I played in the Parents and Friends section at SuperNationals while my daughter played in the K-12 U1200 section. When I first entered the room, they announced there would be two sections: open and U1500. I was thrilled - I thought I'd have excellent chances in a U1500 tourney. But after a pairings mishap, they announced that there would be THREE sections: open, U1700, and U1200. My published rating right now is 1215, but I've been going through a slump, and my actual rating is 1090, which is much more reflective of my abilities right now. In a section of players rated between 1200 and 1700, I had no chance. Sure enough, I lost all three of the games I played, and only earned a point because I got a bye in one round. Here are my games (ignore the times; that's just from entering them in the computer):
In Round 3, surprise, surprise, I got a bye. So I played the little girl who had a bye in the unrated section. She obviously didn't know very much about chess, so it was a sad win...
This last one was so bad I just don't even want to think about it. Hanging rooks and such. Sigh...I'm hoping my head gets back in the game soon!
And here's a little "prequel." They had started the first round before the pairing snafu, and my opponent and I continued with the game until we had to quit. I think I was doing better in that one than any of the others. Perhaps I used up all my mental energy on it. Here it is: