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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, please see the "Information" menu choice on the left.

Caption Contest Winner

As you may recall, in the latest newsletter, Shirley posted a caption contest for the picture on the right. Brian Shortall was asked to be the judge and he kindly agreed. He was given a list of the entries with no identifying information attached and from this list he chose the following winning entry:

Bridge Wear: A Weak Two Shoe

Congratulations and a free game go to author Heidi Janes. A big thank you also goes out to the others who submitted an entry. Brian tells me it was a very hard choice.

Tuesday Newcomer Games - Mentoring

Mentoring Change -Tuesday Newcomer Games

The Education Committee and mentoring coordinator, Gloria Stone, are recommending the following change to Tuesday Newcomer Games. ‎ The change will commence on October 3rd and will be reassessed in late December.  
 
When the number of tables is three or greater, a mentor will be present to assist and guide at the tables.  Directors will be responsible for the Newcomer Game when tables are fewer than three.  Notwithstanding, a request may be made to the mentor on call to alleviate the director's responsibilities when competitive table numbers are too high to manage both sections of the room adequately. 
 
A decision to provide a mentor will be made on Monday at 6:00 pm the night before, based on booking numbers.
We recommend ‎newcomers book early to ensure a mentor.
Completing Your Convention Card - Oct. 24th & 31st

Anne Hughes is giving lessons on October 24th and 31st (9:30-11:30 am) regarding completing your convention card.  Many thanks to Anne for making this information available.

Who's the Captain: Mastering Your Bidding Skills with Randy and Marilyn Bennett
Randy & Marilyn Bennett will teach an 8 week BIDDING class starting September 28th.  ‎ Emphasis will be on improving your bidding skills.  Randy will provide instruction for all levels while Marilyn will concentrate her time with the beginners group.  This course will improve and move your game to the next level through lessons on bidding, responding, rebidding; essentially, what makes you the Captain.  If you want to master your bidding, this class is for you.
Advanced Bidding & Conventions - Tom Dale

Tom Dale has kindly agreed to offer lessons again this semester.  All players are welcome but these lessons will deal with material for intermediate and advanced players.  There will be hands to practice material covered.  Tom's lessons will resume on November 13th and subsequent lessons will continue weekly after this.  Lessons are from 9:30-11:30 am and will cost $10/lesson on a pay as you go basisMembers need to sign up for these lessons online.

Lessons on Basic Defense - Deirdre Davis

Deirdre Davis is offering an 8-week course for newcomers, or anyone else who feels they need to brush up on basic defense.  Lessons are on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 am and will cost $10/lesson on a pay as you go basis.  Sorry, but the October 23rd, and 30th lessons are now fully booked.  November 6th is the last lesson.  Please sign up for lessons to ensure a spot.

Instant Matchpoint Game - October 25th-GOLD!

Earn Gold!  The ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game will be held Wednesday afternoon, October 25.  One gold point is awarded to section tops in both directions at each participating club.  Winners of the ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game will be recognized in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin and on the ACBL website.  Each player will receive a booklet with analysis of all 36 deals by Larry Cohen.  Check out the ACBL website for more details.

http://www.acbl.org/clubs_page/special-events/special-events-information/#102517

Coffee, Tea Services At Risk

We would like to remind everyone that we do not have clean-up staff to wash your cups, glasses, mugs and spoons after games, and we cannot leave the Swilers Club in a mess every day. This means that you must clean and put away your own containers and cutlery at the end of every session. The alternative is to bring your own containers and cutlery and take them home with you when you go.

Calendar
19th October 2017
Who's the Captain-Mastering Your Bidding Skills
9:30 AM
  (Reservation)
19th October 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Sandra Tobin
  (Reservation)
19th October 2017
Afternoon - 99ers
1:00 PM
  (Reservation)
Results
17th October 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: Fran Cook
17th October 2017
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
16th October 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Joan FitzGerald
Dealer: Helen Sullivan
Instant Matchpoint Game - October 25th-GOLD!

Earn Gold!  The ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game will be held Wednesday afternoon, October 25.  One gold point is awarded to section tops in both directions at each participating club.  Winners of the ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game will be recognized in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin and on the ACBL website.  Each player will receive a booklet with analysis of all 36 deals by Larry Cohen.  Check out the ACBL website for more details.

http://www.acbl.org/clubs_page/special-events/special-events-information/#102517

Coffee, Tea Services At Risk

We would like to remind everyone that we do not have clean-up staff to wash your cups, glasses, mugs and spoons after games, and we cannot leave the Swilers Club in a mess every day. This means that you must clean and put away your own containers and cutlery at the end of every session. The alternative is to bring your own containers and cutlery and take them home with you when you go.

Calendar
19th October 2017
Who's the Captain-Mastering Your Bidding Skills
9:30 AM
  (Reservation)
19th October 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Sandra Tobin
  (Reservation)
19th October 2017
Afternoon - 99ers
1:00 PM
  (Reservation)
Results
17th October 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: Fran Cook
17th October 2017
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
16th October 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Joan FitzGerald
Dealer: Helen Sullivan