Beginners


Dear potential bridge student,

After forty years at the bridge table I still feel a rush of excitement each time I pick up a hand. I can't help wondering what new adventure awaits me.
I am Jeff Bayone.
I love this beautiful game. 
I also love teaching it. At my club we teach bridge like it should be taught.

We never forget, first and foremost......It's a game!

We begin by playing "War", a game you probably played as a child. Step by step we build on that until midway through the first session you find yourself playing bridge. By the end of that first session you will have a basic understanding of how tricks are won and lost and you'll be starting to bid and play without having memorized a thing!

After the six lessons and two practice sessions I can't promise that you will be a great player (sorry), but you will have an insight into what it takes to become one. And hopefully we will have passed on to you our love of this remarkable, exciting game.

Small, small, small classes.

Four or five students to a teacher. No one comes close to that ratio. In fact, because bridge requires four players, that's about as 
close to private lessons as you can get.

Also included are two supervised practice sessions which we hold several times a week. These group sessions are where you'll get to meet other players like yourself who are just starting out. You'll get to play for two hours, practice what you've learned, and get additional instruction. Each hand you play is carefully prepared to highlight principals taught in those first six lessons.

This combination of semi-private and group lessons works. 

We have an outstanding track record. A high percentage of our students go on to become players. Each week hundreds of our students play in one or more of our practice sessions and/or novice games. In the past thirty some-odd years our club has probably created more bridge players than any other club in the country. The classes are fun and the instruction is first rate. 
This I guarantee....No one else in the city will do as good a job of getting you started as we do. No one.

Thanks,
Jeff Bayone


The Beginner's Package: 

Our complete beginner's program, designed to have you playing in either our club practice sessions
or on your own with family and friends, includes the following:

Six two-hour semi-private lessons.
Two 2-hour supervised practice group sessions.
A great beginner book (mine).
Coffee, tea, and both heathy snacks and junk food.

The cost is...$199. A $50 deposit is all that's required (we take all credit cards). 
(If for any reason you wish to drop out after the first class (about one in two hundred do) let us know after class ends, keep the beginner book, and you won't be billed the balance.)  


Our Weekend crash course:

Learn bridge in two days!!!

In a hurry? Learn the game in two all day sessions.... 10:30am - 1pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. 
Bagels and cream cheese on arrival, a half hour break at 1pm for lunch at the club. 
The course also includes a copy of our beginner book.
The cost is the same as our regular six week course and covers the same material.... $199.

For more information or to reserve a spot in any of our upcoming courses: 
Call me (Jeff Bayone)at 212-845-0153.
Or email me at  info@honorsbridgeclub.org

Endless adventure and enjoyment await you! 


Upcoming Beginner Classes

    We have two types of beginner classes for you. The first is a traditional series of once a week two-hour classses, for eight weeks. The second is our very popular "crash course", two all day back to back Saturday sessions from 10:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon with a half hour break for lunch at  our club.

    The starting date for our next tradtional course will be Tuesday August 12, from 6:30 to 8:30PM. This course will include six two-hour semi private lessons (no more than four or five to a class). With these lessons come two group supervised play sessions. The cost is $199.

    Our crash course is the Saturdays, August 12 and 19. It also includes two practice sessions. The cost for that is also $199. 

For more information or to reserve please call me at (212)845-0153. 

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Supervised Play

MONDAY 1:00 - 3:00 RON FELTON & ALENE FRIEDMAN 12th FL
TUESDAY9:45-12:00JESS JURKOVIC 12th fl
TUESDAY 6:30 - 9:00 BARBARA McNair 12th FL
WEDNESDAY10:00 -12:00BARBARA BAYONE 12th FL
THURSDAY 10:00 - 12:00JACQUI MITCHELL 14th FL
FRIDAY10:00 - 12:00JACQUI MITCHELL 14th FL
SUNDAY12:00 - 3:30ELLEN FRIEDMAN 12th FL
 
SUPERVISED PLAY is between $18 and $25 depending on when it is given and always includes a complimentary buffet lunch or dinner. 
   

 



info@honorsbridgeclub.org
Mid Manhattan Location: 133 East 58th St. 14th Floor N.Y., N.Y. 10022 tele 212-230-1230