THE 48th Winter National Bridge Championship is being organised at Tatya Tope Stadium from December 4 by MP Contract Bridge Association and Bhopal District Contract Bridge Association under the aegis of the Bridge Federation of India.
Talking to journalists here on Sunday, organising committee chairman Yatish Chandra said that the championship would be organised in the City for the first time. “Every year, two national championships of bridge — Summer and Winter — are organised. This is for the first time that Winter National Championship would be organised in the City”, said Chandra. Winter championship is the most prestigious, he added. .
The organisers have expected that around 1200 players comprising 200 teams from across the country would be participating in the eight-day championship.
About the game he said, “Such is the attraction for the game that celebrities like Bill Gates, the Microsoft head, has been promoting it”. Bill Gates himself a good player of contract bridge, he added.
About the achievements being made by the national team at the international level, Chandra said that India have reached to the semifinal of various international championships. “We had a good position in the Commonwealth Games”, said Chandra. For further details interested players may contact the website WWW.geocities.com/mpcba_2006.