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SCRABBLE ALL*STARS 2003 Photos: Round 18

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Photo 18-001

The room applauds John D. Williams, Jr., as he made his way to the microphone.

Photo 18-002

The four players competing for a spot in the finals: Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) vs. David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) at table 2 in the foreground, and Joel Wapnick (Montréal QC) vs. Ron Tiekert (Alpharetta, GA) in the background.

Photo 18-003

This table completely broke apart before they could begin. Emotion that first choked up the players, moved on to their annotators, grabbing for tissues in the pictures foreground, and spread to Kathy Cree, behind Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) and John D. Williams, Jr., standing behind David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC).

Photo 18-004

Hasbro executives Wayne Charness, Corporate Communications, and Alfred J. Verrecchia, Hasbro CEO.

Photo 18-005

The president of Nickolodeon watches table 1 action between Joel Wapnick (Montréal QC), annotated by Milt Wertheimer and Ron Tiekert (Alpharetta, GA).

Photo 18-006

ESPN's "talent" make-up artist and Kathy Cree.

Photo 18-007

Laura Klein does a second opinion (with John Chew overseeing to do a third, if needed) on a word challenged in a game between Tim Adamson (Saint Paul, MN) (left) and Rich Baker (Westhampton Beach, NY).

Photo 18-008

Jeremiah Mead (Chelmsford, MA) playing Rita Norr (Danbury, CT).

Photo 18-009

Charlie Southwell, an ESPN cameraman, and Stefan Fatsis.

Photo 18-010

Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) vs. Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON).

Photo 18-011

Joe Edley (Coram, NY) defeats David Boys (Dorval QC), 535-339.

Photo 18-012

Joe Edley (Coram, NY) (left) does one last endgame analysis with David Boys (Dorval QC).

Photo 18-013


Photo 18-014

Joel Wapnick (Montréal QC) gives his hearty congratulations to Ron Tiekert (Alpharetta, GA) who just won his way to the All*Stars finals.

Photo 18-015

David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) reaching out his hand to shake with Chris Cree (Dallas, TX). By winning this game, David earned his way to the All*Stars final.

Photo 18-016

Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) gives his good buddy David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) a hug after their game.

Photo 18-017

Ron Tiekert (Alpharetta, GA) defeats Joel Wapnick (Montréal QC).

Photo 18-018

David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) defeats Chris Cree (Dallas, TX).

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David Gibson (Spartanburg, SC) hands the result slip across the table for a signature.

Photo 18-020

Ron Tiekert (Alpharetta, GA) smiles and surveys the win that put him in the finals.

Photo 18-021

Trey Wright (Beverly Hills, CA) vs. Marlon Hill (Baltimore, MD).

Photo 18-022

Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) vs. Joel Sherman (Bronx, NY).

Photo 18-023

Rita Norr (Danbury, CT) vs. Jeremiah Mead (Chelmsford, MA).

Photo 18-024

Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) vs. Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN).

Photo 18-025

Rich Baker (Westhampton Beach, NY) vs. Tim Adamson (Saint Paul, MN).

Photo 18-026

Paul Epstein (Ann Arbor, MI) vs. John Luebkemann (Charlotte, NC).

Photo 18-027

A happy couple: Susi and her hubby Ron Tiekert (Alpharetta, GA).

Photo 18-028

Robin Pollock Daniel (Toronto ON) and Paul Epstein (Ann Arbor, MI).

Photo 18-029

Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) vs. Joe Weinike (New York, NY).

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