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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

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

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.

Supervised Play with Gloria Stone

Gloria Stone will facilitate three classes of supervised play on January 7th, 14th, & 21st (7-9 pm).  Registration is online.  If you need assistance registering, please contact Judy at info@bridgeontheedge.ca

Classes are designed but not exclusively for those who have completed Beginner 1 &/or2.  A mini lesson is followed by bidding and playing prepared hands with discussion related to the bidding, declarer play and defense.
Supervised Play with Janet Hannaford

Keep your interest in Bridge alive through supervised play with Janet Hannaford (Tuesdays: 9:30-11:30 am).  Suitable for all learners, this course gives participants an opportunity to play hands in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  The class will consist of a mini lesson followed by a series of 8-12 boards for play.  The teacher will be available for questions and hints during each board.  We will then discuss bidding, defense, and play.  If you wish to gain confidence and consolidate your bridge skills, this is the course for you. 

As the old adage says:  How do you get to Carnegie Hall?      Practice.

Registration is online.  Pay as you go.  If you require assistance registering, please email Judy at info@bridgeontheedge.ca
Topics
February 5th - Overcalls
February 12th - Takeout Doubles and Negative Doubles
February 19th - Weak Twos and Responses
February 26th - Open
Play of the Hand Series - Richard Lash
Richard Lash is back again this winter offering a Play of the Hand series based on the work of Barbara Seagrams and David Bird on Monday nights (7-9 pm).  Beneficial to players at any level.  Focus is on making a plan.  $10/lesson/pay as you go.  If you need assistance booking, contact Judy at info@bridgeontheedge.ca
PART 1 A
Week 1‎- January 28th:  How to plan the play of a suit.
Week 2 - February 4th:  Making a plan to finesse.
Week 3 - February 11th:  Making a plan to discard losers.
PART 1 B
Week 4‎ - March 11th:  Making a plan to ruff losers.
Week 5 - March 18th:  Making a plan to establish a long suit.
Week 6‎ - April 8th:  Planning when to draw Trumps.
PART 2
Week 1 - April 15th:  How to plan play of a No Trump contract.
Week 2 - April 22nd:  Planning a hold-up play in NT.
Week 3 - April 29th:  Establishing a suit in NT.
Week 4 - May‎ 6th:  Planning to win the NT race.
ACBL and CBF Unit Races - Final Results

Final totals were updated January 6th.  Our members did well. 

ACBL Unit Races (We are Unit 194)

https://www.acbl.org/masterpoints-results/unit-races/

Mini-McKenney races are won by the member from each masterpoint category who earns the most total pigmented masterpoints during the year.

https://web3.acbl.org/mpracesdu?year=2018&unit=194&race=MMU&showDeceased=Y

Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs recognizes the players who earn the most masterpoints in ACBL clubs during a calendar year (excluding tournaments).

https://web3.acbl.org/mpracesdu?year=2018&unit=194&race=ACU&showDeceased=Y

Canadian Bridge Federation (We are Zone 1)

http://web2.acbl.org/as400/mpraces/mpAwards/2018/Richmond%20Trophy%20Zone%201.htm

Mini-Richmond awards recognize CBF members who won the most masterpoints in the calendar year in each of the masterpoint categories, up to and including Diamond Life Master (5,000 -7,500 MP).

What’s Happening in January

All games are $10 and are Junior Fund games awarding silver points.

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 Edcuation Schedule 2018-19.pdf

Stratified Pairs - Riverview NB - April 13 & 14, 2019
Eastern Canadian Sectional 0-299 Tournament is taking place in Riverview NB on April 13th and 14th.  This year they have changed the game times on Saturday to encourage players to have a relaxing supper, a good night's sleep, and return for the Swiss team on Sunday.  There is still a brief teaching session between games and a light meal will be provided on site.  Volunteers are available on Sunday to help with the structure and scoring of a Swiss Team game.  As promised billets will be available for any players from our club.  Contact Jen Huntsman for details.
Flu Season is Here

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

Calendar
21st January 2019
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Shakti Chandra
  (Reservation)
21st January 2019
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
21st January 2019
Supervised Play with Gloria Stone
7:00 PM
Director: Gloria Stone
  (Reservation)
Results
Morning - Open Pairs
Director: Jonathan Cook
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Pauline Mackey
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: Judith McIntyre