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NSC 2008: Roy Kamen [#69]

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On this page, you will find information about Roy Kamen, 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 19-9, +919, and is ranked #5 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 Roy Kamen]

Given name(s): Roy
Surname(s): Kamen
Home: Covina, CA, United States
Awards: Finished writing my 50,000+ flashcards this year!
Hobbies: Chess, Sudoku, Classic Rock Trivia
Occupation: Shuttle Driver To Disneyland
NSC 1996 Division: 2
NSC 1996 Rank: 54/106, 13.5-13.5 -30
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 114/126, 12-19 -530
NSC 2000 Division: 2
NSC 2000 Rank: 38/105, 17-14 -249
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 66/132, 16-15 -451
NSC 2004 Division: 2
NSC 2004 Rank: 33/139, 17-13 +466
NSC 2005 Division: 2
NSC 2005 Rank: 14/108, 17-11 +671
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 10/102, 18-10 +187
Round by Round

High score: 552
Average for: 410
Average against: 377

Round 1

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Kamen played #125 Dennis Taylor (Lighthouse Point, FL) and lost 345 to 434 (a spread of -89).

Current ranking: #116.

Current record: 0-1, -89.

Round 2

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Kamen played #118 Florence Spanfelner (Aston, PA) and won 525 to 326 (a spread of 199).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 1-1, +110.

Round 3

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Kamen played #2 David Abolafia (Sarasota, FL) and won 407 to 362 (a spread of 45).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 2-1, +155.

Round 4

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Kamen played #94 Judy Newhouse (Houston, TX) and won 531 to 320 (a spread of 211).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 3-1, +366.

Round 5

[photo of Tim Michaels]

Kamen played #89 Tim Michaels (Knoxville, TN) and won 423 to 358 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 4-1, +431.

Round 6

[photo of Eric Kinderman]

Kamen played #72 Eric Kinderman (Burlington, VT) and lost 384 to 394 (a spread of -10).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 4-2, +421.

Round 7

[photo of Paul Avrin]

Kamen played #7 Paul Avrin (New York, NY) and won 472 to 418 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 5-2, +475.

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

Round 8

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Kamen played #62 Joel Horn (Reading, MA) and won 401 to 349 (a spread of 52).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 6-2, +527.

Kamen is mentioned in this round’s commentary (2 hits).

Round 9

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Kamen played #66 Win Inthara (Orlando, FL) and lost 306 to 466 (a spread of -160).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 6-3, +367.

Round 10

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Kamen played #67 Paul Izikoff (Miami, FL) and lost 348 to 424 (a spread of -76).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 6-4, +291.

Round 11

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Kamen played #76 Curtis Lee (Jacksonville, FL) and lost 351 to 436 (a spread of -85).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 6-5, +206.

Round 12

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Kamen played #107 Laura Scheimberg (Littleton, CO) and lost 349 to 406 (a spread of -57).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 6-6, +149.

Round 13

[photo of James Henderson]

Kamen played #59 James Henderson (Somes Bar, CA) and won 384 to 299 (a spread of 85).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 7-6, +234.

Round 14

[photo of Heather McCall]

Kamen played #87 Heather McCall (Toronto ON) and won 432 to 409 (a spread of 23).

Current ranking: #36.

Current record: 8-6, +257.

Round 15

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Kamen played #110 Mason Shambach (Battle Creek, MI) and lost 286 to 461 (a spread of -175).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 8-7, +82.

Round 16

[photo of Jeff Martin]

Kamen played #85 Jeff Martin (Albuquerque, NM) and won 374 to 339 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 9-7, +117.

Round 17

[photo of Karen Fishman]

Kamen played #43 Karen Fishman (Stamford, CT) and won 535 to 289 (a spread of 246).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 10-7, +363.

Round 18

[photo of Verna M Richards Berg]

Kamen played #10 Verna Berg Richards (Manhattan, NY) and won 415 to 301 (a spread of 114).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 11-7, +477.

Round 19

[photo of Ben Harrison]

Kamen played #54 Ben Harrison (Cambridge, MA) and won 394 to 382 (a spread of 12).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 12-7, +489.

Round 20

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Kamen played #49 Stuart Goldman (San Francisco, CA) and won 335 to 333 (a spread of 2).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 13-7, +491.

Round 21

[photo of Lisa Slankard]

Kamen played #114 Lisa Slankard (Chicago, IL) and won 552 to 406 (a spread of 146).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 14-7, +637.

Round 22

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Kamen played #45 Jeff Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 469 to 368 (a spread of 101).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 15-7, +738.

Round 23

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Kamen played #119 John Stardom (Ottawa ON) and lost 400 to 420 (a spread of -20).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 15-8, +718.

Round 24

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Kamen played #15 Shannon Burns (Airdrie AB) and lost 323 to 458 (a spread of -135).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 15-9, +583.

Round 25

[photo of Alex Fiszbein]

Kamen played #44 Alex Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 410 to 368 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 16-9, +625.

Round 26

[photo of Jason Ubeika]

Kamen played #130 Jason Ubeika (Mississauga ON) and won 499 to 406 (a spread of 93).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 17-9, +718.

Round 27

[photo of Alan Stern]

Kamen played #120 Alan Stern (Shadow Hills, CA) and won 430 to 285 (a spread of 145).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 18-9, +863.

Round 28

[photo of Jason Brooks]

Kamen played #14 Jason D Brooks (Lindenhurst, IL) and won 408 to 352 (a spread of 56).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 19-9, +919.


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