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NSC 2008: Joel Horn [#62]

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On this page, you will find information about Joel Horn, 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, +694, and is ranked #18 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 Joel Horn]

Given name(s): Joel
Surname(s): Horn
Home: Reading, MA, United States
Awards: won Albany, 2001; 2004-10 Lake George, NY
Hobbies: Sports, Mah Jongg
Occupation: Software Engineer
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 155/176, 11-16 -1359
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 88/176, 13.5-13.5 -282
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 119/126, 11-20 -504
NSC 2000 Division: 2
NSC 2000 Rank: 83/105, 13-18 +231
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 44/103, 16-15 +125
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 98/172, 14.5-15.5 -545
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 61/102, 13-15 +43
Round by Round

High score: 490
Average for: 394
Average against: 369

Round 1

[photo of Connie Creed]

Horn played #24 Connie Creed (Philadelphia, PA) and won 394 to 361 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 1-0, +33.

Round 2

[photo of David Hermanson]

Horn played #60 David Hermanson (Temple City, CA) and won 465 to 297 (a spread of 168).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 2-0, +201.

Round 3

[photo of R. Jason Sommer]

Horn played #117 R Jason Sommer (Solvang, CA) and won 441 to 316 (a spread of 125).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 3-0, +326.

Round 4

[photo of Jason Ubeika]

Horn played #130 Jason Ubeika (Mississauga ON) and won 456 to 296 (a spread of 160).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 4-0, +486.

Round 5

[photo of Daniel Goodwin]

Horn played #50 Daniel Goodwin (Seattle, WA) and won 369 to 343 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 5-0, +512.

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

Round 6

[photo of Paul Avrin]

Horn played #7 Paul Avrin (New York, NY) and lost 417 to 434 (a spread of -17).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 5-1, +495.

Round 7

[photo of Paul Izikoff]

Horn played #67 Paul Izikoff (Miami, FL) and won 417 to 363 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 6-1, +549.

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

Round 8

[photo of Roy Kamen]

Horn played #69 Roy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 349 to 401 (a spread of -52).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 6-2, +497.

Round 9

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Horn played #115 Charles Smith (Durham, NC) and won 471 to 361 (a spread of 110).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 7-2, +607.

Round 10

[photo of Matthew Ridout]

Horn played #106 Matthew Ridout (Lexington, KY) and lost 349 to 408 (a spread of -59).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 7-3, +548.

Round 11

[photo of Andy Bohnsack]

Horn played #13 Andy Bohnsack (Madison, WI) and lost 380 to 390 (a spread of -10).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 7-4, +538.

Round 12

[photo of Eric Kinderman]

Horn played #72 Eric Kinderman (Burlington, VT) and won 356 to 321 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 8-4, +573.

Round 13

[photo of Evans Clinchy]

Horn played #20 Evans Clinchy (Boston, MA) and lost 342 to 484 (a spread of -142).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 8-5, +431.

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

Round 14

[photo of Lawren Freebody]

Horn played #46 Lawren Freebody (Hawthorne, CA) and won 352 to 323 (a spread of 29).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 9-5, +460.

Round 15

[photo of David Weiss]

Horn played #132 David Weiss (Billings, MT) and lost 327 to 485 (a spread of -158).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 9-6, +302.

Round 16

[photo of David Whitley]

Horn played #135 David Whitley (Monrovia, CA) and won 413 to 342 (a spread of 71).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 10-6, +373.

Round 17

[photo of Timothy Anglin]

Horn played #5 Tim Anglin (Toronto ON) and won 410 to 370 (a spread of 40).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 11-6, +413.

Round 18

[photo of Ben Harrison]

Horn played #54 Ben Harrison (Cambridge, MA) and won 397 to 317 (a spread of 80).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 12-6, +493.

Round 19

[photo of John Stardom]

Horn played #119 John Stardom (Ottawa ON) and lost 291 to 546 (a spread of -255).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 12-7, +238.

Round 20

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Horn played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) and lost 361 to 420 (a spread of -59).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 12-8, +179.

Round 21

[photo of David Abolafia]

Horn played #2 David Abolafia (Sarasota, FL) and won 490 to 301 (a spread of 189).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 13-8, +368.

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

Round 22

[photo of Judith A. Levitt]

Horn played #80 Judy Levitt (Los Angeles, CA) and won 420 to 343 (a spread of 77).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 14-8, +445.

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

Round 23

[photo of Andrew Friedrich]

Horn played #47 Andrew Friedrich (Aurora, CO) and won 392 to 289 (a spread of 103).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 15-8, +548.

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

Round 24

[photo of Glenn Dunlop]

Horn played #31 Glenn Dunlop (Brantford ON) and lost 406 to 471 (a spread of -65).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 15-9, +483.

Round 25

[photo of Alan Stern]

Horn played #120 Alan Stern (Shadow Hills, CA) and lost 362 to 396 (a spread of -34).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 15-10, +449.

Round 26

[photo of Verna M Richards Berg]

Horn played #10 Verna Berg Richards (Manhattan, NY) and won 488 to 204 (a spread of 284).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 16-10, +733.

Round 27

[photo of Win Inthara]

Horn played #66 Win Inthara (Orlando, FL) and won 365 to 254 (a spread of 111).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 17-10, +844.

Round 28

[photo of Bradley Whitmarsh]

Horn played #136 Bradley Whitmarsh (Attleboro, MA) and lost 347 to 497 (a spread of -150).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 17-11, +694.


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