(see Stats page for all regular players, including inactive, since club started in 2005)
names in blue linked to their tournament stats
Aaron Finkel imported from Buffalo, an amazing mind, and highest club attendance, typically!
Bill Snoddy Club co-director, tourney director, Z Sunday Scrabble Rapporter, bingo slide show creator
Bob Youngblood not just Scrabble for Bob; also guitar, painting, and drawing occupy his time
Bing Rice graphic designer loves the game; scored 641 in her first month at club!
Brendan McLanahan Pennsylvania nurse visits family here in the mountains and plays with us
Christine Hannouche she loves the game so much she drives an hour to club when she can
David Gibson 2016 & 1994 National Champ & the top-rated player in North America! In our club!!
Donna Eisenstadt retired prof, loves animals, reading, music, crosswords, and...SCRABBLE!
D Pedroza an ESL teacher and one of our most faithful regulars
Eileen Johnson New Yorker relocated to Charlotte; makes the drive to Asheville club occasionally
Glenn English frequently “in the money” at tourneys; bingoes galore at club!
Jacob Cohen Webmeister, statistician, newsletter editor, and club woodworker
Jay Jacoby retired English prof enjoys reading, southern poetry, owls, and kvetching
Jeff Clark Michigander drives through snow, sleet, and who knows what to play with us occasionally
Kurt Schroeder retired hydologist from Minnesota plays chess, guitar, Scrabble, and tennis
Leslie Bradshaw enjoys family, sports, and music; French and Spanish teacher
Lia Desimone lots of interests for her: Scrabble, billiards, backgammon, photography, and art
Lorne Katz joins us from Florida each summer; besides Scrabble he plays pickle ball, tennis, golf, & bikes
Mark Schmidt hard-to-beat expert now lives and plays full-time in Asheville
Mike Bell retired Episcopal priest just loves to play Scrabble
Mike Leippe professor, moved here with wife, Donna E from NY; loves sports, running, reading, music
Nancy Gibson David's wife and just as fierce a competitor; she treats us with cookies, too!
Raina Scura enjoys gardening, hiking, renovating, photography, animals, reading, and theatre
Ruchi Gupta would love to be full-time Scrabbler & just dabble in medicine to get bills paid!
Tim MIchaels international player starting as a a teenager now has a PhD in math and in Scrabble!
Tom MIchaels Tennessee truffle farmer digs up delicious morsels and wonderful Scrabble words
Trish Harrop veterinarian, competes in 50 mile horse races, quilts, snow skis, loves sci-fi, plays Scrabble
Xander Youngblood in addition to Scrabble he likes soccer and is getting his pilot's license