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NSC 2008: Steve Pellinen [#72]

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On this page, you will find information about Steve Pellinen, 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 13-15, -628, and is ranked #74 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 Steve Pellinen]

Given name(s): Steve
Surname(s): Pellinen
Home: St Louis Park, MN, United States
Awards: Ninth Grade Battle of Wits Champion; 2005-03 Twin Cities, MN
Hobbies: Reading, music, baseball
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Notes: NSA AB member 1999-2003
NSC 1989 Division: 2
NSC 1989 Rank: 12/70, 16.5-10.5 +547
NSC 1989 Division: 2
NSC 1989 Rank: 12/70, 16.5-10.5 +547
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 79/176, 14-13 -87
NSC 1992 Division: 1
NSC 1992 Rank: 32/176, 16-11 +339
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 70/134, 13.5-13.5 -745
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 78/108, 12-15 -396
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 89/126, 14-17 -272
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 58/98, 15-16 -161
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 102/132, 13-18 +47
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 47/172, 17-13 +61
NSC 2005 Division: 2
NSC 2005 Rank: 5/108, 19-9 +926
Round by Round

High score: 505
Average for: 390
Average against: 412

Round 1

[photo of Stefan Rau]

Pellinen played #81 Stefan Rau (New Britain, CT) and lost 396 to 423 (a spread of -27).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 0-1, -27.

Round 2

[photo of Evan Berofsky]

Pellinen played #8 Evan Berofsky (Thornhill ON) and lost 381 to 445 (a spread of -64).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 0-2, -91.

Round 3

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

Pellinen played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and lost 284 to 475 (a spread of -191).

Current ranking: #99.

Current record: 0-3, -282.

Round 4

[photo of Alyssa Faria]

Pellinen played #24 Alyssa Faria (Cambridge, MA) and won 463 to 380 (a spread of 83).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 1-3, -199.

Round 5

[photo of Webster Phillips]

Pellinen played #74 Webster Phillips (Montclair, NJ) and won 400 to 376 (a spread of 24).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 2-3, -175.

Round 6

[photo of Laurie Cohen]

Pellinen played #12 Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) and won 385 to 362 (a spread of 23).

Current ranking: #65.

Current record: 3-3, -152.

Round 7

[photo of Randy Greenspan]

Pellinen played #33 Randy Greenspan (Buffalo, NY) and won 410 to 409 (a spread of 1).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 4-3, -151.

Round 8

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Pellinen played #52 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and lost 380 to 383 (a spread of -3).

Current ranking: #62.

Current record: 4-4, -154.

Round 9

[photo of Seth Lipkin]

Pellinen played #55 Seth Lipkin (Hopkinton, MA) and lost 313 to 563 (a spread of -250).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 4-5, -404.

Round 10

[photo of Nick Meyer]

Pellinen played #61 Nick Meyer (Berkeley, CA) and won 486 to 399 (a spread of 87).

Current ranking: #62.

Current record: 5-5, -317.

Round 11

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

Pellinen played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and lost 328 to 435 (a spread of -107).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 5-6, -424.

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

Round 12

[photo of Dean Saldanha]

Pellinen played #88 Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC) and lost 362 to 434 (a spread of -72).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 5-7, -496.

Round 13

[photo of Greg A. Heidler]

Pellinen played #35 Greg Heidler (Waialua, HI) and won 489 to 305 (a spread of 184).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 6-7, -312.

Round 14

[photo of Sam Rosin]

Pellinen played #86 Sam Rosin (Bernardsville, NJ) and lost 372 to 461 (a spread of -89).

Current ranking: #77.

Current record: 6-8, -401.

Round 15

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Pellinen played #96 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and lost 361 to 364 (a spread of -3).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 6-9, -404.

Round 16

[photo of Jeremy Frank]

Pellinen played #26 Jeremy Frank (New York, NY) and won 460 to 399 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 7-9, -343.

Round 17

[photo of Joe Edley]

Pellinen played #21 Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) and lost 264 to 505 (a spread of -241).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 7-10, -584.

Round 18

[photo of Dielle Saldanha]

Pellinen played #89 Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC) and won 414 to 280 (a spread of 134).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 8-10, -450.

Round 19

[photo of Louie Muller]

Pellinen played #63 Louie Muller (Newcastle, CA) and won 407 to 381 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 9-10, -424.

Round 20

[photo of Randy Hersom]

Pellinen played #36 Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) and won 415 to 377 (a spread of 38).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 10-10, -386.

Round 21

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Pellinen played #3 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and lost 374 to 450 (a spread of -76).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 10-11, -462.

Round 22

[photo of Michael Baker]

Pellinen played #4 Michael Baker (Portland, OR) and lost 288 to 489 (a spread of -201).

Current ranking: #77.

Current record: 10-12, -663.

Round 23

[photo of Cecilia Le]

Pellinen played #50 Cecilia Le (Boston, MA) and won 416 to 374 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 11-12, -621.

Round 24

[photo of Ted Rosen]

Pellinen played #85 Ted Rosen (Rochester, NY) and won 438 to 421 (a spread of 17).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 12-12, -604.

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

Round 25

[photo of Jesse Day]

Pellinen played #16 Jesse Day (New Haven, CT) and lost 412 to 418 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 12-13, -610.

Round 26

[photo of Darrell Day]

Pellinen played #15 Darrell Day (Richardson, TX) and lost 370 to 477 (a spread of -107).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 12-14, -717.

Round 27

[photo of Robert Ellickson]

Pellinen played #22 Robert Ellickson (New Haven, CT) and lost 342 to 387 (a spread of -45).

Current ranking: #82.

Current record: 12-15, -762.

Round 28

[photo of Keith Smith]

Pellinen played #94 Keith Smith (Austin, TX) and won 505 to 371 (a spread of 134).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 13-15, -628.


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