This year was the first time in many years we've put up our strongest players instead of players with enough private funds to make the return trip. Combined, these four players have unmatched skill and tournament experience. It is one thing to play well at your local club (I do that sometimes), it is quite a different matter to play extremely well on the world stage. To the NZ team: I take my hat off to you!
I am also really impressed how together we brought this big event to everyone in New Zealand. Thanks to the people behind Facebook, Twitter, PNZ website and the WPA website.