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NSC 2002 Photos Round 15

Congratulations to our new National Champion, Joel Sherman!

See also: video clip 1 (2 MB), video clip 2 (2 MB). (video courtesy Roger Cullman)

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Photo 15-001

David Andrien, Neil DeWitte, and Kristen Chew, pose for a photo before they say goodbye to Neil who had to return home after Monday's games.

Photo 15-002

Cindy McCaffrey and Yvonne Gillispie are really tied up with all their media calls!

Photo 15-003

Players milling around in the foyer prior to the playing room doors opening this morning.

Photo 15-004

Players cluster around the division three bulletin board.

Photo 15-005

Division 1 players, Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY), Daniel Goodwin (Seattle, WA), Darrell Day (Richardson, TX), ?, and Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) check out their morning pairings on their bulletin board.

Photo 15-006

Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC) and Charnwit Sumrattanaporn (Thailand) check out hi wins and hi losses on the other side of the division 1 bulletin board.

Photo 15-007

The San Diego Union Tribune piece taped up to the general message board.

Photo 15-008

A closeup of that great S-tile earring!

Photo 15-009

Monday's high single play chart for each division.

Photo 15-010

Brian Nelson (Los Angeles, CA), Tracey Martin (Marina Del Rey, CA), and Gloria Miller (Santa Monica, CA) in her SCRABBLE® scarf.

Photo 15-011

Players hanging out on the stairs that lead up to the afterhours playing room.

Photo 15-012

Scott Leifer (Middleboro, MA) and Cheryl Cadieux (Bay City, MI) check out the division 2 bulletin board.

Photo 15-013

Interns at the table where all event slips are returned. Photo taken from the balcony above.

Photo 15-014

General message board for all to enjoy! I found a note to Howard Greenspan (Norwalk, CT) taped to this board. Turns out that it was from an old teacher of his who knew she'd once had a student who was interested in top SCRABBLE® play. She is now out here in California, looked him up on the NSA web site and saw that he was playing here and came her and took him to lunch one day!

Photo 15-015

The trophies: a silver Tiffany bowl for division 1's winner, and engraved lucite trophies for the top players in divisions 2 through 6.

Photo 15-016

Camera-shy Chris Ofstad (Antioch, CA) plays his first game of the day in division 6.

Photo 15-017

Leland Fidler (Waltham, MA) plays in division 5.

Photo 15-018

Word judge, Jessie Sparkman, takes a challenge in a game between Cheryl Cadieux (Bay City, MI) and Florence Spanfelner (Baltimore, MD). Cheryl's play of LABIATES was ruled acceptable.

Photo 15-019

Two of division 6's hatted players: Gwen Brehon (Port St. Lucie, FL) and John C Green Jr (East Palo Alto, CA).

Photo 15-020

Division 2's Mitchell Brook (Philadelphia, PA) plays Cynthia Seales (Stone Mountain, GA).

Photo 15-021

Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (Thailand) vs. Howard Greenspan (Norwalk, CT), division 1. See this round's commentary

Photo 15-022

Patricia Barrett (Houston, TX) vs. Alan Stern (Shadow Hills, CA), division 1. See this round's commentary

Photo 15-023

Photo of the Official Tally Sheet.

Photo 15-024

Noel Livermore (Easton, PA) vs. David Filippi (Portland, OR), division 2. See this round's commentary

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