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2002 NSC Prizes

The 2002 National SCRABBLE® Championship was held in San Diego, California, August 17th through the 22nd at the San Diego Concourse and Civic Theatre. Over $89,000 in prizes were awarded to players in six divisions, including $25,000 to the first-place finisher in Division 1.

 

  DIVISION 1
(Rated >1899)
DIVISION 2
(1700-1899)
DIVISION 3
(1500-1699)
DIVISION 4
(1300-1499)
DIVISION 5
(1100-1299)
DIVISION 6
(<1100)
First Place Joel Sherman
25-6 +2020
$25,000
Chuck Armstrong
24-7 +1668
$5,000
Doug Brockmeier
23-8 +2315
$2,500
Norbert Saldanha
25-6 +1838
$1,500
Scott McDougall
25-6 +1213
$1,200
Dielle Saldanha
25-6 +1828
$1,000
Second Place Nigel Richards
22-9 +1633
$10,000
Sal Dijamco
22-9 +1262
$2,000
Patrick Hodges
22-9 +1225
$1,500
Ralph King
23-11 +1273
$1,000
Gina DuMez
22-9 +1658
$800
Paul Haverly
23-8 +2055
$700
Third Place Jakkrit Klaphajone
21-10 +1237
$5,000
Steve Glass
21-10 +1200
$1,200
Susi Tiekert
21.5-8.5 +815
$1,000
Dave Zimmerman
21.5-9.5 +717
$750
Angelina Scroggins
21-10 +1305
$600
Jesse Cromer
22.5-8.5 +1336
$500
Fourth Place Brian Cappelletto
21-10 +407
$2,500
Clay Daniel
21-10 +703
$900
Stephen Dennis
21-10 +1128
$750
Tony Leah
21-10 +564
$500
Leland Fidler
21-10 +875
$400
Edgar Thomas
22-9 +1005
$300
Fifth Place Paul Epstein
21-10 +149
$1,200
Brian Williams
20-11 +1607
$700
John Viloria
21-10 +764
$500
Jerry Dynes
21-10 +1103
$300
Bob Nellis
21-10 +650
$200
Terry Kang
21-10 +794
$100
Sixth Place Dave Wiegand
20-11 +1495
$900
Mark Pistolese
21-10 +563
$500
Shannon Burns
20.5-10.5 +948
$300
Slade Sullivan
20.5-10.5 +997
$200
Seventh Place Jere Mead
20-11 +811
$800
Jack Eichenbaum
20-11 +590
$400
Eighth Place Marlon Hill
20-11 +561
$700
Mark Landsberg
19.5-11.5 +1338
$300
Ninth Place Panupol Sujjayakorn
19-12 +1610
$600
Tenth Place Joel Wapnick
19-12 +1128
$500
Biggest Comeback $100 Rich Moyer
down by 144
won 576-428
$100
$100 $100 Roger Cullman
down by 106
won 349-282
$100
Ruth McCandless
down by 116
won 367-356
$100
Flashiest Bingo Danny Goldman
VERJUICE
$50
Mary Capalbi
EX on board; played PEDIENT to TWS
$50
$50 $50 $50 $50
Tuff Luck Lisa Odom
&
Rich Baker
-27
$100
Gary Dismukes
-44
$100
$100 $100 Carol Yamashita
&
Sylvia Strong
-41
$100
Steve Ornish
-62
$100
Highest-Placing Senior (60+) Robert Ellickson
18-13 +522
$200
Mark Landsberg
19-11 +1338
$175
$150 $125 Gina DuMez
Second Place
$100
Bill Kinsella
20-10 +1300
$75
Best Record Day 3 (Lower Half) Daniel Goldman
$300
Judy Horn
$250
$200 $150 Richard Savitt
$125
Deborah Light
$100
Best Record Day 4 (Lower Half) Marjorie Schoneboom
$200
Rick Wong
$150
$100 $75 Roger Cullman
$50
Jean Lehman
$40
Low Win Gail Wolford
290
$25
Mark Pistolese
305
$25
$25 $25 Ida Ann Shapiro
196
$25
Christina Reilly
240
$25
High Game
Round 1
Lester Schonbrun
584
$25
Iffy Onyeonwu
543
$25
Phyllis Patukas
519
$25
Stephen Wilkie
529
$25
Louis Block
&
Roger Cullman
481
$25
Dion Saldanha
536
$25
High Game
Round 2
William D Shipe
562
$25
Steve Grob
508
$25
David Lieberfarb
512
$25
Gigi Miller
491
$25
Louis Block
545
$25
Barbara Puky
508
$25
High Game
Round 3
Dave Wiegand
614
$25
Dave Leifer
521
$25
Greg Heidler
538
$25
Tony Leah
499
$25
Myrna Cohen
515
$25
Vera Kuznecov
467
$25
High Game
Round 4
Brian Cappelletto
548
$25
Rich Moyer
576
$25
Kit Morehead
499
$25
Norbert Saldanha
575
$25
Bob Nellis
486
$25
Jan Hein
504
$25
High Game
Round 5
Rich Baker
550
$25
Howard Pistol
577
$25
Charles Merlis
465
$25
Claudia Koczka
484
$25
Brenda Smith
492
$25
Geoff Tongue
552
$25
High Game
Round 6
Panupol Sujjayakorn
550
$25
Martin Smith
511
$25
Gavin Hyde
523
$25
Gina Fassio
506
$25
Waheed Thompson
510
$25
Dion Saldanha
542
$25
High Game
Round 7
Robert Felt
545
$25
Matt DeWaelsche
506
$25
Ruth Hamilton
518
$25
Mary Aline Stevens
503
$25
Mary Becker
461
$25
Nora Poulos
481
$25
High Game
Round 8
Evan Berofsky
621
$25
Brian Williams
516
$25
Doug Brockmeier
522
$25
Joyce Zmorzynski
509
$25
Linda Oliva
535
$25
Jean Lehman
456
$25
High Game
Round 9
Ira Cohen
&
Robert Ellickson
523
$25
Benjamin Bloom
509
$25
Su Edwards
515
$25
David Hermanson
567
$25
David Dinning
528
$25
Vera Kuznecov
527
$25
High Game
Round 10
Ben Withers
546
$25
Cheryl Tyler
556
$25
Susi Tiekert
541
$25
Lynn Gunn
508
$25
Sara Weidner
530
$25
Dielle Saldanha
429
$25
High Game
Round 11
Steven Alexander
578
$25
Chuck Armstrong
527
$25
Kit Morehead
579
$25
Stan Khury
463
$25
Nick Carter
503
$25
Geoff Tongue
572
$25
High Game
Round 12
Panupol Sujjayakorn
572
$25
Adrian Mannella
518
$25
Jason Bednarz
560
$25
David Stokoe
475
$25
Celia Lopez
502
$25
Paul Haverly
484
$25
High Game
Round 13
Robert Felt
582
$25
Mark Landsberg
518
$25
Carlynn Mayer
547
$25
Judy Ford
490
$25
Todd Pfalzgraf
526
$25
Chora B Eilertsen
498
$25
High Game
Round 14
Dean Saldanha
566
$25
Ronald Howard
639
$25
Noel Livermore
549
$25
James L Kille Jr
528
$25
Kathi Cann
485
$25
Dielle Saldanha
524
$25
High Game
Round 15
Ben Withers
536
$25
Judy Horn
535
$25
Varda Horelle
542
$25
Slade Sullivan
539
$25
Laurie Lu Longway
480
$25
James Wallenberg
436
$25
High Game
Round 16
Mark Milan
521
$25
Mark Pistolese
553
$25
Isaac L Apindi
502
$25
Tony Leah
540
$25
Brenda Smith
506
$25
Jesse Cromer
492
$25
High Game
Round 17
Steve Tier
558
$25
Stefan Fatsis
535
$25
Marian Koonce
514
$25
Tony Leah
507
$25
Brian Sebastian
499
$25
Geoff Tongue
522
$25
High Game
Round 18
David Weisberg
536
$25
Brian Williams
517
$25
Ed Saunders
548
$25
Jeremy Simon
510
$25
Craig Mobley
482
$25
Suzannah Badgett
460
$25
High Game
Round 19
Joe Edley
586
$25
Ron McGill
595
$25
Charles Merlis
499
$25
Gwen Bishop
538
$25
Angelina Scroggins
506
$25
Dion Saldanha
490
$25
High Game
Round 20
Stephen Haraske
566
$25
Matt Dickey
&
Ed Neugroschl
522
$25
Yvonne Knickerbocker
581
$25
Stan Khury
501
$25
Grace Brooks
506
$25
Paul Haverly
491
$25
High Game
Round 21
J Goard
554
$25
Rick Wong
679
$25
Susi Tiekert
547
$25
David Hermanson
480
$25
Andrea Bauman
485
$25
Margaret Hughes
565
$25
High Game
Round 22
Dave Wiegand
627
$25
John Olaughlin
523
$25
Joyce McFadden
587
$25
Heidi Kujac
557
$25
Gina DuMez
499
$25
Charles Evans
528
$25
High Game
Round 23
Michael Baker
594
$25
Joe Neff
551
$25
Ann Raymond
529
$25
Slade Sullivan
474
$25
Lois Greene
517
$25
John Jacobsen
530
$25
High Game
Round 24
Daniel Goldman
607
$25
Chani Katz
545
$25
Doug Brockmeier
513
$25
Joan Knobelsdorf
477
$25
Matthew Carter
548
$25
David Johnson
484
$25
High Game
Round 25
Jeremy Frank
560
$25
Matt Dickey
567
$25
Patrick Hodges
509
$25
Carl Warner
497
$25
Esther White
568
$25
Bob Godfrey
428
$25
High Game
Round 26
Marty Gabriel
527
$25
Larry Gradus
533
$25
Mark Goodman
482
$25
Will Cooper
&
Susan Hoehn
477
$25
Karen Moss
507
$25
Terry Kang
460
$25
High Game
Round 27
Evan Berofsky
560
$25
Joel Horn
557
$25
Nancy Johnson
533
$25
Helen Burns
552
$25
Barry Skoletsky
496
$25
Dolores Furye
493
$25
High Game
Round 28
Panupol Sujjayakorn
632
$25
Larry Sherman
535
$25
Rob Matthews
504
$25
Pat Kovalcheck
521
$25
Paul McCurdy
489
$25
Bob Antolak
447
$25
High Game
Round 29
J Goard
556
$25
Caesar Jaramillo
521
$25
Pat Yarnell
499
$25
Claudia Koczka
513
$25
Celia Lopez
494
$25
Neva Slater
479
$25
High Game
Round 30
Steve Tier
505
$25
Scott Pianowski
505
$25
Mark Penhallow
565
$25
Julie Lopez
&
Jeremy Simon
487
$25
Lois Greene
483
$25
Barbara Puky
484
$25
High Game
Round 31
Panupol Sujjayakorn
556
$25
Cynthia Seales
566
$25
Doug Brockmeier
571
$25
Jacqueline Stewart
483
$25
Maureen Kennerk
525
$25
Terry Kang
472
$25
High Loss
Round 1
Stuart Goldman
447
$25
Judy Horn
442
$25
Gretchen Cowan
439
$25
Ossie Mair
422
$25
Stella Russell
406
$25
Eunice Smith
368
$25
High Loss
Round 2
Kenji Matsumoto
441
$25
Alan Whitman
433
$25
James Abbott
421
$25
Barbara Gray
401
$25
Ken Louie
407
$25
Asif Rahman
378
$25
High Loss
Round 3
David Weisberg
496
$25
Ben Loiterstein
438
$25
Glenda Short
415
$25
Peter Dolgenos
428
$25
Brenda Smith
399
$25
Andre Ornish
386
$25
High Loss
Round 4
Robert Linn
446
$25
Adrian Mannella
454
$25
Charles Merlis
435
$25
Ellen Massey
405
$25
Ian Sharp
389
$25
Steven Ornish
&
Ruth Barr
370
$25
High Loss
Round 5
Chris Cree
433
$25
Larry Sherman
427
$25
Mark Penhallow
416
$25
Trish Baker
436
$25
Barry Skoletsky
431
$25
Robin Bowles
358
$25
High Loss
Round 6
Jim Peters
486
$25
Rick Wong
433
$25
Greg Heidler
434
$25
Ruth Sawyer
412
$25
Tracey Martin
381
$25
Jim Barker
372
$25
High Loss
Round 7
Charnwit Sumrattanaporn
476
$25
Scott Pianowski
454
$25
Mary A Lyons
435
$25
Gina Fassio
405
$25
Miriam Saldanha
380
$25
Dorothy Hackney
379
$25
High Loss
Round 8
Albert Hahn
441
$25
Diana Grosman
416
$25
Sally Starr
392
$25
Andrea Ladmer
402
$25
Brenda Werner
374
$25
Marjorie Bash
384
$25
High Loss
Round 9
John Karris
440
$25
Steve Grob
430
$25
Richard Johnson
427
$25
Kimberly Howard Johnson
419
$25
Craig Mobley
413
$25
Dion Saldanha
390
$25
High Loss
Round 10
Alan Stern
&
Margaret Bauer Williams
455
$25
Danny Panganiban
416
$25
Paula Catanese
&
Charles Merlis
419
$25
Ben Gittes
406
$25
Maureen Kennerk
382
$25
Neva Slater
388
$25
High Loss
Round 11
Jakkrit Klaphajone
464
$25
Brian Williams
440
$25
Carl Davis
430
$25
Al Schanzer
398
$25
Joyce James
376
$25
Charlotte Bremond
395
$25
High Loss
Round 12
Randy Greenspan
416
$25
Jerry Scheiten
407
$25
Nancy Druskin
436
$25
Helen Burns
&
Susie Page
397
$25
Roger Cullman
417
$25
Geoff Tongue
395
$25
High Loss
Round 13
Matt Graham
440
$25
Adrian Mannella
421
$25
Paul Beusterien
442
$25
Rosetta Donelick
385
$25
Sylvia Sparkman
394
$25
Mike Benjamin
390
$25
High Loss
Round 14
Mark Fidler
423
$25
Chris Guilbert
405
$25
Isaac L Apindi
395
$25
Joyce Zmorzynski
423
$25
Frances Gross
422
$25
Bill Kinsella
379
$25
High Loss
Round 15
Paul Avrin
419
$25
Diane Firstman
419
$25
Woody Chen
417
$25
Paul Trachtenberg
421
$25
Scott McDougall
370
$25
Neva Slater
385
$25
High Loss
Round 16
Robert Felt
443
$25
Kay Patterson
442
$25
Sally Starr
423
$25
Jamila Atcha
391
$25
Burke Riley
392
$25
Sabrina Cassidy
385
$25
High Loss
Round 17
Walker Willingham
442
$25
Steve Glass
409
$25
Shannon Burns
402
$25
Jerry Dynes
399
$25
Maureen Kennerk
431
$25
Ron Barker
379
$25
High Loss
Round 18
J Goard
427
$25
Larry Gradus
434
$25
Thomas M Hall
420
$25
James Johnson
400
$25
Deborah Sapot
&
Ben Villanueva
388
$25
John Lauck
389
$25
High Loss
Round 19
Sam Kantimathi
463
$25
Jonn Dalton
444
$25
Ann Raymond
412
$25
Jerry Dynes
414
$25
Julie Ellen Maria
401
$25
Ruth McCandless
380
$25
High Loss
Round 20
Tim Anglin
432
$25
Nancy Jessup
438
$25
Ember Nelson
425
$25
Joyce Zmorzynski
422
$25
Joyce James
381
$25
Jesse Cromer
394
$25
High Loss
Round 21
David Weisberg
457
$25
Matt DeWaelsche
409
$25
Joyce McFadden
475
$25
Mary M Gordon
420
$25
Lois Greene
393
$25
Maliha Mahmood
371
$25
High Loss
Round 22
Trey Wright
435
$25
Danny Panganiban
443
$25
Betty Burton
419
$25
Ralph King
450
$25
Frank Cracchiolo
393
$25
Don Austin
381
$25
High Loss
Round 23
Sam Kantimathi
462
$25
Harriette Lakernick
436
$25
Cindy Quinn
446
$25
Jo Anne Cohen
417
$25
Brian Knudson
388
$25
Dielle Saldanha
390
$25
High Loss
Round 24
J Goard
459
$25
Elaine Patterson
418
$25
Dennis Fenichel
444
$25
Barbara Lowrey
387
$25
Emilie Pandolfi
383
$25
Terry Kang
398
$25
High Loss
Round 25
Bruce D Ambrosio
458
$25
Maddy Golob
437
$25
Thomas M Hall
423
$25
James Johnson
401
$25
Stephanie Steele
419
$25
Mary E Quigley
386
$25
High Loss
Round 26
Lisa Odom
477
$25
Arun Methaset
409
$25
Pat Yarnell
418
$25
Judy Ford
432
$25
Todd Pfalzgraf
405
$25
Karen Lundeen
390
$25
High Loss
Round 27
Cynthia Pughsley
467
$25
Ken Lambe
433
$25
Andrea Michaels
411
$25
Jeannie J Wilson
430
$25
Angelina Scroggins
&
Stella Russell
383
$25
Jeannette Nadler
360
$25
High Loss
Round 28
Vince Castellano
442
$25
Brian Williams
426
$25
Isaac L Apindi
404
$25
Keith Smith
406
$25
Nick Carter
381
$25
Dielle Saldanha
373
$25
High Loss
Round 29
Rita Norr
463
$25
Ben Loiterstein
426
$25
Gerri Martin
447
$25
Sarah King
391
$25
Sal Campo
407
$25
Elizabeth Angelone
395
$25
High Loss
Round 30
Lynn Cushman
463
$25
Paul Holser
435
$25
Pat Yarnell
463
$25
Jan Parker
408
$25
Maureen Kennerk
380
$25
Karen Lundeen
370
$25
High Loss
Round 31
Craig Rowland
442
$25
Richard Ganguet
416
$25
Mary Atwood
391
$25
Gina Fassio
399
$25
Brian Sebastian
397
$25
Jesse Cromer
361
$25
High Play (Sunday) David Mallick
ANTIGENS (140)
vs. Brian Cappelletto
&
Joe Edley
DINETTES (140)
vs. Bob Lundegard
$25
Dave Leifer
REACTING (158)
vs. Steve Jones
&
Helen Joffe
MARGENTS (158)
vs. Steve Grobe
$25
$25 $25 Penny Baker
QUIETERS (114)
$25
$25
High Play (Monday) Evan Berofsky
RAPHIDES (212)
vs. Mark Fidler
$25
Jeff Neff
THROWING (158)
vs. Ed Neugroschl
$25
$25 $25 Ken Louie
AMORTISE (131)
$25
$25
High Play (Tuesday) Charnwit S.
RESTRIVE (149)
vs. Rod McNeil
$25
Ron Howard
DEFINERS (167)
vs. Carl Stocker
$25
$25 $25 Todd Pfalzgraf
SQUINTS (130)
$25
$25
High Play (Wednesday) Mike Baker
WINGLETS (176)
vs. John Terrell
$25
Travis Cheney
DIORAMAS (149)
vs. Jeff Clark
$25
$25 $25 Irene Averell
SQUASHED (128)
$25
$25
High Play (Thursday) Panupol S.
REOBTAIN (131)
$25
Fern Lindzon
SPILLERS (149)
vs. Jack Eichenbaum
$25
$25 $25 Seymour Zweigoron
REQUESTS (194)
vs. Brenda Werner
$25
$25
Best Strategic Play $225

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