4th out of 11
Friday, August 23, 2019
That's the place my partner Greg and I got in our division of the Royal Oak pickleball tournament. Lost the first game, won three contests in the losers bracket, and had a chance to get back in medal contention, but a late comeback in our last game fell a couple points short. Alas.
Then again, the final games from that division ended a full three hours later, so ended had we kept going, it would have been a looong day, and I'm already good and sore as it is. Another few games and three more hours would have been brutal.
So, maybe it was ok to step aside when we did, and watch friends win medals, while relaxing in camp chairs at the side of the courts. Well...nahhh, would rather have earned something shiny myself. But I'd play another tournament with Greg sometime, we won more games than we lost, and had a decent time while doing so. A slightly different draw (not going up against a team they ended up in the hospital medal match first thing in the morning!), and we might have had a better end result, too.
Pretty cool day, all told.