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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 on the left.

Christmas Dinner - December 13th

The BOTE Christmas dinner will take place on Thursday, December 13th (11:30 arrival to allow time for seating).  Cost: $15.00 (a BOTE subsidized price).  Due to Fire Safety Regulations at the Club, 130 is the maximum number of seats availableTickets are for BOTE paid-in-full members only and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis from the Club Manager or Director before each session beginning on November 22nd.

Following the dinner, the regular Thursday bridge sessions have been scheduled.  Registration is via the BOTE website.  The maximum number of players for both the 99er sessions and the regular pairs sessions will be a combined total of 96 persons due to seating availability.

Principles of IMPs versus MPs - need an instructor

With the addition of a trial period for IMP games (one/month), we would like to offer one lesson (1.5 hour session) in January on the bridge principles of IMPs vs MPs.  The honorarium will be $75.  This will be offered free to our members.  If you are interested in offering this course, please respond to the Education Committee by Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Call for Proposals - Winter 2019

This is a call for proposals for a set of lessons for Winter, 2019.

Call for Proposals - Winter 2019.docx

Please forward your proposal by Tuesday, Nov. 27/18. 

Encyclopedia of No Trump - 2 part series with Roy Perry

Roy Perry is offering a 2-part interactive series of seminars for serious students:  Encyclopedia of No Trump.  They will take place from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm on Monday, Dec. 3rd and 10th.  The $20 fee for this series will be collected at the first class.  Sorry but the class is now full.   If you would like to be put on the Wait List in case someone drops out, please email Judy at   Click on the link for more information.

Encyclopedia of No Trump - 2 sessions with Roy Perry.pdf

Come Play With Us: Bridge for Beginners 2 - Gloria Stone

This set of 7 lessons ($70) is offered Monday nights (7-9 pm) beginning November 5th.  Lessons are followed by a series of practice hands, each concluded by discussion of the bidding, opening leads, and effective play strategies.

November 19:  Overcalls and Responses

November 26:  Takeout Doubles and Responses

December 3:  Major Suit Openings and Responses

December 10:  Minor Suit Openings and Responses

December 17:  Weak 2 Bids and Responses

Inclement Weather

Kindly note that BOTE policy is to close the club if the schools are closed due to weather-related issues.  In the event of inclement weather, please check the club website for updates.

What's Happening in November
Nov 26 and 29 - charity games (silver)
Nov  27 (afternoon) - IMP Pairs
Comfort and Safety - Winter is coming. Layer up!

The temperature at the Swilers Club has been set for winter weather.  We are respectfully requested not to touch the thermostats as that can cause them to error.  Kindly direct any concerns to the club manager.  We are also reminded to be careful in the parking lot, particularly during the evening or icy conditions.  Vehicles should be locked and valuables kept out of sight.

19th November 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Joan FitzGerald
Dealer: Marlene Greey
19th November 2018
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
20th November 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Susan Follett
Morning - Open Pairs
Director: Jonathan Cook
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Sandra Tobin
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Rahul Chandra