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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.

Bob Graham Individual Trophy

Bob Graham was a long standing member and teacher at the Deva. He founded this competition in the mid 90s and also kept the club's original garden which is why the current garden is named after him. The Bob Graham Individual Trophy is (as the name implies) a competition based on individual results and has a single winner.

Rules and procedure

Qualification is based on the aggregate of all the %age scores achieved by people who play in the duplicate pairs sessions held on Tuesday evenings between September in one year and August in the following year. The 20 club members with the highest aggregate scores over the whole year qualify for the final. There is no need to register to enter but Jean Stelfox, our Principal Tournament Director, will check the availability of the top ranking 20 members and, if necessary, invite lower ranked members to fill in any gaps so that there are always 20 finalists.

The final consists of nineteen 1 board rounds with each finalist playing one round with each of the other finalists. There are no restrictions on systems but obviously you will need to agree your system quite quickly with each partner!

Table money for the final is £2.50 per player. The winner gets a cash prize of £10 with £8 for second place and £6 for third place.

2018/19 competition

To see the up-to-date qualifying table for 2018/19 click here.

2017/18 competition

The final of the 2017/18 Bob Graham was held on Tuesday 30th October.

To see the results click here.

Club President Russ Whelan is seen here with the winner Avril Thompson, second place prize winner Irena Emberson and third place prize winner Mike Buckley. Congratulations to all three!

Previous winners
  • 2016/17: Mike Buckley
  • 2015/16: Annie Mead
  • 2014/15: Irena Emberson
  • 2013/14: Janet Bate
  • 2012/13: Kate Beckett
  • 2011/12: Louise Orme
  • 2010/11: Mary Palin
  • 2009/10: M Edwards
  • 2008/9: Arnold Pennant