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For 2020-21, Membership has been set at $20 for returning and new members. Benefits awarded to members in good standing include voting privileges and a one time complimentary name tag. New members are asked to fill out a membership form
and send it to

You can  etransfer $20 to 
Password Swilers

Membership Application.pdf



Library:The "Information" tab
above provides a list of bridge books.


Please remember that Bridge on the Edge is a scent-free bridge club. We have several members who are severely allergic to scent.

Welcome to Bridge On The Edge

Web Site

Welcome to the website of Bridge on the Edge, based 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.  Due to Covid -19 all our games are presently online.  

Please check with any Board member if you need additional information.

Board of Administration Meeting

Your board of administration will be holding their next meeting on Thursday June 17th.  If you have any questions or concerns you would like to raise, please contact any Board member.


Wow!!  Can you believe it we’re almost at the longest day of the year already  . . where does the time go??  As all BOTE/ACBL members know this means the annual ACBL wide Longest Day fundraiser, in support of the Alzheimers Association, is also just round the corner.  Previously our club has raised over $4,000 (2019) and $1,000 (2020) for this very worthy cause. Can we do better this year??  Let’s try as all money raised by us goes to our local St. John’s Alzheimer's chapter. 

BOTE will be running two games online supporting the fundraiser, one on Sunday 20th June at 1:35pm and again on Monday 21st June at our regular afternoon game, 1:35pm.  All the fees for those games will go to the Longest Day.  Additionally BOTE is having a RED point week, all games for the week of the 21st June will cost $6 and award 1/2 red points, wahoooo!  Can you afford not to play??  Book your favourite partner now!

Obviously we will not all be playing online, that does not mean, however, that we cannot support the cause.  Online donations will be very gratefully accepted by our local Alzheimer Association at  Further details on how to donate are given below.  Don’t forget to mention BOTE when you donate. As one of our long time players said last year “Play or pay”, 😅

See you at our virtual club (for now).

Your online team

FAQ about donations to our Alzheimer’s Association
How to Donate?
Online -
mail - cheques to 835 Topsail Road, Unit 107, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 3J6 (please do not send cash in the mail)

What do Donations Support?
Donations help support research and our programs and services, which we are still delivering (some in different ways) during Covid times. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.  

How to get my Donation Recognized for BOTE?
When making an online donation, in the 'additional comments' section, please note "in support of BOTE" .This way, the society can easily identify those donations related to BOTE. 
If someone does not note this information, it will just look like someone from the public submitted a general donation, and will not get captured in the BOTE total. 

Will I get a Tax Receipt?
Receipts get issued for donations over $10. If you submit a donation online, a receipt will be emailed to them at a later date. We normally obey a two week receipt time period, but during these different times, please note receipting periods may be delayed. However, you will receive a receipt. If it is longer than three-four weeks and you are still waiting, please feel free to contact the society and we can provide you with an update. 
For donations that are mailed, their receipt will be mailed to them, as long as their name and address is provided. Please note, there may be mailing delays before we get your donation, and then more delays for sending out the receipt. We assure you, you will be issued a receipt, but please be patient during these times. 

For further information or questions on donations regarding BOTE, please contact Denver Newman, Events Planner at 709-576-0608 or
BOTE 2019-2021 in Review
BOTE 2019-2021 in Review

Here is a compilation of everything your Board has done on your behalf since the last AGM in 2019. It certainly has been an interesting and busy time.  If you need to know any further details please contact a Board member. 
The next Board meeting will be held on June 17th, 2021 if there is anything you would like raised. 

Thanks to all our dedicated online players who are keeping our club alive, we truly appreciate your support.  Here’s hoping we can get back to playing face to face soon.

Stay safe, get your vaccine and keep hoping this will soon end.

President Brain, VP Roy, Treasurer Rick, Secretary Judith and Members Anne, Fran and Susan.

2019-2021 BOTE in Review.pdf

Notice of Motion to amend the Constitution
Notice of Motion to amend the Constitution

At the next AGM the Board of Administration will propose two amendments to the constitution as noted below. Rationale for the amendments is also given:

1. Article 7 Term of Office for Members of the Administrative Board a) Each member shall hold office until the AGM following the member’s election and shall be eligible for re-election. In order to achieve continuity within the Administrative Board, it is proposed that this section be amended as follows: a) Each member shall hold office for a period of two (2) years following the member’s election and shall be eligible for re-election. If adopted, and to facilitate the transition, it is suggested that for 2021 four members will be elected to serve for two years and three members be elected for one year. For 2022 three members be elected for two years. In subsequent years three or four members will be elected for two years.

2. Article 15 Annual General Meeting of BOTE and Quorum As BOTE now employs the services of a Chartered Accountant, it is proposed that sections c) iii and v be amended as follows: iii. Receipt and acceptance of an independently prepared statement of accounts at the end of the financial year of BOTE v. delete Further information may be obtained from the BOTE web page or by contacting any members of the BOTE Board of Administration.

REMINDER----BOTE online Monday

Reminder! Next BOTE online game
June 14th @ 1:35 pm (open)

How’s your preparation going?  

Have you signed up for BBO?  

Got your bridge bucks? 

Had a practise game to get used to the interface?  

Lined up a partner, (who will have to be online when you register after 11:35 am for the afternoon games and 5:00 pm for the evening)?

If you need a partner, try using the partnership tab associated with the BOTE game on the BBO website.
This is only available two hours before the game. Another option is the BOTE website but that depends on people checking there and a third option is to play with a robot! They are extremely good declarers, smiley.

*Asked for help if you need it? *Please do it today, not the morning of the game.*

Looking forward to seeing you online.

To review results go to and open appropriate file date.

What's Happening in June


Monday 1:35pm  24 boards, six min rounds

Tuesday 1:45pm 0-750 MPs  21 boards, seven min rounds
Tuesday 7:00pm  21 boards, six min rounds

Thursday 1:35pm 24 boards six min round

Book Club
Book Club


Don’t forget to check out our virtual book club under the member's message section!

ACBL Calendar of Events

ACBL has a tentative event schedule which can be accessed through the following link: 

ACBL Calendar of Events 2021.pdf

BBO Tips

Use "Search” (top right) in the ACBL Virtual club section to find the BOTE game easily.

If your bid should be alerted, then before you make your bid, type the alert and a full explanation into the space labelled "Alert”. Then bid. Only the opponents can see the alert so you are not telling your partner what your bid means. For example if you are bidding 3 clubs after a 1 spade opener, don’t just say ‘Bergen’, say '4 card support 10-12 pts

In ACBL games, the director can not "undo" an action. So if your concerned about clicking the wrong bid or selecting the wrong card, you can select "confirm bid" or "confirm play" in Account-Settings - just be mindful this will add time to your play! 

Language of bridge online:

Find or Become a Partner on BBO:
Please access the following link: BBO_Partners.pdf

How to fill out a Convention Card on BBO:

15th June 2021
Afternoon - Under 750 pts
1:45 PM
15th June 2021
Evening - Open Pairs
7:00 PM
17th June 2021
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:35 PM
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Afternoon - Under 750 pts