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NSC 2008: Jesse Matthews [#59]

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On this page, you will find information about Jesse Matthews, 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 12-16, -495, and is ranked #85 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 Jesse Matthews]

Given name(s): Jesse
Surname(s): Matthews
Home: Kelowna, BC, Canada
Awards: Hopefully a good result at Nationals :-)
Hobbies: pwning n00bs
Occupation: Web Developer
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 116/172, 14-16 -637
NSC 2005 Division: 2
NSC 2005 Rank: 101/108, 10-18 -834
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 71/76, 11-17 -892
Round by Round

High score: 525
Average for: 397
Average against: 417

Round 1

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Matthews played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and lost 364 to 577 (a spread of -213).

Current ranking: #100.

Current record: 0-1, -213.

Round 2

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Matthews played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and lost 351 to 407 (a spread of -56).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 0-2, -269.

Round 3

[photo of Jesse Day]

Matthews played #16 Jesse Day (New Haven, CT) and lost 402 to 474 (a spread of -72).

Current ranking: #100.

Current record: 0-3, -341.

Round 4

[photo of Dave Leifer]

Matthews played #51 Dave Leifer (Alpharetta, GA) and won 488 to 387 (a spread of 101).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 1-3, -240.

Round 5

[photo of Dielle Saldanha]

Matthews played #89 Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC) and lost 361 to 441 (a spread of -80).

Current ranking: #96.

Current record: 1-4, -320.

Round 6

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Matthews played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and lost 376 to 483 (a spread of -107).

Current ranking: #100.

Current record: 1-5, -427.

Round 7

[photo of Steve Glass]

Matthews played #31 Steve Glass (Dade City, FL) and lost 277 to 544 (a spread of -267).

Current ranking: #102.

Current record: 1-6, -694.

Round 8  

Matthews recorded a bye with a spread of 50 points.

Current ranking: #100.

Current record: 2-6, -644.

Matthews is mentioned in this round’s commentary (2 hits).

Round 9

[photo of David Gibson]

Matthews played #30 David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and won 447 to 434 (a spread of 13).

Current ranking: #96.

Current record: 3-6, -631.

Round 10

[photo of Michael Baker]

Matthews played #4 Michael Baker (Portland, OR) and lost 320 to 472 (a spread of -152).

Current ranking: #99.

Current record: 3-7, -783.

Round 11

[photo of Robert Ellickson]

Matthews played #22 Robert Ellickson (New Haven, CT) and won 482 to 323 (a spread of 159).

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 4-7, -624.

Round 12

[photo of Jeremy Cahnmann]

Matthews played #9 Jeremy Cahnmann (Chicago, IL) and won 525 to 432 (a spread of 93).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 5-7, -531.

Round 13

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Matthews played #3 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and lost 321 to 426 (a spread of -105).

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 5-8, -636.

Round 14

[photo of Michael Early]

Matthews played #20 Michael Early (Forth Worth, TX) and won 477 to 399 (a spread of 78).

Current ranking: #82.

Current record: 6-8, -558.

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

Round 15

[photo of David Pearl]

Matthews played #71 David Pearl (Long Beach, CA) and won 447 to 374 (a spread of 73).

Current ranking: #70.

Current record: 7-8, -485.

Round 16

[photo of Jeremy Hildebrand]

Matthews played #37 Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa ON) and lost 314 to 344 (a spread of -30).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 7-9, -515.

Round 17

[photo of Lisa Odom]

Matthews played #66 Lisa Odom (St Louis Park, MN) and won 402 to 367 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 8-9, -480.

Round 18

[photo of Rob Robinsky]

Matthews played #84 Rob Robinsky (Minneapolis, MN) and won 471 to 357 (a spread of 114).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 9-9, -366.

Round 19

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Matthews played #96 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and lost 361 to 480 (a spread of -119).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 9-10, -485.

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

Round 20

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Matthews played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and lost 324 to 397 (a spread of -73).

Current ranking: #77.

Current record: 9-11, -558.

Round 21

[photo of Jan Dixon]

Matthews played #19 Jan Dixon (Newark, DE) and lost 412 to 434 (a spread of -22).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 9-12, -580.

Round 22

[photo of Robert Linn]

Matthews played #53 Robert Linn (Potomac, MD) and won 449 to 414 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #76.

Current record: 10-12, -545.

Round 23

[photo of Randy Hersom]

Matthews played #36 Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) and won 430 to 330 (a spread of 100).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 11-12, -445.

Round 24

[photo of Darrell Day]

Matthews played #15 Darrell Day (Richardson, TX) and lost 371 to 413 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 11-13, -487.

Round 25

[photo of Maddy Kamen]

Matthews played #43 Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 355 to 441 (a spread of -86).

Current ranking: #82.

Current record: 11-14, -573.

Round 26

[photo of Nawapadol Sayavesa]

Matthews played #90 Nawapadol Sayavesa (Thailand) and won 470 to 294 (a spread of 176).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 12-14, -397.

Round 27

[photo of Dean Saldanha]

Matthews played #88 Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC) and lost 328 to 410 (a spread of -82).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 12-15, -479.

Round 28

[photo of Michael Early]

Matthews played #20 Michael Early (Forth Worth, TX) again and lost 381 to 397 (a spread of -16).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 12-16, -495.


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