It is always fun to advance to the second round. Fingers crossed!
It's fun advancing until you have to sit there, at the banquet or listening to the BN, every year, waiting for your name to be called only for someone else to be called for first place.
This is the fourth year in a row I've advanced something (and two last year). The last 3 years, the beers have gone to mini-BOS at Nationals. No purple banded medals in my house though. Dang. So close every time.
Maybe this year is your breakthrough year!