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West Islip native Dan McShane competes in ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions tonight

Dan McShane, 25, a West Islip native, qualified

Dan McShane, 25, a West Islip native, qualified to compete in the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions after appearing on five episodes of the game show in 2012 and winning $64,001. Credit: Jeopardy Productions Inc.

West Islip native Dan McShane, a four-time “Jeopardy!” champion whose run earned him $64,001 on shows that aired in January 2012, will be back on TV tonight as part of the show’s Tournament of Champions.

In December, McShane got an email from the game show’s producers informing him he had qualified.

The tournament, which began last Wednesday, consists of players who have won the most games since the last Tournament of Champions in November 2011.

The 15 contestants who qualified are competing for a $250,000 grand prize. Winners from the tourney’s first five days, along with four wild card recipients, will advance to the semifinals.

The show airs at 7 p.m. on WABC-TV.

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