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2004 National SCRABBLE® Championship Photos: Final Round 2

[ 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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A photo of Sherrie Saint John and Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY) at the internet table with a view of the partially completed board up ahead on the stage.

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The esteemed panel of Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD), Andre Ornish (La Mesa, CA), Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON), and Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) talking over potential plays with Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY).

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A view of the gallery audience. Note the Standing Room Only group in the back!

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Another view of the gallery.

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John O'Laughlin (Madison, WI), also on laptop running Maven, gives play suggestions to Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and me at the internet table. The ESPN camera is focused on him.

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Ann Sanfedele (New York, NY) takes the only available chair, the floor, and watches the game unfold near the internet table with Sierce Boldin, Andrew Rubenstein, Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN), and Debbie Stegman (Kew Gardens, NY), who is now doing sign language to the big board team.

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Zach Hample and Ben Loiterstein Greenwood (Lexington, MA) confer on the next rack.

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The NSA's Jane R. Williams knows how to throw a party! She had the Marriott staff set up a popcorn stand in the corner of the gallery room. It smelled divine and tasted great!

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Watching games with a laptop running is all the better!

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Daniel Stock (Rocky River, OH) has prepared another board for the winner of the event. Note the names on the side. They can be moved to either spot!

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Finals game 2, Trey Wright (Los Angeles, CA) defeats David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC), 355-354.

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David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) completing endgame paperwork on the big screen.

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Trey Wright (Los Angeles, CA) having a "Tom Cruise" moment on the big screen.

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