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Lisa Odom


[photo of Odom] Lisa Odom is a 41-year-old quality assurance analyst who qualifies for the WSC again (after an earlier appearance in 1993) on the basis of her NSA tournament rating. Odom is the highest-rated female player in North America.


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Round 1. Odom plays 41-year-old Phil Appleby from England.
Odom lost to Appleby 364-430, and is now in 70th place, 0-1 -66.
Round 2. Odom wins against fellow American Paul Epstein, 448-388 to almost balance her record. She is in the middle of the pack now, at 49th place, 1-1 -6.
Round 3. Odom beats another American, Ron Tiekert in a 451-450 squeaker. She moves up to 42nd place, 2-1 -5.
Round 4. Odom wins a big game against Steven Gruzd of South Africa, 582-315. The spread pulls her all the way up to 11th place, 3-1 +262. Odom bingo-ed BRITTLED, TITANATE, AGENCIES vs Gruzd's COLONISE and SENARII.
Round 5. Odom beats NSA Director of Clubs and Tournaments Joe Edley 466-371 and gets up to 6th place, 4-1 +357, third among players at 4-1.
Round 6. Odom loses to Canadian Champion Joel Wapnick 387-427, and falls to 15th place, 4-2 +317.
Round 7. Odom lost to Jakkrit Klaphajone (TH) 365-411. Odom is now #27, with a record of 4-3 +271.
Round 8. Odom lost to Andrew Cook (UK) 333-453. Odom is now #42, with a record of 4-4 +151.
Round 9. Odom lost to Alec Webb (UK) 341-399. Odom is now #55, with a record of 4-5 +93.
Round 10. Odom won against Jim Nanavati (CA) 494-415. Odom is now #42, with a record of 5-5 +172.
Round 11. Odom lost to David Webb (UK) 355-506. Odom is now #56, with a record of 5-6 +21.
Round 12. Odom won against Paul Epstein (US) 414-400. Odom is now #49, with a record of 6-6 +35.
Round 13. Odom lost to Mohan Chunkath (IN) 374-415. Odom is now #57, with a record of 6-7 -6.
Round 14. Odom lost to Shafique Thobani (KE) 375-435. Odom is now #67, with a record of 6-8 -66.
Round 15. Odom won against Kong Chock Heng (MY) 414-377. Odom is now #58, with a record of 7-8 -29.
Round 16. Odom lost to Jim Geary (US) 321-499. Odom is now #67, with a record of 7-9 +207.
Round 17. Odom won against Alistair Kane (AU) 464-330. Odom is now #59, with a record of 8-9 -73.
Round 18. Odom won against Mohan Chunkath (IN) 416-304. Odom is now #50, with a record of 9-9 +39.
Round 19. Odom lost to Randy Hersom (US) 400-515. Odom is now #60, with a record of 9-10 -76.
Round 20. Odom won against Steve Polatnick (US) 435-411. Odom is now #51, with a record of 10-10 -52. Nice plays: TOTALIZED OUTLAWING (both 9lws).
Round 21. Odom won against A Ganesh (MY) 476-379. Odom is now #41, with a record of 11-10 +45.
Round 22. Odom won against Helen Gipson (UK) 380-379. Odom is now #35, with a record of 12-10 +46.
Round 23. Odom won against Amnuay Ploysangngam (TH) 382-342. Odom is now #29, with a record of 13-10 +86.
Round 24. Odom won against James Cherry (CA) 385-320. Odom is now #23, with a record of 14-10 +151.

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