Friday October 26, 2012 was an important day for Susan. Earning her necessary remaining 0.59 Silver points, she officially became a Life Master (Bridge that is). She already had the necessary 300 pts (306.04 total points to be exact) but didn't have the necessary 50 Silver points.
I was at the same sectional tournament (but not as her partner) so she and I got to celebrate together with dinner at the Grand Finale.
I am humbled since my measley 51.44 pts (with 5.82 Silver) has a long way to go to reach Life Master. I am just a "Padawon hoping to become a Jedi Knight" (from Starwars) - or in Bridge terms Sectional Master hoping to become a Regional Master (100 pts; 5 red/gold; 15 silver).
As Susan told me a Grand Life Master (over 35,000 pts) quipped to her at the last National Tournament she was at - "All those points and five dollars will buy a beer".
Congratulations Susan! A MASTER! -------- see Nov. 13 2009 Blog :)
P.S. Grand Life Master is over 60,000 pts. There are only four living people in the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) that have achieved this level - the highest being Jeff Meckstroth, with 72,353.43 (as of Oct. 1, 2012).