For the first time ever, THB and MQ come in first in an open double-session pairs regional event, in Monterey.
We competed against all levels. We're in the lowest masterpoint bracket (C), with an average of around 500 mps (that's our lifetime total!). We finished ahead of pairs that averaged thousands of masterpoints including Mark Itabashi, who by himself has around 40,000 mps and regularly finishes in the top 5 in total points in a year. Think getting to bat against Sandy Koufax in his prime and hitting a homer...well, not exactly like that, maybe hitting a foul ball off Sandy in batting practice.
Below is the exact way they take your picture for the tournament publicity; this time we're in the kitchen at Monterey Dunes, glowing!