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  • Subhash Gupta, Swarnendu Banerjee & Jaggy Shivdasani win Willingdon Swiss Pairs at Mumbai

  • Promila Saraf (P Bardhan, SN De Sarkar, Badal Das, PS Mukherjee, P Sudhakar Rao, Promila Saraf) wins Kalani Teams at Indore

  • Alok Kumar & CL Arora win Holkar Pairs at Indore

  • S Ray Chaudhuri & Biswajit Ghosh win JS Anand Pairs at Indore

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  • Bridge Facilities in India
  • In this section I would be putting together all the information regarding bridge facilities in the various cities in India. I try to update any new information on the existing cities as soon as I get them but as information collection is not perfected some of the information may be outdated or incomplete.Ever since inception of this webpage a few other Indian websites have also come up so if you are looking for more information on Indian bridge you may look at links section of this webpage and check out Indian websites.

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  • Tournament News
  • In this section I would cover mostly tournaments happening in India and from perspective of performance of Indian & Uttar Pradesh bridge players. For an infrequent visitor of this website, the "new" things in this section are tournament reports of past six months though the reports of past one year are carried.The tournament report part of the news is in orange shade whereas tournament calender part of news is in green shade.

    56th Winter Nationals at Jaipur 2014

    56th Winter Nationals took place at Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur from December 15-21, 2014. The event was organised by Rajasthan Contract Bridge Association. I dont know if the city bridge unit of Jaipur was involved in the organization as no credit was given to them. The event ws nicely organised. Directors and technical staff did their job well. Some nice challenging deals were on offer making my trip good VFM and the credit for that goes to Chetan Raval. Sudhir Agarwal managed technical side very well. Especially good was printouts giving opponents name in the personal scoresheets of pairs event though place & system can also be added there. Bulletins were also nicely done. Rajasthani food was good but a bit oily. Rajasthan being a tourist place the auto transport was on a higher side. The organisers would do well to inform about the cost of transport to nearby hotels and places so that players are not overcharged. So far so good now the disappointment part. Indian bridge continues to be very poor. Top players continue to make simple mistakes and bank on friendly defences to win deals. In tough fields this would not take them far. A top player who once told me "kuch kar ke dikhao" doesnt even handle a simple 3 NT on a nice duck of Ace on a fourth best Heart 2 lead and the team leading by over 50 IMPs in finals in first two session loses the match. This just reflects how poorly state of bridge affairs are managed in our country. This player get decent money to play in prize money tournaments getting leave from govt job. We want to organise World Bridge Championship in fancy 5 star hotels for personal fame without even making effort to improve quality of game. Just because some wealthy sponsors would give money for their love of game we dont manage bridge affairs professionly. This is easy money from hard earned money of sponsors and I dont know if they are getting anything in return and I'm not even sure if it is helping Indian bridge in anyway. World bridge championship runs for 15 days without players getting rest for even a day. Does this happen in anyother sport and we want bridge to be played in olympics ? If our idiot organisers negotiated this with WBF while signing contract for holding world championship it would not only have helped Indian team to perform better and would have shown a way to world bridge whose affairs are sadly as poor. We want youngsters to play bridge jeopardising their studies but can bridge offer them anything equal to what a good quality education can give. How can we spoil their dreams of better quality life ? Youngsters need to dream big in life and not happy & contend with a few thousand or lakh rupees. If you are happy with an air ticket or good quality hotel accomodation and your other bridge expenses paid off along with some few thousand playing money there is something seriously wrong. Bridge should never be taught to yougsters below 21 - 22 years so that they finish at least graduation. It takes tremendous mental energy and mental skills to play bridge and playing bridge would hamper their studies. Finish studies, earn, learn bridge and spend on it if you love the game. In India we are trying to teach bridge to village children telling them their farming income is good enough. The industrialist who manages junior bridge in India would never himself travel in sleeper class concessional train accomodation and put himself in dharamshalas. Is this our responsibilty towards poor children of our country ? What does farming give you in comaprison to good quality education ? A good quality education can be done in agriculture itself to get better returns from farming. Since independence this elite class wants these poor people to just fill their stomach while themselves having all sorts of luxuries. Poor people should eat less, have small family, and give their children good quality education from the money so saved. Not everyone is born rich so everyone especially poor shouldnt try to live beyond their means but at the same time shouldnt stop dreaming big. If your dream is 100-200 rupees and a bottle of liqour then the person selling you this dream is taking you for the biggest ride of your life. We are a poor country with big population and only way people can move in social structure if education quality is good and not by playing bridge.Only one in a billion makes the sort of money what a good quality education can give. If you are happy with a third/fourth class job in govt department or even in private sector then you are a biggest loser in life. An uneducated bridge player cant get more than this. Playing only sports is very risky. A business downturn can cause severe lack of money in sports. Also note a majority of those who invest in sports sponsorship are there due to their education and those decision makers cant be getting lesser money than sportspersons. So youngsters need to be told which side they would prefer to be. Govt and private companies can never survive with free lunchers. Though every govt has a duty to promote sports there is only so much a govt can do in a poor country for sports. Govt or public sector or even private sector can not provide endless employment. If you are educated sports person it makes your chances of survival much better. Govt at best can create a "sports class" in govt jobs where only performers can survive. Govt can only offer non performers a short service career of 10-12 years. The way our security situation is no armed forces be it Army, Airforce, Navy, Central forces or even state police can give employment to sports persons. So scope for govt jobs is very limited. To compound that if you get injured and have to leave sports only good quality education can make chances of surviving much better. So a third/fourth class job for 10-12 years along with sleeper class priority reservation travel and bare minimum hotels shouldnt be your dream. If you love bridge or for their matter any other sports and want to aspire for big things keeping risk minimum educate yourself and dont get misled by so called benefectors running sports associations.

    A word about Bridge Federation of India sad affairs. As you can see their only priority for next year is world bridge championship. A BFI meeting is organized in every major tournament. In Jaipur this meeting was not even organised at the venue of winter nationals. It was at some godforsaken club in the city and no transport was organised from venue for officials. It is clear that those running the association dont want people to attend the meeting so that they can do all sorts of wheeling ,dealing wining and dining. Where is the need for wining and dining for running bridge. A bottle of water each would save the local organisers so much expenses which in turn can help in reducing entry fee. BFI doesnt even pay return concessional railway fare to state secretaries/presidents at the time of elections so that they can vote for right persons to run the association nor do they ask for postal vote circulating nominations in advance. These idiots have changed the masterpoint requirements for various categories without even asking state associations for an opinion. This matter has to be taken to all the players as it is very important as it affects them and can not be decided by a coterie. I'm Secretary of UP Bridge and can vouch that I've not received any official communication from BFI for this. Not even a official e-mail saying that it is posted on BFI website and please give your opinion and your state player's opinion. These people only want to create a group of top players making entry of new players very difficult into top categories. Is this how you popularise bridge ? These morons want to spend crores on WBC without even properly automising masterpoint crediting process. God save Indian bridge.

    All the govts across the world should promote sports and let people vent their nationalism via sports. We dont want wars. Let the wars be on field of sports but after a game is over no hard feelings or show of nationalism by any sportsperson. Play fair and win hearts of people wherever you travel. Any deviation from this philosophy should attract severe punishment. That is why sports administration must be a priority for everyone. Sadly in India sports is managed pathetically. A nation of over 125 cr wins just a few medals in olympics. There is a nexus of politicians, bureaucrats and industrialists who have hijacked sports administration. There is no professionlism. Except cricket sports are largely run by govt grants which are decided by a babu sitting in sports ministry without even asking for the proper utilisation of funds. A babu listens to only a babu or a ruling politician whereas he/she is there to serve the nation professionally and on merit and not on the basis of nepotism. That is why only the best should be sent to sports ministry. Otherwise hire professionals who are committed for India to run the sports. (I say committed to India because patriotism in our nation is very low. For small petty sum people cheat our country. We are in such poor state that our police & customs department take money from even underworld to import RDX which is used to kill innocents. Our bureaucrats ,who at the time of recruitment interview say that they want to serve the country, end up serving themselves by misappropriating money meant for development. Things are in such poor state that these babus dont even want to travel overnight by train and want 5 star accomodation instead of staying in govt guest houses. All the govt rules are made in such a way that only their interests are taken care off. People join top bureaucracy from History, Geography type of background. Things are in such a pass that MBA from top institutes should be prerequisite for joining administration. Our public sector is in such a mess that engineers dont understand marketing and are losing business to private companies. Their attitude is "chaliye theek hai". We dont even learn from history. We should learn a lot from Japan where people overcame natural calamity, war adversity to build the nation into formidable force.) A large part of govt grant is spent on officials when it should be minimum. We are a poor country. Our sports officials cant travel business class or stay in fancy hotels or ask for foreign junkets to attend world body meetings. They should be asked to find private sponsors for this. In India a babu's or ruling politician's word may get hard earned money of private sector which are sadly as unprofessionally run with no accountability to their investors. For example it pains me to see that an Indian family run company has given millions of its hard earned money for brand endorsement to a womaniser to promote an Indian brand abroad - I dont think company's investors would ask any question, similarly sometime back an Indian telecom company has spent millions on changing its logo making it similar to another foreign telecom brand in a poor country where a new logo doesnt matter to millions living in rural areas who may also get confused with the new logo and I havent heard any analyst or investor questioning that. Similarly an Indian software comapany has given its hard earned though little money for organising bridge world championship in India when a good amount of this money would be spent on transporting chairs and tables from a godown in a foreign country by a chartered plane to organise the event in a 5 star hotel. How does this build the brand of the software company ? Mind you all these comapnies have to compete with best in the world and they cant waste any money. The govt money is purely for players giving them sports infrastructure, good quality coaches, foreign exposure and incentives on performance. We should not be asking govt money to organise world events in our country. Every sports association should be asked to present a blueprint on how it runs the sports and would produce world class performers before giving them any money. The money utilisation should be audited by govt auditors and severe action should be taken if there is major diversion from plan presented or there is misappropriation. I've been associated with bridge administration in my state UP for past 15 years and despite our operating on shoestring budgets have seen responsible persons misappropriating hard earned money of individual sponsors. In one case the amount was small and we could write it off but what would happen if the amount is big ? I was totally against write off but had to bow to wishes of our executive committee. We could only throw this person out from committee as he had not responded to our disciplinary inquiry. We have also made him person non grata but are not able to take legal action as the cost would be more than amount recovered. I know courts can refund our legal fee but litigation status is very poor in our country. My personal view is that big or small all amounts should be recovered with huge penalties so that nobody dares to cheat. So govt should be very careful with the money it gives to sports associations.

    You see that I've drifted from bridge to sports to sports administration to some other topics. Somehow all of them look to be related. I have preached to poor people to not to live beyond their means by taking debt from money lenders. The same goes for more well to do families and public sector and private sector companies. We have a set of investment bankers whose job is to sell a dream which could be well beyond the means of their clients. Its all so good when things are rosy but when a downturn comes a high debt to equity ratio screwes up companies. I dabble in stocks not as speculation but serious middle to long term investment. And I've seen where debt high companies have suffered. You are sold a dream of becoming biggest player in the world or sold big expansion plans without proper experience by tying up so called cheap funds. No investment banker owns up risk, makes any investment and still takes huge fee as commission. Nobody draws a contract with investment bankers that if things dont go off well in first few years they would take a share of burden vice a versa if things go well they may be given more money. At least this way one is not taken for a ride. Due diligence is as much responsibilty of the company buying or selling as much of investment banker. If you get screwed in a deal these money sharks again make commission by giving you another deal this time for selling. While a company may get screwed these bankers make obnoxious "performance bonus". While owner of a brick & mortar business come down to "chappals" these bankers wear expensive suits, ties, shirts & shoes. They own expensive cars & expensive homes. There are no bigger free lunchers than them in the world. They would lure you with sweet talk but wouldnt own any responsibility. So not only poor people get screwed by moneylenders even big profit making companies get screwed also. The same goes for slightly better off families who dont know if they are paying right price for a public issue or paying right price for home loan as no banker tells you when a downturn would come. My feeling is US of A has been screwed by Wall Street and these investment bankers. Derivatives, Options & Futures are nothing but a sure short way of suicide. There is nothing wrong in middle to long term investment in a company as it gives time to company to get over a business cycle. So you see the companies should go for inorganic growth mostly by internal accruals, should develop internal due diligence capabilty and find their own target. And if they cant do this they should only be happy with organic growth.

    So you see moneylending has so much evil but poor people would need to approach them if they dont have a small family when business cycle goes for downturn. I have already delved on their need to educate their children. Even if govt improves quality of primary education at village level they would need to send their children to nearby city for higher studies. And for education they shouldnt differentiate between son and daughter though to daughter you need to teach her how to run the house on her own. Govt would offer scholarships but not everyone can get them. So at some point kisan or poor person would have to spend from his own pocket. So they need to save. So they shouldnt spoil chances of a bright future for your children by drinking liqour or wasting food or wasting money on expensive things. They should open a bank account in Jan dhan yojna. I would say if they eat 4 rotis eat 2 and if this sacrifice makes a good career for their children they would take care of your old age which would be icing on cake along with an old age pension from govt if govt can afford. Also if they have a daughter to marry please dont call every person from the nearby villages like some of their illustrious politicians do. If they keep wedding simple they would be able to give more things to their daughter which may help her to start the family life and keep them away from moneylenders as well. And next time a politician from their area invites them for a wedding or sends gift/money for their daughter's/son's wedding please ask him/her from where he/she has got the money to do so. Please also ask them from where they have got money for big vehicle fleet or helicopter service if they come to your area in that. Our politicians have kept you "gareeb" since independence and they want you to remain "gareeb". Our govt doesnt give so much money to full time politicians for them to own palatial homes, big vehicle fleet & helicopter service and if they answer that these are provided by govt please ask them if their govt has any money left for you. If they dont ask these questions their next few generations would remain "gareeb". They also shouldnt attend any political rally. Their time is more precious to be devoted to farming/profession or to their family. Do you really understand whatever is said at the rally ? These rallies cost tremendous amount of money. Have they ever thought from where party gets the money to organise buses, lunches and pocket allowance given to you. It doesnt come from govt. No industrialist pays money to a party for philanthropy. If they want clean & transparent govt dont come for any rally. They should also understand that to run a party some necessary expenses have to be made. They should donate to the party whatever amount you may wish - Rs 10/20/50/100 time to time and ask for receipt. This would give them clean and accountable govt. Though they may choose whatever party you wish to vote for & donate to I support BJP and would request them to give our party some consideration on merit. It is by far the least corrupt party in India and I donate to them whatever little I have online from time to time.

    I delved on patriotism of Indians. We Indians sell ourselves at a price to any outsider. That is why we have been reduced to see such poverty in our country. I dont need to recount history to tell you why foreign barbarians plundered us. Our country has rampant castism in the majority religion. People are so short sighted that they dont see the motives of politicians dividing us on caste who some time abuse each other for years and later on shake hands and sing another tune. There is some fault in our religion structure as well. For years we have deprived the lowest social class of their right place in society both monetarily and religiously. We need to think why we treat so poorly those who are our own. The country would make progress slowly or fastly and some suppressed people would move up irrespective fair opportunity and a time would come when everyone would need to do their own work be it cleaning the house, toilets or cleaning utensils. If you dont want to believe me please visit any developed foreign country and see what cost of labour is there. Would you still look down upon those who did this work for centuries ? Its high time our religious gurus decide whether they want to return respectability to these people or still live in their false air of superiority. The same goes for better off people who even after independence educate themselves from govt money and instead of repaying the country by working here at least for few years run to foreign countries in lure of lucre. Only a few return back to India after getting higher education to return to society what they have been given. There is rampant corruption in govt and the babus working there mislead politicians to serve their end. These babus are from motley background but they even want to run technical departments. I delved on the need for MBA degree from top institutes as prerequisite for administrative work, the same way we need qualified technical persons from top institutes who have management background in administration. Public administartion should be taught only at the time of training. We dont need UPSC for IAS jobs recruitment. It should be done by a separate independent agency on the lines of EC using pool of qualified govt persons taking help from private sector. There should be written test of general studies only along with an aptitude test. These tests should be designed by experts from govt as well as private sector . There should be at least 5 rounds of interview with first being the interview of graduation subject knowledge from the subject experts, second being interview on management from subject experts, 3rd interview by serving/ retired bureaucrats, 4th interview by CM/Ministers panel and a final interview with PM. This process is meant for Indian Administrative Service. The reservations in govt jobs doesnt affect this process. Top govt funded management institutes & engineering colleges anyway have reservations and govt would get best from these categories as well. To broad base talent pool we need atleast one IIT/IIM in all the states. I dont recommend hire and fire as govt jobs cant pay as well as private sector but no time bound promotions. The police service and tax administration recruitment should be done separately Police/ Central forces/ Investigating agencies recruitment should be on lines of defence forces and for tax administration a CA/ICWA degree is prerequisite. Both of these could be done by separate agencies. Rest of the central govt job except Railways recruitment can be handled by UPSC. Our govt has promised Railway University which would cater to Railway recruitment.

    Though I'm totally against forced dowry I have preached giving something to daughters at the time of marriage. This is because people in govt jobs or in small jobs in private sector or doing small business just do not have any savings to start a family life. That is why entry level salaries in govt jobs and in private sector should be higher (Private sector just can not afford to give jumps of 30-40% so keep only entry level salary high and give jums of 5-10% after that) and that is why there is dire need to educate daughters so if both husband and wife are working they can lead a quality life. I dont know if late marriages is the right solution. So people should give whatever they can afford without taking money from moneylenders and if there is forced dowry they should reject the proposal. And if dowry is demanded after marriage they should report the matter to their panchayats/ social groups and should socially boycott families asking for dowry. By and large marriages should be in social class only as it has backing of social group making chances of marriages succeeding more. But for social class please note that everyone is equal there - there is no "bada khandan" or big social status. Girls and boys should meet discuss their compatibility and then decide whether they want to spend rest of their life together. I dont know if too much dating before marriage is the right solution.

    I think I've said enough. This is a bridge page only and if bridge group likes what I've said pls do circulate. I told I'm BJP supporter & member and this is my "man ki baat" taking cue from my PM.

    11th BP Halwasiya Memorial at Lucknow 2014

    11th BP Halwasiya Memorial MB Club Bridge Tournament took place at MB Club, Lucknow on November 16, 2014. The tournament is held every year at MB Club and is sponsored by Sri Sudhir Halwasiya in memory of his father Late Sri BP Halwasiya who was at a time Mayor of Lucknow & was an avid bridge player. 24 pairs took part in the event of which 7 were from MB Club. They played Scrambelled Mitchell movement of 11 rounds (6+5) of 22 boards to determine the prize winners. The winners of running trophy were BN Rastogi & SQ Wajahat with 67.5% score. The other prize winners were:

    2. Deepak Srivastava & BD Sarkar - 61.14%
    3. SH Zaheer & NN Rastogi - 60.91%
    4. TP Khare & SK Garg- 57.27%
    5. Pravin Agarwal & VNP Shah - 56.82%

    Best MB Club pair was AK Vashishtha & Mrs Shobha Vashishtha - 55.45%.

    Allahabad District Bridge Tournament at Allahabad 2014

    Allahabad District Bridge Tournament took place at Lukerganj Club, Allahabad from October 10-12, 2014. Sri SP Sharma was director.

    Pairs

    17 pairs took part in the event. The results are as follows:

    1. Bal Agrawal & S.P.Srivastava
    2. C.K.Bhargva & Deepak Mitra
    3. S.P.Sharma & A.P.Singh
    4. Anoop Deb & Dr.Akaram


    Duplicate

    7 teams took part in the event. The results are as follows:

    1. BalAgrawal , S.P.Srivastava , Shanker Chaterjee, Pintoo Bose & D.M.Verma
    2. Rajendra Gupta, I.N.Mulla, B.C.Mital & A.K.Nigam
    3. R.S.Mishra, B.N.Agrawal, S.P.Sharma & A.P.Singh


    BAM

    8 teams took part in the event. The results are as follows:

    1. IndreshAgrawal , S.K. Agrawal , C.K.Bhargva & Deepak Mitra
    2. D.M.Verma , Dr.Akaram , P.K.Banerjee & S.Ashkari
    3. Maboodullah, Anis, O.P.Tewari & R.K.Shukla

    Courtesy: Sri SP Sharma, Allahabad

    Prize Money Bridge Tournament at Solan 2014

    A Prize Money Open Duplicate BridgeTournament took place at Himani Resort, Solan from October 4-6, 2014. The results are as follows:

    :1) KOSMOS- T.C. Pant, Rajesh Jain, Dalip Mutreja, A Mandal.
    2) Constellation- Amarjit Wadhawan, Nikita Kamal, D.K. Tiwari, Prakash Bhandari.
    3) Garg's IV- R.K. Garg, Anil Bharioke, R.P. Sai, Gautam Das.
    4) Engineers-Ajay Kadian, Sanjay Gupta, M.R. Goel, P.C. Gupta.
    5) PBA- K.R. Lakhanpal, Bedi, Rakesh Sharma, P.K. Nyyar

    The tournament was smoothly conducted by M.L. Panghotra and S.P. Sharma as directors.

    Courtesy: Sri S P Sharma, Chandigarh

    Kr Murli Manohar Memorial at Nainital 2014

    1st Kr Murli Manohar Memorial Bridge Tournament took place at Boat House Club, Nainital from September 25-28, 2014. The tournament is sponsored by Sri Ashok Goel & Sri Vijay Goel of Dhampur Sugar Mills in memory of their father. Sri Ranju Bhattacharya was CTD ably assisted by Sri Sanjay Chakraborty. The tournament's format allowed everyone to play for all the 4 days.

    Duplicate

    29 teams took part in the duplicate event and played 9 rounds of 8 boards of swiss league to determine 8 qualifiers for he super league. 20-0 scale was used for scoring.Dhampur Sugar Mills (Ashok Goel, Sumit Mukherjee, Bhabesh Saha, Sandeep Thakral, P Kushari) with 116.2 VPs, topped the swiss league. Atha Group (Swapan Kr Ghosh, Sambhu Nath Ghosh, Atanu Ganguly, Sahipal Ghosh) - 113.85, KDI Moradabad (Pankaj Mehta, SK Bandopadhyay, TC Pant, S Roy, CS Majumdar) - 112.68, D Das (Debashish Roy, Subir Majumdar, Suman Sengupta, Abhijit Chakraborty, Satyabrata Mukherjee) - 110.46, Mohit Mehta (Mohit Mehta, Subhash Gupta, Kingshuk Bhattacharya, Prabir Paul, Hasibul Hasan) - 108.35, Lucknow Blue (Vipin Rai, NC Bhattacharya, Mukul Gupta, SA Abbasi, TP Khare, Anisul Haq) - 107.35, Maya Meera Sneha (Sukamal Das, P Roy, Sankar Acharya, Rana Roy, Vijay Goel) - 107.21, Alpha ( Daya Dhaon, Kajal Das, Dipak Santra, Anirudha Bhattacharjee) - 102.81 were other teams to qualify. In Super league of 8 boards of 7 rounds Atha Group came out to be the winners of Kr Murli Manohar Trophy. Alpha, D Das, Dhampur Sugar Mills, KDI Moradabad, Mohit Mehta, Lucknow Blue, Maya Meera Sneha finished in this order.


    Silver Trophy

    All non qualifiers of duplicate could play Silver event where 7 rounds of swiss league of 8 boards were played. 18 teams took part in the event. Arun Jain won the trophy. The results are as follows:
    1. Arun Jain (Arun Jain, Jaggy Shivdasani, Swarnendu Banerjee, JM Shah) - 94.84
    2. Ratnesh (Girish Kumar, Ratnesh, Sunil Kumar, SM Moin, Shantanu Rastogi) - 92.17
    3. Invincibles (Natasha Khanderia, Savleen Thadani, JN Roy, Mrinal Mukherjee) - 87.88
    4. RM Gupta ( RM Gupta, Dr SM Joshi, A Bansal, RS Misra, Ramu Chakraborty, Indranath Chatterjee) - 84.52
    5. Spade Ace (Prem Nankani, DC Bhargava, SK Sharma, Ibrat Khan) - 80.98
    6. Constellation (Dr Nikita Kamal, Amarjit, PC Gupta, DK Tiwari, Vijay Kumar, MR Goyal) - 80.19


    Pairs

    55 pairs played pairs event in two session on final day with both session being played with computer dealt deals. Arun Jain & Jaggy Shivdasani won the trophy with 543.21 score. The other prize winners were - JM Shah & Swarnendu Banerjee, Daya Dhaon & Kajal Das, Mrinal Mukherjee & JN Roy, Sumit Mukherjee & Bhabesh Saha, Sandeep Thakral & Ashok Goel.


    Dr Dharambir Singh Jolly Memorial at Kasauli 2014

    Dr Dharambir Singh Jolly Memorial bridge tournament took place at Baikunth Resorts, Kasauli from September 14-16, 2014. 14 teams took part in the event. The event was smoothly conducted by directors ML Panghotra & SP Sharma (Chandigarh). The results are as follows:

    1) RANA JOLLY-Rana Jolly, Rakesh Goel, Naresh Jain, R M Aggarwal
    2) PBA--K R Lakhanpal, Rakesh Sharma, P. K. Nayyar, S R Malhotra, Syal.
    3) ENGINEERS----Ajay Kadian, Sanjay Gupta, M R Goel, P C Gupta
    4) HOODA----Major Hooda, Bahuria, Arvind Gupta and Parmar.

    Courtesy: Sri S P Sharma, Chandigarh

    3rd Jiwaji Club Open at Gwalior 2014

    3rd Jiwaji Club Open Bridge Tournament took place at Jiwaji Club, Gwalior from September 5-7, 2014. 12 teams took part in the event. The results are as follows:

    Duplicate - Gold

    1. Pals (Virendra Singh, Anil Bansal, Maj Gen VK Rattan, Wg Cdr GK Johri)
    2. Rajjan, Allahabad (Bal Agarwal, SP Srivastava, SP Sharma, AP Singh)
    3. Medical College, Jabalpur
    4. Chindwara Fort

    Duplicate - Silver

    1. RS Misra, Allahabad (RS Misra, RK Shukla, Jitendra Pandey, BN Agarwal)
    2. Vibrant, Bhopal

    Pairs

    1. PK Das & BK Das
    2. Papas Dasgupta & Vivip Dutta
    3. Col Anand & Sapre
    4. SP Srivastava & SP Mehrotra

    Courtesy: Sri RS Misra

    44th UP State Bridge Championship at Lucknow 2014

    44th UP State Bridge Championship took place at VKS Varadan Auditorium, Geological Survey of India from August 1-3, 2014. The event was organised in association with Geological Survey Receation Club (GSRC) which provided basic infrastructure for bridge. There is no better AC venue than this auditorium in Lucknow. Lucknow Bridge Association would like to thank Sri SK Sharma, DDG, GSI, who was also chief guest of opening function, for providing the venue free of cost and providing rooms at guest house. Sri JR Gupta from GSRC was ever willing to help out in organizational work and deserves credit. The entire Lucknow Bridge Association (LBA) team led by Sri NN Rastogi - President which included Sri BN Rastogi, Sri RK Singh, Sri M Srivastava Sri RA Siddiqui, Sri TP Khare, Sri Vipin Rai & Sri BD Sarkar to name a few deserve accolades for organising the event. This event was organized by LBA to mark its Golden Jubilee and three of the founder members namely Sri BB Lal, Sri NC Rai & Sri NN Rastogi were felicitated during closing function where Sri Mukul Goel, ADG (law & order) was chief guest. Kr Vijayanand Singh , President, Bridge Association (U.P.) also deserves the credit for alloting this championship to Lucknow. Sri NN Rastogi was CTD who was ably assisted by Sri SP Sharma & myself. Cash prizes of Rs 60000 were given. This is record 11th time that Lucknow is hosting State Championship. For past two occasions (2009 & 2013) LBA had been frugal and there were no internal funds used to organize but this year being Golden Jubilee year LBA decided to give dinners, give gifts to participants & published a souvenir also. Except for Souvenir all this was done through internal funds.

    From 2012 the UP State Championship was made open to neighbouring states inviting one team each. It was heartening that a team from Jabalpur, MP and a mixed team of Bihar, Jharkhand and UP took part this year.


    Duplicate Event for Kr Krishnanand Prasad Singh Memorial Trophy

    20 teams took part in the event. They played 8 rounds of modified swiss league of 8 boards each to determine 6 qualifiers for super league. The super league was of 5 rounds of 8 boards each. 20-0 continuous scale was used for scoring.KDI, Moradabad (Pankaj Mehta, Pradeep Singh, Kr Vijayanand Singh, IK Agarwal, BN Rastogi, AK Sinha) topped the swiss league with 104.13 VPs and were awarded Madhava Prasad Memorial Trophy for swiss league winners.Ganges, Kanpur (BN Batra, HS Dua,VM Gupta, Mukul Arren, IP Jain) with 102.79, Siddiqui, Lucknow (RA Siddiqui, B Prasad, NC Bhattacharya, GN Mehrotra, TP Khare, JS Kaul) with 99.76, Lucknow Bl ue (Mukul Gupta, SA Abbasi, SH Zaheer, SQ Wajahat, MA Quadri, CP Singh,) with 97.06, Tiwari's (VK Tiwari, Girish Kumar, SM Moin, Sunil Kumar, Arun Srivastava, Ajay Garg) with 94.13 and NCL, Singrauli (Dr Sumit De, C Goswami, Ashok Dey, PP Agarwalla) with 87.38 were other qualifiers. After Super league Siddiqui emerged winners of Kr Krishnanand Prasad Singh Memorial trophy with 61.19 VPs.So the Golden Jubilee celebrations became more sweeter as a home team won the championship. Ganges, Kanpur came second with 5334 VPs. KDI, Tiwari's, Lucknow Blue & NCL finished in that order. All the 6 teams were given prizes. Siddiqui's team would also represent UP in the Inter State Championship at Patna.

    Matchpoint Pairs for Dr JS Kothiwal Memorial Trophy

    48 pairs took part in the event. The event was played over four sessions with no final. The first two sesions were played on day 2. The super league teams joined on session 3 & 4 on day 3 with 12th position scores. All the sessions were of 18 boards each.

    The results are as follows:

    1. Girish Kumar & SM Moin (Patna) - 670.76
    2. Deepak Kothiwal & Ajay Vaish (Moradabad) - 666.83
    3. AK Vashishtha & Mrs Shobha Vashishtha (Lucknow) - 664.67
    4. HK Singh & Manish Jaiswal (Lucknow) - 655.5
    5. VK Tiwari & Sunil Kumar (Lucknow/Ranchi) - 645.76
    6. Shankar Chatterjee & Deepak Chatterjee (Allahabad) - 645.19

    As the top finisher pair was not from UP, the Kothiwal trophy went to second placed pair of Deepak Kothiwal & Ajay Vaish.They also get a chance to represent UP in Rama Jain pairs event in Delhi. The top 3 UP pairs would also represent UP in the Agarwalla trophy in Inter State Championship at Patna. It is heartening to note that Mrs Shobha Vashishtha is the first woman from UP to get the honour of representing state in the Inter State Championship since its inception.

    Bridge Association (UP) has been felicitating UP players who have grossed highest masterpoints in a calender year with the criterion that the players should be interested in playing for UP and have UP registration number and should normally be residing in the state. VK Chaube , who was an eminent bridge administrator of Lucknow and a retired GM of Railways who passed away recently, family has come forward and has decided to donate a trophy in his memory to be given to the highest masterpoint winner in a calendar year from UP. The trophy for 2013 went to Pradeep Singh. Kr Vijayanand Singh finished runners up. They got prizes of Rs 5000 & Rs 3000 respectively. Pradeep has won this trophy for third year in a row.The third highest grosser BN Rastogi got Rs 2000. This felicitation also took place during prize distribution and winner got the trophy from Smt Chaube.

    World Wide Bridge Contest 2014

    World Wide Bridge Contest took place on June 6-7, 2014.

    Friday, June 6, 2014

    4253 pairs from 255 Clubs across 34 Countries took part in the event worldwide.In India 175 pairs from 6 Centres (Kolkata (Calcutta Club) - two sections - 58 pairs, Mumbai (Matunga Gymkhana) - 20 pairs, Delhi - 24 pairs, Lucknow - 10 pairs, Chandigarh - 18 pairs, Pune - two sections - 45 pairs) took part in the event. The event was won by S Lombard & F Newman of Bloemfontein, South Africa with 74.69% score. Amongst Indian pairs Arun Sen & Hatinder Singh of Chandigarh came first with a score of 65.88% giving them 61st overall rank.Lucknow results as per global ranks are as follows :

    1. BN Rastogi & AK Sinha 57.7% 600 rank, local rank 2 local 56.94%
    2. SH Zaheer & NN Rastogi 56.67% 759 rank, local rank 4 local 50%
    3. AK Vashishtha & Mrs Shobha Vashishtha 56.51% 789 rank, local rank 1 local 62.5%


    Saturday, June 7, 2014

    4031 pairs from 228 Clubs across 25 Countries took part in the event worldwide.In India 176 pairs from 6 Centres (Kolkata (Calcutta Club) - two sections - 56 pairs, Mumbai (Matunga Gymkhana)- 22 pairs, Delhi - 25 pairs, Lucknow - 10 pairs, Pune - two sections- 45 pairs, Chandigarh - 18 pairs) took part in the event. The event was won by John Vergitsakis & George Criparacos of Oamkh 2, Greece with 74.6% score. Amongst Indian pairs AK Bhar & TK Paul of Calcutta Club B came first with a score of 65.46% giving them 46th rank overall. Lucknow results as per global rank are as follows :

    1. AK Sinha & BN Rastogi 61.68% 195 rank, local rank 2 local 60.42%
    2. SH Zaheer & NN Rastogi 60.68% 252 rank , local rank 3 local 59.03%
    3. B Prasad & RA Siddiqui 59.3% 371 rank , local rank 1 local 63.89%

    Is this epic event losing popularity ? At least the numbers suggest. Friday numbers for 2011 are 5209, 2012 are 5227 & 2013 are 4642. The Saturday numbers for 2011 are 5085, 2012 are 5328 & 2013 are 5060. The numbers for 2014 show a sharp decline. One of the reasons could be the fund raising simultanneous pairs for youth bridge which is held multiple times a year for definitely a noble cause but efforts should be taken so that the flagship event (WWBC) doesnt take a hit.

    Courtesy: www.ecatsbridge.com as on 9/6/14 21:30 hrs India Time

    National Open Bridge Tournament at Chandigarh 2014

    A National Open Bridge Tournament took place at Hotel Aroma, Chandigarh from May 23-25, 2014. The results are as follows:

    Duplicate

    1. Constellation (Subhash Gupta, Manish Bahuguna, Amarjit, Dr Nikita Kamal)
    2. PBA I (KR Lakhanpal, SP Sharma, Rakesh Sharma, PK Nayyar)

    Pairs

    1. HS Dhariwal & Bhagat Ram
    2. Sandeep Narang & K Bhattacharya

    Best PBA Pairs: 1. Rakesh Goel & Rana Jolly
    2. Kuldeep Khanna & Col Brar

    Courtesy: Sri SP Sharma

    Alexander Athletic Club Meerut 2014

    4th Alexander Athletic Club Invitational Bridge Tournament was held at Alexander Club, Meerut on 5th & 6th April, 2014. Two events were held i e. Duplicate team event for Nimita Agarwal Trophy and Pairs event for Surendra Singh Gupta Trophy.19 teams from UP,Uttarakhand, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh participated in the tournament. The Club is nice venue for bridge with limited number of teams and proved to be a nice host providing breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner for the participants. We need such generaous hosts to promote bridge in UP. The results are as follows:

    Duplicate

    On 5th April seven rounds of 8 boards each for duplicate team event were played and six teams qualified for the next round. On 6th April the qualified teams played 5,rounds of ten boards each to decide the final rankings.The final rankings were as under:

    1. Nimita Agarwal Trophy winner
    Banshi, Delhi 96 VP, Swiss league 124 VP
    1. Vijay Goel
    2. Sunil Bhatia
    3. Murli Manohar
    4. Asad Shah


    2. RS Misra, Allahabad 88 VP, Swiss league 128 VP
    1. RS Misra
    2. OP Tiwari
    3. BG Verma
    4. SP Sharma

    3. Constellation, Delhi 87 VP, Swiss league 115 VP
    1. Dr Nikita Kamal
    2. Amarjit
    3. DK Tiwari
    4. Shashi Jain

    4. Devasha, Noida 66 VP, Swiss league 127 VP
    1. Subhash Gupta
    2. A Mandal
    3. DP Sharma
    4. Asha sharma
    5. Devi M Bhatnagar

    5. Surbhi, Chandigarh 64 VP, Swiss league 117 VP
    1. Madhu Sharma
    2. Col Guriqbal Singh
    3. SP Sharma
    4. Russel Lyll

    6. Kamla Mehra, Noida 46 VP, Swiss league 119 VP
    1. Kamla Mehra
    2. Girish Mehra
    3. RM Gupta
    4. Gulab Rai
    5. Awadhesh Goyal
    6. Pradeep Prakash

    Pairs

    On 6th April pair contest was held and 25 pairs took part in it. The results are:

    1. Surendra Singh Gupta Trophy winner
    BK Agarwal & RK Shukla - Allahabad

    2. Justice B.P.Singh & C.P.Agarwal - Meerut
    3. RP Mishra & Anil Sood - Haryana
    4. SR Gupta & PC Gupta - Delhi
    5. HS Dhariwal & Bhagat Ram - Chandigarh
    6. Col RK Bhatnagar & GP Dimri - Dehradun


    Smt Rama Jain Memorial at Delhi 2014

    Smt Rama Jain Memorial Times National Bridge Championship took place at DBA premises, Delhi from March 8-9, 2014. The results are as follows:

    1. Subhash Gupta & JM Shah 869.75 pts
    2. Manas Mukherjee & Swarnendu Banerjee 804
    3. Bimal Sikka & Marianne Karmakar 752.68
    4. Rana Roy & Sumit Mukherjee 752.41
    5. BN Rastogi & AK Sinha 746.67
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    Courtesy: Sri TC Pant & TOI - website

    Lohia Memorial at Kanpur 2014

    28th Seth Sriniwas Lohia Memorial Bridge Tournament took place at Ganges Club, Kanpur from February 28 - March 1, 2014. Apart from main duplicate and pairs event there was a silver event on day 2 for non qualifiers. A consolation IMP pairs also took place on day 2. Sri Ranju Bhattacharya was CTD ably assisted by Sri Gora Roy Chaudhary, Sri Kamal Agarwal. This year's format allowed everyone to play till 3 days which should be the consideration in any major event in these days of high entry fee. The Lohia tournament organisers provide breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner which eases burden on the participants in these days of high food cost and inflation. Hopefully they would maintain this tradition in future.

    Duplicate

    41 teams took part in the duplicate event and played 9 rounds of 8 boards of swiss league to determine 7 qualifiers and one best local team for the quarter finals. 25-0 scale was used for scoring.Dhampur Sugar Mills (Ashok Goel, Sumit Mukherjee, Bhabesh Saha, KR Venkataraman, P Kushari) with 178 VPs, topped the swiss league. 114 Kolkata (A Sarkar, Manas Mukerjee, Rana Roy, AN Banerjee, Swarnendu Banerjee, Prasun Mukherjee) - 168, Maya Meera Sneha (Sukamal Das, Pranab Roy, Sankar Acharya, Sameer Basak, Debabrata Majumdar, Vijay Goel) - 165, Safron, Kolkata (Badal Das, Kajal Das, Pinaki Khan, S Bhomick, S Das) - 157, Lucknow Blue ( MA Khan, NC Bhattacharya, GN Mehrotra, NN Rastogi, Mukul Gupta, SA Abbasi) - 156, Tarkeshwar Bridge Club (S Mondal, P Mondal, BS Roy, K Ghosh, N Porel, S Mailj) - 153, Big Boss Hooghly (GK Basu, AK Hazra, A Ghosh, R Jain, M Das) - 152 & KDBP, Kanpur ( Khetrapal, DC Prahladka, Brig. Budhwar, Dr Dubey, Mrs Dubey) - 127 were other teams to qualify.In 10*2 Quarter finals Dhampur defeated KDBP, Maya Meera defeated Big Boss, 114 defeated Tarkeshwar & Lucknow Blue defeated Safron. In 10*2 Semi Finals Dhampur beat Lucknow Blue & Maya Meera edged out 114. In 12*4 Finals Dhampur emerged as winners. The winners were awarded Seth Sriniwas Lohia Memorial Trophy.


    Prizes were also given to teams ranked 8-9 in swiss league. These teams were Combination & Bridge Friends.

    There was an appeal case in SF where Ashok Goel (South for convenience) psyched 1 Spade response on partner's 1 Heart opening holding doubleton Spade and 6 carder heart and 1 or 2 HCPs. West had 23 points and made take out double and passed partner's 2 Diamond response. A cold 4 Spade by EW was missed. The appeal was not well written but committee decided that inspite of psych West didnt have a pass over 2 Diamond and should have bid 3 Hearts which would have exposed psych as his partner was void in Hearts. A lesson for all bridge players is that they should know minimum gadgets. West before passing should have enquired what North's pass meant, whether they were playing support redoubles as North had 3 carder Spade and if playing what would be the cases when they would not use support redouble also whether Spade response promised 4 card or 5 card. If you dont do this at table you lose all your rights and in all circumstances appeal would go against you. I'm for no moment accusing NS of cheating but this can be termed as sharp tactic as nromally nobody fills convention card in such tournaments. But the fact remains that EW couldnt handle baby psych.

    Pairs

    98 pairs played pairs event in two session on final day with seond session being played with computer dealt deals. Kingshuk Bhattacharya & Prasun Mukherjee won the trophy with 1076.92 score. The other prize winners were - SM Moin & Sunil Kumar, AN Banerjee & R Roy, BN Batra & SC Bhandari, Prabir Paul & Hasibul Hasan, Nobin Porel & S Mondal, TP Khare & Anisul Haq, Vijay Goel & Abhijit Chakraborty, RP Das & SN Ghosh, OP Tiwari & RS Misra.

    RK Newatia Trophy

    All non qualifiers of duplicate could play Silver event where 6 rounds of swiss league of 8 boards were played. 36 teams took part in the event. The winners were Rajjan, Allahabad. Other prize winners were Zugzawang, MK Mehta, Vijay Kumar, Arnab's IV & MB Club Lucknow.


    Padampat Singhania Memorial at Kanpur 2014

    Padampat Singhania Memorial Bridge Tournament took place at Kamla Club, Kanpur from February 14-16, 2014. 24 pairs took part in the event. The results are as follows:

    1st: Ashok Goel & KR Venkataraman - 661
    2nd: Dr Prabir Kumar Bera & S Mukherjee - 645
    3rd: Kaustabh Bendre & D Majumdar
    4th: Raju Tolani & K Anklesaria
    5th: Amar Nath Banerjee & RP Tripathi


    Courtesy: TOI, Lucknow 18/2/14

    Rajjan Agarwal Memorial at Allahabad 2014

    Rajjan Agarwal Memorial bridge tournament took place at Lukerganj Club, Allahabad from January 24-26, 2014. It was a state level tournament where 10 teams took part. Sri SP Sharma was director.

    Pairs

    Pairs event took place on January 24, 2014 where 22 Pairs participated. 26 boards were played as per ¾ Howell Movement. The results are as follows:

    1. Deepak Mitra & C.K. Bhargava -177
    2. Kr. V.N. Singh & Pradeep Singh -152.5
    3. I.N. Mulla & R. K. Gupta -145.5
    4. A. Singh & S. Dey -143.5


    Duplicate

    Duplicate event was played on Janaury 25 & 26, 2014. 10 teams played full league of 9 rounds with 10 boards each was played. 20-0 scale was used. The results are as follows:

    1. Lucknow Green - 118.01(G. N. Mehrotra, N.C. Bhattcharya, S.A.Abbasi, T. P. Khare & Anisul Haq)
    2. Agrawal’s- 107.09 (IndreshAgrawal, C.Decruze, Pradeep Singh, Kr. V.N. Singh, S.K. Bhargava & A.K. Gupta )
    3. Lukergunj Club- 102.72 (B.G. Verma, B.N.Agrawal, J. Pandey, S.K. Biswas, Anup Deb & Dr. S.K. Moitra.)

    Courtesy: Sri S P Sharma, Allahabad

    Smt Lata Goyal Memorial at Ludhiana 2014

    Smt Lata Goyal Memorial Bridge Tournament took place at Sutlej Club, Ludhiana from January 24-25, 2014. It was a four session IMP Pairs event in which 27 pairs took part. The results are as follows:

    1. R.K. SHARMA/P.K. NAYYER (PBA)
    2. KAVITA DHWAN/MADHU AGGARWAL(DELHI)
    3. RAVI CHANDARAN/ R CHAKRAVARTY(DELHI)
    4. P.C. GUPTA/S.R. GUPTA(DELHI)
    5. R.P. BHATNAGAR/C.P. AGARWAL(UTTARAKHAND/U.P.)

    Best PBA Pair : 1. Dr. KANG/VINAY JAIN
    2. K.R. LAKHANPAL/S.P.SHARMA

    Best Mixed pair: Mrs NIKITA KAMAL/AMARJIT

    Courtesy: Sri S P Sharma, Chandigarh

    Delhi Gymkhana Bridge Tournament would take place at Delhi Gymkhana Club, Delhi from February 13-15, 2015.

    Singhania Memorial Bridge Tournament would take place at Kamala Club, Kanpur from February 20 - 22, 2015.

    Lalit Mohanka Memorial Bridge Tournament would take place at Calcutta Cricket & Football Club,Kolkata from February 20 - 22, 2015.

    29th Seth Sriniwas Lohia Memorial Bridge Tournament would take place at Ganges Club, Kanpur from February 27 - March 1, 2015.

    RR Gupta Memorial Bridge Tournament would take place at Tivoli Resort, Delhi from March 12-15, 2015.

    A National Open Prize Money Bridge Tournament for Smt Lata Goyal Trophy would take place at Satluj Club, Ludhiana from March 20-22, 2015.

    Smt Rama Jain Memorial Bridge Tournament would take place at DBA premises, Delhi from March 21-22, 2015.

    DN Rastogi Memorial Invitational Bridge Tournament would take place at Lucknow Club, Lucknow from March 28-29, 2015.

    Mohan Lal Bhartia Memorial Bridge Tournament would take place at Country Inn Resorts, Sahibabad from April 2-5, 2015.

    5th Tolani Summer Nationals would take place at Bengaluru from June 17-21, 2015.

    45th UP State Bridge Championship would take place at Alexander Club, Meerut from July 31- August 2, 2015.

    Inter State Bridge Championship would take place at Nagpur from September 3-6, 2015.

    57th Winter Nationals would take place at Pune from November 16-22, 2015.

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  • Lucknow Bridge Association has lost its founder member and a stalwart in Sri NC Rai (October 1926 - January 3, 2015). He did his graduation from BHU and later did LLB from Lucknow University. He joined UP Civil Secretariat in 1948 and worked as sports officer/chief sports officer of UPSEB. Having knack for fruitful administrative planning he was able to conduct several All India Bridge tournaments successfully during his several tenures of Secretaryship of LBA. Sri Rai won several championship/pairs contests as a member of famous BB Lal's team. Of late he was not keeping good health and was unable to take part in day to day activities of the association but his guidance and blessing for LBA were always available. Apart from Bridge Badminton was another love of Sri Rai. He acted as Umpire/ Chief Referee in several national and international tournaments. We pray to god that his soul rests in peace.

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