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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 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.

Supervised social play

Unfortunately Sorrel's excellent programme of social supervised play on Monday afternoons is coming to an end with the last session on Monday 19th March however this does lead on nicely to the start of the new season of gentle duplicate - see below.

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.

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

Chester Congress  27 & 28 January

The congress was a great success and many people have said how much they enjoyed this weekend bridge event.

Organised by Alan Sharples, with the help of many club volunteers and tournament directed by Neil Morley and Jean Stelfox, the event raised over £900 for club funds.

Bob Pitts writes in the Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association County Bulletin:

“With the entries these days lower for many events it was good to see the recent Chester Congress virtually sold out. . .  Well done to everyone involved in the organisation of the Congress; the Deva club committee certainly seem to be doing things right.”

AM,  Feb 2018

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.

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.

Mon 26th March 2018
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: David Smith
Host: Janice Mairs
Tue 27th March 2018
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Maureen Borley
Host: Sandra Taylor
Wed 28th March 2018
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Miles Arnot
Host: Sorrel Woods
Wed 28th March 2018
Wednesday Evening Pairs
7 pm
Director: Keith Perry
Thu 29th March 2018
Thursday Pairs
7.30 pm
Host: June Jeffreys
Fri 30th March 2018
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Robert Greenwood/Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 31st March 2018
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
%Teams for Monthly League ONLY
Thursday Pairs
Director: Clare Blake
Improvers lesson: EBU student sim pairs
Teacher: Simon Anderson
Volunteer helper(s): Sheena Parker and Sue Catchpole
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Pat Rose
Wednesday Evening Pairs
Director: Haydn Roberts
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Irena Emberson