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British Matchplay Scrabble Championships, 2002
Moat House Hotel, West Bromwich.

Photograph courtesy of Stewart Holden
Stewart Holden plays David Acton

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Di Dennis, winner of the Ladies Event

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One of the two main playing rooms

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Anand Buddhdev

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"You should all find you have one of these in front of you. Take seven tiles from the bag and place them..."

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Andrew Perry plays Harshan Lamabadusuriya

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Tolani Ayo-Awojobi, John Grayson and Janet Phillips

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Paul Cartman writes down the score

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Theresa Cole plays Lois McLeod

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"On the conveyor belt tonight, Bruce, we have a wooden board, two racks, pen and paper, a digital timer and a cuddly toy ("aah!")"

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Geoff Cooper plays Barbara Hill, Peter Ernest plays Andy Gray

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The Queen was unimpressed by the draw for Round 7

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Di Dennis received a vase and bouquet of flowers as well as the Kay Thorne Memorial Trophy for winning the Ladies' Event

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"I don't know who this guy next to me is but I think he's an ex-President!"

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Ruth McInerney with her trophy for winning Division B of the BMSC

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Evan Simpson, greatly fortified by his pint, taking on Joyce Cansfield

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Alec Webb plays Barry Grossman

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Stewart Holden vs. Russell Byers

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Harshan Lamabadusuriya plays Paul Allan

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Shin and Lorna adjudicate in the upstairs playing room

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David Webb and Mark Nyman

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Stewart Holden vs. Terry Kirk

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Stewart Holden vs. Helen Gipson

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Sanmi Odelana's game, featuring the nine-timer THINGIES

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Pete Finley draws tickets for the raffle

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The plethora of trophies for the 2002 BMSC

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ABSP Chairman Allan Simmons reads out the winners and awards the prizes

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Mark Nyman, 2002 BMSC and National Scrabble Champion, makes his way through the crowds to receive his trophies and prize money

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Mark finished the tournament with an impressive 14 wins from 17 against tough opposition

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Mark Nyman is congratulated by former ABSP President Graeme Thomas