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BOTE membership application:
Membership Application.pdf

Waiver of Liability:
Waiver of Liability.pdf

BOTE Reopening Waiver
Reopening Waiver.pdf

2023 BOTE Membership Renewal

As the new year rolls in, it's once again time for all interested players to renew their BOTE
membership for 2023.  Benefits awarded to members in good standing include voting privileges and a one time complimentary name tag.  
Even though the past few years have been challenging from a financial
perspective, the Board has decided to keep the Annual Membership Fee at $25.00, as it has been for the past two years.
The Membership Fee provides a valuable source of revenue during these struggling times. More importantly, it confirms to the Club and the Board that our members remain interested in Duplicate Bridge and are committed to keeping our organization alive and well in St John's.
Fees may be paid by cheque or cash at any event at BOTE. Fees can also be sent by e-transfer
to (use Swilers as the answer to the security question). Cheques can
also be mailed to Treasurer, 5 Birmingham St., St. John's, NL , A1E 5C6.
Specific receipts will be provided to those who request same.
In addition to the regular $25 fee, any member who wishes to include an extra donation in the way of a ‘well wishes’ contribution to the Club can do so. It will be gratefully accepted and put towards lowering our yearly expenses and meeting our break-even goals.
Thank you for your ongoing support to Bridge on the Edge.

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.


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.  We are transitioning back to live play - see details below.

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

March Special Games
March Special Games

Special Games in March

March 6th -ACBL Wide Seniors Game

March 20th & 23rd - Club Championship (Extra Black MP)

March 30th -  Individual Game

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers Needed

Our Supervised Play Sessions are running really well with many, new, eager aficionados filling out tables on Monday mornings from 9:30 until noon. Occasionally, a table will have an uneven complement and bridge is just no fun unless you have a foursome. When there are only two or three at a table, the supervisors have to scramble to find someone who is willing to fill out the table

In order to help with  this process we would like to compile a Volunteer List of players willing to donate a little of their time to help Tom & Deirdre run a smooth Monday morning session. Nothing is required of you, except to play bridge in a normal fashion, realizing of course that there are students at your table. The first half hour, 9:30 - 10:00am is a short lesson by Tom so fill in players only have to arrive at 10:00 in time to play. 

If you would have the time & interest to help out, please give Tom or Deirdre your contact information and wait for a call on Sunday evening before the game on Monday. They can be reached in person at the club or through the supervised play email

Thanks for your help! 

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. There are several ways that it can be returned to us:-

1) you can print, read, sign the form and return it to us digitally to either as a pdf or picture;
2) you can bring the form to the club next time you play and give it to Rahul; or
3) we will have forms available for you to sign at the club on the following days Thursday 16th at 12:30pm and Monday 20th at 9:00am and 12:30 pm.
Our goal is to get everyone to sign before the end of February so let’s all work together and ‘get ‘er done’
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation with this important project. 
Your 2022-23 Board of Directors
What's Happening in March
What's Happening in March

Monday (In Person)  
Lesson & Supervised Play 9:30am
Open Pairs 1:00pm

Tuesday (Online BBO)
Open Pairs  7:00pm

Thursday (In Person)
Open Pairs 1:00pm
0-99 MP 1:00pm


3 (Three) Table Minimum

Please note: There is a 3 (Three) Table Minimum for bridge to go ahead. If less than the required number of tables are registered by 10:00 am, the game for that day will be cancelled.

Time Change
Time Change

 Please note the TIME CHANGE for Tuesday's online games through BBO

Games will start at 7:00 PM

Inclement Weather - Club Closure Policy

Winter is coming!

Just a reminder that BOTE's policy is to close the club for the day if schools in the St John's area are closed due to weather-related issues.  


Mini Lesson and Supervised Play

Supervised Play is back and now includes a Mini Lesson!

BOTE is delighted to announce that Supervised Play will now include a Mini Lesson. Some of the best and most informed bridge players in the province will be available to help you and your partners with bidding, declarer and  defence strategies at the table. Working with random deals, our experts will be there to give the guidance you need with problem hands and just better play of the day to day ones.  

Mini Lesson and Supervised Play will be held every Monday morning starting 23th January 2023, 9:30-12 pm at the Swilers Club, Crosbie Rd. Cost will be $10 for BOTE members and $15 for non-members. Sign up as a foursome, a pair or an individual, we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Proof of vaccination must be provided at your first session. 

BOTE members can sign up online at the BOTE website  Questions and registration for non-members  email


23rd March 2023
Thur Afternoon-Club Championship
1:00 PM
Dealer: Shakti Chandra
Table Set Up: Patricia O’Brien
23rd March 2023
Thur Afternoon- 0-99 Pairs
1:00 PM
27th March 2023
Lesson & Supervised Play
9:30 AM