Last week, Sharon and Roger headed west. There, they enjoyed the big Sacramento Regional, with over 2500 players competing in a wide variety of events. The last day of competition included the 2 final sessions of a 4-session Swiss, a regular Swiss, a senior Swiss, a Fast Pairs and some 299er events!
Of course, Sharon conducted a listening session. Here, she met with club owners and teachers from District 21. Familiar themes were echoed: directors are key to enforcing Zero Tolerance, many tournaments are fun, but tough for the club owners - and - reaching out to "party bridge" players requires creativity.
Friday, Sharon played in the Open Pairs with Bruce Blakely, on the ACBL Board from District 21. Bruce and Sharon started against Bill Grant, San Diego regional chair, and Maritha Pottenger, I/N coordinator who organized their mentor/mentee game.