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Become a Member for only $15. Annual renewal fee of $10.  Benefits awarded to members in good standing include voting privileges, a complimentary name tag, subsidized Christmas dinner, and some reduced game costs at specified periods of time.  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.

Hand Sanitizer

The club provides hand sanitizers for your convenience.  Please do your part to prevent sharing germs.

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, see the "Information" menu on the left.

2019 Longest Day Fundraiser

BOTE had another successful year with our fundraiser for the Longest Day 2019.  A donation of $4,000.00 was raised at the club and presented to the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.   We have asked the Society to provide us with a letter indicating the grand total of contributions once the direct and on-line contributions have been tallied.

Alzheimer Fundraiser Letter 2019 - from Dan Regan.pdf

Special thanks go to our Longest Day Committee members:  Dan Regan, Shakti Chandra, Laura Flynn, Marylou Leeman, and Madonna Wadden.  Many hours were spent making this event a great success.  Thanks to Marilyn Bennett, Richard Lash, and Janet Parsons for devoting their time and talent to the supervised play fundraiser.  Thanks also go to those who donated items for BOTE's silent auction, to those who purchased them and/or made donations, and to Rick Comerford who reviewed our collections and verified them against our supporting documentation.  Well done everyone!

Minutes - June 20th Board Meeting

Minutes from the June 20th  Board Meeting are now available on our website under the blue Information tab.  The link below has been provided for your convenience.  Please take time to review these minutes to keep updated with important information.

Board Minutes - June 20 2019.pdf

Defensive Carding Techniques - Roy Perry & Barbara Rhoades

Tuesdays (9:30-11:30 am).  $10, pay as you go.  Book online.  Check out the link below for further details. 

July 2ndIntroduction to Carding:  Definitions, Purposes, Classifications, Basics, Protocol & Examples. 

July 9th:  An emphasis on hidden cards, suit preference drills and false carding to offer an advanced approach to deception and card reading with state-of-the-art techniques that are prominent in competitive duplicate circles.

Defensive Carding Techniques - 2019.pdf

Loser Trick Count - Randy Bennett
Randy Bennett is offering a lesson on Loser Trick Count on Tuesday, July 16th (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Lesson fee:  $10.  Registration is available online.
 
Complete summary of:  the introduction to "Loser Trick Count" by Ron Klinger then a major improvement to the LTC by Jeff Rubens in his book "Secrets to Winning Bridge" along with Mel Colchamiro's contribution to improving LTC in his award winning book "You can Play Like an Expert (Without Having to Be One)", and finally "The Finishing Touch for LTC" an article by Randy Bennett.
Slam Class #4(continued from last fall) - Randy Bennett

Slam Class #4(cont'd. from last fall) with Randy BennettTuesday, July 23rd (9:30 am to 11:30 am).
Lesson fee:  $10.  Registration is available online.

Already covered in slam classes 1, 2 and 3 were bidding slams in: NT auctions, Major Suit auctions and Minor Suit auctions.  Slam Class #4 covers slams in mixed auctions, where the suit (or NT) are not immediately established or apparent.  This class considers important topics such as responding to: reverses, 4th suit forcing, jump shifts, noname (that's right, no name), and my favorite which is a Marty Bergen invention, 5N pick a slam.  All in all, this class is fun, because we all want to get to our makeable slams!!
Bid and Play - Gloria Stone

BID and PLAY with Gloria Stone on  July 30th (9:30 am -11:30 am).  Fee: $10.  Registration online.

This session will begin with 10 - 15 minutes devoted to discarding followed by prepared practice hands covering a variety of bridge concepts.  Assistance will be given with the bidding and/or play if requested.  Like "Supervised Play",  there will be a review of the bidding and main parts of the play after each hand.

What's Happening in June

June 24-27: 

North American Pairs

(red/silver)

What's Happening in July

July 1-4:
Club Championship

- silver


July 8:  ACBL Wide Instant Matchpoint

July 9-11:     NAP - red/silver

July 15-18:   Charity Games - silver

July 22-28:   NAP - red/silver

July 29:        NAP - red/silver

Canadian Bridge Federation

The CBF mission is to promote bridge within Canada and protect and advance the national interests of Canadian bridge teams and players for international bridge competition.  We urge all Canadian bridge players to be members of the CBF.  See below for more information.

CBF Brochure.pdf 

CBF - Why Join.pdf

Calendar
27th June 2019
Open Pairs - MORNING
9:30 AM
Director: Jonathan Cook
  (Reservation)
27th June 2019
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Randy Bennett
Dealer: Nellie Burke
  (Partner?)
27th June 2019
Afternoon - 99ers
1:00 PM
  (Reservation)
Results
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Roy Perry
Dealer: Eva Down
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Brian Collins
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: Pramila Paddock