In the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, as in Highlander, there can be only one. Francois Barcomb, a New Paltz resident and physics teacher at Hendrick Hudson High School in Westchester County, made it all the way to the finals before falling to one of the all-time greats, James Holzhauer, who has won more than $2.7 million on the show.
Francois Barcomb of New Paltz continued his Jeopardy triumph last night, winning his semifinal match in the Tournament of Champions.
Francois Barcomb of New Paltz continued his Jeopardy triumph last Friday, winning his quarterfinal match in the Tournament of Champions.
Francois Barcomb of New Paltz, who won the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament in May, will be one of the 15 contestants battling for the $250,000 grand prize.
He credits both his stint as a submarine officer in the Navy and his doctoral dissertation process at SUNY Albany for making him quick on his feet when it comes to answering questions — or, more accurately in this case, coming up with the question that goes with the answer.
Francois Barcomb, a high school physics teacher from New Paltz, won the JEOPARDY! Teachers Tournament today, claiming the $100,000 grand prize and a spot in the next Tournament of Champions.
The tournament episodes will begin airing Monday, May 6.