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1999 US WSC QT Results

Here are final results of the 1999 United States World Scrabble Championship Qualifying Tournament, held June 11-13, 1999 in Euless, Texas. The event was organised and directed by Club #248 Director Mary Rhoades.

Sixteen players qualified to play based on their ratings during the qualification period; the top three finalists (Lipton, Hersom and Polatnick) have been selected to represent the United States at the WSC this November.

Rank Name            Wins  Sprd For Agn  Hi
  1  Bob Lipton      12.0 +1311 452 365 534
  2  Randy Hersom    10.0  +909 428 367 565
  3  Steve Polatnick  9.0  +525 438 403 563
  4  Carol Kaplan     9.0  +429 421 392 524
  5  Jim Kramer       9.0  +231 438 423 535
  6  Chris Cree       9.0  +227 410 394 565
  7  Steve Pellinen   9.0  +173 410 398 522
  8  Mike Baron       9.0   -61 408 412 505
  9  Sam Kantimathi   8.0  +158 416 405 545
 10  Stuart Goldman   7.0  -205 401 415 516
 11  Rita Norr        6.0  -178 398 410 537
 12  Marlene Milkent  6.0  -220 399 414 480
 13  Norma Fisher     6.0  -388 396 422 484
 14  Paul Avrin       5.0  -744 372 422 445
 15  Marty Gabriel    4.0  -617 382 423 565
 16  Mark Palumbo     2.0 -1550 345 448 473

 1  Bob Lipton      W13 W10 W07 W06 L08 W03 W04 W16 W12 W14 L02 W11 L15 W09 W05 
                    466 519 403 514 384 534 411 488 520 497 337 463 355 447 445 
 2  Randy Hersom    W08 W03 W04 W16 W12 L14 L05 W11 W15 L09 W01 W13 L10 W07 L06 
                    437 517 396 512 418 384 340 523 565 375 431 444 328 445 301 
 3  Steve Polatnick W14 L02 W11 W15 L09 L01 W13 W10 L07 W06 L08 L05 W04 W16 W12 
                    470 337 471 418 340 409 563 545 395 422 371 360 510 529 432 
 4  Carol Kaplan    W12 W14 L02 W11 W15 W09 L01 L13 W10 L07 W06 L08 L03 W05 W16 
                    496 446 361 410 420 390 379 359 379 396 430 398 450 524 474 
 5  Jim Kramer      W16 W13 L12 W10 W14 L07 W02 W06 L11 W08 W15 W03 L09 L04 L01 
                    535 484 375 476 446 382 530 417 422 477 447 421 360 377 426 
 6  Chris Cree      W11 W15 W09 L01 W13 W10 L07 L05 L08 L03 L04 W16 W12 W14 W02 
                    391 376 565 418 454 417 339 359 313 390 354 470 476 433 388 
 7  Steve Pellinen  W15 W09 L01 L13 L10 W05 W06 W08 W03 W04 W16 L12 W14 L02 L11 
                    475 522 304 331 401 437 447 424 421 416 444 377 433 335 381 
 8  Mike Baron      L02 L11 L15 W09 W01 L13 W10 L07 W06 L05 W03 W04 W16 W12 W14 
                    320 340 363 386 391 374 505 400 379 435 427 449 482 435 432 
 9  Sam Kantimathi  W10 L07 L06 L08 W03 L04 W16 L12 W14 W02 L11 W15 W05 L01 W13 
                    456 322 488 381 422 336 438 404 410 411 351 507 545 352 414 
10  Stuart Goldman  L09 L01 W13 L05 W07 L06 L08 L03 L04 L16 W12 W14 W02 W11 W15 
                    375 416 474 397 453 350 350 364 370 253 392 414 434 455 516 
11  Rita Norr       L06 W08 L03 L04 L16 W12 L14 L02 W05 W15 W09 L01 L13 L10 W07 
                    346 477 425 384 352 425 394 291 537 436 406 352 393 295 459 
12  Marlene Milkent L04 W16 W05 W14 L02 L11 L15 W09 L01 W13 L10 W07 L06 L08 L03 
                    368 398 379 457 408 393 356 449 344 446 383 480 359 380 386 
13  Norma Fisher    L01 L05 L10 W07 L06 W08 L03 W04 W16 L12 L14 L02 W11 W15 L09 
                    278 456 359 479 351 484 348 413 369 430 385 372 422 417 375 
14  Paul Avrin      L03 L04 W16 L12 L05 W02 W11 W15 L09 L01 W13 L10 L07 L06 L08 
                    328 355 411 314 415 420 415 375 379 283 445 323 365 353 400 
15  Marty Gabriel   L07 L06 W08 L03 L04 W16 W12 L14 L02 L11 L05 L09 W01 L13 L10 
                    369 363 515 364 383 565 435 352 252 337 417 333 357 325 359 
16  Mark Palumbo    L05 L12 L14 L02 W11 L15 L09 L01 L13 W10 L07 L06 L08 L03 L04 
                    298 277 372 311 376 317 377 332 354 473 288 396 388 250 361 
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