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NSC 2008: Rod MacNeil [#56]

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On this page, you will find information about Rod MacNeil, 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 13-15, +252, and is ranked #61 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 Rod MacNeil]

Given name(s): Rod
Surname(s): MacNeil
Home: Cambridge, MA, United States
Awards: 1999 2000 2003 Cape Cod; 2003 Rhombus Cup; 2004 Boston (A); (12th) 2005 NSC; 2007 Michigan Madness; 2007 Montreal
Hobbies: Fantasy sports, traveling, movies, cheese, representing Red Sox Nation
Occupation: Administrative & Project Support For Architectural Firm
NSC 1998 Division: 3
NSC 1998 Rank: 37/133, 17-14 +653
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 76/98, 13-18 -843
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 74/132, 15-16 +73
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 78/172, 15-15 +569
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 12/87, 17-11 +583
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 59/76, 12-16 -212
Round by Round

High score: 571
Average for: 402
Average against: 393

Round 1

[photo of Robert Ellickson]

MacNeil played #22 Robert Ellickson (New Haven, CT) and lost 364 to 394 (a spread of -30).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 0-1, -30.

Round 2

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MacNeil played #48 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and lost 321 to 361 (a spread of -40).

Current ranking: #77.

Current record: 0-2, -70.

Round 3

[photo of Mike Paxson]

MacNeil played #69 Mike Paxson (Bloomington, IN) and won 463 to 386 (a spread of 77).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 1-2, +7.

Round 4

[photo of Jeremy Frank]

MacNeil played #26 Jeremy Frank (New York, NY) and lost 353 to 427 (a spread of -74).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 1-3, -67.

Round 5

[photo of Howard Pistol]

MacNeil played #76 Howard Pistol (Oakland Park, FL) and won 449 to 334 (a spread of 115).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 2-3, +48.

Round 6

[photo of Chuck Armstrong]

MacNeil played #2 Chuck Armstrong (Saline, MI) and lost 363 to 386 (a spread of -23).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 2-4, +25.

Round 7

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

MacNeil played #58 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and won 453 to 414 (a spread of 39).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 3-4, +64.

Round 8

[photo of Ted Rosen]

MacNeil played #85 Ted Rosen (Rochester, NY) and won 419 to 393 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 4-4, +90.

Round 9

[photo of Alyssa Faria]

MacNeil played #24 Alyssa Faria (Cambridge, MA) and won 430 to 277 (a spread of 153).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 5-4, +243.

Round 10

[photo of Randy Hersom]

MacNeil played #36 Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) and won 571 to 315 (a spread of 256).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 6-4, +499.

Round 11

[photo of David Weisberg]

MacNeil played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) and lost 337 to 341 (a spread of -4).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 6-5, +495.

Round 12

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

MacNeil played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and lost 358 to 389 (a spread of -31).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 6-6, +464.

Round 13

[photo of Ron Tiekert]

MacNeil played #101 Ron Tiekert (Melbourne, FL) and won 459 to 418 (a spread of 41).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 7-6, +505.

Round 14

[photo of Orry Swift]

MacNeil played #98 Orry Swift (Waco, TX) and lost 316 to 455 (a spread of -139).

Current ranking: #43.

Current record: 7-7, +366.

Round 15

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

MacNeil played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and won 515 to 289 (a spread of 226).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 8-7, +592.

Round 16

[photo of Robert Quigley]

MacNeil played #80 Robert Quigley (New Haven, CT) and lost 467 to 468 (a spread of -1).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 8-8, +591.

Round 17

[photo of Mike Frentz]

MacNeil played #27 Mike Frentz (Seattle, WA) and won 535 to 435 (a spread of 100).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 9-8, +691.

Round 18

[photo of Jan Dixon]

MacNeil played #19 Jan Dixon (Newark, DE) and won 391 to 389 (a spread of 2).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 10-8, +693.

Round 19

[photo of Chris Lipe]

MacNeil played #54 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and won 427 to 359 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 11-8, +761.

Round 20

[photo of Evan Berofsky]

MacNeil played #8 Evan Berofsky (Thornhill ON) and lost 328 to 412 (a spread of -84).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 11-9, +677.

Round 21

[photo of Joey Mallick]

MacNeil played #57 Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and lost 325 to 367 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 11-10, +635.

Round 22

[photo of Mark Kenas]

MacNeil played #46 Mark Kenas (Madison, WI) and won 430 to 406 (a spread of 24).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 12-10, +659.

Round 23

[photo of Cesar Del Solar]

MacNeil played #18 Cesar Del Solar (Pasadena, CA) and lost 322 to 389 (a spread of -67).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 12-11, +592.

Round 24

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

MacNeil played #102 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and lost 401 to 402 (a spread of -1).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 12-12, +591.

Round 25

[photo of Edward De Guzman]

MacNeil played #17 Edward De Guzman (Urbana, IL) and won 420 to 418 (a spread of 2).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 13-12, +593.

Round 26

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

MacNeil played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and lost 282 to 374 (a spread of -92).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 13-13, +501.

Round 27

[photo of Maddy Kamen]

MacNeil played #43 Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 371 to 557 (a spread of -186).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 13-14, +315.

Round 28

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

MacNeil played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) again and lost 372 to 435 (a spread of -63).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 13-15, +252.


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