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NSC 2008: Matthew Ridout [#106]

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On this page, you will find information about Matthew Ridout, 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 11-17, -177, and is ranked #114 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 Matthew Ridout]

Given name(s): Matthew
Surname(s): Ridout
Home: Lexington, KY, United States
Occupation: Computer Support Agent
NSC 2005 Division: 5
NSC 2005 Rank: 19/93, 16.5-11.5 +21
Round by Round

High score: 494
Average for: 377
Average against: 383

Round 1

[photo of Andrew Friedrich]

Ridout played #47 Andrew Friedrich (Aurora, CO) and lost 383 to 432 (a spread of -49).

Current ranking: #100.

Current record: 0-1, -49.

Round 2

[photo of Stuart D Goldman]

Ridout played #49 Stuart Goldman (San Francisco, CA) and won 440 to 250 (a spread of 190).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 1-1, +141.

Round 3

[photo of Judy Newhouse]

Ridout played #94 Judy Newhouse (Houston, TX) and won 405 to 331 (a spread of 74).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 2-1, +215.

Round 4

[photo of Yukiko Loritz]

Ridout played #82 Yukiko Loritz (Anaheim, CA) and won 428 to 314 (a spread of 114).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 3-1, +329.

Round 5

[photo of Martin Weisskopf]

Ridout played #133 Martin Weisskopf (Huntsville, AL) and won 448 to 323 (a spread of 125).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 4-1, +454.

Round 6

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Ridout played #76 Curtis Lee (Jacksonville, FL) and won 455 to 357 (a spread of 98).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 5-1, +552.

Round 7

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Ridout played #125 Dennis Taylor (Lighthouse Point, FL) and won 392 to 385 (a spread of 7).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 6-1, +559.

Round 8

[photo of John Stardom]

Ridout played #119 John Stardom (Ottawa ON) and lost 274 to 371 (a spread of -97).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 6-2, +462.

Round 9

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Ridout played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) and lost 373 to 433 (a spread of -60).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 6-3, +402.

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

Round 10

[photo of Joel Horn]

Ridout played #62 Joel Horn (Reading, MA) and won 408 to 349 (a spread of 59).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 7-3, +461.

Round 11

[photo of Jason Ubeika]

Ridout played #130 Jason Ubeika (Mississauga ON) and lost 361 to 369 (a spread of -8).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 7-4, +453.

Round 12

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Ridout played #115 Charles Smith (Durham, NC) and lost 286 to 481 (a spread of -195).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 7-5, +258.

Round 13

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Ridout played #134 Emely Weissman (Menlo Park, CA) and lost 346 to 391 (a spread of -45).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 7-6, +213.

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

Round 14

[photo of David Whitley]

Ridout played #135 David Whitley (Monrovia, CA) and lost 383 to 441 (a spread of -58).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 7-7, +155.

Round 15

[photo of Diane Firstman]

Ridout played #41 Diane Firstman (Forest Hills, NY) and won 494 to 334 (a spread of 160).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 8-7, +315.

Round 16

[photo of Siri Tillekeratne]

Ridout played #128 Siri Tillekeratne (Calgary AB) and lost 336 to 353 (a spread of -17).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 8-8, +298.

Round 17

[photo of Ryan Fischer]

Ridout played #42 Ryan Fischer (Charlotte, NC) and lost 415 to 457 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 8-9, +256.

Round 18

[photo of Alan Stern]

Ridout played #120 Alan Stern (Shadow Hills, CA) and lost 350 to 388 (a spread of -38).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 8-10, +218.

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

Round 19

[photo of David Hermanson]

Ridout played #60 David Hermanson (Temple City, CA) and lost 369 to 395 (a spread of -26).

Current ranking: #95.

Current record: 8-11, +192.

Round 20

[photo of Joey Krafchick]

Ridout played #73 Joey Krafchick (Roswell, GA) and lost 318 to 404 (a spread of -86).

Current ranking: #102.

Current record: 8-12, +106.

Round 21

[photo of Daniel Milton]

Ridout played #90 Daniel Milton (Vienna, VA) and won 416 to 397 (a spread of 19).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 9-12, +125.

Round 22

[photo of Arun Methaset]

Ridout played #88 Arun Methaset (Thailand) and lost 326 to 403 (a spread of -77).

Current ranking: #101.

Current record: 9-13, +48.

Round 23

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Ridout played #118 Florence Spanfelner (Aston, PA) and lost 384 to 391 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #108.

Current record: 9-14, +41.

Round 24

[photo of Harriette Lakernick]

Ridout played #74 Harriette Lakernick (Chicago, IL) and won 440 to 439 (a spread of 1).

Current ranking: #101.

Current record: 10-14, +42.

Round 25

[photo of Mary A. Lyons]

Ridout played #83 Mary A Lyons (Coatesville, PA) and lost 333 to 385 (a spread of -52).

Current ranking: #108.

Current record: 10-15, -10.

Round 26

[photo of David Johnson]

Ridout played #68 David Johnson (Decatur, IL) and lost 273 to 426 (a spread of -153).

Current ranking: #116.

Current record: 10-16, -163.

Round 27

[photo of Tim Wilkinson]

Ridout played #137 Tim Wilkinson (Marlborough, MA) and lost 355 to 381 (a spread of -26).

Current ranking: #120.

Current record: 10-17, -189.

Round 28

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Ridout played #118 Florence Spanfelner (Aston, PA) again and won 365 to 353 (a spread of 12).

Current ranking: #114.

Current record: 11-17, -177.


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