New Westminster secondary school teacher loses his Jeopardy! title to another Canadian

New Westminster secondary school teacher loses his Jeopardy! title to another Canadian


Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek found himself surrounded by fellow Canadians on Friday evening’s show.

“What’s with all the Canadians on Jeopardy!?, two of them in one day,” the Sudbury, Ontario native said as the show began.

“Oh my gosh i don’t know if my heart will be able to stand it.”

One of them was three-time champion Ali Hasan of New Westminster, trying to make it four wins in a row.

The other, Jordan Nussbaum, a lawyer from Thornhill, Ontario.

The Surrey secondary school teacher had already earned $67,801, but he would not be able to add to that total.

He was in third place heading into the final round.

The final jeopardy question was “Vestibular rehabilitation is one treatment for a condition that is also the title of this 1958 suspense film.”

Hasan correctly answered “What is Veritgo?”, but so did Nussbaum who wound up with $15,800 and the win.

“We have one Canadian champion being replaced by another,” said Trebek.

It marks the end of a glorious run for Hasan, a father of two who came to Canada from Bahrain 8 years ago.

He first watched the long-running program when he was 12.

It took him a while to figure out the format of the show, where the answers are the questions.

“And that’s when I got hooked,” he said.

Hasan, who teaches grades eight to 12 in Surrey, says his students have taken notice.

“I think they respect me finally,” he said with a laugh. “They love it, they’re excited, they think I’m a celebrity.”

Jeopardy! and Trebek are in their 34th season in syndication.

With 23 million viewers each week, Jeopardy! is the top-rated quiz show on television.

Jeopardy! airs on CHEK from Monday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m


With files from CBC


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