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NSC 2008: Alan Stern [#120]

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On this page, you will find information about Alan Stern, 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 18-10, +654, and is ranked #10 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 Alan Stern]

Given name(s): Alan
Surname(s): Stern
Home: Shadow Hills, CA, United States
Awards: One half of "Highest Rated Couple" early 90's, in high school voted "Most Likely to Allow a Future 770-Point Game"
Hobbies: Baseball, blurting out humorous one-liners, pets
Occupation: Courier dispatcher
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 133/302, 11-11 +522
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 99, 12-9 +323
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 105/134, 11-16 +1
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 57/108, 13-14 +393
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 41/126, 17-14 -10
NSC 2000 Division: 2
NSC 2000 Rank: 33/105, 17-14 +326
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 75/132, 15-16 -99
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 85/172, 15-15 -29
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 25/102, 16-12 +329
Round by Round

High score: 505
Average for: 394
Average against: 371

Round 1

[photo of Ryan Fischer]

Stern played #42 Ryan Fischer (Charlotte, NC) and won 402 to 295 (a spread of 107).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 1-0, +107.

Round 2

[photo of Eric Kinderman]

Stern played #72 Eric Kinderman (Burlington, VT) and lost 300 to 435 (a spread of -135).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 1-1, -28.

Round 3

[photo of Luise Shafritz]

Stern played #109 Luise Shafritz (Las Vegas, NV) and won 505 to 329 (a spread of 176).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 2-1, +148.

Round 4

[photo of Mary Capalbi]

Stern played #16 Mary Capalbi (Deerfield Beach, FL) and lost 298 to 464 (a spread of -166).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 2-2, -18.

Round 5

[photo of Carolyn Easter]

Stern played #34 Carolyn Easter (Birmingham, MI) and won 410 to 378 (a spread of 32).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 3-2, +14.

Round 6

[photo of David Whitley]

Stern played #135 David Whitley (Monrovia, CA) and lost 373 to 440 (a spread of -67).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 3-3, -53.

Round 7

[photo of Bradley Whitmarsh]

Stern played #136 Bradley Whitmarsh (Attleboro, MA) and lost 382 to 424 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 3-4, -95.

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

Round 8

[photo of Matthew Silver]

Stern played #112 Matthew Silver (Westport, CT) and won 432 to 337 (a spread of 95).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 4-4, +0.

Round 9

[photo of Glenda Short]

Stern played #111 Glenda Short (Oklahoma City, OK) and won 377 to 326 (a spread of 51).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 5-4, +51.

Round 10

[photo of Matt De Waelsche]

Stern played #29 Matt DeWaelsche (San Antonio, TX) and won 490 to 296 (a spread of 194).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 6-4, +245.

Round 11

[photo of Cathy O'Sickey]

Stern played #96 Cathy Osickey (Gainesville, FL) and won 356 to 306 (a spread of 50).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 7-4, +295.

Round 12

[photo of Jason Brooks]

Stern played #14 Jason D Brooks (Lindenhurst, IL) and lost 324 to 408 (a spread of -84).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 7-5, +211.

Round 13

[photo of Tony Claitor]

Stern played #18 Tony Claitor (Orlando, FL) and won 474 to 418 (a spread of 56).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 8-5, +267.

Round 14

[photo of Andrew Friedrich]

Stern played #47 Andrew Friedrich (Aurora, CO) and lost 338 to 436 (a spread of -98).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 8-6, +169.

Round 15

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Stern played #38 Bob Enszer (Saginaw, MI) and lost 340 to 362 (a spread of -22).

Current ranking: #55.

Current record: 8-7, +147.

Round 16

[photo of Michael Eldeiry]

Stern played #36 Michael Eldeiry (Davie, FL) and lost 374 to 460 (a spread of -86).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 8-8, +61.

Round 17

[photo of Laura Scheimberg]

Stern played #107 Laura Scheimberg (Littleton, CO) and won 464 to 288 (a spread of 176).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 9-8, +237.

Round 18

[photo of Matthew Ridout]

Stern played #106 Matthew Ridout (Lexington, KY) and won 388 to 350 (a spread of 38).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 10-8, +275.

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

Round 19

[photo of R. Jason Sommer]

Stern played #117 R Jason Sommer (Solvang, CA) and won 393 to 312 (a spread of 81).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 11-8, +356.

Round 20

[photo of Kristina Simon]

Stern played #113 Kristina Simon (Plano, TX) and won 435 to 336 (a spread of 99).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 12-8, +455.

Round 21

[photo of Mason Shambach]

Stern played #110 Mason Shambach (Battle Creek, MI) and won 483 to 339 (a spread of 144).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 13-8, +599.

Round 22

[photo of Kay Patterson]

Stern played #99 Kay Patterson (Columbia, MD) and won 439 to 374 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 14-8, +664.

Round 23

[photo of Paul Izikoff]

Stern played #67 Paul Izikoff (Miami, FL) and won 455 to 420 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 15-8, +699.

Round 24

[photo of Win Inthara]

Stern played #66 Win Inthara (Orlando, FL) and won 355 to 291 (a spread of 64).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 16-8, +763.

Round 25

[photo of Joel Horn]

Stern played #62 Joel Horn (Reading, MA) and won 396 to 362 (a spread of 34).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 17-8, +797.

Round 26

[photo of Jason Brooks]

Stern played #14 Jason D Brooks (Lindenhurst, IL) again and lost 359 to 420 (a spread of -61).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 17-9, +736.

Round 27

[photo of Roy Kamen]

Stern played #69 Roy Kamen (Covina, CA) and lost 285 to 430 (a spread of -145).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 17-10, +591.

Round 28

[photo of Joe Bihlmeyer]

Stern played #11 Joe Bihlmeyer (Durham, CT) and won 414 to 351 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 18-10, +654.

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


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