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NSC 2008: Vernon Jones [#41]

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On this page, you will find information about Vernon Jones, 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 10.5-17.5, -890, and is ranked #96 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 Vernon Jones]

Given name(s): Vernon
Surname(s): Jones
Home: Winter Haven, FL, United States
NSC 1980 Division: 1
NSC 1980 Rank: 19/32, 8-9 -26
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 52/302, 13-9 +889
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 20, 14-7 +930
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 55/149, 14-13 +907
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 55/149, 14-13 +907
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 115/176, 12.5-14.5 +78
Round by Round

High score: 488
Average for: 386
Average against: 421

Round 1

[photo of Orry Swift]

Jones played #98 Orry Swift (Waco, TX) and tied at 390.

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 0.5-0.5, +0.

Round 2

[photo of Geoff Thevenot]

Jones played #100 Geoff Thevenot (Austin, TX) and lost 341 to 402 (a spread of -61).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 0.5-1.5, -61.

Round 3

[photo of Jon Shreve]

Jones played #93 Jon Shreve (Denver, CO) and won 458 to 405 (a spread of 53).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 1.5-1.5, -8.

Round 4

[photo of Marjorie Schoneboom]

Jones played #92 Marjorie Schoneboom (Deer Park, NY) and won 420 to 309 (a spread of 111).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 2.5-1.5, +103.

Round 5

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Jones played #52 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and lost 437 to 459 (a spread of -22).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 2.5-2.5, +81.

Round 6

[photo of Ron Tiekert]

Jones played #101 Ron Tiekert (Melbourne, FL) and lost 369 to 469 (a spread of -100).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 2.5-3.5, -19.

Round 7

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Jones played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and won 488 to 339 (a spread of 149).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 3.5-3.5, +130.

Round 8

[photo of Robert Quigley]

Jones played #80 Robert Quigley (New Haven, CT) and lost 375 to 392 (a spread of -17).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 3.5-4.5, +113.

Round 9

[photo of Chris Lipe]

Jones played #54 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and lost 331 to 447 (a spread of -116).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 3.5-5.5, -3.

Round 10

[photo of Robert Linn]

Jones played #53 Robert Linn (Potomac, MD) and lost 345 to 438 (a spread of -93).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 3.5-6.5, -96.

Round 11

[photo of Craig Rowland]

Jones played #87 Craig Rowland (Mississauga ON) and won 400 to 346 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 4.5-6.5, -42.

Round 12

[photo of Ira Cohen]

Jones played #11 Ira Cohen (Los Angeles, CA) and won 430 to 416 (a spread of 14).

Current ranking: #65.

Current record: 5.5-6.5, -28.

Round 13

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

Jones played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and lost 364 to 461 (a spread of -97).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 5.5-7.5, -125.

Round 14

[photo of Edward De Guzman]

Jones played #17 Edward De Guzman (Urbana, IL) and won 441 to 300 (a spread of 141).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 6.5-7.5, +16.

Round 15

[photo of Dielle Saldanha]

Jones played #89 Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC) and lost 380 to 424 (a spread of -44).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 6.5-8.5, -28.

Round 16

[photo of Jan Dixon]

Jones played #19 Jan Dixon (Newark, DE) and lost 331 to 425 (a spread of -94).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 6.5-9.5, -122.

Round 17

[photo of David Gibson]

Jones played #30 David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and lost 374 to 486 (a spread of -112).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 6.5-10.5, -234.

Round 18

[photo of Jeremy Hildebrand]

Jones played #37 Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa ON) and won 484 to 378 (a spread of 106).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 7.5-10.5, -128.

Round 19

[photo of Randy Hersom]

Jones played #36 Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) and lost 318 to 478 (a spread of -160).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 7.5-11.5, -288.

Round 20

[photo of Mark Milan]

Jones played #62 Mark Milan (Laguna Niguel, CA) and lost 340 to 410 (a spread of -70).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 7.5-12.5, -358.

Round 21

[photo of Michael Baker]

Jones played #4 Michael Baker (Portland, OR) and lost 348 to 524 (a spread of -176).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 7.5-13.5, -534.

Round 22  

Jones recorded a bye with a spread of 50 points.

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 8.5-13.5, -484.

Round 23

[photo of Jeremy Cahnmann]

Jones played #9 Jeremy Cahnmann (Chicago, IL) and won 455 to 421 (a spread of 34).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 9.5-13.5, -450.

Round 24

[photo of Dave Leifer]

Jones played #51 Dave Leifer (Alpharetta, GA) and lost 381 to 426 (a spread of -45).

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 9.5-14.5, -495.

Round 25

[photo of Nawapadol Sayavesa]

Jones played #90 Nawapadol Sayavesa (Thailand) and lost 359 to 395 (a spread of -36).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 9.5-15.5, -531.

Round 26

[photo of Amnuay Ploysangngam]

Jones played #77 Amnuay Ploysangngam (Thailand) and won 405 to 402 (a spread of 3).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 10.5-15.5, -528.

Round 27

[photo of Mike Paxson]

Jones played #69 Mike Paxson (Bloomington, IN) and lost 374 to 413 (a spread of -39).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 10.5-16.5, -567.

Round 28

[photo of Amnuay Ploysangngam]

Jones played #77 Amnuay Ploysangngam (Thailand) again and lost 285 to 608 (a spread of -323).

Current ranking: #96.

Current record: 10.5-17.5, -890.


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