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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
an hour 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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Motion to Deal with Smoke Odor at a Bridge Game
While I applaud Jay's attempt at rectifying what may be a problem, it occurs to me that so far this is the only piece of legislation proposed for our next meeting.
Proposal: ACBL Membership Growth Fund
Women play golf too. Yes add golf magazine to the list, hell add any magazine.
Club Discipline
This we understand. Do you know of instances where a Unit ever steps in when necessary to bar a player if a club doesn't take the first step?
The cost of a bridge game
I'm not talking luxury so much as viable. Bridge needs to be run as a business not as a non-profit. It needs professionals and professionalism. Me doing what I would consider no more than what any good manager would do seems to be rare in the bridge world. There ...
Proposal: ACBL Membership Growth Fund
How about ads every month in AARP? I'd pay my share for that.
Club Discipline
That was my understanding too. Ethical breaches need to be reported to protect the game. When we bar someone we let the other clubs in our immediate area know the reason for it. It never comes as a surprise.
The cost of a bridge game
Gail Greenberg is the reason bridge survived in NYC and is strong today. She always led the way. While I was running a large successful club in a reasonable space on the upper West side she opened in a luxury townhouse in the most expensive area of the city and ...
Club Discipline
Is the purpose of Unit involvement to act when the sanction holder can't handle the situation on their own?
Bridge= Math?
Disagree. Even if we were cognitive psychologists, unless it's one-on-one teaching, different minds process information different ways. What we do try having are teachers that can approach bridge from a strictly logical perspective and others that are more by the numbers teachers.
TY. The reason we chose canasta was two-fold. The chance at duplicate tournaments and, just as important, it seems to be on the rise.

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