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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
23 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Club
about me

Since 1976 I've owned and operated bridge clubs in New York City. For the past four plus years that club has been Honors. We currently run 19,000 duplicate tables a year, but we are most proud of the dozens of classes, the now ten rubber bridge sessions, and the five games for players with fewer than 50 master points, that we offer every week. I'm 1st Alternate on the BoG representing Unit 155 and a member of Steve Moese's BOG Teacher and Club Manager Committee. My second beginner book "A Taste of Bridge" was just published by Master Point Press.

For forty years I tried in vain to find ways for our member clubs to work hand in hand with our local Unit board. Being so totally ineffective on a local level naturally discouraged me from seeking any political involvement on a national level till last year.  Our Unit is but a microcosm of what's happening throughout the country. The time is ripe for people with experience and ideas to step up. 

I'm encouraged by the feeling of a perfect storm on the horizon. Everyone seems to be buying into the need to find new ways to grow our organization. With so much talent and energy behind us, good things will happen.


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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Zonal Governance Proposals
While we are at it, can we start a couple of other threads? BoG....125 members strong. Five times the number of BoD members. If nine is optimal for a board, what's that make 125? If the BoG was costing more than 3 coffees and 3 danishes a year ...
Do You Know Where New Members Come From?
OK...Once we have this data what exactly are we to do with it? I know why bridge is concentrated in all the areas listed above. I think you might have left out Montreal, Toronto, St Louis, the Carolinas, Vegas, and two or three cities in Texas. I also know ...
Hool - A Prelude to Bridge
All good. Anything that keeps the student engaged has got to be on the right track. Lecturing for a half hour or less, critical. I understand why so many have commented about us having the ability to run social bridge. Our size. That allows us to offer these sessions eleven ...
On the road to bridge: Whist
Yes. We only do shuffle and play, or we introduce hands from a previous duplicate game, where we keep the travelers for them to compare with, once they are ready for informal supervised play....This comes after Beginner 2, 12 lessons. The first two series they work with Best eBridge ...
Hool - A Prelude to Bridge
Duplicate: Have you asked yourself why the need to have them start playing in competitive duplicate games so early on? Here at Honors, when given the choice between playing in one of our relaxed social sessions or one of our Novice Duplicates, everyone chooses social. When they feel ready, we ...
On the road to bridge: Whist
That should work. However for us that's not needed. We don't introduce the concept of trumps until lesson 4. By then they are accustomed to predealt hands. Random hands, where they need to discover for themselves if an 8, 9 or 10-card fit exists or not, are not ...
On the road to bridge: Whist
We have our own version of minibridge. We use it to introduce no trump bidding and play in lessons one and two of our entry level course. 13 tricks, 40 HCP. That's 3 points a trick. Add your HCP to partners, divide by three and go.
Reconsidering 182-33 Allowing a second B or C GNT team to attend NABC
Don, That's exactly why District 24 voted no in Atlanta. I cast that vote. I didn't know at the time that it would be, at 12 to 13, the swing vote. (I think this was the only close call all week). Special is special. Our District will have ...
Hool - A Prelude to Bridge
Finally one like. Thank you. Like the BoD itself, BW regulars seem clueless as to what it takes to develop, to bring along, hold, and ultimately introduce new players into duplicate bridge. I'll bet the vast majority of BW regulars never took a formal club bridge lesson. But we ...
Honolulu BOD Journal
BTW: $15 is deducted from the $65 per Diem fee if you have breakfast in the concierge lounge. Anyone who thinks this is a junket should be required to sit through four days of BoD meetings. I do agree that it's not so much the individual compensation. It's ...

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