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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
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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. 

 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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Exploratory Data Analysis of Chicago Club Attendance
I think it is a lot simpler. Better club players make better Sectional, Regional, and by extension, better National Tournament players than their weaker counterparts at their local club. I'd go as far as to say that if you could achieve an accurate valuation of a player from any ...
2 "Non-Technical" Bridge Books Suggestion
I don't think Ed continued. Betsy hasn't played much either recently. Both began their bridge adventurers with my wife and me at my Manhattan Bridge Club. Betsy got to check something off her bucket list when she got to play duplicate at the club with her mother.
2011-12 ACBL SOF implementation delayed and dropped...but why?
I will bring this up tonight at our monthly BoG Club and Teacher Committee meeting.
2011-12 ACBL SOF implementation delayed and dropped...but why?
Where can I get information on the current decision, on what has been done so far, and who is the lead?
Video Introduction of Bridge for School Administrators
I believe I read that in the Bulletin.
Video Introduction of Bridge for School Administrators
All good questions. Who do you suggest we reach out to for that information?
Video Introduction of Bridge for School Administrators
165,000 members. If every one of us goes and recruits just one new member every two years, and those recruited follow suit, there would be about a million ACBL members in just a few years. Word of mouth is the best marketing tool there is. We just need a ...
Video Introduction of Bridge for School Administrators
And after these wonderful videos are made, how do we get thousands of people to see them? "Try Bridge" is not getting the hits they hoped for. This should be both a warning and a call to arms to finally hire someone who really does know how to harness social ...
Video Introduction of Bridge for School Administrators
Absolutely ludicrous that screens are used. You can't make this up. Why, when discussing the sociability, the player interaction, the team building that bridge affords, would you ever stick players behind screens??? No one is talking, smiling, interacting. They might as well be playing chess or taking a final ...
BBO Changes for Teaching Bridge
David, Let us know what you think. Maybe from your lips....
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