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Membership Forms


BOTE membership application:
Membership Application.pdf

Waiver of Liability:
Waiver of Liability.pdf

BOTE Reopening Waiver
Reopening Waiver.pdf

2024 BOTE Membership Renewal

The 2024 membership renewal is ongoing. Cost of renewal is $25 and this can be brought to any game and given to the Director or forwarded electronically to treasurer@bridgeontheedge.ca using the password Swilers.
New members should complete the application form. The link is above in membership forms.

Contact Board Members

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

Books for Loan

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

Our Bridge Library has been updated
Our Bridge Library has been updated

                                    
Thanks to our generous donors, the Club, over the years, has been able to build a comprehensive collection of over a hundred bridge books on a variety of topics, past and present. The reorganization of the Library is complete and it  is now located on the Book Cart in the back room. Please remember to sign out any book you're taking.

Waiver of Liability
During the Covid crisis, our Club, like many, had a serious revenue shortage that threatened its very existence. We were able to withstand those extensive losses due to two main factors, first, previous Boards had wisely reserved a ‘rainy day’ contingency fund that allowed us to continue to pay our bills and second, we made serious financial cuts to our operating budget, including Director fees and the Manager’s salary, in order to survive the lean months.

Previously, when we had a strong, steady revenue stream, the Club carried extensive insurance to protect all its volunteers, Directors, teachers and the Club Manager from any personal liability, that might arise in the course of carrying out their duties. The insurance cost over $2,000 a year, significant for a small club. At the fall ‘22 AGM it was proposed and accepted by the Membership that this insurance be cancelled as a financial saving. It was agreed that the actual risks of sustaining personal injury from playing bridge were minimal and that we all could, as responsible adults, accept those risks collectively and individually.It was also decided to include a waiver of responsibility, to protect our staff and volunteers, in the conditions of Membership to reflect the lack of insurance coverage.All present members will be asked to sign the waiver and any new members will be asked to sign on joining. Should any member be unwilling to agree to such a waiver and wish to rescind their membership please notify us of this choice and we will refund their membership fees. 

Our new Waiver of Liability form is attached. Please take the time  to read it carefully.

Your 2022-23 Board of Directors
 
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 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.  

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 bridgewebs.com/onedge/.

You are invited....First Annual Milestones Event


 

On Monday 27th May, from noon to 1:00pm you are invited to join your fellow club members as we celebrate the accomplishments of our players at the bridge table in 2023. Lunch will be provided followed by a short presentation and award ceremony.  In recognition of the accomplishments of all our members in 2023, we will award a free game to all our players that afternoon.  Sign up for the Milestones Event on our website by Friday 24th May so we know how many sandwiches to order.  As it is our ‘Academy Awards’ event, fell free to ‘dress up’ if you wish!  

Also, for your information, the open game on Thursday 30th will be a ’Shuffle Pairs’ event where you sign up individually and you will be assigned a partner for the afternoon. If you sign up as a pair you likely won’t end up playing with that person. Fun and new partnerships for everyone.

See you at the club!

Financial Update December 31st, 2023

Financial update as of December 31st, 2023 for Members Only can be viewed in the membership section of BOTE and opening the Financial Statement link.

BOTE Launches its 2024 Mentoring Program
BOTE Launches its 2024 Mentoring Program
BOTE is offering a pilot mentoring program from Mid-May through to June 30, 2024. During those six weeks up to five mentees will be offered a mentor for four games. The mentees will be assigned one mentor for play in all four games and will offer to pay the mentor's table fee for those games. The mentor will use an instructional follow-up with the mentee to review each session and pay particular attention to those hands that were difficult to bid or play as a teaching moment.

All mentors will be life masters and all mentees will be members of the club and have less than 200 masterpoints.  This is a fabulous opportunity to improve your bridge skills and get answers to all those tricky bidding and declarer questions that have been lurking in your mind.
 
To apply to be a mentee please complete our Mentoring Application form BOTE Mentoring Application Form.pdf   and forward to Wanda Lundrigan at mentor@bridgeontheedge.ca.  Preference for this short program will be given to mentees who are planning to attend the ABCL Nationals in Toronto this July.
 
BOTE recognizes the value of Mentoring for the continuing success and growth of our club and members. This pilot project will help the Board decide whether to launch a Fall Mentoring Program. We appreciate all feedback.
’Tis the Merry Month of May
’Tis the Merry Month of May

As we patiently suffer through our Newfoundland spring, relishing every sunny day with a double digit temperature, it’s good to know there is merriment and fun events planned at the bridge club!  

Milestones 2023
On Monday 27th May we are going to celebrate the Bridge Milestones achieved by our members in 2023.  From Club Master to Diamond Life Masters our fellow members have been playing lots, playing well and reaching ACBL Milestones. Brian Shortall will host a short awards ceremony, with some lunch included, starting at noon after Supervised Play.  Come along and celebrate with us. Please sign up on our website so we know how much food to order.  

Special Games
Grass Roots Fund Games with silver/extra points will be held on 13th, 15th and 16th of May. On Thursday 30th there will be a Shuffle Pairs game where you sign up as an individual and partners are randomly assigned. It will be a totally fun day.

Mentoring Program
We are putting the final touches to our 2024 Mentoring Program.  A separate email will be coming soon with details of how it will all work. Thanks to Wanda, Mary Lou and Michelle for their work on putting this program together..

Swilers’ Not Available
There will be no games on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May.  Swilers have other plans for the venue.

Regular Games continue
Apart from the dates mentioned above, we will continue our busy schedule offering Supervised Play and a short lesson on Monday morning, a lesson and focussed hands at Improvers on Thursday morning and three Open Pairs games, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday starting at 1:00pm.  Last month we also managed to run a couple of 99er games on Thursday, let’s try to get this going on a regular basis.  It’s up to you to make it happen.

Looking ahead, our focus next month will be on the Longest Day celebration where we raise money for our local Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with the ACBL. More information later.

 

See you at the club!

Looking for Help

Looking for Help

On Thursday 20th June we are holding our annual ACBL LONGEST DAY event, which is a fundraiser for  ALZHEIMER'S research. This terrible disease touches so many lives and deeply affects families.  Madonna is heading up the BOTE committee this year and is looking for ideas and assistance with organizing and selling 50/50 tickets at our games. Please consider helping with this fun and worthwhile event. Madonna can be contacted at LongestDay@bridgeontheedge.ca.  All proceeds we raise go to our local St John’s Alzheimer’s Association. 

 

What's Happening in May
What's Happening in May

Monday
Supervised Play 9:30am
Open Pairs 1:00pm

Wednesday
Open Pairs 1:00pm

Thursday 
Improver Class 10:00am

Open Pairs 1:00pm

0-99 Pairs 1:00pm

Swilers is not available on May 22nd and 23rd so no bridge games on those dates.

Improver Classes
Improver Classes

 Improver Level Classes designed to enhance the new bridge student's confidence; increase their understanding of bidding & introduce them to a few more advanced conventions will be offered on Thursday Mornings at 10:00am The cost is $10 for members.

Calendar
27th May 2024
Mon Morning Supervised Play
9:30 AM
  (Reservations)
27th May 2024
Mon Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Shakti Chandra
Dealer: Judith McIntyre
Table Set Up: Elizabeth Woodrow
  (Reservations)
27th May 2024
Mon Milestones Event
12:00
  (Reservations)