After many years of not participating I mustered up the courage to play in the WP Open this past weekend. The chess scene has certainly changed from my days of being a four time WP Closed Champion and also a two time WP Open champion! In round one when I went to get a clock from the organisers, the lady handling the clock looked at me in earnest and enquired whether I am playing in the C Section! So there I was floored before I had moved a single pawn in anger. A multiple champion and Olympiad player being asked whether I am playing in the C section!!!! I gently indicated that I am playing in the Elite and made my way slowly to the Elite section.