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NSC 2008: Brian Cappelletto [#10]

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On this page, you will find information about Brian Cappelletto, 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 20-8, +1500, and is ranked #2 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 Brian Cappelletto]

Given name(s): Brian
Surname(s): Cappelletto
Home: Chicago, IL, United States
Awards: 1998 NSC; 2001 WSC; 1997, 2004 Boston Premier; 1999, 2002, 2003 Reno
Hobbies: golf, impersonations, fantasy baseball
Occupation: Options Trader
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 5, 16-5 +1300
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 42/149, 15-12 +324
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 42/149, 15-12 +324
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 10/176, 18-9 +904
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 3/176, 20-7 +1410
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 4/108, 18-9 +1285
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 1/126, 26-5 +2318
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 2/98, 22-9 +1342
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 4/132, 21-10 +407
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 5/172, 20.5-9.5 +1369
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 11/87, 17-11 +684
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 6/76, 18-10 +46
WSC 1991 Rank: 2
WSC 1993 Rank: 30
WSC 1995 Rank: 11
WSC 1997 Rank: 10
WSC 1999 Rank: 11
WSC 2001 Rank: 1
Round by Round

High score: 548
Average for: 436
Average against: 382

Round 1

[photo of Mark Milan]

Cappelletto played #62 Mark Milan (Laguna Niguel, CA) and won 471 to 413 (a spread of 58).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 1-0, +58.

Round 2

[photo of Sam Kantimathi]

Cappelletto played #44 Sam Kantimathi (El Dorado Hills, CA) and lost 322 to 421 (a spread of -99).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 1-1, -41.

Round 3

[photo of Laurie Cohen]

Cappelletto played #12 Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) and lost 411 to 414 (a spread of -3).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 1-2, -44.

Round 4

[photo of Evan Berofsky]

Cappelletto played #8 Evan Berofsky (Thornhill ON) and won 449 to 314 (a spread of 135).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 2-2, +91.

Round 5

[photo of Greg A. Heidler]

Cappelletto played #35 Greg Heidler (Waialua, HI) and won 387 to 328 (a spread of 59).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 3-2, +150.

Round 6

[photo of David Koenig]

Cappelletto played #47 David Koenig (Tenafly, NJ) and won 466 to 364 (a spread of 102).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 4-2, +252.

Round 7

[photo of Lester Schonbrun]

Cappelletto played #91 Lester Schonbrun (Oakland, CA) and won 464 to 315 (a spread of 149).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 5-2, +401.

Round 8

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Cappelletto played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and won 386 to 321 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 6-2, +466.

Round 9

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Cappelletto played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and won 408 to 379 (a spread of 29).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 7-2, +495.

Round 10

[photo of Cesar Del Solar]

Cappelletto played #18 Cesar Del Solar (Pasadena, CA) and won 481 to 411 (a spread of 70).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 8-2, +565.

Round 11

[photo of Matt Graham]

Cappelletto played #32 Matt Graham (New York, NY) and won 407 to 290 (a spread of 117).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 9-2, +682.

Round 12

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Cappelletto played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) and won 464 to 356 (a spread of 108).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 10-2, +790.

Round 13

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Cappelletto played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and won 478 to 375 (a spread of 103).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 11-2, +893.

Round 14

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Cappelletto played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) and won 464 to 449 (a spread of 15).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 12-2, +908.

Round 15

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Cappelletto played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and won 453 to 443 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 13-2, +918.

Cappelletto is mentioned in this round’s commentary (2 hits).

Round 16

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Cappelletto played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) and won 548 to 320 (a spread of 228).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 14-2, +1146.

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

Round 17

[photo of Trip Payne]

Cappelletto played #70 Trip Payne (Boca Raton, FL) and won 426 to 300 (a spread of 126).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 15-2, +1272.

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

Round 18

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Cappelletto played #52 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and won 483 to 422 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 16-2, +1333.

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

Round 19

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Cappelletto played #73 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and lost 376 to 380 (a spread of -4).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 16-3, +1329.

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

Round 20

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Cappelletto played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) again and lost 405 to 434 (a spread of -29).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 16-4, +1300.

Cappelletto is mentioned in this round’s commentary (2 hits).

Round 21

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Cappelletto played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) again and won 431 to 342 (a spread of 89).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 17-4, +1389.

Round 22

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Cappelletto played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) again and won 491 to 392 (a spread of 99).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 18-4, +1488.

Cappelletto is mentioned in this round’s commentary (2 hits).

Round 23

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Cappelletto played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) again and lost 375 to 435 (a spread of -60).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 18-5, +1428.

Round 24

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Cappelletto played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) again and won 461 to 434 (a spread of 27).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 19-5, +1455.

Round 25

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Cappelletto played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) again and won 487 to 297 (a spread of 190).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 20-5, +1645.

Round 26

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Cappelletto played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) for the third time and lost 371 to 458 (a spread of -87).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 20-6, +1558.

Round 27

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Cappelletto played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) for the fourth time and lost 430 to 477 (a spread of -47).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 20-7, +1511.

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

Round 28

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Cappelletto played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) for the fifth time and lost 401 to 412 (a spread of -11).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 20-8, +1500.

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

Award Ceremony  

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


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