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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 (Paul Holt)

td@devabridgeclub.co.uk

 

Lessons (Mo Borley)

lessons@devabridgeclub.co.uk

 

Hosting (Annie Mead)

hosting@devabridgeclub.co.uk

 

Deva Teams League (Barbara Ginty)

teamsleague@devabridgeclub.co.uk

 

For administrative matters contact:

president@devabridgeclub.co.uk

secretary@devabridgeclub.co.uk

treasurer@devabridgeclub.co.uk

membership@devabridgeclub.co.uk

or

webmaster@devabridgeclub.co.uk

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
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AS.

The club is affilated to the English Bridge Union and to Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association.

 
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Bridge lessons - starting 5th October
Bridge lessons - starting 5th October

New members are the lifeblood of our club so please spread the following information far and wide - even if you are not wanting to brush up your own skills!

The Deva Bridge Club runs an excellent programme of lessons for both beginners and improvers. Lessons take place at the club every Thursday starting 5th October:

  • Beginners: Arrive at 1pm for 1:15-4pm lesson
  • Improvers: Arrive at 9:45 for 10am-12:30pm lesson

Lessons are easy paced with a friendly atmosphere and lots of 1-2-1 support.

Just turn up and pay - £4 per person including tea/coffee and biscuits.

For more information contact Mo Borley on 01829 752150 or email lessons@devabridgeclub.co.uk.

August hosts

Many thanks to the following people who acted as host during August:

  • Mike Pateman
  • Janet Johns
  • Penny Ayton
  • Russ Whelan
  • David Mead
  • Jim Stambridge
  • Richard Tresias
  • Sally Banks
  • Lyn Parkin
  • Dan Gilroy
  • Anne Dodd (twice!)
  • Sheena Parker
  • Ron Halford
  • Julia Fletcher
  • Mary Palin
  • Eileen Williams (also twice!) and
  • Peter Sumption
Chicago charity bridge

Please click here for details of the charity bridge drive being held on Monday 30th October.

Committee recruitment

To see Annie's recruitment poster please click here.

Monthly prizes for August

Congratulations to:

  • Phil Nuttall (Monday)
  • Mike Pinnington and Steve Ward (Tuesday)
  • Angie Pinnington (Wednesday afternoon)
  • Frank Salt (Wednesday evening)
  • Jean Hand and Philip Waring (Thursday) and
  • Pat Towey (Saturday)
Social supervised play
The Monday afternoon social supervised play is starting again on 25th September. Each session runs from 1-4pm and costs £2 for club members and £3 for non-members.
Please note that there will be no session on 30th October.
 
Contact Sorrel for more information.
Chester Bowl

The 2017 Chester Bowl competition is being run by Jean Stelfox (pictured below) and will be held on Sunday 15th October.

Further information can be found under the Competitions menu or by contacting Jean. Entry forms are available online or from the South end of the room.

Glyn Ellis Trophy

The men's side triumphed by 108 IMPs in the annual battle of the sexes but the tea seems to have consoled the ladies.

Further information can be found under the Charitable and Social Events menu.

Bob Graham final

The final of the 2016/17 Bob Graham Individual Trophy will take place on 31st October.

The list of qualifiers and reserves is on the notice board at the South End of the room. Please check this list and if you have qualified tick to confirm that you will play in the final or inform Paul Holt so that he can follow up with one of the reserves.

Further information can be found under the Competitions menu.

Just think, you too could be pictured holding this cup!

Deva members further afield

As Annie mentions in her presidential letter, John Hampson has been kind enough to provide some information on the extent to which Deva members are active at the county level. He writes:

The Deva is an excellent bridge club for a number of reasons.

The club is well run by a hard working committee. It provides bridge at all levels from teaching beginners, to players who regularly represent the Merseyside & Cheshire County (see M&CBA link at the bottom of the page) and also we have members who have represented Wales at international level.

Over the course of the last twelve months or so the county has played the following representative matches all of which have involved Deva members.

  • The Derby Match: This is an annual straight head to head match for B/C standard club players over half of whom have been Deva players.
  • The President's Cup:  Is the main inter-county competition in the north of England. Of the eight pairs who have represented the county in the last two competitions six have been Deva members.
  • The Northern Bridge League: Is a league for all the northern counties over four rounds and in three divisions. Of the twenty pairs who have played over the last five rounds (that includes the first one this year) in the A division 13 were Deva members; in the B division 8 were Deva members and in the C division 9 were from the Deva.
  • The Tollemache Cup is the main national county event: Last year’s team of five pairs included three pairs from the Deva.

It can be seen from the above that the Deva is well represented in all county matches. There are however always opportunities for more players from the club to enjoy playing against players of similar standard from all over the north of England. We would like to encourage club members who regularly play on a Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday to put their names forward for the odd match. I’m certain you will enjoy the day out.

Contact John for more information.

July hosts

Many thanks to the following people who acted as host during July:

  • Richard Brown
  • Sally Banks (twice!)
  • June Jeffreys
  • Annie Mead
  • Sheena Parker
  • Pat Powell
  • Jean Stelfox (also twice!)
  • Ann Owen
  • Norma Miles (another twice!)
  • Mary Harrison
  • Ian Taylor
  • Clare Blake and
  • Julie Halford
Monthly prizes for July

Congratulations to:

  • Ronnie Thomson (Monday)
  • Simon Anderson (Tuesday)
  • Pauline Kenton (Wednesday afternoon)
  • Haydn Roberts (Wednesday evening)
  • Kate Beckett (Thursday) and
  • John Dawe (Saturday)
Monthly prizes now on website

The eagle-eyed among you may have spotted the new Monthly Prizes entry in the website menu. This new facility enables you to monitor your progress (and that of your rivals) in the regular sessional competitions. There is also a page that explains the rules.

There is still a little bit of work to do each month as the handicaps will have to be updated manually and, in some cases, the results of teams matches will need to be converted into percentages so that they can be included but Fred and I are working on how to manage that. In the meantime I hope you find them useful.

Simon (webmaster@devabridgeclub.co.uk)

Chester City Cup

Congratulations to Bernard Farrell and Philip Waring who are seen here with the Chester City Cup which they won on Monday 17th June. For full details of this competition and results please see the appropriate page under the competitions menu.

Calendar
Wed 20th September 2017
Wednesday Evening Pairs (NPSC)
7 pm
Director: Haydn Roberts
Thu 21st September 2017
Thursday Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Maureen Borley
Fri 22nd September 2017
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Robert Greenwood/Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 23rd September 2017
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Mon 25th September 2017
Supervised Social Play
1 pm
Director: Sorrel Woods
Mon 25th September 2017
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: David Smith
Tue 26th September 2017
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Maureen Borley
Results
Wed 20th September 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox/Ashley Rogers
Tue 19th September 2017
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Clare Blake
Mon 18th September 2017
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox - Result on Board 13 to be adjusted due to error in input
Sat 16th September 2017
Fearn Cup - Round 1
Director: John Dawe
Thu 14th September 2017
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies
Thu 14th September 2017
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Wed 13th September 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox/Ashley Rogers
Calendar
Wed 20th September 2017
Wednesday Evening Pairs (NPSC)
7 pm
Director: Haydn Roberts
Thu 21st September 2017
Thursday Pairs
7.30 pm
Director: Maureen Borley
Fri 22nd September 2017
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Robert Greenwood/Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 23rd September 2017
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Mon 25th September 2017
Supervised Social Play
1 pm
Director: Sorrel Woods
Mon 25th September 2017
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: David Smith
Tue 26th September 2017
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Maureen Borley
Results
Wed 20th September 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox/Ashley Rogers
Tue 19th September 2017
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Clare Blake
Mon 18th September 2017
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox - Result on Board 13 to be adjusted due to error in input
Sat 16th September 2017
Fearn Cup - Round 1
Director: John Dawe
Thu 14th September 2017
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies
Thu 14th September 2017
% for website ONLY
Wed 13th September 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox/Ashley Rogers