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Photos: NSSC 2009: Before the Tournament
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- Chloe Fatsis poses in front of the big board.
- Chloe Fatsis, daughter of Stefan Fatsis, is only in first grade, but we're told she already plays a mean game of SCRABBLE!
- Committee members, Annette Bailey and Donna Paul, ensure that the tables have the proper paperwork.
- Hasbro's new, foldable deluxe SCRABBLE board.
- Stefan Fatsis at the event's press table.
- Stefan and Chloe Fatsis.
- SCRABBLE banners outside the playing room.
- Jon Gould at registration M-Z table and John D. Williams, Jr.
- Event Intern, Chelsey Rothman, holds up an event T-shirt given to each attendee.
- This year's student goodie bag: The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, 4th Edition, , medal, mousepad, pen, and aluminum water bottle.
- Event T-shirts.
- Sample board from the new School SCRABBLE kit! A raised white grid will keep the tiles from shifting when the students turn it around.
- M-Z Registration table and the first registrants Salem Elementary #1 (NC) and Salem Elementary #2 (NC) with one team's coach, Adair Salgado.
- Monica Sledjeski holds up an event T-shirt for curious players at the A-L registration table.
- Donna Paul reviews how to use Zyzzyva and a digital game timer to curious students after they register.
- Nicky Vasquez of Salem Elementary #1 (NC) is lucky enough to have family at the event with him! His father introduced Nicky's sibling as a future School SCRABBLE Champion!
- Armuchee Elementary School's coach, Judy Myers, and the schools' alternate, Michael Hubbard, who made the trip from Georgia, too!
- From Texas, Grisham Middle School (TX) teammates play a game against each other, apparently without racks, while their coach, Cara Canik, reads the newspaper. This twosome won the Texas School SCRABBLE Championship.
- Impromptu meeting on the carpet!
- Churchill Road Elementary (VA) works on an art project after registration.
- Mount Pleasant Christian School #2 (MD) with coach Dorlene Loft at the M-Z registration table.
- The crowd increases around the Zyzzyva laptop. Donna Paul explains the new "how many words will be challenged" interim screen.
- Courtney Dalimonte of Floyd T. Binns Middle School #2 (VA) poses with her younger sister, a future event attendee?
- Randolph Middle School (NC) peruses the flyers/items on the Franklin table. Both students enter the Franklin giveaway.
- The Merriam-Webster table, featuring flyers and samples of their dictionaries. Merriam-Webster is an NSSC 2009 sponsor and each player received a paperback copy of the OSPD4 in their goodie pack!
- Event sponors, Franklin, and their table of sample products.
- Coach Linda Oliva poses with all three of her teams: Mount Pleasant Christian School #1 (MD), mountpleasant2], and Mount Pleasant Christian School #3 (MD).
- Willets Road School (NY) and their proud parents.
- Registration heats up!
- Coach Shelagh Goulis poses with her teams: Northern Lincoln Elementary #1 (RI) and Northern Lincoln Elementary #2 (RI).
- Coach Lou J.B. Miller and Trevor Swopes of Winterhaven (OR).
- Past NSSC participant, Aaron Green (of Coach Seth Lipkin's Hopkinton, MA, School SCRABBLE club), plays a game against Coach Lou J. B. Miller. Aaron is volunteering at this year's NSSC.
- Coach Phil Robbins at registration with his two teams: Windham Middle School #1 (NH) and Windham Middle School #2 (NH). The player in the middle with the glasses is Phil's son, Bradley.
- Windham Middle School #1 (NH), Coach Phil Robbins, and Jill Robbins.
- Windham Middle School #1 (NH), Windham Middle School #2 (NH), Coach Phil Robbins, and Jill Robbins.
- Trevor Swopes of Winterhaven (OR), Winterhaven coach Lou J. B. Miller, and Quincy Cerabino-Hess of Windham Middle School #1 (NH). Trevor and Quincy were in Lou's Oregon SCRABBLE club and competed at a prior NSSC as a team. Quincy now lives In New Hampshire.
- Bay Shore Middle School A Team (NY) and coach Susan M. S. Goldstein.
- Coach Susan M.S. Goldstein with Bay Shore Middle School A Team (NY) and Bay Shore Middle School B Team (NY).
- Bay Shore Middle School A Team (NY) and Bay Shore Middle School B Team (NY) put Zyzzyva through a test run.