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NSC 2008: Michael Baker [#4]

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On this page, you will find information about Michael Baker, who is competing at the 2008 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 14-14, -164, and is ranked #55 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 Michael Baker]

Given name(s): Michael
Surname(s): Baker
Home: Portland, OR, United States
Hobbies: Poker, Pool.
Occupation: Engineering Technician
NSC 1994 Division: 2
NSC 1994 Rank: 1/90, 20-7 +920
NSC 1996 Division: 2
NSC 1996 Rank: 5/106, 18-9 +747
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 88/126, 14-17 -258
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 61/98, 15-16 -653
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 87/132, 14-17 +625
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 74/172, 15.5-14.5 +347
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 60/87, 13-15 -315
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 68/76, 11-17 -511
Round by Round

High score: 524
Average for: 390
Average against: 398

Round 1

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Baker played #105 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and lost 305 to 438 (a spread of -133).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 0-1, -133.

Round 2

[photo of Chris Lipe]

Baker played #54 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and lost 277 to 585 (a spread of -308).

Current ranking: #103.

Current record: 0-2, -441.

Round 3

[photo of Jeff Reeves]

Baker played #82 Jeff Reeves (Woodworth, LA) and lost 330 to 468 (a spread of -138).

Current ranking: #103.

Current record: 0-3, -579.

Round 4  

Baker recorded a bye with a spread of 50 points.

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 1-3, -529.

Round 5

[photo of Mike Paxson]

Baker played #69 Mike Paxson (Bloomington, IN) and lost 376 to 382 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #101.

Current record: 1-4, -535.

Round 6

[photo of Jon Shreve]

Baker played #93 Jon Shreve (Denver, CO) and lost 330 to 436 (a spread of -106).

Current ranking: #102.

Current record: 1-5, -641.

Round 7

[photo of David Gibson]

Baker played #30 David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and won 416 to 391 (a spread of 25).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 2-5, -616.

Round 8

[photo of Jeremy Cahnmann]

Baker played #9 Jeremy Cahnmann (Chicago, IL) and lost 331 to 482 (a spread of -151).

Current ranking: #101.

Current record: 2-6, -767.

Round 9

[photo of Nawapadol Sayavesa]

Baker played #90 Nawapadol Sayavesa (Thailand) and lost 340 to 452 (a spread of -112).

Current ranking: #102.

Current record: 2-7, -879.

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

Round 10

[photo of Jesse Matthews]

Baker played #59 Jesse Matthews (Kelowna BC) and won 472 to 320 (a spread of 152).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 3-7, -727.

Round 11

[photo of Rob Robinsky]

Baker played #84 Rob Robinsky (Minneapolis, MN) and lost 449 to 458 (a spread of -9).

Current ranking: #102.

Current record: 3-8, -736.

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

Round 12

[photo of Ted Rosen]

Baker played #85 Ted Rosen (Rochester, NY) and won 403 to 378 (a spread of 25).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 4-8, -711.

Round 13

[photo of Craig Rowland]

Baker played #87 Craig Rowland (Mississauga ON) and lost 287 to 424 (a spread of -137).

Current ranking: #99.

Current record: 4-9, -848.

Round 14

[photo of Frank Tangredi]

Baker played #99 Frank Tangredi (West Babylon, NY) and won 426 to 384 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #96.

Current record: 5-9, -806.

Round 15

[photo of Greg A. Heidler]

Baker played #35 Greg Heidler (Waialua, HI) and won 512 to 314 (a spread of 198).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 6-9, -608.

Round 16

[photo of Alyssa Faria]

Baker played #24 Alyssa Faria (Cambridge, MA) and won 378 to 349 (a spread of 29).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 7-9, -579.

Round 17

[photo of Louie Muller]

Baker played #63 Louie Muller (Newcastle, CA) and lost 287 to 364 (a spread of -77).

Current ranking: #88.

Current record: 7-10, -656.

Round 18

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Baker played #3 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and lost 363 to 448 (a spread of -85).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 7-11, -741.

Round 19

[photo of Dave Leifer]

Baker played #51 Dave Leifer (Alpharetta, GA) and won 447 to 383 (a spread of 64).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 8-11, -677.

Round 20

[photo of Ira Cohen]

Baker played #11 Ira Cohen (Los Angeles, CA) and won 412 to 375 (a spread of 37).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 9-11, -640.

Round 21

[photo of Vernon Jones]

Baker played #41 Vernon Jones (Winter Haven, FL) and won 524 to 348 (a spread of 176).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 10-11, -464.

Round 22

[photo of Steve Pellinen]

Baker played #72 Steve Pellinen (St Louis Park, MN) and won 489 to 288 (a spread of 201).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 11-11, -263.

Round 23

[photo of Jesse Day]

Baker played #16 Jesse Day (New Haven, CT) and lost 426 to 435 (a spread of -9).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 11-12, -272.

Round 24

[photo of Debbie Stegman]

Baker played #95 Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) and lost 324 to 393 (a spread of -69).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 11-13, -341.

Round 25

[photo of Dean Saldanha]

Baker played #88 Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC) and won 460 to 350 (a spread of 110).

Current ranking: #62.

Current record: 12-13, -231.

Round 26

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Baker played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and lost 326 to 375 (a spread of -49).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 12-14, -280.

Round 27

[photo of Patricia Barrett]

Baker played #6 Patricia Barrett (Houston, TX) and won 456 to 404 (a spread of 52).

Current ranking: #62.

Current record: 13-14, -228.

Round 28

[photo of Greg A. Heidler]

Baker played #35 Greg Heidler (Waialua, HI) again and won 376 to 312 (a spread of 64).

Current ranking: #55.

Current record: 14-14, -164.


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