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NSC 2008: Kenji Matsumoto [#58]

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On this page, you will find information about Kenji Matsumoto, 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 14-14, +686, and is ranked #48 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 Kenji Matsumoto]

Given name(s): Kenji
Surname(s): Matsumoto
Home: Amherst, MA, United States
Awards: Division 3 Reno 2000, Division 2 2005 BAT premier
Hobbies: philosophy
Occupation: Student
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 53/132, 16.5-14.5 -197
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 60/172, 16-14 +432
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 19/87, 16-12 +761
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 27/76, 15-13 +192
Round by Round

High score: 616
Average for: 429
Average against: 404

Round 1

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Matsumoto played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and won 445 to 338 (a spread of 107).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 1-0, +107.

Round 2

[photo of David Pearl]

Matsumoto played #71 David Pearl (Long Beach, CA) and won 472 to 332 (a spread of 140).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 2-0, +247.

Round 3

[photo of Maddy Kamen]

Matsumoto played #43 Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 290 to 507 (a spread of -217).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 2-1, +30.

Round 4

[photo of Mike Baron]

Matsumoto played #5 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and lost 347 to 420 (a spread of -73).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 2-2, -43.

Round 5

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Matsumoto played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and lost 337 to 468 (a spread of -131).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 2-3, -174.

Round 6

[photo of Rose Kreiswirth]

Matsumoto played #49 Rose Kreiswirth (East Northport, NY) and won 419 to 386 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 3-3, -141.

Round 7

[photo of Rod MacNeil]

Matsumoto played #56 Rod MacNeil (Cambridge, MA) and lost 414 to 453 (a spread of -39).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 3-4, -180.

Round 8

[photo of Randy Greenspan]

Matsumoto played #33 Randy Greenspan (Buffalo, NY) and lost 427 to 436 (a spread of -9).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 3-5, -189.

Round 9

[photo of Jeremy Frank]

Matsumoto played #26 Jeremy Frank (New York, NY) and won 561 to 208 (a spread of 353).

Current ranking: #55.

Current record: 4-5, +164.

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

Round 10

[photo of Jesse Day]

Matsumoto played #16 Jesse Day (New Haven, CT) and won 440 to 391 (a spread of 49).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 5-5, +213.

Round 11

[photo of Lisa Odom]

Matsumoto played #66 Lisa Odom (St Louis Park, MN) and won 536 to 353 (a spread of 183).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 6-5, +396.

Round 12

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

Matsumoto played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and lost 387 to 393 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 6-6, +390.

Round 13

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Matsumoto played #96 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and won 476 to 408 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 7-6, +458.

Round 14

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Matsumoto played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and won 551 to 377 (a spread of 174).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 8-6, +632.

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

Round 15

[photo of David Koenig]

Matsumoto played #47 David Koenig (Tenafly, NJ) and won 487 to 338 (a spread of 149).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 9-6, +781.

Round 16

[photo of Webster Phillips]

Matsumoto played #74 Webster Phillips (Montclair, NJ) and won 466 to 407 (a spread of 59).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 10-6, +840.

Round 17

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Matsumoto played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and lost 391 to 398 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 10-7, +833.

Round 18

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Matsumoto played #105 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and won 419 to 370 (a spread of 49).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 11-7, +882.

Round 19

[photo of Matt Graham]

Matsumoto played #32 Matt Graham (New York, NY) and lost 316 to 482 (a spread of -166).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 11-8, +716.

Round 20

[photo of Matt Graham]

Matsumoto played #32 Matt Graham (New York, NY) again and lost 428 to 483 (a spread of -55).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 11-9, +661.

Round 21

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

Matsumoto played #102 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and lost 343 to 429 (a spread of -86).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 11-10, +575.

Round 22

[photo of Mike Frentz]

Matsumoto played #27 Mike Frentz (Seattle, WA) and won 416 to 372 (a spread of 44).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 12-10, +619.

Round 23

[photo of Edward De Guzman]

Matsumoto played #17 Edward De Guzman (Urbana, IL) and won 616 to 301 (a spread of 315).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 13-10, +934.

Round 24

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Matsumoto played #3 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and lost 410 to 436 (a spread of -26).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 13-11, +908.

Round 25

[photo of Joe Edley]

Matsumoto played #21 Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) and won 367 to 331 (a spread of 36).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 14-11, +944.

Round 26

[photo of Geoff Thevenot]

Matsumoto played #100 Geoff Thevenot (Austin, TX) and lost 428 to 453 (a spread of -25).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 14-12, +919.

Round 27

[photo of Orry Swift]

Matsumoto played #98 Orry Swift (Waco, TX) and lost 393 to 549 (a spread of -156).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 14-13, +763.

Round 28

[photo of Evan Berofsky]

Matsumoto played #8 Evan Berofsky (Thornhill ON) and lost 429 to 506 (a spread of -77).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 14-14, +686.


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