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A welcome from club president Annie Mead

Welcome to our website and to the Deva Bridge Club. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve as President of such a well-run, friendly and welcoming bridge club.

We have a wide-ranging programme of bridge playing sessions, events and very popular lessons, designed to suit all levels of experience. Volunteer hosts are available if you do not have a partner.

You can find lots of useful information on this website and our Facebook page. If you have any queries about the club please see contact details below the menu on this webpage.

 
 
 
New to the Deva?

For details of our programme of lessons, pairs sessions, teams league, supervised social play, gentle duplicate and rubber bridge click on information in the menu above this message.

Contact Information

Telephone: 01244 335514

 

Principal TD (Jean Stelfox)

td@devabridgeclub.co.uk

 

Lessons (Mo Borley)

lessons@devabridgeclub.co.uk

 

Hosting (Annie Mead)

hosting@devabridgeclub.co.uk

 

Deva Teams League (Barbara Ginty)

teamsleague@devabridgeclub.co.uk

 

For administrative matters contact:

president@devabridgeclub.co.uk

secretary@devabridgeclub.co.uk

treasurer@devabridgeclub.co.uk

membership@devabridgeclub.co.uk

housemanager@devabridgeclub.co.uk

or

webmaster@devabridgeclub.co.uk

Deva Bridge Club Ltd

Deva Bridge Club Ltd is a company limited by guarantee number 8645380 registered in England & Wales, registered office:

Deva Bridge Club
WI Hall
Village Road
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AS.

The club is affilated to the English Bridge Union and to Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association.

 
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Bridge lessons - it's not too late!
Bridge lessons - it's not too late!

Our programme of lessons for 2017/18 has now started but if you know anyone who would like to learn to play bridge or brush up on their skills there is still plenty of time for them to join us and we will be happy to help people catch up if they miss a few lessons.

For more information contact Mo Borley on 01829 752150 or email lessons@devabridgeclub.co.uk.

More successes for Deva members

Congratulations to Liz Commins, David Stevenson, Stuart Matthews and Mark Weeks on finishing a very creditable 4th in the Derby Swiss teams event.

Liz and David also achieved a 3rd in the Guernsey Congress Swiss teams playing with a pair from London and the same foursome beat 83 other teams to win the Swiss teams event at the West of England Congress (see picture below) with Sheila Shay and Ed Jones forming part of the second placed team.

Committee update

A warm welcome to new members of the committee: Julie O'Connell (Secretary), John Armstrong, Sally Banks, Ro Cowell, Hannah Gleave and Philip Waring.

They are joining the re-elected members: Russ Whelan (President Designate), David Mead (Treasurer), Jean Stelfox (Principal Tournament Director), Kate Beckett, Paul Holt, Arthur Orme and Sheena Parker.

Congratulations to them all.

Annie Mead, President

Monthly prizes for September

Congratulations to:

  • Lilian Hobs (Monday - pictured)
  • Christine O'Dell (Tuesday)
  • Sorrel Woods (Wednesday afternoon)
  • Andy Prothero (Wednesday evening)
  • Jean Hand and Philip Waring (Thursday) and
  • Anne and Clive Green (Saturday).

Jean hits the county standard

Congratulations to Jean Stelfox on completing and passing the County Tournament Director's course. We are delighted that she is now a fully qualified County Tournament Director. This is a great achievement by Jean and much appreciated by the club.

The Bridge Warehouse

The EBU's shop has now been rebranded as The Bridge Warehouse and is open to all not just EBU members.

Click on the picture below or see the link under Useful Links in the menu.

August hosts

Many thanks to the following people who acted as host during August:

  • Mike Pateman
  • Janet Johns
  • Pennie Ayton
  • Russ Whelan
  • David Mead
  • Jim Stambridge
  • Richard Tresias
  • Sally Banks
  • Lyn Parkin
  • Dan Gilroy
  • Anne Dodd (twice!)
  • Sheena Parker
  • Ron Halford
  • Julia Fletcher
  • Mary Palin
  • Eileen Williams (also twice!) and
  • Peter Sumption
Chicago charity bridge

Please click here for details of the charity bridge drive being held on Monday 30th October.

Committee recruitment

To see Annie's recruitment poster please click here.

Monthly prizes for August

Congratulations to:

  • Phil Nuttall (Monday)
  • Mike Pinnington and Steve Ward (Tuesday)
  • Angie Pinnington (Wednesday afternoon)
  • Frank Salt (Wednesday evening)
  • Jean Hand and Philip Waring (Thursday) and
  • Pat Towey (Saturday)
Social supervised play
The Monday afternoon social supervised play is starting again on 25th September. Each session runs from 1-4pm and costs £2 for club members and £3 for non-members.
Please note that there will be no session on 30th October.
 
Contact Sorrel for more information.
Chester Bowl

The 2017 Chester Bowl competition is being run by Jean Stelfox (pictured below) and will be held on Sunday 15th October.

Further information can be found under the Competitions menu or by contacting Jean. Entry forms are available online or from the South end of the room.

Glyn Ellis Trophy

The men's side triumphed by 108 IMPs in the annual battle of the sexes but the tea seems to have consoled the ladies.

Further information can be found under the Charitable and Social Events menu.

Bob Graham final

The final of the 2016/17 Bob Graham Individual Trophy will take place on 31st October.

The list of qualifiers and reserves is on the notice board at the South End of the room. Please check this list and if you have qualified tick to confirm that you will play in the final or inform Paul Holt so that he can follow up with one of the reserves.

Further information can be found under the Competitions menu.

Just think, you too could be pictured holding this cup!

Calendar
Tue 17th October 2017
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Nick Mayfield
Wed 18th October 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Miles Arnot
Wed 18th October 2017
Wednesday Evening Pairs (NPSC)
7 pm
Director: Haydn Roberts
Thu 19th October 2017
Thursday Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Clare Blake
Fri 20th October 2017
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Robert Greenwood/Rosemary Griffiths
Fri 20th October 2017
Deva Committee Meeting
???
Sat 21st October 2017
Fearn Cup - Round 2
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Results
Mon 16th October 2017
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Sun 15th October 2017
Chester Bowl Qualifying
Sun 15th October 2017
Chester Bowl Consolation
Sun 15th October 2017
Chester Bowl Final
Sat 14th October 2017
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Thu 12th October 2017
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Thu 12th October 2017
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies
Calendar
Tue 17th October 2017
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Nick Mayfield
Wed 18th October 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Miles Arnot
Wed 18th October 2017
Wednesday Evening Pairs (NPSC)
7 pm
Director: Haydn Roberts
Thu 19th October 2017
Thursday Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Clare Blake
Fri 20th October 2017
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Robert Greenwood/Rosemary Griffiths
Fri 20th October 2017
Deva Committee Meeting
???
Sat 21st October 2017
Fearn Cup - Round 2
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Results
Mon 16th October 2017
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Sun 15th October 2017
Chester Bowl Qualifying
Sun 15th October 2017
Chester Bowl Consolation
Sun 15th October 2017
Chester Bowl Final
Sat 14th October 2017
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Thu 12th October 2017
% for website ONLY
Thu 12th October 2017
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies