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NSC 2008: Dean Saldanha [#88]

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On this page, you will find information about Dean Saldanha, 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, +52, and is ranked #52 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 Dean Saldanha]

Given name(s): Dean
Surname(s): Saldanha
Home: Richmond, BC, Canada
Awards: (1st) 2005 Vancouver; (2nd) 2003 CNSC
Hobbies: Hockey, soccer, tennis, basketball, music, chess, reading
Occupation: Castings administrator
CNSC 2003 Rank: 2
CNSC 2005 Rank: 7
NSC 2000 Division: 3
NSC 2000 Rank: 3/122, 21-10 +1162
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 20/132, 18.5-12.5 +224
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 68/172, 16-14 +187
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 49/87, 13.5-14.5 -448
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 36/76, 14-14 +218
WSC 2003 Rank: 73
WSC 2005 Rank: 13
Round by Round

High score: 527
Average for: 398
Average against: 396

Round 1

[photo of Nigel Peltier]

Saldanha played #73 Nigel Peltier (Seattle, WA) and lost 334 to 502 (a spread of -168).

Current ranking: #93.

Current record: 0-1, -168.

Round 2

[photo of Nawapadol Sayavesa]

Saldanha played #90 Nawapadol Sayavesa (Thailand) and won 385 to 343 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #70.

Current record: 1-1, -126.

Round 3

[photo of Darrell Day]

Saldanha played #15 Darrell Day (Richardson, TX) and lost 377 to 476 (a spread of -99).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 1-2, -225.

Round 4

[photo of Laurie Cohen]

Saldanha played #12 Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) and won 527 to 239 (a spread of 288).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 2-2, +63.

Round 5

[photo of Jeremy Hildebrand]

Saldanha played #37 Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa ON) and lost 335 to 483 (a spread of -148).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 2-3, -85.

Round 6

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Saldanha played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and won 460 to 385 (a spread of 75).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 3-3, -10.

Round 7

[photo of Cecilia Le]

Saldanha played #50 Cecilia Le (Boston, MA) and won 447 to 345 (a spread of 102).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 4-3, +92.

Round 8

[photo of Lester Schonbrun]

Saldanha played #91 Lester Schonbrun (Oakland, CA) and won 459 to 405 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 5-3, +146.

Round 9

[photo of Ron Hoekstra]

Saldanha played #39 Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) and lost 351 to 392 (a spread of -41).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 5-4, +105.

Round 10

[photo of Joe Edley]

Saldanha played #21 Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) and lost 363 to 442 (a spread of -79).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 5-5, +26.

Round 11

[photo of Ron Tiekert]

Saldanha played #101 Ron Tiekert (Melbourne, FL) and lost 408 to 484 (a spread of -76).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 5-6, -50.

Round 12

[photo of Steve Pellinen]

Saldanha played #72 Steve Pellinen (St Louis Park, MN) and won 434 to 362 (a spread of 72).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 6-6, +22.

Round 13

[photo of Rose Kreiswirth]

Saldanha played #49 Rose Kreiswirth (East Northport, NY) and won 410 to 297 (a spread of 113).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 7-6, +135.

Round 14

[photo of Webster Phillips]

Saldanha played #74 Webster Phillips (Montclair, NJ) and lost 378 to 414 (a spread of -36).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 7-7, +99.

Round 15

[photo of Mike Baron]

Saldanha played #5 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and lost 352 to 404 (a spread of -52).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 7-8, +47.

Round 16

[photo of Marlon Hill]

Saldanha played #38 Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) and won 468 to 360 (a spread of 108).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 8-8, +155.

Round 17

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Saldanha played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and lost 371 to 464 (a spread of -93).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 8-9, +62.

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

Round 18

[photo of David Weisberg]

Saldanha played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) and won 452 to 403 (a spread of 49).

Current ranking: #46.

Current record: 9-9, +111.

Round 19

[photo of Mike Frentz]

Saldanha played #27 Mike Frentz (Seattle, WA) and lost 377 to 459 (a spread of -82).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 9-10, +29.

Round 20

[photo of Sam Kantimathi]

Saldanha played #44 Sam Kantimathi (El Dorado Hills, CA) and won 469 to 324 (a spread of 145).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 10-10, +174.

Round 21

[photo of Edward De Guzman]

Saldanha played #17 Edward De Guzman (Urbana, IL) and lost 308 to 400 (a spread of -92).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 10-11, +82.

Round 22

[photo of Patricia Barrett]

Saldanha played #6 Patricia Barrett (Houston, TX) and won 373 to 320 (a spread of 53).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 11-11, +135.

Round 23

[photo of Chris Lipe]

Saldanha played #54 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and lost 383 to 421 (a spread of -38).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 11-12, +97.

Round 24

[photo of Orry Swift]

Saldanha played #98 Orry Swift (Waco, TX) and won 439 to 403 (a spread of 36).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 12-12, +133.

Round 25

[photo of Michael Baker]

Saldanha played #4 Michael Baker (Portland, OR) and lost 350 to 460 (a spread of -110).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 12-13, +23.

Round 26

[photo of Dielle Saldanha]

Saldanha played #89 Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC) and lost 351 to 419 (a spread of -68).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 12-14, -45.

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

Round 27

[photo of Jesse Matthews]

Saldanha played #59 Jesse Matthews (Kelowna BC) and won 410 to 328 (a spread of 82).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 13-14, +37.

Round 28

[photo of Steve Glass]

Saldanha played #31 Steve Glass (Dade City, FL) and won 381 to 366 (a spread of 15).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 14-14, +52.


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