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NSC 2008: Barbara Major [#52]

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On this page, you will find information about Barbara Major, 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, +58, and is ranked #72 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 Barbara Major]

Given name(s): Barbara
Surname(s): Major
Home: Alexandria, VA, United States
Hobbies: gardening, knitting, crocheting, cards
Occupation: Publishing
NSC 2000 Division: 6
NSC 2000 Rank: 55/77, 14-17 -272
NSC 2004 Division: 5
NSC 2004 Rank: 61/90, 14-16 -402
Round by Round

High score: 433
Average for: 348
Average against: 346

Round 1

[photo of Mark Barnett]

Major played #5 Mark Barnett (Jacksonville, FL) and won 421 to 328 (a spread of 93).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 1-0, +93.

Round 2

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Major played #76 Loretta Shapoff (Viera, FL) and lost 343 to 406 (a spread of -63).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 1-1, +30.

Round 3

[photo of Ronald Barker]

Major played #4 Ron Barker (Boise, ID) and lost 286 to 385 (a spread of -99).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 1-2, -69.

Round 4

[photo of JC Green]

Major played #33 JC Green (Lealman, FL) and lost 315 to 322 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 1-3, -76.

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

Round 5

[photo of Jack L. Allard]

Major played #2 Jack Allard (Pryor Creek, OK) and lost 333 to 348 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 1-4, -91.

Round 6

[photo of Gavin Thompson]

Major played #85 Gavin Thompson (Ottawa ON) and lost 385 to 409 (a spread of -24).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 1-5, -115.

Round 7

[photo of Maliha Mahmood]

Major played #51 Maliha Mahmood (Tustin, CA) and won 361 to 296 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 2-5, -50.

Round 8

[photo of Justine J Zollinger]

Major played #97 Justine Zollinger (Memphis, TN) and lost 289 to 381 (a spread of -92).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 2-6, -142.

Round 9

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Major played #29 Jane Fischer (Salt Lake City, UT) and lost 306 to 332 (a spread of -26).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 2-7, -168.

Round 10

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Major played #58 Carl Naples (Lake Ronkonkoma, NY) and won 433 to 313 (a spread of 120).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 3-7, -48.

Round 11

[photo of Steve Wolf]

Major played #99 Steve Wolf (Plantation, FL) and lost 315 to 371 (a spread of -56).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 3-8, -104.

Round 12

[photo of Chris Knight]

Major played #46 Chris Knight (Gulfport, FL) and lost 283 to 448 (a spread of -165).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 3-9, -269.

Round 13

[photo of Diane Brown]

Major played #12 Diane Brown (Toronto ON) and won 384 to 317 (a spread of 67).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 4-9, -202.

Round 14

[photo of Linda Brandt]

Major played #11 Linda Brandt (Brandon, FL) and lost 309 to 327 (a spread of -18).

Current ranking: #88.

Current record: 4-10, -220.

Round 15

[photo of Brenda Lou Werner]

Major played #91 Brenda Werner (Cedar Rapids, IA) and won 402 to 294 (a spread of 108).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 5-10, -112.

Round 16

[photo of Ivan Blackman]

Major played #10 Ivan Blackman (Bahamas) and lost 253 to 338 (a spread of -85).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 5-11, -197.

Round 17

[photo of Linda Stephanides]

Major played #80 Linda Stephanides (Bowie, MD) and lost 356 to 366 (a spread of -10).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 5-12, -207.

Round 18

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Major played #98 Jean Zucherate (Palm Coast, FL) and won 403 to 290 (a spread of 113).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 6-12, -94.

Round 19

[photo of Neva Slater]

Major played #78 Neva Slater (Manchester, CT) and lost 305 to 402 (a spread of -97).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 6-13, -191.

Round 20

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Major played #67 Brian Ruddeforth (Wimauma, FL) and won 384 to 242 (a spread of 142).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 7-13, -49.

Round 21

[photo of Dan Goldberg]

Major played #31 Dan Goldberg (Hicksville, NY) and won 382 to 330 (a spread of 52).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 8-13, +3.

Round 22

[photo of Cathy Poole]

Major played #62 Cathy Poole (Winston-Salem, NC) and lost 371 to 373 (a spread of -2).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 8-14, +1.

Round 23

[photo of David Klionsky]

Major played #45 David Klionsky (Durham, NC) and lost 279 to 366 (a spread of -87).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 8-15, -86.

Round 24

[photo of Ruth Sawyer]

Major played #70 Ruth Sawyer (Georgetown, TX) and won 427 to 356 (a spread of 71).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 9-15, -15.

Round 25

[photo of Candace Hurley]

Major played #39 Candace Hurley (Columbia, CA) and won 382 to 310 (a spread of 72).

Current ranking: #77.

Current record: 10-15, +57.

Round 26

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Major played #26 Christine Engle (Rockledge, FL) and won 366 to 299 (a spread of 67).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 11-15, +124.

Round 27

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Major played #24 Sharon Downing (Cleveland, GA) and lost 329 to 400 (a spread of -71).

Current ranking: #79.

Current record: 11-16, +53.

Round 28

[photo of Candace Hurley]

Major played #39 Candace Hurley (Columbia, CA) again and won 344 to 339 (a spread of 5).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 12-16, +58.


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