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NSC 2002 Photos Round 28
Congratulations to our new National Champion, Joel Sherman!
video clip 1 (2 MB),
video clip 2 (2 MB).
(video courtesy Roger Cullman)
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John D. Williams plays George Burtch at the press table. George is Vice President of Marketing at Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro. John says George is a strong player and John just eked out the win.
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Sherrie Saint John and John Chew at the Internet Table, not to be confused with an Internet cafe!
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A BLOCKBUSTER play made by Mary M Gordon (Garden Grove, CA) in her game against Rhoda Klein (Culver City, CA) in division 4.
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Table 1 featuring boards 1 and 2 in division 2. Patrick Hodges (Glendale, AZ) vs. Devonna Gee (Cedar Rapids, IA) and Stephen Dennis (Atlanta, GA) vs. Doug Brockmeier (Yorba Linda, CA).
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Table 1, division 4, Dave Zimmerman (Baton Rouge, LA) vs. Norbert Saldanha (Richmond BC).
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Table 1, division 6, Jesse Cromer (Waxhaw, NC) vs. Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC) and Terry Kang (Philadelphia, PA) vs. Barbara Puky (St. Lazare QC).
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Table 1, division 5, Gina DuMez (Elgin, IL) vs. Scott McDougall (Williamsburg, VA) and Angelina Scroggins (Minneapolis, MN) vs. Mary Becker (Madison, WI).
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Table 1, division 2, Chuck Armstrong (Saline, MI) vs. Sal Dijamco (Margate, FL) and Mark Landsberg (Laguna Woods, CA) vs. Clay Daniel (Dallas, TX).
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Jakkrit Klaphajone (Thailand) and his interesting scoresheet. This angle is perhaps misleading, but he keeps the clipboard on his knee, leaning against the table. He tracks by obliterating the tiles (to the left) with a black magic marker. At the game's end, I think he wipes the tracking off and reuses the metal tracking sheet again.
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Table 1 in division 1, Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY) vs. Nigel Richards (Malaysia). See this round's commentary
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Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY) looks to add another great SCRABBLE® player to the Sherman triad.
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Nigel Richards (Malaysia) trying to make a clean getaway after the documentary filmmakers depart.
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Clay Daniel (Dallas, TX) vs. Mark Landsberg (Laguna Woods, CA) at board 2 in division 2. Sal Dijamco (Margate, FL) vs. Chuck Armstrong (Saline, MI) at board 1. Iffy Onyeonwu (Elgin, TX) looks on from the end.
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Mark Landsberg (Laguna Woods, CA) vs. Clay Daniel (Dallas, TX), division 1. See this round's commentary
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Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) vs. Jakkrit Klaphajone (Thailand), division 1. See this round's commentary
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Zev Kaufman (Toronto ON) vs. Ira Cohen (Los Angeles, CA), division 1. See this round's commentary
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Robert Linn (Potomac, MD) vs. Paul Epstein (Ann Arbor, MI), division 1. See this round's commentary
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Benjamin Bloom (Israel) and Robert Linn (Potomac, MD).
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Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and Marty Gabriel (Berwyn, IL) deep into a post-game analysis. I spy Roy Kamen (Covina, CA) is doing the same thing with his opponent! The games have been over for about a half-hour!
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Three generations of SCRABBLE® players: Ruth Sawyer (Georgetown, TX), Sylvia Sparkman (Belgrade, MT), and Jessi Sparkman, one of our great word judges.
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The NSA Advisory Board: (seated) Steve Pellinen (St Louis Park, MN), Bonnie Rudolph (div 1 & 2 leader), Siri Tillekeratne (Calgary AB), Joe Edley (Coram, NY), and Lisa Kessler (Toronto ON) (sitting in for David Boys). (standing) John D. Williams, Robert Kahn (Plantation, FL), Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA), Wendell Smith (division 6 leader), Ann Ferguson (Mountlake Terrace, WA), Sherrie Saint John (internet reporter), Kaye Kiker (York, AL), and Diane Firstman (Brooklyn, NY).