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Membership Forms

BOTE membership application:
Membership Application.pdf

Waiver of Liability:
Waiver of Liability.pdf

BOTE Reopening Waiver
Reopening Waiver.pdf

2024 BOTE Membership Renewal

The 2024 membership renewal is ongoing. Cost of renewal is $25 and this can be brought to any game and given to the Director or forwarded electronically to using the password Swilers.
New members should complete the application form. The link is above in membership forms.

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.

Our Bridge Library has been updated
Our Bridge Library has been updated

Thanks to our generous donors, the Club, over the years, has been able to build a comprehensive collection of over a hundred bridge books on a variety of topics, past and present. The reorganization of the Library is complete and it  is now located on the Book Cart in the back room. Please remember to sign out any book you're taking.

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.

Your 2022-23 Board of Directors

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.  

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

Minutes of the BOTE Board Meeting

Minutes from the Board of Directors meeting held on April 15th, 2024 can be viewed by accessing the Information tab on the left and opening the minutes section in the drop down menu.

Many Thanks to Marilyn Bennett


The ACBL is divided in to 25 geographically representative districts. Our club, BOTE, is in District 1 which basically is Eastern Canada as far as Quebec. There is a District committee which brings local issues forward to the main ACBL administration. For more than twenty years Marilyn Bennett has been Newfoundland’s advocate and representative on the District committee. The responsibility has now been passed on to our Manager Rahul Chandra. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Marilyn for her years of service and wish Rahul well as he embarks on a new venture. 


Looking for Gold? Look no further….
Looking for Gold? Look no further….

Next week is ACBL Stardust week, you can win gold at your very own club!  Yes at BOTE!  Monday 22nd and Thursday 25th there will be a smattering of gold included in any points that you earn.  Too good to be true?  Not at all.   Further more and also, on Wednesday 24th it is an ACBL Charity game where we compete against everyone in the ACBL in the same game and therefore there will be more points than usual awarded to any skillful/lucky winners  . .  of course there have to be at least five tables to qualify for points but we can do that, let’s play Wednesday!!  Sign up for all or some of these special games with your best, most skillful partner.

And a final reminder for the Volunteer week luncheon.  The Board wants to thank all our helpers who make our club work.  Please sign up by Wednesday so we can get the right number of sandwiches and cookies.

See you at the club!

What's Happening in April
What's Happening in April

Supervised Play 9:30am
Open Pairs 1:00pm

Open Pairs 1:00pm

Improver Class 10:00am

Open Pairs 1:00pm

0-99 Pairs 1:00pm

Improver Classes
Improver Classes

 Improver Level Classes designed to enhance the new bridge student's confidence; increase their understanding of bidding & introduce them to a few more advanced conventions will be offered on Thursday Mornings at 10:00am The cost is $10 for members.

24th April 2024
Wed Afternoon - Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Roy Perry
25th April 2024
Thur Afternoon- Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Director: Brian Collins
Dealer: Susan Follett
Table Set Up: Nellie Burke
25th April 2024
Thur Afternoon- 0-99 Pairs
1:00 PM