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NSC 2011: Kenji Matsumoto [#13]

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On this page, you will find information about Kenji Matsumoto, 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, +1186, and is ranked #2 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 Kenji Matsumoto]

Given name(s): Kenji
Surname(s): Matsumoto
Home: Aiea, HI, United States
Awards: Division 3 Reno 2000, Division 2 2005 BAT premier
Hobbies: philosophy
Round by Round

High score: 576
Average for: 431
Average against: 392

Round 1

[photo of David Johnson]

Matsumoto played #102 David Johnson (Decatur, IL) and won 500 to 360 (a spread of 140).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 1-0, +140.

Round 2

[photo of Jon Shreve]

Matsumoto played #69 Jon Shreve (Denver, CO) and won 425 to 385 (a spread of 40).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 2-0, +180.

Round 3

[photo of Mike Baron]

Matsumoto played #52 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and won 550 to 335 (a spread of 215).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 3-0, +395.

Round 4

[photo of Robin Pollock Daniel]

Matsumoto played #21 Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and won 576 to 363 (a spread of 213).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 4-0, +608.

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

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

Round 5

[photo of Scott Appel]

Matsumoto played #7 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and lost 399 to 457 (a spread of -58).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 4-1, +550.

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

Round 6

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Matsumoto played #3 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and won 494 to 372 (a spread of 122).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 5-1, +672.

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

Round 7

[photo of Rob Robinsky]

Matsumoto played #27 Rob Robinsky (Spring Lake Park, MN) and won 427 to 373 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 6-1, +726.

Round 8

[photo of Will Anderson]

Matsumoto played #44 Will Anderson (Croton, NY) and won 429 to 423 (a spread of 6).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 7-1, +732.

Round 9

[photo of Joel Sherman]

Matsumoto played #20 Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY) and lost 396 to 436 (a spread of -40).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 7-2, +692.

Round 10

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Matsumoto played #1 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and lost 394 to 441 (a spread of -47).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 7-3, +645.

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

Round 11

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Matsumoto played #31 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and lost 350 to 442 (a spread of -92).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 7-4, +553.

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

Round 12

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Matsumoto played #9 Nathan Benedict (Tucson, AZ) and won 406 to 371 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 8-4, +588.

Round 13

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Matsumoto played #10 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and won 541 to 386 (a spread of 155).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 9-4, +743.

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

Round 14

[photo of Rod MacNeil]

Matsumoto played #22 Rod MacNeil (Cambridge, MA) and won 447 to 299 (a spread of 148).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 10-4, +891.

Round 15

[photo of Bradley Whitmarsh]

Matsumoto played #54 Bradley Whitmarsh (Attleboro, MA) and won 474 to 410 (a spread of 64).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 11-4, +955.

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

Round 16

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Matsumoto played #49 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and lost 382 to 383 (a spread of -1).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 11-5, +954.

Round 17

[photo of Jesse Day]

Matsumoto played #17 Jesse Day (Berkeley, CA) and won 427 to 357 (a spread of 70).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 12-5, +1024.

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

Round 18

[photo of Geoff Thevenot]

Matsumoto played #14 Geoff Thevenot (Austin, TX) and won 459 to 378 (a spread of 81).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 13-5, +1105.

Round 19

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Matsumoto played #29 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and won 503 to 365 (a spread of 138).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 14-5, +1243.

Round 20

[photo of Joel Sherman]

Matsumoto played #20 Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY) again and won 401 to 287 (a spread of 114).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 15-5, +1357.

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

Round 21

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Matsumoto played #1 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) again and lost 281 to 511 (a spread of -230).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 15-6, +1127.

Round 22

[photo of Orry Swift]

Matsumoto played #6 Orry Swift (Houston, TX) and lost 321 to 459 (a spread of -138).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 15-7, +989.

Round 23

[photo of Brian Bowman]

Matsumoto played #41 Brian Bowman (Villa Hills, KY) and won 417 to 401 (a spread of 16).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 16-7, +1005.

Round 24

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Matsumoto played #2 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and won 514 to 508 (a spread of 6).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 17-7, +1011.

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

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

Round 25

[photo of Chris Cree]

Matsumoto played #25 Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) and won 434 to 398 (a spread of 36).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 18-7, +1047.

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

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

Round 26

[photo of Jesse Day]

Matsumoto played #17 Jesse Day (Berkeley, CA) again and won 399 to 388 (a spread of 11).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 19-7, +1058.

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

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

Round 27

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Matsumoto played #49 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) again and lost 302 to 406 (a spread of -104).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 19-8, +954.

Round 28

[photo of Orry Swift]

Matsumoto played #6 Orry Swift (Houston, TX) again and won 482 to 299 (a spread of 183).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 20-8, +1137.

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

Round 29

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Matsumoto played #1 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) for the third time and won 474 to 404 (a spread of 70).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 21-8, +1207.

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

Round 30

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Matsumoto played #31 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) again and lost 342 to 447 (a spread of -105).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 21-9, +1102.

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

Round 31

[photo of Jesse Day]

Matsumoto played #17 Jesse Day (Berkeley, CA) for the third time and won 405 to 321 (a spread of 84).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 22-9, +1186.

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

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


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