Post by Square Bear on Sept 16, 2013 3:55:52 GMT -5
Thanks Dave. I've just got back from Ireland and so didn't have chance to post. To say I feel elated is an understatement and I still don't believe it has happened. It was a great contest even though one of the judges was a tad arrogant, walking away in disgust from the terminal after only a few minutes and openly admitting he hated chatbots. However, the rest of the judges and junior judges were fantastic as always.
It was my first time in the live final and I fully expected to come either 2nd or 3rd and to use this year as a learning experience. To tie for the junior contest and to actually WIN the main event?! WOW!!! Part of me still thinks I am dreaming until look up and see the big bronze medal in front of me. It really is a dream come true and I look forward to defending my crown in Bletchley Park next year.