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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
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AS.

The club is affilated to the English Bridge Union and to Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association.

Fearn Cup
Description

Wilf and Julie Fearn were founder members of the Deva Bridge Club. Wilf was the club's Chief Tournament Director and a member of the EBU's Rules and Ethics Committee. They donated the Fearn Cup as the trophy for the club's individual championship and it remains the club's most prestigious individual competition with the holder's name being recorded on the honours boards.

Rules and procedure

The game of contract bridge cannot be played without a partner so most competitions are for pairs or teams made up of several pairs. The Fearn Cup therefore rewards the individual who does best when playing with a variety of partners. Like most of the club championships there is a qualifying competition and a final. The qualifying rounds consist of match pointed pairs events held on six Saturdays between September and March. Qualification for the final is based on aggregated percentages in three of these sessions each played with a different partner with the top 20 aggregated percentages qualifying for the final. If insufficient numbers then those playing with two different partners may be invited

In the final each player plays two boards with every other player so that there are 19 two board rounds played over two sessions all using a simplified convention card.

2019/20 Competition

To view the table for the qualifying rounds click here.

2018/19 competition

The final of the 2018/19 Fearn Cup competition was played on 7th April. Click here to see the results.

Congratulations to Philip Waring, winner of the 2019 Fearn Cup, seen here being presented with the trophy by Club President Russ Whelan along with Jim Stambridge (who finished third), Mark Thompson (fourth), Kate Beckett (fifth) and Mary Palin (second).

Previous winners
  • 2017/18 George Horton
  • 2016/17: Frank Salt
  • 2015/16: Jim Stambridge
  • 2014/15: Jim Stambridge
  • 2013/14: Frank Salt
  • 2012/13: Frank Salt
  • 2011/12: Jim Stambridge
  • 2010/11: Janet Joynson