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NSC 2008: Jason Katz-Brown [#45]

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On this page, you will find information about Jason Katz-Brown, 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 17-11, +962, and is ranked #11 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 Jason Katz-Brown]

Given name(s): Jason
Surname(s): Katz-Brown
Home: Cambridge, MA, United States
Awards: 2006 Boston Area Tournament Champion
Hobbies: Open-source software, table tennis
Occupation: Student
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 18/172, 19-11 +436
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 6/87, 18-10 +1142
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 12/76, 16-12 +1046
WSC 2005 Rank: 60
Round by Round

High score: 561
Average for: 439
Average against: 404

Round 1

[photo of Steve Oliger]

Katz-Brown played #68 Steve Oliger (Holtwood, PA) and won 453 to 388 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 1-0, +65.

Round 2

[photo of Craig Rowland]

Katz-Brown played #87 Craig Rowland (Mississauga ON) and won 476 to 325 (a spread of 151).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 2-0, +216.

Katz-Brown is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 3

[photo of Mike Baron]

Katz-Brown played #5 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and won 538 to 329 (a spread of 209).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 3-0, +425.

Katz-Brown is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 4

[photo of Matt Graham]

Katz-Brown played #32 Matt Graham (New York, NY) and lost 393 to 418 (a spread of -25).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 3-1, +400.

Round 5

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Katz-Brown played #48 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and won 435 to 316 (a spread of 119).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 4-1, +519.

Round 6

[photo of Debbie Stegman]

Katz-Brown played #95 Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) and won 541 to 318 (a spread of 223).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 5-1, +742.

Round 7

[photo of Scott Appel]

Katz-Brown played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and won 451 to 385 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 6-1, +808.

Round 8

[photo of Cesar Del Solar]

Katz-Brown played #18 Cesar Del Solar (Pasadena, CA) and won 380 to 357 (a spread of 23).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 7-1, +831.

Round 9

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Katz-Brown played #73 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and won 532 to 379 (a spread of 153).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 8-1, +984.

Round 10

[photo of Trip Payne]

Katz-Brown played #70 Trip Payne (Boca Raton, FL) and lost 327 to 457 (a spread of -130).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 8-2, +854.

Round 11

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Katz-Brown played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and won 490 to 352 (a spread of 138).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 9-2, +992.

Katz-Brown is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 12

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Katz-Brown played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and lost 356 to 464 (a spread of -108).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 9-3, +884.

Round 13

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Katz-Brown played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) and lost 305 to 605 (a spread of -300).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 9-4, +584.

Katz-Brown is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 14

[photo of Joey Mallick]

Katz-Brown played #57 Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and won 495 to 376 (a spread of 119).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 10-4, +703.

Round 15

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Katz-Brown played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) and won 463 to 352 (a spread of 111).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 11-4, +814.

Round 16

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Katz-Brown played #52 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and won 417 to 402 (a spread of 15).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 12-4, +829.

Round 17

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Katz-Brown played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and lost 435 to 472 (a spread of -37).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 12-5, +792.

Round 18

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Katz-Brown played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and won 561 to 393 (a spread of 168).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 13-5, +960.

Round 19

[photo of Panupol Sujjayakorn]

Katz-Brown played #97 Panupol Sujjayakorn (Thailand) and lost 447 to 467 (a spread of -20).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 13-6, +940.

Round 20

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Katz-Brown played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) again and lost 393 to 415 (a spread of -22).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 13-7, +918.

Katz-Brown is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 21

[photo of Geoff Thevenot]

Katz-Brown played #100 Geoff Thevenot (Austin, TX) and won 426 to 347 (a spread of 79).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 14-7, +997.

Round 22

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Katz-Brown played #67 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and won 515 to 448 (a spread of 67).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 15-7, +1064.

Round 23

[photo of Matt Graham]

Katz-Brown played #32 Matt Graham (New York, NY) again and lost 390 to 414 (a spread of -24).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 15-8, +1040.

Round 24

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Katz-Brown played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) again and lost 434 to 461 (a spread of -27).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 15-9, +1013.

Katz-Brown is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 25

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Katz-Brown played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) again and won 373 to 340 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 16-9, +1046.

Round 26

[photo of David Gibson]

Katz-Brown played #30 David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and lost 325 to 459 (a spread of -134).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 16-10, +912.

Round 27

[photo of Pakorn Nemitrmansuk]

Katz-Brown played #64 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (Thailand) and won 509 to 381 (a spread of 128).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 17-10, +1040.

Round 28

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Katz-Brown played #73 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) again and lost 424 to 502 (a spread of -78).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 17-11, +962.


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