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NSC 2008: Mason Shambach [#110]

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On this page, you will find information about Mason Shambach, 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 15-13, -382, and is ranked #53 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 Mason Shambach]

Given name(s): Mason
Surname(s): Shambach
Home: Battle Creek, MI, United States
Awards: Alaska Cruise Scrabble Tournament champion
Hobbies: Swimming
Occupation: Presbyterian Minister
NSC 2000 Division: 4
NSC 2000 Rank: 16/118, 19-12 +216
NSC 2002 Division: 2
NSC 2002 Rank: 61/103, 15-16 -509
NSC 2004 Division: 2
NSC 2004 Rank: 74/139, 15-15 -379
NSC 2005 Division: 2
NSC 2005 Rank: 88/108, 12-16 -839
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 67/102, 13-15 -570
Round by Round

High score: 491
Average for: 378
Average against: 392

Round 1

[photo of Timothy Anglin]

Shambach played #5 Tim Anglin (Toronto ON) and lost 390 to 461 (a spread of -71).

Current ranking: #113.

Current record: 0-1, -71.

Round 2

[photo of Ann Mirabito]

Shambach played #91 Ann Mirabito (Lakeside Village, TX) and won 414 to 332 (a spread of 82).

Current ranking: #62.

Current record: 1-1, +11.

Round 3

[photo of Laura Scheimberg]

Shambach played #107 Laura Scheimberg (Littleton, CO) and won 413 to 387 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 2-1, +37.

Round 4

[photo of Anne Hay]

Shambach played #57 Anne Hay (Raleigh, NC) and won 490 to 249 (a spread of 241).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 3-1, +278.

Round 5

[photo of Diane Firstman]

Shambach played #41 Diane Firstman (Forest Hills, NY) and lost 319 to 353 (a spread of -34).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 3-2, +244.

Round 6

[photo of Jeff Fiszbein]

Shambach played #45 Jeff Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 427 to 318 (a spread of 109).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 4-2, +353.

Round 7

[photo of Kay Patterson]

Shambach played #99 Kay Patterson (Columbia, MD) and won 390 to 343 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 5-2, +400.

Round 8

[photo of Jason Ubeika]

Shambach played #130 Jason Ubeika (Mississauga ON) and lost 296 to 422 (a spread of -126).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 5-3, +274.

Round 9

[photo of Kevin Leeds]

Shambach played #77 Kevin Leeds (Austin, TX) and lost 303 to 427 (a spread of -124).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 5-4, +150.

Round 10

[photo of Robert Gillis]

Shambach played #48 Robert Gillis (Owens X Roads, AL) and lost 302 to 361 (a spread of -59).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 5-5, +91.

Round 11

[photo of Wendell Haynes]

Shambach played #58 Wendell Haynes (Loxahatchee, FL) and won 473 to 450 (a spread of 23).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 6-5, +114.

Round 12

[photo of Michael Eldeiry]

Shambach played #36 Michael Eldeiry (Davie, FL) and won 414 to 376 (a spread of 38).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 7-5, +152.

Round 13

[photo of Larry Rand]

Shambach played #103 Larry Rand (Chandler, AZ) and lost 313 to 465 (a spread of -152).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 7-6, +0.

Round 14

[photo of Jeff Clark]

Shambach played #19 Jeff Clark (Linden, MI) and won 383 to 366 (a spread of 17).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 8-6, +17.

Round 15

[photo of Roy Kamen]

Shambach played #69 Roy Kamen (Covina, CA) and won 461 to 286 (a spread of 175).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 9-6, +192.

Round 16

[photo of Paul Avrin]

Shambach played #7 Paul Avrin (New York, NY) and lost 361 to 507 (a spread of -146).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 9-7, +46.

Round 17

[photo of Stuart D Goldman]

Shambach played #49 Stuart Goldman (San Francisco, CA) and won 396 to 393 (a spread of 3).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 10-7, +49.

Round 18

[photo of Brett Haughney]

Shambach played #55 Brett Haughney (Chicago, IL) and lost 321 to 466 (a spread of -145).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 10-8, -96.

Round 19

[photo of Andy Bohnsack]

Shambach played #13 Andy Bohnsack (Madison, WI) and won 442 to 393 (a spread of 49).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 11-8, -47.

Round 20

[photo of Judy Horn]

Shambach played #63 Judy Horn (Reading, MA) and lost 341 to 528 (a spread of -187).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 11-9, -234.

Round 21

[photo of Alan Stern]

Shambach played #120 Alan Stern (Shadow Hills, CA) and lost 339 to 483 (a spread of -144).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 11-10, -378.

Round 22

[photo of Joanne Cohen]

Shambach played #21 Joanne Cohen (Owings Mills, MD) and won 395 to 353 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 12-10, -336.

Round 23

[photo of Joey Krafchick]

Shambach played #73 Joey Krafchick (Roswell, GA) and won 420 to 303 (a spread of 117).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 13-10, -219.

Round 24

[photo of David Abolafia]

Shambach played #2 David Abolafia (Sarasota, FL) and lost 375 to 487 (a spread of -112).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 13-11, -331.

Round 25

[photo of Martin Weisskopf]

Shambach played #133 Martin Weisskopf (Huntsville, AL) and lost 286 to 370 (a spread of -84).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 13-12, -415.

Round 26

[photo of Thavachai Thivavarnvongs]

Shambach played #126 Thavachai Thivavarnvongs (Thailand) and won 405 to 337 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 14-12, -347.

Round 27

[photo of Chris Patrick Morgan]

Shambach played #93 Chris Patrick Morgan (San Francisco, CA) and won 491 to 362 (a spread of 129).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 15-12, -218.

Round 28

[photo of Jean McArthur]

Shambach played #86 Jean McArthur (Austin, TX) and lost 232 to 396 (a spread of -164).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 15-13, -382.


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