The 4th of July in Philly had Lionel Ritchie warming up at the famous "Rocky" steps while the final round of the World open was well uunderway only a few city blocks away. In rounds 8 and 9 I squeaked out an extra point and a half against a couple of 1700 players ( mostly played 1700 players the whole time since I was in the lower 20%). My Final tally was 5 out of 9.
Then the insanity hit. I decided for one last huzzah, to sign up for the late night blitz tournament. It was a double 5 round swiss G5 boiler maker. At 2:45 AM I managed to scrape up only 4 points in the under 2000 section. WHAT WAS I THINKING? But at least I wasn't the only one lacking any sense of reasoning... there was an 84 year old man who kept saying what I was thinking " I'm too old for this!"
My step son finished with 6 points and my daughter... well... she had fun... let's just say she had a lot of swim time at the pool and made some new friends.
We had a great time.... it was good practice for the next world open.