Yau-Man Chan - Fiji
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 46 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Fiji (2007) - 4th place, 16th out - 9th juror

  • Voted out in Episode 14, "You've Got A Puzzled Look" (Day 38).
  • Sent to Exile Island 2 times. Cumulative time: In-game - 34 days; Exile - 4 days.


Survivor: Micronesia - FvF (2008) - 18th place, 3rd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 3, "I Should Be Carried on the Chariot-Type Thing!" (Day 8).

Yau-Man Chan - 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
S14: Fiji 4.44 11.73 0.38 8 5 10 0.79 2.49 - - - 1.17 6.93
S16: Micronesia 1.22 1.43 0.85 1 6 2 0.34 1.40 - - - 1.19 2.62
Career 5.66 13.16 0.43 9 11 12 0.74 2.31 - - - 1.17 5.14
Yau-Man Chan - Challenge record
  • S14 logo Fiji challenges

    Ep8 IC - Warrior's Choice

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-16; 1 sit-out):

    • Fiji Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Chariots of Mire" - Pulls the chariot, but Ravu blows the puzzle, loses.
    • Fiji Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Supply Ships" - Paddles the canoe, but Ravu blows another puzzle, loses.
    • Fiji Ep. 3 RC: "Slip, Slide, and Score" - Loses the final point to Dreamz; Ravu loses, 6-2.
    • Fiji Ep. 3 IC: "U Pick I Chews" - Not shown competing; Ravu loses 4-2.
    • Fiji Ep. 4 RC: "By the Numbers" - Second (and last) Ravu across the beam; Ravu loses.
    • Fiji Ep. 4 IC: "Crab Pots" - Slow on the lily pads, but Ravu recovers, then loses again.
    • Fiji Ep. 5 RC: "Kung Fu Cannibals" - Scores Ravu's only point (vs. Stacy), Ravu loses big.
    • Fiji Ep. 5 IC: "Concentration" - Blows one match, makes another; Ravu loses, 7-6.
    • Fiji Ep. 6 IC: "Crosswalk" - Now with Moto, barely edges out Ravu, and Moto wins.
    • Fiji Ep. 7 RC: "Hot La Cross Buns" - Makes Moto's only shot, and finally, Moto loses.
    • Fiji Ep. 7 IC: "Concentration" - Smashes a skull, works the puzzle, and Moto wins.
    • Fiji Ep. 8 RC: "So You Think You Can Meke?" - Sits out, allowing Moto to meke well, win.
    • Fiji Ep. 8 IC: "Warrior's Choice" - Scores 2 points with spear, 3 with bow; Moto wins, 6-0.
    • Fiji Ep. 9 RC/IC: "River Rats" - Paddles and works the puzzle for the red winning team.
    • Fiji Ep. 11 RC: "Slosh Pit" - Launches slingshots for the losing team, 5-4.
    • Fiji Ep. 13 RC: "Keep on Truckin'" (team portion) - Part of the winning team.


    Chimney Sweeps - Ep10 IC

    Individual challenge record (3-for-9): (Mean % finish: 82.4%)

    • Fiji, Ep. 10 RC: "Get Smashed" - Sixth out, chopped by Cassandra (4th/9).
    • Fiji, Ep. 10 IC: "Chimney Sweeps" - Lasts over 75 minutes, and Yau-Man wins! (1st/9).
    • Fiji, Ep. 11 IC: "Torched" - Eliminated by Stacy on the final shot (tie-2nd/8).
    • Fiji, Ep. 12 RC: "Hungry for Love" - Gnaws 6 lbs of pork, makes the top three (tie-2nd/7).
    • Fiji, Ep. 12 IC: "Twister" - Digs up one step, out in the first round (4th/7).
    • Fiji, Ep. 13 RC: "Keep on Truckin'" (individual) - Cuts two ropes; Yau-Man wins! (1st/3).
    • Fiji, Ep. 13 IC: "Grapple Perch" - Reaches final round, but does not win (2nd/6).
    • Fiji, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Fiji Braille Maze" - Leads throughout, and Yau-Man wins! (1st/5).
    • Fiji, Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Hanging By a Thread" - Final person to drop out, at ~21 minutes (2nd/4).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Fiji: None.
  • S16 logo Micronesia-FvF challenges

    Ep2 IC - Smash and Grab

    Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-4):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Reinventing the Wheel" - Works the final puzzle with Eliza and Cirie, but not fast enough; Malakal loses.
    • Micronesia, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Smash and Grab - Works the final puzzle with Eliza and Cirie; this time, Malakal wins.
    • Micronesia, Ep. 3 RC: "Beach Bash" - Runs and tackles; Malakal wins.
    • Micronesia, Ep. 3 IC: "Nut Bucket" - Shoots coconuts, but Malakal can't hold up their net, loses.


    Ep1 individual IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

    • Micronesia, Ep. 1 ind. IC: Grabs Malakal's necklace first (mostly), securing Ep.1 immunity.


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Micronesia: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 20
    Win%: 0.35
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.40
    Mean% Finish: 84.2%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Yau-Man Chan - Tribal Council record
  • S14 logo Fiji Tribal

    Ep13 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/1; 4 votes voided):

    • Fiji, Ep. 7: Finally digs up the Moto idol, while Earl runs interference (Day 17).
    • Fiji, Ep. 13: Plays his idol for himself, voiding four votes and saving himself (Day 36).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (8/10):


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Fiji, Ep. 1: One vote, from Erica.
    • Fiji, Ep. 12: One vote, from Alex.
    • [Fiji, Ep. 13: Four votes, from Boo, Cassandra, Dreamz, and Stacy, all voided by Yau-Man's idol play.]
    • Fiji, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): Three votes, from Cassandra, Dreamz, and Earl (voted out, 3-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Fiji, Ep. 14: Voted for Earl Cole, who won, 9-0-0.
  • S16 logo Micronesia-FvF Tribal

    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Micronesia: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 1: Jonny Fairplay (voted out, 9-1).


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Micronesia, Ep. 3: Six votes, from Parvati, Amanda, Cirie, James, Ozzy, and Eliza (voted out, 6-2-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Micronesia: None yet.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 4
  • Voting record
    VFB: 9
    Tribals: 12
    VAP: 11
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Yau-Man Chan - Pictures
  • S14 logo Fiji image gallery
  • S16 logo Micronesia-FvF image gallery
Yau-Man Chan - Interviews
Yau-Man Chan - Bios
  • S14 logo Fiji bio

    Official CBS Fiji bio excerpts (circa January, 2007):


    "Originally from Malaysian Borneo, Yau-Man Chan attended All Saints Secondary School in Kota Kinabalu. He moved to the United States where he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to receive his Master of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


    Chan is the Director of Information Systems for the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. In this position, he manages and runs the information systems infrastructure for administrative, research and teaching units of the college. This includes setting up networks, computers and managing business database systems. He previously worked designing electronic circuits for scientific instruments to collect data. He's also been a housepainter, cook and dishwasher.


    Chan enjoys playing table tennis, bicycling, woodworking and reading. He is a member of the USA Table Tennis Association. He describes himself as intellectual and contemplative. He considers himself a natural leader, a good organizer, very skilled with his hands, very resourceful and feels he possesses a keen intellect.


    Chan has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for 23 years. They have two children, Penelope and Ione. They also have a dog, Tucker and two rabbits, Ruby and Cupid. Chan's birth date is August 26, 1952."


  • S16 logo Micronesia-FvF bio

    Official CBS Micronesia-FvF bio excerpts (circa January, 2008):


    (Virtually unchanged from his Fiji one a year earlier, except the graf below.)


    "Chan currently resides in Martinez, California with his wife of 24 years, Jennifer. They have two children, Penelope and Ione. They also have a dog, Tucker, and two rabbits, Ruby and Cupid. His birth date is August 26, 1952."