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NSC 2008: Maddy Kamen [#43]

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On this page, you will find information about Maddy Kamen, 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 14-14, +289, and is ranked #49 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 Maddy Kamen]

Given name(s): Maddy
Surname(s): Kamen
Home: Covina, CA, United States
Awards: Club 44 (Los Angeles) Champion for 2005-2006
Hobbies: Crossword puzzles, mahjong (takes a "g"), Jumbletime
Occupation: High School Math Teacher
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 95/134, 12-15 -83
NSC 2002 Division: 2
NSC 2002 Rank: 49/103, 16-15 -192
NSC 2004 Division: 2
NSC 2004 Rank: 23/139, 18-12 +411
NSC 2005 Division: 2
NSC 2005 Rank: 92/108, 11-17 -256
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 12/102, 17-11 +828
Round by Round

High score: 557
Average for: 412
Average against: 402

Round 1

[photo of David Pearl]

Kamen played #71 David Pearl (Long Beach, CA) and won 447 to 411 (a spread of 36).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 1-0, +36.

Round 2

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Kamen played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and won 492 to 327 (a spread of 165).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 2-0, +201.

Round 3

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Kamen played #58 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and won 507 to 290 (a spread of 217).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 3-0, +418.

Round 4

[photo of Sam Kantimathi]

Kamen played #44 Sam Kantimathi (El Dorado Hills, CA) and won 443 to 313 (a spread of 130).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 4-0, +548.

Round 5

[photo of Cesar Del Solar]

Kamen played #18 Cesar Del Solar (Pasadena, CA) and lost 332 to 537 (a spread of -205).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 4-1, +343.

Round 6

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Kamen played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) and lost 336 to 521 (a spread of -185).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 4-2, +158.

Round 7

[photo of Trip Payne]

Kamen played #70 Trip Payne (Boca Raton, FL) and lost 347 to 401 (a spread of -54).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 4-3, +104.

Round 8

[photo of Jeremy Hildebrand]

Kamen played #37 Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa ON) and won 461 to 306 (a spread of 155).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 5-3, +259.

Round 9

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

Kamen played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and won 416 to 339 (a spread of 77).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 6-3, +336.

Round 10

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

Kamen played #102 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and won 447 to 323 (a spread of 124).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 7-3, +460.

Round 11

[photo of Marlon Hill]

Kamen played #38 Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) and lost 445 to 468 (a spread of -23).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 7-4, +437.

Round 12

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Kamen played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and won 472 to 355 (a spread of 117).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 8-4, +554.

Round 13

[photo of Daniel Fogel]

Kamen played #25 Daniel Fogel (Newton, MA) and lost 333 to 384 (a spread of -51).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 8-5, +503.

Round 14

[photo of Rahn McKeown]

Kamen played #60 Rahn McKeown (Pittsboro, NC) and lost 466 to 515 (a spread of -49).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 8-6, +454.

Round 15

[photo of Debbie Stegman]

Kamen played #95 Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) and won 416 to 315 (a spread of 101).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 9-6, +555.

Round 16

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Kamen played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and lost 337 to 477 (a spread of -140).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 9-7, +415.

Round 17

[photo of Jeff Reeves]

Kamen played #82 Jeff Reeves (Woodworth, LA) and won 388 to 361 (a spread of 27).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 10-7, +442.

Round 18

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Kamen played #48 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and lost 399 to 449 (a spread of -50).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 10-8, +392.

Round 19

[photo of Mike Baron]

Kamen played #5 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and lost 316 to 389 (a spread of -73).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 10-9, +319.

Round 20

[photo of Manop Phiphatboonserm]

Kamen played #75 Manop Phiphatboonserm (Thailand) and lost 364 to 425 (a spread of -61).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 10-10, +258.

Round 21

[photo of Robert Quigley]

Kamen played #80 Robert Quigley (New Haven, CT) and won 499 to 458 (a spread of 41).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 11-10, +299.

Round 22

[photo of Howard Pistol]

Kamen played #76 Howard Pistol (Oakland Park, FL) and lost 371 to 495 (a spread of -124).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 11-11, +175.

Round 23

[photo of Mike Frentz]

Kamen played #27 Mike Frentz (Seattle, WA) and lost 372 to 414 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 11-12, +133.

Round 24

[photo of Mark Kenas]

Kamen played #46 Mark Kenas (Madison, WI) and won 448 to 367 (a spread of 81).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 12-12, +214.

Round 25

[photo of Jesse Matthews]

Kamen played #59 Jesse Matthews (Kelowna BC) and won 441 to 355 (a spread of 86).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 13-12, +300.

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

Round 26

[photo of Edward De Guzman]

Kamen played #17 Edward De Guzman (Urbana, IL) and lost 378 to 469 (a spread of -91).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 13-13, +209.

Round 27

[photo of Rod MacNeil]

Kamen played #56 Rod MacNeil (Cambridge, MA) and won 557 to 371 (a spread of 186).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 14-13, +395.

Round 28

[photo of Robert Quigley]

Kamen played #80 Robert Quigley (New Haven, CT) again and lost 309 to 415 (a spread of -106).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 14-14, +289.


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