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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
3 hours 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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Taking Bridge Seriously
I couldn't have said it better myself.
A 'Bridge Center' Organization
Remains to be seen. But thanks.
A 'Bridge Center' Organization
Both of you are bridge centers in the truest sense of the word. Welcome aboard.
A 'Bridge Center' Organization
A 'Bridge Center' Organization
Don, That's also the problem with why not allowing new clubs into areas where older, established clubs already exist, is problematic.
BOG meeting
Nothing facetious. Which motion failed?
Another Damn Good Teacher (and Woman) Adiosed
A lovely lady, indeed.
San Francisco BoD meeting
Don, Jeff L. is dead on. Jimmy Becker, Aaron Silverstein, Gail Moss-Greenberg, Jared Lilienstein, Bjorn Fallenius, and me, NYC club owners all, could not have been elected dog catcher in our Unit, and we weren't. What does 25 out of 25 non large bridge club owners tell you? Does ...
San Francisco BoD meeting
"Former glory", Ellis, is where I disagree. New era, new needs. What exactly do expert tournament bridge players know about problems in the club end of the business? Or in the promotion end? Or the creating new members end? We need diversity. A few experts, a few teachers, a few ...
Don't forget a shout out to players from your District who finished second!

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