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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
28 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Club
about me

Since 1976 I've owned and operated bridge clubs in New York City. Since 2014 that club's been Honors. We currently run 18,000 duplicate tables a year, but we are most proud of the dozens of classes, the now eleven rubber bridge sessions, and the five games for players with fewer than 50 master points, that we offer every week. Just last year we merged with Aaron Silverstein's two NYC clubs, Aces and Cavendish. I am now responsible for overseeing 27,000 tables a year.

I'm also the 1st Alternate on the BoG representing Unit 155 and a member of Steve Moese's BOG Teacher and Club Manager Committee.

My 2018's ABTA Introductory Book of the Year,,"A Taste of Bridge"  (Master Point Press) is the result of 40 year's teaching and watching others teach bridge to the absolute beginner. It is the first book of its kind to be published in many years and reflects a more modern and simple approach to reaching todays students who bring a lot less to the table, in terms of practical card skills, than did their predecessors. 

 

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Every hand where I get the better of it, or they do, through guile, stealth, or rarely in my case, brilliance.
Bridge Accomplishments
Forty unbroken years running a club in NYC and being directly responsible for bringing a large portion of those playing bridge today in NYC (and Florida) into the fold.
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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A provisional Membership
TY Forgot about this.
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
I think ACBL might be able to get word out. We could also make some announcement at the reception for club officials and teachers on Friday afternoon.
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
There are so many types of clubs in so many different areas.Much as I hate the term "fact finding", I think our first get togethers would be just that. What is it that clubs want or think they need.
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
I suggest we form some sort of association, if only to start a dialogue among clubs. The one time we met as a group of about half a dozen clubs from a few different parts of the country, we found ourselves all over the map on specifics. I will ask ...
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
You think the exclamation point was over the top?
Memphis Report from BOD Member, District 17
Chicken and egg question isn't it?
Memphis Report from BOD Member, District 17
Touche
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
We moved the needle!
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
Clubs teach, those who do, because they hope to create new players FOR THEMSELVES. The money is not in the teaching. Too labor intensive. The money is in the card fees generated from their student graduating to player. No incentives needed so far. Now comes the "bad" parts. Maybe one ...
Designing a better "Ecosystem"
No Mike, we need to get our message out. This is a good way. Believe me, what you post here does get read by ACBL management. I hear from them when they are not happy with what I write. On an entirely different topic. Don't you think it is ...
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