Over 700 word wizards from 40 states and 8 countries went
head-to-head in San Diego August 17-22, 2002 for the biannual
National SCRABBLE® Championship (NSC). Sunday at the largest NSC in history.
Competitors ages 11-92 vied for a total prize package of $90,000.

Mitchell "DaBag" Brook
Ending Rank 36 Second Division
W034
410
296
W060
381
381
W098
515
401
L101
356
349
W043
341
387
L026
401
347
L081
280
390
L033
399
329
L006
351
441
L032
348
336
W102
401
359
W064
439
343
W046
378
311
W023
383
374
L008
393
331
W018
332
414
W063
399
381
L031
375
450
L026
368
381
L017
350
301
W045
383
477
L060
404
364
W037
305
271
W034
324
354
L023
377
492
W051
386
322
L006
391
323
W055
351
444
L033
505
522
W045
370
386

Round 15

Division 2's Mitchell "Dabag" Brook, wearing Word Play T-shirt,
plays Cynthia Seales (Stone Mountain, GA).
Photos by NSA http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/

Round 16

At table 14 in division 2, Mark Landsberg (Laguna Woods, CA)
played YAKITOrI in his game against Mitchell "Dabag" Brook (still wearing WP T-shirt)
Photos and commentary by NSA http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/ except for "DaBag" insert.

Round 17

Martin Smith defeated Mitchell "Dabag" Brook,
332-322, in a division 2 game. Martin got down
INfRInGE through the N. It was a defensive game throughout.
Photos and commentary by NSA http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/ except for "DaBag" insert.