There were only about 12 girls or so in it, but I was still happy to be able to play. And then it got better.
As I played my very first match, I was ELATED!
I was seeing the table SO well. The layouts, the runs, how to get on tough balls. I was almost shocked how well I was playing.
I won the tourney not only undefeated, but not one person got a game on me! In a race to 2, that's pretty cool. :)
The next weekend, I would play at the same venue in the Queen of the Hill tournament, which is the end-of-season singles tourney for my ladies Thursday night league.
I won this event last year. So, this was my second time playing in it.
We were all very disappointed when only 11 girls showed up. :( We aren't sure what is going on, but the league has about 85 players in the league.
I figured the calutta would be CRAP. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised that $505 total would be in the pot after the bidding was complete! We were all mostly bidding on each other, lol.
Well, I didn't bid on anyone, as I didn't have that much money and plus, I had faith in myself so saved my cash-on-hand to buy half myself.
I could tell ALL morning I wasn't feeling IT. I could tell I would be struggling this day. I tried very hard to recall how well I played just the Friday before, but the feeling wasn't the same for some reason.
And it showed in my performance.
I had 3 or 4 hill-hill matches, including being down 0-2 in the finals. I somehow overcame being mentally agitated about how long the finals was taking, and won 3 in a row to win the tourney and the title and first place. But I missed a lot of balls and didn't have much focus except for maybe two matches the entire day.
But, I held on and won!
Here is my fellow teammate and I, Nina (first and second place):
And the brackets (click to enlarge if you are bored, lol)
So, first place monies ($105), calcutta ($305/2). Not too bad for a $10 dollar tourney (house matched the pot) and going for $160 in the calcutta.
Thank you to all my friends and supporters! Means the world to me!