Squares Hall of Fame

Squares Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame salutes those contestants of Squares 98 that have become 5-time champions. They are arranged by season and in the order that they became champion with the day of their 5th game, their 5-day cash total and any interesting facts that might pop up.

Season 2 Champions

Sunshine Daye, Bronx, NY
Date: September 20, 1999
Total: $40,198
Fact: First undefeated champion under new format

Fred Pinto, Santa Monica, CA
Date: October 26, 1999
Total: $69,700
Fact: Became 5-time champion on the same day as "Jeopardy" champion Eddie Tiamus

Mark Stender, San Francisco, CA
Date: December 2, 1999
Total: $108,289
Fact: First champion to cross $100,000+ barrier, 2000 Tournament runner-up

Sharon Barnhill, Denton, TX
Date: January 25, 2000
Total: $72,099
Fact: First 5-time champion of the 21st century

Heather Francine, Orange, CA
Date: February 23, 2000
Total: $53,420

Dave Brownlee, Westlake Village, CA
Date: March 1, 2000
Total: $117,062
Fact: Second $100,000+ money winner, 2000 Tournament champion

Nita Lynch, Panama City, FL
Date: May 12, 2000
Total: $71,480
Fact: First person to qualify for Tournament 2001

Season 3 Champions

May Leale-Dehart, Boynton Beach, FL
Date: October 9, 2000
Total: $42,527

Erik Friend, Pittsburgh, PA
Date: October 19, 2000
Total: $86,200
Fact: Won his fifth day 10 days after May won hers

Tarek Tolba, Elkhart, IN
Date: November 8, 2001
Total: $154,521
Fact: 2001 Tournament runner-up, never lost a game during his championship run

Mike Scanlon, Brooklyn, NY
Date: November 24, 2000
Total: $74,189
Fact: Won his championship in front of a hometown crowd in New York

Kat Chiu, Chicago, IL
Date: December 11, 2000
Total: $46,781

Lorraine Massey, Cascade Locks, OR
Date: January 9, 2001
Total: $38,304
Fact: Lowest 5-day score among the champions, 2001 Tournament champion

Yumi Iwama, Ronson, NJ
Date: March 21, 2001
Total: $85,215
Fact: Highest 5-day score among female champions

Mark Spagnolo, Pittsburgh, PA
Date: April 13, 2001
Total: $105,092
Fact: First person to qualify for Tournament 2002, 2002 Tournament champion

Guy Woodson, Los Angeles, CA
Date: May 22, 2001
Fact: 2002 Tournament runner-up

Season 4 Champions

Kimy Whitmire, San Diego, CA
Date: October 8, 2001
Total: $74,629

Kamara Samms, Hollywood, CA
Date: October 25, 2001
Total: $51,551

Pat Hamilton, Lancaster, CA
Date: February 25, 2002
Total: $77,500

Eddie Rikowski, Boston, MA
Date: May 21/02
Total: $104,000
Fact: First person to qualify for Tournament 2003

Robert Klamser, Ventura, CA

Season 5 Champions

Lisa Suzuki-Jeffers, Ontario, CA
Date: October 22, 2002
Fact: 2003 Tournament runner-up

Charlie Brown IV, Corona, CA
Date: October 29, 2002

Erin Lander

Cedric Benson

Michael Sokol, Phoenix, AZ

Special Inductee: Jenny Thomas
Facts: A 4-day champion from early March, she won the right to compete in the 2003 tournament as a wild card. She then went on to become the 2003 champion as well as the series' all-time money winner

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