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Bridge lessons and practice sessions

The Deva Bridge Club provides many opportunities for players to learn to play bridge or to improve their game including beginners lessons, improvers lessons, supervised play sessions and gentle duplicate.

For more details click on Lessons and Practice Sessions in the menu.

You can also check the calendar to see dates and times. (Lessons and practice sessions are shown in green.)

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)


Lessons (Mo Borley)


Hosting (Annie Mead)


Deva Teams League (Barbara Ginty)


For administrative matters contact:


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
CH3 7AS.

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

Charity donation

Thanks go to Ian Taylor who has managed to salvage 16 useable packs from an old stock of large print cards. Half  of these have been donated to Vision Support in Chester and half to Chester & District Federation of the Blind.

November Prize Winners

Congratulations to:

  • Monday – Roy Clifford
  • Tuesday – Annie Mead
  • Wednesday afternoon – Terry Jones & Julia Fletcher
  • Wednesday evening – (less than 4 sessions)
  • Thursday – Ian Blackhurst
  • Saturday – Kate Beckett
2019 Chester Congress

The 2019 Chester Congress will  be held on Saturday 26th (pairs) and Sunday 27th January (Swiss teams).

For details including event history see the relevant page under Competitions in the menu.

Click here to download the entry form.

For further information please contact Jean Hand.

2017/18 Bob Graham Individual Trophy
2017/18 Bob Graham Individual Trophy

The final of the 2017/18 Bob Graham was held on Tuesday 30th October. Club President Russ Whelan is seen here with the winner Avril Thompson, second place prize winner Irena Emberson and third place prize winner Mike Buckley.

Congratulations to all three!

2018 Chicago bridge drive
2018 Chicago bridge drive

The 2018 Chicago bridge drive was held, in conjunction with the Christleton Parish Hall fund-raisers, on Monday 22nd October.

£1,000 was raised for the Parish Hall Refurbishment Fund (some new window blinds for the Parish Hall).

Great work was done by Fred Dixon and John Dawe as TDs for the day.

For more details and pictures see the relevant page under Charitable and Social Events in the menu.

Deva Christmas Party
Deva Christmas Party

The 2018 Deva Christmas Party will be held on Sunday December 2nd, 1.30 for 2.00 pm. 

The event includes a mulled wine reception, bridge, games and a delicious buffet supplied by Heather and her team.

Tickets, priced at £18.00, are available from Sheena Parker, Kate Beckett, Annie Mead and Jean Stelfox. Names should be entered on the list in the entrance to the club.

Numbers are strictly limited to 80, so early action is recommended to avoid disappointment.

For further information see the page under Charitable and Social Events in the menu or contact John Armstrong.

2018 Chester Bowl
2018 Chester Bowl

A full house of forty pairs contested the 2018 Chester Bowl on Sunday 14th October. Congratulations to Mark Weeks and Stuart Mathews seen here holding the trophy.

For full results and more details see the relevant page under Competitions in the menu.

County TD success

Congratulations to Nick Mayfield who has now become a County Tournament Director.

Sat 15th December 2018
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Mon 17th December 2018
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Laurence Stone
Host: Viv Fielding
Tue 18th December 2018
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Peter Sumption
Wed 19th December 2018
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Miles Arnot
Wed 19th December 2018
Championship Pairs - Round 5
7 pm
Director: Nick Mayfield & Jean Stelfox
Thu 20th December 2018
Thursday Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Clare Blake
Fri 21st December 2018
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Rosemary Griffiths/Inger Trevor-Barnston
Teams % for Monthly League ONLY
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Michael Pateman
Host: Eileen Williams
Championship Teams - Round 2
Director: Jean Stelfox & Nick Mayfield
Teams % for Monthly League ONLY
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Paul Holt
Host: Peter Zemroch
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Peter Sumption