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NSC 2008: Sammy Okosagah [#67]

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On this page, you will find information about Sammy Okosagah, 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 16-12, -43, and is ranked #26 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 Sammy Okosagah]

Given name(s): Sammy
Surname(s): Okosagah
Home: Baltimore, MD, United States
Awards: 1990 Nigerian NSC; 2004-07 Reno, NV
Hobbies: Soccer, Music
Occupation: Businessman
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 12/126, 19-12 +822
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 9/98, 20-11 +566
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 26/172, 18-12 +506
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 29/87, 15-13 +550
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 10/76, 17-11 +730
WSC 1995 Rank: 22
WSC 1997 Rank: 16
WSC 2001 Rank: 8
Round by Round

High score: 547
Average for: 419
Average against: 420

Round 1

[photo of Jeremy Hildebrand]

Okosagah played #37 Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa ON) and won 444 to 342 (a spread of 102).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 1-0, +102.

Round 2

[photo of Ron Tiekert]

Okosagah played #101 Ron Tiekert (Melbourne, FL) and lost 317 to 595 (a spread of -278).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 1-1, -176.

Round 3

[photo of David Weisberg]

Okosagah played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) and won 474 to 468 (a spread of 6).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 2-1, -170.

Round 4

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Okosagah played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and won 414 to 346 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 3-1, -102.

Round 5

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Okosagah played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) and lost 412 to 457 (a spread of -45).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 3-2, -147.

Round 6

[photo of Stefan Rau]

Okosagah played #81 Stefan Rau (New Britain, CT) and won 429 to 413 (a spread of 16).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 4-2, -131.

Round 7

[photo of Panupol Sujjayakorn]

Okosagah played #97 Panupol Sujjayakorn (Thailand) and won 389 to 346 (a spread of 43).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 5-2, -88.

Round 8

[photo of Joey Mallick]

Okosagah played #57 Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and lost 424 to 511 (a spread of -87).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 5-3, -175.

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

Round 9

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Okosagah played #96 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and won 475 to 411 (a spread of 64).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 6-3, -111.

Round 10

[photo of Scott Appel]

Okosagah played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and won 424 to 358 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 7-3, -45.

Round 11

[photo of Jeff Reeves]

Okosagah played #82 Jeff Reeves (Woodworth, LA) and lost 389 to 461 (a spread of -72).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 7-4, -117.

Round 12

[photo of Rahn McKeown]

Okosagah played #60 Rahn McKeown (Pittsboro, NC) and lost 409 to 440 (a spread of -31).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 7-5, -148.

Round 13

[photo of Seth Lipkin]

Okosagah played #55 Seth Lipkin (Hopkinton, MA) and won 400 to 358 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 8-5, -106.

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

Round 14

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Okosagah played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and won 432 to 430 (a spread of 2).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 9-5, -104.

Round 15

[photo of Keith Smith]

Okosagah played #94 Keith Smith (Austin, TX) and won 532 to 361 (a spread of 171).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 10-5, +67.

Round 16

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Okosagah played #105 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and won 424 to 406 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 11-5, +85.

Round 17

[photo of Mark Kenas]

Okosagah played #46 Mark Kenas (Madison, WI) and lost 362 to 420 (a spread of -58).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 11-6, +27.

Round 18

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Okosagah played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and lost 347 to 371 (a spread of -24).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 11-7, +3.

Round 19

[photo of Nick Meyer]

Okosagah played #61 Nick Meyer (Berkeley, CA) and won 547 to 356 (a spread of 191).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 12-7, +194.

Round 20

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Okosagah played #52 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and won 517 to 418 (a spread of 99).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 13-7, +293.

Round 21

[photo of Evan Berofsky]

Okosagah played #8 Evan Berofsky (Thornhill ON) and won 360 to 354 (a spread of 6).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 14-7, +299.

Round 22

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Okosagah played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) and lost 448 to 515 (a spread of -67).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 14-8, +232.

Round 23

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Okosagah played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and lost 380 to 410 (a spread of -30).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 14-9, +202.

Round 24

[photo of David Gibson]

Okosagah played #30 David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and lost 335 to 543 (a spread of -208).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 14-10, -6.

Round 25

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

Okosagah played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and won 421 to 378 (a spread of 43).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 15-10, +37.

Round 26

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Okosagah played #3 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and lost 396 to 497 (a spread of -101).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 15-11, -64.

Round 27

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

Okosagah played #102 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and lost 391 to 439 (a spread of -48).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 15-12, -112.

Round 28

[photo of Debbie Stegman]

Okosagah played #95 Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) and won 427 to 358 (a spread of 69).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 16-12, -43.


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