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2008 NSC History

2007 Players Championship
The NSC not held in 2007, but NSA players organized the Players Championship as an alternate event.
August 3–8, Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, OH
458 contestants.

Division One:
1.James Leong23-8 +1072$12,000
2.Jerry Lerman22-9 +2013$5,500
3.Joey Mallick22-9 +869$4,000
Division Two:
1.Ben Harrison22-6 +1943$2,600
2.Rafi Stern20-8 +834$1,250
3.Joan Kelly19-9 +1235$900
Division Three:
1.Chad Hopper26-5 +1781$1,800
2.Carlene Wallis22.5-8.5 +832$900
3.Michael Wolfberg22-9 +1434$700
Division Four:
1.Kelly McKenzie21-10 +1657$1,400
2.Ben Lam21-10 +1380$700
3.Mark Garrod21-10 +676$550
Division Five:
1.Joey Krafchick25.5-5.5 +2691$1,200
2.Andrew Friedrich23-8 +1687$600
3.Victor Li22-9 +857$500

2006 United States SCRABBLE® Open
The NSC was called the USSO in 2006.
August 4–9, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ
625 contestants.

Division One:
1.Jim Kramer21-7 +1351$25,000
2.Geoff Thevenot19-9 +1310$10,000
3.Pakorn Nemitrmansuk19-9 +1213$5,000
Division Two:
1.Carl Johnson22-6 +1943$4,000
2.Conrad Bassett-Bouchard20-8 +834$1,500
3.Orry Swift19-9 +1235$1,000
Division Three:
1.Rafi Stern20-8 +1708$2,500
2.Greg Edwards20-8 +1191$1,500
3.S. Spencer Sun20-8 +1041$850
Division Four:
1.Sam Hollington22-6 +1175$1,500
2.Maureen Kennerk20-8 +870$850
3.Becky Dyer19.5-8.5 +887$750
Division Five:
1.Michael Rhodes22.5-5.5 +1553$1,500
2.Ricky Sirois20.5-7.5 +505$750
3.Jarett Myskiw20-8 +1134$600
Division Six:
1.Jeremy Hall22-6 +1149$1,500
2.Robert Collins20.5-7.5 +1276$750
3.Susan Bertoni19-9 +1360$600

2005 National SCRABBLE® Championship
August 19–24, Reno Hilton, Reno, NV
684 contestants.

Division One:
1.Dave Wiegand21-7 +1074, 3-2$25,000
2.Panupol Sujjayakorn21-7 +1000, 2-3$10,000
3.John Luebkemann19.5-8.5 +803$4,000
Division Two:
1.Michael Early22-6 +1328$5,000
2.Doug Brockmeier20-8 +1096$2,000
3.Kenneth Rubin20-8 +999$1,200
Division Three:
1.Betty Cornelison21-7 +1276$2,500
2.Eric Kinderman20-8 +1510$1,500
3.Jeff Martin20-8 +1020$1,000
Division Four:
1.Ben Harrison22-6 +1917$1,500
2.Edward De Guzman20-8 +1443$1,000
3.Jeff Myers20-8 +326$750
Division Five:
1.Nat Gardenswartz22-6 +1665$1,200
2.Michael Thelen20-8 +1091$800
3.Priya Fernando19-9 +900$600
Division Six:
1.Jacob Williams22-6 +1360$1,000
2.Laura Moyer20-8 +1053$700
3.Ida Scaglione20-8 +915$500

2004 National SCRABBLE® Championship
July 31 – August 5, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana
837 contestants.

Division One:
1.Trey Wright26 +1581$25,000
2.David Gibson23 +2133$10,000
3.Nigel Richards21 +1712$5,000
Division Two:
1.David Pearl23 +1367$5,000
2.Win Inthara22 +955$2,000
3.Kevin Fraley21 +1416$1,200
Division Three:
1.Jerry Scheiten22 +973$2,500
2.Alan Kraus21 +1517$1,500
3.Kenneth Rubin21 +910$1,000
Division Four:
1.Eugene Murray27 +2383$1,500
2.John Stardom22 +856$1,000
3.Travis Green21 +1033$750
Division Five:
1.Ryan Barrett25 +2003$1,200
2.Asif Rahman22 +1254$800
3.Darren Johnson21 +1137$600
Division Six:
1.Mel Skolnik23 +686$1,000
2.Ben Harrison22 +1917$700
3.Gebbie Gregory20.5 +900$500
Division Seven:
1.Jon Rumzis28 +3061$800
2.Annie Rahman24 +1424$500
3.Jason Oppenheim22 +1253$300

2002 National SCRABBLE® Championship
August 17-22, San Diego Concourse, San Diego, California
696 contestants.

Division One:
1.Joel Sherman25 +2020$25,000
2.Nigel Richards22 +1633$10,000
3.Jakkrit Klaphajone21 +1237$5,000
Division Two:
1.Chuck Armstrong24 +1668$5,000
2.Sal Dijamco22 +1262$2,000
3.Steve Glass21 +1200$1,200
Division Three:
1.Doug Brockmeier23 +2315$2,500
2.Patrick Hodges22 +1225$1,500
3.Susi Tiekert21.5 +815$1,000
Division Four:
1.Norbert Saldanha25 +1838$1,500
2.Ralph King23 +1273$1,000
3.Dave Zimmerman21.5 +717$750
Division Five:
1.Scott McDougall25 +1213$1,200
2.Gina DuMez22 +1658$800
3.Angelina Scroggins21 +1305$600
Division Six:
1.Dielle Saldanha25 +1828$1,000
2.Paul Haverly23 +2055$700
3.Jesse Cromer22.5 +1336$500

2000 National SCRABBLE® Championship
August 5-10, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island
599 contestants.

Division One:
1.Joe Edley22 +1454$25,000
2.Brian Cappelletto22 +1342$10,000
3.David Wiegand21 +1410$5,000
Division Two:
1.David Johnson25 +1992$5,000
2.Bob Lundegaard22 +781$2,000
3.John Van Pelt21 +1164$1,200
Division Three:
1.David Pearl22 +1292$2,500
2.Dean Cullen22 +1245$1,500
3.Dean Saldanha21 +1162$1,000
Division Four:
1.Joseph Connelly24 +1547$1,500
2.Rosalind Gold22 +1105$1,000
3.Robin Torrance21 +1470$750
Division Five:
1.Rob Matthews23 +1672$1,200
2.Jeff Myers21 +1267$800
3.Stella Russell21 +1116$600
Division Six:
1.Connie Creed25 +1490$1,000
2.Joan Knobelsdorf21 +1994$700
3.Andrea Ross-Greene21 +1537$500

1998 National SCRABBLE® Championship
August 8-13, Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
544 contestants.

Division One:
1.Brian Cappelletto26 +2318$25,000
2.Trey Wright22 +1023$10,000
3.Jere Mead21 +913$5,000
Division Two:
1.Jerry Scheiten23 +1158$4,000
2.Norma Fisher22 +874$2,000
3.Joshua Silber21 +1150$1,200
Division Three:
1.Ben Loiterstein23 +1753$1,500
2.Pad Badgley22 +905$1,000
3.Heather McCall21 +753$750
Division Four:
1.David Pearl22 +1894$1,000
2.Joanne Hood22 +511$800
3.Kevin Schutz21 +1679$600

1996 National SCRABBLE® Championship
July 20-25, Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Dallas, Texas
416 contestants. (See SCRABBLE News #126)

Division One:
1.Adam Logan, ON24 +1613$25,000
2.Marlon Hill19 +347$10,000
3.Joe Edley, NY18 +1351$5,000
Division Two:
1.Tony Sim21 +1071$4,000
2.Steve Glass19 +1029$2,000
3.Richard Moyer19 +806$1,200
Division Three:
1.Donald Malcolm21 +1534$1,500
2.Margaret Swanson21 +1318$1,000
3.Mark Welborn20 +1276$750
Division Four:
1.Paul McCarthy21 +1702$1,000
2.Jeff Prentiss19 +1066$800
3.Michael Christophel18.5 +1246$60

1994 National SCRABBLE® Championship
August 14-18, Universal City Hilton, Los Angeles, CA
300+ contestants. (See SCRABBLE News #109)

Division One:
1.David Gibson, SC23-4 +1700$15,000
2.David Wiegand19-8 +1447
3.Bob Lipton19-8 +1272
Division Two:
1.Michael Baker20-7 +920$2,500
2.John Chew19-8 +927$1,500
3.Amnon Meyers18-9 +1140
Division Three:
1.Carol Ravichandran19.5-8.5 +866
2.Yosie Levine19-8 +781
3.Mark Immerman18-9 +1137

1992 National SCRABBLE® Championship
August 9-13, Omni Hotel, Atlanta, GA
320 contestants. (See SCRABBLE News #93)

Division One:
1.Joe Edley, NY22-5 +1839 
2.Joel Wapnick21-6 +1318 
3.Brian Cappelletto20-7 +1410 
Division Two:
1.Jim Geary22-5 +1476 
2.Scott Leifer20-7 +912 
3.Bob Prentiss19.5-7.5 +1502 

1990 National SCRABBLE® Championship
August 5-9, Ramada Renaissance, Washington, DC
300+ contestants. (See SCRABBLE News #82)

Division One:
1.Robert Felt $10,000
2.Lester Schonbrun  
3.Ed Halper  
Division Two:
1.Luise Shafritz21-6 +1973 
2.Roy Dixon19-8 +1327 
3.Andy Curshen19-8 +836 

1989 National SCRABBLE® Championship
July 29-August 3, Penta Hotel, New York City, NY
221 contestants. (See SCRABBLE News #79)

Division One:
1.Peter Morris21-6 +1507$5,000
2.Mark Nyman20-7 +1252 
3.Ron Tiekert20-7 +1180 
Division Two:
1.Jill Janovici20-7 +1576 
2.Tim Anglin20-7 +486 
3.Shirley Fliesser19-8 +632 

1988 National SCRABBLE® Championship
July 31-August 5, Sands Regents Hotel/Casino, Reno, NV
323 contestants. (See SCRABBLE News #76)

Division One:
1.Robert Watson20.5-6.5 +1355$5,000
2.Peter Morris20-7 +1378 
3.Joel Wapnick19-8 +1334 
Division Two:
1.Mark Landsberg17-5 +1655 
2.Glenn Lew17-5 +1288 
3.Randy Greenspan17-5 +1137 

1987 National SCRABBLE® Championship
July 5-7, Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
327 contestants. (See SCRABBLE News #74)

Division One:
1.Rita Norr17-4 +1100$5,000
2.Jeremiah Mead17-4 +1019 
3.Chuck Armstrong16-5 +1751 
Division Two:
1.Norma Fisher12-9 +223 
2.Dora Ruelle12-9 +195 
3.C. Acquayle12-9 -197 
Division Three:
1.Mary Lyons12-9 +11 
2.Jill Janovici12-9 -299 
3.Julie Ashe11.5-9.5 -336 
Division Four:
1.Abiodun Oyewale14-7 +695 
2.Jeff Garrett14-7 +243 
3.Robert Fancett13-8 +389 

1985 National SCRABBLE® Championship
July 28-31, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
302 contestants. (See SCRABBLE News #62)

Division One:
1.Ron Tiekert20-2 +1808$10,000
2.Joe Edley18-4 +1615 
3.Richard Lund18-4 +1511 
4.Charles Armstrong17-5 +1405 
5.Daniel Pratt17-5 +1215 

1983 National SCRABBLE® Championship
August 10-12, Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL
32 contestants. (See SCRABBLE News #52)

1.Joel Wapnick13-4 +705$5,000
2.Dan Pratt12-5 +483 
3.Joe Edley11.5-5.5 +323 
4.Stephen Fisher10-7 +473 
5.Ed Halper10-7 +82 

1980 National SCRABBLE® Championship
November 14-16, Mirimar-Sheraton Hotel, Santa Monica, CA
32 contestants (invitational). (See SCRABBLE News #34)

1.Joe Edley, NY14-3 +545$5,000
2.James Neuberger13.5-3.5 +1131 
3.Ron Tiekert11.5-5.5 +874 
4.Daniel Pratt11-6 +859 
5.David Prinz11-6 +459 

1978 National SCRABBLE® Championship
May 19-21, Loew's Summit Hotel, New York, NY
64 contestants (invitational, Funk & Wagnalls 1973). (See SCRABBLE News #19)

1.David Prinz173 credits, 10-6 avg 390$1,500
2.Daniel Pratt170 credits, 13-3 avg 401$1,000
3.Mike Senkiewicz169 credits, 11-5 avg 404$750
4.Linda Gruber162 credits, 11-5 avg 382$650
5.Charles Goldstein161 credits, 10-6 avg 397$600

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