Bridge Facilities in India
issue 70 (February 21, 2000)
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In this section I would be putting together all the information regarding bridge facilities in the various cities in
India.The information may be sketchy at present but would be made comprehensive in future.
In this section I would cover tournaments happening in India and more so the tournaments
happening in Northern part of India and in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
2nd All India Jagdish Agarwal Memorial Oudh Bridge Championship concluded at Oudh Gymkhana, Lucknow on February 14, 2000. There was a low participation this year with 24 teams taking part in the duplicate event. Pals, Delhi (DK Tewari, PC Gupta, Anand Bhatia,MM Chopra, Ajay Sinha) won the duplicate event defeating Jaguar, Kanpur. DK Tewari & PC Gupta also won pairs event. AK Ganguly's team from Calcutta won board a match event. They were perhaps the strongest team of the championship with Manas Mukherji, Rana Roy & AN Bannerji playing for them but got knocked out in quarter finals to a scratch combination.
A two day bridge tournament would take place at Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun on February 26 & 27. The organisers have made a provision to play one session of National Pairs at Home on February 27.
National Pairs at Home for Ubhayakar Trophy and Arun Swamy Trophy would take place on February 27, 2000.According to Kr. Vijayanand Singh , Vice President , BFI this year the event would be scored separately for the two sessions.
Lohia Bridge Tournament would take place at Ganges Club, Kanpur from March 9-12, 2000.
Rossel Tea-Soshen Gupta Bridge Championship would take place at Delhi Gymkhana from March 24-26, 2000.
UP State Summer National selection trials would take place at Kanpur from April 7-9, 2000.
Summer Nationals would take place at Shimla from April 22, 2000 onwards.
WBF World Wide Simultaneous Pairs event (formerly known as EPSON) would take place on June 2 & June 3 , 2000. The scoring of this event would be done on internet.
WBF is organising Mind Sports Organization's Worldwide Simultaneous Pairs on August 22 and August 23, 2000. It would be on the lines of Fifth Friday Championship organised by Herman De Wael.
The magnitude of the championship would be higher with about 10000 tables results being compiled together.
Deal of the Week
In this section I would cover one good deal which appeared in the Weekly Bridge Tournaments at Lucknow or in a recent tournament with explanations.
This week's deal is from Bermuda Bowl which took place at Bermuda in Januray 2000. It shows the need for careful card play.
A K 8 6 5 2
A J 6 5
Q 9 7 4
K Q 6
Q 8 4 3
A 5 4 2
A K J 8 7 5
J 10 8 7
10 9 2
9 4 3 2
|1 ||Pass||1 ||Pass|
|2 ||Pass||3 NT||Pass|
This week's deal is again from Poland-Brazil match in the league phase of the Bermuda Bowl.
Polish declarer Kwiecien was playing a contract of 3 No Trumps and received a lead of 5. The went to Kwiecien's Queen.
At trick two Kwiecien made the key play of 6 and when Q fell singleton Kwiecien had his contract in pocket.
It was an example of a very careful and very good card play.
The Brazilian declarer on the other table was playing this contract from East's side and received a lead of J. When declarer got a trick
, he tried 10 from dummy and then had to go down.
On double dummy basis Kwiecien's play looks easy but how many declarer's play for singleton honour to drop in this way. Most would try to play 10 catering for
Q 9 x x with North.
You would like to visit these sites frequently.
ACBL Website-Federation (American)
CBF Website-Federation (Canadian)
WBF Website-Federation (World)
The Internet Bridge Archive-Archive
Floater-Online Bridge (Free)
BridgeWorld Website-Magazine > Puzzles
BridgeBase Website-Personal (Canada) > Software,Deals,Tournament Reports
Bridge Arkade-Personal (Norway) > Bidding Contest,Bridge Stories (humour),Puzzles
Anna Gudge's Website-Personal (England) > Database (Federation)
Richard Pavlicek's Page-Personal (USA) > Puzzles,Deals
History of Bridge-History
Tournaments Around the World-Personal (Denmark) > Tournament Reports
OKbridge-Online Bridge (Payment) > World Internet Bridge Championship
Demicoma Bridge Academy-Personal (India) > Puzzles
BridgeSpace Website-Personal (Israel) > Bidding Contest
Bridge Companion-Magazine > Puzzles
Bridge Today-Magazine > Bidding Contest,Bridge Lessons (Payment) from University
Jeff Goldsmith's Page-Personal (USA) > Software, Puzzles
Bridge Forum-Personal (USA) > Bidding Contest,Bridge Lessons (Payment)
Bridge In India-Personal (India) > Tournament Reports
Bridge Card-Convention Card Editor
Jim Loy's Review-Personal (USA) > Software
BridgePlaza-Personal (Canada) > Software,Deals,Tournament Reports
Alex Wagner's Page-Personal (Canada) > Bridge Stories (humour)
BFI Website-Federation (Indian)
Fifth Friday Simultaneous Pairs Championship-Personal (Belgium) > Contest
Mind Sport Organization-Personal (England) > Contest