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2003 World SCRABBLE® Championship: Team U.S.A.

The NSA congratulates the following players who have earned the right to represent the United States at the 2003 World SCRABBLE® Championship:

Here are the rules by which the players qualified for the team:

  1. Due to our outstanding performance at the 2001 World SCRABBLE® Championship, which included more than half of our players finishing in the top quarter of the event, the American team earned one extra place. That means that 15 players will be eligible for the next WSC, in addition to the current World SCRABBLE® Champion, American Brian Cappelletto (who has declined to defend his title).

  2. Of these 15 players, the 12 American players who earn the highest Peak Ratings during the Qualifying Period (QP) of January 1, 2002 through April 30, 2003 will be invited. A player's Peak Rating (PR) is his/her highest rating earned from NSA Open Rated tournaments during the QP after the first 60 tournament games have been played. In other words, each player must first play 60 tournament games during the QP before a legitimate PR is earned.

  3. If a PR includes bonus points earned from the second half of a tourney 17-32 rds. long (or from the final third of a tourney 33-48 rds. long), then those specific bonus points will be subtracted from the player's final rating that tourney before reaching the PR for that tourney only. Subsequent tourneys will again include the bonus points from the previous events.

  4. The remaining players will be chosen from a WSC Qualifying Tournament (WSCQT), which in all likelihood will be held some time in June 2003. The top 3 players of the WSCQT will be invited to the next WSC and the 4th place finisher shall be our American Alternate, should any of our other invitees decide not to participate.

  5. The WSCQT will use the Official SCRABBLE Words International, the official word source of the WSC.

  6. In order to qualify for the WSCQT, NSA members must have played in at least 3 NSA Open Rated tournaments, including 50 games during the qualifying period. However, 20 of those games may have been played at unrated NSA SOWPODS divisions organized at NSA sanctioned Open Rated tournaments for the benefit of our WSC players as an adjunct to the main event. These SOWPODS events must have a minimum of 4 players to count toward qualifying for the WSCQT.

The qualification period ended with the May 1st ratings list, and the 23 players listed in the following table had the highest peak ratings, not including reigning WSC Brian Cappelletto or the following players who declared that they will not be attending this year's WSC: Joel Sherman, Jere Mead, John Luebkemann, Marlon Hill, Joey Mallick, Joe Edley, Joe Weinike, Chris Cree, David Gibson, Jerry Lerman, Ron Tiekert, Paul Epstein, Matt Laufer, Chuck Armstrong, Patricia Barrett, Ira Cohen and Randy Greenspan. The players marked with an asterisk indicated that they would like to play in the WSC. Four of them subsequently decided not to accept their invitations to play in the WSC, and were replaced by alternate players from the qualification tournament, as noted elsewhere in this document. It is worth noting that the late Bob Felt would have been listed below with a peak rating of 1906.

      Ratings      
 Low High Last Pk60 Updated   Won-Lost  OppR Ratio  Player
2002-2027 2013 2013 2003-02  59.0- 24.0 1834 0.711 *WIEGAND, DAVE
1950-2036 1958 2005 2003-05  83.0- 41.0 1843 0.669 *KRAMER, JIM
1856-1970 1970 1970 2003-05 143.5- 89.5 1819 0.616 *KANTIMATHI, SAM
1894-1969 1938 1969 2003-05 122.5- 59.5 1808 0.673 *ADAMSON, TIM
1866-1950 1939 1950 2003-05  72.0- 39.0 1826 0.649 *BAKER, RICH
1845-1956 1940 1940 2003-05 135.5- 74.5 1824 0.645 *HERSOM, RANDY
1926-1971 1933 1937 2003-05  78.0- 44.0 1811 0.639 *WRIGHT, TREY
1817-1995 1847 1935 2003-05 156.0-107.0 1833 0.593 *GRAHAM, MATT
1793-1926 1840 1926 2003-05 187.0-153.0 1812 0.550 *LINN, ROBERT
1806-1921 1882 1921 2003-03  79.5- 52.5 1828 0.602 *TIER, STEVE
1715-1921 1921 1921 2003-03  81.0- 48.0 1738 0.628 *ONYEONWU, IFFY
1849-1975 1917 1917 2003-05 127.5- 95.5 1826 0.572 *GEARY, JIM
1758-1969 1817 1913 2003-05 138.0-120.0 1822 0.535 *ODOM, LISA
1812-1905 1905 1905 2002-09  51.0- 32.0 1771 0.614  WEISBERG, DAVID
1735-1901 1810 1901 2003-05 188.5-164.5 1797 0.534  DIXON, JAN
1880-1949 1891 1901 2003-04  62.5- 34.5 1789 0.644  ALEXANDER, STEVEN
1754-1900 1796 1900 2003-03  89.0- 59.0 1749 0.601  DAY, DARRELL
1844-1899 1872 1899 2003-05 140.5- 86.5 1779 0.619  SCHONBRUN, LESTER
1823-1899 1899 1899 2003-05 106.0- 51.0 1722 0.675  WEINSTEIN, IAN
1715-1897 1742 1897 2003-05 207.0-172.0 1721 0.546  KARRIS, JOHN
1803-1897 1825 1897 2003-05  55.0- 43.0 1792 0.561  PAXSON, MIKE
1753-1895 1824 1895 2003-05 123.5-115.5 1801 0.517  KENAS, MARK
1881-1927 1881 1895 2003-05  38.0- 37.0 1881 0.507  MOSS, AVI

WIEGAND, DAVE
  2002-03  9.0- 4.0 2027 2008 13  13 PORTLAND, OR MARCH 2002
  2002-08 20.0-11.0 2008 2007 31  44 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-08 15.0- 5.0 2007 2002 20  64 PORTLAND, OR SEPTEMBER 2002
  2003-01 15.0- 4.0 2002 2013 19  83 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 MAIN EVENT

KRAMER, JIM
  2002-03  9.0- 3.0 2014 2012 12  12 TWIN CITIES, MN MARCH 2002
  2002-04 11.0- 1.0 2012 2036 12  24 SIOUX FALLS, SD APRIL 2002
  2002-05 13.0- 7.0 2036 2025 20  44 GREATER CHICAGO, IL MAY 2002
  2002-08 19.0-12.0 2025 2005 31  75 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  8.0- 4.0 2005 2000 12  87 WISCONSIN DELLS, WI OCTOBER 2002
  2002-11  6.0- 6.0 2000 1971 12  99 MINNEAPOLIS, MN NOVEMBER 2002
  2003-03  8.0- 5.0 1971 1950 13 112 TWIN CITIES, MN MARCH 2003
  2003-04  9.0- 3.0 1950 1958 12 124 SIOUX FALLS, SD APRIL 2003

KANTIMATHI, SAM
  2002-04  8.0- 7.0 1925 1943 15  15 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2002
  2002-06  9.0- 8.0 1943 1881 17  32 SWILLNS JUNE 2002
  2002-07 15.0-12.0 1881 1876 27  59 RENO, NV JULY 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2002-08 16.0-14.0 1876 1872 30  89 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-11  3.0- 3.0 1872 1867  6  95 LOS GATOS, CA NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-11  3.0- 3.0 1867 1856  6 101 OAKLAND, CA DECEMBER 2002
  2002-12  9.5- 4.5 1856 1875 14 115 CAMPBELL, CA DECEMBER 2002
  2003-01  5.0- 3.0 1875 1888  8 123 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 EARLY BIRD TOURNEY
  2003-01 10.0- 9.0 1888 1865 19 142 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 MAIN EVENT
  2003-02  6.0- 0.0 1865 1892  6 148 OAKLAND, CA FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-02 13.0- 1.0 1892 1914 14 162 TAMPA BAY, FL FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-02 12.0- 7.0 1914 1941 19 181 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-04 14.0- 9.0 1941 1930 23 204 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003
  2003-04  5.0- 2.0 1930 1932  7 211 CAMBRIDGE, ONT APRIL 2003
  2003-04  8.0- 7.0 1932 1937 15 226 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2003
  2003-04  7.0- 0.0 1937 1970  7 233 BERLIN, NJ APRIL 2003

ADAMSON, TIM
  2002-04  8.0- 4.0 1914 1931 12  12 SIOUX FALLS, SD APRIL 2002
  2002-05 13.0- 7.0 1931 1958 20  32 GREATER CHICAGO, IL MAY 2002
  2002-07 13.0- 7.0 1958 1954 20  52 ALBANY, NY JULY 2002
  2002-09  4.0- 2.0 1954 1941  6  58 ALBUQUERQUE, NM SEPTEMBER 2002 EARLY BIRD
  2002-09  9.0- 2.0 1941 1941 11  69 ALBUQUERQUE, NM SEPTEMBER 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2002-11  8.0- 4.0 1941 1940 12  81 MINNEAPOLIS, MN NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-12 11.0- 4.0 1940 1937 15  96 ORANGE, CT DECEMBER 2002
  2002-12 10.0- 7.0 1937 1934 17 113 PARSIPPANY, NJ DECEMBER 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2002-12  8.0- 3.0 1934 1936 11 124 ELMHURST, IL NOVEMBER 2002
  2003-02  7.5- 6.5 1936 1894 14 138 PEORIA, IL FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-02 14.0- 5.0 1894 1953 19 157 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-03 10.0- 3.0 1953 1969 13 170 TWIN CITIES, MN MARCH 2003
  2003-04  7.0- 5.0 1969 1938 12 182 SIOUX FALLS, SD APRIL 2003

BAKER, RICH
  2002-04 10.0- 5.0 1866 1881 15  15 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2002
  2002-05  9.0- 3.0 1881 1888 12  27 NORWAY TOURNAMENT MAY 2002
  2002-08 19.0-12.0 1888 1927 31  58 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  6.0- 1.0 1927 1950  7  65 PHILADELPHIA, PA OCTOBER 2002
  2003-01 12.0- 7.0 1950 1942 19  84 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 MAIN EVENT
  2003-02  8.0- 4.0 1942 1935 12  96 COSTA RICA FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-04  8.0- 7.0 1935 1939 15 111 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2003

HERSOM, RANDY
  2002-02 11.0- 4.0 1845 1877 15  15 ATLANTA, GA FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-03 14.0- 4.0 1877 1945 18  33 GATLINBURG, TN MARCH 2002
  2002-04  8.0- 7.0 1945 1956 15  48 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2002
  2002-04 12.5- 3.5 1956 1928 16  64 FLAT ROCK, NC APRIL 2002
  2002-06 13.0- 7.0 1928 1918 20  84 ELIZABETHTOWN, KY MAY 2002
  2002-08 18.0-13.0 1918 1918 31 115 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-09  9.0- 6.0 1918 1888 15 130 ATLANTA, GA SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-10  9.0- 5.0 1888 1909 14 144 STAMFORD, CT OCTOBER 2002
  2002-12  9.0- 5.0 1909 1905 14 158 ORLANDO, FL DECEMBER 2002
  2003-02  7.0- 5.0 1905 1899 12 170 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 2003
  2003-04 17.0- 8.0 1899 1937 25 195 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003
  2003-04  8.0- 7.0 1937 1940 15 210 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2003

WRIGHT, TREY
  2002-02 11.0- 4.0 1971 1964 15  15 ATLANTA, GA FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-06  5.0- 2.0 1964 1961  7  22 NEWPORT BEACH, CA JUNE 2002
  2002-07  6.0- 4.0 1961 1926 10  32 RENO, NV JULY 2002 EARLY BIRD #1
  2002-07 18.0- 9.0 1926 1953 27  59 RENO, NV JULY 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2002-08 18.0-13.0 1953 1931 31  90 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2003-02 11.0- 8.0 1931 1937 19 109 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-04  9.0- 4.0 1937 1933 13 122 SANTA ANA, CA APRIL 2003

GRAHAM, MATT
  2002-02  8.0- 4.0 1930 1935 12  12 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 2002
  2002-02 14.0- 6.0 1935 1966 20  32 DANBURY, CT FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-04 10.0- 4.0 1966 1995 14  46 STAMFORD, CT MAY 2002
  2002-07 10.0- 8.0 1995 1935 18  64 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JULY 2002
  2002-07 12.0- 8.0 1935 1930 20  84 ALBANY, NY JULY 2002
  2002-08  5.0- 2.0 1930 1928  7  91 PHILADELPHIA, PA JULY 2002
  2002-08 16.0-15.0 1928 1900 31 122 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  4.0- 3.0 1900 1896  7 129 PHILADELPHIA, PA OCTOBER 2002
  2002-10  9.0- 3.0 1896 1926 12 141 BIRD-IN-HAND, PA SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-10  9.0- 6.0 1926 1895 15 156 LAKE GEORGE, NY OCTOBER 2002
  2002-10  8.0- 6.0 1895 1901 14 170 STAMFORD, CT OCTOBER 2002
  2002-12  4.0- 1.0 1901 1918  5 175 PARSIPPANY, NJ DECEMBER 2002 EARLY BIRD
  2002-12  8.0- 9.0 1918 1884 17 192 PARSIPPANY, NJ DECEMBER 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2003-02  4.0- 8.0 1884 1817 12 204 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 2003
  2003-02 13.0- 7.0 1817 1887 20 224 DANBURY, CT FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-04  4.0- 3.0 1884 1858  7 231 PLAINVIEW, NY APRIL 2003
  2003-04 14.0-11.0 1887 1884 25 256 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003
  2003-04  4.0- 3.0 1858 1847  7 263 BERLIN, NJ APRIL 2003

LINN, ROBERT
  2002-01  6.0- 2.0 1820 1859  8   8 RENO, NV JANUARY 2002:  EARLY BIRD
  2002-01 12.0- 7.0 1859 1852 19  27 RENO, NV JANUARY 2002: MAIN EVENT
  2002-02  7.0- 5.0 1852 1864 12  39 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 2002
  2002-02  9.0-11.0 1864 1820 20  59 DANBURY, CT FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-02  9.0- 6.0 1820 1820 15  74 ATLANTA, GA FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-03  9.0- 9.0 1820 1823 18  92 GATLINBURG, TN MARCH 2002
  2002-04  9.0- 6.0 1823 1818 15 107 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2002
  2002-04  5.0- 9.0 1818 1793 14 121 STAMFORD, CT MAY 2002
  2002-05  7.0- 5.0 1793 1798 12 133 NORWAY TOURNAMENT MAY 2002
  2002-07  7.0- 3.0 1798 1804 10 143 RENO, NV JULY 2002 EARLY BIRD #1
  2002-07  3.0- 5.0 1804 1804  8 151 RENO, NV JULY 2002 EARLY BIRD #2
  2002-07 15.0-12.0 1804 1843 27 178 RENO, NV JULY 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2002-08 19.0-12.0 1843 1904 31 209 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  9.0- 3.0 1904 1926 12 221 BIRD-IN-HAND, PA SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-10  6.0- 8.0 1926 1881 14 235 STAMFORD, CT OCTOBER 2002
  2002-11  6.0- 8.0 1881 1829 14 249 BALTIMORE, MD NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-12  2.0- 3.0 1829 1824  5 254 PARSIPPANY, NJ DECEMBER 2002 EARLY BIRD
  2002-12 10.0- 7.0 1824 1863 17 271 PARSIPPANY, NJ DECEMBER 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2003-02  6.0- 6.0 1863 1851 12 283 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 2003
  2003-02  8.0- 4.0 1851 1871 12 295 COSTA RICA FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-04 13.0-12.0 1871 1848 25 320 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003
  2003-04  3.0- 7.0 1848 1807 10 330 PANAMA CANAL CRUISE APRIL 2003
  2003-04  7.0- 3.0 1807 1840 10 340 PANAMA CANAL CRUISE APRIL 2003

TIER, STEVE
  2002-02  8.0- 4.0 1806 1833 12  12 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 2002
  2002-02 11.5- 8.5 1833 1852 20  32 DANBURY, CT FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-07 15.0- 5.0 1852 1920 20  52 ALBANY, NY JULY 2002
  2002-08 18.0-13.0 1920 1921 31  83 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  7.0- 5.0 1921 1896 12  95 BIRD-IN-HAND, PA SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-12  9.0- 8.0 1896 1887 17 112 PARSIPPANY, NJ DECEMBER 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2003-02 11.0- 9.0 1887 1882 20 132 DANBURY, CT FEBRUARY 2003

ONYEONWU, IFFY
  2002-01  6.0- 5.0 1828 1816 11  11 LAMPASUS, TX JANUARY 2002
  2002-02  5.0- 6.0 1816 1789 11  22 SALADO, TX FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-06  6.0- 5.0 1789 1776 11  33 MID-CITIES, TX JUNE 2002
  2002-08 17.0-14.0 1776 1715 31  64 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  9.0- 2.0 1715 1791 11  75 AUSTIN, TX OCTOBER 2002
  2002-11  5.0- 6.0 1791 1768 11  86 DALLAS, TX NOVEMBER 2002
  2003-01 11.0- 0.0 1768 1850 11  97 LAMPASSES, TX JANUARY 2003
  2003-02  8.0- 5.0 1850 1835 13 110 SALADO, TX FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-02 14.0- 5.0 1835 1921 19 129 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2003

GEARY, JIM
  2002-02  7.0-12.0 1975 1887 19  19 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-06 12.0- 5.0 1887 1901 17  36 SWILLNS JUNE 2002
  2002-07 14.5-12.5 1901 1876 27  63 RENO, NV JULY 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2002-08 15.5-15.5 1876 1849 31  94 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  9.0- 5.0 1849 1885 14 108 STAMFORD, CT OCTOBER 2002
  2002-10 12.0- 6.0 1885 1906 18 126 GRAND CANYON, AZ NOVEMBER 2002
  2003-01  5.0- 3.0 1906 1911  8 134 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 EARLY BIRD TOURNEY
  2003-01 10.0- 9.0 1911 1876 19 153 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 MAIN EVENT
  2003-02  9.0-10.0 1876 1868 19 172 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-03  9.5- 3.5 1868 1898 13 185 PORTLAND, OR MARCH 2003
  2003-04 15.0-10.0 1898 1915 25 210 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003
  2003-04  9.0- 4.0 1915 1917 13 223 SANTA ANA, CA APRIL 2003

ODOM, LISA
  2002-01 13.0- 6.0 1969 1957 19  19 RENO, NV JANUARY 2002: MAIN EVENT
  2002-02 12.0- 7.0 1957 1954 19  38 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-03 11.0- 7.0 1954 1952 18  56 GATLINBURG, TN MARCH 2002
  2002-04  5.0-10.0 1952 1913 15  71 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2002
  2002-04  6.0- 6.0 1913 1893 12  83 SIOUX FALLS, SD APRIL 2002
  2002-05 11.0- 9.0 1893 1897 20 103 GREATER CHICAGO, IL MAY 2002
  2002-08 11.0-20.0 1897 1765 31 134 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  5.0- 7.0 1765 1758 12 146 WISCONSIN DELLS, WI OCTOBER 2002
  2002-10  8.0- 4.0 1758 1774 12 158 PETOSKY, MI OCTOBER 2002
  2002-11  8.0- 4.0 1774 1818 12 170 MINNEAPOLIS, MN NOVEMBER 2002
  2003-01 13.0- 6.0 1818 1865 19 189 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 MAIN EVENT
  2003-02  9.0-10.0 1865 1860 19 208 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-03  7.0- 6.0 1860 1854 13 221 TWIN CITIES, MN MARCH 2003
  2003-04 12.0-13.0 1854 1816 25 246 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003
  2003-04  7.0- 5.0 1816 1817 12 258 SIOUX FALLS, SD APRIL 2003

WEISBERG, DAVID
  2002-02  8.0- 7.0 1850 1813 15  15 KISSIMMEE, FL FEBRUARY, 2002
  2002-03 10.0- 5.0 1813 1812 15  30 STUART, FL MARCH 2002
  2002-05 15.0- 7.0 1812 1822 22  52 INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FL MAY 2002
  2002-08 18.0-13.0 1822 1905 31  83 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002

DIXON, JAN
  2002-02  6.0- 6.0 1858 1833 12  12 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 2002
  2002-02 13.0- 7.0 1833 1875 20  32 DANBURY, CT FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-03  9.0- 6.0 1875 1866 15  47 SHELTON, CT MARCH 2002
  2002-03 10.5- 7.5 1866 1885 18  65 GATLINBURG, TN MARCH 2002
  2002-04  8.0- 6.0 1885 1901 14  79 STAMFORD, CT MAY 2002
  2002-05  5.0- 2.0 1901 1899  7  86 ANNAPOLIS, MD MAY 2002
  2002-06  8.0- 7.0 1899 1861 15 101 MILFORD, CT JUNE 2002
  2002-07 12.0- 6.0 1861 1878 18 119 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JULY 2002
  2002-07 13.0- 7.0 1878 1898 20 139 ALBANY, NY JULY 2002
  2002-08  4.0- 3.0 1898 1885  7 146 PHILADELPHIA, PA JULY 2002
  2002-08  2.0- 4.0 1885 1864  6 152 OAKLAND, CA AUGUST 2002
  2002-08  6.0- 5.0 1864 1848 11 163 BUFFALO, NY AUGUST 2002
  2002-08 16.5-14.5 1848 1873 31 194 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  2.0- 5.0 1873 1841  7 201 PHILADELPHIA, PA OCTOBER 2002
  2002-10  4.0- 8.0 1841 1788 12 213 BIRD-IN-HAND, PA SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-10  8.0- 7.0 1788 1772 15 228 LAKE GEORGE, NY OCTOBER 2002
  2002-10  7.0- 7.0 1772 1783 14 242 STAMFORD, CT OCTOBER 2002
  2002-10 10.0- 8.0 1783 1782 18 260 GRAND CANYON, AZ NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-11  2.0- 4.0 1782 1751  6 266 OAKLAND, CA NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-11  6.5- 7.5 1751 1742 14 280 BALTIMORE, MD NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-12  7.0-10.0 1742 1745 17 297 PARSIPPANY, NJ DECEMBER 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2003-02  5.0- 7.0 1745 1735 12 309 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 2003
  2003-02  6.0- 6.0 1735 1764 12 321 COSTA RICA FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-03  5.0- 2.0 1764 1805  7 328 PHILADELPHIA, PA MARCH 2003
  2003-04 13.0-12.0 1805 1810 25 353 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003

ALEXANDER, STEVEN
  2002-05 17.5- 4.5 1943 1941 22  22 SEATTLE, WA MAY 2002
  2002-08 17.0-14.0 1949 1923 31  53 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-08 12.0- 8.0 1923 1901 20  73 PORTLAND, OR SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-08  2.0- 2.0 1901 1880  4  77 PORTLAND, OR SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-10  5.5- 1.5 1880 1888  7  84 PORTLAND, OR  SEATTLE, WA CHALLENGE MATCH
  2003-03  8.5- 4.5 1880 1891 13  97 PORTLAND, OR MARCH 2003

DAY, DARRELL
  2002-01  8.0- 3.0 1834 1852 11  11 LAMPASUS, TX JANUARY 2002
  2002-02  6.0- 5.0 1852 1824 11  22 SALADO, TX FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-04  9.0- 2.0 1824 1846 11  33 ARDMORE, OK APRIL 2002
  2002-06  8.0- 3.0 1846 1848 11  44 MID-CITIES, TX JUNE 2002
  2002-07 17.0-10.0 1848 1900 27  71 RENO, NV JULY 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2002-08 15.0-16.0 1900 1852 31 102 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  5.0- 6.0 1845 1808 11 113 AUSTIN, TX OCTOBER 2002
  2002-11  4.0- 7.0 1808 1754 11 124 DALLAS, TX NOVEMBER 2002
  2003-01  9.0- 2.0 1754 1797 11 135 LAMPASSES, TX JANUARY 2003
  2003-02  8.0- 5.0 1797 1796 13 148 SALADO, TX FEBRUARY 2003

SCHONBRUN, LESTER
  2002-01  5.0- 1.0 1844 1866  6   6 OAKLAND, CA JANUARY 2002
  2002-01  3.0- 5.0 1866 1848  8  14 RENO, NV JANUARY 2002:  EARLY BIRD
  2002-01 14.0- 5.0 1848 1896 19  33 RENO, NV JANUARY 2002: MAIN EVENT
  2002-02  3.0- 3.0 1896 1874  6  39 OAKLAND, CA FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-03  3.5- 2.5 1874 1871  6  45 OAKLAND, CA MARCH 2002
  2002-05  5.0- 1.0 1871 1896  6  51 OAKLAND, CA MAY 2002
  2002-05 11.0- 8.0 1896 1874 19  70 CAMPBELL, CA MAY 2002
  2002-06 10.0- 7.0 1874 1859 17  87 SWILLNS JUNE 2002
  2002-06 11.0- 2.0 1859 1864 13 100 LAGUNA WOODS, CA JUNE 2002
  2002-07 13.5-13.5 1864 1858 27 127 RENO, NV JULY 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2002-08  4.0- 2.0 1858 1875  6 133 OAKLAND, CA AUGUST 2002
  2002-08 16.0-15.0 1875 1854 31 164 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-09  5.0- 1.0 1854 1880  6 170 OAKLAND, CA SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-10 12.0- 6.0 1880 1884 18 188 GRAND CANYON, AZ NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-12  8.5- 5.5 1884 1872 14 202 CAMPBELL, CA DECEMBER 2002
  2003-01 13.0- 6.0 1872 1899 19 221 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 MAIN EVENT
  2003-04  3.0- 3.0 1897 1872  6 227 OAKLAND, CA APRIL 2003

WEINSTEIN, IAN
  2002-02  8.0- 7.0 1861 1823 15  15 KISSIMMEE, FL FEBRUARY, 2002
  2002-03 12.0- 3.0 1823 1855 15  30 STUART, FL MARCH 2002
  2002-05 16.0- 6.0 1855 1870 22  52 INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FL MAY 2002
  2002-07 13.0- 5.0 1870 1894 18  70 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JULY 2002
  2002-07  9.0- 6.0 1894 1864 15  85 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL JULY 2002
  2002-10  9.0- 6.0 1864 1829 15 100 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL OCTOBER 2002
  2003-01 13.0- 3.0 1829 1866 16 116 TREASURE COAST, FL JANUARY 2003
  2003-03 10.0- 6.0 1866 1837 16 132 STUART, FL MARCH 2003
  2003-04 16.0- 9.0 1837 1899 25 157 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003

KARRIS, JOHN
  2002-01  1.0- 5.0 1765 1725  6   6 OAKLAND, CA JANUARY 2002
  2002-01  4.0- 4.0 1725 1729  8  14 RENO, NV JANUARY 2002:  EARLY BIRD
  2002-01  3.0- 3.0 1729 1740  6  20 LOS GATOS, CA JANUARY 2002
  2002-02  3.0- 3.0 1740 1745  6  26 OAKLAND, CA FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-02 13.0- 6.0 1745 1776 19  45 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-02  3.0- 3.0 1776 1731  6  51 LOS GATOS, CA FEBRUARY 2002
  2002-03  3.0- 3.0 1731 1746  6  57 OAKLAND, CA MARCH 2002
  2002-03  8.0- 5.0 1746 1786 13  70 PORTLAND, OR MARCH 2002
  2002-03  3.0- 1.0 1786 1785  4  74 PORTLAND, OR MARCH 2002 LATE BIRD TOURNEY
  2002-03  4.0- 2.0 1785 1764  6  80 LOS GATOS, CA MARCH 2002
  2002-04  3.0- 3.0 1764 1750  6  86 OAKLAND, CA APRIL 2002
  2002-04  3.0- 3.0 1750 1737  6  92 LOS GATOS, CA APRIL 2002
  2002-05  3.0- 3.0 1737 1749  6  98 OAKLAND, CA MAY 2002
  2002-05  2.0- 4.0 1749 1724  6 104 LOS GATOS, CA MAY 2002
  2002-05  9.0-10.0 1724 1728 19 123 CAMPBELL, CA MAY 2002
  2002-06  3.0- 3.0 1728 1715  6 129 MILL VALLEY, CA JUNE 2002
  2002-06  4.0- 2.0 1715 1738  6 135 LOS GATOS, CA JUNE 2002
  2002-07  4.0- 2.0 1847 1853  6 141 OAKLAND, CA JULY 2002
  2002-07  7.0- 3.0 1738 1747 10 151 RENO, NV JULY 2002 EARLY BIRD #1
  2002-07  4.0- 4.0 1747 1745  8 159 RENO, NV JULY 2002 EARLY BIRD #2
  2002-07 16.0-11.0 1745 1847 27 186 RENO, NV JULY 2002 MAIN EVENT
  2002-08  5.0- 1.0 1853 1869  6 192 LOS GATOS, CA JULY 2002
  2002-08  5.0- 1.0 1869 1897  6 198 OAKLAND, CA AUGUST 2002
  2002-08 10.0-21.0 1897 1729 31 229 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-08  4.0- 2.0 1729 1734  6 235 LOS GATOS, CA AUGUST 2002
  2002-09  2.0- 4.0 1734 1728  6 241 OAKLAND, CA SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-09  4.0- 2.0 1728 1725  6 247 LOS GATOS, CA SEPTEMBER 2002
  2002-10  5.0- 1.0 1725 1762  6 253 OAKLAND, CA OCTOBER 2002
  2002-10  5.0- 2.0 1762 1774  7 260 LOS GATOS, CA OCTOBER 2002
  2002-11  4.0- 2.0 1774 1784  6 266 OAKLAND, CA NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-11  4.0- 2.0 1784 1809  6 272 LOS GATOS, CA NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-11  3.0- 3.0 1809 1807  6 278 OAKLAND, CA DECEMBER 2002
  2002-12  5.0- 2.0 1807 1813  7 285 PLAINVIEW, NY DECEMBER 2002
  2002-12  3.0- 3.0 1813 1794  6 291 LOS GATOS, CA DECEMBER 2002
  2002-12  7.0- 7.0 1794 1769 14 305 CAMPBELL, CA DECEMBER 2002
  2003-01  8.0-11.0 1769 1749 19 324 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 MAIN EVENT
  2003-01  6.0- 0.0 1749 1798  6 330 LOS GATOS, CA JANUARY 2003
  2003-02  3.0- 3.0 1798 1785  6 336 OAKLAND, CA FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-02  9.0-10.0 1785 1753 19 355 PHOENIX, AZ FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-02  4.0- 2.0 1753 1747  6 361 LOS GATOS, CA FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-03  2.0- 4.0 1813 1776  6 367 LOS GATOS, CA MARCH 2003
  2003-04  4.0- 2.0 1776 1785  6 373 OAKLAND, CA APRIL 2003
  2003-04  2.0- 4.0 1785 1742  6 379 LOS GATOS, CA APRIL 2003

PAXSON, MIKE
  2002-03  7.0-11.0 1824 1803 18  18 GATLINBURG, TN MARCH 2002
  2002-04  6.0- 5.0 1803 1810 11  29 INDIANAPOLIS, IN APRIL 2002
  2002-06 14.0- 6.0 1810 1872 20  49 ELIZABETHTOWN, KY MAY 2002
  2003-02  9.0- 5.0 1872 1878 14  63 PEORIA, IL FEBRUARY 2003
  2003-03  7.0- 3.0 1878 1897 10  73 INDIANAPOLIS, IN MARCH 2003
  2003-04 12.0-13.0 1897 1825 25  98 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003

KENAS, MARK
  2002-01  3.0- 5.0 1843 1827  8   8 RENO, NV JANUARY 2002:  EARLY BIRD
  2002-01  7.5-11.5 1827 1768 19  27 RENO, NV JANUARY 2002: MAIN EVENT
  2002-02  6.0- 6.0 1768 1785 12  39 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 2002
  2002-03  4.0- 8.0 1785 1753 12  51 TWIN CITIES, MN MARCH 2002
  2002-05  9.0-11.0 1753 1784 20  71 GREATER CHICAGO, IL MAY 2002
  2002-08 17.0-14.0 1784 1840 31 102 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  3.0- 5.0 1840 1801  8 110 WESTERN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP EARLY BIRD #1
  2002-10  9.0- 3.0 1801 1825 12 122 WESTERN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP EARLY BIRD #2
  2002-10 11.0- 6.0 1825 1826 17 139 WESTERN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OCTOBER 2002
  2002-10  6.0- 6.0 1826 1816 12 151 WISCONSIN DELLS, WI OCTOBER 2002
  2002-11  5.0- 7.0 1816 1805 12 163 MINNEAPOLIS, MN NOVEMBER 2002
  2002-12  7.0- 4.0 1805 1825 11 174 ELMHURST, IL NOVEMBER 2002
  2003-01  5.0- 3.0 1825 1849  8 182 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 EARLY BIRD TOURNEY
  2003-01 13.0- 6.0 1849 1895 19 201 RENO, NV JANUARY 2003 MAIN EVENT
  2003-03  4.0- 9.0 1895 1831 13 214 TWIN CITIES, MN MARCH 2003
  2003-04 14.0-11.0 1831 1824 25 239 MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2003

MOSS, AVI
  2002-04  7.0- 8.0 1924 1927 15  15 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2002
  2002-08 17.0-14.0 1927 1889 31  46 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 2002
  2002-10  8.0- 6.0 1889 1895 14  60 STAMFORD, CT OCTOBER 2002
  2003-04  6.0- 9.0 1895 1881 15  75 BOSTON AREA TOURNAMENT APRIL 2003

Mary Rhoades directed the qualifying tournament in Arlington, TX on June 13-15, 2003. Here are the final standings:

WSCQT                         Arlington, TX              June 13-15, 2003

                              FINAL STANDINGS

DIVISION  1               15 ROUNDS
    PLACE    RATING          NAME               WINS        SPREAD
      1       1706     WALKER WILLINGHAM        10.0         -76
      2       1823     JOHN OLAUGHLIN            9.0         516
      3       1813     BOB LIPTON                9.0         513
      4       1807     BEN WITHERS               9.0          42
      5       1832     STEVE POLATNICK           8.0         382
      6       1685     AMIT CHAKRABARTI          8.0         352
      7       1820     MARK KENAS                8.0         159
      8       1705     STU GOLDMAN               5.0        -358
      9       1716     MARK PRZYBYSZEWSKI        5.0        -859
     10       1662     TRAVIS CHANEY             4.0        -671

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