I am very shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Rick Callaghan. I first met him at the 2001 ACF National Tournament held in Las Vegas, where we were paired up together for a match. I had to fight very hard to draw the match.
We hit it off immediately. After the match, we talked about a number of topics of mutual interest, including our favorite restaurants in Las Vegas.
If my memory is correct, he was also present at two other ACF National Tournaments in Las Vegas. Although we never played each other in another match, we continued to enjoy our conversations. I also had the pleasure to meet his charming wife, who used to enjoy joining in on our restaurant conversations.
I have lost a friend, and I will miss him dearly.