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NSC 2009: Rafi Stern [#28]

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On this page, you will find information about Rafi Stern, who is competing at the 2009 National SCRABBLE Championship. This page was updated at least hourly between 09:00 A.M. and midnight local time. This player currently has a record of 19-12, +328, and is ranked #15 in Division 1.

Lower on this page, you can find brief self-reported biographical details of the player, statistics on the player’s past several years of rated tournament play in North America, a graphic showing the player’s ups and downs at this tournament, and a round-by-round report on the player’s opponents and games.

Background Information

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Given name(s): Rafi
Surname(s): Stern
Home: Seattle, WA, USA
Awards: 2006 USSO (Division 3); 2007 Seattle
Hobbies: Ultimate frisbee, Poker, Beatboxing, Bowling, Ping-Pong,
Occupation: Student
Round by Round

High score: 538
Average for: 424
Average against: 413

Before the Tournament  

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 1

[photo of Derek Martinez]

Stern played #125 Derek Martinez (Spring Lake Park, MN) and won 521 to 300 (a spread of 221).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 1-0, +221.

Round 2

[photo of Steve Grob]

Stern played #82 Steve Grob (Fenton, MI) and won 427 to 310 (a spread of 117).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 2-0, +338.

Round 3

[photo of Darrell Day]

Stern played #56 Darrell Day (Richardson, TX) and won 484 to 437 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 3-0, +385.

Round 4

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Stern played #19 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and won 448 to 352 (a spread of 96).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 4-0, +481.

Round 5

[photo of Frank Tangredi]

Stern played #94 Frank Tangredi (West Babylon, NY) and won 508 to 472 (a spread of 36).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 5-0, +517.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 6

[photo of Andrew Solomon]

Stern played #60 Andrew Solomon (Barrington, IL) and won 402 to 367 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 6-0, +552.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 7

[photo of Alex Fiszbein]

Stern played #27 Alex Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 470 to 306 (a spread of 164).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 7-0, +716.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (2 hits).

Round 8

[photo of Bradley Whitmarsh]

Stern played #51 Bradley Whitmarsh (Attleboro, MA) and won 457 to 410 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 8-0, +763.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 9

[photo of Panupol Sujjayakorn]

Stern played #7 Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) and won 445 to 389 (a spread of 56).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 9-0, +819.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 10

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Stern played #1 Nigel Richards (MYS) and lost 463 to 490 (a spread of -27).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 9-1, +792.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 11

[photo of Adam Logan]

Stern played #4 Adam Logan (New York, NY) and lost 302 to 573 (a spread of -271).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 9-2, +521.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 12

[photo of Greg Heidler]

Stern played #59 Greg Heidler (Waialua, HI) and won 436 to 398 (a spread of 38).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 10-2, +559.

Round 13

[photo of Ben Withers]

Stern played #52 Ben Withers (Houston, TX) and won 462 to 325 (a spread of 137).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 11-2, +696.

Round 14

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Stern played #12 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and won 426 to 393 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 12-2, +729.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 15

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Stern played #2 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and won 417 to 309 (a spread of 108).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 13-2, +837.

Round 16

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Stern played #24 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and lost 378 to 469 (a spread of -91).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 13-3, +746.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 17

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Stern played #33 Jerry Lerman (San Francisco, CA) and won 402 to 389 (a spread of 13).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 14-3, +759.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 18

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Stern played #22 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and lost 409 to 482 (a spread of -73).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 14-4, +686.

Round 19

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Stern played #17 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and won 435 to 409 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 15-4, +712.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 20

[photo of Chris Cree]

Stern played #13 Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) and lost 271 to 557 (a spread of -286).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 15-5, +426.

Round 21

[photo of Ross Brown]

Stern played #58 Ross Brown (Kanata ON) and won 474 to 358 (a spread of 116).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 16-5, +542.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 22

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Stern played #15 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and won 538 to 372 (a spread of 166).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 17-5, +708.

Round 23

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Stern played #1 Nigel Richards (MYS) again and lost 406 to 432 (a spread of -26).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 17-6, +682.

Round 24

[photo of Christopher Sykes]

Stern played #34 Christopher Sykes (Cambridge ON) and lost 383 to 440 (a spread of -57).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 17-7, +625.

Round 25

[photo of Chris Cree]

Stern played #13 Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) again and won 501 to 360 (a spread of 141).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 18-7, +766.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 26

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

Stern played #29 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and lost 360 to 479 (a spread of -119).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 18-8, +647.

Stern is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 27

[photo of Adam Logan]

Stern played #4 Adam Logan (New York, NY) again and lost 345 to 527 (a spread of -182).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 18-9, +465.

Round 28

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Stern played #2 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) again and lost 385 to 487 (a spread of -102).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 18-10, +363.

Round 29

[photo of Orry Swift]

Stern played #9 Orry Swift (Dayton, TX) and lost 393 to 403 (a spread of -10).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 18-11, +353.

Round 30

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Stern played #22 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) again and lost 356 to 453 (a spread of -97).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 18-12, +256.

Round 31

[photo of Alex Fiszbein]

Stern played #27 Alex Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) again and won 430 to 358 (a spread of 72).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 19-12, +328.


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