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2004 National SCRABBLE® Championship Photos: Round 5

[ 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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Board 1, division 1, Jeff Widergren (Los Gatos, CA) vs. Nigel Richards (Malaysia). They were actually playing in Round 6, but since the entire day's pairings were prearranged, boards could be staggered by as much as a round late in the day.

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Panupol Sujjayakorn (Thailand) defeats Rita Norr (Danbury, CT), 514-334, division 1. See commentary.

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Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) defeats Lisa Odom (St. Louis Park, MN), 433-372, division 1. See commentary.

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Ira Cohen (Los Angeles, CA) defeats David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL), 434-373, division 1. See commentary.

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Charming them in every division, division 1's Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) greets and hugs division 3's Ellis Wyer (La Jolla, CA).

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The NSA staff, Sara Hallock, Theresa Bubb, Patty Hocker, Andrew Rubenstein, Jane R. Williams, and John D. Williams, Jr., pose by the big board with a special message for the missing Cindy McCaffery. We all missed her!

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