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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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Hosts and helpers

We are now including the names of hosts and those who volunteer to help with lessons, gentle duplicate and supervised social play sessions on the calendar.

If you have any such ninformation to add or change (e.g. swapping host duties with someone else) please email webmaster@devabridgeclub.co.uk.

2018 Chester Congress - urgent, book now!

The 2018 Chester Congress will be held on the weekend of 27-28th January 2018.

For full details and entry forms see the entry under Competitions in the menu or contact Alan Sharples.

Please note that, because the congress pairs is being held on the 27th, the normal club Saturday Pairs session will not take place on that date.

Peter Perfect...

No, not Penelope Pitstop's friend!

Congratulations go to Peter Zemroch the first person to return a perfect solution to Philip Waring Christmas crossword. You can see the full sized solution together with the clues under Charitable and Social Events in the menu.

Explanations for any answers that are making you (a)cross or leave you feeling down should be directed to Philip.

2018 county trials

The Grattan Endicott Cup acts as Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association's annual trials event and will be held at the Deva on Sunday 4th February. Please click here for further details.

December hosts

Many thanks to the following people who acted as hosts during December:

  • Joan Lythgoe
  • Russ Whelan
  • Peter Sumption
  • Christine O'Dell
  • Sally Banks
  • Jan Stockdale
  • Pennie Ayton
  • Mike Noakes
  • Pat Powell
  • Chris Webb
  • Sue Catchpole
  • Tony Cook and
  • Kate Beckett
December prize winners

Due to Christmas closures there were not enough sessions for most of the December prizes but congratulations go to:

  • Jean Stelfox (Wednesday afternoon) and
  • Sally Banks (Thursday).
Monday afternoon supervised play

The popular Supervised Play sessions on Monday afternoons will be back starting on 15th January and running until 19th March. Just turn up to pay and play at 1pm.

Contact Sorrel Woods for further information.

Waterworth Cup
Waterworth Cup

The Waterworth Cup is the Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association's pairs championship. Its origins are lost in the mists of time but it also acts as our county's qualifier for the EBU's Corwen Trophy which is contested by the leading pairs from each county. In this year's Waterworth Cup it was very pleasing to see Deva players dominating the top four places:

  1. Tracy Capal and Paddy Murphy (pictured below receiving the trophy from John Hampson)
  2. Mark Weeks and Stuart Matthews
  3. Julian Merrill and Paul Roberts and
  4. Chris Pope and Peter Kaufmann.

Belated congratulations also go to Liz Commins and David Stevenson who made up one half of the second placed team (out of 75!) in the Worcester Congress.

Festive fun

The Deva Christmas Party was held on Sunday 3rd December. Canapes, punch, games, competitions and (of course) bridge, all finished off with the Deva's traditional delicious food and drink - what more could anyone want?

Well, prizes given by Santa and his elf of course!

See entry under Charitable and Social Events in the menu for more pictures.

Calendar
Thu 18th January 2018
Improvers lesson: Teams tactics
10 am
Teacher: Simon Anderson
Volunteer helper(s): Mary Palin and Sally Banks
Thu 18th January 2018
Beginners lesson: Rebidding two-suited hands
1.15 pm
Teacher: Mo Borley
Volunteer helper(s): Kate Beckett and Annie Mead
Thu 18th January 2018
Thursday Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Clare Blake
Host: Rodney Grace
Fri 19th January 2018
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Robert Greenwood/Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 20th January 2018
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Mon 22nd January 2018
Supervised Social Play
1 pm
Supervisor: Sorrel Woods
Volunteer helper(s): Julia Fletcher and Dorothy Carr
Mon 22nd January 2018
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: David Smith
Host: Sally Banks
Results
Wed 17th January 2018
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Janet Johns
Wed 17th January 2018
Wednesday Evening Pairs (NPSC)
Director: Maureen Borley
Tue 16th January 2018
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Phil Nuttall
Mon 15th January 2018
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Julie O'Connell
Sat 13th January 2018
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Thu 11th January 2018
%Teams for Monthly League ONLY
Uploaded by Fred Dixon for calculation of the monthly prize
Thu 11th January 2018
Thursday Pairs
Hands to be added later T258
Host: Bernard or Gill Farrell
Calendar
Thu 18th January 2018
Improvers lesson: Teams tactics
10 am
Teacher: Simon Anderson
Volunteer helper(s): Mary Palin and Sally Banks
Thu 18th January 2018
Beginners lesson: Rebidding two-suited hands
1.15 pm
Teacher: Mo Borley
Volunteer helper(s): Kate Beckett and Annie Mead
Thu 18th January 2018
Thursday Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Clare Blake
Host: Rodney Grace
Fri 19th January 2018
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Robert Greenwood/Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 20th January 2018
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Mon 22nd January 2018
Supervised Social Play
1 pm
Supervisor: Sorrel Woods
Volunteer helper(s): Julia Fletcher and Dorothy Carr
Mon 22nd January 2018
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: David Smith
Host: Sally Banks
Results
Wed 17th January 2018
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Janet Johns
Wed 17th January 2018
Wednesday Evening Pairs (NPSC)
Director: Maureen Borley
Tue 16th January 2018
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Phil Nuttall
Mon 15th January 2018
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Julie O'Connell
Sat 13th January 2018
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Thu 11th January 2018
%Teams for Monthly League ONLY
Uploaded by Fred Dixon for calculation of the monthly prize
Thu 11th January 2018
Thursday Pairs
Hands to be added later T258
Host: Bernard or Gill Farrell