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Deva Bridge Club
 
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 (Shirley Webster)

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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A welcome from club president Annie Mead
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.

Building development project

The committee is very grateful to Paul Holt for agreeing to act as Project Coordinator. This is a very demanding role and absolutely vital to ensure that the development meets our needs and is affordable - and of course to minimise disruption while works are in progress. However Paul cannot do this on his own and is already setting up teams to work on each aspect of the overall plan.

Many thanks to Paul and to all those who are already, or will be, helping to make this development a success.

Watch this space for updates!

Ladies' and Men's Pairs Championships

Just a quick reminder that next Tuesday we are running the Deva's annual Ladies' and Men's Pairs Championships. There will be two competitions run simultaneously at each end of the room so no mixed pairs please and there is no host on the night. 

March hosts

Many thanks to all those who acted as host in March:

  • June Jeffreys
  • Jan Stockdale
  • Miles Arnot
  • Rodney Grace
  • Sally Banks
  • Richard Whitty
  • Irena Emberson
  • Colin Bate
  • Ron Coulter
  • Clare Blake
  • Janice Mairs
  • Ian Taylor
  • Mike Noakes
  • Simon Anderson
  • Christopher Webb and
  • Val Duffell
Deva chosen to represent county

Once again the Deva has been chosen to represent Cheshire & Merseyside County Bridge Association in the EBU's Garden Cities Trophy in which each county chooses a club to represent them. This year the honour falls to Chris Pope, Andy Prothero, Paul Roberts, Julian Merrill, David Flacks, Laurence Stone, Matt Foster and John Hampson - good luck guys!

And before you ask, no I have no idea why it is called the Garden Cities Trophy - nothing to do with the 19th century urban planning movement as far as I can tell.

Fearn Cup final

Congratulations to Frank Salt the winner of the Fearn Cup final which was held on Sunday 9th April.

 To see the gallery of pictures and view all the results (along with a description of the competition) please click here.

Championship Teams winners

Congratulations to Julian Merrill, David Flacks, Laurence Stone and Peter Hall who represented the winning team in the Championship Teams final on Friday 7th April and their teammates Paul Roberts and Richard Alcock.

To see the winners being presented with their trophy and view all the results (along with a description of the competition) please click here.

County event cancelled

Please note that the County Ladies Pairs on the 16th April 2017 (Easter Sunday) has been cancelled.

The intention is to run it later on this year. A date will be agreed in the next couple of days.

March prize winners

Congratulations to:

  • Philip Waring (Mon)
  • Richard and Jenny Cole (Tue)
  • Ian Andrew and Adam Ward (Wed afternoon)
  • Di Knight (Wed evening)
  • Bob Sneddon (Thu) and
  • Louise Orme (Sat)
Bridge 4 Fun - with an expert!

On Friday 12th May the Deva will be hosting a "Bridge 4 Fun" event offering groups of 3 players the chance to learn from an expert in a friendly and non-competitive environment - all for only £1 per player!

  • Fun for every level from Gentle Duplicate to more experienced club players
  • 7:15 start time
  • Sign up on the club notice board
  • Lots of friendly and helpful advice
  • No winners and losers - just fun and prizes!

This is a Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association "Bridge 4 Everyone" event.

President's Day 2017

The annual President's Day charity fundraising event was held on Sunday 19th March in favour of Chester and District Samaritans.

For pictures and more information please click here.

P.S. You will be pleased to know that in addition to the £144 raised from ticket sales we received £71 in donations making a total of £215 given to Chester & District Samaritans - valuable support for a worthy cause!

More success for Liz and David

In the Cumbria Congress, the green pointed swiss teams event was won by Liz Commins and David Stevenson playing with a pair from Carlisle.

 

Liz looks pleased - maybe David was worn out!

Quiz Night

Congratulations to "A Bridge Too Far" who won the club's annual (non-bridge) quiz night on Sunday 12th March and many thanks to Miles Arnot and Mike Pateman for all their hard work in organising such a varied and enjoyable programme for us all.

For further information on the quiz night and to see the presentation of the wine prize please click here.

Deva players in national final

Congratulations to David Stevenson and Paddy Murphy who (having finished 4th in the regional final) have qualified for the national final of the EBU's National Pairs competition.

Good luck in the national final which will be held on 8-9th April!

Eric Howarth Cup

The 2017 Eric Howarth Cup (a Merseyside & Cheshire County Bridge Association event) was held at the Deva on Sunday 5th March. You can see the results here.

 

Congratulations to the winners from left to right Andrew Petrie, Nicola Smith, Catherine Draper and Andrew Woodcock.

Calendar
Tue 25th April 2017
LADIES PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP at the South End
7.00pm
Director: Maureen Borley - No Host
Tue 25th April 2017
MENS PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP - at the North End
7.00pm
Director: Paul Holt - No Host
Wed 26th April 2017
Afternoon
1.15pm
Director: Jean Stelfox/Ashley Rogers
Wed 26th April 2017
Evening
7.00pm
Director: Keith Perry
Wed 26th April 2017
Gentle Duplicate
1845 for 7,00pm start
Director: Russ Whelan
Thu 27th April 2017
Thursday
7.30pm
Director: Clare Blake
Fri 28th April 2017
MCBA Committee Meeting
9.30am
Results
Mon 24th April 2017
Monday
Director: David Smith
Sun 23rd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Teams
Sat 22nd April 2017
Saturday
Director: John Dawe
Sat 22nd April 2017
Shrewsbury Swiss Pairs
Director: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
Thu 20th April 2017
Thursday
Director: Maureen Borley
Wed 19th April 2017
Afternoon
Director: Jean Stelfox/Ashley Rogers
Wed 19th April 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Russ Whelan
Calendar
Tue 25th April 2017
LADIES PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP at the South End
7.00pm
Director: Maureen Borley - No Host
Tue 25th April 2017
MENS PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP - at the North End
7.00pm
Director: Paul Holt - No Host
Wed 26th April 2017
Afternoon
1.15pm
Director: Jean Stelfox/Ashley Rogers
Wed 26th April 2017
Evening
7.00pm
Director: Keith Perry
Wed 26th April 2017
Gentle Duplicate
1845 for 7,00pm start
Director: Russ Whelan
Thu 27th April 2017
Thursday
7.30pm
Director: Clare Blake
Fri 28th April 2017
MCBA Committee Meeting
9.30am
Results
Mon 24th April 2017
Monday
Director: David Smith
Sun 23rd April 2017
Shropshire Congress Teams
Sat 22nd April 2017
Saturday
Director: John Dawe
Sat 22nd April 2017
Shrewsbury Swiss Pairs
Director: James Vickers & Rob Dixon
Thu 20th April 2017
Thursday
Director: Maureen Borley
Wed 19th April 2017
Afternoon
Director: Jean Stelfox/Ashley Rogers
Wed 19th April 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Russ Whelan