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2004 National SCRABBLE® Championship Photos: Round 12

[ 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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Photo 12-001

Division 1's Jesse Matthews (Calgary AB) (back) vs. Joe Gaspard (Minneapolis, MN). Larry Neilson (Hollis, NY) and Joanne Cohen (Owings Mills, MD) talk in the background.

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Division 2's Jack Eichenbaum (Flushing, NY) vs. Judy Horn (Reading, MA). Jack is in the middle of putting down the game's third bingo in three plays. See commentary.

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Judy Horn (Reading, MA) challenging PARTAGES* played to the S. Jack Eichenbaum (Flushing, NY) is less excited about the not acceptable ruling.

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Fern Lindzon (Toronto ON) vs. Patrick Hodges (Glendale, AZ) in Division 2 at the top table of four games.

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Division 2's Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn (Thailand) challenges Larry Sherman (Bronx, NY) on his play of CORDY*. Ruled unacceptable, Larry said, "Boo!"

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The innovative Mary Rhoades (Leader, Division 2), has an ingenious system of knowing what paperwork she has and has yet to get! It looks complicated to me, but she and her helper, Jack Howe, swear it works!

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Division 1's Jeff Widergren (Los Gatos, CA) defeats Joel Elkins (West Hollywood, CA), 577-332. See commentary.

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This photo was taken to focus on head coverings, but since it caught so many others, they are Division 1's: Peter Schwartzman (Galesburg, IL) vs. Steven Alexander (Portland, OR), Vincent Castellano (Fairfax, VA) vs. Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD), Lisa Odom (St. Louis Park, MN) vs. Mark Nyman (United Kingdom), and James Leong (Vancouver BC) vs. Eric Harshbarger (Auburn, AL).

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Other end of the Division 1 table, Eric Harshbarger (Auburn, AL) draws tiles in a blur in his game against James Leong (Vancouver BC).

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Division 1's Jim Pate (Birmingham, AL) vs. David Mallick (Andover, MA).

Photo 12-011

Division 1's Diane Firstman (Brooklyn, NY) defeats Cynthia Pughsley (Oakland, CA), 416-389. See commentary.

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John O'Laughlin (Madison, WI) vs. Lester Schonbrun (Oakland, CA), in Division 1.

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Steve Pellinen (St. Louis Park, MN) defeats Jeff Fleetham (Calgary AB), 439-392, Division 1. See commentary.

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Division 1's Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) defeats Komol Panyasophonlert (Thailand), 456-386. See commentary.

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Division 1's Jason Katz-Brown (Richmond, CA) defeats Jere Mead (Chelmsford, MA), 511-420. See commentary.

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Division 1's Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (Thailand) defeated Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI), 461-353. See commentary.

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Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) vs. Robert Linn (Potomac, MD) and the onlookers in the moments immediately following the game, where she and they thought she'd won. The game result changed a few minutes later.

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Robert Linn (Potomac, MD) vs. Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON). A few points discovered after the game had ended, converted this to Bob's win, 341-340. See commentary.

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