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Congratulations to the 2001 World Champion, Brian Cappelletto!

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WSC 2001 Photos Round 25

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Photo 25-001 To help the camera operators prepare for the match, Brian Cappelletto (United States) and Joel Wapnick (World Champion) played a partial practice game that they are cleaning up before game 1 begins.
Photo 25-002 Determining who goes first: Joel won.
Photo 25-003 We were delighted that Adam Logan (Canada) agreed to do input during the final games. He is amazingly precise and he types so fast that he was able to get each rack and play up onto the web site within seconds of receiving the information in each of the final games. The NSA's Patty Hocker, in the headset, communicated the game's score to Ben Loiterstein in the event room.
Photo 25-004 Tournament Director Charlie Southwell checks to make sure the video producers, who were getting raw feed from the cameras, were ready to begin.
Photo 25-005 Game 1 begins.
Photo 25-006 Back in the event room, Ben Loiterstein puts the score up on the white board to the left of the stage while Stefan Fatsis provides commentary. Both commentators' remarks were simultaneously broadcast to us in the event room and to the camera operators and technical crew back in the finals room. So, when Stefan or Allan Simmons (England) said, "get a shot of Brian's rack," they attempted to do it immediately.
Photo 25-007 Laura Klein selects replacement tiles for the giant racks. Commentator Allan Simmons (England) tries to help us figure out the next play.
Photo 25-008 Onlookers hanging on every word and play.
Photo 25-009 Ben Loiterstein waits for his next score update from Patty in the finals room.
Photo 25-010 The stage from the back of the room.
Photo 25-011 Photo of Final Game 1 on the Big Board, courtesy of Craig Rowland.

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