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Except we've supported them exclusively.
9 hours ago
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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.
13 hours ago
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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.
19 hours ago
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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 or could progress even to the novice game level. Those that can, move up to duplicate for different reasons. Ours is not to ask why. Same goes for novice to intermediate duplicate. Some stay there forever and never make it to the open game.
I think you've danced around it. Provide the comfort level and they will come and stay. Or come and move up in class when they feel the time is right.
March 18
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March 18
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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 had to stop playing because it was clear they were having problems.
March 18
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March 18
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According to their own statistics, the incidence of Alzheimer's among people age 65 and over, living in the US, is around 10%.
Put this in perspective. At all three of my bridge clubs I'd put that percentage way way below that number. How about you?
March 18
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I'm confused. Is this supposed to be a negative?
Sounds pretty good as a unique selling point to me.
Bridge is entertaining, intellectually stimulating, and a good way to meet people and make lifelong friendships.
Now ALL we need to do is find a way to make this claim sexy and find the right market for it.
Unfortunately, we've known that forever.
March 18
Jeff Bayone edited this comment March 18
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Actually Gates and Buffet have a good chance to get things going but I've been told neither is willing to champion bridge to the extent that it needs. Am I wrong?
March 18
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Unfortunately I have heard many such stories.
March 18
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Correct.
March 17
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Maybe, but for those of us who don't think competitive club duplicate sucks, it's a way of life.
You should get out more often. Especially to your local duplicate bridge club and smell the roses.
March 17
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Free plays going to section winners reward the best players. When we stopped giving free plays to section winners there was zero decrease in attendance.
Free plays that include a handicap might make sense.
March 17
Jeff Bayone edited this comment March 17
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That's my thinking.
March 17
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You're right. I should have known back then I was being taken. It's taken me 40 years to realize that the only way to make a small fortune in this bridge world was to start with a large one.
March 17
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There actually is a Bayonne Bridge
March 16
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Fifty year olds have 20 year old children.
Many of our 50 year old students come to Honors because they saw their parents or grandparents play. “Keep Bridge Alive” requires some kind of continuum. From parent to child, to parent to child, and so on and so on, till, hopefully, one day a more enlightened society will once again rediscover bridge en masse.
March 16
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I doubt if it made it that far or anyone went through this process.
March 16
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I believe Brett is correct. Get them while they are young. Elementary school. By High School their time is already pulled in a million different directions. If they learn as kids, it will be with them forever. It IS like riding a bike.
March 16
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