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NSC 2008: Mike Baron [#5]

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On this page, you will find information about Mike Baron, 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 15-13, -173, and is ranked #41 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 Mike Baron]

Given name(s): Mike
Surname(s): Baron
Home: Corrales, NM, United States
Awards: "Matchups" Hall of Fame (1987), The Wordbook (1988,1994,2004), The Blankbook (1992), SCRABBLE Wordbook (2007)
Hobbies: journal writing, traveling, golf, reading
Occupation: Psychologist
NSC 1983 Division: 1
NSC 1983 Rank: 29/32, 6-11 -334
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 70/302, 13-9 +267
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 139, 11-10 +779
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 16/149, 17-10 +486
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 16/149, 17-10 +486
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 30/176, 16-11 +512
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 73/176, 14-13 +324
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 92/134, 12-15 +122
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 14/108, 17-10 +90
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 79/126, 14-17 +67
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 43/98, 16-15 +49
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 97/132, 14-17 -644
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 145/172, 12-18 +87
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 40/76, 14-14 -151
Round by Round

High score: 506
Average for: 387
Average against: 393

Round 1

[photo of Craig Rowland]

Baron played #87 Craig Rowland (Mississauga ON) and won 361 to 245 (a spread of 116).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 1-0, +116.

Round 2

[photo of Steve Oliger]

Baron played #68 Steve Oliger (Holtwood, PA) and won 506 to 332 (a spread of 174).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 2-0, +290.

Round 3

[photo of Jason Katz-Brown]

Baron played #45 Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) and lost 329 to 538 (a spread of -209).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 2-1, +81.

Round 4

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Baron played #58 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and won 420 to 347 (a spread of 73).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 3-1, +154.

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

Round 5

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Baron played #40 Carl Johnson (Hillsboro, OR) and lost 390 to 463 (a spread of -73).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 3-2, +81.

Round 6

[photo of J. Paul Epstein]

Baron played #23 Paul Epstein (Keego Harbor, MI) and lost 320 to 459 (a spread of -139).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 3-3, -58.

Round 7

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Baron played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and lost 352 to 428 (a spread of -76).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 3-4, -134.

Round 8

[photo of Jeremy Frank]

Baron played #26 Jeremy Frank (New York, NY) and lost 384 to 385 (a spread of -1).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 3-5, -135.

Round 9

[photo of Randy Greenspan]

Baron played #33 Randy Greenspan (Buffalo, NY) and won 374 to 296 (a spread of 78).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 4-5, -57.

Round 10

[photo of Sam Rosin]

Baron played #86 Sam Rosin (Bernardsville, NJ) and won 456 to 355 (a spread of 101).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 5-5, +44.

Round 11

[photo of Jesse Day]

Baron played #16 Jesse Day (New Haven, CT) and lost 351 to 405 (a spread of -54).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 5-6, -10.

Round 12

[photo of Michael Early]

Baron played #20 Michael Early (Forth Worth, TX) and won 490 to 426 (a spread of 64).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 6-6, +54.

Round 13

[photo of Webster Phillips]

Baron played #74 Webster Phillips (Montclair, NJ) and lost 372 to 482 (a spread of -110).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 6-7, -56.

Round 14

[photo of David Weisberg]

Baron played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) and won 443 to 332 (a spread of 111).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 7-7, +55.

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

Round 15

[photo of Dean Saldanha]

Baron played #88 Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC) and won 404 to 352 (a spread of 52).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 8-7, +107.

Round 16

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

Baron played #102 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and lost 303 to 419 (a spread of -116).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 8-8, -9.

Round 17

[photo of Patricia Barrett]

Baron played #6 Patricia Barrett (Houston, TX) and won 400 to 306 (a spread of 94).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 9-8, +85.

Round 18

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Baron played #28 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and won 391 to 371 (a spread of 20).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 10-8, +105.

Round 19

[photo of Maddy Kamen]

Baron played #43 Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) and won 389 to 316 (a spread of 73).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 11-8, +178.

Round 20

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Baron played #105 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and lost 305 to 579 (a spread of -274).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 11-9, -96.

Round 21

[photo of Nick Meyer]

Baron played #61 Nick Meyer (Berkeley, CA) and lost 320 to 451 (a spread of -131).

Current ranking: #50.

Current record: 11-10, -227.

Round 22

[photo of Joe Edley]

Baron played #21 Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) and lost 349 to 392 (a spread of -43).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 11-11, -270.

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

Round 23

[photo of Howard Pistol]

Baron played #76 Howard Pistol (Oakland Park, FL) and won 364 to 358 (a spread of 6).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 12-11, -264.

Round 24

[photo of Steve Grob]

Baron played #34 Steve Grob (Fenton, MI) and won 402 to 379 (a spread of 23).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 13-11, -241.

Round 25

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Baron played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and won 486 to 331 (a spread of 155).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 14-11, -86.

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

Round 26

[photo of Scott Appel]

Baron played #1 Scott Appel (Trenton, NJ) and lost 325 to 452 (a spread of -127).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 14-12, -213.

Round 27

[photo of Laurie Cohen]

Baron played #12 Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) and won 477 to 405 (a spread of 72).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 15-12, -141.

Round 28

[photo of Marlon Hill]

Baron played #38 Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) and lost 375 to 407 (a spread of -32).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 15-13, -173.


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