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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!


Become a Member.  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


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.

Message from the BOTE Board

The current Constitution of the club empowers, but does not require, the Board to have an audit conducted annually by an independent and qualified auditor.  Having investigated the availability and costs of contracting for such an audit, the Board has decided that doing this cannot be justified at the moment given the small size of the club and its finances.and the Board's general satisfaction with the state of the club's accounting systems.  The Board feels instead that an internal review by a review committee made up of several respected and competent members will be sufficient to determine whether there are any significant problems or changes which need to be addressed.  This is the approach which will be taken in preparation for the upcoming AGM in May of this year.  Richard Comerford, Susan Follett and Marguerite Noonan have kindly agreed to serve on the committee for this year.

To clarify this for future years, the Board is proposing that section 5 d) of the constitution be changed from:

"Ensure that an independent and qualified auditor conducts an annual review of the finances of BOTE."


"Ensure that a respected and qualified committee of club members is appointed to conduct a review of the club's financial systems, statements and accounts and to report the results of this review to the membership at the Annual General Meeting each year.  The review committee may also recommend, or the membership may elect, to proceed with an external audit."


This change will be presented to the membership at the next AGM for a vote to change the constitution accordingly.

Education Committee Survey

The Education Committee needs your help!  They would like feedback from club members regarding what lessons we would like to see offered to assist in expanding our bridge knowledge and skills.  Please take the time to complete the survey located in the top left hand corner of our website entitled "Education Survey". 

Deadline for completion:  March 25, 2018John Goold has kindly agreed to review the completed surveys and summarize the responses.  This data will impact future educational programs at BOTE.  Your response will be valued.

More Improved Bidding, Duplicate Decisions & Advanced Concepts by Tom Dale

Tom Dale's last lesson is on Monday, March 26th (9:30-11:30 am)

It will be on Competitive bidding - sacrificing, bidding one more or going quietly.

Practice Makes Perfect II: Janet Hannaford & Gloria Stone

Practice Makes Perfect II (Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am) will follow the same format as the first series of lessons with a minimum of one hour of play.  A number of conventions and topics will be covered associated with major suit openings and responses......Jacoby 2NT, Jordan 2NT, Reverse Bergen, Reverse Drury, forcing rebids (reverses, jump shifts) and nonforcing rebids by Opener, forcing (including fourth suit forcing) and nonforcing rebids by Responder, cuebidding, Rule of 15, Rule of 20, safety plays, end plays......

March 22, Lesson 1:   Major suit  openings and responses, Rule of 20, Jacoby 2NT

Play of the Hand Lessons: Richard Lash

Richard's "Play of the Hand" series begins Tuesday, April 3rd (9:30-11:30 am).  Designed for advanced and intermediate bridge players who wish to improve their declarer play, this course will teach us 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.

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.

ACBL Wide Seniors Pairs - March 19th

March 19th was an ACBL Wide Seniors Pairs event restricted to players born before Jan. 1, 1959.  An analysis by Barry Rigal can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Senior Pairs Anaylsis - March 19th.pdf

Annual Membership Fees - Due by May 1st

Deadline:  May 1st ($15/person)

Check out the benefits of membership in the Bulletin column of the BOTE website.

22nd March 2018
Practice Makes Perfect II
9:30 AM
Director: Stone/Hannaford
22nd March 2018
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Shakti Chandra
22nd March 2018
Afternoon - 99ers
1:00 PM
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Jonathan Cook
Dealer: Pauline Mackey
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Joan FitzGerald
ACBL Wide Senior Pairs
Director: Roy Perry
Dealer: Mary Lou Martin