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NSC 2008: Rick Wong [#138]

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On this page, you will find information about Rick Wong, 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 18-10, +1495, and is ranked #7 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 Rick Wong]

Given name(s): Rick
Surname(s): Wong
Home: San Jose, CA, United States
Awards: NSA AB member since 2003
Hobbies: Geocaching
Occupation: Web Developer
NSC 1994 Division: 1
NSC 1994 Rank: 42/134, 15-12 +187
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 109/126, 12-19 +301
NSC 2000 Division: 2
NSC 2000 Rank: 19/105, 18-13 +1352
NSC 2002 Division: 2
NSC 2002 Rank: 29/103, 17-14 +817
NSC 2004 Division: 2
NSC 2004 Rank: 7/139, 20-10 +912
NSC 2005 Division: 2
NSC 2005 Rank: 12/108, 17.5-10.5 +1051
USSO 2006 Division: 2
USSO 2006 Rank: 21/102, 16-12 +560
Round by Round

High score: 524
Average for: 424
Average against: 371

Round 1

[photo of Shah N. Ali]

Wong played #3 Shah Ali (Herndon, VA) and won 428 to 383 (a spread of 45).

Current ranking: #36.

Current record: 1-0, +45.

Round 2

[photo of Harriette Lakernick]

Wong played #74 Harriette Lakernick (Chicago, IL) and lost 344 to 354 (a spread of -10).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 1-1, +35.

Round 3

[photo of Matt De Waelsche]

Wong played #29 Matt DeWaelsche (San Antonio, TX) and won 411 to 324 (a spread of 87).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 2-1, +122.

Round 4

[photo of James Henderson]

Wong played #59 James Henderson (Somes Bar, CA) and lost 352 to 357 (a spread of -5).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 2-2, +117.

Round 5

[photo of Kay Patterson]

Wong played #99 Kay Patterson (Columbia, MD) and lost 351 to 433 (a spread of -82).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 2-3, +35.

Round 6

[photo of David Johnson]

Wong played #68 David Johnson (Decatur, IL) and won 466 to 357 (a spread of 109).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 3-3, +144.

Round 7

[photo of Thavachai Thivavarnvongs]

Wong played #126 Thavachai Thivavarnvongs (Thailand) and lost 390 to 428 (a spread of -38).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 3-4, +106.

Round 8

[photo of Ruth Hamilton]

Wong played #53 Ruth Hamilton (Lake Oswego, OR) and won 469 to 322 (a spread of 147).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 4-4, +253.

Round 9

[photo of Scott P. Leifer]

Wong played #78 Scott Leifer (Middleboro, MA) and won 465 to 323 (a spread of 142).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 5-4, +395.

Round 10

[photo of Arun Methaset]

Wong played #88 Arun Methaset (Thailand) and won 419 to 336 (a spread of 83).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 6-4, +478.

Round 11

[photo of Kristina Simon]

Wong played #113 Kristina Simon (Plano, TX) and won 345 to 334 (a spread of 11).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 7-4, +489.

Round 12

[photo of Ryan Fischer]

Wong played #42 Ryan Fischer (Charlotte, NC) and won 433 to 421 (a spread of 12).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 8-4, +501.

Round 13

[photo of Robert Gillis]

Wong played #48 Robert Gillis (Owens X Roads, AL) and won 508 to 292 (a spread of 216).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 9-4, +717.

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

Round 14

[photo of Jason Ubeika]

Wong played #130 Jason Ubeika (Mississauga ON) and won 434 to 287 (a spread of 147).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 10-4, +864.

Round 15

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Wong played #8 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) and lost 403 to 488 (a spread of -85).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 10-5, +779.

Wong is mentioned in this round’s commentary (2 hits).

Round 16

[photo of Shannon Burns]

Wong played #15 Shannon Burns (Airdrie AB) and won 447 to 346 (a spread of 101).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 11-5, +880.

Round 17

[photo of Glenn Dunlop]

Wong played #31 Glenn Dunlop (Brantford ON) and won 489 to 322 (a spread of 167).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 12-5, +1047.

Round 18

[photo of Win Inthara]

Wong played #66 Win Inthara (Orlando, FL) and won 459 to 331 (a spread of 128).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 13-5, +1175.

Round 19

[photo of Judith A. Levitt]

Wong played #80 Judy Levitt (Los Angeles, CA) and won 441 to 387 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 14-5, +1229.

Round 20

[photo of Alex Fiszbein]

Wong played #44 Alex Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 524 to 343 (a spread of 181).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 15-5, +1410.

Round 21

[photo of Jeff Fiszbein]

Wong played #45 Jeff Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 499 to 365 (a spread of 134).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 16-5, +1544.

Round 22

[photo of John Stardom]

Wong played #119 John Stardom (Ottawa ON) and lost 377 to 443 (a spread of -66).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 16-6, +1478.

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

Round 23

[photo of Paul Haverly]

Wong played #56 Paul Haverly (Sorrento, FL) and lost 452 to 469 (a spread of -17).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 16-7, +1461.

Round 24

[photo of Joe Bihlmeyer]

Wong played #11 Joe Bihlmeyer (Durham, CT) and lost 392 to 414 (a spread of -22).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 16-8, +1439.

Round 25

[photo of John Stardom]

Wong played #119 John Stardom (Ottawa ON) again and won 363 to 361 (a spread of 2).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 17-8, +1441.

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

Round 26

[photo of Shannon Burns]

Wong played #15 Shannon Burns (Airdrie AB) again and lost 375 to 450 (a spread of -75).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 17-9, +1366.

Round 27

[photo of Paul Haverly]

Wong played #56 Paul Haverly (Sorrento, FL) again and won 475 to 343 (a spread of 132).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 18-9, +1498.

Round 28

[photo of Ben Harrison]

Wong played #54 Ben Harrison (Cambridge, MA) and lost 374 to 377 (a spread of -3).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 18-10, +1495.


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