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NSC 2008: Shannon Burns [#15]

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On this page, you will find information about Shannon Burns, 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 21-7, +790, and is ranked #3 in Division 2.

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 Shannon Burns]

Given name(s): Shannon
Surname(s): Burns
Home: Airdrie, AB, Canada
Awards: 2004-03 Calgary AB; Member of the National Cartoonists Society
Hobbies: Hiking, Bible study, avoiding carpal tunnel syndrome
Occupation: Survey Drafter / Artist
CNSC 2005 Rank: 27
NSC 2002 Division: 3
NSC 2002 Rank: 6/136, 20.5-10.5 +948
Round by Round

High score: 483
Average for: 405
Average against: 377

Round 1

[photo of Anne Hay]

Burns played #57 Anne Hay (Raleigh, NC) and won 483 to 309 (a spread of 174).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 1-0, +174.

Round 2

[photo of David Weiss]

Burns played #132 David Weiss (Billings, MT) and lost 407 to 424 (a spread of -17).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 1-1, +157.

Round 3

[photo of Erica Norris]

Burns played #95 Erica Norris (Phoenixville, PA) and won 423 to 360 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 2-1, +220.

Round 4

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Burns played #38 Bob Enszer (Saginaw, MI) and won 341 to 333 (a spread of 8).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 3-1, +228.

Round 5

[photo of R. Jason Sommer]

Burns played #117 R Jason Sommer (Solvang, CA) and won 467 to 401 (a spread of 66).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 4-1, +294.

Round 6

[photo of Timothy Anglin]

Burns played #5 Tim Anglin (Toronto ON) and won 406 to 335 (a spread of 71).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 5-1, +365.

Round 7

[photo of Diane Firstman]

Burns played #41 Diane Firstman (Forest Hills, NY) and won 407 to 365 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 6-1, +407.

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

Round 8

[photo of Eric Kinderman]

Burns played #72 Eric Kinderman (Burlington, VT) and won 413 to 312 (a spread of 101).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 7-1, +508.

Round 9

[photo of Daniel Goodwin]

Burns played #50 Daniel Goodwin (Seattle, WA) and won 408 to 394 (a spread of 14).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 8-1, +522.

Round 10

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Burns played #115 Charles Smith (Durham, NC) and won 478 to 415 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 9-1, +585.

Round 11

[photo of Alex Fiszbein]

Burns played #44 Alex Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 419 to 345 (a spread of 74).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 10-1, +659.

Round 12

[photo of Win Inthara]

Burns played #66 Win Inthara (Orlando, FL) and won 435 to 374 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 11-1, +720.

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

Round 13

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Burns played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) and lost 402 to 435 (a spread of -33).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 11-2, +687.

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

Round 14

[photo of Paul Izikoff]

Burns played #67 Paul Izikoff (Miami, FL) and won 381 to 360 (a spread of 21).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 12-2, +708.

Round 15

[photo of Judith A. Levitt]

Burns played #80 Judy Levitt (Los Angeles, CA) and lost 356 to 534 (a spread of -178).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 12-3, +530.

Round 16

[photo of Rick Wong]

Burns played #138 Rick Wong (San Jose, CA) and lost 346 to 447 (a spread of -101).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 12-4, +429.

Round 17

[photo of John Stardom]

Burns played #119 John Stardom (Ottawa ON) and lost 336 to 518 (a spread of -182).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 12-5, +247.

Round 18

[photo of Glenn Dunlop]

Burns played #31 Glenn Dunlop (Brantford ON) and won 377 to 373 (a spread of 4).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 13-5, +251.

Round 19

[photo of Jeff Fiszbein]

Burns played #45 Jeff Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and lost 328 to 390 (a spread of -62).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 13-6, +189.

Round 20

[photo of Paul Haverly]

Burns played #56 Paul Haverly (Sorrento, FL) and lost 329 to 446 (a spread of -117).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 13-7, +72.

Round 21

[photo of Jeff Clark]

Burns played #19 Jeff Clark (Linden, MI) and won 373 to 331 (a spread of 42).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 14-7, +114.

Round 22

[photo of David Whitley]

Burns played #135 David Whitley (Monrovia, CA) and won 385 to 359 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 15-7, +140.

Round 23

[photo of Joe Bihlmeyer]

Burns played #11 Joe Bihlmeyer (Durham, CT) and won 435 to 324 (a spread of 111).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 16-7, +251.

Round 24

[photo of Roy Kamen]

Burns played #69 Roy Kamen (Covina, CA) and won 458 to 323 (a spread of 135).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 17-7, +386.

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

Round 25

[photo of Win Inthara]

Burns played #66 Win Inthara (Orlando, FL) again and won 482 to 312 (a spread of 170).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 18-7, +556.

Round 26

[photo of Rick Wong]

Burns played #138 Rick Wong (San Jose, CA) again and won 450 to 375 (a spread of 75).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 19-7, +631.

Round 27

[photo of Jason Brooks]

Burns played #14 Jason D Brooks (Lindenhurst, IL) and won 337 to 325 (a spread of 12).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 20-7, +643.

Round 28

[photo of Martin Weisskopf]

Burns played #133 Martin Weisskopf (Huntsville, AL) and won 472 to 325 (a spread of 147).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 21-7, +790.


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