January 02, 2004
Bridge weekend

I'm about to head up to Austin to play in the District qualifier for the North American Pairs event in Flight B. Unless you play tournament bridge, that probably means nothing to you, but the upshot is that the top three pairs in my flight will get sent to Reno in March to play for the national title. If we make it, you'll see my name here in the District 16 box.

It's a two-day event, with a qualifier on Saturday and the finals on Sunday, so depending on how we do tomorrow, I'll either be back Sunday afternoon or late Sunday night. That, and whether or not I can convince one of my Austin buddies to give me a few minutes on his computer, will determine when my next post will be. I'm fervently hoping that the federal court will hold off on its ruling in the redistricting case until Monday because of this.

In any event, please think happy thoughts for my cardplaying karma, and I'll be back soon.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 02, 2004 to See, I do have a life! | TrackBack

Best of luck to you!

Posted by: kevin whited on January 2, 2004 12:20 PM

I have a lot of respect for tournament level Bridge players, since it is the most challenging card game there is (sorry, Poker fans, while I do respect the game, and while you may have the World Series of Poker, if you've even tried Bridge, even on the computer, you would understand what I mean). Best of luck in Austin, and hopefully you'll get to Reno!

Posted by: William Hughes on January 2, 2004 2:56 PM

Good luck indeed. I've never gotten the hang of that game, so more power to you.

Posted by: Linkmeister on January 2, 2004 3:33 PM

Good luck and you will need it if you are playing pairs. Imps for me, thank you very much.

I hope you qualify. The ACBL is not generous with the expense money (as I found out a few years ago when they allegedly paid for our team to go to Chicago for the Flt A GNT) but every little bit helps.

If you qualify, blog your best board or two. I, for one, would love to see them.

Posted by: dwight meredith on January 2, 2004 5:22 PM

G'luck Kuff!

Posted by: Beldar on January 3, 2004 3:29 AM