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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.

Mixed pairs championship
Mixed pairs championship

The 2019 mixed pairs championship was held on Thursday 23rd May.

Congratulations to the winners Bob Mitchell and Sheila Banham pictured between Clare Blake and Club Secretary Julie O'Connell.

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

Play with an expert - list closing soon

The 2019 Play with an expert event will be held on Friday 5th July (7 pm for 7:15 start).

Could anyone thinking of playing in this event add their names to the list in the entrance lobby as soon as possible so that we need to finalise arrangements.

P.S. You do not need a group of three - individuals/pairs welcome!

For more details see the relevant page under Charitable and Social Events in the menu.

Gentle Duplicate - hosts available

Just a quick reminder that you don't need a partner to play in our Gentle Duplicate sessions on Wednesday evenings. There is always a host available and you can learn a lot by playing with someone more experienced - so come along, play and enjoy!

Jim Davies Trophy

The Jim Davies Trophy is a M&CBA Swiss teams event which will be played at the Deva on the evening of Wednesday 19th June. Entry for teams of four is £22 in advance or £26 on the night.

To enter or get further details please contact David Stevenson (, 0151 677 7412/07778 409955).

League Cup final goes to extra time

The final of the 2019 Deva Teams League Cup was a hotly contested affair with the result after 24 boards being:

  • The Travellers 78 IMPs and
  • Bronze 63 IMPs.

However Bronze started with a +15 IMPs handicap so the scores were tied!

There was therefore a three board playoff which The Travellers won by 11 IMPs to 4.

Congratulations to The Travellers, Paul Holt, Laurence Stone, David Smith and Ian Bates and also to Peter Sumption who did not play in the final.

The runners-up, Bronze, were represented by Ian Taylor, Anne Dodd, Jeremy Dodd and Graham Campbell with Russ Whelan, Clare Blake and Kate Beckett who did not play in the final.

Ladies' and Men's Pairs Championships

The 2019 Deva Ladies' and Men's Pairs Championships were held on 16th April.

The winning ladies pair, Jean Hand and Mo Borley, are flanked by AvrilThompson and Joan Marray, who finished second and Clare Blake who finished third playing with Fiona Spencer (not pictured).


Brian Crawford and Frank McAleavy display their prize and trophy for the men's pairs.


Colin Humphreys and Danny Miller finished in a tie for secind place with Ashley Rogers and Roy Clifford.

A TD of distinction
A TD of distinction

Congratulations to Simon Anderson on achieving a distinction in his assessment by the EBU as a club tournament director.


Simon is now a fully qualified TD as well as an experienced bridge teacher. 

Supervised social play

Please note that there is no supervised social play on Easter Monday or the bank holidays on 6th and 27th May.

2019 Fearn Cup final
2019 Fearn Cup final

Congratulations to Philip Waring, winner of the 2019 Fearn Cup, see here being presented with the trophy by Club President Russ Whelan along with Jim Stambridge (who finished third), Mark Thompson (fourth), Kate Beckett (fifth) and Mary Palin (second).

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

Championship Teams final
Championship Teams final

Seven teams competed for the Deva Teams of Four Trophy on the 3rd April. Congratulations go to the winners Chris Pope, Liz Commins, John Hampson and Andy Prothero together with their teammate Matt Foster who did not play in the final.

Further details and pictures can be found under Competitions in the menu.

Championship Pairs final
Championship Pairs final

The final of the 2019 Championship Pairs was held on Wednesday 20th March.

Congratulations go to the winners Peter Hall and Laurence Stone seen with the trophy and flanked by third place pair Chris Pope and Andy Prothero and second place pair Stephen Lloyd and David Smith.

For more details see the relevant page under Competitions in the menu.

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Mon 27th May 2019
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Paul Holt
Host: Jean Stelfox
Tue 28th May 2019
Tuesday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Philip Waring
Wed 29th May 2019
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
1.15 pm
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Eileen Williams
Wed 29th May 2019
Gentle Duplicate
7 pm
Director: Mo Borley
Host: Phil Nuttall
Thu 30th May 2019
Supervised Play
1.15 pm
Teacher: Mo Borley
Volunteer helper(s): Kate Beckett and Susan Haywood
Thu 30th May 2019
Thursday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Clare Blake
Fri 31st May 2019
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Rosemary Griffiths
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Ashley Rogers
Host: Christopher Webb
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Roy Clifford
Host: Janice Mairs
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Laurence Stone
Host: Mary Palin
Monday Pairs
Director: Simon Anderson
Host: Maureen Borley
M&CBA Spring Pairs (Swiss Pairs) John Armstrong Trophy
Director: David Stevenson
Scorer: David Stevenson