This last week was the Bridge Nationals in San Diego. So of course I went.
I won a few side events (yay!) but the best moment was from an event I didn't win. Bridge is one of the few games where if you want to you can enter to compete with the very best in the world. I entered the Reisinger--the prestigious Board A Match team game which attracts most of the top teams in the world. My team's goal was to be not last. We played against all of the top teams in the world and ended up only two and a half points below average. We beat almost half the field. In analogy with more common sports, it would be like a high school team entering March Madness and winning their first two matches. We missed the cut for the next day by a mere 4 points.
Only Byomtov is going to understand how exciting that is, but it was exciting.
This is your MOSTLY open thread, but there is a restriction: the word "trump" may only be used in this thread in reference to card games.