Dave Ball - Survivor: Samoa
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 31 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Samoa (2009) - 8th place, 13th out - 5th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 12, "Damage Control" (Day 31).

Dave Ball - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S19: Samoa 1.31 6.84 0.19 3 8 6 0.48 1.17 - - - 0.82 2.48
Career 1.31 6.84 0.19 3 8 6 0.48 1.17 - - - 0.82 2.48
Dave Ball - Challenge record
  • S19 logo Samoa challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Bocce in a Box - Ep4 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-10; 3 sit-outs):

    • Samoa Ep. 1 IC: "Yank Your Hank" - Crosses barriers, hauls the crate; Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Goes in the pit and up above; Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sea Crates" - Gather crates with John; Galu wins again.
    • Samoa Ep. 4 IC: "Well Stacked" - Sits out, as Galu finally loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 5 RC: "Samoa Smoothies" - Downs his smoothie quickly, Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 5 IC: "Sack Attack" - Sits out, as Galu wins again.
    • [Samoa Ep. 6 RC: "Roll With It" - Russ Swan collapses, is medically evacuated. Challenge not counted.]
    • Samoa Ep. 7 RC: "Brain Food" - Sits out, as Galu wins, 7-4.
    • Samoa Ep. 7 IC: "Canoe Dueling" - Fishes, works the puzzle, Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 9 RC: "Coconut Code" - Retrieves and arranges the poles; purple team wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 10 RC: "Get Hooked" - Pulls ropes for the winning team.


    Nut Cracker - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-5): (Mean % finish: 57.4%)

    • Samoa Ep. 8 IC: "Nut Cracker" - Scores three points, does not win (3rd/7).
    • Samoa Ep. 9 IC: "Square Peg Round Hole" - Retrieves no bags; does not advance (tie-8th/11).
    • Samoa Ep. 10 IC: "Spear Me the Details" - Hits Monica's tile, does not advance (tie-5th/10).
    • Samoa Ep. 11 IC: "Drop a Log" - Final person to drop out, past final knot (2nd/9).
    • Samoa Ep. 12 F8 IC: "Fauxconut Bowling" - Gets a first-round strike, but gutterballs in the semifinals (tie-3rd/8).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

    • [Samoa Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Does not participate; Galu loses.]
    • Samoa Ep. 4 RC: "Bocce in a Box" - Lands next to flag on final throw; Galu wins.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.70
    Sat out: 3
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 57.4%
  • Hero challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 1
    Win%: 1.00
    Mean% Finish: 100%
Dave Ball - Tribal Council record
  • S19 logo Samoa Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep8 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Samoa: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/6):


    VAP - Votes against (8):

    • Samoa, Ep. 11: One vote, from Shambo.
    • Samoa, Ep. 12 (F8 vote): Seven votes, from Brett, Jaison, Mick, Monica, Natalie, Russell, and Shambo (voted out, 7-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 5
    VAP: 1
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Dave Ball - Pictures
  • S19 logo Samoa image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Dave Ball - Interviews
Dave Ball - Bio
  • S19 logo Samoa bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official CBS.com Survivor: Samoa bio page excerpts (8/27/09):


    "'Danger' Dave Ball grew up in a family full of preachers but don't be fooled because he is not your typical "son of a preacher man." After he earned a degree in opera from Oklahoma State, this "rock and roll rebel" took many odd jobs to stay afloat including one as a flight attendant at a major airline.


    Although Dave's fiery personality may have gotten him into hot water more than once, he has a knack for reading people which has helped him through the rough spots. His innate intelligence has been honed through years of playing strategy games and his body benefits from the martial arts, biking and hiking he enjoys in his spare time.


    Dave is currently teaching fitness and nutrition to people who want to lose weight and improve their health. "It took me a long time to sort out my own health issues and if I can help others get healthy, then it will be worth it." Dave is the most physically fit he has ever been and he is counting on the element of surprise to propel him to the top of this game.


    After spending 10 years on the road, this journeyman says, "I've never been terribly concerned with money. I've always been more interested in making my life a rich experience. Having said that, I can do anything for a million dollars because that will set me up for life."


    Dave is single and currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif. His birth date is August 13th."