India Bags Gold in Commonwealth Games Bridge Championship, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

Mrs. Kiran Nadar’s team defeats Australia during the finals of the 5th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships, bringing Gold to India after 12 years

Mrs. Nadar is a member of the board of HCL Corporation and also the Chairperson of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. 

February 19, 2018, Greater Noida, India: The Indian international bridge team called INDIA A, captained by Mrs. Kiran Nadar won the 5th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship that was held from 14th to 18 Feb, 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. The tournament witnessed participation from 36 teams from all over the world along with two Indian teams, INDIA “A” and INDIA “B”. The winning team INDIA “A” comprising of Mrs. Kiran Nadar, B. Satyanarayana, Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Sunit Chokshi & Keyzad Anklesaria.

The highly competitive tournament saw participation from several Commonwealth Nations including England, Scotland, Isle of Man, Guernsey, India, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Wales. After playing 11 rounds of round robin format matches, the TOP 8 teams qualified for the quarter-finals. INDIA “A” team qualified for the quarter-finals but INDIA “B” was unlucky to be on the 9 th position. In their QF match, INDIA “A” easily beat LEIBOWITZ (An Australian team) to enter the semi-finals. In the semi-finals they beat the fancied PRESIDENT’s Team (led by Paul Hackett) and in the final beat AUSTRALIA GOLD to win the 5th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships with a score board of 103 points over 65 points.

On her victorious return to India, Mrs. Kiran Nadar said, “Our team is honoured and privileged to represent India at such a global platform. We are proud to win Gold for our country. Much like Chess, Bridge is a mind sport which needs to be encouraged. Hopefully our win will motivate younger generations and provide visibility to a great game.” 

Commonwealth Nations Final 
Results after 3 of 3 stanzas 
Team  Round 2 Round 2 Round 3 Total
INDIA A (2) 34 53 16 103


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