The 2013 Scrabble Champions Tournament (Last Chance Qualifier)

December 3, 2013

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SCTLC 2013: John Barker [#5]

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On this page, you will find information about John Barker, who is competing at the 2013 Scrabble Champions Tournament: Last Chance Qualifier. This page was updated at least hourly between 09:00 A.M. and midnight local time. This player currently has a record of 4-4, +6, and is ranked #20.

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

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Given name(s): John
Surname(s): Barker
Home: Sydney, Australia
Awards: 1996 NSW Champion
Hobbies: Travel, Reading, Fitness
SCTLC 2013 Team: Australia

Round by Round

High score: 472
Average for: 415
Average against: 415

Round 1

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Barker played #30 Steve Perry (Eng) and lost 350 to 555 (a spread of -205).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 0-1, -205.

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

Round 2

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United States

Barker played #28 Tim Adamson (USA) and lost 392 to 397 (a spread of -5).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 0-2, -210.

Round 3

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Barker played #23 Karen Richards (AUS) and won 443 to 423 (a spread of 20).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 1-2, -190.

Round 4

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Barker played #33 Gboye Balogun (IRL) and lost 399 to 415 (a spread of -16).

Current ranking: #35.

Current record: 1-3, -206.

Round 5

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Barker played #3 Muhammad Shabaz (PAK) and won 395 to 391 (a spread of 4).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 2-3, -202.

Round 6

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Barker played #1 Tariq Pervez (PAK) and lost 412 to 419 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 2-4, -209.

Round 7

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Barker played #35 Ruth MacInerney (Eng) and won 472 to 355 (a spread of 117).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 3-4, -92.

Round 8

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Barker played #11 Beverley Robertshaw (Eng) and won 460 to 362 (a spread of 98).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 4-4, +6.

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