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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
8 hours 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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Club policy legal?
Your analogy is spot on mate.
Club policy legal?
Never thought of that. Thanks for the heads up.
Club policy legal?
If you are referring to just about every teaching club in the country, I heartily agree. As I stated, we are a bridge CLUB. Bridge's future rests with us. It's that simple. Turning novice players off to the game is in no one's interest. Let us decide ...
Club policy legal?
Perhaps we are the biggest club in the country partly because we know when and how and why to bend the rules. Besides what works in one club may not work in another. Over the years ACBL has seen that there could be unforeseen consequences when they try micro managing ...
Club policy legal?
Anyone remember the Flip Wilson routine about David and Goliath where Flip asks why a giant needed to bring a club to the fight? At Honors we ask that all psychs be reported. We also have a rule that professional players are not permitted to psych in any section other ...
Thank you. The changes you made make a lot of sense. It is two years later, are you planning on doing it again?
A lot to digest. Were the new students all real beginners? I agree that moving after every hour or so might have been better. Do you know if Patty does this? Having children, adults and very senior citizens all taking lessons together must have been a challenge in itself. I ...
And....Don't leave us hanging Jane. So many questions starting with, did the ACBL actually send 18 of their employees? How many did they send the second time? How long ago did you hold these two LBIAD events? What did the six month and one year follow up indicate ...
Changing The Guard - attracting younger players
A major stumbling block in trying to attract and develop young players is that 99% of our nearly 2,800 member clubs have little interest in attracting and developing young players. Can you blame us? First off, few of the clubs have a teaching program of any kind. My guess ...
Changing The Guard - attracting younger players
I posted this on the Board of Governors Forum a few days ago. I think it's close enough to this thread to post here too. Besides, there are still less than half of all BoG members interested enough to even sign themselves on to their own Forum. Driving home ...

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