I had the great fortune to finish fourth at PAPA a few years ago, but for some reason, this year's finals were not only way, WAY more stressful to watch, they had an infinitely more satisfying finish, too
In all seriousness, thank you all so much for the kinds words of support and appreciation for Escher's amazing win yesterday. I have passed along all of the well wishes to the boy and he sincerely thanks everyone. He still can't believe he won PAPA, lol, and I think it will take a few days to really sink in.
Thanks, too, of course, to the entire PAPA staff and all of the volunteers who make the tournament so awesome every single year. We will miss the HELL out of that old warehouse, but look forward to where ever Escher can defend his title next year!