On Home Soil

It came and went awfully quick. A little too quickly for our liking as we weren't able to take advantage of a weaker draw. A little frustration with my own poor play ensued. But I'm calming down and getting ready for our next event here in Stare Jablonki, Poland.

Looking back at the event, I can't stay too upset. I got to see and spend time with a lot of familiar faces. All over the city we had family, friends and fans supporting us, it's a shame we couldn't do more for them, but a shout out to all of you nonetheless. Thanks for coming out, I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. The venue itself is awesome,  easily breaking into my top 5 favorite places to play to date. I may not have seen as many venues as most, but Quebec city really went above and beyond their expectations for a first time event host. Even though many European teams didn't get to experience it, Canadian fans certainly did, with huge crowds even during the early days of the tournament and continuing on to support the 10 Canadian teams (6 Women, 4 Men) in the Main Draw of the event. I know Heather Bansley and Liz Maloney certainly appreciated it en route to their career high 7th place finish.

Another positive was I got a little free time before Quebec to get out to BC to see the ever popular Vancouver Open, one of my personal favorite events. Even though I didn't get to play in it, and even though the weather wasn't quite optimal, it was still a grand old time, and congrats to Maverick Hatch and Sam Schachter for taking the crown for men, and the two American women I don't know for the women. It was nice to get a little time to myself after almost a month straight on the road. 

So after a week in the home country, I'm recharged. The next phase of Euro events starts right now, and we hope to do even better this time than the last.

Ben Jammin

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