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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
56 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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Bridge World Magazine Back Issues
The Bridge World is actually interested in certain issues from that period.
Steve Moese's bidding problem: JT5 KT54 KJT4 74
I try to get my students to picture how partner's hand and their's would fit together. Opposite a three queens and out take-out double from partner these hands combine for but five losers and sources of tricks in every suit. This collection is as good, or better than ...
What accomplishment earned this letter
There must be a way to separate out the individual strengths of the partners, especially when one is a pro.
What accomplishment earned this letter
Some system that weighs say the last 50 results more heavily than previous 50 play sessions might make sense.
What accomplishment earned this letter
For everyone from a novice player who just earned their first fractional to Joe Grue who just broke the all time MP record for a single year. Almost everyone seems to love it.
What accomplishment earned this letter
To a large extent Master Points work because they don't decay and because they can't be lost by any other means. You are comfortable knowing things can only get better, a rarity in life. I would never abandon MP, however I would like to see another method of ...
What accomplishment earned this letter
Players reaching 750 who want to stay in 750 are never the better players or the most competitive ones. They are almost always the older players who now simply want a social bridge experience but are too experienced for our social supervised play sessions which are for students and for ...
What accomplishment earned this letter
This group actually rarely ages out, even at 99er.
What accomplishment earned this letter
Right now 750 works. Soon I see us raising it to 1000. It originally started out as a 299er NLM section. We just happen to be at the 750 level now. The problem is, even Honors is not big enough to split this group into smaller groups. So someone coming ...
What accomplishment earned this letter
The Netherlands' system, the one pointed out by Huub Bertens, would be the best solution, not just for club games, but for Regional and National events as well. No way would we ever abandon Master-Points. In fact, players who no longer really care about them, and there are more and ...

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