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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!

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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

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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.

What's Happening in October

October 22-25:  Charity games - silver points.

October 23rd:  IMP scoring on Open Pair games.  Click on the link for more information:

http://www.vcbridge.org/Writings/IMP%20Pairs%20Strategy.pdf

Team Game - October 29th - "8 is enough"

Club Appreciation Teams:   Monday, October 29th. 

The teams of 4 players must be constructed according to "8 is enough" where an A player (800+ masterpoints) is worth 3, a B (300-799) is 2, and a C (0-299) is 1.  A valid team is AACC, ABBC, BBBB, or any number of C players can replace others. This event will award 5% gold points.

Please indicate all 4 team member names when signing up for this event.

Les Ms Choir Bridge Fundraiser - November 3 (1-4 pm)

You are invited to an afternoon of bridge on Saturday, November 3rd (1-4 pm) at St. David's Church.  Cost is $15.  Bring your own cards.  Tea break with refreshments, prizes, 50/50 draw and entertainment.  Tables must be booked by Thursday, November 1st.  Les Ms Choir is planning to sing in Carnegie Hall in March 2019.  Funds raised will help their choristers get there.  Click on the link for more information.    Les Ms Fundraiser Poster Nov 3 2018.pdf

Les Ms and Friends is also holding an annual Sing for Care concert on October 28th (7 pm) at Holy Heart.  This event supports the Patient & Family Support Fund of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.

Earn GOLD - Wednesday, October 31 (1 pm)

Earn GOLD at the club.  The Club will host an ABCL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 1pm.  Registrants will have the chance to earn one gold point if they win a section top at the club.  You win the tricks.  We’ll supply the treats.  Booking is now available.

Come Play With Us: Bridge for Beginners 2

This set of seven lessons will be offered by Gloria Stone on Monday nights from 7-9 pm beginning November 5th at the Swiler's Club, 100 Crosbie Road.

The lessons will build upon and consolidate the fundamental bidding concepts covered in the Beginner 1 course.  In addition, new concepts including overcalls and takeout doubles will be introduced.  There will be ongoing instruction, guidance, and practice to develop defence and declarer play.  The class, which will be interactive and hands on, will begin with a lesson followed by a series of practice hands, each concluded by discussion of the bidding, opening leads, and effective play strategies.

The fee for this set of lessons is $70.  Preference will be given to those presently enrolled in the Beginner 1 lessons at BOTE.  Payment by those taking Beginners 1 will be collected on Monday, October 22 and October 29 prior to the lesson.  If you are unable to pay at this time, please contact education@bridgeontheedge.ca to arrange your payment.  If extra spaces are available, open registration will be available on November 1st.

Beginners 2 is a great opportunity to improve your bridge.

Slam Dunk: Bidding & Playing Slam Hands - Randy Bennett

Oct. 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6 (9:30 - 11:30 am).  Topics include bidding and playing slam in: NT auctions, major and minor suit auctions, and mixed auctions.  Class capacity is 40.  

Sorry, classes are filled.

Bridge for Beginners 1 - Randy & Marilyn Bennett

7 lessons from Sept. 10th - Oct. 29th (7-9 pm).  No class on Oct. 8th.  Topics:  Introduction to Bridge, major and minor suit openings and responses,  NT openings and responses.  Sorry, classes are filled.

Game Fees for Members

Effective October 1st until further notice:  All games will be $10.00 with the exception of games in December and March which will be $5.00 per session.

Thursday AM Sanctioned Games (9:30 am) - 21 boards
We need 3 tables for the AM games to go ahead.   Please register by 7 PM Wednesday to ensure enough tables.
Calendar
23rd October 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs (IMP scoring)
1:00 PM
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Pramila Paddock
  (Reservation)
23rd October 2018
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
23rd October 2018
Evening - Open Pairs
7:00 PM
Director: Marilyn Bennett
  (Reservation)
Results
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Mary Lou Martin
Morning Open Pairs
Director: Jonathan Cook
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Pauline Mackey