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  Ladies and Mens Teams match

This year's GLYN ELLIS TROPHY MATCH (i.e. our LADIES vs GENTLEMEN Teams Match) is to be held on Sunday 4th August. This will be an afternoon of bridge with a delicious afternoon tea served at the half way stage. For further details and to enter please click here.

  Deva Teams League

This years Teams League has drawn to a close.  Congratulations go to Misfits (Frank McAlveay’s team) on winning Division 1.  Mighty Meerkats (Annie Mead’s team) was a creditable 2nd place having gained promotion from the second division last year.

Division 2 was headed by Burgers (John Gibbs’ team) and Phoenix Knights (Mark Davies’ team second). Both will be promoted to division 1 next year.

The knockout is at the semi-final stage with the winner of Mighty Meerkats and Misfits to play Burgers in the final.

A huge welcome goes to Newby (John Bowyer’s team).  Well done on completing your first season and winning one match.

It was also good to see so many of the matches f2f in the club and for the rest of us better luck next year!

Calls go out to any budding team players out there - there is space both for team replacements or new teams.  Talk to Mark Thompson (teams’ secretary) if you are interested.

 


 

  Monthly prizes for May

Hi everyone,

 

Monthly Prizes for May go to::

Monday               David Smith

Wednesday         Bernard Farrell and Gill Farrell

Friday                  Robert Hunt and Sue Pemberton

Well done all of you.

  Mixed Pairs

We held our annual Mixed Pairs Championship on Thursday 16 May in the club, not even a traffic jam on A55 could stop us - although we were a little late starting because of it.

We had 8 tables and played 12 2-board rounds. Congratulations to David Stevenson and Liz Cummins who were winners. Stewart Hart and Jane Campion were close behind in 2nd place with a tie for 3rd place between John Whiteoak and Alida Droppert & Joan Marray and Paul Roberts (they had to share the smallest prize!). Here are all of them being presented prizes by Sheena.
       

  Fearn Cup Final

We held the final of the Fearn Cup on Sunday (21 April), an individual tournament named after one of Deva's founding members. 20 finalists played 38 boards, with each finalist playing 2 boards partnering each other finalist, with a break for a splendid buffet lunch provided by Sophie. All in all it was a good game of bridge and an enjoyable social experience. Congratulations to Alan Sharples who won with 60.9% well ahead of Jeremy Bishop 2nd with 57.4% and Jerry Hopkins 3rd with 55.8%. We will soon all be able to see Alan's name engraved on the board in the club, and on the Fearn Cup itself.

 

  Ladies and Mens pairs

The Ladies and Mens Pairs Championships were held on Thursday (18 April) in the club. Congratulations to the respective winners, Pat Powell & Rachel Pentecost and Brian Crawford & Frank McAleavy. Apologies for not getting the results out in the club (I don't know what came over me!) and because of that we will have to hand out the prizes when we next see you in the club. Results are now on the website in the usual place.

  An away weekend in Lytham

Last weekend saw 33 of us at the Bedford Hotel in Lytham having a good weekend playing bridge and enjoying excellent food. It went so well we have rebooked for next year (11/12/13 April 2025). Here are some photos. 

  EBU Sim Pairs

Wednesday afternoon's bridge session was a heat of the EBU's Spring Sim Pairs. As of 10pm Thursday 11 April, all 23 clubs have submitted results. The highest Deva pairs were:

Position out of 361 pairs Pair Overall Score (%)
16 Frank Salt and Alison Crossley 62.3
17 Mac McCarthy and Vony Gwillim 62.2
34 Chris Raymond and David Smith 59.4
35 Janet Falcon and Norma Miles 59.4

Here is a link to the overall results on the EBU's website (link to results) from where you can filter results to show Deva players and view commentary and analysis of the hands.

  Championship Pairs Winners

The Championship Pairs final was help last night (Wednesday 20 March) and the winners were Philip Waring and Jerry Hopkins. They deserve double congratulations as they won last year as well and so have retained their status as Champions!

The championship started in September with the a ladder competition running over 6 months. The ladder determines who qualifies for the semi-final and 17 pairs played in that 2 weeks ago, with 10 pairs qualifying for the final last night. Andy Prothero and Chris Pope were 2nd, with Martin Church and Mike McCartney in 3rd place. Here are the top three pairs, with the winners in the centre (gold position), runners-up on the left (silver) and 3rd place on the right (bronze).

 

Results
Monday Pairs
TD: Mo Borley
Scorer: Mo Borley
Friday Pairs
TD: Jeremy Bishop
Scorer: Jeremy Bishop
Friday night practice
Practice tournament
Wednesday Pairs
TD: Jean Stelfox
Scorer: Jean Stelfox
Tuesday Pairs
TD: Philip Waring
Scorer: Jerry Hopkins
Monday Funday Tournament
TD: Simon Anderson or Roy Clifford
Monday Pairs
TD: David Smith
Scorer: David Smith
Friday Pairs
TD: Jerry Hopkins
Scorer: Jerry Hopkins
Friday night practice
Calendar
Mon 24th June 2024
Supervised Social Play
1-4 pm
Teacher: Sheena Parker
Tue 25th June 2024
Tuesday Pairs
BBO 7 pm
TD: Nick Mayfield
Wed 26th June 2024
Wednesday Pairs
1.15 pm
TD: Simon Anderson
Host: Elaine Dunham
Thu 27th June 2024
Pupils' tournament
1.15 pm
Teacher: Simon Anderson or Mo Borley
Fri 28th June 2024
Friday Pairs
1.15 pm
TD: Mark Thompson
Fri 28th June 2024
Philip's Advanced Bridge Workshops
7 pm
Teacher: Philip Waring
Mon 1st July 2024
Monday Funday Tournament
1-4 pm
TD: Mo Borley or Philip Waring
Mon 1st July 2024
Monday Pairs
7 pm
TD: Simon Anderson
Tue 2nd July 2024
Tuesday Pairs
BBO 7 pm
TD: Jerry Hopkins
Wed 3rd July 2024
Wednesday Pairs
1.15 pm
TD: Roy Clifford