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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.

County success

Congratulations to Daniel Miller and Colin Humphrey on winning the Waterworth Cup (the county's annual green-pointed pairs event) which was held on Saturday 9th November. The event was dominated by Deva members with Julian Merrill and Paul Roberts coming second.

Both pairs qualify to play in the Corwen Trophy which is the EBU's competition for the leading pairs from each county.

Swiss (Re)Pairs
Swiss (Re)Pairs

Following the success of the Deva's first Swiss Pairs a second event will be held on Wednesday 11th December (6.45 for a prompt 7 pm start). If you would like to play please contact Laurence Stone so that he has some idea of numbers.

M&CBA events

The Waterworth Cup (green-pointed championship pairs) will be held on Saturday 9th November at 1 pm - contact Chris Raymond.

The Merseyside Cup (intermediate level teams of four) takes place on Saturday 14th December at 1 pm - contact Laurence Stone.

Both events are at the Merseyside Bridge Centre. Click here for nore details on the M&CBA website.

Bob Graham Individual Trophy
Bob Graham Individual Trophy

Congratulations to winner Robert Hunt, second-placed Simon Anderson and third-placed Annie Mead for their success in the Bob Graham Individual Trophy competition on Tuesday, 29th October.

For results and further details see the appropriate page under Competitions in the menu.

Chester Bowl
Chester Bowl

Congratulations to Rhona Goldenfield and Mark Weeks, winners of the 2019 Chester Bowl.  They are seen here with runners-up Sue Fjortoft and Nick Woodcock.  Tournament Director for the day was James Vickers.

All profits from the day went to the President's chosen charity, the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. For more details see the appropriate page under Competitions i9n the menu.

70th anniversary celebration

The club will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on Sunday 3rd November click here for details.

Championship Teams

The 2019/20 Championship Teams competition starts on the evening of Wednesday 9th October and runs over four Wednesday evenings culminating in the final on 1st April (yes, I know...) 2020. Teams can be a lot of fun so why not get together with your friends and enter?

Further details can be found under Competitions in the menu and the dates are on the calendar.

Your Teams League needs you!

Graham Campbell has recently taken over the running of the Deva Teams League and Cup competitions (for which many thanks) and is trying to recruit new teams and team members.

The league fixtures usually take place once or twice a month on Thursdays from September round to May and can be a great way to experience a different take on the game we all know and love.

Graham is currently having to revisit the schedule due to some teams losing members or dropping out so, if you would like to give teams bridge a try or just want more information, please email

Thu 21st November 2019
Improvers: Doubles for takeout
10 am
Teacher: Simon Anderson
Volunteer helper(s): Sue Catchpole and June Jeffreys
Thu 21st November 2019
Beginners: New suit and NT responses to 1 of a suit
1:15 pm
Teacher: Mo Borley
Volunteer helper(s): Annie Mead and Jean Hand
Fri 22nd November 2019
Rubber Bridge
12.45 - 5 pm
Director: Rosemary Griffiths
Fri 22nd November 2019
Friday improvers: Stayman
7 pm
Teacher: Philip Waring
Sat 23rd November 2019
Saturday Pairs
7 pm
Director: John Dawe
Mon 25th November 2019
Supervised Social Play
12.45 for 1 pm
Volunteer helper(s): Sheena Parker and Janice Mairs
Mon 25th November 2019
Monday Pairs
7 pm
Director: Hannah Gleave
Host: John Norman
Thursday Pairs
Director: Clare Blake
Host: Rodney Grace
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Mike Pateman/Miles Arnot
Host: Jan Stockdale
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Simon Anderson
Host: Susan Hayward
Simple Systems Pairs Duplicate
Monday Pairs
Director: David Smith
Host: Viv Fielding
Thursday Pairs
Director: Bill Davies
Host: Ian Blackhurst