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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.

Team captain needed

Are you interested in joining a team to play in the Deva teams league next season?

The "Always Hopeful" team, which finished third in division 2 last season, is without a captain.

Before the start of each season all captains get a fixture list setting out the dates and opposing teams. Captains have contact details for the players in their team and two pairs are required to play each match. The season runs from the beginning of September through to the following May. For more information (or just to discuss) please contact Barbara Ginty (

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.

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.

Wed 26th June 2019
Pivot Teams Final
7 pm
Director: Jean Stelfox
Thu 27th June 2019
Supervised Play
1.15 pm
Teacher: Mo Borley
Volunteer helper(s): Kate Beckett and Susan Haywood
Thu 27th June 2019
Thursday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Hannah Gleave
Host: David Smith
Fri 28th June 2019
Deva Committee Meeting
9.30 am
Fri 28th June 2019
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Rosemary Griffiths
Fri 28th June 2019
Friday revision: More on takeout doubles
7 pm
Teacher: Philip Waring
Sat 29th June 2019
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Roy Clifford
Host: Hannah Gleave
Bill Hughes Sim Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Monday Pairs
Director: David Smith
Host: Sally Banks
Saturday Pairs
Director: John Dawe
Thursday Pairs
Director: Roy Clifford
Host: Rodney Grace
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jean Stelfox
Host: Richard Whitty
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Host: Julie Halford