The disasters of October (in the clubs) and November (everywhere) haven’t entirely lifted. The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs was my worst STaC in recent history. This week, however, I’m seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s the month so far.
Friday, Dec. 1. 50.80% with Selina Volpatti at the
Niagara Bridge Centre in , Ont. Thought we were fourth
in the B strat for 0.25 of a point, but now that I check the results calendar, I
see that D’Arcy Cropp and Norine Fenig have nosed us out of fourth place by
0.02%. They got the quarter point instead. St. Catharines
Saturday, Dec. 2. 57.06% at the Unit holiday party and game at Main-Transit Fire Hall Social Hall with Barbara Sadkin. Best game in a while – sixth in B, 0.72 of a point.
Monday, Dec. 4 morning. 51.49% with Denise Slattery. Third in B. 0.56 of a silver point.
Monday, Dec. 4 afternoon. 44.44% with Denise.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 morning. 45.54% with Paul Zittel, last-minute sub for originally-scheduled partner Dorothy May.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 afternoon. 55.83% with Paul Zittel again, first in the B strat. 0.90 of a point in the club, bumped up to 1.11 at the district level.
Wednsday, Dec. 6 morning. 41.06% with June Feuerstein.
Wednesday, Dec. 6 afternoon. 39.90% with June. Dead last.
Thursday, Dec. 7 morning. 40.67% with June again. Not last this time, only because somebody else wound up with 32%. Winners John Ziemer and Judi Marshall had a 76.61% game. Couldn’t play afternoon session because I had to arrive at work on time.
Friday, Dec. 8 morning. 47% with Janet Frisch. Selina Volpatti was supposed to come from
, but couldn’t make it. Canada
Friday, Dec. 8 afternoon. 54.93% with Walt Olszewski. Like with Janet, hadn’t played with him in a long, long time. Second overall. 1.32 points. Not good enough for a bump up on the district level.
Saturday, Dec. 9 morning. 43.27% with Denise Slattery.
Saturday, Dec. 9 afternoon. 48.81% with Denise. Still no luck.
Monday, Dec. 11. 51.59% with Joe Rooney, assigned as partner after Usha Khurana came up with a medical appointment. Third east-west. 0.35 of a point.
Tuesday, Dec. 12. 53.87% with Barbara Sadkin, first in B north-south. 0.83 of a point.
Wednesday, Dec. 13. 58.93% with Joyce Greenspan, last-minute fill-in for June Feuerstein, who canceled to take a trip to
and a good one. Second overall. 1.53 points. Cleveland
Thursday, Dec. 14. 54.42% with Marietta Kalman, third in B overall. 0.83 of a point.
Friday, Dec. 15. 58.15% with Nadine Stein at the Airport Club, first north-south, second overall after the Weltes. 1.64 point.
Best week I’ve had in a long time – 5.18 points so far and it ain’t over yet. Total for the month already beats November – 8.89.