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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
20 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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Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
China. Stories about why China added bridge to its school curriculum. If we could find a way to make bridge into a commodity, something where a profit could be made on it and our government could find a way to tax China for it, maybe then we'd have a ...
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
Thinking is fun. Like any other organ, the brain, if you don't use it, lethargy sets in. And you know how insidious and hard that is to overcome. Schools are supposed to introduce the joy of thinking, of using that brain. It should be gym for the mind. When ...
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
Inconclusive. Miserable weather, lots of cancellations. Wound up with just four tables. Too small to get a real sense of it.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
So where do we go from here?
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
Good start. I just don't like the part about one person for a whole class. Sounds like lecturing will be playing too big a role. Kill joy.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
The ACBL needs to reward teaching clubs of all sizes. After all, we will be the ones that will ultimately be responsible for creating the next generation of players. If not us who? ACBL should focus on ways of making successful teaching clubs filthy rich beyond anyone's dreams. Maybe ...
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
He's much worse now.
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
Almost never at the novice level. He probably was a novice for about one game.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
Randy. Now you're talking. Personally I would rather the $1 go to the ACBL member who introduced the player to my club. All we need are bodies. We'll do the rest, and be nicely compensated for it. I think that something along those lines might produce income streams ...
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
What we've begun to notice is online bridge players now starting to enjoy F2F. It took a generation, but it is happening. More to come, I suspect. Where clubs were losing members to online, online may now be losing them to clubs. Eventually some form of equilibrium will be ...

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