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NSC 2008: Jeff Clark [#19]

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On this page, you will find information about Jeff Clark, 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 16.5-11.5, +958, and is ranked #24 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 Jeff Clark]

Given name(s): Jeff
Surname(s): Clark
Home: Linden, MI, United States
Awards: 2005-02 Columbus, OH
Hobbies: backgammon, running, poker, waterskiing
Occupation: Engineer
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 230/302, 9-13 -13
NSC 2000 Division: 2
NSC 2000 Rank: 27/105, 18-13 -429
NSC 2002 Division: 2
NSC 2002 Rank: 53/103, 15.5-15.5 -61
NSC 2004 Division: 2
NSC 2004 Rank: 11/139, 19-11 +1384
NSC 2005 Division: 2
NSC 2005 Rank: 102/108, 10-18 -1100
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 57/102, 14-14 -902
Round by Round

High score: 510
Average for: 398
Average against: 364

Round 1

[photo of Carole Denton]

Clark played #30 Carole Denton (New Carrollton, MD) and lost 404 to 432 (a spread of -28).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 0-1, -28.

Round 2

[photo of Joanne Cohen]

Clark played #21 Joanne Cohen (Owings Mills, MD) and won 374 to 352 (a spread of 22).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 1-1, -6.

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

Round 3

[photo of Kay Patterson]

Clark played #99 Kay Patterson (Columbia, MD) and lost 342 to 352 (a spread of -10).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 1-2, -16.

Round 4

[photo of Thomas Conrad]

Clark played #22 Thomas Conrad (Rio Rancho, NM) and tied at 348.

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 1.5-2.5, -16.

Round 5

[photo of T. C. Houlgate-West]

Clark played #64 T C Houlgate-West (San Luis Obispo, CA) and won 463 to 356 (a spread of 107).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 2.5-2.5, +91.

Round 6

[photo of Benjamin Bloom]

Clark played #12 Benjamin Bloom (Miami, FL) and won 469 to 260 (a spread of 209).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 3.5-2.5, +300.

Round 7

[photo of David J Engelhardt]

Clark played #37 David Engelhardt (Baltimore, MD) and lost 368 to 399 (a spread of -31).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 3.5-3.5, +269.

Round 8

[photo of Terry Kang Rau]

Clark played #104 Terry Kang Rau (New Britain, CT) and lost 351 to 421 (a spread of -70).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 3.5-4.5, +199.

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

Round 9

[photo of Sam Hollington]

Clark played #61 Sam Hollington (St. Catharines ON) and won 432 to 339 (a spread of 93).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 4.5-4.5, +292.

Round 10

[photo of John Karris]

Clark played #70 John Karris (San Jose, CA) and won 479 to 328 (a spread of 151).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 5.5-4.5, +443.

Round 11

[photo of Leesa Berahovich]

Clark played #9 Leesa Berahovich (Berkeley, CA) and won 447 to 428 (a spread of 19).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 6.5-4.5, +462.

Round 12

[photo of Kevin Rickhoff]

Clark played #105 Kevin Rickhoff (Saugus, CA) and lost 354 to 369 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 6.5-5.5, +447.

Round 13

[photo of Jeff Martin]

Clark played #85 Jeff Martin (Albuquerque, NM) and won 450 to 351 (a spread of 99).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 7.5-5.5, +546.

Round 14

[photo of Mason Shambach]

Clark played #110 Mason Shambach (Battle Creek, MI) and lost 366 to 383 (a spread of -17).

Current ranking: #55.

Current record: 7.5-6.5, +529.

Round 15

[photo of Richard Popper]

Clark played #101 Richard Popper (Wilmington, DE) and won 381 to 284 (a spread of 97).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 8.5-6.5, +626.

Round 16

[photo of Karen Fishman]

Clark played #43 Karen Fishman (Stamford, CT) and won 510 to 320 (a spread of 190).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 9.5-6.5, +816.

Round 17

[photo of Andrew Solomon]

Clark played #116 Andrew Solomon (Barrington, IL) and won 426 to 363 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 10.5-6.5, +879.

Round 18

[photo of Kevin Leeds]

Clark played #77 Kevin Leeds (Austin, TX) and won 444 to 354 (a spread of 90).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 11.5-6.5, +969.

Round 19

[photo of Glenn Dunlop]

Clark played #31 Glenn Dunlop (Brantford ON) and won 401 to 376 (a spread of 25).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 12.5-6.5, +994.

Round 20

[photo of Joe Bihlmeyer]

Clark played #11 Joe Bihlmeyer (Durham, CT) and lost 381 to 431 (a spread of -50).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 12.5-7.5, +944.

Round 21

[photo of Shannon Burns]

Clark played #15 Shannon Burns (Airdrie AB) and lost 331 to 373 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 12.5-8.5, +902.

Round 22

[photo of Ben Harrison]

Clark played #54 Ben Harrison (Cambridge, MA) and lost 419 to 424 (a spread of -5).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 12.5-9.5, +897.

Round 23

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Clark played #125 Dennis Taylor (Lighthouse Point, FL) and won 424 to 310 (a spread of 114).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 13.5-9.5, +1011.

Round 24

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Clark played #115 Charles Smith (Durham, NC) and won 394 to 323 (a spread of 71).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 14.5-9.5, +1082.

Round 25

[photo of Paul Izikoff]

Clark played #67 Paul Izikoff (Miami, FL) and won 367 to 332 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 15.5-9.5, +1117.

Round 26

[photo of Win Inthara]

Clark played #66 Win Inthara (Orlando, FL) and lost 355 to 433 (a spread of -78).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 15.5-10.5, +1039.

Round 27

[photo of Daniel Stock]

Clark played #122 Daniel Stock (Rocky River, OH) and lost 269 to 427 (a spread of -158).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 15.5-11.5, +881.

Round 28

[photo of Leesa Berahovich]

Clark played #9 Leesa Berahovich (Berkeley, CA) again and won 405 to 328 (a spread of 77).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 16.5-11.5, +958.


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