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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
2 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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BBO Virtual Private Club
Don't know.
BBO Virtual Private Club
Thomas...You have got to be kidding me. We've been working 16 hours a day to encourage people to play on line and actually guide them to play. We've given seminars to 350 of our players and are spending another 16 trying to figure out a new way ...
BBO Virtual Private Club
100% not.
BBO Virtual Private Club
Steve, You do not have to reinvent the wheel. Much has already been done and quite excellently so. Silvana Morici has 8 videos and counting on all areas of BBO play starting with how to turn on your computer. Dana Compton has just as
BBO Virtual Private Club
In order for your club to take advantage of this private club game status, two things are really necessary. The first is for you to have someone that has some tech skills. The second is that your regular club game will have to be able to support an online game ...
Club Closings
Sorry... ACBL
Should ACBL staff be furloughed?
I have heard from Jay that ACBL's staff has been phenomenal during the roll out. What I would like to see is a new look Bulletin. One focused heavily on the how to's of online play. Especially with the average age of our membership. I just did a ...
Club Closings
Are nonprofits eligible for remuneration from the stimulus package?
Club Closings
I'll take those odds and hope to lose. What's your LOL predicted opening date down there? Remember, Florida is about two weeks behind NYC and I've heard projections of when the virus will peak. It is anywhere from late April to mid-May....That's peak.
Club Closings
Some are busy onboarding clubs to BBO and helping direct those games. Others are dealing with issues involving BBO. They are actually quite engaged.

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