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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.

Monthly Prizes
Description and rules

For each of the regular pairs duplicate sessions (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday and Saturday) a monthly prize is awarded, the winners being presented with an engraved glass tankard, tumbler or tall glass or a £5 "Love2Shop" voucher.

The competition is based on aggregate percentage scores in each of the first four events in the month but a handicap is applied as follows:

  • There is a separate handicap table for each session and changes to one table do not affect the others
  • Every time you win a prize your handicap for that session is increased by 2
  • After each 12 month period without winning your handicap decreases by 1
  • Your handicap score is subtracted from each week's percentage score so, if your handicap is 2, your aggregate score for the four weeks will be reduced by 8.

Note that when Teams Matches are played on  a Wednesday Evening a conversion is made from final IMPs score to percentage scale based on maximum IMPs per match of 20 (for 1 or 2-board matches) or 25 (for 3 or more board matches) or notional percentage scales for Knockout and Pivot semis and finals so that all players can potentially qualify for the Monthly Prize.

When Thursday League and Cup matches are played on an evening when a normal Pairs session is played simultaneously then a conversion is made from the Teams VP results to percentage scores using an agreed scale (see Deva Bridge League Rules) and those scores are then combined with the simultaneous Pairs Session scores so that all players can potentially qualify for the Monthly Prize.

The current prize scores are shown in the menu.

N.B. The way BridgeWebs works means that the handicap is shown as a minus figure and the aggregate and event scores are shown after this minus score has been "added".