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2005 Canadian National SCRABBLE® Championship Photos: Final Round 2

Congratulations to the first-ever two-time Canadian Champion, Adam Logan!

Go to: Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12 Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16 Round 17 Round 18 Final Round 1 Final Round 2 Final Round 3 Final Round 4 After the Finals

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The viewing room staff swells as Joseph Bowman gets put on a makeshift giant scoreboard (he has marvelously clear writing) scoreboard, Gregg Foster gathers rack information from Kate Boys and Pat Larash. Lisa Kessler (Toronto ON) also joins in to help Gregg with player rack information.

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Pat Larash, Kate Boys, and Lisa Kessler glean instantaneous game information for us in the viewing room.

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Giving us real-time responsiveness, Lisa Kessler (Toronto ON), puts up the bingo that Tony Leah (Ajax ON) tried while Adam had him on hold. When Adam challenged, the play was ruled unacceptable and came off the board, but it was good to see what Adam was seeing when he was making his decision.

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Two fans (the women in black tank tops to the left) who found out about the finals via the NSA web site, showed up to cheer on the players. One of them suggested a play that all of us in the room missed this round. I have a feeling she'll soon be a regular at the Toronto SCRABBLE® Club!

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Watching the finals can be tense: George MacAulay (Saskatoon SK), Albert Hahn (Calgary AB), Shannon Burns (Airdrie AB), Craig Rowland (Mississauga ON) who was literally on the edge of his seat throughout, Libero Paolella (Toronto ON), Ron Hoekstra (Kentwood, MI) (hidden), Siri Tillekeratne (Calgary AB), Jason Ubeika (Mississauga ON), Zev Kaufman (Toronto ON), David Boys (Dorval QC), Joel Wapnick (Montréal QC), and Hugh Currie, a Toronto club member and past CNSC participant.

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More crowd shots.

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Final board (giant board), game 2, 402-385, Adam Logan (United Kingdom) vs. Tony Leah (Ajax ON), Adam's win.

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Final board (finals room board), game 2, 402-385, Adam Logan (United Kingdom) vs. Tony Leah (Ajax ON), Adam's win.