Success!!

Mike and I, along with Franklin Lowenthal and Gary McGregor, came in 20th overall in the National Senior Swiss Teams!!!!!

We get 16 platinum points each, which was also enough for Gary to go over 10,000 points and become a Platinum Life Master.

You could say it was a good day.

Yesterday was the qualifying, and we had a pretty good game and qualified 24th out of 135, so we had a bit of carryover. Today we won the first match, and had to wait for almost 45 minutes before the directing staff could get the same sorted out.

I have no idea what the problem was, but I know that 35 years ago I played in events scored entirely by hand on little cards, and the directing staff managed to get the postings done on time.  We are apparently going backwards.  It was like watching the Marx Brothers trying to get the first round posted.

After winning the second match, we fell into a slump and lost the next 4, although two of them were very close.  Then we got hot, won the last two with a good margin, and had a spectacular day.

On top of this, Gail flew in this afternoon and we will begin tomorrow in the Mixed Board a Match Teams with Mike and Linda.

I guess I have to stop bragging now, so come back tomorrow for more from the Nationals.

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