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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


Please remember that Bridge on the Edge is a scent-free bridge club. We have several members who are severely allergic to scent.

Hand Sanitizer

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

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.

For a map and further information, see the "Information" menu on the left.

Defensive Carding Techniques - Roy Perry & Barbara Rhoades

Tuesdays (9:30-11:30 am).  $10, pay as you go.  Book online.  Check out the link below for further details. 

The original outline for Defensive Carding Techniques was slated to go in subsequent order, Session 1 Introductory, Session 2 Advanced,  and Session 3 False Carding +.   Because some advanced players will be attending tournaments during the scheduled Session 2, it makes more sense to switch Sessions 1 & 2.  Therefore the First Session, June 25, will offer the more complex material (see below),  and the second Session will be for the Introduction interests.  Session 3 will remain the same date.  Any students who wish to switch the dates should note the change.

June 25th:  Offers a more advanced approach to Defensive Carding with innovative techniques that are used at the higher levels of competitive bridge.

July 2ndIntroduction to Carding:  Definitions, Purposes, Classifications, Basics, Protocol & Examples. 

July 9th:  An emphasis on hidden cards, suit preference drills and false carding to offer an advanced approach to deception and card reading with state-of-the-art techniques that are prominent in competitive duplicate circles.

Defensive Carding Techniques - 2019.pdf

Loser Trick Count - Randy Bennett
Randy Bennett is offering a lesson on Loser Trick Count on Tuesday, July 16th (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Lesson fee:  $10.  Registration is available online.
Complete summary of:  the introduction to "Loser Trick Count" by Ron Klinger then a major improvement to the LTC by Jeff Rubens in his book "Secrets to Winning Bridge" along with Mel Colchamiro's contribution to improving LTC in his award winning book "You can Play Like an Expert (Without Having to Be One)", and finally "The Finishing Touch for LTC" an article by Randy Bennett.
Slam Class #4(continued from last fall) - Randy Bennett

Slam Class #4(cont'd. from last fall) with Randy BennettTuesday, July 23rd (9:30 am to 11:30 am).
Lesson fee:  $10.  Registration is available online.

Already covered in slam classes 1, 2 and 3 were bidding slams in: NT auctions, Major Suit auctions and Minor Suit auctions.  Slam Class #4 covers slams in mixed auctions, where the suit (or NT) are not immediately established or apparent.  This class considers important topics such as responding to: reverses, 4th suit forcing, jump shifts, noname (that's right, no name), and my favorite which is a Marty Bergen invention, 5N pick a slam.  All in all, this class is fun, because we all want to get to our makeable slams!!
Bid and Play - Gloria Stone

BID and PLAY with Gloria Stone on  July 30th (9:30 am -11:30 am).  Fee: $10.  Registration online.

This session will begin with 10 - 15 minutes devoted to discarding followed by prepared practice hands covering a variety of bridge concepts.  Assistance will be given with the bidding and/or play if requested.  Like "Supervised Play",  there will be a review of the bidding and main parts of the play after each hand.

What's Happening in June

June 24-27: 

North American Pairs


Policy Regarding Registration for Lessons

Paid BOTE members are given priority for booking lessons.  Therefore, only paid members can register for classes during the first 3 days of each month.  Classes are then open to others.  No wait lists  for classes that are booked to capacity.

24th June 2019
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
25th June 2019
Signals, Carding, False Carding - Roy Perry
9:30 AM
Director: Roy Perry
25th June 2019
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Roy Perry
Dealer: Eva Down
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Rahul Chandra
Dealer: Pramila Paddock
Open Pairs - MORNING
Director: Rahul Chandra
Afternoon - IMP Pairs
Director: Randy Bennett
Dealer: Shakti Chandra