Tammy and I did not make the cut in the Women's Pairs, which we did not expect to do, especially following a 40% in the morning session. That was...ugly. Shame, too, because we've been playing very well together this week, and both of us just had a rough set when it really counted. But with nothing to lose in the evening, we played very well. You know it's a good session when everyone leaves your table arguing with each other. Heh. Actually, I definitely could've lived without that.
We still had some hiccups, but were very solid and finished with a 54% in the toughest field I've ever competed in for a pair game. I was actually very surprised at the strength of the WHOLE field. I figured there'd be at least a few other partnerships who were only in the event "for the experience" like Tam and me, but it didn't feel that way at the tables.
Anyway, our 54% was good enough to make scratch in the evening -- 0.77 Platinum points. It's about the smallest full-day haul I've had since I was 12, but I don't think I've ever been more excited about points. Not when I made life master or bronze life master (though I was excited about that for reasons other than the points -- we beat the Meckwell team that day), or even when I won my very first points. Because you know what? These mean something. They were hard earned and now I have some of every pigment. Now my next goal is to look back at these words and laugh at myself, because anything less than first place will be a letdown. One day, I will be able to expect nothing less than piles of Platinum. I'll get there someday.
I need to get to sleep now, rather than posting hands, because we're still alive in the AM KO, so I need to be fresh for the semis tomorrow morning.
G'night from Boston!