were great. I had always heard about Gatlinburg but had not experienced it until this year - It's more than a little surreal to be in bracket 10 of 27. Yes, 27 brackets. That's a LOT of bridge players all in one place. We did win one KO and did ok in a few others. We also stayed in a gorgeous mountain house and got to spend a lot of time with good friends.
And then we drove all the way down to Ft Lauderdale for another really nice tournament. The site hotel is quite lovely (even if the playing areas were sometimes less than optimal) and we were back in bracket 2 of about 5 or 6, like a more reasonable Regional. :) We won another KO and Meg and I got to play against Jeff Meckstroth and Curtis Cheek and come away with a W, so I'll count it as a successful week!
Next up is the Tallahassee Sectional and then Denver and Palm Beach Gardens at the end of the month/into June.