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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Member Since
March 2, 2017
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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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Jay Whipple, the ACBL, BBO, and clubs everywhere have joined together to set up real Black Point Club games online.
Pooling clubs looks like it is only days away from approval. So too is being able to hold limited games. Units need to understand that you can't have one without the other. There may be few clubs in the country, other than Honors, that can support online 49, 299 ...
Jay Whipple, the ACBL, BBO, and clubs everywhere have joined together to set up real Black Point Club games online.
Ralph, That is true. Linda, The problem with smaller games is that no one wants to play in them given the choice. It is not so much the size of your club, but the size of your club games that is important. A two session a week club that runs ...
Anyone heard ANYTHING on how long live bridge will be crippled for?
Jim. 70 is the new 20. OK, 30. Ray, I'm thinking combining those two evening "sections" into one game for comparison and MP awards.
Anyone heard ANYTHING on how long live bridge will be crippled for?
All 3000 plus clubs are beginning to understand that whenever f2f bridge comes back, we will need to incorporate online too.
open ACBL bridge clubs
Hate to be morbid, but is that cities that started out with 100,000 or still have that many?
Anyone heard ANYTHING on how long live bridge will be crippled for?
How do we see this ending? When will I, and my players, again feel safe sitting in close proximity with fifty other people? Over two hundred in my case. It only takes one infected player to start this all over again. As a club owner, it may be necessary to ...
SYC games
Glad to hear it.
Directing in the age of Corona
Marvelous. required reading. You've come a long way since we spoke. What was that, less than a week ago? Hard to believe. You should transfer this to the main page. More people need to see this. I've already sent it out to several clubs that are, or will ...
SYC games
I just played my first SYC game last night. It was hastily put together, but we did manage to cobble together 12 pairs. Aviv directed and had half a dozen of our directors watching and learning(Zoom). The game went off smoothly. It is surprising how few director calls are ...
Anyone heard ANYTHING on how long live bridge will be crippled for?
Yikes.
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