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Jeff Bayone
Jeff Bayone
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 2, 2017
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Club
about me

Since 1976 I've owned and operated bridge clubs in New York City. Since 2014 that club's been Honors. We currently run 18,000 duplicate tables a year, but we are most proud of the dozens of classes, the now eleven rubber bridge sessions, and the five games for players with fewer than 50 master points, that we offer every week. Just last year we merged with Aaron Silverstein's two NYC clubs, Aces and Cavendish. I am now responsible for overseeing 27,000 tables a year.

I'm also the 1st Alternate on the BoG representing Unit 155 and a member of Steve Moese's BOG Teacher and Club Manager Committee.

My 2018's ABTA Introductory Book of the Year,,"A Taste of Bridge"  (Master Point Press) is the result of 40 year's teaching and watching others teach bridge to the absolute beginner. It is the first book of its kind to be published in many years and reflects a more modern and simple approach to reaching todays students who bring a lot less to the table, in terms of practical card skills, than did their predecessors. 

 For those of you waiting for a beginner book that teaches card play before bidding, bidding starts on page 101 of ToB.

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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Club Closings
Thank goodness for virtual clubs.
Club Closings
Bet they will be opened way before movie theaters.
Club Closings
I think I'll know when my players will feel safe to return to the club. It will be when Broadway announces that they will be having their reopening gala evenings and when movie houses open their doors. Three criteria need to be present for Covid to really do its ...
BBO Virtual Regional Results?
RIP Bobbie Gomer
Sorry for your loss John. We have a tight community of older teachers in NYC. I would not want to lose any of them. We are all too few.
Online awards
The smaller number of boards, the more random the results. Want to give out 50 Gold for these 18 board sessions go right ahead, but it cheapens the result of the tournament, and cheapens the results of all those who came before. Who made the decision to have 18 boards ...
Online awards
Rather not go there....yet. Let's give the algorithms and the experts looking into keeping our game safe a chance to get back to us.
Online awards
Reasons: The Skill of the players the level of competition.
Online awards
750 event should top out at say 20.00 299er maybe 10.00 99er maybe 5.00 It has to be proportionate to the number of MPs i.e. the strength of the field. Not the size. Once you achieve a certain size, the lower ranking awards need to be ...
Plans to reopen
Ellis, Social distancing in social settings, by definition, is impossible. It doesn't matter if the occupancy is 25% or 100% these people came to be with other people. There is a very important article about the death of evening business in NYC, perhaps for as much as the next ...

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