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NSC 2008: Stephen Sneed [#97]

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On this page, you will find information about Stephen Sneed, 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 21.5-6.5, +1073, and is ranked #1 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 Stephen Sneed]

Given name(s): Stephen
Surname(s): Sneed
Home: Fort Worth, TX, United States
Occupation: Student
Round by Round

High score: 508
Average for: 388
Average against: 349

Round 1

[photo of Debbie Guiffre]

Sneed played #40 Debbie Guiffre (Long Island, NY) and lost 307 to 388 (a spread of -81).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 0-1, -81.

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

Round 2

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Sneed played #44 Nancy Hanley (Wilmington, DE) and won 373 to 329 (a spread of 44).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 1-1, -37.

Round 3

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Sneed played #43 Mark Hamilton (Toronto ON) and won 335 to 325 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 2-1, -27.

Round 4

[photo of Shelley Kirk]

Sneed played #56 Shelley Kirk (Wyoming, OH) and won 415 to 329 (a spread of 86).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 3-1, +59.

Round 5

[photo of Geeke Lossing]

Sneed played #64 Geeke Lossing (Gainesville, FL) and won 417 to 359 (a spread of 58).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 4-1, +117.

Round 6

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Sneed played #87 Pat Sanchez (Dallas, TX) and lost 332 to 387 (a spread of -55).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 4-2, +62.

Round 7

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Sneed played #78 Peg Pywar (Houston, TX) and won 398 to 264 (a spread of 134).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 5-2, +196.

Round 8

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Sneed played #108 Linda Wancel (Flushing, NY) and won 449 to 330 (a spread of 119).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 6-2, +315.

Round 9

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Sneed played #57 Joan Knobelsdorf (Palm Harbor, FL) and won 325 to 316 (a spread of 9).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 7-2, +324.

Round 10

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Sneed played #22 Dawn Doyle (Ft Lauderdale, FL) and lost 332 to 347 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 7-3, +309.

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

Round 11

[photo of Chris Bonin]

Sneed played #9 Chris Bonin (Toronto ON) and tied at 352.

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 7.5-3.5, +309.

Round 12

[photo of Vivienne Muhling]

Sneed played #69 Vivienne Muhling (Toronto ON) and won 411 to 284 (a spread of 127).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 8.5-3.5, +436.

Round 13

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Sneed played #70 Kevin Nai (Wilmington, DE) and won 508 to 360 (a spread of 148).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 9.5-3.5, +584.

Round 14

[photo of Chuck Riordan]

Sneed played #81 Chuck Riordan (Des Moines, IA) and won 359 to 327 (a spread of 32).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 10.5-3.5, +616.

Round 15

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Sneed played #55 Jason Keller (Piscataway, NJ) and won 384 to 381 (a spread of 3).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 11.5-3.5, +619.

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

Round 16

[photo of George Rhyne]

Sneed played #80 George Rhyne (Carlisle, PA) and won 404 to 304 (a spread of 100).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 12.5-3.5, +719.

Round 17

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Sneed played #110 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) and lost 299 to 382 (a spread of -83).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 12.5-4.5, +636.

Round 18

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Sneed played #99 Richard Spence (Tucson, AZ) and won 423 to 381 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 13.5-4.5, +678.

Round 19

[photo of Scott Garner]

Sneed played #31 Scott Garner (Champaign, IL) and lost 286 to 392 (a spread of -106).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 13.5-5.5, +572.

Round 20

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Sneed played #110 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) again and won 447 to 335 (a spread of 112).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 14.5-5.5, +684.

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

Round 21

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Sneed played #31 Scott Garner (Champaign, IL) again and lost 317 to 359 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 14.5-6.5, +642.

Round 22

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Sneed played #77 Keith Pries (Englewood, CO) and won 391 to 340 (a spread of 51).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 15.5-6.5, +693.

Round 23

[photo of Ruchi Gupta]

Sneed played #42 Ruchi Gupta (Knoxville, TN) and won 444 to 332 (a spread of 112).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 16.5-6.5, +805.

Round 24

[photo of Ken Louie]

Sneed played #65 Ken Louie (Whittier, CA) and won 439 to 365 (a spread of 74).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 17.5-6.5, +879.

Round 25

[photo of Michael Perl]

Sneed played #76 Michael Perl (Ithaca, NY) and won 420 to 406 (a spread of 14).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 18.5-6.5, +893.

Round 26

[photo of Gwen Stewart]

Sneed played #100 Gwen Stewart (Ellicott City, MD) and won 407 to 376 (a spread of 31).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 19.5-6.5, +924.

Round 27

[photo of Scott Garner]

Sneed played #31 Scott Garner (Champaign, IL) for the third time and won 507 to 387 (a spread of 120).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 20.5-6.5, +1044.

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

Round 28

[photo of Phil Wertheimer]

Sneed played #110 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) for the third time and won 377 to 348 (a spread of 29).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 21.5-6.5, +1073.

Sneed is mentioned in this round’s commentary (2 hits).

Award Ceremony  

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


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