Optional page text here. The Beast's Lair: LQ Regional Diary #4

Monday, June 26, 2006

LQ Regional Diary #4

Well, we lost.

After the first round of play on Saturday, thanks in part to Rexwilder's stepping up, we were sitting in pretty good shape. All we had to do was beat two teams on Sunday who we had already beat once before on Saturday. (actually, we lost to one of the teams by 8 points, but our best player was out for almost a minute because of a pack problem. With 8 minute games, that is huge, so we would have won.)

Anyway, we were in pretty good shape to qualify for the national tournament. Unfortunately, it just wasn't meant to be. I am happy to say that I played much better on Sunday than I did Saturday, even coming in 1st place on our team during the last game. Rex came in 3rd that game. The problem is that me and Rex need to be coming in 5th and 6th, not 1st and 3rd. In other words, our "go to" guys were not playing at the level they normally do during those last pivotal games, and Rex and I were doing all we could to step up under the pressure. We ended up coming in 6th place out of 9 teams. The top 5 teams qualified for nationals. Go figure.

Of course, we were there for the fun of it and just to hang out together. So, we both had a blast and think we will make another run at it next year.


Anonymous rexwilder said...

The Beast (Hallo) really played well on Sunday (better even than I did on Saturday), so we feel pretty good about that. We just have to get better against the top competition if we are going to make more of a mark on the NAC. A lot of fun though and we had a great group of guys for teammates.

June 26, 2006 11:35 PM  
Blogger Barry said...

Better luck next year, guys!

June 26, 2006 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um...really? Another run next year? :) Just kidding. I would expect no less.


June 27, 2006 11:13 AM  
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