Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Aren't we in the same area?
No, don't think so. (the dc in my screen name isn't for our nation's capital...) I'm currently in Oklahoma but most of my league match experience (and what I based my first post on) is from Mississippi, or more specifically Jackson, MS leagues.
That's why I was highlighting how the convention is different there apparently than many other places according to accounts on these boards, and I personally find it to be a much more agreeable convention. Maybe there's something to that 'southern hospitality' idea after all.