Lohia Memorial at Kanpur 201327th Seth Sriniwas Lohia Memorial Bridge Tournament took place at Ganges Club, Kanpur from March 1-3, 2013. Apart from main duplicate and pairs event there was a BAM event for non qualifiers. A consolation IMP pairs also took place on day 3. Sri Ranju Bhattacharya was CTD ably assisted by Sri Gora Roy Chaudhary, Sri Kamal Agarwal & Sri Salil Banerjee. In the closing function Sri JK Lohia , the chief organiser of the tournament, was conferred organisational colours of Bridge Association (UP.). for exemplerily organising longest standing All India Bridge Tournament in the state. This honour usually is given to the organisers of UP state championship and hence was the delay in conferring it to him for so many years. The award though belated is richly deserved.
46 teams took part in the duplicate event and played 10 rounds of 8 boards of swiss league to determine 7 qualifiers and one best local team for the quarter finals.KDI, Moradabad (Pankaj Mehta, SK Bandopadhyay, Satyabrat Mukherjee, Avijit Chakraborty, S Some) topped the swiss league with 186 VPs. Dhampur Sugar Mills (Ashok Goel, Sumit Mukherjee, Bhabesh Saha, Debabrata Majumdar) -186, Ranjan Chatterjee (Ranjan Chatterjee, S Basu, S Sarkar, K Nandy, S Bhattacharya, Mrinal Mukherjee) - 180, Dr Sanghi, Delhi (Dr Sanghi, Vijay Kumar, Kamal Mukherjee, Ashim Mukherjee, Alok Daga, Rana Roy) - 174, Bridge Lovers, Lucknow (RA Siddiqui, RP Narain, NC Bhattacharya, TP Khare, HK Singh, Manish Jaiswal) - 170, B Besai (CS Majumdar, Chandan Chaudhary, AK Mukherjee, NP Kabiraj, Harendra Singh, B Besai) - 169, Arnab (Arup Dutta, Somesh Bhattacharjee, Sanjib Majumdar, SP Chatterjee, Indranil Chakraborti, Goutam Das) - 168 were other qualifiers. Batra, Kanpur (BN Batra, Mukul Arren, Dr IP Jain, Vikas Gupta, HS Dua ) - 152 was the local team to qualify. In 10*2 Quarter finals top 4 teams of the swiss league made it ot Semi Finals. In 10*2 Semi Finals Ranjan Chatterjee defeated Dhampur Sugar Mills and Dr Sanghi defeated KDI, Moradabad. In 12*2 Finals Ranjan Chatterjee emerged winners. The winners were awarded Seth Sriniwas Lohia Memorial Trophy and runners up got RK Lohia Memorial Trophy.
Prizes were also given to teams ranked 8-13 in swiss league. These teams were Bimal Majumdar, Arun Jain, Maya Meera Sneha, Constellation, Harmony & JayKay. One Best KBA Team Lohia -A also got the prize.
90 pairs played first elimination, 56 second elimination and 32 finals. Sumit Mukherjee & Bhabesh Saha won the MP Jhunjhunwala Trophy with 60.1% score. BK Agarwal & SP Srivastava finished runners up with 59.78% score and got HC Nigam Trophy. The other prize winners were - Subhash Gupta & K Bhattacharya - 59.62%, Ranjeet Kumar & Rabindra Singh - 55.93%, Pinaki Khan & Kamlesh Gupta - 55.77%, Rana Roy & Kamal Mukherjee - 55.45%, S Basak & S Acharya - 55.29%, Harendra Singh & NP Kabiraj - 53.43%, Mukul Goyal & RN Gupta - 52.72%, Amarjit Wadhawan & PC Gupta - 52.4%. Best KBA pair prize went to Dr IP Jain & Mukul Arren.
BAM event was for non qualifiers. 20 teams took part in the event. Vibrant, Bhopal (SR Dutta, B Dutta, MK Halder, BN Ghosh, T Das Gupta, BB Bose) won the event and Ram Kumar Newatia Trophy. GK Vyas & SN Soni (GK Vyas, S Rathore, SN Soni, D Majumdar) were runners up and won BM Prahladka Trophy. AK Srivastava, Pal's Aligarh, Sangam Allahabad won other prizes.