Release 2.19q

The county newsletter for June 2023 has now been added. It is under County Newsletters in the menu. If you have anything to go in the next bulletin, please click here to email the editor, Bob Pitts.

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  John Armstrong green-pointed Swiss pairs

Saturday 18 May 2024 with an 11.30 am start, finishing approximately 6.30 pm.

Venue: Deva Bridge Club, WI Hall, Village Road, Christleton, Chester CH3 7AS

Tournament Director: David Stevenson

7 matches of 7 boards with a short lunch break after round 3. Tea and coffee will be available all day but there will be no food on sale at the venue. You are welcome to bring your own food along to eat at the break. Green points to EBU scale.

John Armstrong was fine international player and a gentleman at the bridge table. He was based in Liverpool and highly regarded by all who had known him. He died suddenly and prematurely of a brain haemorrhage. Our annual Swiss Pairs competition is held in his

For those unfamiliar with the format, Swiss Pairs is a variant of duplicate that consists of a series of short matches. All pairs play the same boards at the same time. Results for each board are scored at the end of the match and, in the next round, pairs with similar scores
play each other. Do enter – it’s an opportunity to play pairs from around the county and further afield in a different format from a traditional club night.

Entry fee £15 per player. Please register on the form below and pay by bank transfer to:

  • Merseyside and Cheshire Bridge Association
  • Sort code: 09-01-50
  • Account number: 05876354
  • Please reference your payment: JA24surname

The closing date is Sunday 12 May. The entry is strictly limited to 20 tables to allow adequate spacing.

Please contact Stephen Downes ( with any queries/issues.

Last updated : 15th Apr 2024 17:28 BST
  Manchester Green Pointed Swiss Teams

Manchester County Bridge Association are holding a Green-Pointed, Swiss Teams event on Sunday 28th July.

For details click here.

Last updated : 14th Apr 2024 07:56 BST
  Laszlo Pairs

N Wales Bridge Association are holding the event at Llandudno Bridge Club on 28th April. 

Further info at:

To enquire about entry, contact Rod Sheard

Last updated : 24th Mar 2024 10:55 GMT
  Isle of Man Bridge Congress

13th - 15th Sept 2024

Green points & prizes!

Full details via this link:

Last updated : 24th Mar 2024 10:54 GMT
  EBU Premier Grand Masters success

Many congratulations go to Paddy Murphy who, with his partner Mark Roderick of South Wales, won (by a considerable margin) the EBU Premier Grand Masters tournament at the weekend.

For full results click here.

For picture of the happy lads click here.

Last updated : 29th Feb 2024 08:50 GMT
  Selection for International Events

Congratulations to the following Deva members on their selection to represent Wales in this year's home internationals events:

  • Joan Marray, with her partner Jo Copping, finished second in the women's trials and will compete for the Lady Milne Trophy and
  • Peter Kaufmann and Alan Stephenson won the seniors trials and will play in the Teltscher Trophy competition.

Following a highly-placed finish in the WBU Premier League, Peter and Alan have also been selected for the European Championships to take place in Denmark this summer.

Well done all of you and good luck!

Last updated : 29th Feb 2024 08:50 GMT
  Northern Bridge League

The final round of this year’s Northern Bridge League competition took place on Saturday 14th October. Unfortunately, we did not perform particularly very well overall on the day with the A, B & C teams coming 5/6, 5/8 & 6/8 respectively. On Cross IMPs the B team pair of Steve Downes & Richard Davies came 3rd overall and there was also a strong performance by Chris Pope & Simon Edwards playing in the A team.

Looking at the cumulative results for the competition, the A team were 5th out of 6 & the B/C teams were both 6 from 8. Full details of the results for all rounds are available at:-


Thank to all who took part and especially the members of the county committee who agreed to take on the thankless task of acting as team manager for each round. Hopefully we can improve on our scores in next year’s competition. Details of this will be sent out to all involved as soon as they become available.

Last updated : 15th Oct 2023 10:19 BST
  County Teams League

Updated information for the 2023-24 season can now bee found under the relevant menu entry.

Last updated : 9th Sep 2023 08:51 BST
The Waterworth Cup
(County Pairs Championship)
Director: Nick Mayfield
Scorer: Simon Anderson
Jim Davies Swiss Teams
Director: Nick Mayfield
Scorer: Simon Anderson
John Armstrong Swiss Pairs
Director: Nick Mayfield
Scorer: Simon Anderson
The Waterworth Cup
(County Pairs Championship)
Director: Nick Mayfield
Scorer: Simon Anderson
The Jim Davies Cup
(Swiss teams)
Director: Simon Anderson
Scorer: Simon Anderson
18th May 2024
John Armstrong green-pointed Swiss pairs
Deva Bridge Club 11.30
Director: David Stevenson
Organiser: Stephen Downes
28th Jul 2024
Manchester GP Swiss Teams
Hale, Altrincham
Organiser: Rhona Goldenfield