You are quite right foam. At the start I was very rusty and unsure of how far I should push my shoulder. To be honest I was also somewhat tight/nervous. In my 2nd and 3rd matches I really struggled against a 1360 player and a 1450 guy. As the day wore on I eventually relaxed and started to find form. By the end I was really happy with how I was playing.
Carbonman was lucky I decided to go easy on him and let him through the O40's RR
But I must say I was unsure whether he was going to honour this great gesture of mine and lose to the other guy I'd purposely lost to, to ensure he would go through!!
Having lost the first 2 sets, it was looking touch and go whether he would go down 3 zip and waste the "warm-up" that I'd granted him!
So I took him aside at 2-0 down and said to him, "look, if you lose this, I am going to ban you from OOAK as an embarrassment to the forum"! Well you should have seen that pep him up! Suddenly he whipped the guy 5,4,5. I think the shock of it all, got his heart started and he began to perform after that...leading to some great victories against players that would even give top English vets a run for their money!! His O50's win against BP must have been a sight to see, but given it was played at midnight, my chauffeur and I had to leave after his match against BB, which was late enough.
Oh and blue_smartie its about time we saw you posting on this forum. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Maybe you can start a bottle thread!!