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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

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

Hand Sanitizer

The club provides hand sanitizers for your convenience.  Please do your part to prevent sharing germs.

Scent-Free

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.

A Bridge Companion - Discussion Paper by Brian Collins

Tuesdays (9:30 am): Nov. 12 and 19

Brian has written a 34 page document titled: “A Bridge Companion”.  Intermediate level players in particular will learn and enjoy the sessions and the reference material.  Yet it's suitable for all.  Brian’s sessions are educational, but not exactly in a structured lesson format.  More than 40 topics cover everything from opening bid criteria, maximal doubles, rectifying the count, and many, many more topics.  The $20 fee covers both sessions and an electronic copy of the "Bridge Companion" emailed to you commencing Oct. 25th for your reading enjoyment.  Come join! 

Registration now available.

"A singleton is a good lead as long as it isn't a trump"

Doubles & Redoubles by Randy Bennett

Randy Bennett is offering 3 lessons on the various doubles. For every bid there is a possible double. Is it takeout, negative, responsive, balancing, support, maximal, lead directing, thrump, snap dragon, balance of power, equal level conversion, card showing, penalty, obarbids (and more)?  As well for every double, there is a redouble! Randy will also briefly discuss the meaning of the redouble (a forgotten bid rarely discussed in most partnerships).

Dates: Nov 26th, Dec 3rd and Dec 10th 9:30am

$30.00 for the three lessons, payable at the first lesson

2 hour classes (.5 hr lesson; 1.5 hr practice).  All 3 lessons fit together as a package … move your game up a notch with doubles & redoubles!

Registration for Nov. now available.  Registration for Dec. available Nov 1st

Beginner Bridge Lessons - Gloria Stone

Gloria Stone is offering Beginner Bridge Lessons on Monday evenings at 7 pm (No lesson on Remembrance Day).  Topics posted weekly.  Audrey Grant's style of interactive teaching and recommended sequence of topics with practice play an important component of each lesson.  Fee:  $10 per night, pay as you go.  We encourage everyone to register themselves but if you require assistance, please email info@bridgeontheedge.ca

Topics for Oct. 28:  - Bidding: Minor Suit Openings and Responses
                - Play:  Variations of the Finesse 

                          
Note:  Please bring your Bridge Basics 1 to every lesson.

Beginner Bridge Poster 2019.pdf

Three Teacher Supervised Play - Joan FitzGerald, Deirdre Davis, Tom Dale

Tuesdays (9:30 am): Oct. 29, & Nov. 5
Cost: $10/lesson.  Pay as you go.

For anyone striving to improve bridge performance - Joan, Deirdre and Tom will offer supervised play.  One experienced teacher per 3 tables will monitor bidding and play, and answer questions as they arise.  If numbers warrant, we will add an extra teacher.  Emphasis will be:  KISS – Keeping It Simple - to enhance bridge judgement.  Special attention on 2nd & 3rd bids by opener and responder - ensuring you reach the right contract.  When the “right contract” is reached, players may ask for guidance on appropriate declarer play and defense.   Please sign up in pairs or tables of 4.  We encourage everyone to make their own bookings.

Halloween

Thursday, October 31 is Halloween and if anybody is "in the SPIRIT", please feel free to wear a costume.  Snacks and goodies will be served.

What's Happening in October

Week 4 Charity games: silver

Week 5 Club appreciation games
Oct. 28: Team game (gold pts available)
Oct. 29: Charity games - silver
Oct. 31: ACBL Matchpoint Games (gold pts available)

Team Games

Team Game:
Mon. Oct. 28 (afternoon)

All teams of 4 players must be constructed according to the "8 is enough" guidelines where an A player (1000+ master points) is worth 3, a B (300-999) is 2, and a C (0-299) is 1.  A valid team can be AACC, ABBC, ABCC, BBBB, or any combination of B and C players.

Please list 4 team members' names when signing up.

Calendar
24th October 2019
Open Pairs - MORNING
9:30 AM
Director: Brian Collins
  (Partner?)
24th October 2019
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: Fran Cook
  (Partner?)
24th October 2019
Afternoon - 99ers
1:00 PM
  (Reservation)
Results
Afternoon - Team Game (8 is Enough)
Director: Joan FitzGerald
Dealer: Pramila Paddock
Evening - Open Pairs
Director: Marilyn Bennett
Open Pairs - MORNING
Director: Jonathan Cook