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WSC 2001 Photos Round 30

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Photo 30-001 Brian Cappelletto (United States), John D. Williams, Jr., and Joel Wapnick (World Champion) make their way to the event room.
Photo 30-002 A standing ovation for both players.
Photo 30-003 John D. Williams, Jr., flanked by Joel Wapnick (World Champion) and Brian Cappelletto (United States), speaks briefly about the excellent SCRABBLE® we've seen today.
Photo 30-004 John D. Williams, Jr., and Mark Morris present a smiling Brian Cappelletto (United States), the 2001 World SCRABBLE® Champion, with a check for $25,000 USD.
Photo 30-005 A bittersweet moment: The only player to participate in three WSC finals, Joel Wapnick (World Champion) receives huge applause after his classy postgame comments which included honest comments about his play and congratulatory words for his opponent.
Photo 30-006 Brian Cappelletto (United States) thanks his mom for attending and for her years of support.
Photo 30-007 Brian Cappelletto (United States) recalls names of people who have helped him along the way.
Photo 30-008 Charles Goldstein and Stu Goldman (back to camera) congratulate Brian Cappelletto (United States).
Photo 30-009 Brian Cappelletto (United States) sits down for a few minutes next to his Mom, Holly Cappelletto, as they wait for the awards ceremony to begin.
Photo 30-010 John D. Williams, Jr., and Joe Edley (United States), 20th place.
Photo 30-011 John D. Williams, Jr., and Howard Warner (New Zealand), 19th place.
Photo 30-012 John D. Williams, Jr., and Femi Awowade (Nigeria), 18th place.
Photo 30-013 John D. Williams, Jr., and Tony Sim (Singapore), 17th place.
Photo 30-014 John D. Williams, Jr., and Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (Thailand). 16th place.
Photo 30-015 John D. Williams, Jr., and Joey Mallick (United States), 15th place.
Photo 30-016 John D. Williams, Jr., and Jim Geary (United States),14th place.
Photo 30-017 John D. Williams, Jr., and Michael Gongolo (Kenya), 13th place.
Photo 30-018 John D. Williams, Jr., and Peter Sinton (New Zealand), 12th place.
Photo 30-019 John D. Williams, Jr., and Naween Tharanga Fernando (Sri Lanka). 11th place.
Photo 30-020 John D. Williams, Jr., and Adam Logan (Canada),10th place.
Photo 30-021 John D. Williams, Jr., and David Wiegand (United States) 9th place.
Photo 30-022 John D. Williams, Jr., and Sammy Okosagah (Nigeria), 8th place.
Photo 30-023 John D. Williams, Jr., and Brett Smitheram (England), 7th place.
Photo 30-024 John D. Williams, Jr., and Bob Lipton (United States), 6th place.
Photo 30-025 John D. Williams, Jr., and Andrew Fisher (England), 5th place.
Photo 30-026 John D. Williams, Jr., and Steve Polatnick (United States), 4th place.
Photo 30-027 John D. Williams, Jr., embraces Joel Wapnick (World Champion).
Photo 30-028 John D. Williams, Jr., hands Joel Wapnick (World Champion) his check and trophy.
Photo 30-029 Now out of the box, Joel Wapnick (World Champion) shows off his crystal Tiffany trophy.
Photo 30-030 John D. Williams, Jr., embraces Brian Cappelletto (United States).
Photo 30-031 John D. Williams, Jr., and the 2001 World SCRABBLE® Champion with his winning cup.
Photo 30-032 Robin Pollock Daniel (Canada) and Steven Gruzd (South Africa).
Photo 30-033 After the room has been torn down, a few players return to the scene of the competition: Joel Wapnick (World Champion), Brian Cappelletto (United States), Joe Edley (United States), Bob Lipton (United States), and Joey Mallick (United States).
Photo 30-034 Outside the tournament room after it's all over, John and Zev Kaufman (Canada) sit down to a friendly game.

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