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2004 National SCRABBLE® Championship Photos: Round 23

[ 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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Eugene Murray (Indianapolis, IN) defated Fred Rible (Poway, CA), 363-352. See commentary.

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Division 3's Carla Chase (New York, NY) defeated Raymond Slaughter (Louisville, KY), 527-313. See commentary.

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After a string of bad games, Carla Chase (New York, NY) can't believe her great game this round against Raymond Slaughter (Louisville, KY). Betty Cornelison (Portland, OR) and Nicholas Tam (Calgary AB) look on appreciatively.

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Division 1's Trey Wright (Los Angeles, CA), annotated by Pat Larash, plays David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC), annotated by Beth Lerman. Sammy Okosagah (Baltimore, MD), Stefan Fatsis, Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD), and a CBS cameraman look on.

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David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and Trey Wright (Los Angeles, CA) as the game ends.

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Division 1's Trey Wright (Los Angeles, CA) defeated David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC), 445-437. See commentary.

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Division 1's game between David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) and Trey Wright (Los Angeles, CA) gets a lot of attention from Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD) dispensing endgame advice. Adam Logan (United Kingdom), Brian Moss (Brooklyn, NY), Avi Moss (Missouri City, TX), Stefan Fatsis, and John D. Williams, Jr., lean in for the analysis.

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More division 1 endgame chat.

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Daniel Goldman (New York, NY), Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD), Paul Avrin (New York, NY), and Stephen Dennis (Atlanta, GA) gather around the sidelines.

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Daniel Wachtell (New York, NY) in endgame disbelief. See commentary.

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Division 3's Kenneth Rubin (New York, NY) defeated Daniel Casey (Brooklyn Park, MN), 427-387. See commentary.

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Andrew Golding (Verdun QC), Joel Wapnick (Montréal QC), and Bernard Gotlieb (Cote Saint-Luc QC) share a sigh of relief at the end of today's games.

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