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NSC 2008: Joan Knobelsdorf [#57]

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On this page, you will find information about Joan Knobelsdorf, 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 17-11, +301, and is ranked #17 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 Joan Knobelsdorf]

Given name(s): Joan
Surname(s): Knobelsdorf
Home: Palm Harbor, FL, United States
Awards: second place in bottom division in Providence
Hobbies: Gardening, travelling, bridge, mahjong, Hospice volunteer
Occupation: Retired
NSC 2000 Division: 6
NSC 2000 Rank: 2/77, 21-10 +1994
NSC 2002 Division: 4
NSC 2002 Rank: 124/126, 9-22 -691
NSC 2004 Division: 4
NSC 2004 Rank: 69/150, 15-15 +140
NSC 2005 Division: 4
NSC 2005 Rank: 75/122, 13-15 +149
Round by Round

High score: 574
Average for: 372
Average against: 362

Round 1

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Knobelsdorf played #96 Bruce Shuman (Wilmington, NC) and won 364 to 347 (a spread of 17).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 1-0, +17.

Round 2

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Knobelsdorf played #49 Bobbi Hendrickson (Minneapolis, MN) and lost 375 to 395 (a spread of -20).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 1-1, -3.

Round 3

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Knobelsdorf played #113 Tim Wise (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and lost 320 to 327 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #76.

Current record: 1-2, -10.

Round 4

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Knobelsdorf played #53 Diana Ittner (Menomonee Falls, WI) and won 376 to 287 (a spread of 89).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 2-2, +79.

Round 5

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Knobelsdorf played #1 Terry Aitken (Stratford ON) and won 485 to 282 (a spread of 203).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 3-2, +282.

Round 6

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Knobelsdorf played #28 Jim Fonti (Port Jefferson Station, NY) and won 450 to 424 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 4-2, +308.

Round 7

[photo of Dawn Doyle]

Knobelsdorf played #22 Dawn Doyle (Ft Lauderdale, FL) and won 372 to 297 (a spread of 75).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 5-2, +383.

Round 8

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Knobelsdorf played #33 Alexandra Gianikas (Tallahassee, FL) and won 418 to 373 (a spread of 45).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 6-2, +428.

Round 9

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Knobelsdorf played #97 Stephen Sneed (Fort Worth, TX) and lost 316 to 325 (a spread of -9).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 6-3, +419.

Round 10

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Knobelsdorf played #31 Scott Garner (Champaign, IL) and won 370 to 353 (a spread of 17).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 7-3, +436.

Round 11

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Knobelsdorf played #10 Timothy Bottorff (Orlando, FL) and won 415 to 353 (a spread of 62).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 8-3, +498.

Round 12

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Knobelsdorf played #23 Matt Eason (Tampa, FL) and won 422 to 293 (a spread of 129).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 9-3, +627.

Round 13

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Knobelsdorf played #48 Daniel Hellmann (Fort Myers, FL) and won 574 to 348 (a spread of 226).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 10-3, +853.

Round 14

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Knobelsdorf played #110 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) and lost 300 to 535 (a spread of -235).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 10-4, +618.

Round 15

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Knobelsdorf played #109 Diane Weinerman (Minneapolis, MN) and won 398 to 312 (a spread of 86).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 11-4, +704.

Round 16

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Knobelsdorf played #55 Jason Keller (Piscataway, NJ) and lost 330 to 381 (a spread of -51).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 11-5, +653.

Round 17

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Knobelsdorf played #80 George Rhyne (Carlisle, PA) and won 382 to 364 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 12-5, +671.

Round 18

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Knobelsdorf played #9 Chris Bonin (Toronto ON) and lost 323 to 402 (a spread of -79).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 12-6, +592.

Round 19

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Knobelsdorf played #81 Chuck Riordan (Des Moines, IA) and lost 245 to 350 (a spread of -105).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 12-7, +487.

Round 20

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Knobelsdorf played #77 Keith Pries (Englewood, CO) and lost 413 to 428 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 12-8, +472.

Round 21

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Knobelsdorf played #76 Michael Perl (Ithaca, NY) and won 398 to 366 (a spread of 32).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 13-8, +504.

Round 22

[photo of Robin Ross]

Knobelsdorf played #83 Robin Ross (Saint Petersburg, FL) and won 327 to 260 (a spread of 67).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 14-8, +571.

Round 23

[photo of Kathy Hooper]

Knobelsdorf played #50 Kathy Hooper (Monroe, NY) and won 351 to 323 (a spread of 28).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 15-8, +599.

Round 24

[photo of Katya Lezin]

Knobelsdorf played #63 Katya Lezin (Charlotte, NC) and won 358 to 340 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 16-8, +617.

Round 25

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Knobelsdorf played #100 Gwen Stewart (Ellicott City, MD) and lost 340 to 355 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 16-9, +602.

Round 26

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Knobelsdorf played #33 Alexandra Gianikas (Tallahassee, FL) again and lost 253 to 447 (a spread of -194).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 16-10, +408.

Round 27

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Knobelsdorf played #99 Richard Spence (Tucson, AZ) and won 431 to 412 (a spread of 19).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 17-10, +427.

Round 28

[photo of George Rhyne]

Knobelsdorf played #80 George Rhyne (Carlisle, PA) again and lost 319 to 445 (a spread of -126).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 17-11, +301.


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