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NSC 2011: Nigel Richards [#1]

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On this page, you will find information about Nigel Richards, who is competing at the 2011 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 22-9, +1532, and is ranked #1 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 Nigel Richards]

Given name(s): Nigel
Surname(s): Richards
Home: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Awards: 1997 NZ NSC; 1999 NZ Masters; 2007 WSC
Round by Round

High score: 630
Average for: 435
Average against: 386

Before the Tournament  

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (8 hits).

Round 1

[photo of Jim Burlant]

Richards played #84 Jim Burlant (Grapevine, TX) and won 420 to 403 (a spread of 17).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 1-0, +17.

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (8 hits).

Round 2

[photo of Jason Ubeika]

Richards played #80 Jason Ubeika (Mississauga ON) and won 364 to 269 (a spread of 95).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 2-0, +112.

Round 3

[photo of Bradley Whitmarsh]

Richards played #54 Bradley Whitmarsh (Attleboro, MA) and won 438 to 393 (a spread of 45).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 3-0, +157.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 4

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Richards played #11 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and lost 381 to 487 (a spread of -106).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 3-1, +51.

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

Round 5

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Richards played #29 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and won 478 to 372 (a spread of 106).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 4-1, +157.

Round 6

[photo of Rod MacNeil]

Richards played #22 Rod MacNeil (Cambridge, MA) and won 399 to 365 (a spread of 34).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 5-1, +191.

Round 7

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Richards played #21 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and won 523 to 295 (a spread of 228).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 6-1, +419.

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

Round 8

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Richards played #2 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and won 450 to 310 (a spread of 140).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 7-1, +559.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 9

[photo of Scott Jackson]

Richards played #37 Scott Jackson (Minneapolis, MN) and won 501 to 342 (a spread of 159).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 8-1, +718.

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 10

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Richards played #13 Kenji Matsumoto (Aiea, HI) and won 441 to 394 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 9-1, +765.

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

Round 11

[photo of Trey Wright]

Richards played #23 Trey Wright (Sierra Madre, CA) and won 419 to 346 (a spread of 73).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 10-1, +838.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 12

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Richards played #31 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and lost 372 to 460 (a spread of -88).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 10-2, +750.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 13

[photo of Ross Brown]

Richards played #77 Ross Brown (Ottawa ON) and won 508 to 350 (a spread of 158).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 11-2, +908.

Round 14

[photo of Joel Sherman]

Richards played #20 Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY) and lost 376 to 423 (a spread of -47).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 11-3, +861.

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 15

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Richards played #49 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and won 443 to 381 (a spread of 62).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 12-3, +923.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 16

[photo of Jesse Day]

Richards played #17 Jesse Day (Berkeley, CA) and lost 327 to 370 (a spread of -43).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 12-4, +880.

Round 17

[photo of Scott Appel]

Richards played #7 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and won 424 to 421 (a spread of 3).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 13-4, +883.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (8 hits).

Round 18

[photo of Orry Swift]

Richards played #6 Orry Swift (Houston, TX) and won 430 to 385 (a spread of 45).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 14-4, +928.

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

Round 19

[photo of Geoff Thevenot]

Richards played #14 Geoff Thevenot (Austin, TX) and won 485 to 429 (a spread of 56).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 15-4, +984.

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 20

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Richards played #49 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) again and lost 346 to 468 (a spread of -122).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 15-5, +862.

Round 21

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Richards played #13 Kenji Matsumoto (Aiea, HI) again and won 511 to 281 (a spread of 230).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 16-5, +1092.

Round 22

[photo of Jesse Day]

Richards played #17 Jesse Day (Berkeley, CA) again and won 455 to 366 (a spread of 89).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 17-5, +1181.

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 23

[photo of Scott Appel]

Richards played #7 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) again and won 517 to 384 (a spread of 133).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 18-5, +1314.

Round 24

[photo of Orry Swift]

Richards played #6 Orry Swift (Houston, TX) again and won 383 to 373 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 19-5, +1324.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (8 hits).

Round 25

[photo of Brian Bowman]

Richards played #41 Brian Bowman (Villa Hills, KY) and lost 351 to 452 (a spread of -101).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 19-6, +1223.

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (8 hits).

Round 26

[photo of Brian Bowman]

Richards played #41 Brian Bowman (Villa Hills, KY) again and lost 417 to 423 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 19-7, +1217.

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

Round 27

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Richards played #31 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) again and lost 382 to 514 (a spread of -132).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 19-8, +1085.

Round 28

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Richards played #29 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) again and won 442 to 384 (a spread of 58).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 20-8, +1143.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (8 hits).

Round 29

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Richards played #13 Kenji Matsumoto (Aiea, HI) for the third time and lost 404 to 474 (a spread of -70).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 20-9, +1073.

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 30

[photo of Jesse Day]

Richards played #17 Jesse Day (Berkeley, CA) for the third time and won 630 to 308 (a spread of 322).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 21-9, +1395.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (12 hits).

Round 31

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Richards played #31 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) for the third time and won 476 to 339 (a spread of 137).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 22-9, +1532.

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (16 hits).

After the Tournament  

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

Richards is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (36 hits).


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