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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

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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.

0 - 500 MP Game Success

Congratulations to Eva Down and Nellie Burke, winners of BOTE’s inaugural 0-500 MP Game yesterday afternoon. BOTE has been working hard to launch these types of games for a while because the limited Master Points game are a popular event at most Clubs in North America for a number of reasons.

First of all, the comfort level is increased for all participants, because, for the most part they are facing their pals and peers, players they have probably taken lessons with and often paired up with as they moved up the ranks together. Secondly, they mostly play the same conventions and have similar understanding about carding & agreements, so all players are on the same page. Lastly, with the more experienced players on the sideline, a lot of the competitive bidding techniques and advanced conventional calls are eliminated, allowing for a much more level playing field for all.

Thanks to the efforts of all who contributed to get our special game up and running, especially Regina & Madonna, the trusty phone ladies, five full tables signed up to compete steadfastly for Gold points on the final day of ACBL’s Stardust Week. Bravo to all involved, just more proof positive that dedication, teamwork and cooperation is what has made BOTE successful in the past and will do going forward. It also demonstrates that our Club tries to be responsive to and representative of all players at every level of competitive duplicate.

Congratulations Bruce


WOW!  Congratulations to our very own Bruce Watson, who has just had a bridge book published “Strong Club, Unbalanced Diamond”  from Masterpoint Press with a forward by Eric Kokish.  Bridge on the Edge even gets a mention in the credits!  Great job Bruce, now we will all know what your bids mean without alerts!

Swiss Team Event

Now that fall had officially fallen we hope you can look back on a wonderful summer of outdoor activities and look forward to a winter of fun at our virtual club.  

October will also see us hosting a Swiss Team type event.  There will be no handicapping as the Swiss team nature of the event will sort out the sheep from the rabbits pretty quickly (or so Rahul assures me).  There will be a time limit to complete your match as the last event really d-r-a-g-g-e-d on too long.  matches will be at 7:00pm Thursdays, unless captains agree a different time.  Results will be due in to Rahul by the following Wednesday at the latest.  Send the names of your four (or five) person team and the contact information for the team captain to by October 3rd and stand by for your assignment.  

We are looking forward to seeing you at the virtual table.  

As always comments and suggestions are welcome.  Contact the Rahul, or any executive member.

REMINDER----BOTE online Monday

Reminder! Next BOTE online game October 5th @ 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.

What's Happening in October
What's Happening in October

Games are on Monday and Thursday at 1:35 pm and Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Players with less than 500 pts - game on Tuesday at 1:35 pm

Date & Time TBA: Swiss Teams

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 and a full explanation into the space labelled "Alert”. Then bid.  Only the opponents can see the alert so you are not telling your partner what your bid means. For example if you are bidding 3 clubs after a 1 spade opener, don’t just say ‘Bergen’, say '4 card support 10-12 pts

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:

Find or Become a Partner on BBO:
Please access the following link: BBO_Partners.pdf

How to fill out a Convention Card on BBO:




5th October 2020
Afternoon - Open Pairs BBO/BOTE
1:35 PM
6th October 2020
Afternoon - Players less than 500 MPs
1:35 PM
6th October 2020
Evening - BBO/BOTE Open Pairs
7:00 PM
Shuffle Pairs
Limited Point (0-500)
BBO/BOTE Open Pairs