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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.

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.

Wednesday at Waverton

Just a quick reminder that this week's Wednesday Afternoon Pairs will be at Burley Hall, Waverton while work on the kitchen is in progress.

Chester Bowl

The 2019 Chester Bowl will be held on Sunday 20th October in favour of The Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

For more details and the entry form see the page under Competitions in the menu.


2019/20 Championship Pairs

The club's Blue Riband competition, the Championship Pairs, consists of 7 qualifying sessions and a final. You don't need to play in every round to qualify for the final and, as well as being a popular competition, it can be a lot of fun to take part - even if you don't expect to win!

This years's competition starts on Wednesday evening, 11th September at 7 pm.

The dates are on the calendar and full details can be found under Competitions in the menu.

For further information please contact our Principal Tournament Director, Jean Stelfox.

National Inter Club Knock Out (NICKO)

The NICKO is probably the most popular of the EBU's teams competitions. It provides an opportunity for any number of teams from the Deva to play against teams from other clubs with matches being played home or away, initially on a regional basis with a Plate competition for all those who get knocked out in the first two rounds

For more information see:

Entry is £81 per team which may consist of up to six Deva members. To register contact Jean Stelfox no later than 13th September.

Supervised Social Play

Sorrel's ever popular Supervised Social Play sessions are resuming on Monday afternoons starting on 30th September and running through to 9th December with a break on 7th October when the annual bridge drive in aid of Christleton Parish takes place.

For more details contact Sorrel.

Welsh Foursomes

This NWBA event will be held in Wrexham over the weekend of 14-15 September. Please contact Paddy Murphy or click for details.

Simple systems pairs duplicate

Is this you?

  • Learned to play bridge but not quite ready to jump in at the deep end
  • Enjoyed Gentle Duplicate and would like to carry on
  • Coming back to bridge and wanting to ease your way back into the game
  • Looking to help somebody who is new to bridge

You are not alone!

Why not try our new Simple Systems Duplicate Pairs on Tuesday mornings?

  • Easy paced with a break for tea/coffee
  • No complicated systems to tie you up in knots
  • Proper duplicate with no cribsheets or help and advice

The ideal opportunity for a new partnership to find their feet.

Starts on Tuesday 8th October at 10 am. Please allow plenty of time to park, pay and get seated before play begins.

For further details contact Philip Waring (

Kitchen refurbishment notice

During the kitchen refurbishment the Wednesday afternoon pairs sessions will be held at Burley Hall, Waverton. The dates will be:

  • 21 August
  • 28 August
  • 4 September
  • 11 September

The hall will be available from 1 pm and we must vacate by 4.30.
There is plenty of parking in the main car park. On August 21st the Rector holds a communion service, so we are requested not to park adjacent to the hall entrance.

At the moment we are not sure whether we will be back at the Deva for 11 September so please check beforehand. The website calendar will be kept up to date.

2019 Glyn Ellis trophy
2019 Glyn Ellis trophy

Congratulations go to the men's teams who triumphed in Sunday's Glyn Ellis trophy competition. Whatever the result everybody could take consolation in raising money for charity and enjoy a splendid sfternoon tea!

For full results and more pictures see the entry under Charitable and Social Events in the menu.

Your Teams League needs you!

Graham Campbell has recently taken over the running of the Deva Teams League and Cup competitions (for which many thanks) and is trying to recruit new teams and team members.

The league fixtures usually take place once or twice a month on Thursdays from September round to May and can be a great way to experience a different take on the game we all know and love.

Graham is currently having to revisit the schedule due to some teams losing members or dropping out so, if you would like to give teams bridge a try or just want more information, please email

Chester City Cup winners
Chester City Cup winners

Congratulations to Peter and June Hulmes who won the Chester City Cup competition on Monday 15th July.  They are seen being presented with the cup by club president Russ Whelan.

For more information see the entry under Competitions in the menu.

Deva Team League winners

The 2018/19 Deva Team League season has now finished so congratulations go to… (roll of drums)

Division 1 winners: The Bigwigs (David Armstrong, Stephen O’Brien, Phil Nuttall, Mo Borley, Terry Jones, Bob Sneddon, Michael Pateman and Ronnie Thomson) who scored 82 VPs from 10 matches and

Division 2 winners: Bronze (Ian Taylor, Clare Blake, Graham Campbell, Jeremy & Anne Dodd, Russ Whelan, Kath Beckett and Mike Noakes) who scored 76 VPs from their 10 match season.

For more details click on Deva Teams League and Cup in the menu.

A masterclass with Laurence Stone

Deva Bridge club is pleased to announce the second of our masterclasses aimed at regular club players.

The masterclass will be given by Laurence Stone and will be on the topic of improving your signalling in defence.

The event will be held on Wednesday 2nd October starting at 7 pm and will consist of a 30-40 minute presentation followed by playing a mix of random and set hands. As with the first event the price is £5 per person (to include tea/coffee and biscuits) with all proceeds going to the President's nominated charity. Entry is limited to 15 tables on a first come first served basis with those booking four places being allocated a priority reserved table. To book, or for more information, please contact Philip Waring (

Pivot Teams Championship
Pivot Teams Championship

The Deva Pivot Teams Championship final took place on Wednesday, 26th June.  Congratulations to the winners John Hampson, Joan Marray, Julian Merrill and Paul Roberts.

Wed 18th September 2019
Gentle Duplicate
7 pm
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Arthur Orme
Thu 19th September 2019
Thursday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Clare Blake
Host: Rodney Grace
Fri 20th September 2019
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Rosemary Griffiths
Sat 21st September 2019
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Mon 23rd September 2019
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: David Smith
Host: Jean Hand
Tue 24th September 2019
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Laurence Stone
Wed 25th September 2019
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Ashley Rogers
Host: Rosemary Griffiths
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Joan Webb
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Mary Palin
Monday Pairs
Director: Hannah Gleave
Host: Mark Thompson
Fearn Cup - Round 1
Director: John Dawe
Teams % for MONTHLY LEAGUE only
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies
Host: John Dawe
Championship Pairs - Round 1
Director: Jean Stelfox