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NSC 2002 Photos Round 32

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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Not all top finishers were able to make the awards ceremony. All those who were present to receive their awards are pictured here.
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Taewan Sutthasin (Thailand) and his son, Book. Since Taewan was so fond of books, he named his son after one!

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New York players and friends wait for awards ceremony to begin. Ed Neugroschl (New Milford, CT) and his wife Jill, Christine Economos (New York, NY), Diane Firstman (Brooklyn, NY), Steve Tier (Rego Park, NY), and Debbie Stegman (Ossining, NY).

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Who can get enough SCRABBLE®? Two players wait for the awards ceremony over another game of SCRABBLE®!

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Laura Klein starts the awards ceremony.

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Bryan Pepper, division 5 leader, presents awards for both divisions 5 and 6.

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John D. Williams and Terry Kang (Philadelphia, PA), 5th place, division 6.

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John D. Williams and Edgar Thomas (Cambridge, MA), 4th place, division 6.

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John D. Williams and Jesse Cromer (Waxhaw, NC), 3rd place, division 6.

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John D. Williams and Paul Haverly (Los Angeles, CA), 2nd place, division 6.

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John D. Williams and Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC), 1st place, division 6.

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John D. Williams and Leland Fidler (Waltham, MA), 4th place, division 5. After the ceremony, Leland admitted he'd spent the past few weeks studying word lists furiously to prepare for the NSC. Looks like the study paid off!

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John D. Williams and Angelina Scroggins (Minneapolis, MN), 3rd place, division 5.

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John D. Williams and Gina DuMez (Elgin, IL), 2nd place, division 5.

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John D. Williams and Scott McDougall (Williamsburg, VA), 1st place, division 5.

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Mary Rhoades, division 3 and 4 leader, announces her division's awards.

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John D. Williams and Tony Leah (Ajax ON), 4th place, division 4.

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John D. Williams and Dave Zimmerman (Baton Rouge, LA), 3rd place, division 4.

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John D. Williams and Ralph King (Melrose, FL), 2nd place, division 4.

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John D. Williams and Norbert Saldanha (Richmond BC), 1st place, division 4.

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John D. Williams and Shannon Burns (Calgary AB), 6th place, division 3.

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John D. Williams and John Viloria (Yonkers, NY), 5th place, division 3.

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John D. Williams and Stephen Dennis (Atlanta, GA), 4th place, division 3.

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John D. Williams and Susi Tiekert (Alpharetta, GA), 3rd place, division 3. There were so many New Yorkers taking photos of Susi at the same time, this shot got a wee bit overexposed!

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John D. Williams and Patrick Hodges (Glendale, AZ), 2nd place, division 3.

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John D. Williams and Doug Brockmeier (Yorba Linda, CA), 1st place, division 3.

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Bonnie Rudolph, division 1 and 2 leader, handing out prizes.

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John D. Williams and Mark Landsberg (Laguna Woods, CA), 8th place, division 2.

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John D. Williams and Jack Eichenbaum (Flushing, NY), 7th place, division 2.

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John D. Williams and Mark Pistolese (Pahoa, HI), 6th place, division 2.

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John D. Williams and Brian Williams (Winnipeg MB), 5th place, division 2.

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John D. Williams and Clay Daniel (Dallas, TX), 4th place, division 2.

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John D. Williams and Sal Dijamco (Margate, FL), 2nd place, division 2.

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John D. Williams and Chuck Armstrong (Saline, MI), 1st place, division 2.

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John D. Williams and Joel Wapnick (Montréal QC), 10th place, division 1.

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John D. Williams and Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD), 8th place, division 1.

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John D. Williams and Jeremiah Mead (Chelmsford, MA), 7th place, division 1.

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John D. Williams and Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR), 6th place, division 1.

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John D. Williams and Paul Epstein (Ann Arbor, MI), 5th place, division 1.

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John D. Williams and Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL), 4th place, division 1.

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John D. Williams and Nigel Richards (Malaysia), 2nd place, division 1.

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John D. Williams and Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY), 1st place, division 1.

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Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY) raises his cup high overhead.

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Though not completely clear, Joel has on a shirt with a graphic that mentions Chapter 8, the chapter on Joel in Word Freak.

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The New York crew (current and former): Sally Ricketts (New York, NY), Jeremy Frank (New York, NY), Debbie Stegman (Ossining, NY), Ron Tiekert (Alpharetta, GA), Christine Economos (New York, NY), Mira Stulman (New York, NY), Paul Avrin (New York, NY), Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY), Zack Hample, Ann Sanfedele, Diane Firstman (Brooklyn, NY), Josh Silber, Amit Chakrabarti (Hanover, NH), Lynn Cushman (New York, NY), Daniel Goldman (New York, NY), Mike Sherman (Bronx, NY), Susi Tiekert (Alpharetta, GA), Larry Sherman (Bronx, NY),and last but not least, Rita Norr (Danbury, CT).

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Rick Wong (San José, CA), Kenji Matsumoto (Aiea, HI), and Rusty Peltz (San Diego, CA).

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Checking out their new post-NSC ratings, Fern Lindzon (North York ON), Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON), and Zev Kaufman (Toronto ON).

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Jane R. Williams posing with her favorite SCRABBLE® family: Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC), Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC), Dion Saldanha (Richmond BC), Miriam Saldanha (Richmond BC), and Norbert Saldanha (Richmond BC).

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