We recently checked with tournament officials to see if the defending champion of this event, Rep Porter, had late registered. They confirmed that they had checked the list and he would not be defending his title. We weren't quite sure as to the reason why, but we checked his Twitter and found out. Needless to say, it touched our hearts and more than passes for a valid excuse.
Sad to miss the opportunity to defend my razz title, but have to go to my little girls ballet recital tomorrow...#somethingsaremorei mportant June 08 2012