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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).

Contact Information

Telephone: 01244 335514

This number is currently disconnected but see Webmaster below.


Principal TD (David Smith)


Lessons (Mo Borley)


Hosting (Annie Mead)


Deva Teams League


For administrative matters contact:


07927 886704

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.

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.

Janet Bate - funeral thanks

In more normal times, I am sure many of us would have attended Janet's funeral. One of the very few positives to come from the move to online bridge was that Janet was able to play the game she loved much longer than she would have been able to at the club.

Colin tells us that her funeral was viewed online by 74 people and I expect many of those would have been members of the Deva community. He has asked us to express his thanks as follows:

My thanks to all the Deva members who have sent to me tributes to Janet. She was a dignified inspiration to us all!


Chester Bowl

The 2020 Chester Bowl was held on BBO on Sunday 18th October. There were 29 pairs and a partial Howell movement was played, 18 2-board rounds with a break in the middle.

Congratulations to the winners John Currie and Rodney Lighton who on 65% were well ahead of runners up Jullian Merrill and Paul Roberts on 62%. In third place were Sue Woodcock and Stuart Clarke on 59%. There was no presentation this year, but the Bowl will have the winners names engraved on it as usual and, hopefully, we can all see it next year.

The full results with hands and play can be seen by clicking here. The tournament director on the day was Sarah Amos, EBU National Director.

The event raised an estimated £350 for Cheshire West Citizen’s Advice, the President's charity for 2020/21.

How about entering the NICKO?

The National Inter Club Knock Out competition (the "NICKO") is organised by the EBU and entries for this year's competition are open until 21 November. As for previous years, DEVA will subsidise half the entrance fee for up to 4 teams. If you are interested in entering the competition and representing the club please contact David Smith ( We have already contacted teams that entered last year, this notice is for others who might be interested. Information on the competition can be found here

John Cliffe Award 2019/20

The winner of John Cliffe Award was announced at Friday's AGM and the winner was David Stretch - congratulations David!

The award recognises success in club sessions over the year amongst members who are rated District Master or below. Further information on the award and on past recipients can he seen here.

Championship Teams Winners 2019/20

The final was held on BBO on September 23rd. Congratulations to the winning team, Brian Crawford, Frank McAleavy, Peter Nickson and Jeff Angove and to Di Knight and Frank Salt who played for the team in the qualification rounds. The final was a close affair, with the lead changing in the last round. Second were Chris Pope, Matt Foster, Andy Prothero and John Hampson (their team also included Paddy Murphy). Results can be seen here.

Mon 26th October 2020
Monday evening pairs
7 pm
TD(s): Mark Thompson and Daniel Miller
Tue 27th October 2020
Bob Graham Individual Trophy final
7 pm
TD(s): David Smith and Nick Mayfield
Tue 27th October 2020
Tuesday evening pairs
7 pm
TD(s): David Smith and Nick Mayfield
Thu 29th October 2020
Simple systems pairs
10.30 am
TD(s): Mo Borley and Simon Anderson
Thu 29th October 2020
Deva Teams Division 2 (round 1 matches on BBO)
Fri 30th October 2020
Friday afternoon pairs
1.30 pm
TD(s): Roy Clifford and Phil Nuttall
Tue 10th November 2020
Tuesday evening BBO (Fearn Cup heat 5)
7 pm
Friday afternoon pairs
TD(s): Roy Clifford and Mark Thompson
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Simple systems pairs
TD(s): Roy Clifford and Philip Waring
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Tuesday evening pairs (Fearn Cup heat 4)
TD(s): David Smith and Phil Nuttall
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Monday evening pairs
TD(s): Philip Waring and Mark Thompson
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Chester Bowl
Scorer: IDM / CC
Friday afternoon pairs (Fearn Cup heat 3)
TD(s): Mo Borley and Laurence Stone
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Simple systems pairs
TD(s): Nick Mayfield and Simon Anderson
Scorer: Simon Anderson