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NSC 2008: Nigel Richards [#83]

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On this page, you will find information about Nigel Richards, 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 22-6, +1340, and is ranked #1 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 Nigel Richards]

Given name(s): Nigel
Surname(s): Richards
Home: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Awards: 1997 NZ NSC; 1999 NZ Masters
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 2/132, 22-9 +1633
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 3/172, 21-9 +1712
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 7/87, 18-10 +659
WSC 1999 Rank: 8
WSC 2005 Rank: 47
Round by Round

High score: 530
Average for: 427
Average against: 379

Round 1

[photo of Ira Cohen]

Richards played #11 Ira Cohen (Los Angeles, CA) and lost 350 to 432 (a spread of -82).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 0-1, -82.

Round 2

[photo of Seth Lipkin]

Richards played #55 Seth Lipkin (Hopkinton, MA) and won 399 to 364 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 1-1, -47.

Round 3

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Richards played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and won 343 to 306 (a spread of 37).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 2-1, -10.

Round 4

[photo of Joe Edley]

Richards played #21 Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) and lost 375 to 417 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 2-2, -52.

Round 5

[photo of Robert Linn]

Richards played #53 Robert Linn (Potomac, MD) and won 475 to 316 (a spread of 159).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 3-2, +107.

Round 6

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

Richards played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and won 375 to 247 (a spread of 128).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 4-2, +235.

Round 7

[photo of Robert Quigley]

Richards played #80 Robert Quigley (New Haven, CT) and won 465 to 416 (a spread of 49).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 5-2, +284.

Round 8

[photo of Steve Grob]

Richards played #34 Steve Grob (Fenton, MI) and won 530 to 315 (a spread of 215).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 6-2, +499.

Round 9

[photo of Marlon Hill]

Richards played #38 Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) and won 456 to 356 (a spread of 100).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 7-2, +599.

Round 10

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Richards played #73 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and lost 392 to 461 (a spread of -69).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 7-3, +530.

Round 11

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Richards played #48 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and won 438 to 321 (a spread of 117).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 8-3, +647.

Round 12

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Richards played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) and won 358 to 324 (a spread of 34).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 9-3, +681.

Round 13

[photo of Debbie Stegman]

Richards played #95 Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) and won 483 to 366 (a spread of 117).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 10-3, +798.

Round 14

[photo of Matt Graham]

Richards played #32 Matt Graham (New York, NY) and won 421 to 341 (a spread of 80).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 11-3, +878.

Round 15

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Richards played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and lost 443 to 453 (a spread of -10).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 11-4, +868.

Richards is mentioned in this round’s commentary (3 hits).

Round 16

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Richards played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and won 440 to 357 (a spread of 83).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 12-4, +951.

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

Round 17

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Richards played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) and won 472 to 435 (a spread of 37).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 13-4, +988.

Round 18

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Richards played #67 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and won 371 to 347 (a spread of 24).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 14-4, +1012.

Round 19

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Richards played #14 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and won 455 to 388 (a spread of 67).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 15-4, +1079.

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

Round 20

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Richards played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) again and won 434 to 405 (a spread of 29).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 16-4, +1108.

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

Round 21

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Richards played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) and lost 377 to 492 (a spread of -115).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 16-5, +993.

Round 22

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Richards played #7 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) again and won 450 to 411 (a spread of 39).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 17-5, +1032.

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

Round 23

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Richards played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) again and won 507 to 351 (a spread of 156).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 18-5, +1188.

Round 24

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Richards played #103 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) again and won 447 to 407 (a spread of 40).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 19-5, +1228.

Round 25

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Richards played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) again and lost 340 to 373 (a spread of -33).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 19-6, +1195.

Round 26

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Richards played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) for the third time and won 458 to 371 (a spread of 87).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 20-6, +1282.

Round 27

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Richards played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) for the fourth time and won 477 to 430 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 21-6, +1329.

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

Round 28

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Richards played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) for the fifth time and won 412 to 401 (a spread of 11).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 22-6, +1340.

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

Award Ceremony  

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


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