Contact Information

Sudhir Aggarwal | +91-9810100361

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T. C. Pant | +91-9811094407

tcpant@hotmail.com

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Overview

  • Naresh Tandan Trophy

    The 'Naresh Tandan Trophy' for the winners of Team of Four Gold event

  • Mohini Tandan Trophy

    The 'Mohini Tandan Trophy' for the winners of Team of Four Silver event.

  • HCL Rising Stars Trophy

    The 'HCL Rising Stars Trophy' for the winners of Team of Four Bronze event.

  • Neena Bonarji Trophy

    The 'Neena Bonarji Trophy' for the winners of Open Pairs event.

Format

  • Team of Four Gold Event
    Naresh Tandan Trophy
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    Event is open to all. The qualifying round consists of Swiss League of 10 Rounds of 10 Boards...

  • Team of Four Silver Event
    Mohini Tandan Trophy
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    Event is open to Indian Bridge players (participation of Foreign teams in this event is subject to clearance...

  • Team of Four Bronze Event
    HCL Rising Stars Trophy
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    Event is open to newcomer Indian Bridge players. Only two players having up to 100 Master points and...

  • Open Pairs Gold
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    Event is a match pointed pairs event which will start on fourth day of the tournament and will...

  • IMP Pairs
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    Event is a two day event. The elimination round consists of 3 sessions of 18 Boards each on...

System

The tournament will follow the WBF 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge as amended from time to time. The Applicable Supplemental Conditions of Contest shall be circulated before the start of the tournament.

Important Notes

  • All participating players should be registered under BFI Master Point Scheme, except the foreign players, who will be assigned a dummy Player ID for the event.
  • IMPORTANT – This is a Ranking Point event and hence performance in the Gold Teams / Open MP Pairs will be eligible for Ranking Points for Indian Teams selection, as per the BFI Ranking Point Policy 2021.
  • Participation in this tournament is open to all resident bridge players of Indian Nationality. Teams with one or more non-resident or OCI card holder Indian bridge player(s) or players of other NBO's of foreign nationality are also eligible to participate.
  • However, the non-resident Indian / OCI Card holder Indian / foreign player(s) or an Indian resident player partnering a non-resident Indian / OCI card holder Indian/ foreign player will not be eligible for the ranking points from this tournament. In case, if the non-resident / OCI card holder / foreign player has played with 2 or more Indian partners in the team event, then all of them will be ineligible for the ranking points.
  • In case there are more than one pair of non-resident Indian / OCI Card holder Indian / foreign player playing for a team in the team event, the whole team will be disallowed any ranking points.
  • In a ranking point Pairs event, an Indian resident player partnering a non-resident Indian / OCI card holder / foreign player will not be eligible for the Ranking points for the event. However, they will be eligible for the prize.
  • Teams participating in "Team of Four" event in Gold / Silver categories can have a minimum of four and maximum of 8 players in the team.
  • A participant can play in only one of the Team events out of Gold / Silver / Bronze event. Tournament Committee will take strict action against anyone found playing simultaneously in 2 team events by ejecting the player from the tournament.
  • In Silver Team event, maximum two player in the team can be of the rank of National Masters (having minimum 500 Federation points) but below Life Master (i.e. below 1000 Federation points). They can play as team "Mentors" but both cannot play in a partnership. Rest of the players should be below the rank of National Master.
  • By default a foreign team has to play in Gold category only. A foreign team or a foreign player(s) can participate in Silver Team event, only after getting clearance from the Technical Committee.
  • For all team events, it is mandatory for each player to play a minimum 25% of the boards at each stage of the tournament. See SCoC for more details.
  • There is no rank restriction for participation in Open MP / IMP Pairs.
  • TRIOS are not allowed in any of the Pairs event.
  • All the events will be played on RealBridge / BridgeMagic platform. For playing on RealBridge /BridgeMagic platform, players have to ensure that they have a laptop / desktop, I-pads or PC with Camera & Microphone facility and a good internet connection. This is a mandatory condition and players should ascertain that they are equipped with the required paraphernalia before entering the event. It may please be noted that you can't play the event on mobile phone.
  • Teams participating in "Team of Four" event in Bronze categories can have a minimum of four and maximum of 6 players in the team. No foreign player(s) will be allowed to participate in Bronze event.
  • In Bronze event, only two players having up to 100 Master points and rest of the players with up to 50 Master Points will be allowed. The players must not have participated in Gold or Silver event of any prior HCL annual tournament. If a player qualifies on these criteria, but technical committee believes him/her to be an experienced player, he/she may be advised to play silver or gold event by the committee.
  • The Bronze event will be played only if there are a minimum of 12 teams participating in the event. In case the number is less than 12, the participating teams of Bronze category will be merged with the Silver event and no separate prizes for the bronze event will be given.
  • The Master Points to be considered for participation in the Silver & Bronze events will be as on 15th Sep 2021.
  • Entries for all events will start from 1st Sep 2021 on Tournament web site www.hcl-bridge.com.
  • The organizer (HCL) will have a quota of 1 Pair, directly seeded to the MP Pairs GOLD Final.
  • Participating players are required to take their seats as per the program; failure to do so will result in penalty.
  • Properly filled convention card (in format similar to WBF Convention Card) for a partnership is compulsory. CTD may like to see it if required or ask you to deposit it electronically.
  • The organizing committee has the right to change the tournament schedule and format, if deemed necessary.
  • All prize money will be credited to the winner's personal bank account within 15-20 days of the final day of the tournament.