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NSC 2008: Benjamin Bloom [#12]

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On this page, you will find information about Benjamin Bloom, 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, -427, and is ranked #91 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 Benjamin Bloom]

Given name(s): Benjamin
Surname(s): Bloom
Home: Miami, FL, United States
Awards: Scrabble By The Sea (Israel) Champion Oct. 2004, Winner Div 2 Kissimee, FL Dec. 2004
Hobbies: watching paint dry
Occupation: Obedient Husband
NSC 2002 Division: 2
NSC 2002 Rank: 78/103, 13.5-17.5 -504
NSC 2004 Division: 2
NSC 2004 Rank: 100/139, 14-16 -798
NSC 2005 Division: 3
NSC 2005 Rank: 83/134, 13-15 -48
USSO 2006 Division: 3
USSO 2006 Rank: 24/129, 16.5-11.5 -628
Round by Round

High score: 491
Average for: 380
Average against: 395

Round 1

[photo of Mary A. Lyons]

Bloom played #83 Mary A Lyons (Coatesville, PA) and lost 405 to 463 (a spread of -58).

Current ranking: #104.

Current record: 0-1, -58.

Round 2

[photo of Kevin Leeds]

Bloom played #77 Kevin Leeds (Austin, TX) and lost 254 to 433 (a spread of -179).

Current ranking: #128.

Current record: 0-2, -237.

Round 3

[photo of Chris Patrick Morgan]

Bloom played #93 Chris Patrick Morgan (San Francisco, CA) and won 411 to 400 (a spread of 11).

Current ranking: #108.

Current record: 1-2, -226.

Round 4

[photo of Connie Creed]

Bloom played #24 Connie Creed (Philadelphia, PA) and won 491 to 321 (a spread of 170).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 2-2, -56.

Round 5

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Bloom played #118 Florence Spanfelner (Aston, PA) and won 410 to 397 (a spread of 13).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 3-2, -43.

Round 6

[photo of Jeff Clark]

Bloom played #19 Jeff Clark (Linden, MI) and lost 260 to 469 (a spread of -209).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 3-3, -252.

Round 7

[photo of Tim Michaels]

Bloom played #89 Tim Michaels (Knoxville, TN) and won 414 to 355 (a spread of 59).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 4-3, -193.

Round 8

[photo of Diane Firstman]

Bloom played #41 Diane Firstman (Forest Hills, NY) and lost 401 to 429 (a spread of -28).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 4-4, -221.

Round 9

[photo of Marc Levesque]

Bloom played #79 Marc Levesque (Victoria BC) and won 431 to 365 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 5-4, -155.

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

Round 10

[photo of Jeff Fiszbein]

Bloom played #45 Jeff Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and lost 332 to 432 (a spread of -100).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 5-5, -255.

Round 11

[photo of Verna M Richards Berg]

Bloom played #10 Verna Berg Richards (Manhattan, NY) and lost 313 to 412 (a spread of -99).

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 5-6, -354.

Round 12

[photo of David Abolafia]

Bloom played #2 David Abolafia (Sarasota, FL) and lost 353 to 393 (a spread of -40).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 5-7, -394.

Round 13

[photo of Brett Haughney]

Bloom played #55 Brett Haughney (Chicago, IL) and lost 378 to 510 (a spread of -132).

Current ranking: #112.

Current record: 5-8, -526.

Round 14

[photo of Susi Tiekert]

Bloom played #127 Susi Tiekert (Melbourne, FL) and lost 371 to 377 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #118.

Current record: 5-9, -532.

Round 15

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Bloom played #129 Christiane Tran (Santa Cruz, CA) and won 391 to 385 (a spread of 6).

Current ranking: #108.

Current record: 6-9, -526.

Round 16

[photo of Stan Miranda]

Bloom played #92 Stan Miranda (Albuquerque, NM) and lost 386 to 419 (a spread of -33).

Current ranking: #115.

Current record: 6-10, -559.

Round 17

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Bloom played #65 Amnon Igra (Sacramento, CA) and lost 315 to 498 (a spread of -183).

Current ranking: #118.

Current record: 6-11, -742.

Round 18

[photo of Cynthia Pughsley]

Bloom played #102 Cynthia Pughsley (Oakland, CA) and won 381 to 290 (a spread of 91).

Current ranking: #112.

Current record: 7-11, -651.

Round 19

[photo of Matthew Silver]

Bloom played #112 Matthew Silver (Westport, CT) and lost 320 to 382 (a spread of -62).

Current ranking: #118.

Current record: 7-12, -713.

Round 20

[photo of Daniel Milton]

Bloom played #90 Daniel Milton (Vienna, VA) and won 459 to 331 (a spread of 128).

Current ranking: #115.

Current record: 8-12, -585.

Round 21

[photo of Judy Newhouse]

Bloom played #94 Judy Newhouse (Houston, TX) and won 424 to 347 (a spread of 77).

Current ranking: #105.

Current record: 9-12, -508.

Round 22

[photo of Glenda Short]

Bloom played #111 Glenda Short (Oklahoma City, OK) and won 414 to 373 (a spread of 41).

Current ranking: #95.

Current record: 10-12, -467.

Round 23

[photo of Richard Popper]

Bloom played #101 Richard Popper (Wilmington, DE) and won 396 to 343 (a spread of 53).

Current ranking: #82.

Current record: 11-12, -414.

Round 24

[photo of Cathy O'Sickey]

Bloom played #96 Cathy Osickey (Gainesville, FL) and lost 358 to 367 (a spread of -9).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 11-13, -423.

Round 25

[photo of Lawren Freebody]

Bloom played #46 Lawren Freebody (Hawthorne, CA) and lost 326 to 405 (a spread of -79).

Current ranking: #99.

Current record: 11-14, -502.

Round 26

[photo of Robert Felman]

Bloom played #39 Robert Felman (Nokomis, FL) and won 448 to 342 (a spread of 106).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 12-14, -396.

Round 27

[photo of Elspeth Abbate]

Bloom played #1 Elspeth Abbate (Venice, FL) and won 436 to 374 (a spread of 62).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 13-14, -334.

Round 28

[photo of Michael Eldeiry]

Bloom played #36 Michael Eldeiry (Davie, FL) and lost 350 to 443 (a spread of -93).

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 13-15, -427.


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