An accountant from Oakville, Ontario, Canada...

Michael Daunt

Date of first appearance:
Nov. 30, 1995

Total Winnings:
Regular: $64,198
ToC: $8,200
International: $35,000
Total: $107,398

Records/stats:
5-time champion, 3rd in 1996 ToC, winner in 1997 International Tournament

Favourite anecdote:
After I'd been on a few times, my 18-month-old son stopped calling me "Daddy" and started calling me "Michael Daunt from Waterloo."

Did being on Jeopardy! have any affect on my life?
The money allowed me to finish my education.

Did I do anything crazy with my winnings?
No, just paid for my education, paid off student loans, etc.

"In 1996, he was a finalist in the Tournament of Champions. An accountant from Oakville, Ontario, Canada..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Elite Eighteen (Round 2 winners) member: $62,602. In his Round 3 game, lost to eventual 2nd runner-up Jerome Vered, but tied for 2nd place with Dan Melia.
1997 International Tournament (Stockholm, Sweden) winner: $35,000.
1996 Tournament of Champions 2nd runner-up: $8,200.
Season 12 5-time champion: $64,198.

Michael's one-day total of $27,400 (#2591, aired 1995-12-04) was the sixth-highest single-day winnings amount at the time, and it remained the sixth-highest one-day total through 1998, earning Michael a spot on the list of the 13 highest one-day winners available on the Jeopardy! web site 1997-1998.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: MDaunt

Michael appeared in the following 3 archived games:
#4776, aired 2005-05-16 Jerome Vered vs. Dan Melia vs. Michael Daunt 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 3, game 6.
#4756, aired 2005-04-18 Bruce Borchardt vs. Bob Harris vs. Michael Daunt 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 4.
#4737, aired 2005-03-22 Michael Daunt vs. Jeff Stewart vs. Jamie Weiss 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 30.
Michael previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Michael Daunt in the following 3 archived games:
#2935, aired 1997-05-09 Michael Daunt vs. Per Gunnar Hillesoy vs. Boris Levit 1997 International Tournament final game 2. From Stockholm, Sweden.
#2934, aired 1997-05-08 Michael Daunt vs. Per Gunnar Hillesoy vs. Boris Levit 1997 International Tournament final game 1. From Stockholm, Sweden.
#2932, aired 1997-05-06 Michael Daunt vs. Eva Holmberg vs. Murat Sen 1997 International Tournament semifinal game 2. From Stockholm, Sweden.

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