Oil and Natural Gas: ONGC Team Wins Laurels at 2021-22 PSPB Bridge Tournament
The ONGC Bridge Team won 5 out of 6 trophies in the 41st PSPB Inter-Unit Bridge Tournament, while one trophy was won by IOCL. The event was hosted at Acer’s Club Chembur, Mumbai by BPCL from 7th to 11th March 2022. Over 246 trades were played in five grueling days and endurance was tested daily from morning 9:00 am to evening 7:00 pm.
Bridge is considered to be the toughest game as players’ stamina, concentration and skills are tested during long hours of play. This competition has also been played by internationally renowned players who have represented India in international events.
CGSB deck team with trophies
ONGC teams were both winners and finalists in the Board-A-Match event. The two teams were tied and the decision was made by tiebreaker. Once again in the Pairs event, ONGC was both the winner and runner-up. In the Duplicate event, IOCL was declared the winner while ONGC was the runner-up. However, in the Duplicate event championship match, ONGC topped the table.
CGSB teams raise trophies
ONGC led the competition through its brilliant players who won trophies – ED Namit Sharma, GGM (P) Rajesh Tiwary, CGM (P) SC Sarkar, CGM (P) Alok Kumar, GM (C&M) Rajkamal Gupta, GM( P) Harish B Krishna, GM(P) Sanjeev Aggarwal, GM(MM) Haresh Karamchandani, GM(P) SR Chowdhury, GM(P) Mrityunjay Dey, GM(P) PK Padhy and Mgr.(HR) PK Pramanik. Few beginners also had the opportunity to participate and hone their skills. It was an opportunity for ONGC to re-establish its supremacy and ONGC Bridge Team won valuable points for the Minister of Petroleum Trophy.
ED Namit Sharma and CGM (P) Alok Kumar were declared the best couple based on the highest points accumulated in all events.
Best pair of the tournament: Namit Sharma and Alok Kumar
In India there are around 40 professional sponsored teams, ONGC’s performance is outstanding as all the players are in senior positions and they play bridge as a hobby.
Triumphant Bridge and Chess Teams together at the opening ceremony
During the awards ceremony, “Hip-Hip Hooray for ONGC” echoed through the room. The aura of the players and the cheering on the faces showed that like in other areas, in Brain Games too, ONGC is the best.