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BOTE member rank achievements can be found under the News tab above.  The list is updated monthly so be sure to check back!


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

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 choice on the left.

Birthday Bash - A Success!

BOTE celebrated its second birthday as a member-owned club on Thursday, September 20th.  Morning and afternoon games were $5.  Members enjoyed sandwich trays, birthday cake, coffee and other beverages between games.  Click on the link to see some of the fun.  Many thanks to Joy Hoskins for taking these pictures.

Alzheimer Fundraiser - Lunch and Bridge

Click on the link to see who enjoyed a wonderful lunch and a game of bridge as part of BOTE's Longest Day 2018 Fundraiser.  It coincidently took place on World Alzheimer's day.  Thank you to Fran Cook who submitted these photos.

Volunteer(s) Needed
Many, many thanks to club member Helen Sullivan for her service to the club.  She has voluntarily cleaned our bridge tables to promote an hygenic environment.  Please let Helen know how much you have appreciated her efforts.  We need volunteers to take over these duties.  
Please let a Board Member know if you are able to help.
Slam Dunk: Bidding & Playing Slam Hands - Randy Bennett

 A series of 4 lessons offered by Randy Bennett

Topics will include bidding and playing slam:

  1. in no trump auctions
  2. in major suit auctions
  3. in minor suit auctions
  4. in mixed auctions (with majors and/or minors and/or notrump)

Classes will include:

  1. instruction on how to bid slam (half hour), and
  2. assistance on successfully playing the slam hand (one and a half hours).

These classes will be offered on Tuesday mornings (9:30 - 11:30am)

- October 16, 23, 30 and November 6 at the Swilers' Club, 100 Crosbie Rd.

To avail of these lessons, players must know basic bridge including Stayman and bidding to game, and have a desire to get to slam.  Cost:  $40 for four lessons.

Class Capacity is 40 (only 1 more space left).

Bridge for Beginners 1 - Mondays (7-9 pm)

This set of seven lessons will be offered by Marilyn and Randy Bennett from September 10th - October 29th (7-9 pm).  No class on October 8th (Thanksgiving).  Sorry, but classes are now filled.

Topics will include:

September 10 - Introduction to Bridge

September 17 - Major suit openings

September 24 - Responses to major suit openings

October 1-  No trump openings

October 15 - Responses to no trump openings

October 22-  Minor suit openings

October 29 - Responses to minor suit openings

Improve Your Bridge with Supervised Play - Janet Hannaford

Janet Hannaford will facilitate a series of three sessions (September 11, 18 & 25; 9:30-11:30 am) which will include mini lessons, and bidding and playing prepared hands with discussion, questions and answers.  This will be an opportunity to play bridge, and review what you have learned in lessons etc.  Sorry, but classes are now filled.

Game Fees for Members

September game fees for members are $15 for each partnership!  Exact change is appreciated.  Non-member table fees remain at $10 per person.

The table fee policy was reviewed at the September Board meeting.  Effective October 1st until further notice:  All games will be $10.00 dollars with the exception of games in December and March which will be $5.00 per session.

Afternoon of Bridge: Sept 29 (1-4 pm)

L'Arche Avalon invites you to an afternoon of bridge on Saturday, September 29th (1-4 pm) at St. Pius X Parish Hall, 16 Smithville Cres.  Cost is $15.  Bring your own cards.  Afternoon tea and prizes galore.  For more information and to find out how to register, please click on the link.   LARCHE - Sept 29 2018.pdf

Registration is still being accepted.

Games in September

All games in September are International Fund games, awarding silver points.

Thursday Morning Sanctioned Games (9:30 am)
ACBL has approved BOTE's application for a sanctioned, 21-board game on Thursday mornings (9:30 am start time).  Attendance will be assessed later in the fall to determine the session's viability.  We need 3 tables for the morning game to go ahead.  Please register by 7 pm Wednesday to ensure we have enough tables.
24th September 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Barb Baldwin
24th September 2018
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
24th September 2018
Bridge for Beginners 1
7:00 pm
Director: Randy & Marilyn Bennett
Morning - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Marilyn Bennett
Dealer: Marilyn Walbourne
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Roy Perry
Dealer: Brenda Conway