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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.

Midterm Exam Winners

Congratulations to Maureen Howard for being the Star pupil with a huge score of 91% and to Lois Jeffery on winning the draw prize, a great bridge book signed by Jerry Helms “Over My Shoulder,” which comes highly recommended.  A special thanks to Rahul Chandra for his valuable in-class insights and all the others who contributed enthusiastically.

Bid and Play - Anne Hughes

Monday Nights:  7-9 pm - Feb. 25th & March 4th

In lieu of Anne Hughes "Convention Card" class, we are offering a  "Bid and Play" session with Anne Hughes as supervisor.  This 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 prepare boards and 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 Judy Crewe at

Midterm Exam - Bidding & Declaring Hard Hands - Roy Perry
Mondays (9:30-11:30am) February 18 & 25.  These two interactive seminars will have a number of quiz situations on various topics designed primarily as a fun learning experience for those difficult situations which are hard to learn from books and lessons.  This will be a very hands-on activity involving all participants with frequent Q & A using a series of competitive hands collected over time.  The first session involves 30-40 problem hands for bidding.  The second are advanced but thoughtful play problem hands for Declarers.  Each hand will be given sequentially with discussion and commentary being shared by the group and teacher. Scoring is individual (confidential if you wish) but mostly for fun.  Registration is online.  Pay as you go.  For assistance registering, please email Judy at
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.  A mini lesson is followed by a series of 8-12 boards for play.  The teacher is 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.  Registration is online.  Pay as you go.  For assistance registering, please email Judy at

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

February 19th - Continuation of Doubles
February 26th - Weak Twos and Responses‎
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 Seagram 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.  For assistance registering, contact Judy at
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.
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.
What's Happening in February

Feb. 25-28:  Charity Games (silver)

February 28th:  IMP Pairs

Advice on Slow Play

Bruce McIntyre from Vancouver gives helpful advice on how to prevent slow play at the bridge table.  Worth the read!

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

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.  There is a brief teaching session between games and a light meal provided on site.  Billets will be available for any players from our club.  Contact Jen Huntsman for details.    Moncton - Stratified Pairs - April 13 14 2019.pdf
18th February 2019
Midterm Exam with Roy Perry
09:30 AM
Director: Roy Perry
18th February 2019
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
19th February 2019
Supervised Play with Janet Hannaford
09:30 AM
Director: Janet Hannaford
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Pramila Paddock
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: Esther Dooling
Morning - Open Pairs
Director: Jonathan Cook