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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
4 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. 


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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What is a "world class player"?
Ask a World Class player his opinion of another player's strength. If Joe Grue says something like, "He can play," that might be your answer.
Evening games at the clubs
Chauffeured limo?
Evening games at the clubs
Evening games at the clubs
Dean, I'm hoping that it being an evening event will affect their thinking.
Evening games at the clubs
I'm thinking only 2 boards per round.
The Longest day
Except we've supported them exclusively.
The Longest day
Well said and my stance for the past few years. I believe that's called a quid pro quo. I also believe that if bridge has benefits for ALZ it is actually their DUTY to promote our game.
Is Bridge "Dying" or are the demographics simply changing?
For NYC: Honors has about 4,000. Aces 300 Cavendish zero. That's out of 27,000 total duplicate tables. There are several private clubs and smaller open clubs that together add another 9,000 tables a year of which about 300 are evening. 36,000 tables....4,600 evening.
How to handle "anxious" newcomers?
I've run clubs a lot smaller than Honors. We always tried to offer a novice duplicate. That said, Honors has about 15 novice duplicate tables a week and 70 social tables. From those 70 come those 15. It is a natural progression. Many of those 70 will never want ...
The Longest day
My point is to have club players or managers take note of how many players at a typical bridge club develop Alzheimer's. From my observations it is well below 10%. In fact, I only know of two or three cases at Honors in the last two years where someone ...

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