THE 41st OREGON OPEN... It turns out QueenBee and I didn't draw each other, but I still got a another friend and strong shooter from Tacoma. I played decently--we made it to the money round--but I continued to battle the yips and probably disappointed my partner a bit. We both knew we were a strong pair in the easiest flight... As I recall QueenBee also got a good draw and did well. She continued to do win money all weekend... But I don't know how some of you do it. How do you attend all or most of the events?! That is a lot of darts and partying! So, for the second year in a row, especially with some baffling dartitis, I only made it to the Blind Draw... So, here it is--all my pics from Friday night. There are way too many SEWAnauts and nicknames to acknowledge or invent so I'll let you identify yourselves any way you want in the Thorn Retortlink if you like. And I'll just let the pictures do most of the talking... I know this report is months late, but a wise elder once said "better late than never". My biggest thanks and best knuckle knock to the PADA, the Elks, and fellow participants for filling my photos with... ...great T-shirts... ...great partners... ...great shooters... ...great flights... ...great ladies... ...great people... ...great staff... ...more great players and people... But, I got my favorite shot long after I had finished... Around midnight, as the opening night playoffs raged on into the wee hours--and gathering my things ready to call it a night--this sturdy old man came into view. Undoubtedly, he was a hearty version of a senior Elks member, who ditched the blue-hairs and short-stepped over from the ball room restaurant lounge, to see what all the hubbub was about. As I was sneaking out my camera, I studied him. I smiled, as he continued to stare at the endless walls of dartboards, scanning the seemingly crazy mass of people playing darts... You could just tell that he wanted to play. Hopefully, someone handed him a set of darts and encouraged him to give it a shot... Better late than never... Over and double out.