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[photo: podium] I've never seen such an excited mass of SCRABBLE® players. Some are playing warm-up games on the new 50th edition SCRABBLE® sets, others are posing for photographs in front of the big board, and still others are scurrying around looking for their first table assignments. After the room quieted down, Laura Klein, Director of Operations, began her welcoming comments and announcements. Players were reminded to turn in some paperwork after each game and all paperwork after the morning and afternoon sessions. Then, the moment we'd all been waiting for: the new PROTILES were distributed. Oohs and aahs were heard as the long-awaited color was revealed: blue tiles with white letters and off-white tiles with blue letters. Since there were two games per table, a bag of each color was put on every table. This arrangment helped to prevent players from replenishing their racks from the wrong tile bag.

-- Sherrie Saint John, Internet Reporter, NSC98

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