At the Oklahoma City regional, partner and I had a horrible, horrible game (49%) but still managed to pick up 1.6 masterpoints. "It's nice to have a bad game," partner remarked, "and get masterpoints as consolation".
It seemed that every high-variance play rebounded to the opponents' favor. Take this board, for example. The bidding starts out 1NT by North. South uses Stayman, North denies a 4-card major and we end up in 3NT played by North. If you are sitting East, what do you lead against 3NT on this contract?
And so it went all night. At least we got some MPs out of the fiasco.