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NSSC 2012 Commentary: Before the Tournament
2:20 P.M., April 12, 2012 - Sitting in a Starbucks testing out the website, getting ready to fly to Orlando tonight.
1:00 P.M., April 13 - The room, the website, the staff are all ready to go, and we are eagerly awaiting that moment (in about 15 minutes from now) when the doors are opened and the kids come streaming into the room. Right now, they're all in the lobby, visiting the Word Gear booth, the Merriam-Webster booth (hosted by John Morse), perusing the electronic scoreboard, or camped on the floor playing practice games.
1:30 P.M. - Opening announcements. John Chew, copresident of the North American SCRABBLE Players Association, introduces John D. Williams, Jr., the executive director of the event host, the National SCRABBLE Association. NSSC Committee member Bryan Pepper reviews key rules with the players.
1:43 P.M. - Bryan announces the official start of play.
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