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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 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:

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

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

Supervised Play for the Longest Day

We invite you to join bridge players around North America as we come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease at ACBL’s The Longest Day event, to be held here on Thursday 20th June.

At our club, in the morning at 9:30am, there will be a special SUPERVISED PLAY and we invite ALL members, Supervised Players, Improvers, Life Masters of all levels and regular players to come along to  have a fun, informal morning.  It’s your opportunity to ask the super Supervisors those questions you have had lurking in your mind for so long. “What’s the best lead from this holding?”, “Which is the best way to finesse this hand?”.  It will be a learning experience for everyone. If you are planning to attend it’s important that you sign up on the website or email

Following the morning event there will be some food and a visit from a representative of our Newfoundland and Labrador Alzheimer’s Association. At 1:00pm we will run our regular Open Pairs game. 

On this Longest Day we will collect table fees as usual, $10, however all the proceeds from the lesson/Supervised Play and Open Pairs will go to ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. The Alzheimer’s representative will also be available to collect individual donations. 

We hope all our club members will make an effort to participate and we are able to make a strong showing on behalf of this very worthwhile cause. Sign up for these events soon so we know how many to expect, thank you. 

See you at the club! 

The Longest Day Fundraiser set to Begin

Though bridge is the main focus of our club, it is not the only reason we exist. As a club we are part of the larger community and as such, we strive to be a positive force by supporting worthwhile initiatives. One of these, is the ACBL LONGEST DAY event in aid of Alzheimer’s on the 20th of June. This is an ACBL event held all over North America and, as we have done every year since our inception, we are proud to continue supporting this worthy charity. At this point in our lives everyone knows of a family who has been affected by this unrelenting illness and we hope in time, research will help find more ways to deal with this illness. Everything we raise goes to our local St. John’s  Alzheimer Chapter, so our money stays in our community. 

Leading up to this special day, every Monday in June, one of the members on the LONGEST DAY COMMITTEE will be accepting monetary donations prior to game time. 

For the special day, Thursday June 20th, we have two events lined up. First, we’re going to run a Supervised Play in the  morning at 9:30am, followed by coffee and snacks. Our second event will be our regular Open Pairs in the afternoon at 1:00pm. 

We have Denver Newman, of the local Alzheimer’s Society, coming along at lunchtime to answer any questions you may have and to collect any money you may wish to donate personally. 

We encourage you to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association either at the club or online. When you do, please mention BOTE so we can have the local money raised counted in the ACBL total.

In addition, all the game fees on Thursday, June 20th will go directly to Alzheimer’s and this will be included in your donation receipt.

FAQ about donations to our Alzheimer’s Association

How to Donate?

mail- cheques to 835 Topsail Road, Unit 107, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 316 ( please do not send cash in the mail )

What do Donations Support?
Donations help support research and our programs and services. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

How to get my donations recognized for BOTE?
When making an online donation, in the ‘additional comments’ section, please note “in support of BOTE”. This way, the society can easily identify those donations related to BOTE. If a person does not indicate this information, it will appear that someone from the public submitted a general donation, and it will not get recorded in the BOTE total.

Will I get a Tax Receipt?
Receipts get issued for donations over $10. If you submit a donation online, a receipt will be emailed to you at a later date. We normally expect a two week receipt time period. If it longer than three-four weeks and you are still waiting, please feel free to contact the society to receive an update.
For donations that are mailed, the receipt will be mailed to them, as long as their name and address is provided. Please note, there may be mailing delays before we get your donations, and then more delays for sending out the receipt. But we assure you, you will be issued a receipt, but please be patient.

For further information or questions on donations regarding BOTE and the Longest Day, please contact Denver Newman, Events Planner at 709-576-0608or email


Information For First Time Tournament Attendees

Going to an ACBL tournament is a big commitment, of time, money and nervous energy. It’s also a LOT of fun, playing lots of great bridge, wonderful learning opportunities, meeting new people and making new bridge friends.  We want to make sure that first time tournament attendees are suitably prepared to maximize their experience. 

We have four helpful ways to help:-

1) There is a printed handout of ‘Useful Information’ available at any game from ‘the Director of the day’ or Rahul, our helpful Manager, 

2) Information is available at this helpful webpage

3) Ask specific questions of any of our helpful Tournament Ambassadors, Roy Perry, Tom Dale, Brian Collins or Rahul Chandra: and 

4) We are going to run a casual information session in early July, stand by for the exact date on that. 

Look forward to a fabulous experience, discuss your bidding and defence with your partner and ask all the questions you need to.  Jim Brown is the coordinator for this initiative so feel free to ask him anything as well.

What's Happening in June
What's Happening in June

Open Pairs 1:00pm

Open Pairs 1:00pm

Open Pairs 1:00pm
0-99 Pairs 1:00pm

June 20th - Longest Day Events 

Bridge Cancelled June 26th 2024

Due to activities at Swilers there will be

No Bridge on Wednesday June 26th 2024

Education sessions over for the summer

Our Education sessions are over for another year, but it’s never too early to plan for the fall. . . Let us know what classes you’d like to see offered or that you’d like to teach.

Please contact your education committee:



17th June 2024
Mon Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Shakti Chandra
Dealer: Mary Lou Martin
Table Set Up: June Hynes
19th June 2024
Wed Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Brian Collins
20th June 2024
Thur Morning - Longest Day Supervised Play
9:30 AM
Director: Rahul Chandra