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NSC 2008: Scott Appel [#1]

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On this page, you will find information about Scott Appel, who is competing at the 2008 National SCRABBLE® Championship. This page was updated at least hourly between 09:00 A.M. and midnight local time. This player currently has a record of 16-12, +567, and is ranked #21 in Division 1.

Lower on this page, you can find brief self-reported biographical details of the player, statistics on the player’s past several years of rated tournament play in North America, a graphic showing the player’s ups and downs at this tournament, and a round-by-round report on the player’s opponents and games.

Background Information

[photo of Scott Appel]

Given name(s): Scott
Surname(s): Appel
Home: Trenton, NJ, United States
Awards: 2003-08 Parsippany, NJ
Hobbies: Resident of Red Sox Nation, Toddler Chaser
Occupation: Statistician
NSC 1998 Division: 2
NSC 1998 Rank: 6/151, 21-10 +624
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 59/98, 15-16 -256
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 39/132, 17-14 +472
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 33/172, 18-12 +91
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 39/87, 14.5-13.5 +122
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 5/76, 18-10 +795
Round by Round

High score: 551
Average for: 424
Average against: 404

Round 1

[photo of Louie Muller]

Appel played #63 Louie Muller (Newcastle, CA) and lost 365 to 449 (a spread of -84).

Current ranking: #77.

Current record: 0-1, -84.

Round 2

[photo of Webster Phillips]

Appel played #74 Webster Phillips (Montclair, NJ) and won 424 to 380 (a spread of 44).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 1-1, -40.

Round 3

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Appel played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and won 470 to 377 (a spread of 93).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 2-1, +53.

Round 4

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

Appel played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and won 534 to 264 (a spread of 270).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 3-1, +323.

Round 5

[photo of Patricia Barrett]

Appel played #6 Patricia Barrett (Houston, TX) and won 457 to 344 (a spread of 113).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 4-1, +436.

Round 6

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Appel played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and won 534 to 449 (a spread of 85).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 5-1, +521.

Round 7

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Appel played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) and lost 385 to 451 (a spread of -66).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 5-2, +455.

Round 8

[photo of Mark Kenas]

Appel played #46 Mark Kenas (Madison, WI) and lost 232 to 451 (a spread of -219).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 5-3, +236.

Round 9

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Appel played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and lost 359 to 401 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 5-4, +194.

Round 10

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Appel played #67 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and lost 358 to 424 (a spread of -66).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 5-5, +128.

Round 11

[photo of Randy Hersom]

Appel played #36 Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) and won 498 to 350 (a spread of 148).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 6-5, +276.

Round 12

[photo of David Weisberg]

Appel played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) and won 446 to 332 (a spread of 114).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 7-5, +390.

Round 13

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Appel played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and won 483 to 405 (a spread of 78).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 8-5, +468.

Round 14

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Appel played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and lost 404 to 420 (a spread of -16).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 8-6, +452.

Round 15

[photo of Chris Lipe]

Appel played #54 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and won 425 to 365 (a spread of 60).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 9-6, +512.

Appel is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 16

[photo of David Koenig]

Appel played #47 David Koenig (Tenafly, NJ) and won 419 to 409 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 10-6, +522.

Round 17

[photo of Sam Kantimathi]

Appel played #44 Sam Kantimathi (El Dorado Hills, CA) and won 461 to 428 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 11-6, +555.

Round 18

[photo of Geoff Thevenot]

Appel played #100 Geoff Thevenot (Austin, TX) and lost 401 to 509 (a spread of -108).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 11-7, +447.

Round 19

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Appel played #52 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and lost 368 to 450 (a spread of -82).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 11-8, +365.

Round 20

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

Appel played #102 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and won 499 to 387 (a spread of 112).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 12-8, +477.

Round 21

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

Appel played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and lost 395 to 461 (a spread of -66).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 12-9, +411.

Round 22

[photo of Marlon Hill]

Appel played #38 Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) and lost 412 to 456 (a spread of -44).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 12-10, +367.

Round 23

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Appel played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and won 424 to 289 (a spread of 135).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 13-10, +502.

Round 24

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Appel played #48 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and lost 366 to 507 (a spread of -141).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 13-11, +361.

Round 25

[photo of Rahn McKeown]

Appel played #60 Rahn McKeown (Pittsboro, NC) and won 551 to 311 (a spread of 240).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 14-11, +601.

Round 26

[photo of Mike Baron]

Appel played #5 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and won 452 to 325 (a spread of 127).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 15-11, +728.

Round 27

[photo of Debbie Stegman]

Appel played #95 Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) and won 446 to 435 (a spread of 11).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 16-11, +739.

Round 28

[photo of Trip Payne]

Appel played #70 Trip Payne (Boca Raton, FL) and lost 303 to 475 (a spread of -172).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 16-12, +567.


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