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  • I feel ashamed as proponent of fair bridge that something like this happens at highest level of the game.WBF Disciplinary Hearing. WBF Appeal Tribunal Hearing.We are doing immense disservice to the game if incidents like this continue to happen at any level.

  • Chennai to host 2015 World Bridge Championship. HCL to be the Title Sponsor.

  • Team CR (Dr C Rangadham Rao, PBG Tilak, K Vijaykumar, Prakash Kejriwal, G Veerbhadra Rao) wins JHIC All India Open at Hyderabad

  • Dhampur Sugar Mills wins Madhava Prasad Memorial at Corbett Park

  • Pradeep Anand Singh (Varanasi) captures VK Chaube Trophy for Highest Masterpoints in a Calendar Year in UP for 2013 making it three years in a row.

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  • 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the existing cities as soon as I get them but as information collection is not perfected some of the information may be outdated or incomplete.Ever since inception of this webpage a few other Indian websites have also come up so if you are looking for more information on Indian bridge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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  • 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.

    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, May 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, 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

    55th Winter Nationals at Ahmedabad 2013

    55th Winter Nationals took place at Karnavati Club, Ahmedabad from December 17-23, 2013. The event was organised by Gujarat Bridge Federation a non member of BFI without concurrance of Gujarat Bridge Association the official Bridge Federation body in the state of Gujarat. I think this is not a healthy trend and we are going back to old whimsical ways the BFI was run. The comparison I can remember is 2009 Winter Nationals organised at Kanpur where UP body wasnt taken into confidence with then BFI President informing me as Treasurer of UPBA that the nationals are organised by BFI and state bodies are not involved. At least Kanpur was an affiliated unit of UPBA. Having said that the event was well organised. Marriage Hall at Karnavati Club is a spacious good venue though some portions didnt have enough light. Food was tolerable to good. Amol Dalal as organising secretary did a comendable job.Directors managed the show very well. But the success of the event was solely due to Srinivasan who managed technical work and website excellently. The entire tournament was played with Bridgemates with three screens displaying results, draw etc. The only thing missing was a viewgraph screen. There are some technical things that I would like to point out - 1. In pairs event when personal score sheet are given at the beginning of the second session the play shouldnt begin immediately till correction time is over. 2. If there is no viewgraph screen then at least for Finals there should be no screens at the table. Screens are very spectator unfriendly and according to me give an impression that players are cheats. I think those who reach finals would like to win on calibre ( in hindi the term is "aukat") and not by cheating. Without screen there should be four pads and all artificial bidding explanations should be written in English in proper order. All decent players from any non English speaking countries should get working knowledge of Bridge English and numerals. WBF should develop the necessary bridge vocabulary. 3. After a deal is over cards should not be put back in the board. They should be displayed on the table properly spread out for at least 1 minute.

    Personally speaking - I'm very impressed with my own bridge development. Having reached a certain level the idea was to test myself over 7 days for first time and I passed the test with flying colours. I dont go to Winter Nationals as I dont enjoy the level of bridge in India and then there is problem of finances. Ahmedabad had air connection from Lucknow and I could enjoy nice warm hospitality of my younger cousin & his wife who lived very near venue were the reasons for attending this national. I finished 5th in Silver pairs which could have been better as one correction slip wasnt entertained. In other events the results were satisfactory considering level of players I was playing with.

    Why I say that standard in India is so poor that almost same team which finished 17th in Bermuda Bowl in Indonesia has won the duplicate championship again. If I had been captain I would have given a few more new players a chance. Got to see a few deals of the duplicate final and funny things happened. Know only approximate cards as screen and spectators was blocking view and those players playing cards were either lying or were uncooperative after the deal was over simply being incompetents.If spectators are unable to see the cards the players must inform the cards so that spectators could find par play.

    1.Couldnt see the vulnerability or deal number. N S Jxxx H AQx D Jxx C 10xx S S Kxx H x D AKQxx C K9xx E S A109x H KJ10xx D 7 x C QJ W S Qx H 98xx D 10xx C Axxx. Bidding - E 1H S x W 2H N 2S (Masha-allah) E P N 3H W P 3S P P P. Lead C Q Result -2. Play - 1. C Q K A x 2. H 9 A x x . 3. x J x x 4. D 7 x 10 J 5. S x x K x 6. C x x 10 D x (excellent play - very nice world class - if your partner can do this please double this foolish 3 Spades). NS are playing in partnership for years. Here 3 H by EW makes but went -2 in other room. 3 S should go if at all only 1 down on the bidding between any establish partnership. South did very well to pass 3 S else 4 S is on. 3NT by NS could make on Club Q lead. In the idiotic 20-0 scale these are precious IMPs.

    2. Couldnt see vulnerabilty or deal number or all cards, full deal courtesy BBO. N S A 4 H QJ63 D A7643 C 107 S S 73 H AK109 D K 5 C K8643 E Q1052 H 8542 D J C AJ72 W S KJ986 H 7 D Q10982 C Q9 Bidding not important. Contract 4 H (N) Lead H 2 Result -1. The play went fast. Declarer tried ruffing Diamonds in dummy and went one down. Its difficult to make 4 H on the lie of cards but when I asked the question to declarer after the deal dummy reversal wasnt an option for him. He is a multiple time national champion and probably has represented India. I've soft corner for him as when I was absolute raw in Mumbai about 20 years back he agreed to play with me in club pairs. This was a very big kick for me. I couldnt see all the cards so when I asked about E holding of Diamonds of West - his reply was 10 doubleton !!. With slightly more favourbale lie of Clubs even 4-2 break dummy reversal 4 H would make. To kill that D J should be led.

    To end this report a non bridge related issue. I was flying to Ahmedabad by Jet Konnect - a low cost option. Flight on 15th Dec from Lucknow was via Delhi. At Delhi when staff was changed I went and asked for some water from air hostess. I was seated on seat 18A. I never got water till Ahmedabad. Low cost airline business is grossly mismanaged in our country and there is ample scope for efficient players. On return on 24th Dec I had to change planes at Delhi. It was my first visit to new Delhi airport. The boarding pass didnt mention either terminal or gate no. The airline staff sitting before security check also didnt inform about gate number. The new Delhi airport is very spacious and is better than earlier version.But the water taps & its signs are ridiculous and there are no display signs about terminal, departure lounge or flight status or security check. Sitting space before security check is also missing. A may I help you counter should also help. If I being Indian was clueless there and had to seek help of a security personal what of foreigners.

    3rd All India Inter State & Junior Bridge Championship at Varanasi 2013

    3rd All India Inter State Junior Bridge Championship took place at Benares Club, Varanasi from August 22-25, 2013. It was very well organised due to tireless efforts of Kr Vijayanand Singh and his team of Varanasi Bridge Association led by Sri BC Bose. Varanasi proved to be lucky for UP as for the first time any UP team has reached finals of a BFI National event with 3 UP teams also playing in the QF. Thanks goes to director team of Sri Ranju Bhattacharya (CTD), Sri Gora Roy Chudhary, Sri Sanjay Chakraborty, Sri Kamal Agarwal and also to Sri TC Pant (Bulletins), Sri Buddy Shah & Sri Pramod Sawant (BBO), Sri Chetan Raval (Computer dealt boards) for superbly managing the show. Credit also goes to Benares Club for supporting the Championship. Thanks also goes to all the sponsors including Godfrey Phillips, Sri Mohit Mehta, Sri Arun Jain, Sri NRK Moorthy, Clarks group of hotels & Sri Manoj Kumar Shah without whom event of this magnitude wouldnt have been possible at Varanasi.

    Duplicate Event

    26 teams took part in the event. They comprised of 14 states (Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand, UP - 6 teams, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal - 2 teams, Assam, Odisha, MP, Mahrashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), 4 institutions (Railways, Ordanance Factory, Revenue, Petroleum) and 2 Ladies teams. The teams played 8 rounds of swiss league of 10 boards to determine QF qualifiers. Swiss league was played on new 20-0 continuous scale. The results are as follows

    Winner: Indian Railways (Sumit Mukherjee, Debabrata Majumdar, Amar Nath Banerjee, Rana Roy, Sandip Datta, Pawan Agarwal)
    Runners Up: UP (Kr Vijayanand Singh, Pradeep Singh, BN Rastogi, Indresh Agarwal, AK Sinha)

    Losing Semi Finalists:

    West Bengal Bridge Association B ( Arijit Guha, Sovan Mitra, S Roy Choudhary, Subrata Saha, S Ghosh,Saila Ranjan Das)
    Maharashtra (Dipak Poddar, Jitendra Solani, Anal Shah, Sandeep Karmarkar, Anand Samant, RA Agarwal)


    Losing Quarter Finalists:

    West Bengal Bridge Association A (Kamlesh Gupta, Prabir Paul, Pinaki Khan, Pranab Bardhan, Satyabrat Mukherjee, Avijit Chakraborty)
    Delhi (TC Pant, Sunil Bhatia, D Mutreja, Namit Sharma, Rajesh Jain)
    UP - Amar Bose (Amar Bose, R Bhargava, S Bhattacharya, S Bose, A Tripathi, CM Singh)
    UP - Virendra Singh (Virendra Singh, Anil Bansal, SK Garg, Dr DC Gupta, BN Batra, SA Abbasi)


    Swiss League Winner: West Bengal Bridge Association A

    Agarwala Pairs

    62 pairs took part in the event. In elimination round 56 pairs played and the final was of 28 pairs. The scoring was IMP. The results are as follows:

    Winners: AS Gupta & BPS Pai
    Runners Up: Pranab Bardhan & Prabir Paul
    3. RA Agarwal & Anand Samant
    4. Finton Lewis & Prasad Keni
    5. Namit Sharma & Rajesh Jain

    Junior & Sub Junior National Championship

    About 100 juniors & Sub Juniors from Raibeedpura (a village near Indore, MP), Salem (Tamil Nadu), Goa & West Bengal took part. A workshop was also conducted for them.

    43rd UP State Bridge Championship at Lucknow 2013

    43rd UP State Bridge Championship took place at VKS Varadan Auditorium, Geological Survey of India, Aliganj, Lucknow from August 2-4, 2013. The event was organised in association with Geological Survey Receation Club which along with venue provided basic infrastructure for bridge. There is no better AC venue than this auditorium in Lucknow. Lucknow Bridge Association would like to thank Sri SP Bhartiya, DDG, GSI for providing the venue. Credit also goes to Sri RK Singh & Sri Madhu Srivastava who have retired from GSI for helping out in organisational work. Both were awarded organisational colours of UP Bridge. The entire Lucknow Bridge Association team led by Sri NN Rastogi - President which included Sri BN Rastogi, Sri RA Siddiqui, Sri TP Khare, Sri Vipin Rai, Sri Mahendra Kumar & Sri BD Sarkar to name a few deserve accolades for organising the event. Kr Vijayanand Singh , President, Bridge Association (U.P.) also deserves the credit for helping out in organisational work. Sri Ranju Bhattacharya was CTD who was ably assisted by Sri Kamal Agarwal. Cash prizes of Rs 50000 were given.

    From 2012 year the UP State championship was made open to neighbouring states inviting 1-2 teams. However, due to proximity with HCL tournament no out of state team came.

    The event was inaugurated by Lt Gen BK Chopra, AVSM who himself is an avid bridge player. The prize distribution was done by Sri SP Bhartiya.

    Duplicate Event for Kr Krishnanand Prasad Singh Memorial Trophy

    17 teams took part in the event. Due to last minute dropouts the numbers were 2-3 less from expectations. They played 7 rounds of swiss league of 10 boards each to determine 6 qualifiers for swiss league. The super league was of 5 rounds of 8 boards each. KDI, Moradabad (Pankaj Mehta, Pradeep Singh, Kr Vijayanand Singh, IK Agarwal, BN Rastogi, AK Sinha) topped the swiss league and were awarded Madhava Prasad Memorial Trophy for swiss league winners.Mukul, Lucknow (Mukul Gupta, SA Abbasi, Deepak Kothiwal, Ajay Vaish, BN Batra, RK Aneja), Rajjan, Allahabad (Shankar Chatterjee, Pintoo Bose, Dipak Chatterjee, SP Srivastava, BK Agarwal), BK Singh, Varanasi (BK Singh, RM Gupta, BB Lal, N Mukherjee, RC Gupta, Rakesh Mohan), Virendra 5, Aligarh (Virendra Singh, Anil Bansal, Pravin Agarwal, SK Garg, Dr DC Gupta), RS Misra, Allahabad (RS Misra, SD Pandey, SP Sharma, AP Singh) were other qualifiers. After Superleague KDI, Moradabad emerged winners of Kr Krishnanand Prasad Singh Memorial trophy with 88 VPs. In fact it was Virendra 5 who led through out the super league but a bad last round to them along with maximum to KDI team resulted in KDI winning the trophy. Virendra 5 was runners up with 84 VPs. Mukul, Rajjan, RS Misra & BK Singh finished in that order. All the 6 teams were given prizes.

    Matchpoint Pairs for Dr JS Kothiwal Memorial Trophy

    42 pairs took part in the event. The event was played over four sessions with no final. The first two sesions were of 18 boards and were played on day 2. The super league teams joined on session 3 & 4 on day 3 with 12th position scores. Session 3 & 4 were of 20 boards each.

    The results are as follows:

    1. BN Rastogi & AK Sinha (Lucknow) - 367.92
    2. KP Gupta & RP Gupta (Varanasi) - 364.23
    3. JS Kaul & Amar Bose (Lucknow/Varanasi) - 359
    4. Kr Vijayanand Singh & IK Agarwal (Varanasi/ Allahabad) - 349.82
    5. Ashok Dey & Chinmoy Goswami (Singrauli) - 346.92

    The winners also get a chance to represent UP in Rama Jain pairs event in Delhi.

    Top 4 teams from duplicate & top 5 pairs get chance to represent UP at Inter State Championship taking place at Varanasi from August 22-25, 2013.

    Bridge Association (UP) has been felicitating UP players who have grossed highest masterpoints in a calendar 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 2012 went jointly to Pradeep Singh & Kr Vijayanand Singh of Varanasi. Both got prize of Rs 4000/- each. The third highest grosser AK Sinha of Lucknow got Rs 2000. This felicitation also took place during prize distribution and winners got the trophy from Smt Chaube.

    44th UP State Bridge Championship would take place at VKS Varadan Auditorium, Geological Survey of India, Aliganj, Lucknow from August 1-3, 2014. The event is open to one team each from neighbouring states.

    HCL Bridge Tournament would take place at Tivoli Resort, Chhattarpur, Delhi from August 17-20, 2014.

    Inter State Bridge Championship would take place at Patna from September 4-7, 2014.

    Dr Dharambir Singh Jolly Memorial Annual Invitational Bridge Tournament would take place at Baikunth Resorts, Kasauli from September 14-16, 2014. Maximum of 12 teams would be invited. Entry Fee Rs 5000 per player double occupancy.

    Nandu Oke Memorial Swiss Pairs would take place at Lokmanya Seva Sangh, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai from September 19-21, 2014.

    Dhampur Sugar Mills Prize Money Bridge Tournament would take place at Boat House Club, Nainital from September 25-28, 2014.

    4th Central India Open Bridge Tournament would take place at Jabalpur from October 17-19, 2014.

    Ashok Kapoor Memorial Swiss Pairs would take place at Bombay Gymkhana, Mumbai from November 21-23, 2014.

    Winter Nationals would take place at Jaipur from December 15-21, 2014.

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

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  • Lucknow Results
  • Lucknow Bridge Association has purchased 8 Bridgemates 2, a Bridgemate 2 Server and a Netbook to process results with a total cost of Rs 75990/-. From February 1, 2011 instantaneous results are available to members as soon as session ends. The scoring software is ACBLScore ver 7.66 which is downloaded from ACBL website and for which we are thankful to ACBL. It is part of association's endevour to provide better amenities and world class infrastructure to its members. The Bridgemates are available on hire to any Bridge Association wanting World Class Bridge.

  • Latest Full Result
  • Complete Result of 25th July, 2014

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  • UP Masterpoints
  • List till March 8, 2014 excluding Lohia 2014 Masterpoints for Calendar Year 2013 Masterpoints for Calendar Year 2013 - Raw Data

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  • Bridge Links
  • You would like to visit these sites frequently.

  • ACBL Website-Federation (American)
  • WBF Website-Federation (World)
  • BridgeWorld Website-Magazine
  • BridgeBase Website- Online Bridge Free
  • Anna Gudge's Website-Personal (England) >World Wide Bridge Championships
  • OKbridge-Online Bridge (Payment)
  • PlayBridge-Deal Generator
  • Bridge Today- Bridge Lessons (Payment) from University
  • GBL-Bridge Links
  • BFI Website-Federation (Indian)
  • Bridge in India - Dr Raghvan's website-Personal (India) > Tournament Reports
  • Richard Pavlicek's Page-Personal (USA) > Play Contest,Puzzles
  • Eddie Kantar's Page-Personal (USA) > Puzzles
  • N Sriram's Indian Bridge-Personal (India) > Tournament reports, Articles, Interviews
  • BridgeHit Website- Online Bridge
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  • Previous Issues
  • These pertain to times when I used to report a deal a week or longer time. If you like Law of total tricks there are some interesting deals. Some of the earlier deals were reported in the process of my evolvement as a bridge player.Some of deals are from ACBL NABCs & WBF tournaments. Also there are some interesting deals on bridge ethics that senior bridge players should have for youngsters. I discontinued this section as I was not finding enough interesting deals in Lucknow.

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