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NSC 2008: Paul Avrin [#7]

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On this page, you will find information about Paul Avrin, 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 16-12, +727, and is ranked #27 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 Paul Avrin]

Given name(s): Paul
Surname(s): Avrin
Home: New York, NY, United States
Awards: 2001-10 Lancaster PA; 2004-05 Piscataway, NY; has lowest NSA membership number (50)
Hobbies: travel, sports, gym
Occupation: retired HS math teacher
NSC 1978 Division: 1
NSC 1978 Rank: 27/65, 142.0 credits
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 57/302, 13-9 +681
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 50, 13-8 +73
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 135/149, 10-17 -508
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 135/149, 10-17 -508
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 60/176, 15-12 -58
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 23/176, 17-10 +93
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 97/134, 12-15 -147
NSC 1996 Division: 2
NSC 1996 Rank: 15/106, 17-10 +221
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 94/126, 14-17 -719
NSC 2000 Division: 2
NSC 2000 Rank: 49/105, 16-15 +30
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 96/132, 14-17 -603
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 133/172, 13-17 -478
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 83/87, 10-18 -627
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 56/102, 14-14 -604
WSC 1995 Rank: 42
Round by Round

High score: 562
Average for: 408
Average against: 382

Round 1

[photo of Glenda Short]

Avrin played #111 Glenda Short (Oklahoma City, OK) and won 436 to 335 (a spread of 101).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 1-0, +101.

Round 2

[photo of Michael Eldeiry]

Avrin played #36 Michael Eldeiry (Davie, FL) and won 562 to 342 (a spread of 220).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 2-0, +321.

Round 3

[photo of Siri Tillekeratne]

Avrin played #128 Siri Tillekeratne (Calgary AB) and won 440 to 305 (a spread of 135).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 3-0, +456.

Round 4

[photo of Kevin Leeds]

Avrin played #77 Kevin Leeds (Austin, TX) and won 470 to 376 (a spread of 94).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 4-0, +550.

Round 5

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Avrin played #115 Charles Smith (Durham, NC) and lost 413 to 436 (a spread of -23).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 4-1, +527.

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

Round 6

[photo of Joel Horn]

Avrin played #62 Joel Horn (Reading, MA) and won 434 to 417 (a spread of 17).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 5-1, +544.

Round 7

[photo of Roy Kamen]

Avrin played #69 Roy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 418 to 472 (a spread of -54).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 5-2, +490.

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

Round 8

[photo of Alex Fiszbein]

Avrin played #44 Alex Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and lost 374 to 451 (a spread of -77).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 5-3, +413.

Round 9

[photo of John Stardom]

Avrin played #119 John Stardom (Ottawa ON) and lost 369 to 377 (a spread of -8).

Current ranking: #36.

Current record: 5-4, +405.

Round 10

[photo of Diane Firstman]

Avrin played #41 Diane Firstman (Forest Hills, NY) and won 385 to 333 (a spread of 52).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 6-4, +457.

Round 11

[photo of Chris Patrick Morgan]

Avrin played #93 Chris Patrick Morgan (San Francisco, CA) and lost 373 to 486 (a spread of -113).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 6-5, +344.

Round 12

[photo of Harriette Lakernick]

Avrin played #74 Harriette Lakernick (Chicago, IL) and won 376 to 315 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 7-5, +405.

Round 13

[photo of Kevin Rickhoff]

Avrin played #105 Kevin Rickhoff (Saugus, CA) and lost 301 to 441 (a spread of -140).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 7-6, +265.

Round 14

[photo of Emely Weissman]

Avrin played #134 Emely Weissman (Menlo Park, CA) and won 439 to 349 (a spread of 90).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 8-6, +355.

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

Round 15

[photo of Jeff Martin]

Avrin played #85 Jeff Martin (Albuquerque, NM) and won 419 to 380 (a spread of 39).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 9-6, +394.

Round 16

[photo of Mason Shambach]

Avrin played #110 Mason Shambach (Battle Creek, MI) and won 507 to 361 (a spread of 146).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 10-6, +540.

Round 17

[photo of R. Jason Sommer]

Avrin played #117 R Jason Sommer (Solvang, CA) and won 484 to 339 (a spread of 145).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 11-6, +685.

Round 18

[photo of Joe Bihlmeyer]

Avrin played #11 Joe Bihlmeyer (Durham, CT) and lost 371 to 427 (a spread of -56).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 11-7, +629.

Round 19

[photo of David Whitley]

Avrin played #135 David Whitley (Monrovia, CA) and lost 273 to 495 (a spread of -222).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 11-8, +407.

Round 20

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Avrin played #38 Bob Enszer (Saginaw, MI) and won 449 to 300 (a spread of 149).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 12-8, +556.

Round 21

[photo of Robert Gillis]

Avrin played #48 Robert Gillis (Owens X Roads, AL) and won 427 to 232 (a spread of 195).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 13-8, +751.

Round 22

[photo of Glenn Dunlop]

Avrin played #31 Glenn Dunlop (Brantford ON) and lost 341 to 465 (a spread of -124).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 13-9, +627.

Round 23

[photo of Bradley Whitmarsh]

Avrin played #136 Bradley Whitmarsh (Attleboro, MA) and lost 387 to 462 (a spread of -75).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 13-10, +552.

Round 24

[photo of Mohamed Alim]

Avrin played #4 Mohamed Alim (Guyana) and won 416 to 342 (a spread of 74).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 14-10, +626.

Round 25

[photo of Andrew Solomon]

Avrin played #116 Andrew Solomon (Barrington, IL) and lost 344 to 453 (a spread of -109).

Current ranking: #36.

Current record: 14-11, +517.

Round 26

[photo of Andy Bohnsack]

Avrin played #13 Andy Bohnsack (Madison, WI) and lost 369 to 389 (a spread of -20).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 14-12, +497.

Round 27

[photo of Kay Patterson]

Avrin played #99 Kay Patterson (Columbia, MD) and won 369 to 278 (a spread of 91).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 15-12, +588.

Round 28

[photo of Mohamed Alim]

Avrin played #4 Mohamed Alim (Guyana) again and won 473 to 334 (a spread of 139).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 16-12, +727.


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