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NSC 2008: Martin Weisskopf [#133]

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On this page, you will find information about Martin Weisskopf, 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 16-12, +240, and is ranked #29 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 Martin Weisskopf]

Given name(s): Martin
Surname(s): Weisskopf
Home: Huntsville, AL, United States
Awards: Goddard Prize of the SPIE (2006), Rossi Prize of the American Astronomical Society (2004), Presidentail Rank Award (2003
Hobbies: Playing Basketball, Watching Cubs Lose
Occupation: Astrophysicist
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 279/302, 7-15 -754
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 100, 12-9 +320
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 137/176, 11.5-15.5 -905
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 121/134, 10-17 -515
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 54/108, 14-13 -277
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 118/126, 12-19 -1158
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 50/98, 16-15 -965
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 132/172, 13-17 -417
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 84/102, 12-16 -859
Round by Round

High score: 488
Average for: 387
Average against: 379

Round 1

[photo of Matthew Silver]

Weisskopf played #112 Matthew Silver (Westport, CT) and won 425 to 422 (a spread of 3).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 1-0, +3.

Round 2

[photo of David Johnson]

Weisskopf played #68 David Johnson (Decatur, IL) and lost 357 to 362 (a spread of -5).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 1-1, -2.

Round 3

[photo of James Henderson]

Weisskopf played #59 James Henderson (Somes Bar, CA) and won 356 to 338 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 2-1, +16.

Round 4

[photo of Lila Crotty]

Weisskopf played #25 Lila Crotty (Metairie, LA) and won 464 to 330 (a spread of 134).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 3-1, +150.

Round 5

[photo of Matthew Ridout]

Weisskopf played #106 Matthew Ridout (Lexington, KY) and lost 323 to 448 (a spread of -125).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 3-2, +25.

Round 6

[photo of John Stardom]

Weisskopf played #119 John Stardom (Ottawa ON) and lost 341 to 390 (a spread of -49).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 3-3, -24.

Round 7

[photo of Elspeth Abbate]

Weisskopf played #1 Elspeth Abbate (Venice, FL) and lost 291 to 434 (a spread of -143).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 3-4, -167.

Round 8

[photo of David Abolafia]

Weisskopf played #2 David Abolafia (Sarasota, FL) and won 420 to 383 (a spread of 37).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 4-4, -130.

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

Round 9

[photo of Jack Eichenbaum]

Weisskopf played #35 Jack Eichenbaum (Flushing, NY) and lost 328 to 410 (a spread of -82).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 4-5, -212.

Round 10

[photo of David Weiss]

Weisskopf played #132 David Weiss (Billings, MT) and lost 300 to 329 (a spread of -29).

Current ranking: #99.

Current record: 4-6, -241.

Round 11

[photo of T. C. Houlgate-West]

Weisskopf played #64 T C Houlgate-West (San Luis Obispo, CA) and won 344 to 339 (a spread of 5).

Current ranking: #88.

Current record: 5-6, -236.

Round 12

[photo of Daniel Stock]

Weisskopf played #122 Daniel Stock (Rocky River, OH) and lost 309 to 411 (a spread of -102).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 5-7, -338.

Round 13

[photo of John Karris]

Weisskopf played #70 John Karris (San Jose, CA) and won 478 to 345 (a spread of 133).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 6-7, -205.

Round 14

[photo of Wendell Haynes]

Weisskopf played #58 Wendell Haynes (Loxahatchee, FL) and won 394 to 319 (a spread of 75).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 7-7, -130.

Round 15

[photo of Cathy O'Sickey]

Weisskopf played #96 Cathy Osickey (Gainesville, FL) and lost 335 to 488 (a spread of -153).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 7-8, -283.

Round 16

[photo of Jean McArthur]

Weisskopf played #86 Jean McArthur (Austin, TX) and lost 412 to 416 (a spread of -4).

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 7-9, -287.

Round 17

[photo of Tony Claitor]

Weisskopf played #18 Tony Claitor (Orlando, FL) and won 456 to 385 (a spread of 71).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 8-9, -216.

Round 18

[photo of Daniel Milton]

Weisskopf played #90 Daniel Milton (Vienna, VA) and won 424 to 415 (a spread of 9).

Current ranking: #70.

Current record: 9-9, -207.

Round 19

[photo of Jeffrey Parsons]

Weisskopf played #97 Jeff Parsons (Logy Bay NL) and won 488 to 318 (a spread of 170).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 10-9, -37.

Round 20

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Weisskopf played #65 Amnon Igra (Sacramento, CA) and won 452 to 344 (a spread of 108).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 11-9, +71.

Round 21

[photo of Rebecca Lambert]

Weisskopf played #75 Rebecca Lambert (Columbia, MD) and won 412 to 310 (a spread of 102).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 12-9, +173.

Round 22

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Weisskopf played #38 Bob Enszer (Saginaw, MI) and won 481 to 373 (a spread of 108).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 13-9, +281.

Round 23

[photo of Lisa Slankard]

Weisskopf played #114 Lisa Slankard (Chicago, IL) and lost 355 to 360 (a spread of -5).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 13-10, +276.

Round 24

[photo of Bradley Whitmarsh]

Weisskopf played #136 Bradley Whitmarsh (Attleboro, MA) and won 402 to 336 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 14-10, +342.

Round 25

[photo of Mason Shambach]

Weisskopf played #110 Mason Shambach (Battle Creek, MI) and won 370 to 286 (a spread of 84).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 15-10, +426.

Round 26

[photo of Mohamed Alim]

Weisskopf played #4 Mohamed Alim (Guyana) and won 441 to 439 (a spread of 2).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 16-10, +428.

Round 27

[photo of Joe Bihlmeyer]

Weisskopf played #11 Joe Bihlmeyer (Durham, CT) and lost 355 to 396 (a spread of -41).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 16-11, +387.

Round 28

[photo of Shannon Burns]

Weisskopf played #15 Shannon Burns (Airdrie AB) and lost 325 to 472 (a spread of -147).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 16-12, +240.


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