I believe this single photograph, above, captures the richness and the wonder of our Windup Banquet in Sochi following one full week of exploring the future site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and capping that week with 2 full days of competitive shuffling to launch the European Open.
AT the risk of sounding arrogant or conceited, I think it is fair to say that the Shufflers who participated in the 1st European Open had experienced “much travel”! I think it is fair to ALSO say, that each and everyone of us was OVERWHELMED by the luxury, by the courtesy, by the service, by the quality of care we each received, AND FINALLY by the wonderful Great Russian Food we enjoyed!! (Story coming on “Great Russian Food”) lol May I suggest you read this article to gain some understanding of what I mean!!! P8 EUROPEAN OPEN BANQUET NOTE: The Slide Show in the file P8 IS NOT AVAILABLE. HOWEVER; the video by Alf Primeau is ABSOLUTELY FIRST CLASS!!! Access Alf’s video from P8 EUROPEAN OPEN BANQUET.
Stan McCormack writing in Lakeland, FL on 2014 01 27. (Can Life Get Any Better??)