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Lexington, MA Scrabble® Club Players at the NSC2004

Twenty-six of our regular club players attended the North American Scrabble® Championship tournament in New Orleans, LA July 31 - August 6, 2004. The following table indicates the performance of the 25 of these players in the 833-player (by divisions: 172, 138, 169, 149, 89, 76, 40) 30-game tournament. We were repesented in all but Division 7.



  FORMER OR
  OCCASIONAL                                      OLD NSA  NEW NSA
  PLAYER     PLAYER            DIV  RANK   WINS   RATING   RATING
  ---------- ------            ---  ----   ----   -------  -------

  former     Adam Logan         1      8    20     1943     1978
             Jere Mead          1     24    18     1908     1907
  occasional Joey Mallick       1     30    18     1933     1919
  former     Scott Appel        1     33    18     1870     1903
  former     Matt Graham        1     37    17     1969     1913
  former     John Viloria       1     41    17     1865     1863
             Steven Saul        1     45    17     1809     1827
             Mark Fidler        1     51    17     1684     1780
             Rod MacNeil        1     78    15     1910     1845
             Joel Horn          1     98    14.5   1776     1783
             Bruce Adams        1    113    14     1664     1754
             John Van Pelt      1    115    14     1789     1759
             Arnie Horowitz     1    141    12.5   1740     1720
  occasional Dave Mallick       1    157    11     1821     1695
  occasional Bruce d'Ambrosio   1    164    10.5   1770     1674

             Mike Wolfberg      2     19    18     1736     1761
             Judy Horn          2     36    17     1697     1694
             Elaine Patterson   2     39    17     1643     1675
  former     Dave Leifer        2     45    16     1689     1675
  former     Scott Leifer       2     47    16     1714     1665
             Rich Reiben        2     57    16     1689     1651
  former     Scott Pianowski    2     82    14     1654     1585
             Carl Durdan        2     94    14     1456     1529

  former     Jerry Sheiten      3      1    22     1618     1646
             Gina Fassio        3     12    19     1578     1562
             Ben Greenwood      3     19    18.5   1565     1535
  former     Gerri Martin       3     37    17     1377     1440
  occasional Ed Liebfried       3     38    17     1440     1458
             Gregg Foster       3     42    17     1457     1463
  occasional Paula Catanese     3     46    17     1267     1383
             Diana Spiller      3     48    17     1266     1404
             Bob Becker         3     65    16     1314     1390
  former     Tom Wood           3     95    15     1435     1406
  occasional Jeannie Wilson     3    158    11     1312     1280

             Joev Dubach        4     30    17     1224     1272
  former     Scott McDougall    4     37    17     1391     1337
             Leland Fidler      4     38    17     1391     1337
  occasional Lorraine Ray       4    102    14     1150     1165

             John Ezekowitz     5     16    18      988     1090
             Nick Amphlett      5     19    17      959     1064
             Betsey Wood        5     85    11      965      903

             Ben Harrison       6      2    22     1014     1077
             Hilda Siegel       6     31    16      837      882

Mike Wolfberg achieved the highest single-turn score of the entire tournament with a 239-point OVERSIZE in game 2; this was Mike's highest single play to date. Bruce Adams also made a 239-point play in an NSC four years earlier in Providence with WOOZIEST.

The NSA web site carried complete coverage of the event round-by-round, and it now has full details. Club member Sherrie Saint John served as the Internet correspondent, bringing up-to-the-minute coverage of the tournament as it took place. Club member Gregg Foster played and also served as a game annotator.


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