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NSC 2008: David Abolafia [#2]

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On this page, you will find information about David Abolafia, 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, +435, and is ranked #19 in Division 2.

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 David Abolafia]

Given name(s): David
Surname(s): Abolafia
Home: Sarasota, FL, United States
Occupation: Pr Writer
Round by Round

High score: 487
Average for: 390
Average against: 375

Round 1

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Abolafia played #118 Florence Spanfelner (Aston, PA) and lost 319 to 426 (a spread of -107).

Current ranking: #119.

Current record: 0-1, -107.

Round 2

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Abolafia played #125 Dennis Taylor (Lighthouse Point, FL) and won 421 to 417 (a spread of 4).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 1-1, -103.

Round 3

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Abolafia played #69 Roy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 362 to 407 (a spread of -45).

Current ranking: #100.

Current record: 1-2, -148.

Round 4

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Abolafia played #99 Kay Patterson (Columbia, MD) and won 448 to 293 (a spread of 155).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 2-2, +7.

Round 5

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Abolafia played #103 Larry Rand (Chandler, AZ) and lost 379 to 412 (a spread of -33).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 2-3, -26.

Round 6

[photo of Ryan Fischer]

Abolafia played #42 Ryan Fischer (Charlotte, NC) and lost 367 to 382 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #95.

Current record: 2-4, -41.

Round 7

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Abolafia played #121 Mary Aline Stevens (Berkeley, CA) and won 438 to 308 (a spread of 130).

Current ranking: #76.

Current record: 3-4, +89.

Round 8

[photo of Martin Weisskopf]

Abolafia played #133 Martin Weisskopf (Huntsville, AL) and lost 383 to 420 (a spread of -37).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 3-5, +52.

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

Round 9

[photo of Thavachai Thivavarnvongs]

Abolafia played #126 Thavachai Thivavarnvongs (Thailand) and won 427 to 350 (a spread of 77).

Current ranking: #77.

Current record: 4-5, +129.

Round 10

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Abolafia played #82 Yukiko Loritz (Anaheim, CA) and lost 359 to 565 (a spread of -206).

Current ranking: #93.

Current record: 4-6, -77.

Round 11

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Abolafia played #35 Jack Eichenbaum (Flushing, NY) and won 426 to 367 (a spread of 59).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 5-6, -18.

Round 12

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Abolafia played #12 Benjamin Bloom (Miami, FL) and won 393 to 353 (a spread of 40).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 6-6, +22.

Round 13

[photo of Kristina Simon]

Abolafia played #113 Kristina Simon (Plano, TX) and won 461 to 320 (a spread of 141).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 7-6, +163.

Round 14

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Abolafia played #108 Cynthia Seales (Stone Mountain, GA) and won 372 to 354 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 8-6, +181.

Round 15

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Abolafia played #14 Jason D Brooks (Lindenhurst, IL) and won 447 to 354 (a spread of 93).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 9-6, +274.

Round 16

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Abolafia played #5 Tim Anglin (Toronto ON) and won 370 to 362 (a spread of 8).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 10-6, +282.

Round 17

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Abolafia played #76 Curtis Lee (Jacksonville, FL) and won 400 to 309 (a spread of 91).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 11-6, +373.

Round 18

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Abolafia played #135 David Whitley (Monrovia, CA) and won 402 to 370 (a spread of 32).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 12-6, +405.

Round 19

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Abolafia played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) and lost 323 to 440 (a spread of -117).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 12-7, +288.

Round 20

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Abolafia played #66 Win Inthara (Orlando, FL) and lost 361 to 384 (a spread of -23).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 12-8, +265.

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

Round 21

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Abolafia played #62 Joel Horn (Reading, MA) and lost 301 to 490 (a spread of -189).

Current ranking: #36.

Current record: 12-9, +76.

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

Round 22

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Abolafia played #61 Sam Hollington (St. Catharines ON) and lost 312 to 366 (a spread of -54).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 12-10, +22.

Round 23

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Abolafia played #20 Evans Clinchy (Boston, MA) and won 353 to 346 (a spread of 7).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 13-10, +29.

Round 24

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Abolafia played #110 Mason Shambach (Battle Creek, MI) and won 487 to 375 (a spread of 112).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 14-10, +141.

Round 25

[photo of Chris Patrick Morgan]

Abolafia played #93 Chris Patrick Morgan (San Francisco, CA) and won 477 to 307 (a spread of 170).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 15-10, +311.

Round 26

[photo of Glenn Dunlop]

Abolafia played #31 Glenn Dunlop (Brantford ON) and won 408 to 311 (a spread of 97).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 16-10, +408.

Round 27

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Abolafia played #55 Brett Haughney (Chicago, IL) and lost 267 to 343 (a spread of -76).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 16-11, +332.

Round 28

[photo of Timothy Anglin]

Abolafia played #5 Tim Anglin (Toronto ON) again and won 461 to 358 (a spread of 103).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 17-11, +435.


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