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NSC 2008: Miriam Saldanha [#86]

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On this page, you will find information about Miriam 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 12-16, +46, and is ranked #87 in Division 4.

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 Miriam Saldanha]

Given name(s): Miriam
Surname(s): Saldanha
Home: Richmond, BC, Canada
Hobbies: gardening, music
Occupation: Engineering Administrator
NSC 2000 Division: 6
NSC 2000 Rank: 13/77, 19-12 +475
NSC 2002 Division: 5
NSC 2002 Rank: 22/111, 18-13 +422
NSC 2004 Division: 5
NSC 2004 Rank: 23/90, 17-13 +208
NSC 2005 Division: 4
NSC 2005 Rank: 92/122, 12-16 -283
USSO 2006 Division: 4
USSO 2006 Rank: 102/116, 11-17 -557
Round by Round

High score: 498
Average for: 371
Average against: 369

Round 1

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Saldanha played #110 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) and lost 358 to 390 (a spread of -32).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 0-1, -32.

Round 2

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Saldanha played #105 Gene Tyszka (Mississauga ON) and lost 363 to 387 (a spread of -24).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 0-2, -56.

Round 3

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Saldanha played #59 Margo Kuno (Philadelphia, PA) and lost 368 to 447 (a spread of -79).

Current ranking: #105.

Current record: 0-3, -135.

Round 4

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Saldanha played #106 Marina A Villena (San Pablo, CA) and won 450 to 342 (a spread of 108).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 1-3, -27.

Round 5

[photo of Shelley Kirk]

Saldanha played #56 Shelley Kirk (Wyoming, OH) and lost 330 to 361 (a spread of -31).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 1-4, -58.

Round 6

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Saldanha played #46 Joan Haworth (Palm Coast, FL) and won 433 to 309 (a spread of 124).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 2-4, +66.

Round 7

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Saldanha played #26 Esla Ewida (Jersey City, NJ) and lost 316 to 380 (a spread of -64).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 2-5, +2.

Round 8

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Saldanha played #103 Celia Thompson (Carney's Point, NJ) and lost 358 to 375 (a spread of -17).

Current ranking: #103.

Current record: 2-6, -15.

Round 9

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Saldanha played #62 Herb Lewis (Cherry Hill, NJ) and won 390 to 323 (a spread of 67).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 3-6, +52.

Round 10

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Saldanha played #14 Betzy Collins (Thornhill ON) and won 412 to 379 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 4-6, +85.

Round 11

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Saldanha played #20 David Dinning (Tampa, FL) and won 379 to 351 (a spread of 28).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 5-6, +113.

Round 12

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Saldanha played #75 Ruth Patrick (Jackson, MS) and won 461 to 321 (a spread of 140).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 6-6, +253.

Round 13

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Saldanha played #7 Mary Ellen Bergeron (Northampton, MA) and lost 293 to 302 (a spread of -9).

Current ranking: #62.

Current record: 6-7, +244.

Round 14

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Saldanha played #98 Sylvia Sparkman (Bozeman, MT) and lost 371 to 431 (a spread of -60).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 6-8, +184.

Round 15

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Saldanha played #43 Mark Hamilton (Toronto ON) and lost 323 to 401 (a spread of -78).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 6-9, +106.

Round 16

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Saldanha played #19 Jennifer Devaney (Northwood, NH) and lost 330 to 360 (a spread of -30).

Current ranking: #93.

Current record: 6-10, +76.

Round 17

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Saldanha played #89 Richard Savitt (Miami, FL) and lost 326 to 354 (a spread of -28).

Current ranking: #103.

Current record: 6-11, +48.

Round 18

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Saldanha played #21 Michael Donegan (Austin, TX) and won 389 to 309 (a spread of 80).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 7-11, +128.

Round 19

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Saldanha played #78 Peg Pywar (Houston, TX) and won 434 to 341 (a spread of 93).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 8-11, +221.

Round 20

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Saldanha played #6 Betty Bergeron (Calgary AB) and won 376 to 358 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 9-11, +239.

Round 21

[photo of Marcia Wade]

Saldanha played #107 Marcia Wade (Muncie, IN) and lost 310 to 398 (a spread of -88).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 9-12, +151.

Round 22

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Saldanha played #108 Linda Wancel (Flushing, NY) and won 428 to 302 (a spread of 126).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 10-12, +277.

Round 23

[photo of Jo Anne Cohen]

Saldanha played #13 Jo Anne Cohen (Montgomery, NY) and lost 313 to 428 (a spread of -115).

Current ranking: #80.

Current record: 10-13, +162.

Round 24

[photo of Margaret Bee]

Saldanha played #4 Margaret Bee (Houston, TX) and lost 409 to 431 (a spread of -22).

Current ranking: #88.

Current record: 10-14, +140.

Round 25

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Saldanha played #101 Lisa Thomas (Sarasota, FL) and lost 268 to 526 (a spread of -258).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 10-15, -118.

Round 26

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Saldanha played #25 Barbara Epstein (Brooklyn, NY) and won 498 to 211 (a spread of 287).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 11-15, +169.

Round 27

[photo of Jerry Schwartz]

Saldanha played #91 Jerry Schwartz (Alpharetta, GA) and won 357 to 355 (a spread of 2).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 12-15, +171.

Round 28

[photo of Margo Kuno]

Saldanha played #59 Margo Kuno (Philadelphia, PA) again and lost 348 to 473 (a spread of -125).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 12-16, +46.


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