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Jeff Bayone
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Member Since
March 2, 2017
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an hour 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. 

 For those of you waiting for a beginner book that teaches card play before bidding, bidding starts on page 101 of ToB.

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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Motions before the BoD.
And try to understand it. Does one part actually say money will be diverted to nonprofit clubs? Personally, I think that won't hurt our clubs in New York City. There are no nonprofits. But what about in places where nonprofits and for profits coexist. Is ACBL picking sides? I ...
Have you ever told a beginner ...
Funny. Is it me who is clueless or is this just another example of political correctness gone amuck? If your brain can't process bits of this kind of information, it can't. Nothing more to it.
Motions before the BoD.
192-18...club incentive. This is a tiny step in the right direction. 192-39. Education Funds. Educational Funds vs. Education Foundation Funds. Anyone care to try to untangle this for me? As far as I can see, that's it this time around for clubs and membership growth. Maybe that's ...
Las Vegas Motions (Board Journal)
I'm going to repost this on the club and teacher forum and see what that brings.
Las Vegas Motions (Board Journal)
And no comments? Who are these people? What will it take for them to get their juices going?
Las Vegas Motions (Board Journal)
Len, Your post is 19 hours old. Would you mind telling me how many views you've had? 4 or 5 are mine.
Las Vegas Motions (Board Journal)
192-18...club incentive. A step in the right direction. 192-39. Education Funds. Educational Funds vs. Education Foundation Funds. Anyone care to try to untangle this for me? As far as I can see, that's it this time around for clubs and membership growth. Maybe that's more than enough ...
On counting tricks.
Exactly. Well said. Patterns. I have my students memorize this chart by saying it over and over till the sound of these nine patterns are drilled into them. 4-3-3-3 4-4-3-2 4-4-4-1 5-3-3-2 5-4-2-2 5-4-3-1 6-3-2-2 6-3-3-1 6-4-2-1 These are the most common ways the 4's, 5's, and 6 ...
On counting tricks.
sorry, good catch. 4441
Declared Candidates for 2019 District Director Elections
And boy is that cynical. However there might be some truth there. I prefer to think of this 25 member body as a dedicated, selfless, grown up version of a Unit Board. Grown up, but still focused on dealing with issues pertaining to the health of their tournaments. Now on ...
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