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.
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
The club provides hand sanitizers for your convenience. Please do your part to prevent sharing germs.
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.
BOTE's Longest Day fundraising takes place June 17th to 20th. There will be a table for monetary donations (cash or cheques accepted). Cheques should be made out to "Alzheimer Society of NL". Sorry but we are unable to accept credit cards, debit, or e-transfers. If you prefer to donate online, please make sure you indicate that you are a BOTE member donating as part of our Longest Day Fundraiser.
A Silent Auction is taking place as part of the fundraising events. Items for the auction can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Winners will be decided on Thursday, June 20th and are asked to pay on that day.
Longest Day 2019 - Silent Auction Items.pdf
We encourage our members to be generous and help us raise money for this worthy cause. Your donations help the Alzheimer Society offer services and support to people with dementia and their family and caregivers.
Marilyn Bennett is offering Supervised Play at our club on Weds. June 19th at 10 am. This is not a sanctioned game. Bridge players only need a partner for this event. Cost is $10/person. Registration is online.
All the money collected will be donated to Alzheimer Society as cash donation. Come and join the fun! Help us raise money for a worthy cause!
Tuesdays (9:30-11:30 am). $10, pay as you go. Book online. Check out the link below for further details.
June 25th: Introduction to Carding: Definitions, Purposes, Classifications, Basics, Protocol & Examples.
July 2nd: Will build on from the Introduction & offer a more advanced approach to Defensive Carding with innovative techniques that are used at the higher levels of competitive bridge.
July 9th: Will complete the troika with an emphasis on hidden cards, suit preference drills & false carding to offer an advanced approach to Deception & card reading with state-of-the-art techniques that are prominent in competitive duplicate circles.
Defensive Carding Techniques - 2019.pdf
The June 11th class will concentrate on 2 Club bids with balanced 2NT, 3NT, and 4NT hands. The class will begin with a review of the NT family of bids. Activities include: practice bidding and rebidding (2D Waiting, Autonomous Bids by Responder, Stayman, Jacoby Transfer, Cuebid, Quantitative, Gerber, Pass); dealing with interference; reaching the best contract; 8 prepared boards with 2 Club openers to play in NT partials, game or slam. As well, there will be Suited boards when the partnership finds an agreeable suit through Stayman or Jacoby Transfer.
The June 18th class will focus on opening 2 Clubs with Suited Hands. The plan for this class will follow basic principles of bidding and responses as discussed in the previous lesson. Included will be the second negative by responder and cuebidding towards slam when a strong fit has been established.
Activities for this class will follow the format of the June 11th class. Participants will have a number of practice activities to promote bidding agility with suited hands. Then we will play 8 prepared boards based on a particular suit in a partial, a game or a slam contract.
Looking forward to seeing you there. JH
Gloria Stone is offering a 6-week course held on Monday nights (7-9 pm) beginning May 6. Designed to refine and extend your knowledge of bidding and play while focusing on Notrump bidding and responses, opening of a major/minor and responses, and subsequent responses by both the opener and responder. An interactive lesson followed by practice hands with assistance if requested. There will be a review of the bidding and the main parts of the play after the hand is finished. June 17: Weak 2s
June 17-20: Charity Games (silver)
June 20: IMP Pairs
June 24-27: North American Pairs (red/silver)
The BOTE Administrative Board will be meeting on Thursday, June 20th. If members have any ideas, concerns or questions they would like addressed, please mention them to any Board member in person or by email.
Registration for classes is available online. Be sure to take advantage of these great educational opportunities.
BOTE Spring-Summer Lessons 2019.pdf
Paid BOTE members are given priority for booking lessons. Therefore, only paid members can register for classes during the first 3 days of each month. Classes are then open to "Non-Paid BOTE Members" and others. Beginning June 1st, there will no longer be Wait Lists kept for classes that are booked to capacity. We encourage members to keep watching for spaces that become available in heavily subscribed classes. Everyone is encouraged to do their own bookings online.