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NSC 2008: Richard Spence [#99]

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On this page, you will find information about Richard Spence, 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, +523, and is ranked #16 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 Richard Spence]

Given name(s): Richard
Surname(s): Spence
Home: Tucson, AZ, United States
Occupation: Student
Round by Round

High score: 457
Average for: 394
Average against: 375

Round 1

[photo of Tom O'Laughlin]

Spence played #72 Tom OLaughlin (Hartland, WI) and lost 405 to 430 (a spread of -25).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 0-1, -25.

Round 2

[photo of Barbara Epstein]

Spence played #25 Barbara Epstein (Brooklyn, NY) and won 353 to 301 (a spread of 52).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 1-1, +27.

Round 3

[photo of Cheryl Allen-Munley]

Spence played #2 Cheryl Allen-Munley (Tewksbury, NJ) and won 399 to 238 (a spread of 161).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 2-1, +188.

Round 4

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Spence played #78 Peg Pywar (Houston, TX) and lost 387 to 398 (a spread of -11).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 2-2, +177.

Round 5

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Spence played #52 Cynthia Hughes (Houston, TX) and lost 330 to 420 (a spread of -90).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 2-3, +87.

Round 6

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Spence played #84 Sam Rothbart (Southampton, NY) and won 418 to 409 (a spread of 9).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 3-3, +96.

Round 7

[photo of Marie Gier]

Spence played #34 Marie Gier (Gainesville, FL) and won 457 to 392 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 4-3, +161.

Round 8

[photo of Chris Canik]

Spence played #12 Chris Canik (Austin, TX) and won 347 to 322 (a spread of 25).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 5-3, +186.

Round 9

[photo of Trish Harrop]

Spence played #45 Trish Harrop (Knoxville, TN) and won 446 to 416 (a spread of 30).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 6-3, +216.

Round 10

[photo of Dianne Wittman]

Spence played #114 Dianne Wittman (Pittsford, NY) and won 443 to 380 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 7-3, +279.

Round 11

[photo of Debbie Guiffre]

Spence played #40 Debbie Guiffre (Long Island, NY) and won 381 to 341 (a spread of 40).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 8-3, +319.

Round 12

[photo of Jerry Schwartz]

Spence played #91 Jerry Schwartz (Alpharetta, GA) and won 450 to 330 (a spread of 120).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 9-3, +439.

Round 13

[photo of Ruchi Gupta]

Spence played #42 Ruchi Gupta (Knoxville, TN) and won 436 to 242 (a spread of 194).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 10-3, +633.

Round 14

[photo of George Rhyne]

Spence played #80 George Rhyne (Carlisle, PA) and lost 362 to 363 (a spread of -1).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 10-4, +632.

Round 15

[photo of Vivienne Muhling]

Spence played #69 Vivienne Muhling (Toronto ON) and won 425 to 348 (a spread of 77).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 11-4, +709.

Round 16

[photo of Phil Wertheimer]

Spence played #110 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) and lost 382 to 512 (a spread of -130).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 11-5, +579.

Round 17

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Spence played #55 Jason Keller (Piscataway, NJ) and won 455 to 392 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 12-5, +642.

Round 18

[photo of Stephen Sneed]

Spence played #97 Stephen Sneed (Fort Worth, TX) and lost 381 to 423 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 12-6, +600.

Round 19

[photo of Chris Bonin]

Spence played #9 Chris Bonin (Toronto ON) and won 353 to 340 (a spread of 13).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 13-6, +613.

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

Round 20

[photo of Scott Garner]

Spence played #31 Scott Garner (Champaign, IL) and lost 345 to 395 (a spread of -50).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 13-7, +563.

Round 21

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Spence played #77 Keith Pries (Englewood, CO) and won 393 to 360 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 14-7, +596.

Round 22

[photo of Gwen Stewart]

Spence played #100 Gwen Stewart (Ellicott City, MD) and lost 358 to 383 (a spread of -25).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 14-8, +571.

Round 23

[photo of Susan Bertoni]

Spence played #8 Susan Bertoni (Clemmons/Winston-Salem, NC) and lost 302 to 446 (a spread of -144).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 14-9, +427.

Round 24

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Spence played #48 Daniel Hellmann (Fort Myers, FL) and won 453 to 315 (a spread of 138).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 15-9, +565.

Round 25

[photo of Katya Lezin]

Spence played #63 Katya Lezin (Charlotte, NC) and lost 405 to 475 (a spread of -70).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 15-10, +495.

Round 26

[photo of Judith S. Ford]

Spence played #29 Judy Ford (Hollywood, FL) and won 384 to 358 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 16-10, +521.

Round 27

[photo of Joan Knobelsdorf]

Spence played #57 Joan Knobelsdorf (Palm Harbor, FL) and lost 412 to 431 (a spread of -19).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 16-11, +502.

Round 28

[photo of Shelley Kirk]

Spence played #56 Shelley Kirk (Wyoming, OH) and won 372 to 351 (a spread of 21).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 17-11, +523.


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