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NSC 2008: Ben Lam [#67]

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On this page, you will find information about Ben Lam, 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 19-9, +1085, and is ranked #4 in Division 3.

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 Ben Lam]

Given name(s): Ben
Surname(s): Lam
Home: Toronto, ON, Canada
Awards: 3rd place, division 6, Oshawa, 2006. 1st place, D division, Montreal, 2006.
Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Beach Volleyball
Occupation: Marketing
USSO 2006 Division: 6
USSO 2006 Rank: 9/114, 18-10 +965
Round by Round

High score: 499
Average for: 392
Average against: 353

Round 1

[photo of George Rogers]

Lam played #99 George Rogers (Tamarac, FL) and won 414 to 178 (a spread of 236).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 1-0, +236.

Round 2

[photo of Mary Ellen Weisskopf]

Lam played #125 Mary Ellen Weisskopf (Huntsville, AL) and won 441 to 322 (a spread of 119).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 2-0, +355.

Round 3

[photo of Tom Kowalik]

Lam played #65 Tom Kowalik (Chicago, IL) and won 409 to 392 (a spread of 17).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 3-0, +372.

Round 4

[photo of Nancy Druskin]

Lam played #27 Nancy Druskin (Ardsley, NY) and won 395 to 344 (a spread of 51).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 4-0, +423.

Round 5

[photo of Miriam Green]

Lam played #49 Miriam Green (Las Vegas, NV) and won 449 to 324 (a spread of 125).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 5-0, +548.

Round 6

[photo of Rachel Christensen]

Lam played #17 Rachel Christensen (Seattle, WA) and lost 345 to 425 (a spread of -80).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 5-1, +468.

Round 7

[photo of Stan Williams]

Lam played #128 Stan Williams (West Chester, PA) and won 431 to 315 (a spread of 116).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 6-1, +584.

Round 8

[photo of Anna Miransky]

Lam played #84 Anna Miransky (Toronto ON) and won 385 to 297 (a spread of 88).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 7-1, +672.

Round 9

[photo of Fred Oswald]

Lam played #90 Fred Oswald (Lansing, MI) and lost 331 to 448 (a spread of -117).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 7-2, +555.

Round 10

[photo of Charles Reinke]

Lam played #96 Charles Reinke (Middleton, WI) and won 408 to 319 (a spread of 89).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 8-2, +644.

Round 11

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Lam played #41 Richard Ganguet (Cuba, AL) and won 412 to 269 (a spread of 143).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 9-2, +787.

Round 12

[photo of Errol Wilson]

Lam played #129 Errol Wilson (Brooklyn, NY) and lost 375 to 424 (a spread of -49).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 9-3, +738.

Round 13

[photo of Piengkamol Intarasuwan]

Lam played #56 Piengkamol Intarasuwan (Oakland Park, FL) and lost 353 to 404 (a spread of -51).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 9-4, +687.

Round 14

[photo of Victor Li]

Lam played #71 Victor Li (Columbia, SC) and won 441 to 329 (a spread of 112).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 10-4, +799.

Round 15

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Lam played #95 Irving Reed (Miami, FL) and won 374 to 308 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 11-4, +865.

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

Round 16

[photo of Victor Tantua]

Lam played #115 Victor Tantua (Los Angeles, CA) and won 399 to 384 (a spread of 15).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 12-4, +880.

Round 17

[photo of Marlene Boyda]

Lam played #8 Marlene Boyda (St. Petersburg, FL) and lost 326 to 388 (a spread of -62).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 12-5, +818.

Round 18

[photo of John Gove]

Lam played #48 John Gove (Sun City Center, FL) and won 353 to 342 (a spread of 11).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 13-5, +829.

Round 19

[photo of Geoff Tongue]

Lam played #118 Geoff Tongue (Tacoma, WA) and lost 307 to 466 (a spread of -159).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 13-6, +670.

Round 20

[photo of Marlene Boyda]

Lam played #8 Marlene Boyda (St. Petersburg, FL) again and won 422 to 223 (a spread of 199).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 14-6, +869.

Round 21

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Lam played #29 Wesley Eddings (Bryan, TX) and won 443 to 226 (a spread of 217).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 15-6, +1086.

Round 22

[photo of Michael David]

Lam played #20 Michael David (Beaver Dam, WI) and won 499 to 398 (a spread of 101).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 16-6, +1187.

Round 23

[photo of Sue Gable]

Lam played #39 Sue Gable (Mt. Vernon, NY) and won 408 to 344 (a spread of 64).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 17-6, +1251.

Round 24

[no photo available]

Lam played #52 Andy Healy (Los Angeles, CA) and won 401 to 377 (a spread of 24).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 18-6, +1275.

Round 25

[photo of Piengkamol Intarasuwan]

Lam played #56 Piengkamol Intarasuwan (Oakland Park, FL) again and won 418 to 353 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 19-6, +1340.

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

Round 26

[photo of Geoff Tongue]

Lam played #118 Geoff Tongue (Tacoma, WA) again and lost 383 to 426 (a spread of -43).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 19-7, +1297.

Round 27

[photo of Brian Wagner]

Lam played #122 Brian Wagner (Ashland City, TN) and lost 350 to 418 (a spread of -68).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 19-8, +1229.

Round 28

[photo of Geoff Tongue]

Lam played #118 Geoff Tongue (Tacoma, WA) for the third time and lost 308 to 452 (a spread of -144).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 19-9, +1085.

Award Ceremony  

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


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