So it seems a little too soon to talk about the first Spring match, we can save that till we get our schedules on April 2nd but in the meantime there is a big tourney down in Houston as well as a big tourney that just concluded here at Brookhaven so I thought I would open a forum to talk about this upcoming big tourney as well as other upcoming tourneys.
Here are my thoughts on the Gallery Furniture Open MZ in Houston.
Yep I am excited about how many Dallas players are headed down there to play. I wish I could be there but I haven't played in almost two weeks so I will stay home and practice:
Foad, Tim Newman, Mark Carter and James Murray should do well. Donald Allen who did well last week in Dallas could make a run. Eddie Hill is fit enough but is he consistent enough in a big field like this? Nguyen and Dutchover have seeds which should help them but I don't see them making it to the later rounds.
JD will be there and Corey Noel got a 7 seed which should help. Good luck Corey! Sarosh Ahmed who is constantly hated upon I expect to do very well I think he had to manage a lot of scores before nationals and once he got to 4.0 nats he didn't lose a match, scary.
Voss/Newman as a 2 seed and the 3 seed is Brouer/Robinson and Martin/Nguyen are seeded 5th. Wow that is 1/2 Somabut's team seeded in the top there. They should all do well. Thanks god I didn't pull you all in our spring flight.
I hope Dallas can bring home some points from Houston. Let them know who will be winning in August. I will be home alone this weekend so I will update results as they are posted.
Good luck to all you D/FW players.