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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Member Since
March 2, 2017
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3 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 ACBL BOD Report, June 2020
Hypothetical?
Well at least one California Club is planning on reopening Soon.
If and when clubs attempt to reopen, these practices all make sense and can act as a playbook for other clubs. The question is, is it enough? Would I, or any of my NYC clients, give it a try? Right now, the answer is a resounding, "Are you kidding me ...
District 7 has decided that the Columbia Regional and the Atlanta Regional are still a go.
It's not the distance between tables so much as the size of the tables themselves. Anyone know the actual size table required to meet even a three foot social separation? I believe a 34 inch square table puts us only about a foot and a half from either of ...
Friday Night Bridge Duels
If BW can earn something from this, why not? They haven't been able to come up with a business model in all these years other than once a year begging for charity. Can we cut them some slack?
Westwood (MA) Duplicate Bridge Club Moved Out of Site
It's not how many close. It's how many don't. What happened in Westwood is playing out all over the country. Landlords unwilling to work with their tenants are having the keys tossed back at them. But that's not necessarily bad news for the tenants. When this ...
Club Closings
Thank goodness for virtual clubs.
Club Closings
Bet they will be opened way before movie theaters.
Club Closings
I think I'll know when my players will feel safe to return to the club. It will be when Broadway announces that they will be having their reopening gala evenings and when movie houses open their doors. Three criteria need to be present for Covid to really do its ...
BBO Virtual Regional Results?
Play.
RIP Bobbie Gomer
Sorry for your loss John. We have a tight community of older teachers in NYC. I would not want to lose any of them. We are all too few.
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