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Jeff Bayone
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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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A better rating system
I believe The Common Game can break down results on a hand by hand basis. In can track both how you did on a given board, Matchpoint wise, and also the power rating of the pair you played it against. That would seem to be an improvement on any system ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
That was New York in the 70's described to a tee.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Every other table was a non smoking table for a while. Anyone remember smoking sections on a plane?
A better rating system
Randy makes a scary point.
Farewell
First. When will you be coming? We would be "Honored" to have you here. Next: Say club A teaches. A lot. And club B opens in a church across the street, charges a lot less, but for whatever reason decides that teaching is not for them. Maybe it's as ...
A better rating system
Steve, Please do the BW community a service and rather than leave this as a post, use it to start a new thread and discussion on this topic. I think you are wrong on so many levels, but it is important that we vet this properly before we "waste" everyone ...
Farewell
Alan, Do you believe this "new incentive" will be anywhere near enough to draw any of the sanction holders here back into the game? I don't think so. Not Jim or Randy or John Nortdurff (below). Private teachers will not so eager to embrace the $30 bounty either. Not ...
A better rating system
I just looked at your must read. It is a wonderful history lesson. In 1976, the year I started my first club, club rating point game rewards were based on .07 a table. I forget what maximum was but it certainly wasn't much more than a full Master point ...
Farewell
Barbara, If a club opened tomorrow right across the street from you and charged $5 a session, how long do you think you would continue in operation? Even if 2/3 of your players remained faithful, could you survive for long? Doesn't matter the product, matters the fact that ...
Farewell
"Like this"...is an understatement. Spot on.
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