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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
22 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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Will This Forum Become More Than an Exercise in Herding Squirrels?
There's no secret sauce. If there was I'd have franchised my operation years ago. Unlike Starbucks each club is like a snowflake. Different and unique. What works in NYC may not work in Philly. Hell, what works on the East side of Manhattan, doesn't even translate well ...
Will This Forum Become More Than an Exercise in Herding Squirrels?
Steve's right. You're right. First, please give us our collective moment to vent. We need a place to vent, to let it out. We need a place we can feel secure doing so without worrying that BW players who are not sanction holders will jump down our backs ...
Your Business Growth: What matters most to Bridge Clubs and Teachers?
Honors has a teaching staff of 24, a 4 person tutoring staff and a 10 person volunteer staff. 15 of the teachers we hired as fully formed teachers, the rest we taught to teach. Some from scratch, a very few had done some private teaching on their on. I imagine ...
BoG Election 2018
Several club owners are already planing to meet at Honors on Tuesday July 10th. All area sanction holders are welcome to attend. Whether a motion(s) comes out of this or not is uncertain. What is certain is that if it does, it will be presented to Steve and Donald ...
Check Out the New Club and Teacher Forum on Bridge Winners!
Do you happen to know if bridge card fees are commensurate?
Check Out the New Club and Teacher Forum on Bridge Winners!
Honors card fee average $122 a table and we have 19,000 tables. Care to guess what I thought of your suggestion? But just because card fees and table counts are high doesn't necessarily equate to bottom line figures. And even if there was a relationship, a $200,000 ...
A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
I'm afraid it won't be the last either.
A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
That's so true. Even when we teach defense and the declarer KNOWS they're supposed to go minus, they are upset when they do.
Bridge= Math?
Similar epiphany. But mine involved poker and women. Now it would involve Haggen Daz vanilla ice cream. The sheer beautiful, simple, and yet elegant logic of math was what I enjoyed as a child. But it wasn't a passion. Same with chess. Didn't know at the time what ...
BoG Election 2018
I've been on the BoG just under two years, attended three or four meetings, and written exactly one letter to my "constituents" informing them of BoG and BoD progress. As one of 25 1st Alternates, assuming every 1st A. position is filled, other than standing ready to take over ...

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