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NSC 2008: Trip Payne [#70]

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On this page, you will find information about Trip Payne, 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 17-11, +957, and is ranked #13 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 Trip Payne]

Given name(s): Trip
Surname(s): Payne
Home: Boca Raton, FL, United States
Awards: American Crossword Puzzle Tournament champion (93, 98, 04); first 32K winner on WWTBAM; featured in the movie Wordplay.
Hobbies: Puzzles, pinball
Occupation: Puzzlemaker
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 52/126, 16-15 +94
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 82/98, 12-19 -381
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 51/87, 13.5-14.5 -876
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 19/76, 16-12 -74
Round by Round

High score: 551
Average for: 411
Average against: 377

Round 1

[photo of Steve Glass]

Payne played #31 Steve Glass (Dade City, FL) and won 400 to 395 (a spread of 5).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 1-0, +5.

Round 2

[photo of Nick Meyer]

Payne played #61 Nick Meyer (Berkeley, CA) and won 441 to 398 (a spread of 43).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 2-0, +48.

Round 3

[photo of Ted Rosen]

Payne played #85 Ted Rosen (Rochester, NY) and lost 348 to 420 (a spread of -72).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 2-1, -24.

Round 4

[photo of Rose Kreiswirth]

Payne played #49 Rose Kreiswirth (East Northport, NY) and won 495 to 273 (a spread of 222).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 3-1, +198.

Round 5

[photo of Steve Grob]

Payne played #34 Steve Grob (Fenton, MI) and won 507 to 271 (a spread of 236).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 4-1, +434.

Round 6

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Payne played #105 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and won 423 to 359 (a spread of 64).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 5-1, +498.

Round 7

[photo of Maddy Kamen]

Payne played #43 Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) and won 401 to 347 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 6-1, +552.

Round 8

[photo of Matt Graham]

Payne played #32 Matt Graham (New York, NY) and won 551 to 397 (a spread of 154).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 7-1, +706.

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

Round 9

[photo of Cesar Del Solar]

Payne played #18 Cesar Del Solar (Pasadena, CA) and lost 288 to 434 (a spread of -146).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 7-2, +560.

Round 10

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Payne played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) and won 457 to 327 (a spread of 130).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 8-2, +690.

Round 11

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Payne played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) and lost 385 to 427 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 8-3, +648.

Round 12

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Payne played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and lost 361 to 419 (a spread of -58).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 8-4, +590.

Round 13

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Payne played #73 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and lost 420 to 433 (a spread of -13).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 8-5, +577.

Round 14

[photo of Jeff Reeves]

Payne played #82 Jeff Reeves (Woodworth, LA) and won 427 to 307 (a spread of 120).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 9-5, +697.

Round 15

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Payne played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and won 396 to 328 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 10-5, +765.

Round 16

[photo of Rahn McKeown]

Payne played #60 Rahn McKeown (Pittsboro, NC) and lost 351 to 415 (a spread of -64).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 10-6, +701.

Round 17

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Payne played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and lost 300 to 426 (a spread of -126).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 10-7, +575.

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

Round 18

[photo of Joey Mallick]

Payne played #57 Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and won 420 to 418 (a spread of 2).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 11-7, +577.

Round 19

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

Payne played #102 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and won 456 to 323 (a spread of 133).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 12-7, +710.

Round 20

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Payne played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and won 439 to 354 (a spread of 85).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 13-7, +795.

Round 21

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Payne played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and lost 366 to 482 (a spread of -116).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 13-8, +679.

Round 22

[photo of Ron Tiekert]

Payne played #101 Ron Tiekert (Melbourne, FL) and won 480 to 329 (a spread of 151).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 14-8, +830.

Round 23

[photo of Pakorn Nemitrmansuk]

Payne played #64 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (Thailand) and lost 390 to 395 (a spread of -5).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 14-9, +825.

Round 24

[photo of Panupol Sujjayakorn]

Payne played #97 Panupol Sujjayakorn (Thailand) and won 420 to 411 (a spread of 9).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 15-9, +834.

Round 25

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Payne played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) and won 408 to 360 (a spread of 48).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 16-9, +882.

Round 26

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Payne played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) again and lost 343 to 436 (a spread of -93).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 16-10, +789.

Round 27

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Payne played #3 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and lost 368 to 372 (a spread of -4).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 16-11, +785.

Round 28

[photo of Scott Appel]

Payne played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and won 475 to 303 (a spread of 172).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 17-11, +957.


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