This tournament was my chance to stabilize my rank at a solid 9 kyu before the Congress. I had dipped close to 10 kyu after the New Jersey Open in February. Unfortunately, I think I may have pushed myself down into DDK land again.
I lost all three of my games on Saturday, and I did not play on Sunday. All of my games were very close. I lost the first by 4.5. I lost the second by 0.5, and I lost the third by 2.5.