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Jeff Bayone
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Member Since
March 2, 2017
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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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Board Journal for Columbus
Nothing earth-shattering. The BoG change suggested seems like something we already should have been doing all along and probably are. I seem to have missed the promotion of the game motions (again). The two motions that relate to teaching clubs are a step in the right direction, but way too ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
ED, 2/1 eliminates many murky areas in SA. SA allows you to get to some part scores that 2/1 doesn't. For match-point scoring I find the trade off about equal. For IMPS there is no question. 2/1 period. The problem with teaching Precision to new players ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Point #1. 1S - 2C 2S In SA this rebid is 100% forcing and here's why. 2C promises 11+ points (HCP plus LP) and 2S promises 12 - 16. Even opposite an 11 count game (25+) is possible a large part of the time. Point #2. I prefer Bergen Raises. 1S- ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Ed, the difference is 2/1 is game force, SA is invitational or better. In competition a 2/1 bid needs to be understood as a one round force and maybe no more. Different thinking.
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
1/4 of that would be more than I would expect from players with two to three years experience.
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Yes.
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Aren't we talking about a system that players with say just a few years under their belt would be able to handle?
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
One among many problem areas. Way outdated. We sorely need a more modern bidding book that takes on players that are just above the beginner stage. Right now Honors has these students use our own notes and supplements them with the Israeli teaching site, bestebridge.com. This thread is wonderful ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Check out when it was written and the last time it was edited. Chris' comment below is spot on.
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
In our beginner series of about 20 lessons we do not have a single example hand requiring a minor suit raise of any kind. I know it might seem odd, but no student seems to notice this. In our subsequent, Putting it All Together (PAT) course, which simply tries to ...
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