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The finals of the 2007 National Championship were held on Sunday, October 21st at The Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT. Finalists Stewart Holden, 28 from Nottingham and Paul Allan, 37 from Glasgow played a best-of-five match to determine the new National Champion.
Players competed in six regional events to qualify for a semi-final event, held in Leeds on 15–16 September. Holden and Allan finished at the top of a 60-player field that weekend, each winning ten games and losing two, with Holden finishing in first place with a spread of +1222 ahead of Allan on +582.
The public was invited to attend the finals. Doors opened at 10:00 A.M. (or earlier, if the weather is inclement), and entry was free. The UK’s only ever World Champion – Mark Nyman – was on hand to explain and comment on the moves as they occur and the audience was able to make their own comments and ask questions as the action unfolded.
Each of the (NSC) final games were posted live to this web site in interactive form, through the links listed below. To find out more about the event and about Scrabble in the U.K., please visit the ABSP web site.
Also taking place at the same location this year were the finals of the first Secondary Schools Championship: the following top eight Schools Champions in the country battling for a £500 first prize and for money for their school.
Here are the final standings:
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|10:30 A.M.||Game 1 – NSC
Game 1 – Schools Tournament
|11:30 A.M.||Game 2 – NSC
Game 2 – Schools Tournament
|12:30 P.M.||Lunch Break|
|1:30 P.M.||Game 3 – NSC
Game 3 – Schools Tournament
|2:30 P.M.||Game 4* – NSC
Game 4 – Schools Tournament
|3:30 P.M.||Game 5* – NSC|
|4:30 P.M.||Prize presentation*|
* NSC Games 4 and 5 will be played only if necessary: the final is the best of five games. The presentation will take place once both tournaments have been completed.
This coverage was produced live from the event site by Wayne Kelly and John Chew, webmaster of the (North American) National SCRABBLE® Association. SCRABBLE® is a registered trademark of J.W. Spear & Sons Limited, Maidenhead SL6 4UB, England except in Canada and the United States, where it is a registered trademark of HASBRO. Used under license from Mattel Europa BV.