Victory was not had by the Deadly Vipers today. We lost our second consecutive match in our workplace TT tournament playing Real Steel…but we didn’t go down without a fight!
Pre-game was intense. I was a nervous mix of butterflies and excitement, more so than any other game we have played. It took me back to my school drama days, that pre-performance build up and paranoia before going on stage and all the silly ‘what if scenarios’ that run through your head;
What if I forget my lines?
What if I forget my cue and look like an idiot?
What if the boy I like is in the audience and I trip over?
You will be happy to know that throughout the TT match;
I remembered how to play,
Never missed my cues,
and the boy?… Well, I didn’t trip
and fall into his arms over so there was nothing to worry about.
We started dismally; 0-1… 0-3… 0-7. It was getting to the point where I thought we would lose without gaining a point then – boom – it was 1-9! Amidst the blur of points we got to 11-11 and it was glorious. Glor-i-ous. This elation lasted about 30 seconds, then we got out-served of 6 points and the final score was 13-21.
Done, dusted, over.
Real Steel have not been camera ready – all week – so instead of a ‘real life’ photo, Dora of Real Steel has treated us to a wonderful sketch of her and partner Pumba
wasting beating us at the table.
Despite not winning, I feel it was by far the best game that JT and I have played throughout the tournament. For once I am happy with my performance, which is saying a lot. I am pretty critical of how I play, but this time I think it was ok.
Our next game is on Wednesday versus a very good spinning duo dubbed ‘C World’.
Watch this space for an update!