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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).

Contact Information

Telephone: 01244 335514

This number is currently disconnected but see Webmaster below.


Principal TD (David Smith)


Lessons (Mo Borley)


Hosting (Annie Mead)


Deva Teams League


For administrative matters contact:


07927 886704

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.

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.

NGS ladders - November results

Congratulations to the November winners:

  • Ted Rose and Bob Elmes (both the "all sessions" and Tuesday ladders)
  • Chris Hyde and Mark Davies (Monday) and
  • Mark and Rachel Thompson (Friday).
Pivot Teams Final and Play Off


Brian Crawford Vs Laurence Stone has been postponed

Third Place Play-off

Sheila Shea beat Julia Fletcher

John Cliffe Award 2019/20

The winner of John Cliffe Award was announced at Friday's AGM and the winner was Dave Stretch - congratulations Dave!

The award recognises success in club sessions over the year amongst members who are rated District Master or below. Further information on the award and on past recipients can he seen here.

Pivot Teams Semi Finals RESULTS

Brian Crawford (1) v Julia Fletcher (4)

Brian and Co (Frank Salt, Haydn Roberts, Peter Nickson) staged a great comeback to thwart Julia's team (Roy Clifford, Jean Hand and Dave Armstrong)

12-17; 3-17; 44-0 Result 59 to 34

Laurence Stone (2) v Sheila Shea (3)

Laurence and Co (John Hampson, Joan Marray, Paul Roberts) also survived a close fought game against Sheila's team (Wyn Williams, Margaret Barnes, Ed Jones)

Sheila raced into an 11-0 lead but Laurence hit back to lead 21-11

He extended the lead with a 9-3 set and then lost the final six 0-10 

21-11; 9-3; 0-10 Result 30 to 24

The Final is due to be played on or around 18th November as is the Consolation

Bob Graham results

Congratulations to Roy Clifford, Mo Borley and Alan Sharples who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Bob Graham final. See Results Calendar for details.

Chester Bowl

The 2020 Chester Bowl was held on BBO on Sunday 18th October. There were 29 pairs and a partial Howell movement was played, 18 2-board rounds with a break in the middle.

Congratulations to the winners John Currie and Rodney Lighton who on 65% were well ahead of runners up Jullian Merrill and Paul Roberts on 62%. In third place were Sue Woodcock and Stuart Clarke on 59%. There was no presentation this year, but the Bowl will have the winners names engraved on it as usual and, hopefully, we can all see it next year.

The full results with hands and play can be seen by clicking here. The tournament director on the day was Sarah Amos, EBU National Director.

The event raised an estimated £350 for Cheshire West Citizen’s Advice, the President's charity for 2020/21.

How about entering the NICKO?

The National Inter Club Knock Out competition (the "NICKO") is organised by the EBU and entries for this year's competition are open until 21 November. As for previous years, DEVA will subsidise half the entrance fee for up to 4 teams. If you are interested in entering the competition and representing the club please contact David Smith ( We have already contacted teams that entered last year, this notice is for others who might be interested. Information on the competition can be found here

Championship Teams Winners 2019/20

The final was held on BBO on September 23rd. Congratulations to the winning team, Brian Crawford, Frank McAleavy, Peter Nickson and Jeff Angove and to Di Knight and Frank Salt who played for the team in the qualification rounds. The final was a close affair, with the lead changing in the last round. Second were Chris Pope, Matt Foster, Andy Prothero and John Hampson (their team also included Paddy Murphy). Results can be seen here.

Thu 3rd December 2020
Deva Teams Division 2 (round 3 matches on BBO)
Fri 4th December 2020
Friday afternoon pairs
1.30 pm
TDs: Simon Anderson and Phil Nuttall
Mon 7th December 2020
Monday evening pairs
7 pm
TDs: David Smith and Philip Waring
Tue 8th December 2020
Tuesday evening pairs
7 pm
TDs: Laurence Stone and Mo Borley
Wed 9th December 2020
Championship Teams (round 3 matches on BBO)
Thu 10th December 2020
Simple systems pairs
10.30 am
TDs: Philip Waring and Daniel Miller
Thu 10th December 2020
Deva Teams Division 1 (round 4 matches on BBO)
Simple systems pairs
TDs: Mo Borley and Simon Anderson
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Tuesday evening pairs
TDs: Daniel Miller and Roy Clifford
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Monday evening pairs
TDs: Mark Thompson and Mo Borley
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Friday afternoon pairs
TDs: Phil Nuttall and Daniel Miller
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Simple systems pairs
TDs: Roy Clifford and David Smith
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Tuesday evening pairs
TDs: David Smith and Philip Waring
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Monday evening pairs
TDs: Daniel Miller and Phil Nuttall
Scorer: Simon Anderson