We were expecting there to be a few kids milling around, but we arrived to find a queue for goody bags snaking around the central atrium. Last year there were forty children registered for the event, while this year the number escalated to over 400. The organisers where a little overwhelmed, although they should have been prepared as all competitors had to register before hand. We queued for over an hour before Ben received his goody bag and name tag.
Ben playing his best card-Fernando Torres, 101-1o1
Unfortunately Ben muddled up his team and lost both his games. He was very disappointed and it broke my heart to see him trying his hardest not to cry in front of all those big boys. Perhaps next year the players should be put in age groups, as Ben was playing a 12 year old.
Nevertheless, it was lots of fun for all the kids and I'm sure Ben will want to compete again next time round. I don't know who won the tournament yesterday, but congratulations whoever it was, and well done Ben for competing.