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NSC 2008: Seth Lipkin [#55]

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On this page, you will find information about Seth Lipkin, 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 11-17, -71, and is ranked #91 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 Seth Lipkin]

Given name(s): Seth
Surname(s): Lipkin
Home: Hopkinton, MA, United States
Awards: Co-creator of www.cross-tables.com and three daughters
Hobbies: Spreading self thin
Occupation: Software Developer
Notes: Cocreator of www.cross-tables.com and three daughters
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 44/102, 15-13 -249
Round by Round

High score: 602
Average for: 410
Average against: 413

Round 1

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Lipkin played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and won 438 to 355 (a spread of 83).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 1-0, +83.

Round 2

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Lipkin played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and lost 364 to 399 (a spread of -35).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 1-1, +48.

Round 3

[photo of Ira Cohen]

Lipkin played #11 Ira Cohen (Los Angeles, CA) and won 465 to 326 (a spread of 139).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 2-1, +187.

Round 4

[photo of Sam Rosin]

Lipkin played #86 Sam Rosin (Bernardsville, NJ) and won 424 to 339 (a spread of 85).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 3-1, +272.

Round 5

[photo of Stefan Rau]

Lipkin played #81 Stefan Rau (New Britain, CT) and lost 337 to 519 (a spread of -182).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 3-2, +90.

Round 6

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Lipkin played #73 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and lost 409 to 422 (a spread of -13).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 3-3, +77.

Round 7

[photo of Geoff Thevenot]

Lipkin played #100 Geoff Thevenot (Austin, TX) and won 467 to 458 (a spread of 9).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 4-3, +86.

Round 8

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Lipkin played #105 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and lost 434 to 436 (a spread of -2).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 4-4, +84.

Round 9

[photo of Steve Pellinen]

Lipkin played #72 Steve Pellinen (St Louis Park, MN) and won 563 to 313 (a spread of 250).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 5-4, +334.

Round 10

[photo of Alyssa Faria]

Lipkin played #24 Alyssa Faria (Cambridge, MA) and won 425 to 410 (a spread of 15).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 6-4, +349.

Round 11

[photo of David Koenig]

Lipkin played #47 David Koenig (Tenafly, NJ) and won 422 to 408 (a spread of 14).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 7-4, +363.

Round 12

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Lipkin played #52 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and lost 353 to 421 (a spread of -68).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 7-5, +295.

Round 13

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Lipkin played #67 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and lost 358 to 400 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 7-6, +253.

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

Round 14

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

Lipkin played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and lost 296 to 476 (a spread of -180).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 7-7, +73.

Round 15

[photo of Howard Pistol]

Lipkin played #76 Howard Pistol (Oakland Park, FL) and lost 343 to 404 (a spread of -61).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 7-8, +12.

Round 16

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Lipkin played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and lost 411 to 430 (a spread of -19).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 7-9, -7.

Round 17

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

Lipkin played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and lost 380 to 454 (a spread of -74).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 7-10, -81.

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

Round 18

[photo of David Gibson]

Lipkin played #30 David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and lost 341 to 456 (a spread of -115).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 7-11, -196.

Round 19

[photo of Rose Kreiswirth]

Lipkin played #49 Rose Kreiswirth (East Northport, NY) and won 456 to 367 (a spread of 89).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 8-11, -107.

Round 20

[photo of Robert Ellickson]

Lipkin played #22 Robert Ellickson (New Haven, CT) and lost 379 to 511 (a spread of -132).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 8-12, -239.

Round 21

[photo of David Weisberg]

Lipkin played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) and lost 402 to 442 (a spread of -40).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 8-13, -279.

Round 22

[photo of Jeremy Cahnmann]

Lipkin played #9 Jeremy Cahnmann (Chicago, IL) and won 422 to 323 (a spread of 99).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 9-13, -180.

Round 23

[photo of Dave Leifer]

Lipkin played #51 Dave Leifer (Alpharetta, GA) and lost 308 to 456 (a spread of -148).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 9-14, -328.

Round 24

[photo of Rob Robinsky]

Lipkin played #84 Rob Robinsky (Minneapolis, MN) and won 523 to 338 (a spread of 185).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 10-14, -143.

Round 25

[photo of Mike Paxson]

Lipkin played #69 Mike Paxson (Bloomington, IN) and lost 412 to 461 (a spread of -49).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 10-15, -192.

Round 26

[photo of Craig Rowland]

Lipkin played #87 Craig Rowland (Mississauga ON) and won 602 to 373 (a spread of 229).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 11-15, +37.

Lipkin is mentioned in this round’s commentary (3 hits).

Round 27

[photo of Ted Rosen]

Lipkin played #85 Ted Rosen (Rochester, NY) and lost 373 to 405 (a spread of -32).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 11-16, +5.

Round 28

[photo of Randy Greenspan]

Lipkin played #33 Randy Greenspan (Buffalo, NY) and lost 380 to 456 (a spread of -76).

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 11-17, -71.


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