Hey all! Just finished puzzle four at the ACPT, created by the amazing Robyn Weintraub. It was a more straightforward offering from her, with a theme, as compared to her usual brilliant themelesses. My performance on it made up at least slightly for the disaster that was puzzle three, where I made three "unforced" errors. Ah, well. Easy come, easy go.
We've been having a lovely time talking with folks in one of the virtual rooms. Here's a shout out to Lizzie S. from Chicago and Phil Matthews from Toronto, Joan Van Zyl from Capetown, South Africa, as well as Robert Faucher and my daughter Cece, who braved the deeps to join in the tournament.
The whole system has worked well for me to this point, without glitches. Apparently some folks had difficulty accessing the first puzzle in time, but the folks in charge gave a make up opportunity. The standings reflect the usual suspects, with Eric Agard and David Plotkin in first place, with Paolo Pasco, Dan Feyer, Tyler Hinman, Will Nediger, and Jeff Davidson tied for third place.
We definitely all miss the in person camaraderie that takes place in Stamford. It's fun seeing familiar faces, meeting new people, and enjoying a drink in the bar after a day of strenuous puzzle solving. So tonight, we'll raise a virtual toast and recognize friends old and new.
Hope you're having a great day, and if you're participating in the ACPT, that you haven't made the foolish errors I did.