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Become a Member for only $15 a year.  Benefits awarded to members in good standing include voting privileges, a complimentary name tag, subsidized Christmas dinner/party, and some reduced game costs at specified periods of time.  Just fill out a membership form and hand it in at the next session you attend.

Membership Application.pdf


Please remember that Bridge on the Edge is a scent-free bridge club. We have several members who are severely allergic to scent. Thank you

Hand Sanitizer

The club provides hand sanitizers for your convenience.  Please do your part to prevent sharing germs.

Welcome to Bridge On The Edge

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Welcome to Bridge on the Edge, located in the Swilers Rugby Club at 100 Crosbie Road in St. John's, NL, Canada.  In 2016 we became a player owned bridge club.  We support a respectful culture, both at the bridge table and in all BOTE communications, for the enjoyment and growth of all members.  Visitors and new members are always welcome.

For a map and further information, see the "Information" menu on the left.

Bid and Play - Anne Hughes

Monday, March 25th (7-9 pm):  "Bid and Play" with Anne Hughes is a pilot course and if successful, the Education Committee plans on introducing the session on a regular basis throughout the year.  The entire evening will cover bidding situations from the Beginners Classes offered Fall of 2018.  Anne will be there to guide participants in bidding, defense, and play of the hand.  Cost is $10 per class; pay as you go.  Everyone is welcome!  Register on line or through

Jacoby 2NT/ Splinter/ Reverse Bergen - Gloria Stone

Tuesdays (9:30-11:30 am):  March 26April 2, 9, 16:  This 4 week course with Gloria Stone will focus on responding with 4 card support for partner’s major.  Emphasis is on subsequent bidding by the opener and responder.  Designed for those who are familiar with the conventions and would like to learn how to use them more effectively.  Also for those who would like to enhance their bidding skills by learning these commonly used conventions.  Topics updated weekly.  $10/lesson.  Register on line or through
Week 1: Jacoby 2NT

Play of the Hand Series - Richard Lash
Richard Lash is offering “Play of the Hand” based on the work of Barbara Seagram and David Bird on Monday nights (7-9 pm).  Beneficial to players at any level.  $10/lesson.  For assistance registering, contact
April 8th:  Planning when to draw Trumps.
April 15th:  How to plan play of a No Trump contract.
April 22nd:  Planning a hold-up play in NT.
April 29th:  Establishing a suit in NT & winning the NT race.
Call for Nominations to the Board

The third BOTE AGM will be held at the Swilers Club on May 28th at 10:30 am.  A Nominating Committee (Wanda Lundrigan, Gwenda Jablonski) will seek nominations for the Administrative Board of Directors.  We are inviting all members to consider themselves for nomination to the Board.  Positions available are: President, Vice-president, Treasurer, Secretary, and 3 members at large.  Some main functions of a Board member are to oversee the direction and management of the club, to lead specific projects and committees, and to ensure solid financial management of the budget.  The BOTE Board of Directors is an active board that makes a difference to the development and enjoyment of bridge in our community.  For further details on the roles and responsibilities of the Administrative Board, please check out the Constitution - Revised 2018-05-31.pdf Those who are elected to the Board will serve a one year term and may stand for re-election at the next Annual General Meeting.  Members may stand for election for more than one position, but may only serve in one.  The newly elected Board will be key to ensuring continued success for the club.  Nominations should be submitted to the Nominations Committee at 

Call for Proposals - Spring/Summer 2019

This is a call for proposals for lessons in the Spring/Summer, 2019 (April 8-July 31 inclusive).    Click the links for further clarification.

Call for Proposals 2019 - General Call for Proposals.pdf     

Call for Proposals 2019 - Bid and Play.pdf     

Call for Proposals 2019 - Defense for Beginners.pdf

                           Call for Proposals 2019 - Losing Trick Count.pdf           

Call for Proposals 2019 - Refresher Course.pdf

The Education Committee would appreciate receiving the following information:

  • Name/theme of lessons to be offered (eg defense, play of the hand)
  • List of topics to be covered
  • Dates, length of lesson and times preferred
  • Instructional materials required. 

For all sessions, the minimum number of participants will be 8.  For sessions for beginners (including refresher courses) the maximum will be 24; for all other sessions, the maximum will be 32.  Please forward proposals by March 28/19 to
March Madness

All games in March are $5 for members of BOTE.

March 25-28:  Charity Games (Silver)

March Membership Campaign Kickoff

The BOTE membership drive kicked off Thursday, March 7th. Renewals are $10 and come with a bonus bridge booklet upon payment (while supplies last). New memberships are $15 and signees will be set up for club name tags.

Member benefits include a subsidized Christmas dinner, special game prices throughout the year, & seasonal treats.  Only paid-up members are eligible to attend our club AGM on May 28th.

BOTE Winter Education Schedule - Save the Dates

Here is the BOTE Winter Education Schedule.  Mark your calendars to take advantage of these great educational opportunities.

BOTE Winter Education Schedule 2018-19.pdf

25th March 2019
Afternoon - IMP Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Joan FitzGerald
Dealer: Shakti Chandra
25th March 2019
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
25th March 2019
Bid and Play - Anne Hughes
7:00 PM
Director: Anne Hughes
Open Pairs - MORNING
Director: Jonathan Cook
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Fran Cook
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Judith McIntyre