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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
3 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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The disappearing evening club game
34 Likes. Really? Do you all think there is a "current trend" toward holding all club games during the day? That's like saying the current trend is toward global warming. I kind of like this analogy. To stem the tide will take a ton of effort. No club wants ...
Bridge is Cool
I thought lit meant lit-up as in drunk or stoned. Stoned was considered cool in my day. If that's back, cool!
Tablets with a table feel
Sorry, I can't imagine spending all day staring at a screen and then looking forward to three more hours of the same.
Teachers, I could use some help
Ray, I would. But not if she used my hands as examples.
Tablets with a table feel
With cards it feels social. With tablets...?
Teachers, I could use some help
I'm thinking that unless the teacher using a hand or even an entire set of hands from someone else, unless that teacher is planning on publishing the material, this whole discussion is mute. Who, but the teacher's students, will ever see these hands? Isn't it hard enough ...
Teachers, I could use some help
Common Game hands are very good as generic hands, certainly a good place to start if you are looking to put a course together. What I'm interested in is someone spending the time needed to go over those hands, selecting just the right level hand for my particular class ...
Advice for new club owners?
Excellent, so long as the various people on the Board do their duties. Isn't that always the case?
Teachers, I could use some help
Context is everything. Every bridge teacher relies on hands from many different sources when putting together a course. Forget hands for the moment. What about bidding? Do I have to contact Marty every time I quote him? I'd be on the phone night and day. No one can own ...
Teachers, I could use some help
Can this really be happening? Can we expand it to include teachers from all over the country (world)?
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