Sunday, November 18, 2007

John McEnroe & Roger Federer stopped by


John McEnroe & Roger Federerer (I think)
Originally uploaded by Michael_L
Last evening I was surprised to open the door and find John McEnroe and Roger Federer standing on my welcome mat holding their gear!

Well I wasn't really that surprised, I mean I did invite them, but still I was surprised to see them!

We held the first (of many I'm sure) Wii Tennis Tournaments! Click HERE to see all of the photos.

We had 22 players who all competed in what was supposed to be a double elimination had I done the brackets right! It's really not my fault, everyone knows that I'm sportaly challenged, I mean hell, I just found out that there's a strategy to baseball. Fortunately one of my friends was able to walk me through it and make sure everyone had a chance at winning.

Everyone was great and made a donation to cover expenses and the money left over went to the Tournament Winner (plus a shiny new tiara)! I'm embarrassed to say that I made it into the Final 2. I signed up so we would have even brackets...I tried to lose so badly, but I kept winning! Not good for the host to win!

We had an hour of practice and the games started....for the next 3.5 hours everyone got a chance to play at least two full matches and advance up the bracket for the chance to win the money.

It was a rambuctious group of trash-talking, cheer leading, court running, bellyache laughing bunch of queens (oh yeah and one straight couple). We laughed and laughed and laughed watching everyone play tennis and making fools of themselves, it was the best time we'd had in a long time.

We all had a great time and finally awarded the final prize at 11:45 pm, just in time to shut off the lights and head out to the bars to spend the prize winnings.

I'll let you know when we're having the next one so you can stop by and play with us!

3 comments:

gomad.ch said...

No strawberries and cream at Mikaeledon?

delmer said...

I came in 3rd in an backgammon tournament that I signed up for primarily to drink beer and hang out. Everybody else there (and there were only 21 or so) had been playing against each other on-line for years.

I hadn't played since college ('83).

Each time I won I apologized.

I was getting really good dice.

The Sour Kraut said...

Next time I'm totally there.