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NSC 2008: Gene Tyszka [#105]

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On this page, you will find information about Gene Tyszka, 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 14-14, -398, and is ranked #64 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

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Given name(s): Gene
Surname(s): Tyszka
Home: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Awards: Discovered formula to genetically modify celery to taste like cardboard - but it had already been done by mother nature!
Hobbies: Ridding the world of that dastardly vegetable - celery
Occupation: Manufacturer Of Scrabble Associated Products
NSC 1998 Division: 4
NSC 1998 Rank: 10/125, 20-11 +416
NSC 2000 Division: 5
NSC 2000 Rank: 13/78, 18-13 +246
NSC 2002 Division: 4
NSC 2002 Rank: 80/126, 15-16 -442
NSC 2004 Division: 4
NSC 2004 Rank: 105/150, 14-16 -654
Round by Round

High score: 415
Average for: 352
Average against: 366

Round 1

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Tyszka played #59 Margo Kuno (Philadelphia, PA) and won 382 to 334 (a spread of 48).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 1-0, +48.

Round 2

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Tyszka played #86 Miriam Saldanha (Richmond BC) and won 387 to 363 (a spread of 24).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 2-0, +72.

Round 3

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Tyszka played #110 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) and lost 342 to 369 (a spread of -27).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 2-1, +45.

Round 4

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Tyszka played #48 Daniel Hellmann (Fort Myers, FL) and won 393 to 331 (a spread of 62).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 3-1, +107.

Round 5

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Tyszka played #9 Chris Bonin (Toronto ON) and lost 330 to 349 (a spread of -19).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 3-2, +88.

Round 6

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Tyszka played #91 Jerry Schwartz (Alpharetta, GA) and lost 337 to 431 (a spread of -94).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 3-3, -6.

Round 7

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Tyszka played #75 Ruth Patrick (Jackson, MS) and lost 253 to 422 (a spread of -169).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 3-4, -175.

Round 8

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Tyszka played #73 Hans Oh (Mississauga ON) and lost 350 to 358 (a spread of -8).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 3-5, -183.

Round 9

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Tyszka played #36 Alice Goodwin (Seattle, WA) and lost 339 to 380 (a spread of -41).

Current ranking: #96.

Current record: 3-6, -224.

Round 10

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Tyszka played #66 Andy Ludwig (Tempe, AZ) and lost 316 to 390 (a spread of -74).

Current ranking: #104.

Current record: 3-7, -298.

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

Round 11

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Tyszka played #89 Richard Savitt (Miami, FL) and won 375 to 288 (a spread of 87).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 4-7, -211.

Round 12

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Tyszka played #24 Evelyn Enszer (Saginaw, MI) and lost 352 to 395 (a spread of -43).

Current ranking: #102.

Current record: 4-8, -254.

Round 13

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Tyszka played #116 Betsey Wood (Concord, MA) and won 368 to 354 (a spread of 14).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 5-8, -240.

Round 14

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Tyszka played #49 Bobbi Hendrickson (Minneapolis, MN) and won 332 to 324 (a spread of 8).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 6-8, -232.

Round 15

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Tyszka played #112 Jane Whitmore (South Burlington, VT) and lost 307 to 411 (a spread of -104).

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 6-9, -336.

Round 16

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Tyszka played #18 Jon Demeter (Alameda, CA) and won 383 to 369 (a spread of 14).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 7-9, -322.

Round 17

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Tyszka played #96 Bruce Shuman (Wilmington, NC) and lost 372 to 445 (a spread of -73).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 7-10, -395.

Round 18

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Tyszka played #44 Nancy Hanley (Wilmington, DE) and lost 278 to 387 (a spread of -109).

Current ranking: #103.

Current record: 7-11, -504.

Round 19

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Tyszka played #1 Terry Aitken (Stratford ON) and lost 316 to 364 (a spread of -48).

Current ranking: #107.

Current record: 7-12, -552.

Round 20

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Tyszka played #25 Barbara Epstein (Brooklyn, NY) and won 391 to 348 (a spread of 43).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 8-12, -509.

Round 21

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Tyszka played #11 Mollie Braverman (Camarillo, CA) and lost 327 to 420 (a spread of -93).

Current ranking: #102.

Current record: 8-13, -602.

Round 22

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Tyszka played #115 Kar-mun Wong (Sunnyvale, CA) and won 415 to 289 (a spread of 126).

Current ranking: #96.

Current record: 9-13, -476.

Round 23

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Tyszka played #2 Cheryl Allen-Munley (Tewksbury, NJ) and won 364 to 301 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #88.

Current record: 10-13, -413.

Round 24

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Tyszka played #6 Betty Bergeron (Calgary AB) and won 361 to 349 (a spread of 12).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 11-13, -401.

Round 25

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Tyszka played #5 Jason Bell (St. Louis, MO) and won 363 to 359 (a spread of 4).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 12-13, -397.

Round 26

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Tyszka played #13 Jo Anne Cohen (Montgomery, NY) and won 380 to 310 (a spread of 70).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 13-13, -327.

Round 27

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Tyszka played #58 Shelley Koch (Miami, FL) and won 403 to 398 (a spread of 5).

Current ranking: #55.

Current record: 14-13, -322.

Round 28

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Tyszka played #54 Dallas Johnson (Stow, OH) and lost 337 to 413 (a spread of -76).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 14-14, -398.


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