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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.

Pivot Teams Championship

The Pivot Teams Championship is, in a sense, a "middle ranking" competition in the Deva Bridge Club's annual calendar. Although it is a multi-stage event with a qualifying round, semi-final and final the winners do not appear on the club's honours boards and there is no trophy. The term pivot teams describes a tournament in which the pairs within each team are not fixed so that a team member will play with each of the other three players representing their team. The competition therefore rewards flexibility in playing well with several partners not just in well-established pairings.

The qualifying round is usually played on a Wednesday evening in February with the semi-final and final being played in the course of one evening on a Wednesday in June.

Rules and procedure

Teams may have as many as six members with any four competing in the qualifying round and in the semi-final/final. The top four teams from the qualifying round play in the semi-final with the team qualifying in first place having the right to choose heir semi-final opponents. The top two semi-finalists compete in the final with the third and fourth placed sides playing off for third place in the championship.

The qualifying round is played as a single, IMPs scored teams event with the number of boards in each round being determined by the number of teams entered. All semi-final, final and third place play off matches are played over twelve boards so that each pairing plays four boards.

Table money is £2.50 per person for the qualifying round and £2.50 per person to cover the semi-final and the final or third place play off. The winning team share a cash prize of £20 with £12 for second and £8 for third.

2018 competition

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 Sheila Shea & Wyn Williams and Margaret Barnes & Edward Jones.

Edward Jones, Wyn Williams, Margaret Barnes and Sheila Shea are presented with their prize by the club's Chief Tournament Director Jean Stelfox.


Paddy Murphy, Alan Stephenson, Mark Weeks and Stuart Matthews finished second.


Third place went to Jeff Angove, Frank Salt, Peter Nickson and Frank McAleavy.

Previous winners
  • 2017: Brian Crawford, Jeffrey Angove, Di Knight and Peter Nickson (also Frank McAleavy who did not play in the final)
  • 2016: David Stevenson, Liz Commins, Chris Pope, Andy Prothero and Mike Amos
  • 2015: David Stevenson, Liz Commins, Paddy Murphy, Chris Pope and Simon Edwards