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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.

Reserving your rights?

The latest article in Phil Waring's guides to the rules of bridge covers the tricky topic of reserving your rights and the role of the Director. This is a very useful guide to what can be a tricky situation so please ensure that you benefit from Phil's advice.

Phil's guides can be found under Club Rules in the menu.

Pivot teams final
Pivot teams final

In a keenly fought competition on Wednesday 27th June teams battled to become the Deva Pivot Teams champions for 2018. The final was played over 24 boards by the three teams who had won through the qualifying round in February. Congratulations to the winning team of Edward Jones, Wyn Williams, Margaret Barnes and Sheila Shea who are pictured here receiving their prize from the club's Chief Tournament Director Jean Stelfox.

For more pictures and further details see the relevant page under Competitions in the menu.

Garden Cities Trophy

The Deva team achieved a great result in the final of the Garden Cities Trophy (the national competition for all the leading bridge clubs throughout the country) last Saturday, finishing in second place behind the team representing Kent and well ahead of the holders, Manchester, who (as we know well) have a large pool of established internationals from which to choose their team.

To finish so well in the final of a national competition puts the Deva firmly up with the leading clubs throughout the country - a fact that all our members can be very proud of.

The Deva team for the final was as follows:-

  • David Stevenson & Liz Commins
  • Andy Prothero & Chris Pope
  • Paul Roberts & Julian Merrill
  • Dave Flacks & Peter Hall

In addition Keith Shuttleworth, Seb Jones and John Hampson played in the qualifying round but were unavailable for the final.

Well done to all of you!

Project officer opportunity

The county bridge associations for Merseyside & Cheshire and Manchester are looking for a project officer  to help clubs build membership and attendance.

For details please click here. For any further information about the role please contact Paul Roberts (01829 270013  or

Our new replacement shed

Have you  been to view the new shed yet?

A special thank you to Paul Holt for all his expertise and time in identifying and procuring our brilliant new replacement shed. Thanks also to the steering group and others for their help with the user requirements and for giving temporary housing to the shed contents.

Congress success for Liz and David

Update from David Stevenson on this year's Yorkshire Congress:

After last year where Liz Commins and I won the 3rd division trophy in the teams and came nowhere in the pairs, matters improved this year.  We were 4th in the pairs, but won the Mixed Pairs trophy, since the first three pairs were all men!

In the teams we played with Tom Dessain and Tugrul Kaban from London and won the final.

Hospitality thanks

On the weekend of 2-3rd June the Deva hosted the 21st annual match between teams from Dublin and Liverpool for the Cantor-Dowling Shield (a Merseyside and Cheshire Bridge Association competition).

The hospitality provided by the Deva was very much appreciated with particular thanks from President Annie going to:

  • Sally Banks and her team of duplimators and
  • Our front-of-house team: Kate Beckett, Mary Palin and Philip Waring.

Dave Keen (who organised the match) adds: We thank the Deva Bridge Club for its support and for the use of its facilities - and especially Annie Mead and her team for their excellent organisation. Thanks again to Angie Pinnington & Co for the splendid catering.

For the record this year's match was won by Dublin and the overall record now stands at 11 wins to Liverpool and 10 to the Dubliners.

June prize winners

Congratulations to:

  • Monday – Louise Orme
  • Tuesday – Bob Sneddon
  • Wednesday afternoon – Margaret Turnbull
  • Wednesday evening – only 1 session played
  • Thursday – Julia Fletcher
  • Saturday – Pat Towey
Mixed pairs championship
Mixed pairs championship

The 2018 Mixed Pairs Championship was held on Tuesday 22nd May. Congratulations to Bob Mitchell and Sheila Banham seen here holding the trophies flanked by TD Maureen Borley, Club President Annie Mead and the runners up Sara Miles and Russ Whelan.

Wed 18th July 2018
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Roy Clifford
Wed 18th July 2018
Gentle duplicate
6.50 for 7 pm
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Janice Mairs
Thu 19th July 2018
Supervised play
1.15 pm
Teacher: Simon Anderson
Volunteer helper(s): Kate Beckett and Ro Cowell
Thu 19th July 2018
Thursday Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Rodney Grace
Fri 20th July 2018
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Robert Greenwood/Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 21st July 2018
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Mon 23rd July 2018
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: David Smith
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
The Chester City Cup
Director: Jean Stelfox
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Sorrell Woods
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Stephen Lloyd
Host: Ann Owen
Monday Pairs
Director: David Smith
Host: Jeremy Dodd