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Become a Member for only $15. Annual renewal fee of $10.  Benefits awarded to members in good standing include voting privileges, a complimentary name tag, subsidized Christmas dinner, and some reduced game costs at specified periods of time.  Fill out a membership form and hand it in at the next session you attend.

Membership Application.pdf

Scent-Free

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

Web Site

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.

Longest Day Committees Needs Donations of Non-Tangible Items

BOTE’s Longest Day Committee is seeking donations of non-tangible items for this year’s silent auction benefiting the Alzheimer Society of NL.  Examples of non-tangible items include at-home cooking or other lessons, dinner invitations, event tickets, gift certificates, and personal services.

Those wishing to donate auction items should contact Dan Regan at danreganesq@gmail.com by June 11.

Details about the silent auction, and the opportunity to make Longest Day cash donations, will be coming soon.

Annual General Meeting - May 28th at 10 am

Wanda Lundrigan, Chair - Nominations Committee, is pleased to announce that we have a full slate of candidates for the new board.  Heartfelt thanks goes out to Wanda, the Nominations Committee, and to the nominees for such excellent service to BOTE. 

President:  Brian Shortall
Vice President:  Roy Perry
Secretary:  Judith McIntyre
Treasurer:  Rick Comerford
Members at large:  Fran Cook, Anne Hughes, Susan Follett
 
Voting will take place at the AGM (May 28).  BOTE members are asked to preregister by May 27th.  Light refreshments will be available. 
Bridge Refresher for Beginners & Lapsed Players - Gloria Stone

Gloria Stone is offering a six week course held on Monday nights from (7-9 pm) beginning May 6.  Designed to refine and extend your knowledge of bidding and play while focusing on Notrump bidding and responses, opening of a major/minor and responses, and subsequent responses by both the opener and responder.  An interactive lesson followed by practice hands with assistance if requested.  There will be a review of the bidding and the main parts of the play after the hand is finished.

May 27...clue up Notrump Responses; introduce Major Suit Openings and subsequent bidding by both responder and opener.
Four Teacher Supervised Play - Joan FitzGerald, Deirdre Davis, Tom Dale

Tuesday, June 4 (9:30-11:30 am)

For anyone striving to improve their bridge performance - Joan, Deirdre and Tom will offer supervised play - maximum 10 tables.  One experienced teacher per 3 tables to monitor bidding and play, and answer questions as they arise.  Emphasis will be:  KISS – Keeping It Simple - to enhance bridge judgement. Special attention on 2nd & 3rd bids by opener and responder - ensuring you reach the right contract.  When the “right contract” is reached, students may ask for guidance on appropriate declarer play & defense.   A substitute will be made if an original teacher is not available.  Class Capacity is 52.

Three Teacher Supervised Play - description.pdf

New Policy Regarding Registration for Lessons

Effective immediately, paid BOTE members will be given priority for booking lessons.  Therefore, only paid members can register for classes during the first three days of each month.  The classes will then be opened up to "Non-Paid BOTE Members" and others.  Registration for May classes will remain as is.  Beginning June 1st, there will no longer be Wait Lists kept for classes that are booked to capacity.  We encourage members to keep watching for spaces that become available in heavily subscribed classes.  We also encourage members to do their own bookings online.  Only in exceptional circumstances should the Communications Director have to register any participant - member or non-member.

What's Happening in May

All Games in May will be $5 Silver points.

 

May 28:  AGM takes place at 10 am.  BOTE members are asked to preregister by May 27th.

Special Game - May 29th at 12:30

There will be a Special Open Pairs Game on Wednesday, May 29th at 12:30Please note the special start time.  This game takes the place of the game we had to cancel because of the recent elections.

Membership Campaign

Membership 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, and seasonal treats.  Only paid-up members are eligible to attend the AGM (May 28th).

Spring/Summer Lesson Schedule

Registration for classes is available online.  Be sure to take advantage of these great educational opportunities.

BOTE Spring-Summer Lessons 2019.pdf

Calendar
27th May 2019
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Richard Lash
Dealer: Shakti Chandra
  (Reservation)
27th May 2019
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
27th May 2019
Bridge Refresher for Beginners and Lapsed Players
7:00 pm
Director: Gloria Stone
  (Reservation)
Results
Open Pairs - MORNING
Director: Rahul Chandra
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Pauline Mackey
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: R LASH
Dealer: Brenda Conway