January usually gets me off to a jackrabbit start, point-wise. Not this year. No extra-point games at the Airport Bridge Club, which was closed every day but one. Tougher competition, too, in the other clubs, although occasionally there would be a day like the one where Bob Padgug and I managed to come in 13th, ahead of Dan Gerstman and Christine Urbanek, in one of the worldwide games.
So let’s look at the ACBL website to see if my January points have been submitted. Sure enough, there they are. All of them. And the grand total is …. 8.04. Single digits. Also my lowest January total since 2007. Last year I had 11.94.