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NSC 2008: John Stardom [#119]

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On this page, you will find information about John Stardom, 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 21-7, +1787, and is ranked #2 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 John Stardom]

Given name(s): John
Surname(s): Stardom
Home: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Awards: 2nd place, Div 4 2004 USSO, New Orleans
Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Euro strategy board games, Making fool of self
Occupation: Survey Methodologist
NSC 2004 Division: 4
NSC 2004 Rank: 2/150, 22-8 +856
USSO 2006 Division: 3
USSO 2006 Rank: 36/129, 15.5-12.5 +984
Round by Round

High score: 563
Average for: 424
Average against: 360

Round 1

[photo of Tim Wilkinson]

Stardom played #137 Tim Wilkinson (Marlborough, MA) and won 399 to 339 (a spread of 60).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 1-0, +60.

Round 2

[photo of Terry Kang Rau]

Stardom played #104 Terry Kang Rau (New Britain, CT) and won 461 to 366 (a spread of 95).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 2-0, +155.

Round 3

[photo of Tony Claitor]

Stardom played #18 Tony Claitor (Orlando, FL) and lost 406 to 492 (a spread of -86).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 2-1, +69.

Round 4

[photo of Larry Rand]

Stardom played #103 Larry Rand (Chandler, AZ) and won 500 to 276 (a spread of 224).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 3-1, +293.

Round 5

[photo of Jean McArthur]

Stardom played #86 Jean McArthur (Austin, TX) and won 563 to 231 (a spread of 332).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 4-1, +625.

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

Round 6

[photo of Martin Weisskopf]

Stardom played #133 Martin Weisskopf (Huntsville, AL) and won 390 to 341 (a spread of 49).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 5-1, +674.

Round 7

[photo of Alex Fiszbein]

Stardom played #44 Alex Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and lost 415 to 476 (a spread of -61).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 5-2, +613.

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

Round 8

[photo of Matthew Ridout]

Stardom played #106 Matthew Ridout (Lexington, KY) and won 371 to 274 (a spread of 97).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 6-2, +710.

Round 9

[photo of Paul Avrin]

Stardom played #7 Paul Avrin (New York, NY) and won 377 to 369 (a spread of 8).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 7-2, +718.

Round 10

[photo of Win Inthara]

Stardom played #66 Win Inthara (Orlando, FL) and lost 297 to 422 (a spread of -125).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 7-3, +593.

Round 11

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Stardom played #115 Charles Smith (Durham, NC) and won 428 to 272 (a spread of 156).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 8-3, +749.

Round 12

[photo of Paul Izikoff]

Stardom played #67 Paul Izikoff (Miami, FL) and won 395 to 321 (a spread of 74).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 9-3, +823.

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

Round 13

[photo of Kevin Leeds]

Stardom played #77 Kevin Leeds (Austin, TX) and won 397 to 364 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 10-3, +856.

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

Round 14

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Stardom played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) and lost 345 to 470 (a spread of -125).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 10-4, +731.

Round 15

[photo of Andy Bohnsack]

Stardom played #13 Andy Bohnsack (Madison, WI) and won 362 to 355 (a spread of 7).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 11-4, +738.

Round 16

[photo of Joe Bihlmeyer]

Stardom played #11 Joe Bihlmeyer (Durham, CT) and won 433 to 356 (a spread of 77).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 12-4, +815.

Round 17

[photo of Shannon Burns]

Stardom played #15 Shannon Burns (Airdrie AB) and won 518 to 336 (a spread of 182).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 13-4, +997.

Round 18

[photo of Judith A. Levitt]

Stardom played #80 Judy Levitt (Los Angeles, CA) and won 456 to 350 (a spread of 106).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 14-4, +1103.

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

Round 19

[photo of Joel Horn]

Stardom played #62 Joel Horn (Reading, MA) and won 546 to 291 (a spread of 255).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 15-4, +1358.

Round 20

[photo of Jeff Fiszbein]

Stardom played #45 Jeff Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 441 to 304 (a spread of 137).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 16-4, +1495.

Round 21

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Stardom played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) again and won 524 to 307 (a spread of 217).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 17-4, +1712.

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

Round 22

[photo of Rick Wong]

Stardom played #138 Rick Wong (San Jose, CA) and won 443 to 377 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 18-4, +1778.

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

Round 23

[photo of Roy Kamen]

Stardom played #69 Roy Kamen (Covina, CA) and won 420 to 400 (a spread of 20).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 19-4, +1798.

Round 24

[photo of Paul Haverly]

Stardom played #56 Paul Haverly (Sorrento, FL) and won 377 to 357 (a spread of 20).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 20-4, +1818.

Round 25

[photo of Rick Wong]

Stardom played #138 Rick Wong (San Jose, CA) again and lost 361 to 363 (a spread of -2).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 20-5, +1816.

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

Round 26

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Stardom played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) for the third time and won 437 to 380 (a spread of 57).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 21-5, +1873.

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

Round 27

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Stardom played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) for the fourth time and lost 383 to 402 (a spread of -19).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 21-6, +1854.

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

Round 28

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Stardom played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) for the fifth time and lost 425 to 492 (a spread of -67).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 21-7, +1787.

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


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