You made the "gold" bracket, registered as a "B" team to get the easy draw in pool play. You haven't accomplished anything, so stop trying to tell yourself you did. No excuses for TLI, they didn't play well. They came home and gladly went to work on their game.
Please stop hanging your hat on making the "gold bracket" of a rain shorted event. It's really not an accomplishment. I'm not sure what you guys are drinking over there to think that it is. See you in Buffalo. I'm pretty sure you can't hide behind your "B" team status in this tournament. Good Luck!