Bridge is a strategy game that teaches one to be of a tougher mindset, to use one’s intellect to maximum capacity, communicate powerfully and to pursue victory diligently. These are the qualities that makes bridge a perfect fit for HCL.
HCL has been strongly supporting the game in India since 2003 through the HCL International Bridge Championship held every year in New Delhi, India. The Championship is the premier bridge tournament in the country and the biggest In terms of the prize money and participation levels. The 2019 Championship (17th edition) had a prize purse of Rs. 18 million and witnessed a record participation of nearly 1000 players from 185 Teams (55 in Gold, 102 in Silver & 28 in Bronze). International teams having players from USA, Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, Netherlands, Israel, Sweden, Iceland, South Africa, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Denmark, Romania, Japan, Thailand, Jordan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh have participated in the last few editions of the Championship.
As the 2020 championship couldn’t take place due to the pandemic, HCL will now be hosting the 18th edition of HCL International Bridge Championship online on RealBridge / BridgeMagic (powered by HCL) platforms from September 18-26, 2021.