Now that the month is at its midpoint, thoughts start to turn to fretting over my monthly master point totals. With a goal of 20 points, I should have 10 by now, especially with all these triple-point North American Pairs qualifying games at the Airport Bridge Club. But August has been mostly mediocre. The mid-month total stands at 8.45 – 3.14 red, 5.31 black. If I’m not going to win big, like Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, guess I’m going to have to play at every opportunity.