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NSC 2008: Randy Hersom [#36]

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On this page, you will find information about Randy Hersom, 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 11.5-16.5, -902, and is ranked #90 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 Randy Hersom]

Given name(s): Randy
Surname(s): Hersom
Home: Morganton, NC, United States
Awards: (5th) 2000 NSC; played in 1997 1999 2001 2003 WSC; played in 1995 Superstars and 2003 All Stars
Hobbies: CD Collecting, Racquetball, Poker
Occupation: Computer Programmer
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 37/176, 16-11 +103
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 17/134, 16.5-10.5 +671
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 17/108, 16-11 +615
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 20/126, 18-13 +868
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 5/98, 21-10 +164
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 21/132, 18-13 +850
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 22/172, 18.5-11.5 +954
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 37/87, 15-13 -307
WSC 1997 Rank: 44
WSC 1999 Rank: 35
WSC 2001 Rank: 43
WSC 2003 Rank: 26
WSC 2005 Rank: 69
Round by Round

High score: 478
Average for: 393
Average against: 428

Round 1

[photo of Sam Rosin]

Hersom played #86 Sam Rosin (Bernardsville, NJ) and won 439 to 371 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 1-0, +68.

Round 2

[photo of Manop Phiphatboonserm]

Hersom played #75 Manop Phiphatboonserm (Thailand) and lost 377 to 385 (a spread of -8).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 1-1, +60.

Round 3

[photo of Greg A. Heidler]

Hersom played #35 Greg Heidler (Waialua, HI) and won 368 to 321 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 2-1, +107.

Round 4

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Hersom played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and lost 407 to 463 (a spread of -56).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 2-2, +51.

Round 5

[photo of Edward De Guzman]

Hersom played #17 Edward De Guzman (Urbana, IL) and won 449 to 408 (a spread of 41).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 3-2, +92.

Round 6

[photo of Jeremy Hildebrand]

Hersom played #37 Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa ON) and lost 477 to 513 (a spread of -36).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 3-3, +56.

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

Round 7

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Hersom played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and lost 352 to 490 (a spread of -138).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 3-4, -82.

Round 8

[photo of Chuck Armstrong]

Hersom played #2 Chuck Armstrong (Saline, MI) and won 446 to 431 (a spread of 15).

Current ranking: #55.

Current record: 4-4, -67.

Round 9

[photo of Mark Milan]

Hersom played #62 Mark Milan (Laguna Niguel, CA) and won 471 to 442 (a spread of 29).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 5-4, -38.

Round 10

[photo of Rod MacNeil]

Hersom played #56 Rod MacNeil (Cambridge, MA) and lost 315 to 571 (a spread of -256).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 5-5, -294.

Round 11

[photo of Scott Appel]

Hersom played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and lost 350 to 498 (a spread of -148).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 5-6, -442.

Round 12

[photo of Lisa Odom]

Hersom played #66 Lisa Odom (St Louis Park, MN) and lost 354 to 485 (a spread of -131).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 5-7, -573.

Round 13

[photo of Michael Early]

Hersom played #20 Michael Early (Forth Worth, TX) and lost 328 to 417 (a spread of -89).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 5-8, -662.

Round 14

[photo of Jan Dixon]

Hersom played #19 Jan Dixon (Newark, DE) and tied at 342.

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 5.5-8.5, -662.

Round 15

[photo of Ira Cohen]

Hersom played #11 Ira Cohen (Los Angeles, CA) and won 421 to 419 (a spread of 2).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 6.5-8.5, -660.

Round 16

[photo of Randy Greenspan]

Hersom played #33 Randy Greenspan (Buffalo, NY) and lost 339 to 481 (a spread of -142).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 6.5-9.5, -802.

Round 17

[photo of Amnuay Ploysangngam]

Hersom played #77 Amnuay Ploysangngam (Thailand) and won 436 to 336 (a spread of 100).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 7.5-9.5, -702.

Round 18

[photo of Cecilia Le]

Hersom played #50 Cecilia Le (Boston, MA) and lost 275 to 492 (a spread of -217).

Current ranking: #82.

Current record: 7.5-10.5, -919.

Round 19

[photo of Vernon Jones]

Hersom played #41 Vernon Jones (Winter Haven, FL) and won 478 to 318 (a spread of 160).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 8.5-10.5, -759.

Round 20

[photo of Steve Pellinen]

Hersom played #72 Steve Pellinen (St Louis Park, MN) and lost 377 to 415 (a spread of -38).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 8.5-11.5, -797.

Round 21

[photo of Darrell Day]

Hersom played #15 Darrell Day (Richardson, TX) and lost 427 to 501 (a spread of -74).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 8.5-12.5, -871.

Round 22

[photo of Rob Robinsky]

Hersom played #84 Rob Robinsky (Minneapolis, MN) and lost 399 to 441 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 8.5-13.5, -913.

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

Round 23

[photo of Jesse Matthews]

Hersom played #59 Jesse Matthews (Kelowna BC) and lost 330 to 430 (a spread of -100).

Current ranking: #96.

Current record: 8.5-14.5, -1013.

Round 24

[photo of Jeremy Cahnmann]

Hersom played #9 Jeremy Cahnmann (Chicago, IL) and lost 376 to 430 (a spread of -54).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 8.5-15.5, -1067.

Round 25  

Hersom recorded a bye with a spread of 50 points.

Current ranking: #95.

Current record: 9.5-15.5, -1017.

Round 26

[photo of Frank Tangredi]

Hersom played #99 Frank Tangredi (West Babylon, NY) and lost 358 to 412 (a spread of -54).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 9.5-16.5, -1071.

Round 27

[photo of David Pearl]

Hersom played #71 David Pearl (Long Beach, CA) and won 438 to 334 (a spread of 104).

Current ranking: #95.

Current record: 10.5-16.5, -967.

Round 28

[photo of Dave Leifer]

Hersom played #51 Dave Leifer (Alpharetta, GA) and won 475 to 410 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 11.5-16.5, -902.


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