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NSC 2008: Matt Graham [#32]

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On this page, you will find information about Matt Graham, 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 18.5-9.5, +804, and is ranked #5 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 Matt Graham]

Given name(s): Matt
Surname(s): Graham
Home: New York, NY, United States
Awards: (2nd) 1997 WSC; 2002-05, 2003-05 Stamford, CT; 2003-06, 2005-01 Atlantic City, NJ;2004-09 Parsippany, NJ; 2005-01 Oshawa, ON
Hobbies: clabbers
Occupation: Writer
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 114/176, 12-15 +891
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 57/134, 13-13 +209
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 22/108, 16-11 +326
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 65/126, 15-16 +485
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 25/98, 18-13 +101
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 55/132, 16-15 +684
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 37/172, 17-13 +962
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 18/87, 16-12 +1213
WSC 1993 Rank: 28
WSC 1997 Rank: 2
WSC 2001 Rank: 46
Round by Round

High score: 609
Average for: 425
Average against: 397

Round 1

[photo of Marjorie Schoneboom]

Graham played #92 Marjorie Schoneboom (Deer Park, NY) and won 404 to 319 (a spread of 85).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 1-0, +85.

Round 2

[photo of Jan Dixon]

Graham played #19 Jan Dixon (Newark, DE) and won 425 to 378 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 2-0, +132.

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

Round 3

[photo of Robert Quigley]

Graham played #80 Robert Quigley (New Haven, CT) and won 402 to 391 (a spread of 11).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 3-0, +143.

Round 4

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Graham played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) and won 418 to 393 (a spread of 25).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 4-0, +168.

Round 5

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Graham played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) and won 609 to 352 (a spread of 257).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 5-0, +425.

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

Round 6

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Graham played #48 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and won 493 to 350 (a spread of 143).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 6-0, +568.

Round 7

[photo of Cesar Del Solar]

Graham played #18 Cesar Del Solar (Pasadena, CA) and won 514 to 362 (a spread of 152).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 7-0, +720.

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

Round 8

[photo of Trip Payne]

Graham played #70 Trip Payne (Boca Raton, FL) and lost 397 to 551 (a spread of -154).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 7-1, +566.

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

Round 9

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Graham played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and lost 323 to 382 (a spread of -59).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 7-2, +507.

Round 10

[photo of Mark Kenas]

Graham played #46 Mark Kenas (Madison, WI) and won 440 to 433 (a spread of 7).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 8-2, +514.

Round 11

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Graham played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and lost 290 to 407 (a spread of -117).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 8-3, +397.

Round 12

[photo of Debbie Stegman]

Graham played #95 Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) and won 397 to 351 (a spread of 46).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 9-3, +443.

Round 13

[photo of Joey Mallick]

Graham played #57 Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and lost 427 to 467 (a spread of -40).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 9-4, +403.

Round 14

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Graham played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and lost 341 to 421 (a spread of -80).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 9-5, +323.

Round 15

[photo of Panupol Sujjayakorn]

Graham played #97 Panupol Sujjayakorn (Thailand) and won 475 to 438 (a spread of 37).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 10-5, +360.

Round 16

[photo of Jeff Reeves]

Graham played #82 Jeff Reeves (Woodworth, LA) and lost 317 to 466 (a spread of -149).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 10-6, +211.

Round 17

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Graham played #105 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and won 512 to 269 (a spread of 243).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 11-6, +454.

Round 18

[photo of Nick Meyer]

Graham played #61 Nick Meyer (Berkeley, CA) and won 484 to 345 (a spread of 139).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 12-6, +593.

Round 19

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Graham played #58 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and won 482 to 316 (a spread of 166).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 13-6, +759.

Round 20

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Graham played #58 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) again and won 483 to 428 (a spread of 55).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 14-6, +814.

Round 21

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Graham played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) again and lost 278 to 565 (a spread of -287).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 14-7, +527.

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

Round 22

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Graham played #73 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and lost 454 to 460 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 14-8, +521.

Round 23

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Graham played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) again and won 414 to 390 (a spread of 24).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 15-8, +545.

Round 24

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Graham played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and won 526 to 315 (a spread of 211).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 16-8, +756.

Round 25

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Graham played #52 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and won 400 to 359 (a spread of 41).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 17-8, +797.

Round 26

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Graham played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) for the third time and tied at 390.

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 17.5-8.5, +797.

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

Round 27

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Graham played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) again and lost 357 to 375 (a spread of -18).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 17.5-9.5, +779.

Round 28

[photo of Panupol Sujjayakorn]

Graham played #97 Panupol Sujjayakorn (Thailand) again and won 461 to 436 (a spread of 25).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 18.5-9.5, +804.


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