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NSC 2008: Robert Gillis [#48]

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On this page, you will find information about Robert Gillis, 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, -729, and is ranked #93 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 Robert Gillis]

Given name(s): Robert
Surname(s): Gillis
Home: Owens X Roads, AL, United States
Awards: Memphis 2002 Div 1
Hobbies: Basketball, Bob's Bible / Flash cards
Occupation: Photographic Analyst For Nasa
NSC 1998 Division: 3
NSC 1998 Rank: 110/133, 13-18 -457
NSC 2000 Division: 3
NSC 2000 Rank: 99/122, 13-18 -362
NSC 2002 Division: 2
NSC 2002 Rank: 22/103, 18-13 +362
NSC 2004 Division: 3
NSC 2004 Rank: 53/169, 17-13 -252
NSC 2005 Division: 3
NSC 2005 Rank: 89/134, 13-15 -322
Round by Round

High score: 519
Average for: 367
Average against: 393

Round 1

[photo of Mohamed Alim]

Gillis played #4 Mohamed Alim (Guyana) and lost 262 to 389 (a spread of -127).

Current ranking: #123.

Current record: 0-1, -127.

Round 2

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Gillis played #129 Christiane Tran (Santa Cruz, CA) and won 458 to 402 (a spread of 56).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 1-1, -71.

Round 3

[photo of Lisa Slankard]

Gillis played #114 Lisa Slankard (Chicago, IL) and won 411 to 391 (a spread of 20).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 2-1, -51.

Round 4

[photo of Andrew Solomon]

Gillis played #116 Andrew Solomon (Barrington, IL) and lost 292 to 398 (a spread of -106).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 2-2, -157.

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

Round 5

[photo of Paul Haverly]

Gillis played #56 Paul Haverly (Sorrento, FL) and lost 393 to 444 (a spread of -51).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 2-3, -208.

Round 6

[photo of Ruth Hamilton]

Gillis played #53 Ruth Hamilton (Lake Oswego, OR) and won 519 to 345 (a spread of 174).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 3-3, -34.

Round 7

[photo of Mary Capalbi]

Gillis played #16 Mary Capalbi (Deerfield Beach, FL) and won 361 to 330 (a spread of 31).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 4-3, -3.

Round 8

[photo of James Henderson]

Gillis played #59 James Henderson (Somes Bar, CA) and won 412 to 359 (a spread of 53).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 5-3, +50.

Round 9

[photo of Cathy O'Sickey]

Gillis played #96 Cathy Osickey (Gainesville, FL) and lost 340 to 451 (a spread of -111).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 5-4, -61.

Round 10

[photo of Mason Shambach]

Gillis played #110 Mason Shambach (Battle Creek, MI) and won 361 to 302 (a spread of 59).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 6-4, -2.

Round 11

[photo of David Weiss]

Gillis played #132 David Weiss (Billings, MT) and won 372 to 364 (a spread of 8).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 7-4, +6.

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

Round 12

[photo of Verna M Richards Berg]

Gillis played #10 Verna Berg Richards (Manhattan, NY) and lost 367 to 514 (a spread of -147).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 7-5, -141.

Round 13

[photo of Rick Wong]

Gillis played #138 Rick Wong (San Jose, CA) and lost 292 to 508 (a spread of -216).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 7-6, -357.

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

Round 14

[photo of Judy Horn]

Gillis played #63 Judy Horn (Reading, MA) and won 442 to 359 (a spread of 83).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 8-6, -274.

Round 15

[photo of Laura Scheimberg]

Gillis played #107 Laura Scheimberg (Littleton, CO) and won 387 to 328 (a spread of 59).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 9-6, -215.

Round 16

[photo of Jason Brooks]

Gillis played #14 Jason D Brooks (Lindenhurst, IL) and lost 413 to 481 (a spread of -68).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 9-7, -283.

Round 17

[photo of Joanne Cohen]

Gillis played #21 Joanne Cohen (Owings Mills, MD) and won 433 to 375 (a spread of 58).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 10-7, -225.

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

Round 18

[photo of Chris Patrick Morgan]

Gillis played #93 Chris Patrick Morgan (San Francisco, CA) and lost 288 to 353 (a spread of -65).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 10-8, -290.

Round 19

[photo of Emely Weissman]

Gillis played #134 Emely Weissman (Menlo Park, CA) and won 506 to 216 (a spread of 290).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 11-8, +0.

Round 20

[photo of Kay Patterson]

Gillis played #99 Kay Patterson (Columbia, MD) and lost 322 to 490 (a spread of -168).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 11-9, -168.

Round 21

[photo of Paul Avrin]

Gillis played #7 Paul Avrin (New York, NY) and lost 232 to 427 (a spread of -195).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 11-10, -363.

Round 22

[photo of Adrian Mannella]

Gillis played #84 Adrian Mannella (Chicago, IL) and lost 376 to 472 (a spread of -96).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 11-11, -459.

Round 23

[photo of Kristina Simon]

Gillis played #113 Kristina Simon (Plano, TX) and lost 289 to 406 (a spread of -117).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 11-12, -576.

Round 24

[photo of Eric Kinderman]

Gillis played #72 Eric Kinderman (Burlington, VT) and won 394 to 295 (a spread of 99).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 12-12, -477.

Round 25

[photo of Wendell Haynes]

Gillis played #58 Wendell Haynes (Loxahatchee, FL) and lost 306 to 514 (a spread of -208).

Current ranking: #88.

Current record: 12-13, -685.

Round 26

[photo of Kevin Leeds]

Gillis played #77 Kevin Leeds (Austin, TX) and won 435 to 322 (a spread of 113).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 13-13, -572.

Round 27

[photo of Thavachai Thivavarnvongs]

Gillis played #126 Thavachai Thivavarnvongs (Thailand) and lost 237 to 363 (a spread of -126).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 13-14, -698.

Round 28

[photo of Joey Krafchick]

Gillis played #73 Joey Krafchick (Roswell, GA) and lost 372 to 403 (a spread of -31).

Current ranking: #93.

Current record: 13-15, -729.


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