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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 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.

ACBL Silver Linings Week Jan 18-24, 2021
ACBL Silver Linings Week Jan 18-24, 2021

Any ACBL Virtual Club game that starts between 12:01 a.m. on Monday, January 18, and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, will automatically be included in the event.

All games will pay DOUBLE regular club masterpoints, and the points awarded will be SILVER instead of black.

You do not need to do anything special to participate in these games; Virtual Club play is automatically included.

This is not a STaC (Sectional Tournament at the Club). There will be no overalls or combining of scores. It’s your regular club game with new, temporary conditions.

BOTE will be offering a weekly 0-499 MP game, Tuesday afternoons, 1:45pm, 21 boards, 7 minutes per round for a trial period.  We need at least five tables to make the game viable so grab your favourite partner and sign up on BBO on Tuesday this upcoming week and every Tuesday thereafter.  
To play in this game you have to be an ACBL member, however, at the moment the ACBL is offering free trial memberships so why not give it a whirl?? The link to guest membership is
If you need to find a partner for the game there are three options available:-
- you can sign up on the BOTE website for the game and indicate you need a partner;
- in the two hours before game time you can use the partnership option on BBO on the BOTE game tab; or 
- contact info, and we will try to find you a partner. 
Remember, to play in the game you have sign up on BBO on Tuesday up to two hours before game time.  
If you have any questions or need help with getting started on BBO (fall is falling good time to start an indoor activity ☺️) contact  We’re here to help make your online experience a positive one. 
REMINDER----BOTE online Monday

Reminder! Next BOTE online game January 25th @ 1:35pm

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, we will try to help, email*

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 January
What's Happening in January

Monday 1:35pm  24 boards, six min rounds

Tuesday 1:45pm 0-499 MPs  21 boards, seven min rounds
Tuesday 7:00pm  21 boards, six min rounds

Thursday 1:35pm 24 boards six min rounds

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:

25th January 2021
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:35 PM
26th January 2021
Afternoon - Under 500 pts
1:45 PM
26th January 2021
Evening - Open Pairs
7:00 PM
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Afternoon - Under 500 pts
Afternoon - Under 500 pts