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NSC 2008: Lester Schonbrun [#91]

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On this page, you will find information about Lester Schonbrun, 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 13-15, -99, and is ranked #68 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 Lester Schonbrun]

Given name(s): Lester
Surname(s): Schonbrun
Home: Oakland, CA, United States
Awards: Best supporting actor, 1927 in Birth of a Nation; runner-up in NSC Wash, DC, winner West Coast Chmp., numerous others
Hobbies: Bird watching and stamp collecting - or watching birds collect stamps.
Occupation: Legal Assistant
NSC 1980 Division: 1
NSC 1980 Rank: 16/32, 8-9 +445
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 9/302, 16-6 +1100
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 16, 15-6 +1437
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 75/149, 13-14 +313
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 75/149, 13-14 +313
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 2/176, 20-7 +1767
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 4/176, 20-7 +881
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 54/134, 14-13 +382
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 6/108, 18-9 +553
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 16/126, 19-12 +201
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 41/98, 16-15 +292
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 61/132, 16-15 -71
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 69/172, 16-14 +101
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 14/87, 17-11 +316
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 11/76, 17-11 +320
WSC 1991 Rank: 24
WSC 1997 Rank: 46
WSC 1999 Rank: 48
Round by Round

High score: 485
Average for: 396
Average against: 400

Round 1

[photo of Randy Greenspan]

Schonbrun played #33 Randy Greenspan (Buffalo, NY) and won 485 to 276 (a spread of 209).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 1-0, +209.

Round 2

[photo of Joey Mallick]

Schonbrun played #57 Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and won 418 to 379 (a spread of 39).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 2-0, +248.

Round 3

[photo of Dave Leifer]

Schonbrun played #51 Dave Leifer (Alpharetta, GA) and won 455 to 409 (a spread of 46).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 3-0, +294.

Round 4

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Schonbrun played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) and lost 313 to 464 (a spread of -151).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 3-1, +143.

Round 5

[photo of Mike Frentz]

Schonbrun played #27 Mike Frentz (Seattle, WA) and lost 351 to 404 (a spread of -53).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 3-2, +90.

Round 6

[photo of Rahn McKeown]

Schonbrun played #60 Rahn McKeown (Pittsboro, NC) and won 416 to 408 (a spread of 8).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 4-2, +98.

Round 7

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Schonbrun played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and lost 315 to 464 (a spread of -149).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 4-3, -51.

Round 8

[photo of Dean Saldanha]

Schonbrun played #88 Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC) and lost 405 to 459 (a spread of -54).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 4-4, -105.

Round 9

[photo of Sam Kantimathi]

Schonbrun played #44 Sam Kantimathi (El Dorado Hills, CA) and lost 381 to 523 (a spread of -142).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 4-5, -247.

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

Round 10

[photo of Lisa Odom]

Schonbrun played #66 Lisa Odom (St Louis Park, MN) and lost 407 to 447 (a spread of -40).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 4-6, -287.

Round 11

[photo of Alyssa Faria]

Schonbrun played #24 Alyssa Faria (Cambridge, MA) and won 480 to 326 (a spread of 154).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 5-6, -133.

Round 12

[photo of Nick Meyer]

Schonbrun played #61 Nick Meyer (Berkeley, CA) and lost 354 to 397 (a spread of -43).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 5-7, -176.

Round 13

[photo of Jesse Day]

Schonbrun played #16 Jesse Day (New Haven, CT) and won 415 to 322 (a spread of 93).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 6-7, -83.

Round 14

[photo of Dielle Saldanha]

Schonbrun played #89 Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC) and lost 367 to 374 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 6-8, -90.

Round 15

[photo of Cecilia Le]

Schonbrun played #50 Cecilia Le (Boston, MA) and won 420 to 380 (a spread of 40).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 7-8, -50.

Round 16

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Schonbrun played #3 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and lost 334 to 494 (a spread of -160).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 7-9, -210.

Round 17

[photo of Michael Early]

Schonbrun played #20 Michael Early (Forth Worth, TX) and won 396 to 387 (a spread of 9).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 8-9, -201.

Round 18

[photo of Marlon Hill]

Schonbrun played #38 Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) and lost 305 to 378 (a spread of -73).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 8-10, -274.

Round 19

[photo of Stefan Rau]

Schonbrun played #81 Stefan Rau (New Britain, CT) and lost 328 to 386 (a spread of -58).

Current ranking: #82.

Current record: 8-11, -332.

Round 20

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Schonbrun played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and tied at 477.

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 8.5-11.5, -332.

Round 21

[photo of Robert Ellickson]

Schonbrun played #22 Robert Ellickson (New Haven, CT) and tied at 375.

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 9-12, -332.

Round 22

[photo of Amnuay Ploysangngam]

Schonbrun played #77 Amnuay Ploysangngam (Thailand) and won 344 to 304 (a spread of 40).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 10-12, -292.

Round 23

[photo of Robert Linn]

Schonbrun played #53 Robert Linn (Potomac, MD) and lost 369 to 399 (a spread of -30).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 10-13, -322.

Round 24

[photo of Chris Lipe]

Schonbrun played #54 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and won 464 to 390 (a spread of 74).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 11-13, -248.

Round 25

[photo of Louie Muller]

Schonbrun played #63 Louie Muller (Newcastle, CA) and won 452 to 386 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 12-13, -182.

Round 26

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

Schonbrun played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and won 451 to 342 (a spread of 109).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 13-13, -73.

Round 27

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Schonbrun played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and lost 411 to 421 (a spread of -10).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 13-14, -83.

Round 28

[photo of Mark Milan]

Schonbrun played #62 Mark Milan (Laguna Niguel, CA) and lost 399 to 415 (a spread of -16).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 13-15, -99.


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