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Jeff Bayone
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March 2
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Nov. 15
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Since 1976 I've owned and operated NYC's Manhattan Bridge Club and now Honors Bridge Club. I'm the managing partner of Honors, responsible for day to day operations and the long term health and growth of the club. We currently run 20,000 duplicate tables a year, but we are most proud of the dozens of classes, the eight supervised play sessions, and the five games for players with fewer than 50 master points, that we offer every week. I'll be the 1st Alternate on the BoG representing Unit 155 for at least the next two years. My second beginner book "A Taste of Bridge" was just published by Master Point Press.

For forty years I've tried to find a way to work hand in hand with our local Unit board to no avail. It is only in the past year, with falling attendance at our Regionals, that movement has begun. Being so totally ineffective on a local level naturally discouraged me from seeking any political involvement on a national level till now. Our Unit is but a microcosm of what's happening throughout the country. The time may be ripe for people with experience and ideas to step up. Working on the newly formed BoG Teacher and Club Manager Committee seems like a perfect place to start. 

My hope is that ACBL will begin to rethink the way it tries to promote this game nationally. Driving players to the thousands of clubs throughout the country is what will jump start growth. Let us do what I know my fellow club managers wish we had the opportunity to do, teach and develop bridge players for the next generation. That's our job. ACBL's role is to figure out a way to get the message across that bridge is an incredible hobby on so many levels, cognitive, social, medical. It should be an easier sell than it's been. 

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.

 

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A Committee to Make Recommendations Regarding an "Expert Guild"
Honors Bridge Club and professionalism. I'm going out on a limb here but I don't think there is another club in the world quite like ours when it comes to the sheer number of professional players that daily offer their services mornings, afternoons and evenings in our open ...
Regionals at the Clubs
The fix is in. I hope it is. God knows clubs need fixing. They're dying by the dozens. Our organization has lost a thousand of them in the past twenty years. The clubs are the engine. The "life blood". There's precious little teaching going on in the whole ...
Regionals at the Clubs
The first part is almost done. There are now over 1600 players signed on. This coming week we get to see it implemented. Len, Don, Non-life masters, especially those who have a hard time getting to Regionals, will now have a window open to them. Daily 2-session events are also ...
Regionals at the Clubs
It's Saturday morning, 2:00 am in NYC I just woke from a nap. I needed it. What a week. More coming. Over 1,400 players have registered for this RAC. More than 140 from my club alone. We're sold out Monday through Thursday. All sixty-odd tables. In ...
Regionals at the Clubs
As I've been told, Bahar and Jay were given a one off to run this type of event, see how it went, and report back to the BoD. As of yesterday Jay told me that over 1,100 players had signed up with four days to go. It's ...
Survey - Big Ideas
In no particular order: There's more than enough documentation out there already to support bridge's mental health benefits. The mere fact that it puts people in a social setting is enough. Cognitive benefits just add to it. Honors Bridge Club is my laboratory. The incidence of Alzheimer's ...
Units, Districts and their relationships with their clubs
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Units, Districts and their relationships with their clubs
Thank you Brett. I'd rather continue this conversation by phone if you have the time. TY Jeff (917)544-1224
A great day for clubs!!
Let me try to clear up some misconceptions. 1. Yes there was a certain element of sarcasm. 2. I came to praise Caeser. I'm all in favor of online bridge.It's been good for clubs - and bad. Overall, still a plus. 3. One gold point per section top ...
The future of bridge and technology
Sorry to hear bridge is dwindling in England too. I am hoping to find examples, other then China, and I believe, Hungary, of countries where the game is growing. Knowing why and how this is happening could prove useful. We, at Honors Bridge Club, are not being faced with a ...
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