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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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M&CBA events at the Deva

The following Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association events are being held at the Deva:

  • Jean Keen Trophy. Open to ladies teams of 4. To be held on Sunday, 25 February from 1.00pm. Entrance £40.00 per team.
  • Eric Howarth Cup. Green-pointed Swiss teams event. To be held on Sunday, 4 March from 1.00pm. Entrance £60.00 per team. 

Both events are played in 2 sessions with a break. Hot and cold drinks available. No food provided but you may bring your own. For both events register and more details from Liz Stevenson.

Congress report

This year our President, Annie Mead, has written a congress report which can be seen on the relevant page under Competitions in the menu.

The highlights are that attendance was very good and £900 was raised for club funds.

President's day

This year's President's Day charity fundraiser will be held on Sunday 18th March.

Please see attached flyer (click here) for details which are also available under Charitable and Social Events in the menu.

Gentle duplicate

The Deva Bridge Club's "gentle duplicate" programme is intended to help inexperienced players make the transition into playing duplicate - usually  into the Wednesday afternoon session which is the easiest for new players.

This year's programme runs on Wednesday evenings starting on 4th April with players needing to arrive in time to start play at 7pm.

  • Ideal for improvers or social players
  • Less competitive and (initially) more leisurely
  • Advice and help available
  • Learn the etiquette of club duplicate
  • No partner required, host available

£2 members, £3 non members

N.B. The normal duplicate session will still run at the North end of the room so all players will need to be considerate of the other half of the room.

If you have any questions contact Sara Miles (07754 326825 or saramiles67@gmail.com).

Congress winners

Congratulations to Keith Shuttleworth and Seb Jones on winning the Capal Cup in Saturday's pairs competition.

 

Congratulations also to Wyn Williams, Margaret Barnes, Sheila Shea and Edward Jones seen here being presented with the Latham Knox Trophy by club president Annie Mead.

For full results and further details of the competition see the Chester Congress entry under Competitions in the menu.

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.

Peter Perfect...

No, not Penelope Pitstop's friend!

Congratulations go to Peter Zemroch the first person to return a perfect solution to Philip Waring's 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
January prize winners

Congratulations to:

  • Elsie Holloway & Christine Hughes (Mondays)
  • David Jones & Jim Stambridge (Tuesdays)
  • Avril Thompson (Wednesday Afternoons)
  • Sheila Banham (Wednesday Evenings)
  • Spencer Williams & Derek Jones (Thursdays)
  • No Prize for Saturdays, only 2 sessions played.
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.

Calendar
Sun 25th February 2018
Jean Keen Trophy
1 pm
M&CBA ladies teams of four competition
Director: Liz Stevenson
Mon 26th February 2018
Supervised Social Play
1 pm
Supervisor: Sorrel Woods
Volunteer helper(s): Janice Mairs
Mon 26th February 2018
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Clare Blake
Host: Mike Noakes
Tue 27th February 2018
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Paul Holt
Wed 28th February 2018
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Miles Arnot
Host: Pat Powell
  (Partner?)
Wed 28th February 2018
Championship Pairs - Round 7
7 pm
Director: Jean Stelfox
Thu 1st March 2018
Improvers lesson: More signals in defence
10 am
Teacher: Simon Anderson
Volunteer helper(s): Mary Palin and Vanessa James
Results
Sat 24th February 2018
Fearn Cup - Round 6
Director: John Dawe
Thu 22nd February 2018
Thursday Pairs
Director: Clare Blake
Wed 21st February 2018
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Michael Pateman
Host: Rosemary Griffiths
Tue 20th February 2018
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Brian Walker
Mon 19th February 2018
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Frank Salt
Sat 17th February 2018
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Thu 15th February 2018
Thursday Pairs
Director: Clare Blake
Host: Rodney Grace
Calendar
Sun 25th February 2018
Jean Keen Trophy
1 pm
M&CBA ladies teams of four competition
Director: Liz Stevenson
Mon 26th February 2018
Supervised Social Play
1 pm
Supervisor: Sorrel Woods
Volunteer helper(s): Janice Mairs
Mon 26th February 2018
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Clare Blake
Host: Mike Noakes
Tue 27th February 2018
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Paul Holt
Wed 28th February 2018
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Miles Arnot
Host: Pat Powell
  (Partner?)
Wed 28th February 2018
Championship Pairs - Round 7
7 pm
Director: Jean Stelfox
Thu 1st March 2018
Improvers lesson: More signals in defence
10 am
Teacher: Simon Anderson
Volunteer helper(s): Mary Palin and Vanessa James
Results
Sat 24th February 2018
Fearn Cup - Round 6
Director: John Dawe
Thu 22nd February 2018
Thursday Pairs
Director: Clare Blake
Wed 21st February 2018
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Michael Pateman
Host: Rosemary Griffiths
Tue 20th February 2018
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Brian Walker
Mon 19th February 2018
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Frank Salt
Sat 17th February 2018
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Thu 15th February 2018
Thursday Pairs
Director: Clare Blake
Host: Rodney Grace