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For 2020-21, Membership has been set at $20 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 $20 to 
Password Swilers

Membership Application.pdf



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

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.  Due to Covid -19 all our games are presently online.  

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

Minutes of the BOTE Board of Directors

Minutes from the Board of Directors meeting held on April 29th, 2021 can be viewed by accessing the Information tab on the left and opening the minutes section in the drop down menu.

Changes to our Game Schedule

Due to low participation the 0-500 MP game is canceled for now. We will reevaluate after the summer. The 0-750 MP game also has low table counts at the moment, hopefully this will improve. If not we may also have to cancel this one. We would like to thank everyone who has played in these games and hope you have gained some good experience.

Any comments or questions please contact

Swiss Team Event with Halifax Bridge World

BOTE will hosting a repeat Swiss Team event with Halifax Bridge World on Saturday May 29th starting at 7:00pm NDST. We will probably play 20 boards, either four or five rounds depending on turnout. There should be four people in a team, cost will be $5 per person. The last game got rave reviews from the participants, so get your team lined up and get ready for a fun evening! Please pre-register on our website so we can have an idea of how many teams there will be. If you have problems pre-registering directly on our site, use this link

On the night of the event please register early. Registration will open two hours before game time. To sign up each pair registers individually and then the person who registered one pair invites the other pair to form a team. I.e. one person first invites their partner, and then the other pair in their team. More information here

For those of you that don’t know about Swiss Teams there are four people in a team, an East-West pair and a North-South pair. These pairs play the same boards, usually about 5, against a different team and the results are compared. Based on the differences in the scores on each board victory points are awarded. After each round you play a different team based on whether you won or lost. More details are available here

If you have any questions or need help please contact BOTE’s help desk at . Hope to see you there! 



Spring Mentoring

The Spring mentoring session was small, but no less enthusiastic, these past few months. Many thanks to Randy Bennett and Richard Lash for volunteering their time and knowledge. The mentees involved have given very positive feedback. 
The Board has decided not to organize any new mentoring sessions online but plans to consider options once we get back to face-to-face bridge, which we all hope will be soon.
Susan Follett

REMINDER----BOTE online Monday

Reminder! Next BOTE online game May 17th @ 1:35pm (Open)

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, try using the partnership tab associated with the BOTE game on the BBO website.
This is only available two hours before the game. Another option is the BOTE website but that depends on people checking there and a third option is to play with a robot! They are extremely good declarers, smiley.

*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 May
What's Happening in May

Monday 1:35pm  24 boards, six min rounds

Tuesday 1:45pm 0-750 MPs  21 boards, seven min rounds
Tuesday 7:00pm  21 boards, six min rounds

Thursday 1:35pm 24 boards six min round

Book Club
Book Club


Don’t forget to check out our virtual book club under the member's message section!

ACBL Calendar of Events

ACBL has a tentative event schedule which can be accessed through the following link: 

ACBL Calendar of Events 2021.pdf

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:

17th May 2021
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:35 PM
18th May 2021
Afternoon - Under 750 pts
1:45 PM
18th May 2021
Evening - Open Pairs
7:00 PM
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Afternoon - Under 750 pts
Evening - Open Pairs