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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.

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 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.  Players are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before game time.

For a map & further information, see the "Information" menu on the left.

Board of Administration Meeting
Board of Administration Meeting

Your board of administration will be holding their next meeting on Monday July 6th.  If you have any items you would like to see added to the agenda please forward them to before Saturday July 4th at 6:00pm.


Judith McIntyre


REMINDER----BOTE online Monday

Reminder! Next BOTE online games are Monday July 6th  at 1:35 pm

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.

Updated Information for BOTE Online

BOTE is now successfully running online games, black points can now be earned online exactly the same as at our Club. Games are Monday and Thursdays at 1:35pm, 21 boards, and Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm, 18 boards, on BBO,  Registration for all games starts two hours before game time. After you log on to BBO, under "Featured Areas” you will see “Virtual Clubs”, click on that and then “ACBL North America”.  All BOTE games will be shown with Host: VACB265710 and our pair events will be clearly labeled BOTE, you can search for BOTE in the top right corner on the "ACBL North America" tab. These online Club games are open ONLY to BOTE members that have played at the actual club during the past year or who have bought memberships at BOTE, however there may be a substitute pair who are invited to play to prevent a sitout.   You and your partner must both be online for registration.  Cost is $5 US payable with BBO bridge bucks, which you can purchase online on BBO. A portion of the money goes towards BOTE to help with our ongoing expenses.

There are  21 or 18 boards in a game, three boards in a round which lasts 21 minutes. There has to be six tables for the game to proceed.  If there are less than six tables the game is cancelled and your money refunded. As it is a ACBL sanctioned game, there is a local Director available during the game, although most Director related problems like revokes, insufficient bids and leads out of turn are eliminated by computer technology. The Director may be called by accessing the three horizontal bars at the top right hand side of the screen when the game is in progress.  There are no ‘undos’ allowed during an ACBL game so be careful! You must alert your own bids before you make them.

Help is Available

If you need help getting started on BBO do not hesitate to email, we are happy to answer your questions.  If you need a partner email and we’ll try to connect you with someone.


1) Register on BBO, make sure to include your ACBL number when you do.  If you do not have an ACBL number contact with your BBO username.

2) Buy bridge bucks online, it is a safe and secure site.

3) Play some practice hands online to get used to the interface. 

4) Register for the game two hours before game time on game day, your partner must be online when you register.

5) Show up 10-15 minutes before start time and wait for the hands to show up.

6) Connect with your friends at the club, play bridge and have fun!

7) Repeat on next game day.

Looking forward to seeing you online.  If you have any comments or suggestions please email us at

What's Happening in July
What's Happening in July

BOTE is going online Mondays and Thursdays at 1:35 pm as well as Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm

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 into the space labelled "Alert”. Then bid.  Only the opponents can see the alert.

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

You can easily find a partner or offer to become a partner on your local Virtual Club or ACBL sponsored daily tournaments.
1. When you log in select FEATURED AREAS, then chose between Virtual Clubs(your local offerings) or ACBL World.
2. If you choose Virtual Clubs you will be taken to home page, click on ACBL North America to see list of available clubs for you.
3. If you choose ACBL World, you will be taken to see a list of current tournaments, running or pending, both individual & pairs
4. In either case, you want to select Pairs & Pending Games to either find or become a partner.
5. Click on any of the pending games only.
6. You will see a top bar, click Partnership Desk on the far right of your screen. The number of available partners shows like this in (brackets).
7. At bottom of page, click Add My Name, & I Will Pay Only for Myself & wait for an invite.
8.  To survey a player from those available on the list, you can click on their name to see if they look compatible. This does not invite them, it simply gives you the opportunity to look at the stuff they play.
9. If you then wish to invite this person, click on the invite block opposite their name and they will accept or decline you.
10. A Registration Successful message will appear on bottom right screen if you have found a partner for that particular game. If you don’t get this message, you can go back and invite another player.
If you require assistance with this or any process, your Help Desk is always there to guide you through it.

6th July 2020
Afternoon - BBO/BOTE Open pairs
1:35 PM
7th July 2020
Evening - BBO/BOTE Open pairs
7:00 PM
9th July 2020
Afternoon - BBO/BOTE Open pairs
1:35 PM
Afternoon - BBO/BOTE Open pairs
Evening - BBO/BOTE Open Pairs
Afternoon - BBO/BOTE Open Pairs