Many thanks for Developer in accepting/accommodating the late change/swap with the Rok on the change of venue and organising the great spread of food, including the “Haberfield pizzas” and the Cake-man cake.
2018 is off and running and will the Rok or Maverick break their drought, and be the Champion 2018.
As noted by Sniper from NZ, the ROK, after a very slow start, came in with a full spinnaker sail and crossed the line first , followed by the Host , Developer and then TC Jagger in 3rd position. A good start for the ROK, but can he sustain the pressure and achieve consistency needed to grab that Championship. As for Maverick, well let’s say it was not a good start. However I am confident that he can improve his performance and the future outcomes.
Notes from Sniper
Yes, many thanks to Developer for the usual excellent hosting of BRC with delicious and plentiful goodies for all lucky attendees.
I am currently in New Zealand and not in a position to generate a comprehensive set of notes this time. However, I will note that earlier in the night Rok was Mr Grumpy but a series of great hands (and skill?) gave rise to a complete turn-around and in the event he won convincingly. Congratulations Rok.
The new shirts were interesting, particularly in that the T-shirts are a different colour to the polos, but were well received anyway. Thanks to BB for arranging production and supply.
There were a number of genuine straight flushes, which is unusual (including one by Rok that beat my hand of five aces - note that I didn't even grumble. I lost a number of games while holding a good hand, but not good enough, which contributed to a poor result - a bad start for 2018.
Thanks again to Developer. I look forward to catching up with you all again next time. In the meantime we will continue to enjoy NZ. Cyclone Gita arrives on Tuesday - yikes!