I was playing with a new partner and we started out great on Saturday. The very first session, we came in first overall. However, the longer we played, the worse we got -- no doubt because we were adding all sorts of subtleties and conventions that we promptly forgot to recognize -- so by the time we played in the Swiss teams today, we were simply awful. This is how we fared, session-by-session:
Saturday Open Pairs Morning. First overall. 3 points
Saturday Open Pairs Afternoon. Bottom half. 0 points
Saturday Open Pairs Evening. Fourth overall. 1 point
Sunday Swiss Teams Won 2 of 6 matches. 0.5 point
Two comments -- one by a bridge-playing friend and the other by the wife -- pretty much captured the tournament:
- "I'm impressed! You can even carry him." -- this to my partner after we'd won the Open Pairs event on Saturday morning (the person being "carried" is me).
- "Gone one whole day," marveled the wife today, "and all you got was half-a-point? Might as well have stayed home!" I'm sure my teammates would have much preferred it if I had stayed home.