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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

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  Library:  The "Information" tab above provides a list of books.

Hand Sanitizer

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

Scent-Free

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 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.

Board Meeting Minutes
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the Board Meeting of November 14th can be reviewed by accessing the link below.  They are also available in the drop down menu of the blue "Information" tab on the BOTE website.

Board Minutes- Nov 14 2019.pdf

BOTE Christmas Celebration
BOTE Christmas Celebration

HO HO HO Santa is coming!
Mark your calendars for our festive Christmas lunch.
Thursday December 12th, 2019
Tickets are limited due to space, so get them early as they're on a first come basis.
Tickets are available to paid BOTE members only, until December 1st and cost $15.
Non-members can purchased tickets for $20 after December 1st.
See Rahul for your ticket. The deadline is Friday December 6th.
Dietary needs can be accommodated upon request.

Thank You

Many thanks to Brian Collins for providing sessions where he reviewed topics from his document entitled "A Bridge Companion"
 

Call for Proposals - Winter/Spring 2020
Call for Proposals - Winter/Spring 2020

This is a call for proposals for educational offerings for the Winter & Spring 2020. 

The Education Committee would appreciate receiving the following information:

  • Name/theme of the set of lessons to be offered (ie. defense, play of hand)
  • List of topics to be covered.
  • Dates, length of lesson, and times preferred.
  • Instructional materials needed.

If more than one proposal is received offering the same topics and/or in the same preferred time, the Committee will request the instructors to collaborate and reach an agreement amongst themselves.  If this is not achieved, the Education Committee will decide which topics will be offered and when. 

Please forward your proposal to education@bridgeontheedge.ca by Saturday, November 30th.

Doubles & Redoubles by Randy Bennett

Randy is offering 3 lessons on the various doubles. For every bid there is a possible double: takeout, negative, responsive, balancing, support, maximal, lead directing, thrump, snap dragon, balance of power, equal level conversion, card showing, penalty, obarbids (and more)?  For every double, there is a redouble! Randy will also briefly discuss the meaning of the redouble (a forgotten bid rarely discussed in most partnerships).

Dates: Nov 26th, Dec 3rd and Dec 10th 9:30am

$30.00 for the three lessons, payable at the first lesson

2 hour classes (.5 hr lesson; 1.5 hr practice).  All 3 lessons fit together as a package … move your game up a notch with doubles & redoubles!  Registration now available.

Beginner Bridge Lessons - Gloria Stone

Gloria is offering beginner bridge lessons on Mondays at 7 pm (No lesson Nov 11th Remembrance Day).  Topics posted weekly.  Audrey Grant's style of interactive teaching and recommended sequence of topics with practice play an important component of each lesson.  $10 per night, pay as you go.  We encourage everyone to register themselves but if you require assistance, please email info@bridgeontheedge.ca

Nov 25th . Topic: Stayman  

What's Happening in November
What's Happening in November

Week 1-Regular club points

Week 2-Regular club points

Week 3- Charity games (silver points)

Week 4-Regular club points

$5.00 Games in December
$5.00 Games in December

Back by popular demand, $5.00 games for the month of December.
Enjoy the     savings!

Note - The club will be closed December 24th, 26th and 31st

MENTORING

 



The following bridge players have volunteered to be Mentors: 

Brian Collins,
Thomas Dale, Deidre Davis, Joan FitzGerald, Anne Hughes, Richard Lash, Mary Lou Martin, Janet Parsons, Roy Perry. Any player wishing to obtain a Mentor will be responsible for working out a compensation agreement with that individual Mentor.   At most clubs in North America mentees pay the game fee for the Mentor.  Players should approach a Mentor to see if that Mentor is available or already fully booked. For additional queries or information please contact your Education Committee 

education@bridgeontheedge.ca

Calendar
25th November 2019
Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Dan Regan
Dealer: Pauline Mackey
  (Reservation)
25th November 2019
Afternoon - Newcomers
1:00 PM
25th November 2019
Beginner Bridge Lessons - Gloria Stone
7:00 PM
Director: Gloria Stone
  (Reservation)
Results
Open Pairs - MORNING
Director: Jonathan Cook
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Joan FitzGerald
Dealer: Esther Dooling
Afternoon - Open Pairs
Director: Randy Bennett
Dealer: June Hynes