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NSC 2010: Scott Appel [#5]

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On this page, you will find information about Scott Appel, who is competing at the 2010 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 20-11, +98, and is ranked #8 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 Scott Appel]

Given name(s): Scott
Surname(s): Appel
Home: Trenton, NJ, United States
Awards: 2009 BAT Premier, 2009 Atlantic City, 2006 US Open (5th), 2003-08 Parsippany, NJ
Hobbies: Fantasy Baseball & Football, Crosswords, Running, following the Red Sox and Eagles
Occupation: Statistician
Round by Round

High score: 502
Average for: 410
Average against: 407

Round 1

[photo of James Henderson]

Appel played #97 James Henderson (Somes Bar, CA) and won 429 to 344 (a spread of 85).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 1-0, +85.

Round 2

[photo of Kevin Rickhoff]

Appel played #65 Kevin Rickhoff (Saugus, CA) and won 414 to 356 (a spread of 58).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 2-0, +143.

Round 3

[photo of Will Anderson]

Appel played #30 Will Anderson (Croton, NY) and won 449 to 343 (a spread of 106).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 3-0, +249.

Round 4

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Appel played #4 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and lost 336 to 395 (a spread of -59).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 3-1, +190.

Round 5

[photo of Scott Jackson]

Appel played #82 Scott Jackson (Minneapolis, MN) and won 425 to 351 (a spread of 74).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 4-1, +264.

Round 6

[photo of Robert Ellickson]

Appel played #66 Robert Ellickson (New Haven, CT) and won 455 to 394 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 5-1, +325.

Round 7

[photo of Jeff Fiszbein]

Appel played #92 Jeff Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 502 to 301 (a spread of 201).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 6-1, +526.

Round 8

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Appel played #24 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and won 406 to 396 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 7-1, +536.

Round 9

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Appel played #14 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and won 420 to 357 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 8-1, +599.

Round 10

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Appel played #1 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and lost 410 to 525 (a spread of -115).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 8-2, +484.

Round 11

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Appel played #11 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and lost 378 to 537 (a spread of -159).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 8-3, +325.

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

Round 12

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Appel played #2 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and lost 377 to 415 (a spread of -38).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 8-4, +287.

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

Round 13

[photo of Cecilia Le]

Appel played #63 Cecilia Le (Boston, MA) and won 494 to 433 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 9-4, +348.

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

Round 14

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Appel played #31 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and won 434 to 314 (a spread of 120).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 10-4, +468.

Round 15

[photo of Chris Lipe]

Appel played #54 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and won 488 to 441 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 11-4, +515.

Round 16

[photo of Orry Swift]

Appel played #9 Orry Swift (Dayton, TX) and lost 369 to 509 (a spread of -140).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 11-5, +375.

Round 17

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Appel played #3 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and won 497 to 369 (a spread of 128).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 12-5, +503.

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

Round 18

[photo of Laurie Cohen]

Appel played #28 Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) and lost 412 to 445 (a spread of -33).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 12-6, +470.

Round 19

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Appel played #42 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and won 417 to 343 (a spread of 74).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 13-6, +544.

Round 20

[photo of Andrew Solomon]

Appel played #20 Andrew Solomon (Barrington, IL) and won 441 to 414 (a spread of 27).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 14-6, +571.

Round 21

[photo of Evans Clinchy]

Appel played #45 Evans Clinchy (Boston, MA) and lost 308 to 511 (a spread of -203).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 14-7, +368.

Round 22

[photo of Chris Williams]

Appel played #37 Chris Williams (Vancouver BC) and won 452 to 399 (a spread of 53).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 15-7, +421.

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

Round 23

[photo of Cecilia Le]

Appel played #63 Cecilia Le (Boston, MA) again and lost 311 to 460 (a spread of -149).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 15-8, +272.

Round 24

[photo of Evans Clinchy]

Appel played #45 Evans Clinchy (Boston, MA) again and won 441 to 353 (a spread of 88).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 16-8, +360.

Round 25

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Appel played #31 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) again and won 446 to 431 (a spread of 15).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 17-8, +375.

Round 26

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Appel played #3 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) again and won 441 to 377 (a spread of 64).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 18-8, +439.

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

Round 27

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Appel played #2 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) again and won 394 to 372 (a spread of 22).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 19-8, +461.

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

Round 28

[photo of Laurie Cohen]

Appel played #28 Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) again and lost 315 to 389 (a spread of -74).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 19-9, +387.

Round 29

[photo of Laurie Cohen]

Appel played #28 Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) for the third time and lost 336 to 491 (a spread of -155).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 19-10, +232.

Round 30

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Appel played #24 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) again and lost 334 to 518 (a spread of -184).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 19-11, +48.

Round 31

[photo of Mike Baron]

Appel played #74 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and won 372 to 322 (a spread of 50).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 20-11, +98.


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