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Release 2.19n
Simple systems and individual tournaments

There is no set system for Simple Systems sessions on BBO but please click here for the club's guidance.

You can use the club's standard system for individual events on BBO which can be downloaded as a word document (click here) or viewed as a web page (click here).

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.

NGS ladders update

The NGS ladders now have their own menu section (good idea Laurence!) underneath the Personal Analysis section.

Congratulation to Shona Hambleton and John Dearnley for winning the competition for Fridays.

We can now add congratualtions to Jean Stelfox for narrowly pipping Chris Hyde to the Tuesday title and to Stephanie Howard who just beat her regular partner Margaret Howe to the "all sessions" title for June.

Details can be found under NGS Ladders in the menu.

Ladies and Men's Pairs Championships

These two events will be held online at 7 pm on Monday 20th July. Prizes etc. are as detailed on the relevant page under Competitions in the menu.

Completing club competitions online

The Deva is now thriving online. As well as regular duplicate sessions on BBO, the following competitions have recently been completed:

  • The Championship Pairs was won by Brian Crawford and Frank McAleavy and they will now have their names engraved on the honours board in the club and on the plate. Results can be seen here.
  • The Fearn Cup was won by Vanessa James whose name also goes on the honours boards and on the cup. Results can be seen here.
  • All Deva Teams League and Cup matches that were not played before the club closed have now been played online. The winners were:
    • Division 1: Misfits (Jeffrey Angove, Brian Crawford, Stephen Doubt, Di Knight, Frank McAleavy, Peter Nickson, Haydn Roberts and Frank Salt)
    • Division 2: Hindsight (Rebecca Burke-Sharples, Barrie Harrison, Mary Harrison, Lilian Hobbs, Joan Lythgoe, Norma Miles, Alan Sharples and Sandra Taylor)
    • Knockout Cup: The Travellers (Ian Bates, Stewart Hart, Paul Holt, David Smith, Dees Smith, Laurence Stone and Peter Sumption)
    • League and cup results can be seen here.

We hope to complete the Championship Teams online and can now start planning other competitions.

Championship pairs final

The club's Championship Pairs final was held on BBO on Thursday 18th June. The results from the final are on the results calendar but the final placings are determined using a carry forward factor from the qualifying rounds as follows:


Final Ranking with carry forward Finalists Overall score with carry forward
1 Brian Crawford & Frank McAleavy 102.86
2 John Hampson & Matt Foster 101.94
3 Andy Prothero & Chris Pope 99.49
4 Barry Jones & Bob Pitts 98.73
5 Joan Marray & Paul Roberts 96.53
6 Bob Sneddon & Sheila Banham 92.83
7 Mark Weeks & Stuart Matthews 91.05
8 Frank Salt & Jeffrey Angove 90.78
9 Laurence Stone & Peter Hall 87.47
10 Annie Mead & Ian Blackhurst 86.52
11 Julian Merrill & Richard Alcock 83.92
12 David Armstrong & Stephen O'Brien 81.32


Congratulations to Brian and Frank, winners of the Championship Pairs for 2019/20!

Fearn Cup Winner

Congratulations to Vanessa James, the winner of the 2019/2020 Fearn Cup. The final was held on BBO on 14th June. Further information on the competition, including results of the final and of the qualifying heats, is available here.

Inter-Club Teams Matches

The Deva has so far played four friendly teams matches against other clubs on BBO, winning 2 drawing 1 and losing 1:

  • On April 21st we lost to St Albans BC and
  • On May 7th we beat Berwick-upon-Tweed BC 
  • On May 21st we beat Bath BC by 113-107 VPs
  • On May 23rd we drew with Altrincham BC 40-all


We have a six-club, round-robin tournament scheduled to run through the month of June.


Deva BC played York BC winning 6 of 8 12 board matches. The Overall VP score was almost 97-63 which is a 12.1 - 7.9 win

We are playing 

  • St Albans 10th June 
  • Hitchin 19th June
  • Bath 25th June
  • Louth and Scunthorpe 2nd July

Latest table at St Albans Bridge Club website:


Thanks to Simon Anderson for all his hard work organising this and to all our players for their fine efforts.

Tue 7th July 2020
Tuesday evening BBO
7 pm
TD(s): Daniel Miller and Laurence Stone
Thu 9th July 2020
Simple Systems BBO
10.30 am
TD(s): Simon Anderson and David Smith
Fri 10th July 2020
Friday afternoon BBO
1.30 pm
TD(s): David Smith and Simon Anderson
Tue 14th July 2020
Tuesday evening BBO
7 pm
TD(s): Laurence Stone and Simon Anderson
Thu 16th July 2020
Simple Systems BBO
10.30 am
TD(s): David Smith and Daniel Miller
Fri 17th July 2020
Friday afternoon BBO
1.30 pm
TD(s): Simon Anderson and Laurence Stone
Mon 20th July 2020
Ladies Pairs Championship
7 pm
Friday afternoon BBO
TD(s): Laurence Stone and Simon Anderson
Simple Systems BBO
TD(s): Simon Anderson and David Smith
Tuesday evening BBO
TD(s): Laurence Stone and Simon Anderson
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Friday afternoon BBO
TD(s): Simon Anderson and David Smith
Simple Systems BBO
TD(s): Daniel Miller and Laurence Stone
Tuesday evening BBO
TD(s): David Smith and Daniel Miller
Friday afternoon BBO
TD(s): Laurence Stone and Simon Anderson