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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Member Since
March 2, 2017
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7 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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Jackpots in club games - Increase attendance?
So what's the verdict? Looks like, from the few comments, that jackpot pools don't work. I think they might, if the players don't have to contribute to them and if they are large enough, relative to the card fee, to make someone sit up and take notice ...
What can Units and Districts Do?
Bottom line...Do the Sectionals,Units, and clubs in your area, function as a unit, supporting each other? If you were in charge, could you come up with a better system?
What can Units and Districts Do?
Won't work there is right.
For Club Managers
Got it. TY
What can Units and Districts Do?
I think our NYC Unit may be moving in that direction too.
Jackpots in club games - Increase attendance?
Probably too small to move the needle.
For Club Managers
100 fewer tables. So you're saying the players played anyway, it just didn't cost you an extra $5 - $6 a table? Did 499er attendance increase?
FANTONI- NUNES again
What does the CAS verdict change? What would it say about anyone who would want either of them on their team? Nor can I imagine sitting opposite these two, or either one of them, remembering how I had been used and mocked by them for session after session, year after ...
Club Play...Results
What works for one unit, may not make sense for another. I get that. But there still has to be some similarities where best practices would work, like say not killing the clubs with a million sectionals and regionals within a 2-hour drive or how about not making a profit ...
World Bridge Day
Donald, Take Someone to Bridge Day is different from just Bridge Day. I think it might be worth a try. ACBL springs for a bottle of wine per table.
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