Global Survivor 17: Jamaica
ORG Staffing
Host: Bo as Jeff Probst
Game Statistics
Board Access: Deleted
Date Began: January 12, 2009
Date Finished: February 17, 2009
# of Contestants: 17 Players
Winner(s): Gregg (5-2)
Various Tribes
PreMerge Tribes: Hex-Mahoe Mahoe
Hex-Vitae Vitae
Merge Tribe: Hex-Obeah Obeah
Returning Seasons
Global Survivor 20: Gregg
NP Awards

Production Information Edit

Sign Ups for 16 players began January 6, 2009. Reservations were not allowed. People were allowed to sign up as their favorite Survivor castaway from any season of any country. No character that had already been played in a previous season of this series could be chosen again. There were no other limitations on who they could pick to play as.

Check Ins for the players began on January 10, 2009. Randy was a replacement. The game then began on January 12, 2009.

Game Summary Edit

Series Twist: Players were trying to conquer the world. In this specific season they were trying to conquer Jamaica. To be successful at this goal they needed to defeat both each other AND the ruler of the country at the time (Bruce Golding). At some point in the game the country's ruler would hold a census, giving them the chance to remove someone of their choosing from the game who did not sign said census. The leader would then enter the game as a player.

Season Twist: During the merge phase of the game, the top three performers in each challenge earned immunity instead of the usual one winner. All three of which did not attend Tribal Council. They could not vote nor be voted for. This continued up to and including the NuF6, at which point the number of immune players per round returned to one while still not attending TC.

Challenge Twist: Rebecca earned a Challenge 10 Disadvantage during Immunity Challenge #9.

@Final 16 players were placed into 2 tribes of 8.
@Final 14 tribes were shuffled; numbers remained as is.
@Final 12 tribes were shuffled; numbers remained as is.
@Final 10 players merged into a single tribe.
@Final 10 Golding entered the game, becoming the NuFinal 11.
@NuFinal 7 players faced off in an Elimination Challenge.
@NuFinal 2 players reached Finale, facing 7 Jurors.


Player Information

Placing Played As Alumni Tribes Elimination Total Votes NP Points
1st Gregg Survivor7pi2000 Hex-VitaeHex-MahoeHex-MahoeHex-Obeah Finalist 1 +170
2nd Sakhone Pacman1330 Hex-MahoeHex-VitaeHex-MahoeHex-Obeah Finalist 3 +85
3rd Tatyana Supergoten Hex-VitaeHex-VitaeHex-MahoeHex-Obeah Automatic[1] 2 +57
4th Michelle Dropsofbright Hex-MahoeHex-VitaeHex-VitaeHex-Obeah Voted Out 2-1 3 +42
5th Golding JayMeNooTun Hex--Hex--Hex--Hex-Obeah Voted Out 3-1 3 +34
6th Rebecca Abnormalbay Hex-MahoeHex-MahoeHex-VitaeHex-Obeah Voted Out 2-1 5 +28
7th Silvia Luis289018 Hex-VitaeHex-VitaeHex-VitaeHex-Obeah Challenge 1 +24
8th Brook Orggaming Hex-VitaeHex-VitaeHex-VitaeHex-Obeah Voted Out 4-1 4 +21
9th Randy V_4eva_1000 Hex-VitaeHex-MahoeHex-VitaeHex-Obeah Voted Out 3-3[2] 4 +19
10th Teresa Measom Hex-MahoeHex-VitaeHex-VitaeHex-Obeah Voted Out 5-1 5 +17
11th Wanda Virasxmirror Hex-MahoeHex-VitaeHex-VitaeHex-Obeah Census Twist 0 +15
12th Akki JadeDiamond44 Hex-MahoeHex-VitaeHex-MahoeHex-- Voted Out 3-1 9 +14
13th François-David Tepmurt12 Hex-VitaeHex-MahoeHex-MahoeHex-- Voted Out 4-1 4 +13
14th Helen Zekem834 Hex-VitaeHex-VitaeHex--Hex-- Voted Out 5-3 5 +12
15th Chris Mrhpotterfreak Hex-VitaeHex-MahoeHex--Hex-- Voted Out 5-1 5 +11
16th Tammy Danny610us Hex-MahoeHex--Hex--Hex-- Voted Out 5-2 5 +11
17th Derek Amunnakagoofyguy10 Hex-MahoeHex--Hex--Hex-- Voted Out 6-1-1 6 +10

Game Charts


Based on the Survival Average used at True Dork Times.


  • This ORG introduced 3 new Alumni: Dropsofbright, Measom & V_4eva_1000.
  • The Mahoe tribe was named after the blue mahoe, Jamaica's national tree.
  • The Vitae tribe was named after the lignum vitae, Jamaica's national flower.
  • The Obeah tribe was named after the religious practices of Obeah.
  • Conforums, the message board service which hosted this game, shut down on April 15th 2018.

Foot Notes

  1. Only members of tribe vulnerable; Tatyana had 2 past votes while Gregg had 1.
  2. Tie vote between Randy & Rebecca; 1 and 0 past votes respectively.

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