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NSC 2011: Jesse Day [#17]

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On this page, you will find information about Jesse Day, 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 21-10, +924, and is ranked #5 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 Jesse Day]

Given name(s): Jesse
Surname(s): Day
Home: Berkeley, CA, United States
Awards: Won a tournament that one time
Hobbies: Ultimate, juggling, reading, Chinese karaoke
Occupation: Grad student
Round by Round

High score: 525
Average for: 431
Average against: 401

Before the Tournament  

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

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

Round 1

[photo of Lawren Freebody]

Day played #103 Lawren Freebody (Hawthorne, CA) and won 463 to 198 (a spread of 265).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 1-0, +265.

Round 2

[photo of Scott Leifer]

Day played #66 Scott Leifer (Mansfield, MA) and lost 364 to 393 (a spread of -29).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 1-1, +236.

Round 3

[photo of Jason Keller]

Day played #53 Jason Keller (Highland Park, NJ) and won 469 to 453 (a spread of 16).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 2-1, +252.

Round 4

[photo of Richard Johnson]

Day played #90 Richard Johnson (Plano, TX) and won 459 to 394 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 3-1, +317.

Round 5

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Day played #28 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and lost 462 to 479 (a spread of -17).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 3-2, +300.

Round 6

[photo of Patricia Barrett]

Day played #33 Patricia Barrett (Houston, TX) and won 486 to 272 (a spread of 214).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 4-2, +514.

Round 7

[photo of Ken Kasney]

Day played #75 Ken Kasney (Cypress, TX) and lost 435 to 450 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 4-3, +499.

Round 8

[photo of Geoff Thevenot]

Day played #14 Geoff Thevenot (Austin, TX) and lost 426 to 552 (a spread of -126).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 4-4, +373.

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

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

Round 9

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Day played #40 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and won 418 to 351 (a spread of 67).

Current ranking: #30.

Current record: 5-4, +440.

Round 10

[photo of Sam Rosin]

Day played #26 Sam Rosin (Bernardsville, NJ) and won 453 to 385 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 6-4, +508.

Round 11

[photo of Joey Mallick]

Day played #5 Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and won 492 to 332 (a spread of 160).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 7-4, +668.

Round 12

[photo of John Luebkemann]

Day played #18 John Luebkemann (Richmond, VA) and won 520 to 366 (a spread of 154).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 8-4, +822.

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

Round 13

[photo of Stefan Rau]

Day played #76 Stefan Rau (Hudson, NY) and won 420 to 402 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 9-4, +840.

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

Round 14

[photo of Nawapadol Sayavesa]

Day played #47 Nawapadol Sayavesa (Thailand) and won 525 to 428 (a spread of 97).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 10-4, +937.

Round 15

[photo of Joel Sherman]

Day played #20 Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY) and won 448 to 387 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 11-4, +998.

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

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

Round 16

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Day played #1 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and won 370 to 327 (a spread of 43).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 12-4, +1041.

Round 17

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Day played #13 Kenji Matsumoto (Aiea, HI) and lost 357 to 427 (a spread of -70).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 12-5, +971.

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

Round 18

[photo of Scott Appel]

Day played #7 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and lost 348 to 515 (a spread of -167).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 12-6, +804.

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

Round 19

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Day played #49 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and won 473 to 357 (a spread of 116).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 13-6, +920.

Round 20

[photo of David Koenig]

Day played #30 David Koenig (Silver Spring, MD) and won 522 to 312 (a spread of 210).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 14-6, +1130.

Round 21

[photo of Ross Brown]

Day played #77 Ross Brown (Ottawa ON) and won 443 to 411 (a spread of 32).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 15-6, +1162.

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

Round 22

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Day played #1 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) again and lost 366 to 455 (a spread of -89).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 15-7, +1073.

Round 23

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Day played #49 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) again and won 401 to 322 (a spread of 79).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 16-7, +1152.

Round 24

[photo of Scott Jackson]

Day played #37 Scott Jackson (Minneapolis, MN) and won 442 to 410 (a spread of 32).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 17-7, +1184.

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

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

Round 25

[photo of Orry Swift]

Day played #6 Orry Swift (Houston, TX) and won 485 to 410 (a spread of 75).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 18-7, +1259.

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

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

Round 26

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Day played #13 Kenji Matsumoto (Aiea, HI) again and lost 388 to 399 (a spread of -11).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 18-8, +1248.

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

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

Round 27

[photo of Brian Bowman]

Day played #41 Brian Bowman (Villa Hills, KY) and won 418 to 394 (a spread of 24).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 19-8, +1272.

Round 28

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Day played #31 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and won 483 to 447 (a spread of 36).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 20-8, +1308.

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

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

Round 29

[photo of Brian Bowman]

Day played #41 Brian Bowman (Villa Hills, KY) again and won 396 to 374 (a spread of 22).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 21-8, +1330.

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

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

Round 30

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Day played #1 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) for the third time and lost 308 to 630 (a spread of -322).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 21-9, +1008.

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

Round 31

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Day played #13 Kenji Matsumoto (Aiea, HI) for the third time and lost 321 to 405 (a spread of -84).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 21-10, +924.

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

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

After the Tournament  

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


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