vs. Tom Walsh vs. Russ Schumacher 2004 Tournament of Champions final game 1.
#4612, aired 2004-09-28 Tom Walsh vs. Anne Boyd vs. Chris Miller 2004 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
#4607, aired 2004-09-21 Tom Walsh vs. Seth Alcorn vs. Steve Reynolds 2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.

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