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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

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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.

Swiss Team Game - September 26th

On Tuesday, Sept. 26th, instead of the regular Pairs game, there will be a Swiss team event.  It will be based upon the 'eight is enough' concept.  This means that teams will consist of a mixture of four players of A, B and C ranking where A=3; B=2 and C=1.  No team can be comprised of players totalling more than eight ranking points.  This will make for a more even competition.  eg. a team may have two A players and two C players; or a team may have four B players; and so on.  The master point cut off totals are:  A is 800 or more, B is 300-799 and C is less than 300.  If you're not an ACBL member, estimate where you fall in these rankings.  If in doubt, consult Rahul or Brian Collins.

Teams should register online, just as pairs do, except you should list three partners instead of just one.  Everyone is responsible for putting their own teams together.

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.  Following the lesson there will be practice play with a number of boards designed to reflect the day's lesson.  Randy and Marilyn will be active in guiding and mentoring you through your bidding decisions and subsequent play. 
If you want to master your bidding, this class is for you.
L'Arche - "Evening of Bridge" - September 27th (7-10 pm)

On Wednesday, September 27th, L'Arche is inviting you to an "Evening of Bridge" from 7-10 pm at St. Pius X Parish Hall.  L'Arche is a national and international organization that establishes homes, programs, and communities for adults with intellectual disabilities.  All funds raised from this event will go towards the establishment of L'Arche homes in the Avalon area.  Please see the link for further information.   LArche Avalon Poster.pdf

Update:  Marilyn and Randy Bennett have generously offered to attend and help the play along where needed.  Most of you will know the impact this couple has had on Bridge education in this area.  Lunch will be served.  Come and support this worthy cause.

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 first two lessons will take place on October 2nd and October 9th.  The third lesson will not be until November 13th but 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. 

 

October 2nd:  An introduction and a look at how judgement and conventions determine the final contract.  A look at the most common conventions (Stayman, Checkback Stayman, Puppet Stayman, Jacoby Transfers).

October 9th:  A look at Negative Doubles & Blackwood/Keycard Blackwood.

Completing Your Convention Card - Oct. 24 & 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.

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.  Please note that October 2nd and October 9th have been cancelled but they have been replaced by lessons on October 30th and November 6th (last lesson).  Sorry, but the September 18th, Sept 25th, October 16th, Oct 23rd, and Oct 30th lessons are now fully booked.  Please make sure you sign up for lessons to ensure a spot.

Boss is Away Sale!

We're taking advantage of our Treasurer's absence to go wild.  We're going to continue our birthday gift to ourselves of half price table fees for the rest of September.  What's more, we've already decided what we're giving ourselves for Christmas - another month of $5 games in December!  Enjoy!

Administrative Board Minutes

The minutes of the latest Administrative Board meeting can be found here: Board Minutes - Sept 2017.pdf

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.

Thank You from Alzeiheimer Society

BOTE recently received a thank you letter for our contribution from our 2017 Alzeihmer Fundraiser.  If members would like a receipt, they should contact the Alzeihemer Society directly. 

A job well done!

Alzheimer Society - Thank You Letter.pdf

Bridge for Beginners - Marilyn Bennett

Last class is on Thursday, September 21st at 9:30 am.

Calendar
21st September 2017
Beginners Bridge Class
9:30 AM
  (Reservation)
21st September 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Eva Down
  (Partner?)
21st September 2017
Afternoon - 99ers
1:00 PM
  (Reservation)
Results
19th September 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: Barb Baldwin
19th September 2017
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
18th September 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Joy Hoskins
Boss is Away Sale!

We're taking advantage of our Treasurer's absence to go wild.  We're going to continue our birthday gift to ourselves of half price table fees for the rest of September.  What's more, we've already decided what we're giving ourselves for Christmas - another month of $5 games in December!  Enjoy!

Administrative Board Minutes

The minutes of the latest Administrative Board meeting can be found here: Board Minutes - Sept 2017.pdf

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.

Thank You from Alzeiheimer Society

BOTE recently received a thank you letter for our contribution from our 2017 Alzeihmer Fundraiser.  If members would like a receipt, they should contact the Alzeihemer Society directly. 

A job well done!

Alzheimer Society - Thank You Letter.pdf

Bridge for Beginners - Marilyn Bennett

Last class is on Thursday, September 21st at 9:30 am.

Calendar
21st September 2017
Beginners Bridge Class
9:30 AM
  (Reservation)
21st September 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Eva Down
  (Partner?)
21st September 2017
Afternoon - 99ers
1:00 PM
  (Reservation)
Results
19th September 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: Barb Baldwin
19th September 2017
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
18th September 2017
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Joy Hoskins