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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.

Club closed - so why not try playing online

Following the Government's advice released on Monday 16th March the committee has decided to close the club until further notice.

In the meantime you might want to try playing online. The EBU has written an article (click here) about the options and is organising some EBU games on Bridge Base Online (BBO) which you can find out about by clicking here.

Club members are also happy to provide advice for newcomers to Bridge Base Online (BBO) and Bridge Club Live (BCL).

I play on BBO (as Simon 1402) which is free and is mainly populated by players from across the globe who play the American five card majors and strong no trump system. It does however include a "club" specifically for Acol players which has its own homepage here. You can contact me for help in getting started by emailing or calling 07927 886704.

Laurence Stone has indicated that he is happy to help with BCL and you can contact him by emailing or calling 07770 677559.

If you have anything to add please email

President's Day

The annual President's Day festivities were held on Sunday 20th March in favour of The Hospice of The Good Shepherd at Backford.

For results and pictures see the entry under Charitable and social events in the menu.

Masters galore!

The EBU Masters Pairs competition for Masters below Regional Master took place on Sunday 1 March.  22 pairs played in Deva's heat and 227 played nationally.

Congratulations to Avril & Keith Thompson and to Jeremy & Anne Dodd who were the first and second in Deva's heat, and the highest Deva pairs in the national ranking.

Congratulations too to Sally Bray & Judith Dunkerley and John Norman & Vanessa James as the next highest in each of Deva's two sessions. 

Premier Grand Master Liz

Many congratulations are due to Liz Commins on her recent promotion to the EBU's highest rank, that of Premier Grand Master. Achievement of this rank requires the acquisition of 1,500 Green Points and these are only awarded for major county championships and regional or national events of sufficiently high status.

Well done Liz!

More Swiss pairs

We are holding another Swiss Pairs event, this time on Wednesday 25th March, 7pm start time. Although there is no need to enter in advance, it will help the organisers prepare for the evening if you can let us know in-advance, either by emailing David Smith ( or by entering your names in the table in the club entrance hall.

International sim pairs

The Deva's annual simultaneous pairs event with our friends from Sens (France) and Lorrach (Germany) was held on the afternoon of Wednesday 19th February. The combined results can be viewed by clicking here with D signifiying a Deva pair, G Lorrach and F Sens. Congratulations to André Forma and Gérard Laumonier on winning the combined tournament and to Sara Miles and Roy Clifford who finished second overall.

Many thanks to Fred Dixon for putting together the combined result.

Host replacements reminder

If you volunteer to act as host (for which, of course, many thanks!) but find that you are unable to fulfil your commitment please can you:

  1. Attempt find a replacement or do a swap
  2. If you are unable to organise a replacement, contact one of the hosting team (Clare Blake, Susan Haywood, Annie Mead or Sheena Parker).

A copy of the club's hosting procedures is on the wall next to the host list and can also be found on the website under Host Systen Explained in the menu.

Eric Howarth Cup

The Eric Howarth Cup is a green-pointed Swiss teams county event. It will be held at the Deva on Sunday 8th March.

Click here for details or contact Laurence Stone.

It's a clean sweep!

Yes, the 2020 Chester Congress ended in a clean sweep for Deva members.

Barry Jones and Bob Pitts followed up Saturday's pairs win by winning Sunday's teams event in tandem with Colin Humphrey (pictured holding the Latham Knox Trophy) and Daniel Miller - a memorable weekend indeed!

    For full results and more information see the relevant page under Competitions in the menu. 

Deva success in Congress pairs

Congratulations to Barry Jones and Bob Pitts who won Saturday's pairs competition in the 2020 Chester Congress.

Here they are presented with their trophies (The Capel Cup) by Club President Russ Whelan.

The runners up and the winners of the consolation competition were also Deva members.

For full results and more information see the relevant page under Competitions in the menu.

Wed 1st April 2020
1.15 pm
Wed 1st April 2020
Club Closed until further notice
Thu 2nd April 2020
Club Closed until further notice
Thu 2nd April 2020
1:15 pm
Thu 2nd April 2020
Club Closed until further notice
Fri 3rd April 2020
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Rosemary Griffiths
Fri 3rd April 2020
Club Closed until further notice
Monday Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
President's Day
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Teams % for MONTHLY LEAGUE only
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies
Host: Clare Blake
Championship Teams - Round 4
Director: Jean Stelfox
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Mike Pateman/Miles Arnot
Host: Richard Whitty