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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

Winter Education Opportunities

Following on from our Fall education and improvement offerings we are planning ahead to 2024. 


Supervised Play

Our extremely popular non-competitive, teaching and improvement sessions will restart on Monday 15th January at 9:30am and run to noon. Tom will give a mini-lesson for the first half hour. Cost will be $10 for member $15 for non-members. It would be really, really helpful if the Super players could please register in advance, either on the website or by emailing  Tom and Deirdre try to get even tables to make to make it more enjoyable for everyone, however if people just show up at 9:30am who are not registered it becomes very challenging.  So let’s all work together here and sign-up before hand. 

If any member would be willing to fill-in at tables at Supervised Play please contact Tom or Deirdre through the email above. If they already have your information, no need to resend. Thanks.


Roy Perry will be offering six more classes to those that have completed the Beginners lessons, or any other player who feels they could do with some basic information. Lessons will be held on Monday 15th January, Thursday 18th and thereafter on Mondays only up to February 12th.  Cost will be $75, payable in cash at the first lesson.

Continuing Education

We would like to hear from you if you are interested in a) teaching some material;  b) have a topic that you would like to see covered by someone or c) if you have any constructive comments to offer on the courses offered in the fall term.  We have had some helpful feedback and we do have some ideas for classes but before we firm up the schedule let us know what you, the members want to learn (or teach!).

Thanks for all your support

The Education Committee
Deirdre, Judith, Rahul, Roy, Tom and Wanda,

Christmas Giving and 2024 Membership Drive

Christmas Giving

’Tis the season for all of us at BOTE to think of those less fortunate than we are and for us to help in what small we can to make the festive season a little more festive for those struggling to get by.  To this end we are once more asking our members to support the Food Sharing Association either by a monetary donation or donation of non-perishable food items. We will have our collection box available at all games from 27th November through to 14th December when BOTE’s resident elves will deliver the combined donations on your behalf. Let’s all pull together and spread a little extra cheer this year. If you choose to donate money, please put it in an envelope with your name and address to enable them to issue receipts.

2024 Membership Drive

Second item of business is our annual membership drive for 2024. 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.  Please don’t use any other password   . . we honestly don’t know your dogs name. If you have joined the club since September you are paid up for the next year as well, what a deal!!

New Executive

For those that didn’t make out to our AGM your new members of the executive for 2024 are:
Roy Perry - President,
Wanda Lundrigan - Vice President,
Regina Clarke - Treasurer,
Judith McIntyre - Secretary,
Members at Large -  Jim Brown, Michelle Walsh and Madonna Wadden.  
Thanks to all who attended and to those that have chosen to serve.

And finally:

Christmas luncheon reminder  . . . . only seven days left to register for this fun event.  The ladies of the legion are honing their turkey cooking skills just for our benefit.  Get your $30 to Susan Follett (or the Director) at any game. All are welcome, regular players, super players and our newly promoted Improvers.  Fun time coming up!

See you at the club (and turkey dinner).

Christmas Luncheon Monday December 11th
Christmas Luncheon Monday December 11th

After several years of being unable to hold this event we are very excited to announce that we are holding a Christmas turkey luncheon on Monday December 11th. Wahoooooo! The meal will be catered for us at the Legion on Blackmarsh Road, arrive at 11:45am for eating at noon. After lunch we will head over to the Swilers’ to play our Open Pairs game, it may be a little late starting but start it will.

Cost is $30 per person and sign-up is available on our website starting now and ending on November 30th (we have to let the Legion know how many to cook for!). Payment is cash only. Someone will be available at the Swilers’ to collect payment noon to 1:45pm on Mondays and Thursdays until November 30th.

So, sign up, come along and let’s all celebrate how well our club is doing! Together we are making things happen.

Hope to see you there.


What's Happening in December
What's Happening in December

Open Pairs 1:00pm

Open Pairs 1:00pm

0-99 Pairs 1:00pm


December 11th 11:45 AM  Christmas Lunch  
Legion Blackmarsh Rd

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.

11th December 2023
Christmas Luncheon
Blackmarsh Road Legion 11:45 am
11th December 2023
Mon Afternoon - Open Pairs
Dealer: Fran Cook
Table Set Up: Patricia O'Brien
14th December 2023
Thur Afternoon- Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Dealer: Judith McIntyre
Table Set Up: Anne Hughes