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NSC 2008: Ron Barker [#4]

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On this page, you will find information about Ronald Barker, 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 16.5-11.5, +221, and is ranked #19 in Division 5.

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 Ronald Barker]

Given name(s): Ronald
Surname(s): Barker
Home: Boise, ID, United States
Awards: 3 great kids!! plus won state champ 13 mile footrace in CA and AZ in masters div
Hobbies: fresh air-aerobic
Occupation: Jogger
NSC 2000 Division: 6
NSC 2000 Rank: 12/77, 19-12 +488
NSC 2002 Division: 6
NSC 2002 Rank: 19/88, 18-13 +457
NSC 2004 Division: 5
NSC 2004 Rank: 6/90, 19.5-10.5 +240
NSC 2005 Division: 5
NSC 2005 Rank: 55/93, 13-15 +58
USSO 2006 Division: 5
USSO 2006 Rank: 77/88, 11-17 -522
Round by Round

High score: 501
Average for: 374
Average against: 366

Round 1

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Barker played #76 Loretta Shapoff (Viera, FL) and won 422 to 276 (a spread of 146).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 1-0, +146.

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

Round 2

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Barker played #5 Mark Barnett (Jacksonville, FL) and lost 306 to 358 (a spread of -52).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 1-1, +94.

Round 3

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Barker played #52 Barbara Major (Alexandria, VA) and won 385 to 286 (a spread of 99).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 2-1, +193.

Round 4

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Barker played #60 Shauna Petrie (Mississauga ON) and won 430 to 376 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 3-1, +247.

Round 5

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Barker played #61 Georgia T Philpot (Decatur, GA) and won 418 to 307 (a spread of 111).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 4-1, +358.

Round 6

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Barker played #82 Joyce Stock (Rocky River, OH) and won 482 to 296 (a spread of 186).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 5-1, +544.

Round 7

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Barker played #94 Wendy Wilkinson (Lexington, KY) and won 357 to 336 (a spread of 21).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 6-1, +565.

Round 8

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Barker played #16 Aaron Daly (Sioux Falls, SD) and lost 325 to 468 (a spread of -143).

Current ranking: #8.

Current record: 6-2, +422.

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

Round 9

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Barker played #34 Robb Griffith (Durham, NC) and lost 317 to 370 (a spread of -53).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 6-3, +369.

Round 10

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Barker played #23 Denise Dixon (Oneida, NY) and lost 281 to 414 (a spread of -133).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 6-4, +236.

Round 11

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Barker played #71 Sherry Schaff (Solvang, CA) and won 450 to 288 (a spread of 162).

Current ranking: #15.

Current record: 7-4, +398.

Round 12

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Barker played #90 Shereen E Weinstein (Tamarac, FL) and lost 333 to 438 (a spread of -105).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 7-5, +293.

Round 13

[photo of Maxine Saperstein]

Barker played #69 Maxine Saperstein (Aventura, FL) and won 456 to 360 (a spread of 96).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 8-5, +389.

Round 14

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Barker played #36 Ingrid Hawkins (Palm Coast, FL) and won 434 to 380 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 9-5, +443.

Round 15

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Barker played #15 Beulah Cooper (Austin, TX) and won 377 to 361 (a spread of 16).

Current ranking: #12.

Current record: 10-5, +459.

Round 16

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Barker played #81 Nancy Sterngold (Los Angeles, CA) and tied at 387.

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 10.5-5.5, +459.

Round 17

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Barker played #73 Debbie Scholz (Houston, TX) and lost 326 to 408 (a spread of -82).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 10.5-6.5, +377.

Round 18

[photo of Kendrick Lo]

Barker played #50 Kendrick Lo (Toronto ON) and won 294 to 281 (a spread of 13).

Current ranking: #13.

Current record: 11.5-6.5, +390.

Round 19

[photo of Yukari Balabanov]

Barker played #3 Yukari Balabanov (Vancouver BC) and won 436 to 328 (a spread of 108).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 12.5-6.5, +498.

Round 20

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Barker played #72 Marilyn Schmidt (Northampton, MA) and lost 333 to 411 (a spread of -78).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 12.5-7.5, +420.

Round 21

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Barker played #13 Tacy Callies (Orlando, FL) and won 360 to 301 (a spread of 59).

Current ranking: #11.

Current record: 13.5-7.5, +479.

Round 22

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Barker played #42 Emily James (Petrolia ON) and lost 327 to 383 (a spread of -56).

Current ranking: #16.

Current record: 13.5-8.5, +423.

Round 23

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Barker played #42 Emily James (Petrolia ON) again and lost 301 to 425 (a spread of -124).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 13.5-9.5, +299.

Round 24

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Barker played #54 Trevor McGuire (Sarasota, FL) and won 403 to 399 (a spread of 4).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 14.5-9.5, +303.

Round 25

[photo of Richard Strick]

Barker played #83 Richard Strick (Santa Monica, CA) and lost 303 to 497 (a spread of -194).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 14.5-10.5, +109.

Round 26

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Barker played #88 Christopher Walleck (Lakewood, OH) and won 382 to 359 (a spread of 23).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 15.5-10.5, +132.

Round 27

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Barker played #35 Pat Hardwick (Stow, OH) and won 501 to 319 (a spread of 182).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 16.5-10.5, +314.

Round 28

[photo of Marilyn Schmidt]

Barker played #72 Marilyn Schmidt (Northampton, MA) again and lost 337 to 430 (a spread of -93).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 16.5-11.5, +221.


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