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NSC 2008: John OLaughlin [#65]

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On this page, you will find information about John O'Laughlin, 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, +167, and is ranked #50 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 John O'Laughlin]

Given name(s): John
Surname(s): O'Laughlin
Home: Cambridge, MA, United States
Hobbies: music, books, puzzles
Occupation: Software Engineer
NSC 2002 Division: 2
NSC 2002 Rank: 10/103, 19-12 +1033
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 34/172, 17.5-12.5 +1331
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 20/87, 16-12 +385
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 26/76, 15-13 +301
WSC 2003 Rank: 28
WSC 2005 Rank: 14
Round by Round

High score: 612
Average for: 426
Average against: 420

Round 1

[photo of David Koenig]

O'Laughlin played #47 David Koenig (Tenafly, NJ) and lost 454 to 458 (a spread of -4).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 0-1, -4.

Round 2

[photo of Patricia Barrett]

O'Laughlin played #6 Patricia Barrett (Houston, TX) and won 457 to 453 (a spread of 4).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 1-1, +0.

O'Laughlin is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 3

[photo of Daniel Fogel]

O'Laughlin played #25 Daniel Fogel (Newton, MA) and lost 379 to 424 (a spread of -45).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 1-2, -45.

Round 4

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

O'Laughlin played #67 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and lost 346 to 414 (a spread of -68).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 1-3, -113.

Round 5

[photo of Michael Early]

O'Laughlin played #20 Michael Early (Forth Worth, TX) and won 442 to 419 (a spread of 23).

Current ranking: #65.

Current record: 2-3, -90.

Round 6

[photo of Jesse Matthews]

O'Laughlin played #59 Jesse Matthews (Kelowna BC) and won 483 to 376 (a spread of 107).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 3-3, +17.

Round 7

[photo of Manop Phiphatboonserm]

O'Laughlin played #75 Manop Phiphatboonserm (Thailand) and lost 360 to 463 (a spread of -103).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 3-4, -86.

Round 8

[photo of Craig Rowland]

O'Laughlin played #87 Craig Rowland (Mississauga ON) and won 453 to 352 (a spread of 101).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 4-4, +15.

Round 9

[photo of Ira Cohen]

O'Laughlin played #11 Ira Cohen (Los Angeles, CA) and won 436 to 370 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 5-4, +81.

Round 10

[photo of Mark Milan]

O'Laughlin played #62 Mark Milan (Laguna Niguel, CA) and won 367 to 355 (a spread of 12).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 6-4, +93.

Round 11

[photo of Sam Kantimathi]

O'Laughlin played #44 Sam Kantimathi (El Dorado Hills, CA) and lost 324 to 440 (a spread of -116).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 6-5, -23.

Round 12

[photo of Ron Tiekert]

O'Laughlin played #101 Ron Tiekert (Melbourne, FL) and lost 448 to 470 (a spread of -22).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 6-6, -45.

Round 13

[photo of Scott Appel]

O'Laughlin played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and lost 405 to 483 (a spread of -78).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 6-7, -123.

Round 14

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

O'Laughlin played #58 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and lost 377 to 551 (a spread of -174).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 6-8, -297.

Round 15

[photo of Laurie Cohen]

O'Laughlin played #12 Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) and won 450 to 328 (a spread of 122).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 7-8, -175.

Round 16

[photo of Joe Edley]

O'Laughlin played #21 Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) and won 612 to 369 (a spread of 243).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 8-8, +68.

Round 17

[photo of Dean Saldanha]

O'Laughlin played #88 Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC) and won 464 to 371 (a spread of 93).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 9-8, +161.

O'Laughlin is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 18

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

O'Laughlin played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and won 483 to 434 (a spread of 49).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 10-8, +210.

Round 19

[photo of Jim Kramer]

O'Laughlin played #48 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and won 448 to 350 (a spread of 98).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 11-8, +308.

Round 20

[photo of David Gibson]

O'Laughlin played #30 David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and lost 441 to 484 (a spread of -43).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 11-9, +265.

Round 21

[photo of Webster Phillips]

O'Laughlin played #74 Webster Phillips (Montclair, NJ) and won 569 to 292 (a spread of 277).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 12-9, +542.

Round 22

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

O'Laughlin played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and won 474 to 361 (a spread of 113).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 13-9, +655.

Round 23

[photo of Carl Johnson]

O'Laughlin played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and lost 463 to 472 (a spread of -9).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 13-10, +646.

Round 24

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

O'Laughlin played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and lost 318 to 545 (a spread of -227).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 13-11, +419.

Round 25

[photo of Marlon Hill]

O'Laughlin played #38 Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) and lost 356 to 470 (a spread of -114).

Current ranking: #43.

Current record: 13-12, +305.

Round 26

[photo of Orry Swift]

O'Laughlin played #98 Orry Swift (Waco, TX) and lost 329 to 426 (a spread of -97).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 13-13, +208.

Round 27

[photo of Mike Frentz]

O'Laughlin played #27 Mike Frentz (Seattle, WA) and lost 364 to 406 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 13-14, +166.

O'Laughlin is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 28

[photo of Dielle Saldanha]

O'Laughlin played #89 Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC) and won 412 to 411 (a spread of 1).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 14-14, +167.


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