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For 2023 Membership has been set at $25 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 $25 to 

Password Swilers

Membership Application.pdf


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


BOTE Reopening Waiver
Reopening Waiver.pdf


A link has been established that will allow
members to send ONE (1) email message
that will be viewed by ALL Board Members:


2023 BOTE Membership Renewal
2023 BOTE Membership Renewal

As November rolls in, it's once again time for all interested players to renew their BOTE
membership for 2023. Even though the past few years have been challenging from a financial
perspective, the Board has decided to keep the Annual Membership Fee at $25.00 , as it has been for the past two years.
The Membership Fee provides a valuable source of revenue during these struggling times. More importantly, it confirms to the Club and the Board
that our members remain interested in Duplicate Bridge and are committed to keeping our organization alive and well in St John's.
Fees may be paid by cheque or cash at any event at BOTE. Fees can also be sent by e-transfer
to (use Swilers as the answer to the security question). Cheques can
also be mailed to Treasurer, 5 Birmingham St., St. John's, NL , A1E 5C6.
Some people (including new members)have recently paid their fees and these have been applied 
against the 2023 membership fee. Specific receipts will be provided to those who request same.
In addition to the regular $25 fee, any member who wishes to include an extra donation in the way of
a ‘well wishes’ contribution to the Club can do so. It will be gratefully accepted and put towards lowering
our yearly expenses and meeting our break-even goals.
Thank you for your ongoing support to Bridge on the Edge.


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.  We are transitioning back to live play - see details below.

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

Members who want to use the member's functions (ie bookings etc), please ensure you've accessed the site using the bridgeweb link

No French Hens or Golden Rings But Great December New from BOTE

The fall has been really positive for our club with gradually increasing table numbers and December is shaping up to continue the fun times at BOTE!  We have lots of special events planned, so drop by and make merry - we are bringing black the popular Individual game on the 19th December, you don’t need a partner for this one, just sign up and you will enjoy a hand with a different player all afternoon. If you like variety, spontaneity & challenge, mark this one down on your calendar- so come all you faithful. Then to keeps thing jolly we are hosting the well-liked Swiss team game on December 29th. Shake off the turkey blahs, put on something seasonal and come enjoy the last game of the year. Sign up with a partner, we can’t supply partridges or turtle doves, but we will guarantee to give you a great team.

We will have a modest, but Merry Christmas celebration on Monday 19th December, as a social warm-up just before the individual game. We plan to have delicious hot pizza ready for you at noon, so time-plan for that. Also, please sign up for this on our webpage so we know approximately how many pies to order! (can you get turkey pizza?  🤔)   And to round out the day there will be a meeting of the Executive after the game.  If you have anything you want brought up just send it along to any board member, we can be reached at

Our popular supervised play, run by Deirdre Davis, will finish up December 1st and return in 2023.  If any of Deirdre’s group still need their weekly bridge fix this would be a great time to try an Open Pairs game, you will be very, very welcome. Just sign up on our webpage the same way as you do for Supervised play.

There is a festive box in the club for food donations for our local food bank, again this year; I am sure you will remember to bring a non-perishable item along to your next game, let’s see how many times we can fill it!

With a lot of people travelling over the winter months we are planning to re-open our virtual club so we can stay connected over the winter months.  Stay tuned for more online BOTE game details.

Our membership drive is going along steadily with almost 100 members signed up so far, thanks for your support and confidence in the future of your club.  If you haven’t renewed for 2023 yet, there is still time to send $25 by e-transfer to using Swilers as the answer to the security question.

And finally, we have almost a hundred members but not all have made the leap back to face to face play, we’d love to see you at the club!  If you don’t have a partner check out the partnership desk on the booking page of our website, someone may be looking, or put your name up there, most people do find a partner. We strive to be an inclusive club and welcome everyone.

We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy festive season and hope to see you r e a l l y soon.

From all the hard working Elves at BOTE




At the Club we have had some requests for information on the new ACBL Convention Card. Here is a brief synopsis.
The ACBL Convention Card has been redesigned and will be introduced to the membership this year. Danny Sprung, Chair, Competition and Conventions Committee, presented the new convention card to the ACBL during national board meetings held in Austin.
The new card has the following changes:
1. Seldom-used conventions were removed and more commonly-used conventions were added.
 2. Recent changes in alerts and announcements are reflected.
 3. The one club and one diamond sections were expanded, providing more room to address optional minor suit openings in different systems.
 4. The right side of the card now shows bids in ascending order of strain.
 Articles explaining the changes and the proper way to complete the card will appear in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin. Additional information will be posted to the ACBL website and to other bridge-related forums.

What's Happening in November
What's Happening in November

In Person Games:

Open Pairs 1:00pm

Supervised Play 10:00am
Open Pairs 1:00pm
0-99 MP 1:00pm


3 (Three) Table Minimum

Please note: There is a 3 (Three) Table Minimum for bridge to go ahead. If less than the required number of tables are registered by 10:00 am, the game for that day will be cancelled.

Inclement Weather - Club Closure Policy

Winter is coming!

Just a reminder that BOTE's policy is to close the club for the day if schools in the St John's area are closed due to weather-related issues.  


Supervised Play is Back!

Supervised Play is back!

BOTE is delighted to announce  that Supervised Play will be resuming  on Thursday 15th of September. Some of the best and most informed bridge players in the province will be available to help you and your partners with bidding, declarer and  defence strategies at the table. Working with random deals, our experts will be there to give the guidance you need with problem hands and just better play of the day to day ones.  

Sessions will be held every Thursday morning starting 15th September 10-12 pm at the Swilers Club, Crosbie Rd. Cost will be $10 for BOTE members and $15 for non-members. Sign up as a foursome, a pair or an individual, we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Proof of vaccination must be provided at your first session. 

BOTE members can sign up online at the BOTE website  Questions and registration for non-members  email

P.S. There is also a scheduled duplicate open pairs and 99er game on Thursday afternoons.  Why not bring a lunch and do both?  


5th December 2022
Mon Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Marguerite Noonan
Table Set Up: Patricia OBrien
8th December 2022
Thur Afternoon- Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: June Hynes
Table Set Up: Nellie Burke
8th December 2022
Thur Afternoon- 0-99 Pairs
1:00 PM