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Old 07-10-2014, 10:14 PM   #391
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:21 PM   #392
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Just watched the Teen Tournament and I was surprised at the Tie Breaker. I don't remember seeing that done before.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:03 AM   #393
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Just watched the Teen Tournament and I was surprised at the Tie Breaker. I don't remember seeing that done before.
Yep, that was a pretty rare moment on Jeopardy. I was actually surprised since it happened so abruptly. I didn't know that they were going to do a sudden death question and that whoever rang in fastest and answered it would win on the spot.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:21 AM   #394
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Just watched the Teen Tournament and I was surprised at the Tie Breaker. I don't remember seeing that done before.
In a regular season game, if there's a tie, both continue on to the next game. There has even been a three way tie.

So the tie breaker only happens in the final game of a tournament.

I liked the kid who won. He talks a bit like Kripke from BBT.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:36 AM   #395
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In a regular season game, if there's a tie, both continue on to the next game. There has even been a three way tie.

So the tie breaker only happens in the final game of a tournament.

I liked the kid who won. He talks a bit like Kripke from BBT.
But he talks a lot faster.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:38 AM   #396
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I've seen it before, but it's not common. I'm not a fan of it. After all the effort to win a tournament (or tie), to be resolved by who rings in first seems... less noble. I'm not sure what would be better; maybe another FJ-type question?
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Another FJ question could lead to another tie. Plus, they don't have the TV time for it.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:37 AM   #398
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Solution is simple, just keep asking regular items till tie is broken, then show only the one that was not answered correctly so it fits in the time allotted on TV. You could add the others to the online website for those wanting to see them, thus pleasing all without the silly first buzz wins thing. Much fairer.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:47 AM   #399
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A second FJ round would be interesting. Then it comes down to betting strategy. Depending on the category, a contestant should bet either everything or nothing. But then, if they know that their opponent is betting nothing, then they only have to bet $1. But if they're opponent knows that they're only betting a dollar, then. . .

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When I saw it was a tie, I expected them to declare co-champions. That seems fairer to me than be abrupt, one-question playoff.
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Just watched the Teen Tournament and I was surprised at the Tie Breaker. I don't remember seeing that done before.
I have seen this before, but not for a tournament final; I think there was a tie for the fourth wild card spot in another tournament.

I am pretty sure that the earliest tournaments had a different tiebreaker that didn't involve a question. For example, I think the tiebreaker in the first Tournament of Champions final would have been whoever had the higher score at the end of the first day (either that, or whoever had the higher semi-final score, but that wouldn't have been fair as one contestant could have had easier questions and/or weaker opponents).

Does the Teen Tournament need "a" winner? I know there was a time when the Teen Tournament winner qualified for the Tournament of Champions, but I don't think they do that any more.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:34 AM   #402
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I've seen it before, but it's not common. I'm not a fan of it. After all the effort to win a tournament (or tie), to be resolved by who rings in first seems... less noble. I'm not sure what would be better; maybe another FJ-type question?
Penalty kicks?
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I have seen this before, but not for a tournament final; I think there was a tie for the fourth wild card spot in another tournament.

I am pretty sure that the earliest tournaments had a different tiebreaker that didn't involve a question. For example, I think the tiebreaker in the first Tournament of Champions final would have been whoever had the higher score at the end of the first day (either that, or whoever had the higher semi-final score, but that wouldn't have been fair as one contestant could have had easier questions and/or weaker opponents).

Does the Teen Tournament need "a" winner? I know there was a time when the Teen Tournament winner qualified for the Tournament of Champions, but I don't think they do that any more.
Well, the winner gets $75k. They don't want to pay that twice. Plus. It's a tournament. There should be a single winner.
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