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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.

President's Day

The 2019 President's Day will be held on Sunday 17th March. For details including how to get tickets please see the entry under Charitable and Social Events in the menu.

Portland Pairs - Sunday 24th March 2019

The Deva Bridge Club is one of 14 locations throughout England to hold a heat of the EBU's premier mixed-pairs event this year. The competition is a two session mixed simultaneous pairs event, the first session starting at 12 noon and the second at approximately 4.00 pm.  Green Points are awarded both for session results and for the final ranking. 

All entries are to be made to the EBU.  On their website select 'Competitions' in the Information menu and then click on 'Portland Pairs'.  The entry fee is £32 per person.  No food will be provided at the club on this occasion but players are welcome to bring their own.  Tea/coffee will be freely available and other drinks may be purchased.  The Ring O'Bells pub is 50 yards from the club.

An Evening Masterclass with Mike Swanson

Deva Bridge Club are pleased to announce an evening of bridge featuring a masterclass with Mike Swanson. Mike, who has run bridge holidays with Diamond Bridge since 1989, has kindly agreed to present a masterclass at the Deva on Wednesday March 27th, all proceeds of the evening going to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, the President's nominated charity.

Starting at 7pm, there will be a 30-45 minute presentation on the topic "Supporting partner in the competitive auction" followed by a break for refreshments and then a session of bridge containing prepared hands to try out your skills.

The event is open to all, although it is expected that regular club players will benefit the most. Anyone interested should email Philip Waring ( as soon as possible as acceptance will be on a first come first served basis. Applications will be accepted for pairs, fours and single delegates but the format will require a full number of tables for the night, with an expected maximum of 15 tables.

Cost £5 for club members and £8 for non-members to include refreshments on the night, the masterclass, prepared hands and a handout.

January Prize Winners


Congratulations to:

  • Monday – David Smith
  • Tuesday – Peter Sumption
  • Wednesday afternoon – Miles Arnot & Michael Pateman
  • Wednesday evening – (less than 4 sessions)
  • Thursday – Terry Jones
  • Saturday – (less than 4 sessions)
Congress winners
Congress winners

Congratulations to Deva members Peter Sumption and Laurence Stone on winning Saturday's pairs competition. They are seen here being presented with the Capel Cup trophies by Club President Russ Whelan.

For further details and more pictures please see  the entry under Competitions in the menu.

Charity donation

Thanks go to Ian Taylor who has managed to salvage 16 useable packs from an old stock of large print cards. Half  of these have been donated to Vision Support in Chester and half to Chester & District Federation of the Blind.

2017/18 Bob Graham Individual Trophy
2017/18 Bob Graham Individual Trophy

The final of the 2017/18 Bob Graham was held on Tuesday 30th October. Club President Russ Whelan is seen here with the winner Avril Thompson, second place prize winner Irena Emberson and third place prize winner Mike Buckley.

Congratulations to all three!

2018 Chicago bridge drive
2018 Chicago bridge drive

The 2018 Chicago bridge drive was held, in conjunction with the Christleton Parish Hall fund-raisers, on Monday 22nd October.

£1,000 was raised for the Parish Hall Refurbishment Fund (some new window blinds for the Parish Hall).

Great work was done by Fred Dixon and John Dawe as TDs for the day.

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

2018 Chester Bowl
2018 Chester Bowl

A full house of forty pairs contested the 2018 Chester Bowl on Sunday 14th October. Congratulations to Mark Weeks and Stuart Mathews seen here holding the trophy.

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

County TD success

Congratulations to Nick Mayfield who has now become a County Tournament Director.

Fri 15th February 2019
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 16th February 2019
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Mon 18th February 2019
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Hannah Gleave
Host: Richard Brown
Mon 18th February 2019
Supervised Social Play
1 pm
Volunteer helper(s): Sorrel Woods and Christine Hughes
Tue 19th February 2019
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Sally Banks
Wed 20th February 2019
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Mike Pateman/Miles Arnot
Host: Eileen Williams
Thu 21st February 2019
Improvers: Weak twos and bidding against them
10 am
Teacher: Mo Borley
Volunteer helper(s): Sue Catchpole and Ro Cowell
EBED Student Sim Pairs
Teams % for THURSDAY Monthly League ONLY
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies
Host: Clare Blake
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Mike Pateman/Miles Arnot
Host: David G Mead
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Paul Holt
Host: Bob Pitts
Monday Pairs
Director: Laurence Stone
Host: Peter Sumption
Saturday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox