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Release 2.19n
Simple systems and individual tournaments

There is no set system for Simple Systems sessions on BBO but please click here for the club's guidance.

You can use the club's standard system for individual events on BBO which can be downloaded as a word document (click here) or viewed as a web page (click here).

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.

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.

Don't ask me!

If the lockdown is leaving you with too much time on your hands you might like to try Philip Waring's latest quiz:

  1. Where you might find an Elizabethan neck? (9)
  2. CBEMBE? How cute. (8,7)
  3. Rigid Henry (5,4)
  4. A play that sees partner get a tap in the back? (4,4)
  5. Flerovium periodically found here. (9)
  6. Seemingly invisible toothpaste! (6)
  7. Something you might get down from? (4)
  8. Sounds like the trilby he had for lunch. (8)
  9. This lets an Italian in (5,3,4)
  10. Liberal girlfriend (11,7)
  11. Oft stated, sometimes meant. (5,3,7)
  12. Keeps the twins quiet? (6,5)
  13. Andrew maybe includes river. (7,4)
  14. Losing strategy for him. Just saying. (10)
  15. Ben's hello, unusual! (9)
  16. kcaJ and lliJ (8,6)
  17. Putter? (9,4)
  18. Caused quite a splash! (6,2)
  19. Small annoyance from a damaged table maybe? (8)
  20. Armstrong or Osman's optimum hand? (10)

Phlips says...

Answers may, or may not, be referenced in the clue itself but each answer is a bridge term. Some answers will be easier for more experienced players. If you are not sure about an answer it is probably wrong!

Example:

Final curtain indicates this perhaps? (3,4) to which the answer would be "End play".

If you are completely stuck email Philip for a hint.

NGS ladders update

Congratulations to Peter Zemroch for winning the "all sessions" ladder for July. Also to Pauline Smyth and Jill Owen for the Tuesday ladder and Keith and Avril Thompson for winning Friday ladder.

To see how close you came look under NGS Ladders on the menu.

EBU Summer Sim Pairs - Tuesday 21st July

In addition to our club results you can see how you did nationally by clicking here. Then you can work out how you did so brilliantly by reviewing the expert commentary here!

Congratulations to Chris Raymond and Stuart Scholes for coming 2nd nationally (out of 529 pairs) and to Jeff Angove and Frank Salt (26th) and to Laurence Stone and John Hampson (36th).

Ladies' and Men's Pairs Championships

Congratulations to Joan Webb and Sheena Parker on winning the 2020 Ladies’ Pairs Championship.

Also (and equally) congratulations to David Mead and Peter Zemroch on winning the 2020 Men’s Pairs Championship.

Full results and further details can be found under Competitions in the menu.

Ladies and Men's Pairs Championships

These two events will be held online at 7 pm on Monday 20th July. Prizes etc. are as detailed on the relevant page under Competitions in the menu. To enter you just register in the usual way with registration opening 2 hours before the start.

Completing club competitions online

The Deva is now thriving online. As well as regular duplicate sessions on BBO, the following competitions have recently been completed:

  • The Championship Pairs was won by Brian Crawford and Frank McAleavy and they will now have their names engraved on the honours board in the club and on the plate. Results can be seen here.
  • The Fearn Cup was won by Vanessa James whose name also goes on the honours boards and on the cup. Results can be seen here.
  • All Deva Teams League and Cup matches that were not played before the club closed have now been played online. The winners were:
    • Division 1: Misfits (Jeffrey Angove, Brian Crawford, Stephen Doubt, Di Knight, Frank McAleavy, Peter Nickson, Haydn Roberts and Frank Salt)
    • Division 2: Hindsight (Rebecca Burke-Sharples, Barrie Harrison, Mary Harrison, Lilian Hobbs, Joan Lythgoe, Norma Miles, Alan Sharples and Sandra Taylor)
    • Knockout Cup: The Travellers (Ian Bates, Stewart Hart, Paul Holt, David Smith, Dees Smith, Laurence Stone and Peter Sumption)
    • League and cup results can be seen here.

We hope to complete the Championship Teams online and can now start planning other competitions.

Championship pairs final

The club's Championship Pairs final was held on BBO on Thursday 18th June. The results from the final are on the results calendar but the final placings are determined using a carry forward factor from the qualifying rounds as follows:

 

Final Ranking with carry forward Finalists Overall score with carry forward
1 Brian Crawford & Frank McAleavy 102.86
2 John Hampson & Matt Foster 101.94
3 Andy Prothero & Chris Pope 99.49
4 Barry Jones & Bob Pitts 98.73
5 Joan Marray & Paul Roberts 96.53
6 Bob Sneddon & Sheila Banham 92.83
7 Mark Weeks & Stuart Matthews 91.05
8 Frank Salt & Jeffrey Angove 90.78
9 Laurence Stone & Peter Hall 87.47
10 Annie Mead & Ian Blackhurst 86.52
11 Julian Merrill & Richard Alcock 83.92
12 David Armstrong & Stephen O'Brien 81.32

 

Congratulations to Brian and Frank, winners of the Championship Pairs for 2019/20!

Fearn Cup Winner

Congratulations to Vanessa James, the winner of the 2019/2020 Fearn Cup. The final was held on BBO on 14th June. Further information on the competition, including results of the final and of the qualifying heats, is available here.

Inter-Club Teams Matches

The Deva has so far played four friendly teams matches against other clubs on BBO, winning 2 drawing 1 and losing 1:

  • On April 21st we lost to St Albans BC and
  • On May 7th we beat Berwick-upon-Tweed BC 
  • On May 21st we beat Bath BC by 113-107 VPs
  • On May 23rd we drew with Altrincham BC 40-all

 

We have a six-club, round-robin tournament scheduled to run through the month of June.

LATEST NEWS

Deva BC played York BC winning 6 of 8 12 board matches. The Overall VP score was almost 97-63 which is a 12.1 - 7.9 win

We are playing 

  • St Albans 10th June 
  • Hitchin 19th June
  • Bath 25th June
  • Louth and Scunthorpe 2nd July

Latest table at St Albans Bridge Club website:

https://www.bridgewebs.com/stalbans/

 

Thanks to Simon Anderson for all his hard work organising this and to all our players for their fine efforts.

Calendar
Tue 11th August 2020
Tuesday evening BBO
7 pm
TD(s): Daniel Miller and Simon Anderson
Thu 13th August 2020
Simple Systems BBO
10.30 am
TD(s): David Smith and Daniel Miller
Fri 14th August 2020
Friday afternoon BBO
1.30 pm
TD(s): Simon Anderson and Laurence Stone
Tue 18th August 2020
Tuesday evening BBO
7 pm
Registration opens on BBO 2 hours before the start time.
TD(s): Daniel Miller and David Smith
Thu 20th August 2020
Simple Systems BBO
10.30 am
TD(s): Laurence Stone and Daniel Miller
Fri 21st August 2020
Friday afternoon BBO
1.30 pm
TD(s): David Smith and Simon Anderson
Tue 25th August 2020
Tuesday evening BBO
7 pm
TD(s): Simon Anderson and Daniel Miller
Results
Friday afternoon BBO
TD(s): Daniel Miller and Simon Anderson
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Simple Systems BBO
TD(s): Mark Thompson and Simon Anderson
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Tuesday evening BBO
TD(s): David Smith and Laurence Stone
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Friday afternoon BBO
TD(s): Daniel Miller and Simon Anderson
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Simple Systems BBO
TD(s): Laurence Stone and Daniel Miller
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Tuesday evening BBO
TD(s): Simon Anderson and Daniel Miller
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Friday afternoon BBO
TD(s): Mo Borley and Simon Anderson
Scorer: Simon Anderson