Association of British Scrabble Players

2004 National Scrabble Championship - Grand Final

Cavendish Conference Centre, London - Sunday 28th November 2004
Mark Nyman vs. Andrew Cook

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The Audience

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Ready to go

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Commentary from the players

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Father and son practise during lunch

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Live Internet commentary by annotators Ross Mackenzie, Mauro Pratesi and webmasters Stewart Holden and John Chew

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TV monitors displayed the annotators' comments to the experts on the stage, who then placed the moves onto large display boards for the packed audience

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Brett Smitheram, 2000 National Scrabble Champion, takes on six players at once in a simultaneous Scrabble demonstration

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Allan Simmons providing expert commentary

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Word judge Chris Hawkins

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Winner Mark Nyman displays his mascot - a photo of his one week old son, Max

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Both Finalists pose for photos