But I do want to give you an idea of the euphoria that hit Smith Street when the final was up. While we are used to see Xavier and Gilles win tournaments, the fact that Bernard ended up winning the very tournament he has organized since 2002 was more than reason to party. What a relief from the stress before and during the day! He was ecstatic.
Xavier & Bernard are both from Marseille, and all three are staunch members of the Olympique de Marseille fan club in NY.