[Banner Ad]

Go to: Commentary Games Players Photos Reports Standings

Back to NSC 2008 Players

NSC 2008: Sam Kantimathi [#44]

[ ]

On this page, you will find information about Sam Kantimathi, 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 15.5-12.5, +520, and is ranked #29 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 Sam Kantimathi]

Given name(s): Sam
Surname(s): Kantimathi
Home: El Dorado Hills, CA, United States
Awards: 1994 Thai Cup; (27th) 1995 Superstars; 1997 $10,000 Manila; (22nd) 2003 All*Stars; Guinness world record holder for highest-scoring opening move (BEZIQUE, 124)
Hobbies: Making useful products for boardgame players, Safaris, Photography, Meditation, Worldwide Travel, Snorkeling, Hiking
Occupation: Engineering Entrepreneur For Wordgame Accessories And Aerospace
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 131/302, 11-11 +841
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 46, 13-8 +937
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 31/149, 16-11 +116
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 31/149, 16-11 +116
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 46/176, 15-12 +992
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 15/176, 17.5-9.5 +199
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 60/134, 14-13 -94
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 82/108, 11-16 +175
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 46/126, 17-14 -317
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 62/98, 15-16 -658
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 50/132, 17-14 +95
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 67/172, 16-14 +258
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 10/87, 17-11 +1185
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 61/76, 12-16 -572
WSC 2003 Rank: 71
Round by Round

High score: 533
Average for: 417
Average against: 398

Round 1

[photo of Laurie Cohen]

Kantimathi played #12 Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) and won 439 to 402 (a spread of 37).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 1-0, +37.

Round 2

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Kantimathi played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and won 421 to 322 (a spread of 99).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 2-0, +136.

Round 3

[photo of Mark Milan]

Kantimathi played #62 Mark Milan (Laguna Niguel, CA) and lost 378 to 397 (a spread of -19).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 2-1, +117.

Round 4

[photo of Maddy Kamen]

Kantimathi played #43 Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 313 to 443 (a spread of -130).

Current ranking: #55.

Current record: 2-2, -13.

Round 5

[photo of Robert Quigley]

Kantimathi played #80 Robert Quigley (New Haven, CT) and lost 375 to 593 (a spread of -218).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 2-3, -231.

Round 6

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Kantimathi played #3 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and won 513 to 336 (a spread of 177).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 3-3, -54.

Round 7

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

Kantimathi played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and won 533 to 330 (a spread of 203).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 4-3, +149.

Round 8

[photo of Jeff Reeves]

Kantimathi played #82 Jeff Reeves (Woodworth, LA) and lost 338 to 449 (a spread of -111).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 4-4, +38.

Round 9

[photo of Lester Schonbrun]

Kantimathi played #91 Lester Schonbrun (Oakland, CA) and won 523 to 381 (a spread of 142).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 5-4, +180.

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

Round 10

[photo of Amnuay Ploysangngam]

Kantimathi played #77 Amnuay Ploysangngam (Thailand) and lost 408 to 411 (a spread of -3).

Current ranking: #43.

Current record: 5-5, +177.

Round 11

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Kantimathi played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and won 440 to 324 (a spread of 116).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 6-5, +293.

Round 12

[photo of Louie Muller]

Kantimathi played #63 Louie Muller (Newcastle, CA) and won 507 to 341 (a spread of 166).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 7-5, +459.

Round 13

[photo of Jeremy Hildebrand]

Kantimathi played #37 Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa ON) and won 471 to 284 (a spread of 187).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 8-5, +646.

Round 14

[photo of Mike Frentz]

Kantimathi played #27 Mike Frentz (Seattle, WA) and won 470 to 354 (a spread of 116).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 9-5, +762.

Round 15

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Kantimathi played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and lost 382 to 413 (a spread of -31).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 9-6, +731.

Round 16

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Kantimathi played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) and lost 303 to 424 (a spread of -121).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 9-7, +610.

Round 17

[photo of Scott Appel]

Kantimathi played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and lost 428 to 461 (a spread of -33).

Current ranking: #36.

Current record: 9-8, +577.

Round 18

[photo of Mark Kenas]

Kantimathi played #46 Mark Kenas (Madison, WI) and tied at 391.

Current ranking: #43.

Current record: 9.5-8.5, +577.

Round 19

[photo of Steve Glass]

Kantimathi played #31 Steve Glass (Dade City, FL) and lost 468 to 506 (a spread of -38).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 9.5-9.5, +539.

Round 20

[photo of Dean Saldanha]

Kantimathi played #88 Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC) and lost 324 to 469 (a spread of -145).

Current ranking: #62.

Current record: 9.5-10.5, +394.

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

Round 21

[photo of Daniel Fogel]

Kantimathi played #25 Daniel Fogel (Newton, MA) and won 433 to 361 (a spread of 72).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 10.5-10.5, +466.

Round 22

[photo of Chris Lipe]

Kantimathi played #54 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and won 480 to 359 (a spread of 121).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 11.5-10.5, +587.

Round 23

[photo of Randy Greenspan]

Kantimathi played #33 Randy Greenspan (Buffalo, NY) and won 419 to 403 (a spread of 16).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 12.5-10.5, +603.

Round 24

[photo of David Koenig]

Kantimathi played #47 David Koenig (Tenafly, NJ) and lost 355 to 421 (a spread of -66).

Current ranking: #43.

Current record: 12.5-11.5, +537.

Round 25

[photo of Orry Swift]

Kantimathi played #98 Orry Swift (Waco, TX) and lost 275 to 482 (a spread of -207).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 12.5-12.5, +330.

Round 26

[photo of Howard Pistol]

Kantimathi played #76 Howard Pistol (Oakland Park, FL) and won 402 to 351 (a spread of 51).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 13.5-12.5, +381.

Round 27

[photo of Jan Dixon]

Kantimathi played #19 Jan Dixon (Newark, DE) and won 470 to 361 (a spread of 109).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 14.5-12.5, +490.

Round 28

[photo of Mike Frentz]

Kantimathi played #27 Mike Frentz (Seattle, WA) again and won 407 to 377 (a spread of 30).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 15.5-12.5, +520.


HASBRO is the owner of the registered SCRABBLE® trademark in the United States and Canada. © 2008 HASBRO. All rights reserved. "SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game" is the proper way to refer to this unique group of word games and related properties marketed by HASBRO. "SCRABBLE®" is not a generic term. To use it as such is not only misleading but also does injustice to the company responsible for the trademark’s longtime popularity. All we ask is that when you mean SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game, you say so. 

The SCRABBLE® trademark is owned by J.W. Spear and Sons, PLC, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. outside of the United States and Canada. 

For more information about SCRABBLE® or the NSA, or to comment on or correct the contents of this page, please e-mail: info@scrabble-assoc.com 
To report technical difficulties in reading this page,  please contact webmaster John Chew at: jjchew@math.utoronto.ca