19th HCL International Bridge Championship Concludes

Oct 17, 2022

  • Team Dhampur Sugar emerged as the winner of the Team of Four Gold
  • Team Pradeep won the Team of Four Silver
  • The pair of Partho Sarathi Mukherjee and Aniruddha Bhattacharya won the Open Pairs Gold event
  • The pair of Rajeev Khandelwal and Himani Khandelwal won the Open Pairs Silver event
  • The pair of Subhajit Choudhury and Bulu Saha won the IMP event

Monday, October 17, 2022, New Delhi: HCL, a leading global conglomerate, announced the winners of the 19th HCL International Bridge Championship which was concluded yesterday. The six-day championship witnessed participation from over 750 players from across the world, who competed for the prize purse of Rs. 2.2crores. The players were from USA, South Africa, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India. All the winners and runners-up were felicitated by Mrs. Kiran Nadar, an internationally acclaimed Bridge player, and Gold Medalist at the 5th Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games Bridge Medalist. Like every year, the Championship was held under the auspices of the Bridge Federation of India.

Winners and Runners-up at the 19th HCL International Bridge Championship are:


Category Winner (Team Details and Prize money) 1st Runner-up (Team Details and Prize money)
Naresh Tandan Trophy for Team of Four Gold Dhampur Sugar (won by 23.0)

Prize Money- Rs. 40,00,000


Prize Money- Rs. 24,00,000

Mohini Tandan Trophy for Team of Four Silver Pradeep(won by 30.0)

Prize Money- Rs. 15,00,000


Prize Money- Rs. 9,00,000

NeenaBonarji Trophy for Open Pairs – Gold event Partho Sarathi Mukherjee – Aniruddha Bhattacharya

Prize Money- Rs. 12,00,000

Jaggy B Shivdasani -Sandeep Thakral

Prize Money- Rs. 8,00,000

Open Pairs – Silver event Rajeev Khandelwal – Himani Khandelwal

Prize Money- Rs. 2,00,000

Anirban Sasmal – Atanu Ganguly

Prize Money- Rs. 1,50,000

IMP Pairs Subhajit Choudhury – Bulu Saha

Prize Money- Rs. 2,00,000

R G Bhiwandkar – Subhash A Dhakras

Prize Money- Rs. 1,50,000


Speaking during the felicitation ceremony, Mrs. Kiran Nadar said, “Being a passionate bridge player myself, I always wanted to create a platform that brings together bridge players regardless of age, demographics, and borders on one platform and play their best game ever. How this has manifested over the previous19 editions of the HCL International Bridge Championship is beyond what we had envisioned. I am extremely happy to watch the success of the HCL International Bridge Championship and the overwhelming participation it receives year after year. Many congratulations to all the players for their outstanding performance.”

13 years old Anshul Bhatt, who was the youngest bridge player at the tournament, said, “I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to HCL for organizing this championship! It was great to play with all these international players. The last few days were very intense filled with so much talent, passion and competition. I look forward to playing here again next year as I have gained so much in the last six days.”

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