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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
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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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.

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.

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.

Thu 21st March 2019
Improvers: Long suit trial bids
10 am
Teacher: Simon Anderson
Volunteer helper(s): Sue Catchpole and Janet Bate
Thu 21st March 2019
Beginners: When to delay drawing trumps
1.15 pm
Teacher: Mo Borley
Volunteer helper(s): Kate Beckett and Dorothy Carr
Fri 22nd March 2019
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 23rd March 2019
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Sun 24th March 2019
EBU Portland Pairs (at Deva)
12.00 pm
Director: Neil Morley
Mon 25th March 2019
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: David Smith
Host: Vanessa James
Tue 26th March 2019
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Jean Hand
Thursday Pairs
Director: David Smith
Host: June Hulmes
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs (incorrect hands showing)
Director: Ashley Rogers
Host: Malcolm Ramage
Championship Pairs FINAL (before carry forward added)
Director: Jean Stelfox
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Graham Campbell
Host: Brian Walker
Monday Pairs
Director: Hannah Gleave
Host: Annie Mead
Presidents Day
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe