There were four Utah players that competed:
|Wayne (Volunteer), Viorel, Adam, Ruslan, Gordon, Austin (Observer)|
- Ruslan Woodward
- Adam Davis
- Viorel Onofrei
- and myself (Gordon Gridley)
This was the first tournament where a majority of my events were hardbat events. The format for the tournament was different this time than years past. It made for fewer conflicts (double booked match times).
I played in the the following events:
The hardbat play was dominated by a handful of players:
- Dan Seemiller Jr who won the Under 2100 hardbat event and finalist in the Men's Hardbat Singles.
- Ryan "The nightmare" Gibson - Champion of the Men's Hardbat singles. That match was awesome to witness.
- Lidney Castro - This was his first hardbat tournament and based on his rating alone was the favorite. (2529) - He was a semifinalist in the Men's hardbat singles.
It was a fantastic week of play and it was great fun!