Well…about the only thing we can say about our performance in the NAOP finals in Memphis is that we showed up…on time even!
On the first day there were 68 pairs competing. 28 pairs qualified for the second day of the Finals. We did make the cut and showed up (on time) for the second day. Neither of us played well on the second day and we were soundly penalized by the opponents for every mistake we made – the field was that strong.
To say we were demoralized was an understatement – at least until we realized that we made it to the final 28 pairs in this very, very tough event. And as unsatisfying as the final day was, we can live with making it that far in one of the most challenging pairs events the ACBL sponsors.