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

Annual Membership Benefits - Due by May 1st

We will begin collecting BOTE annual membership fees ($15 per person) on Thursday, February 15th.  The fees should be forwarded to the Director or Club Manager.  We encourage membership.

The deadline for payment is May 1st, 2018.

The following benefits shall be awarded to members in good standing:

  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting/Special Club Meetings
  • One free game at a set date during the year.
  • Complimentary name tag, if desired
  • Subsidized Christmas dinner/party
  • $5 for all games throughout the month of May, 2018 (non-members: $10)
Practice Makes Perfect (Emphasis on Common Conventions) by Janet Hannaford and Gloria Stone

Beginning February 1st, Gloria and Janet will begin Jacoby Transfers.  Topics include:  Jacoby Transfers for the Majors, Stopping in Partscore in a Major Suit, Inviting Game in a Major Suit, Bidding Game in a Major Suit, Opener's Rebid after the Transfer, The Subsequent Auction, Signing Off in a Minor Suit, When the Opponents Interfere, Responding to 2NT and 3NT.  Elements of Play and Defense will be discussed with the practice boards.

February 22nd lesson will include:  Responding to 2NT, Responding to 3NT, Responding to 1NT with a long minor and an invitational hand.  Most of the class will be practice with hands related to concepts covered and following the usual format...discussing the bidding, elements of play, and defense after each hand.

Reminder:  Please bring handouts from class and make payments in bills. 
No coinage please.
More Improved Bidding, Duplicate Decisions & Advanced Concepts by Tom Dale

Tom's remaining four lessons (Mondays: 9:30-11:30 am) will resume in March.   $10/lesson.  These lessons are devised to improve your game as a Bidder, Declarer, and Defender.  Employing both theory and practice, Tom's classes are designed to apply the mental aspects of our Game that allows the average player to graduate from their current level to a higher plane.  The 2/1 System will be the basis of this seminar series with a strong emphasis on Defense. 

March lessons:

5.  March 5th:  Interfering over opponents' 1NT opener: Cappelletti, DONT, Landy.
6.  March 12th:  Slam bidding.
7.  March 19th:  Doubles and redoubles - takeout, support, and penalty.
8.  March 26th:  Competitive bidding - sacrificing, bidding one more or going quietly.

The sessions will have one hour of demonstration and the last hour for playing hands to reinforce.  All players are welcome but these lessons will deal with material for intermediate and advanced players.

Play of the Hand Lessons - April

Richard Lash will be teaching a series of 8 lessons on "Play of the Hand" beginning April 3rd.  This course is designed for advanced and intermediate bridge players who wish to improve their declarer play. Through this course one will learn how to make contracts that would appear impossible and how to play to guarantee the making of a contract with possible over tricks.  Relevant activities will be given and discussed with a number of practice deals to reinforce the concepts introduced.  After each board is finished, it will be discussed with an emphasis on declarer play. 

Registration for this course will be available in March.

The topics to be covered are: 1) how to play suit combinations, 2) blocking the opponents' communication, 3) communication problems, 4) trump entries; timing; and ruffing losers in dummy, 5) trump control problems, 6) choosing the master hand, the cross ruff and ruffing in the long hand, 7) going with the odds, and 8) clues from the opening lead and the bidding.

First Lesson - April 3rd:  How to Play Suit Combinations

  • The Finesse
  • Lead Toward Honor Cards
  • To finesse, or to play for the drop
  • Restricted Choice
  • Safety Plays
  • When Entry Cards are Limited
  • When an Opponent Leads the Suit
Tuesday Evenings

Until further notice, Tuesday evening games will be $5 with a maximum of 24 boards/game.

Poem: Giving Up Bridge

Thanks to Joan FitzGerald for sharing this poem:

Giving Up Bridge.pdf

Thanks Anne

Thanks to Anne Hughes for your recent lessons on how to fill out your convention card.

Calendar
20th February 2018
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
  (Reservation)
22nd February 2018
Practice Makes Perfect
9:30 AM
Director: Stone/Hannaford
  (Reservation)
22nd February 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Joan FitzGerald
Dealer: Shirley Ryan
  (Partner?)
Results
20th February 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Richard Lash
Dealer: Pauline Mackey
20th February 2018
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
19th February 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Roy Perry
Dealer: Helen Sullivan
Tuesday Evenings

Until further notice, Tuesday evening games will be $5 with a maximum of 24 boards/game.

Poem: Giving Up Bridge

Thanks to Joan FitzGerald for sharing this poem:

Giving Up Bridge.pdf

Thanks Anne

Thanks to Anne Hughes for your recent lessons on how to fill out your convention card.

Calendar
20th February 2018
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
  (Reservation)
22nd February 2018
Practice Makes Perfect
9:30 AM
Director: Stone/Hannaford
  (Reservation)
22nd February 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Joan FitzGerald
Dealer: Shirley Ryan
  (Partner?)
Results
20th February 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Richard Lash
Dealer: Pauline Mackey
20th February 2018
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
19th February 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Roy Perry
Dealer: Helen Sullivan