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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.

A TD of distinction
A TD of distinction

Congratulations to Simon Anderson on achieving a distinction in his assessment by the EBU as a club tournament director.


Simon is now a fully qualified TD as well as an experienced bridge teacher. 

Bridge4Fun - Play with an expert!

The 2019 Play with an expert event will be held on Friday 5th July (7 pm for 7:15 start).

To sign up put your name(s) on the sheet on the club notice board or email

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

Window replacement

The replacement of the windows in the playing area, office and men's toilet is planned to take place on the 29th, 30th April and 1st May.

There is expected to be little if any impact on play on the Monday and Tuesday evening sessions but on the Wednesday afternoon it may be necessary for men to use the disabled toilet and there will be no supervised social play on the Monday.

Supervised social play

Please note that there is no supervised social play on Easter Monday or the bank holidays on 6th and 27th May.

EBU Spring Simultaneous Pairs 1st April

Congratulations to Deva club members Chris Pope & Andy Prothero, Roy Clifford & Sara Miles, Phil Nuttall & Terry Jones and Laurence Stone & John Hampson who all came in the top 25 out of 800+ pairs - no April fools on that list!

2019 Fearn Cup final
2019 Fearn Cup final

Congratulations to Philip Waring, winner of the 2019 Fearn Cup, see here being presented with the trophy by Club President Russ Whelan along with Jim Stambridge (who finished third), Mark Thompson (fourth), Kate Beckett (fifth) and Mary Palin (second).

For more details see the entry under Competitions in the menu.

Championship teams final
Championship teams final

Seven teams competed for the Deva Teams of Four Trophy on the 3rd April. Congratulations go to the winners Chris Pope, Liz Commins, John Hampson and Andy Prothero together with their teammate Matt Foster who did not play in the final.

Further details and pictures can be found under Competitions in the menu.

Championship pairs final
Championship pairs final

The final of the 2019 Championship Pairs was held on Wednesday 20th March.

Congratulations go to the winners Peter Hall and Laurence Stone seen with the trophy and flanked by third place pair Chris Pope and Andy Prothero and second place pair Stephen Lloyd and David Smith.

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

President's Day
President's Day

The 2019 President's Day event was held on Sunday 17th March.

The picture gives a clue to the winners - for more details see the relevant page under Charitable and Social Events in the menu.

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If you visit our website regularly to catch up on the news you may like to know that you can get Facebook to notify you automatically when we post updates.

If you want to be notified whenever we post a news article on Facebook head over to our page ( and click on the "Like" button - Simples!

Gentle Duplicate

Thinking of starting to play duplicate - or returning after a break?

Why not try easing your way into it by playing "Gentle Duplicate" on Wednesday evenings starting 10th April.

You can get help and advice on your bidding and play and we even have a host if you don't have a partner. Just turn up in time to pay (£2 for members, £3 for non-members) and get seated ready to start play at 7pm.

Mon 22nd April 2019
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: David Smith
Tue 23rd April 2019
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Laurence Stone
Host: Hannah Gleave
Wed 24th April 2019
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Roy Clifford
Host: Janet Johns
Wed 24th April 2019
Gentle Duplicate
7 pm
Director: Roy Clifford
Host: Julie O'Connell
Thu 25th April 2019
Thursday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Laurence Stone
Host: David Armstrong
Fri 26th April 2019
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 27th April 2019
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Teams % for THURSDAY Monthly League ONLY
Thursday Pairs
Director: Clare Blake
Host: Phil Nuttall
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Arthur Orme
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Ashley Rogers
Host: Sue Pemberton
Ladies Champoinhip Pairs
Mens Championship Pairs