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NSC 2008: Joel Wapnick [#102]

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On this page, you will find information about Joel Wapnick, 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, +185, and is ranked #17 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 Joel Wapnick]

Given name(s): Joel
Surname(s): Wapnick
Home: Montreal, QC, Canada
Awards: 1999 World Champion; 1983 North American Champion; 1998 Canadian Champion
Hobbies: Fiction writing
Occupation: University Professor
CNSC 1996 Rank: 3
CNSC 1998 Rank: 1
CNSC 2000 Rank: 15
CNSC 2003 Rank: 15
CNSC 2005 Rank: 4
NSC 1978 Division: 1
NSC 1978 Rank: 24/65, 143.0 credits
NSC 1980 Division: 1
NSC 1980 Rank: 10/32, 9-8 +386
NSC 1983 Division: 1
NSC 1983 Rank: 1/32, 13-4 +705
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 18/302, 15-7 +965
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 33, 14-7 +1651
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 12/149, 17-10 +1403
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 12/149, 17-10 +1403
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 27/176, 16-11 +647
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 2/176, 21-6 +1318
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 9/134, 18-9 +672
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 19/108, 16-11 +531
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 29/126, 17.5-13.5 +362
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 11/98, 19-12 +1089
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 10/132, 19-12 +1128
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 9/172, 20-10 +833
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 55/87, 13-15 +130
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 49/76, 13-15 -33
WSC 1991 Rank: 27
WSC 1993 Rank: 2
WSC 1995 Rank: 15
WSC 1997 Rank: 36
WSC 1999 Rank: 1
WSC 2001 Rank: 2
WSC 2003 Rank: 17
WSC 2005 Rank: 33
Round by Round

High score: 618
Average for: 420
Average against: 413

Round 1

[photo of Keith Smith]

Wapnick played #94 Keith Smith (Austin, TX) and lost 361 to 478 (a spread of -117).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 0-1, -117.

Round 2

[photo of Howard Pistol]

Wapnick played #76 Howard Pistol (Oakland Park, FL) and won 474 to 287 (a spread of 187).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 1-1, +70.

Round 3

[photo of Lisa Odom]

Wapnick played #66 Lisa Odom (St Louis Park, MN) and lost 385 to 454 (a spread of -69).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 1-2, +1.

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

Round 4

[photo of Cecilia Le]

Wapnick played #50 Cecilia Le (Boston, MA) and won 410 to 400 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 2-2, +11.

Round 5

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Wapnick played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and lost 313 to 455 (a spread of -142).

Current ranking: #70.

Current record: 2-3, -131.

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

Round 6

[photo of Daniel Fogel]

Wapnick played #25 Daniel Fogel (Newton, MA) and won 500 to 390 (a spread of 110).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 3-3, -21.

Round 7

[photo of Ron Tiekert]

Wapnick played #101 Ron Tiekert (Melbourne, FL) and won 442 to 381 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 4-3, +40.

Round 8

[photo of Darrell Day]

Wapnick played #15 Darrell Day (Richardson, TX) and won 426 to 421 (a spread of 5).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 5-3, +45.

Round 9

[photo of Amnuay Ploysangngam]

Wapnick played #77 Amnuay Ploysangngam (Thailand) and won 462 to 310 (a spread of 152).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 6-3, +197.

Round 10

[photo of Maddy Kamen]

Wapnick played #43 Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 323 to 447 (a spread of -124).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 6-4, +73.

Round 11

[photo of Mark Kenas]

Wapnick played #46 Mark Kenas (Madison, WI) and lost 311 to 501 (a spread of -190).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 6-5, -117.

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

Round 12

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Wapnick played #96 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and won 579 to 468 (a spread of 111).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 7-5, -6.

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

Round 13

[photo of Chris Lipe]

Wapnick played #54 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and lost 349 to 478 (a spread of -129).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 7-6, -135.

Round 14

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Wapnick played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and lost 343 to 503 (a spread of -160).

Current ranking: #55.

Current record: 7-7, -295.

Round 15

[photo of Stefan Rau]

Wapnick played #81 Stefan Rau (New Britain, CT) and won 513 to 509 (a spread of 4).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 8-7, -291.

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

Round 16

[photo of Mike Baron]

Wapnick played #5 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and won 419 to 303 (a spread of 116).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 9-7, -175.

Round 17

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Wapnick played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and won 526 to 289 (a spread of 237).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 10-7, +62.

Round 18

[photo of Patricia Barrett]

Wapnick played #6 Patricia Barrett (Houston, TX) and won 397 to 343 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 11-7, +116.

Round 19

[photo of Trip Payne]

Wapnick played #70 Trip Payne (Boca Raton, FL) and lost 323 to 456 (a spread of -133).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 11-8, -17.

Round 20

[photo of Scott Appel]

Wapnick played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and lost 387 to 499 (a spread of -112).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 11-9, -129.

Round 21

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Wapnick played #58 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and won 429 to 343 (a spread of 86).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 12-9, -43.

Round 22

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

Wapnick played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and lost 451 to 466 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 12-10, -58.

Round 23

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Wapnick played #105 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and won 422 to 396 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 13-10, -32.

Round 24

[photo of Rod MacNeil]

Wapnick played #56 Rod MacNeil (Cambridge, MA) and won 402 to 401 (a spread of 1).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 14-10, -31.

Round 25

[photo of Nick Meyer]

Wapnick played #61 Nick Meyer (Berkeley, CA) and lost 349 to 510 (a spread of -161).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 14-11, -192.

Round 26

[photo of Joe Edley]

Wapnick played #21 Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) and won 401 to 351 (a spread of 50).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 15-11, -142.

Round 27

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Wapnick played #67 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and won 439 to 391 (a spread of 48).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 16-11, -94.

Round 28

[photo of Pakorn Nemitrmansuk]

Wapnick played #64 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (Thailand) and won 618 to 339 (a spread of 279).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 17-11, +185.


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