You’ve heard it many times but I don’t agree!
If you go to a draw tournament and draw a known weaker player you better play both ends or your going home.
Play aggressively, do everything you should and any other thing you might get away with, It doesn’t matter if you feel foolish or look bad it’s your only chance. If you’re going to a State Tournament or a tournament where you get to bring your own partner and you want to win, then bring the best partner you can get. Don’t be shy, ask the very best, you don’t know when they will say yes! You’ve heard the saying “Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight”, it’s true!