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NSC 2009: Dave Wiegand [#2]

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On this page, you will find information about Dave Wiegand, who is competing at the 2009 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 25-6, +1728, and is ranked #1 in Division 1.

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 Dave Wiegand]

Given name(s): Dave
Surname(s): Wiegand
Home: Portland, OR, USA
Awards: NSC 2005
Hobbies: Bridge, Music, Nacho Theory
Occupation: Mortgage Underwriter
Round by Round

High score: 615
Average for: 438
Average against: 383

Round 1

[photo of Deborah Gaudier]

Wiegand played #127 Deborah Gaudier (Houston, TX) and won 424 to 272 (a spread of 152).

Current ranking: #7.

Current record: 1-0, +152.

Round 2

[photo of Phil Wertheimer]

Wiegand played #81 Phil Wertheimer (Short Hills, NJ) and lost 408 to 413 (a spread of -5).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 1-1, +147.

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

Round 3

[photo of Michael Early]

Wiegand played #61 Michael Early (Fort Worth, TX) and lost 356 to 481 (a spread of -125).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 1-2, +22.

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

Round 4

[photo of Chris Cree]

Wiegand played #13 Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) and won 464 to 370 (a spread of 94).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 2-2, +116.

Round 5

[photo of Chris Lipe]

Wiegand played #39 Chris Lipe (Rome, NY) and won 615 to 383 (a spread of 232).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 3-2, +348.

Round 6

[photo of Ken Kasney]

Wiegand played #76 Ken Kasney (Cypress, TX) and won 341 to 311 (a spread of 30).

Current ranking: #18.

Current record: 4-2, +378.

Round 7

[photo of Alyssa Faria]

Wiegand played #62 Alyssa Faria (Cambridge, MA) and won 439 to 422 (a spread of 17).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 5-2, +395.

Round 8

[photo of Randy Hersom]

Wiegand played #86 Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) and won 468 to 397 (a spread of 71).

Current ranking: #9.

Current record: 6-2, +466.

Round 9

[photo of Stan Miranda]

Wiegand played #104 Stan Miranda (Albuquerque, NM) and won 452 to 354 (a spread of 98).

Current ranking: #6.

Current record: 7-2, +564.

Round 10

[photo of Panupol Sujjayakorn]

Wiegand played #7 Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) and won 499 to 318 (a spread of 181).

Current ranking: #5.

Current record: 8-2, +745.

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

Round 11

[photo of Webster Phillips]

Wiegand played #79 Webster Phillips (Montclair, NJ) and won 412 to 323 (a spread of 89).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 9-2, +834.

Round 12

[photo of Adam Logan]

Wiegand played #4 Adam Logan (New York, NY) and won 411 to 389 (a spread of 22).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 10-2, +856.

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

Round 13

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Wiegand played #1 Nigel Richards (MYS) and won 411 to 373 (a spread of 38).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 11-2, +894.

Round 14

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Wiegand played #19 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) and won 400 to 337 (a spread of 63).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 12-2, +957.

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

Round 15

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Wiegand played #28 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and lost 309 to 417 (a spread of -108).

Current ranking: #3.

Current record: 12-3, +849.

Round 16

[photo of Alex Fiszbein]

Wiegand played #27 Alex Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI) and won 498 to 420 (a spread of 78).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 13-3, +927.

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

Round 17

[photo of Ben Withers]

Wiegand played #52 Ben Withers (Houston, TX) and won 491 to 380 (a spread of 111).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 14-3, +1038.

Round 18

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Wiegand played #33 Jerry Lerman (San Francisco, CA) and won 430 to 391 (a spread of 39).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 15-3, +1077.

Round 19

[photo of Joey Mallick]

Wiegand played #30 Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and won 450 to 368 (a spread of 82).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 16-3, +1159.

Round 20

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Wiegand played #22 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and lost 356 to 388 (a spread of -32).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 16-4, +1127.

Round 21

[photo of Jon Shreve]

Wiegand played #68 Jon Shreve (Denver, CO) and won 480 to 353 (a spread of 127).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 17-4, +1254.

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

Round 22

[photo of Greg Heidler]

Wiegand played #59 Greg Heidler (Waialua, HI) and won 540 to 347 (a spread of 193).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 18-4, +1447.

Round 23

[photo of Adam Logan]

Wiegand played #4 Adam Logan (New York, NY) again and won 375 to 355 (a spread of 20).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 19-4, +1467.

Round 24

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Wiegand played #17 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and lost 468 to 475 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 19-5, +1460.

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

Round 25

[photo of Sammy Okosagah]

Wiegand played #19 Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD) again and won 483 to 421 (a spread of 62).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 20-5, +1522.

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

Round 26

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Wiegand played #12 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and won 419 to 411 (a spread of 8).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 21-5, +1530.

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

Round 27

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Wiegand played #1 Nigel Richards (MYS) again and won 424 to 374 (a spread of 50).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 22-5, +1580.

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

Round 28

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Wiegand played #28 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) again and won 487 to 385 (a spread of 102).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 23-5, +1682.

Round 29

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Wiegand played #1 Nigel Richards (MYS) for the third time and lost 406 to 439 (a spread of -33).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 23-6, +1649.

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

Round 30

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Wiegand played #1 Nigel Richards (MYS) for the fourth time and won 442 to 418 (a spread of 24).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 24-6, +1673.

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

Round 31

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Wiegand played #1 Nigel Richards (MYS) for the fifth time and won 433 to 378 (a spread of 55).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 25-6, +1728.

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

After the Tournament  

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


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