I didn't remember what year the tournament was, but I found it. I got a draw against soon to be Grandmaster Igor Ivanov and came in second.
This was a time when I felt like studying tactics was really helping me. Just looking at my rating progress, I went from 1800 even to 1927 in just 5 months, but it would take another 9.5 years before I would hit 2000!
There were a few other good results in recent years like ..
Winning the Utah G/60 championship http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201305040002.1-11080847
and getting the Expert trophy at the class championship a couple of times. Of course, winning the senior championship 3 times didn't hurt either.