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First name(s): Joel
Last name(s): Sherman
Title(s): SM(2011)
Home: Bronx, NY, USA
NASPA TWL Rating: 1982 (ranked #24 overall, #5 in state)
Official Certification: tournament and club director
Awards: 1997 World, 2002 National Scrabble Champion, featured character in Fatsis' "Word Freak" and Chaikin's "Word Wars"
Hobbies: piano, singing, movies

Championship Record
EventYearDivisionRankRepresented
NSC1989165/149, 14-12 +160 
NSC1990167/176, 14-13 +494 
NSC1992134/176, 16-11 +266 
WSC1993 10 
NSC1994112/134, 16-10 +728 
WSC1995 2 
NSC1996129/108, 15-12 +750 
WSC1997 1 
NSC1998111/126, 19-12 +898 
WSC1999 15 
NSC2000114/98, 19-12 +722 
WSC2001 51United States
NSC200211/132, 25-6 +2020 
SAS2003 14 
NSC2004181/172, 15-15 +258 
NSC2005126/87, 15.5-12.5 +780 
WSC2005119United States
USSO2006132/76, 14.5-13.5 +445 
PC20071  
NSC2011114/108, 19.0-12.0 +952 
NSC2013120/125, 18.0-13.0 +824 
NSC201413/92, 20.0-11.0 +1382 
NSC201519/71, 21.5-9.5 +515 
NSC201615/72, 20.0-11.0 +892 
Recent Tournaments
EventRecordRating
Boston Area Tournament - Woburn, MA, USA (OWL)
2018-05-05~2018-05-06
8-6 +444
Rank: 4
1982 = 1979+3
Manhattan, NY, USA (OWL)
2018-03-24
4-2 +234
Rank: 2
1979 = 1978+1
Manhattan, NY, USA (OWL)
2018-02-24
3-3 +103
Rank: 4
1978 = 1983-5
Manhattan, NY, USA (OWL)
2018-01-20
4-2 +412
Rank: 2
1983 = 1973+10
Manhattan Tournament, NY, USA (OWL)
2017-10-21
5-2 +619
Rank: 1
1973 = 1967+6
Lake George, NY, USA (OWL)
2017-10-13~2017-10-15
9-6 +224
Rank: 8
1967 = 1972-5
Woburn, MA, USA (OWL)
2017-04-22~2017-04-23
7-7 +233
Rank: 8
1972 = 1997-25
Woburn, MA, USA (OWL)
2016-11-26
3-4 +81
Rank: 5
1997 = 2012-15
North American SCRABBLE Championship, North American Scrabble Champion, IN, USA (OWL)
2016-08-06~2016-08-10
20-11 +892
Rank: 5
2012 = 1953+59
Stamford, CT, USA (OWL)
2016-07-22
3-2 +216
Rank: 2
1953 = 1959-6

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