An update has been posted in the members only section of the website today (14th June 2018).
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Telephone: 01244 335514
Principal TD (Jean Stelfox)
Lessons (Mo Borley)
Hosting (Annie Mead)
Deva Teams League (Barbara Ginty)
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The club is affilated to the English Bridge Union and to Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association.
The latest article in Phil Waring's guides to the rules of bridge covers the tricky topic of reserving your rights and the role of the Director. This is a very useful guide to what can be a tricky situation so please ensure that you benefit from Phil's advice.
Phil's guides can be found under Club Rules in the menu.
In a keenly fought competition on Wednesday 27th June teams battled to become the Deva Pivot Teams champions for 2018. The final was played over 24 boards by the three teams who had won through the qualifying round in February. Congratulations to the winning team of Edward Jones, Wyn Williams, Margaret Barnes and Sheila Shea who are pictured here receiving their prize from the club's Chief Tournament Director Jean Stelfox.
For more pictures and further details see the relevant page under Competitions in the menu.
The Deva team achieved a great result in the final of the Garden Cities Trophy (the national competition for all the leading bridge clubs throughout the country) last Saturday, finishing in second place behind the team representing Kent and well ahead of the holders, Manchester, who (as we know well) have a large pool of established internationals from which to choose their team.
To finish so well in the final of a national competition puts the Deva firmly up with the leading clubs throughout the country - a fact that all our members can be very proud of.
The Deva team for the final was as follows:-
In addition Keith Shuttleworth, Seb Jones and John Hampson played in the qualifying round but were unavailable for the final.
Well done to all of you!
The county bridge associations for Merseyside & Cheshire and Manchester are looking for a project officer to help clubs build membership and attendance.
For details please click here. For any further information about the role please contact Paul Roberts (01829 270013 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Have you been to view the new shed yet?
A special thank you to Paul Holt for all his expertise and time in identifying and procuring our brilliant new replacement shed. Thanks also to the steering group and others for their help with the user requirements and for giving temporary housing to the shed contents.
Update from David Stevenson on this year's Yorkshire Congress:
After last year where Liz Commins and I won the 3rd division trophy in the teams and came nowhere in the pairs, matters improved this year. We were 4th in the pairs, but won the Mixed Pairs trophy, since the first three pairs were all men!
In the teams we played with Tom Dessain and Tugrul Kaban from London and won the final.
On the weekend of 2-3rd June the Deva hosted the 21st annual match between teams from Dublin and Liverpool for the Cantor-Dowling Shield (a Merseyside and Cheshire Bridge Association competition).
The hospitality provided by the Deva was very much appreciated with particular thanks from President Annie going to:
Dave Keen (who organised the match) adds: We thank the Deva Bridge Club for its support and for the use of its facilities - and especially Annie Mead and her team for their excellent organisation. Thanks again to Angie Pinnington & Co for the splendid catering.
For the record this year's match was won by Dublin and the overall record now stands at 11 wins to Liverpool and 10 to the Dubliners.
The 2018 Mixed Pairs Championship was held on Tuesday 22nd May. Congratulations to Bob Mitchell and Sheila Banham seen here holding the trophies flanked by TD Maureen Borley, Club President Annie Mead and the runners up Sara Miles and Russ Whelan.
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