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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
22 minutes 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. 


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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ACBL Club Department
I'm not understanding this at all. A CRM system isn't rocket science. $318 was spent. Shouldn't we be able to come back to it and finish it. OK it was over budget, but that money was spent. How close is it? Got to be closer than starting ...
A Club Organization
Possibly. Does he have a teaching and developing program?
A Club Organization
By the end of the year there should be a little over 2700 clubs. That will include those "clubs" that open only during the summer. The real issue is not with whether there are 28 or 25 hundred clubs, but with what makes up those clubs and how are they ...
A Club Organization
There's the "Club and Teacher Appreciation" event at every Nationals. That's social.
ACBL Club Department
Cancelled for the moment
ACBL Club Department
Here's what bothers me. Why are we not learning about this through the proper channels? I don't think my club manager, Aviv, knew about Carol's being let go until he read it here. Shouldn't it have been the ACBL's responsibility to inform EVERY club that ...
A Club Organization
All good questions. I have no good answers.
A Club Organization
Sorry Kevin, I asked these questions first.
A Club Organization
And how will that be? Will it be through the Unit and District Boards again? If so, we will be saddled with the same homogeneous Board makeup that has failed to provide basic leadership to clubs and especially to club players who rarely, if ever, wish to participate at the ...
A Club Organization
Shouldn't there be a formula for determining what the make-up of the Senate should be? And if so, should it be geographical, political, representative of the members and the stakeholders? What? The present 25 member BoD is made up of people chosen exclusively from within their respective Units and ...

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