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NSC 2008: Richard Popper [#101]

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On this page, you will find information about Richard Popper, 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 12-16, -393, and is ranked #104 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 Richard Popper]

Given name(s): Richard
Surname(s): Popper
Home: Wilmington, DE, United States
Awards: First Division C, Stamford, May 2004
Hobbies: Bridge
Occupation: Attorney
NSC 2004 Division: 3
NSC 2004 Rank: 118/169, 13-17 +94
NSC 2005 Division: 3
NSC 2005 Rank: 41/134, 15-13 +904
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 30/102, 16-12 -408
Round by Round

High score: 496
Average for: 374
Average against: 388

Round 1

[photo of Roger Cullman]

Popper played #26 Roger Cullman (Toronto ON) and won 496 to 271 (a spread of 225).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 1-0, +225.

Round 2

[photo of Lila Crotty]

Popper played #25 Lila Crotty (Metairie, LA) and lost 390 to 398 (a spread of -8).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 1-1, +217.

Round 3

[photo of Tim Michaels]

Popper played #89 Tim Michaels (Knoxville, TN) and lost 393 to 398 (a spread of -5).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 1-2, +212.

Round 4

[photo of John Karris]

Popper played #70 John Karris (San Jose, CA) and won 392 to 334 (a spread of 58).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 2-2, +270.

Round 5

[photo of David J Engelhardt]

Popper played #37 David Engelhardt (Baltimore, MD) and won 395 to 292 (a spread of 103).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 3-2, +373.

Round 6

[photo of Lawren Freebody]

Popper played #46 Lawren Freebody (Hawthorne, CA) and lost 396 to 460 (a spread of -64).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 3-3, +309.

Round 7

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Popper played #76 Curtis Lee (Jacksonville, FL) and won 441 to 343 (a spread of 98).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 4-3, +407.

Round 8

[photo of Siri Tillekeratne]

Popper played #128 Siri Tillekeratne (Calgary AB) and lost 288 to 426 (a spread of -138).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 4-4, +269.

Round 9

[photo of Kevin Rickhoff]

Popper played #105 Kevin Rickhoff (Saugus, CA) and lost 370 to 376 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 4-5, +263.

Round 10

[photo of Sam Hollington]

Popper played #61 Sam Hollington (St. Catharines ON) and lost 348 to 364 (a spread of -16).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 4-6, +247.

Round 11

[photo of David Hermanson]

Popper played #60 David Hermanson (Temple City, CA) and won 432 to 396 (a spread of 36).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 5-6, +283.

Round 12

[photo of Jeffrey Parsons]

Popper played #97 Jeff Parsons (Logy Bay NL) and won 415 to 349 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 6-6, +349.

Round 13

[photo of Thomas Conrad]

Popper played #22 Thomas Conrad (Rio Rancho, NM) and won 433 to 374 (a spread of 59).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 7-6, +408.

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

Round 14

[photo of Andrew Solomon]

Popper played #116 Andrew Solomon (Barrington, IL) and lost 360 to 451 (a spread of -91).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 7-7, +317.

Round 15

[photo of Jeff Clark]

Popper played #19 Jeff Clark (Linden, MI) and lost 284 to 381 (a spread of -97).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 7-8, +220.

Round 16

[photo of Brett Haughney]

Popper played #55 Brett Haughney (Chicago, IL) and lost 358 to 453 (a spread of -95).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 7-9, +125.

Round 17

[photo of James Henderson]

Popper played #59 James Henderson (Somes Bar, CA) and lost 305 to 402 (a spread of -97).

Current ranking: #95.

Current record: 7-10, +28.

Round 18

[photo of Eric Kinderman]

Popper played #72 Eric Kinderman (Burlington, VT) and won 422 to 388 (a spread of 34).

Current ranking: #88.

Current record: 8-10, +62.

Round 19

[photo of Betty Cornelison]

Popper played #23 Betty Cornelison (Portland, OR) and won 411 to 406 (a spread of 5).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 9-10, +67.

Round 20

[photo of Marc Levesque]

Popper played #79 Marc Levesque (Victoria BC) and lost 314 to 411 (a spread of -97).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 9-11, -30.

Round 21

[photo of Robert Felman]

Popper played #39 Robert Felman (Nokomis, FL) and lost 260 to 422 (a spread of -162).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 9-12, -192.

Round 22

[photo of Ruth Hamilton]

Popper played #53 Ruth Hamilton (Lake Oswego, OR) and lost 361 to 367 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #104.

Current record: 9-13, -198.

Round 23

[photo of Benjamin Bloom]

Popper played #12 Benjamin Bloom (Miami, FL) and lost 343 to 396 (a spread of -53).

Current ranking: #112.

Current record: 9-14, -251.

Round 24

[photo of Carol Dustin]

Popper played #33 Carol Dustin (Minneapolis, MN) and won 437 to 431 (a spread of 6).

Current ranking: #107.

Current record: 10-14, -245.

Round 25

[photo of David Johnson]

Popper played #68 David Johnson (Decatur, IL) and won 368 to 343 (a spread of 25).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 11-14, -220.

Round 26

[photo of Jeff Martin]

Popper played #85 Jeff Martin (Albuquerque, NM) and won 398 to 380 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #88.

Current record: 12-14, -202.

Round 27

[photo of Jack Eichenbaum]

Popper played #35 Jack Eichenbaum (Flushing, NY) and lost 327 to 491 (a spread of -164).

Current ranking: #99.

Current record: 12-15, -366.

Round 28

[photo of Karen Fishman]

Popper played #43 Karen Fishman (Stamford, CT) and lost 343 to 370 (a spread of -27).

Current ranking: #104.

Current record: 12-16, -393.


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