Morning session has what looks like 34 tables, split into two sections of 17. When tournament director Dick Rasmus asks for a show of hands from everyone who isn’t sticking around for the afternoon session, nearly half the place responds. Afternoon count is 10.5 tables in our section, 10 in the other. Little more than half.
Morning snacks are assorted baked goods, which prove tasty. Afternoon crowd gets cookies, some or maybe all of them baked by Joyce Greenspan. Everybody raves about them. Having had more than enough lunch at Old Country Buffet (second helping of jambalaya), I belatedly summon up some will power. Not to worry. Plenty of cookies for Saturday, I’m assured.