This is the 4th Series Match of the Northwest Challenge where slots are assigned for the Nationals next year. You can find out more about the challenge here : http://northwestsection.org/
This was my most horrible match. My whole day was basically screwed from the start. Just stressed from having to clean up the house, traveling, hurt my shoulder, not eating properly. Bad weather didn’t help in the beginning so was really frazzled. My performance degraded progressively through the stages until the dreaded DQ at the last stage. Should have taken the time to calm down and concentrate. But I had to run shooters and run the electronic scoring system and didn’t have time to compose myself. Not blaming it on the system but should have seen the signs earlier and stopped to take a breather.
Lessons learned, my advice is if you’re stressed or not getting your mind right during a match, stop, excuse yourself, take a break and relax.