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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)


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.

Championship Teams winners
Championship Teams winners

Congratulations to the winners of Friday's final: Alan Stephenson, Bob Pitts, Stuart Matthews and Peter Broster.

Great start to the Gentle Duplicate!

We've had a great start to this year's Gentle Duplicate - the programme to help people make the transition into playing duplicate bridge.

At the first sessions on Wednesday evening there were lots of friendly faces and a great atmosphere, Anyone else wanting to join in will be most welcome next week.

Ladies' and Men's Pairs Club Championship

Just a quick reminder that on Thursday 19th April there will be two single sex competitions running instead of the normal gender neutral pairs.

For more details see the appropriate pages under Competitions in the menu.

March prize winners

Congratulations to:

  • Monday – Sara Miles
  • Tuesday – Terry Jones
  • Wednesday afternoon – Adam Ward
  • Wednesday evening – Terry Jones
  • Thursday – Roy Clifford and
  • Saturday – Frank Salt
Bridge 4 Fun - with an expert!

Fun for all levels of player. You and two friends play with a friendly expert. All the help and advice you need.

No director, no winners and losers - just fun.

Fun for every level from gentle duplicate to more experienced club players

All the experts are friendly and helpful.

To enter either sign up directly on the Deva club notice board or email the names of your group to

If you are keen to take part but do not have a group of three send an email anyway and we will do iur best to match you up.

We can only take entries in advance of the event as we need to match groups to experts!


  • Deva Bridge Club
  • Arrive 19.00 for prompt 19.15 start
  • Friday 18th May 2018
  • A Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association 'Bridge 4 Everyone' event
  • Entry £1 per person

Previous feedback:

  • Great night – thank you.
  • Thank you for such an informative and enjoyable night.
  • Most enjoyable – thank you.
  • Brilliant!
  • I look forward to you repeating this evening.
  • Most enjoyable – many thanks to the experts.
  • Wonderful! Many thanks.
  • Great fun – looking forward to the next one.
  • Thank you for a very interesting evening.
  • Well done – well worth repeating.
  • Extremely beneficial – learn as you play.
  • Helpful, interesting and enjoyable.
  • Most enjoyable and constructive evening.
  • An excellent evening!
  • Very good idea! Great for Q&As.
Supervised social play
Supervised social play

The supervised social play is now finished.

Thank you to everyone who came along and special thanks to the following who volunteered their time to help out: Dorothy Carr, Ron Coulter, Julia Fletcher, Janice Mairs, Julie O’Connell, Sheena Parker, Jean Stelfox, Margaret Turnbull, Adam Ward, Philip Waring and Pat Williams.

Sorrel Woods

President's Day 2018
President's Day 2018

The 2018 President's Day event was held on Sunday 18th March.

£124 was raised for Chester and District Samaritans. Congratulations to all who took part and special thanks to those who helped organise the event: Hannah Gleave, Jean Stelfox, Peter Hulmes and Kate Beckett.

Championship Pairs result

The final of the 2017/18 Championship Pairs was won by Andy Prothero and Chris Pope.

For full results and further details of the competition see the Championship Pairs entry under Competitions 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

Enhancement project update

All members who have supplied email addresses have been sent an update on our projects. Paper copies are available on the table by the office. More details can be found on the notice board at the back of the room.

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.

Thu 19th April 2018
Improvers lesson: Roman key card Blackwood
10 am
Teacher: Simon Anderson
Volunteer helper(s): Sheena Parker and Mary Palin
Thu 19th April 2018
Beginners lesson: Weak two opening bids
1.15 pm
Teacher: Mo Borley
Volunteer helper(s): Kate Beckett and June Jeffreys
Thu 19th April 2018
Ladies' Pairs Championship
7.30 pm
South end of the room
Thu 19th April 2018
Men's Pairs Championships
7.30 pm
North end of the room
Director: Jean Stelfox
Fri 20th April 2018
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Robert Greenwood/Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 21st April 2018
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Sun 22nd April 2018
County Ladies Pairs -CANCELLED
1 pm
A M&CBA event
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Director: Haydn Roberts
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Ashley Rogers
Host: David Mead
Gentle duplicate
Director: Russ Whelan
Host: Lilian Hobbs
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Mary Harrison
Monday Pairs
Director: Hannah Gleave
Host: Mike Noakes
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
%Teams for Monthly League ONLY