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NSC 2008: Mark Kenas [#46]

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On this page, you will find information about Mark Kenas, 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 14.5-13.5, +732, and is ranked #45 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 Mark Kenas]

Given name(s): Mark
Surname(s): Kenas
Home: Madison, WI, United States
Hobbies: Fun(d) raising
Occupation: Antique Dealer
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 21/149, 16-11 +1036
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 21/149, 16-11 +1036
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 69/176, 14-13 +592
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 51/132, 17-14 -331
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 28/172, 18-12 +485
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 42/87, 14-14 +221
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 45/76, 13-15 +489
WSC 2003 Rank: 66
WSC 2005 Rank: 51
Round by Round

High score: 568
Average for: 423
Average against: 398

Round 1

[photo of Debbie Stegman]

Kenas played #95 Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) and lost 400 to 423 (a spread of -23).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 0-1, -23.

Round 2

[photo of Rose Kreiswirth]

Kenas played #49 Rose Kreiswirth (East Northport, NY) and lost 344 to 455 (a spread of -111).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 0-2, -134.

Round 3  

Kenas recorded a bye with a spread of 50 points.

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 1-2, -84.

Round 4

[photo of Jon Shreve]

Kenas played #93 Jon Shreve (Denver, CO) and won 422 to 376 (a spread of 46).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 2-2, -38.

Round 5

[photo of Ira Cohen]

Kenas played #11 Ira Cohen (Los Angeles, CA) and won 510 to 360 (a spread of 150).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 3-2, +112.

Round 6

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Kenas played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and won 522 to 386 (a spread of 136).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 4-2, +248.

Round 7

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Kenas played #52 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and won 568 to 260 (a spread of 308).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 5-2, +556.

Round 8

[photo of Scott Appel]

Kenas played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and won 451 to 232 (a spread of 219).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 6-2, +775.

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

Round 9

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Kenas played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and lost 340 to 434 (a spread of -94).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 6-3, +681.

Round 10

[photo of Matt Graham]

Kenas played #32 Matt Graham (New York, NY) and lost 433 to 440 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 6-4, +674.

Round 11

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

Kenas played #102 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and won 501 to 311 (a spread of 190).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 7-4, +864.

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

Round 12

[photo of Marlon Hill]

Kenas played #38 Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) and won 402 to 329 (a spread of 73).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 8-4, +937.

Round 13

[photo of Mike Frentz]

Kenas played #27 Mike Frentz (Seattle, WA) and won 404 to 376 (a spread of 28).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 9-4, +965.

Round 14

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Kenas played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) and lost 427 to 451 (a spread of -24).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 9-5, +941.

Round 15

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Kenas played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and lost 397 to 437 (a spread of -40).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 9-6, +901.

Round 16

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Kenas played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and lost 324 to 466 (a spread of -142).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 9-7, +759.

Round 17

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Kenas played #67 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and won 420 to 362 (a spread of 58).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 10-7, +817.

Round 18

[photo of Sam Kantimathi]

Kenas played #44 Sam Kantimathi (El Dorado Hills, CA) and tied at 391.

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 10.5-7.5, +817.

Round 19

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Kenas played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and lost 483 to 542 (a spread of -59).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 10.5-8.5, +758.

Round 20

[photo of Webster Phillips]

Kenas played #74 Webster Phillips (Montclair, NJ) and won 473 to 315 (a spread of 158).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 11.5-8.5, +916.

Round 21

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Kenas played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and lost 393 to 463 (a spread of -70).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 11.5-9.5, +846.

Round 22

[photo of Rod MacNeil]

Kenas played #56 Rod MacNeil (Cambridge, MA) and lost 406 to 430 (a spread of -24).

Current ranking: #43.

Current record: 11.5-10.5, +822.

Round 23

[photo of Orry Swift]

Kenas played #98 Orry Swift (Waco, TX) and lost 341 to 467 (a spread of -126).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 11.5-11.5, +696.

Round 24

[photo of Maddy Kamen]

Kenas played #43 Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 367 to 448 (a spread of -81).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 11.5-12.5, +615.

Round 25

[photo of Jan Dixon]

Kenas played #19 Jan Dixon (Newark, DE) and won 460 to 392 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 12.5-12.5, +683.

Round 26

[photo of Jesse Day]

Kenas played #16 Jesse Day (New Haven, CT) and won 445 to 372 (a spread of 73).

Current ranking: #43.

Current record: 13.5-12.5, +756.

Round 27

[photo of Joe Edley]

Kenas played #21 Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) and won 482 to 365 (a spread of 117).

Current ranking: #36.

Current record: 14.5-12.5, +873.

Round 28

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Kenas played #48 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and lost 326 to 467 (a spread of -141).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 14.5-13.5, +732.


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