Bridge

BRIDGE MY WAY
Many games provide fun, but bridge grips you. It exercises your mind. Your mind can rust, you know, but bridge prevents the rust from forming - Omar Sharif
Finished on top at the Matunga Gymkhana Worldwide Pairs - Saturday June 07 2014  (click)
Prabhakar Sharma Memorial Award for Best Bridge Player
Avijit Sarkar wins the  Pandit Durga Dutt Shastri Memorial Award) (click)
55th Winter Nationals December 17 - 23 2013 Ahmedabad (Winter Nationals)
BARC Open Tournament November 16-17 2013 (click)
July 13 2013 - Abhaya Sharma and R Anabazhagan win  (See Bulletin Board for Results)
 
 
Zia Mahmood - (born January 7, 1946 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a Pakistani professional bridge player. He is a World Bridge Federation and American Contract Bridge League Grand Life Master. He has a knack for bringing out the best in his partners and is regarded as one of the greatest players of the game. As of April 2011 he ranks number 10 among Open World Grand Masters.

He writes a bridge Column for the Guardian (click for the link)


He has written his autobiography - Bridge My Way. 
He has also hosted several  TV shows

Zia achieved international fame when he led Pakistan to 2nd place in 1981 Bermuda Bowl tournament.
  • ACBL Player of the Year 1991, 1996, 2000, 2005
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Worldwide Simultaneous Pairs ( June 7 2014) I and Rajendra Prasad took part in the second day of worldwide pairs event at Matunga Gymkhana on Saturday, June 7 2014 and finished on top in the field of 22 pairs. Our national rank for the event was32 among 176 pairs ( 8 clubs) and Asia zone rank was 42 among 244 pairs (13 clubs ) and lastly we were placed 731 in a field of 4188 pairs worldwide. The resujlts become more interesting as we had goofed up in atleast 4 deals where we were sitting at the bottom.. This is indeed one of the most prominent event of my 18 months at competitive Bridge..

March 13 2014 It was a big day for me as I finally met Shri Vijay Kumar Goel and Ashok Kumar Goel at Mohanlal Bhartia Bridge tournament at Country Inn & Suites Sahibabad and later Ashok Jain Hindu College batchmate had organised a very special dinner for us ( Sandeep Jain & wife, Ajay Choudhary and wife and Vinay Mudgal) Ajay Chhabra could not come though he did call up the next day and we met at Dhruva guest House. Played in the pairs tournament on March15 and 16 with Shri Madhusoodan Sharma and Chnadra Mouli as partners. Earlier Met and played one round with Shashi Gupta Di on March 14..

February 8 2014 Annual Otters Club State Level Tournament - 8th among 48 pairs (partner TK Padwal)

Decmber 31 2103 Avijit Sarkar wins the Pandit Durga Dutt Shastri Memorial Bridge Award '

BRIDGE : Playing at the Shree Matchpoint pairs event at the Winter Nationals at Ahmedabad's prestigious Karnavati Club on December 17 and 18 2013 was a great experience even if I missed an opportunity to meet Shri Ashok Kumar Goel and Vijay Kumar Goel of DSM. Shri Purnendu Hajra (Sir) had kinldy agreed to play as my partner and it did give one an opportunity to meet some of the best Bridge players in the country including Sunit Choksi and many others. Our pair finished 168th among 215 pairs that took part in the event.  
Team comprising of Abhaya Sharma, Dr. P.R. Singh, D.C. Biswas and Kalyan Bhanja bagged the first position in Splash 2013 Bridge team of four event. 
Dr. Kapoor Memorial Tournament (click for the poem

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The Result of (25th January 2013) Tournament - 
 
1. RA Agrawal and Sarkar (First, +52)
2. Kailash Agarwal and MK Saxena (Second, +44)
3. Abhaya Sharma and AK Das (Third, +32)
 
Link to my Bridge Poem for closing Day Function.

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Note : Due to national holiday on 26th January 2013 New community centre is closed and hence no bridge tournament will be held on 26th January.

January 25 - A pairs tournament will be conducted on 25th January 2013, 13.30 Hrs at New community centre,  Anushaktinagar. Those who are interested may participate in this tournament. For all the school students no entry fee will be charged. Two top pairs from the bridge foundation course participants ( 2012-13 ) will get prize in addition to the regular tournament prize. ( one pair will be allowed to get only one prize )