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NSC 2008: Michael Early [#20]

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On this page, you will find information about Michael Early, 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 13-15, -525, and is ranked #73 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 Michael Early]

Given name(s): Michael
Surname(s): Early
Home: Forth Worth, TX, United States
Awards:
Hobbies: songwriting, composing, philosphy, games
Occupation: Musician
NSC 1992 Division: 2
NSC 1992 Rank: 6/139, 18-9 +951
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 107/132, 13-18 -231
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 14/172, 19-11 +559
NSC 2005 Division: 2
NSC 2005 Rank: 1/108, 22-6 +1328
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 67/76, 11-17 -466
Round by Round

High score: 538
Average for: 397
Average against: 415

Round 1

[photo of Cesar Del Solar]

Early played #18 Cesar Del Solar (Pasadena, CA) and lost 313 to 506 (a spread of -193).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 0-1, -193.

Round 2

[photo of Edward De Guzman]

Early played #17 Edward De Guzman (Urbana, IL) and lost 359 to 443 (a spread of -84).

Current ranking: #99.

Current record: 0-2, -277.

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

Round 3

[photo of David Gibson]

Early played #30 David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and won 402 to 389 (a spread of 13).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 1-2, -264.

Round 4

[photo of David Weisberg]

Early played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) and lost 378 to 410 (a spread of -32).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 1-3, -296.

Round 5

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Early played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and lost 419 to 442 (a spread of -23).

Current ranking: #95.

Current record: 1-4, -319.

Round 6

[photo of Rob Robinsky]

Early played #84 Rob Robinsky (Minneapolis, MN) and won 438 to 393 (a spread of 45).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 2-4, -274.

Round 7

[photo of Nawapadol Sayavesa]

Early played #90 Nawapadol Sayavesa (Thailand) and won 356 to 351 (a spread of 5).

Current ranking: #82.

Current record: 3-4, -269.

Round 8

[photo of David Koenig]

Early played #47 David Koenig (Tenafly, NJ) and lost 326 to 442 (a spread of -116).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 3-5, -385.

Round 9

[photo of Manop Phiphatboonserm]

Early played #75 Manop Phiphatboonserm (Thailand) and lost 317 to 447 (a spread of -130).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 3-6, -515.

Round 10

[photo of Marjorie Schoneboom]

Early played #92 Marjorie Schoneboom (Deer Park, NY) and won 406 to 402 (a spread of 4).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 4-6, -511.

Round 11

[photo of Ted Rosen]

Early played #85 Ted Rosen (Rochester, NY) and won 412 to 350 (a spread of 62).

Current ranking: #76.

Current record: 5-6, -449.

Round 12

[photo of Mike Baron]

Early played #5 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and lost 426 to 490 (a spread of -64).

Current ranking: #82.

Current record: 5-7, -513.

Round 13

[photo of Randy Hersom]

Early played #36 Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) and won 417 to 328 (a spread of 89).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 6-7, -424.

Round 14

[photo of Jesse Matthews]

Early played #59 Jesse Matthews (Kelowna BC) and lost 399 to 477 (a spread of -78).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 6-8, -502.

Round 15

[photo of Louie Muller]

Early played #63 Louie Muller (Newcastle, CA) and won 414 to 360 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 7-8, -448.

Round 16

[photo of David Pearl]

Early played #71 David Pearl (Long Beach, CA) and won 473 to 358 (a spread of 115).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 8-8, -333.

Round 17

[photo of Lester Schonbrun]

Early played #91 Lester Schonbrun (Oakland, CA) and lost 387 to 396 (a spread of -9).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 8-9, -342.

Round 18

[photo of Sam Rosin]

Early played #86 Sam Rosin (Bernardsville, NJ) and lost 347 to 392 (a spread of -45).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 8-10, -387.

Round 19

[photo of Jon Shreve]

Early played #93 Jon Shreve (Denver, CO) and won 457 to 406 (a spread of 51).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 9-10, -336.

Round 20

[photo of Joe Edley]

Early played #21 Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) and lost 420 to 510 (a spread of -90).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 9-11, -426.

Round 21

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

Early played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and lost 365 to 387 (a spread of -22).

Current ranking: #82.

Current record: 9-12, -448.

Round 22

[photo of Chuck Armstrong]

Early played #2 Chuck Armstrong (Saline, MI) and lost 364 to 465 (a spread of -101).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 9-13, -549.

Round 23

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Early played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and won 489 to 315 (a spread of 174).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 10-13, -375.

Round 24

[photo of Stefan Rau]

Early played #81 Stefan Rau (New Britain, CT) and lost 363 to 444 (a spread of -81).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 10-14, -456.

Round 25

[photo of Cecilia Le]

Early played #50 Cecilia Le (Boston, MA) and won 439 to 429 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 11-14, -446.

Round 26

[photo of Steve Oliger]

Early played #68 Steve Oliger (Holtwood, PA) and won 538 to 303 (a spread of 235).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 12-14, -211.

Round 27

[photo of Mark Milan]

Early played #62 Mark Milan (Laguna Niguel, CA) and lost 282 to 612 (a spread of -330).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 12-15, -541.

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

Round 28

[photo of Jesse Matthews]

Early played #59 Jesse Matthews (Kelowna BC) again and won 397 to 381 (a spread of 16).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 13-15, -525.


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