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NSC 2008: David Whitley [#135]

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On this page, you will find information about David Whitley, 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, +175, and is ranked #30 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 David Whitley]

Given name(s): David
Surname(s): Whitley
Home: Monrovia, CA, United States
Occupation: Actuary
Round by Round

High score: 495
Average for: 396
Average against: 390

Round 1

[photo of Heather McCall]

Whitley played #87 Heather McCall (Toronto ON) and lost 349 to 476 (a spread of -127).

Current ranking: #123.

Current record: 0-1, -127.

Round 2

[photo of Cathy O'Sickey]

Whitley played #96 Cathy Osickey (Gainesville, FL) and lost 322 to 468 (a spread of -146).

Current ranking: #131.

Current record: 0-2, -273.

Round 3

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Whitley played #122 Daniel Stock (Rocky River, OH) and won 353 to 350 (a spread of 3).

Current ranking: #113.

Current record: 1-2, -270.

Round 4

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Whitley played #98 Elaine Patterson (Stoughton, MA) and won 401 to 344 (a spread of 57).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 2-2, -213.

Round 5

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Whitley played #49 Stuart Goldman (San Francisco, CA) and won 448 to 350 (a spread of 98).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 3-2, -115.

Round 6

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Whitley played #120 Alan Stern (Shadow Hills, CA) and won 440 to 373 (a spread of 67).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 4-2, -48.

Round 7

[photo of Verna M Richards Berg]

Whitley played #10 Verna Berg Richards (Manhattan, NY) and lost 311 to 395 (a spread of -84).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 4-3, -132.

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

Round 8

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Whitley played #132 David Weiss (Billings, MT) and won 425 to 344 (a spread of 81).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 5-3, -51.

Round 9

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Whitley played #63 Judy Horn (Reading, MA) and won 460 to 295 (a spread of 165).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 6-3, +114.

Round 10

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Whitley played #125 Dennis Taylor (Lighthouse Point, FL) and lost 293 to 466 (a spread of -173).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 6-4, -59.

Round 11

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Whitley played #50 Daniel Goodwin (Seattle, WA) and won 444 to 393 (a spread of 51).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 7-4, -8.

Round 12

[photo of Lisa Slankard]

Whitley played #114 Lisa Slankard (Chicago, IL) and lost 342 to 392 (a spread of -50).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 7-5, -58.

Round 13

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Whitley played #115 Charles Smith (Durham, NC) and won 446 to 422 (a spread of 24).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 8-5, -34.

Round 14

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Whitley played #106 Matthew Ridout (Lexington, KY) and won 441 to 383 (a spread of 58).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 9-5, +24.

Round 15

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Whitley played #93 Chris Patrick Morgan (San Francisco, CA) and won 493 to 372 (a spread of 121).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 10-5, +145.

Round 16

[photo of Joel Horn]

Whitley played #62 Joel Horn (Reading, MA) and lost 342 to 413 (a spread of -71).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 10-6, +74.

Round 17

[photo of Andy Bohnsack]

Whitley played #13 Andy Bohnsack (Madison, WI) and won 421 to 403 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 11-6, +92.

Round 18

[photo of David Abolafia]

Whitley played #2 David Abolafia (Sarasota, FL) and lost 370 to 402 (a spread of -32).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 11-7, +60.

Round 19

[photo of Paul Avrin]

Whitley played #7 Paul Avrin (New York, NY) and won 495 to 273 (a spread of 222).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 12-7, +282.

Round 20

[photo of Andrew Friedrich]

Whitley played #47 Andrew Friedrich (Aurora, CO) and won 429 to 355 (a spread of 74).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 13-7, +356.

Round 21

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Whitley played #105 Kevin Rickhoff (Saugus, CA) and won 412 to 364 (a spread of 48).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 14-7, +404.

Round 22

[photo of Shannon Burns]

Whitley played #15 Shannon Burns (Airdrie AB) and lost 359 to 385 (a spread of -26).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 14-8, +378.

Round 23

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Whitley played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) and lost 297 to 479 (a spread of -182).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 14-9, +196.

Round 24

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Whitley played #80 Judy Levitt (Los Angeles, CA) and lost 335 to 520 (a spread of -185).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 14-10, +11.

Round 25

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Whitley played #136 Bradley Whitmarsh (Attleboro, MA) and lost 406 to 414 (a spread of -8).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 14-11, +3.

Round 26

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Whitley played #41 Diane Firstman (Forest Hills, NY) and lost 359 to 495 (a spread of -136).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 14-12, -133.

Round 27

[photo of Lawren Freebody]

Whitley played #46 Lawren Freebody (Hawthorne, CA) and won 447 to 293 (a spread of 154).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 15-12, +21.

Round 28

[photo of Diane Firstman]

Whitley played #41 Diane Firstman (Forest Hills, NY) again and won 458 to 304 (a spread of 154).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 16-12, +175.


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