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NSC 2008: Scott Garner [#31]

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On this page, you will find information about Scott Garner, 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 20-8, +1960, and is ranked #3 in Division 4.

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 Scott Garner]

Given name(s): Scott
Surname(s): Garner
Home: Champaign, IL, United States
Occupation: Assistant Professor
Round by Round

High score: 521
Average for: 411
Average against: 341

Round 1

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Garner played #58 Shelley Koch (Miami, FL) and won 503 to 285 (a spread of 218).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 1-0, +218.

Round 2

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Garner played #20 David Dinning (Tampa, FL) and won 521 to 311 (a spread of 210).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 2-0, +428.

Round 3

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Garner played #87 Pat Sanchez (Dallas, TX) and lost 350 to 363 (a spread of -13).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 2-1, +415.

Round 4

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Garner played #112 Jane Whitmore (South Burlington, VT) and won 365 to 277 (a spread of 88).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 3-1, +503.

Round 5

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Garner played #12 Chris Canik (Austin, TX) and won 475 to 276 (a spread of 199).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 4-1, +702.

Round 6

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Garner played #76 Michael Perl (Ithaca, NY) and won 350 to 294 (a spread of 56).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 5-1, +758.

Round 7

[photo of Phil Wertheimer]

Garner played #110 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) and lost 371 to 401 (a spread of -30).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 5-2, +728.

Round 8

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Garner played #64 Geeke Lossing (Gainesville, FL) and won 358 to 331 (a spread of 27).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 6-2, +755.

Round 9

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Garner played #85 Dion Saldanha (Richmond BC) and won 433 to 241 (a spread of 192).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 7-2, +947.

Round 10

[photo of Joan Knobelsdorf]

Garner played #57 Joan Knobelsdorf (Palm Harbor, FL) and lost 353 to 370 (a spread of -17).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 7-3, +930.

Round 11

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Garner played #55 Jason Keller (Piscataway, NJ) and lost 325 to 374 (a spread of -49).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 7-4, +881.

Round 12

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Garner played #93 Kevin Sears (Louisville, KY) and won 422 to 337 (a spread of 85).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 8-4, +966.

Round 13

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Garner played #69 Vivienne Muhling (Toronto ON) and lost 356 to 369 (a spread of -13).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 8-5, +953.

Round 14

[photo of Susan Bertoni]

Garner played #8 Susan Bertoni (Clemmons/Winston-Salem, NC) and won 437 to 322 (a spread of 115).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 9-5, +1068.

Round 15

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Garner played #81 Chuck Riordan (Des Moines, IA) and won 428 to 396 (a spread of 32).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 10-5, +1100.

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

Round 16

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Garner played #109 Diane Weinerman (Minneapolis, MN) and won 467 to 321 (a spread of 146).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 11-5, +1246.

Round 17

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Garner played #9 Chris Bonin (Toronto ON) and won 387 to 361 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 12-5, +1272.

Round 18

[photo of George Rhyne]

Garner played #80 George Rhyne (Carlisle, PA) and lost 414 to 420 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 12-6, +1266.

Round 19

[photo of Stephen Sneed]

Garner played #97 Stephen Sneed (Fort Worth, TX) and won 392 to 286 (a spread of 106).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 13-6, +1372.

Round 20

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Garner played #99 Richard Spence (Tucson, AZ) and won 395 to 345 (a spread of 50).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 14-6, +1422.

Round 21

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Garner played #97 Stephen Sneed (Fort Worth, TX) again and won 359 to 317 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 15-6, +1464.

Round 22

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Garner played #65 Ken Louie (Whittier, CA) and lost 358 to 387 (a spread of -29).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 15-7, +1435.

Round 23

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Garner played #77 Keith Pries (Englewood, CO) and won 469 to 322 (a spread of 147).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 16-7, +1582.

Round 24

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Garner played #42 Ruchi Gupta (Knoxville, TN) and won 470 to 280 (a spread of 190).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 17-7, +1772.

Round 25

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Garner played #41 Lynn Gunn (Mission Viejo, CA) and won 509 to 374 (a spread of 135).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 18-7, +1907.

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

Round 26

[photo of Phil Wertheimer]

Garner played #110 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) again and won 457 to 347 (a spread of 110).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 19-7, +2017.

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

Round 27

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Garner played #97 Stephen Sneed (Fort Worth, TX) for the third time and lost 387 to 507 (a spread of -120).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 19-8, +1897.

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

Round 28

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Garner played #100 Gwen Stewart (Ellicott City, MD) and won 408 to 345 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 20-8, +1960.


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