Well, I have booked my flights and hotel and I have registrared for the Soutern Alberta Open this weekend. I am combining this tourney with a business trip I have planned, otherwise I would not be playing. The preregistrared list is still less than 20 and there are not that may strong players yet, but still, I will probably end up in the bottom half and be paired up to one of the top boards in round one.
I do feel alittle guilty about playing in the tournament because I now found out my son has a hockey tournament on Saturday. I could skip the chess tournament and drive to Calgary for business but that would be twelve hours of driving.