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2004 National SCRABBLE® Championship Photos: Round 3

[ Congratulations to the new National Champion, Trey Wright, who defeated David Gibson in three straight games, 365-328, 355-344 and 429-328. Please tune in to ESPN to watch the final games at 1 P.M. ET on Sunday, October 3rd, 2004. We welcome your e-mailed corrections to our web site. ]

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Barry Skoletsky (Hartford, CT) vs. Nola Hembrook (Marshfield, WI) (back), and Irving Reed (Miami, FL) vs. Maneck Contractor (Kenner, LA) (back) in division 4.

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Mary Ellen Bergeron (Florence, MA) vs. Mike Sherman (Bronx, NY), division 4.

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Isaac Apindi (Richmond, CA) defeats Jim Fonti (Port Jefferson Station, NY), 351-275, division 4. See commentary.

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Battle of the boardmakers: Peter Manzolillo (Bellmore, NY) vs. Gene Tyszka (Mississauga ON).

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A division 4 game in progress: Peter Manzolillo (Bellmore, NY) vs. Gene Tyszka (Mississauga ON). Gene's hands are on his rack.

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Danny Kidd (New Boston, MI) defeats Alex Fiszbein (South Lyon, MI), 400-288, division 4. See commentary.

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Leland Fidler (Waltham, MA) and Jim Fonti (Port Jefferson Station, NY), division 4.

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Jere Mead (Chelmsford, MA) (back) vs. Joel Horn (Reading, MA) and Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn (Thailand) (back) vs. Libero Paolella (Toronto ON), division 1.

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Board 1 in division 1: Steve Oliger (Holtwood, PA), annotated by Beth Lerman, vs. Nigel Richards (Malaysia), annotated by Kristen Chew.

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Frank Tangredi (West Babylon, NY) defeats Siri Tillekeratne (Calgary AB), 446-401, division 1. See commentary.

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Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn (Thailand) defeated Libero Paolella (Toronto ON), 476-338, division 1. See commentary.

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Ted Rosen (Rochester, NY) vs. Kristiina Overton (Thornhill ON), Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (Thailand) vs. Ben Withers (Lake Jackson, TX), Amnuay Ploysangngam (Thailand) vs. Andrew Golding (Verdun QC), and Rose Kreiswirth (East Northport, NY) vs. Matt Graham (New York, NY). The division 1 table and workers are off in the distance.

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Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) proudly shows off his 10-letter play through disconnected tiles in his game with Susi Tiekert (Indialantic, FL).

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Annotators Beth Lerman & Kristen Chew bend over the press podium with Nigel Richards (Malaysia) to get racks and plays finalized for round 3.

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