ASIA CUP 2018
GOA - INDIA
Three teams from Sri Lanka were invited to play in the Asia Cup - 2018 in Goa, India from 4-10 June 2018.
INVITATIONAL SENIOR A Team, comprising Rex Perera (Capt), H.H.J.Keerthisena, Anthea de Alwis & Dilanjan Soysa won 5 matches out of a total of 11, beating the country teams: Australia, Korea, Chinese Taipei B, India and INV- Senior B.
INVITATIONAL SENIOR B Team, comprising, Romesh Bandaranaike(Capt), Lucky Fernandez, Asoka jayasinghe & Edward Perera won 3 matches, beating the country teams: Indonesia, Chinese Taipei B and Australia.
MEN TEAM, comprising, Y.R.Karunaratne, V.Balakumar, Lalith Ganlath, Bandula Senaweera & Lalith Wijesinghe won 3 matches, beating the country teams: Bangladesh, Japan & Indunesia.
In th pairs event, 5 pairs qualified to play in the finals and Asoka Jayasinghe & Edward Perera did extremely well to finsh 10th out of the total 24 finalists pairs.
Rex & Keerthisena finished with a positive buttler score and finished 34 out of all the 64 pairs that took part in the Seniors category.
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Future Youth Team for Sri Lanka
36 undergraduates enrolled to learn & play bridge.
17 are engineering undergraduates.
New sessions will start in July 2018
Galle Face Hotel
8 JULY 2018
EVENT ORGANIZED BY
ASIAN GAMES 2018
22 August - 2September 2018
Bamberger Johannes who has represented Austria in the World Championship in China with his partner Eva Ippisch played on three days and finished 1st, 3rd & 2nd.
Pavel & Sofya
Michael De Zoysa awarded the Player of the Year trophy to Anthea Melanie de Alwis at the annual Christamas Party - 2017, held on 13 December 2017.
-- ASIA CUP 2018 --
3-10 May 2018
At the Marriot Hotel
Mrs Hemamala Weerasekera of the Inner Wheel Colombo West
was presented with the most prestigous " Margeret Golding Award "
by The International Inner Wheel President, Oluyemisi Alatise for 2016/2017.
Indu De Silva from UK & Hassina Davoodbhoy won the Christmas Bridge Tournament on 20th December 2016.
Objectives of the Vajira Bridge Center [VBC] are:
a) To preserve and promote the best interests of and to stimulate interest in the art of playing competitive Duplicate Contract Bridge.
b) To encourage the highest standard of member conduct and ethics and to enforce such standards in accordance of the guidelines, rules and regulations of the BFSL.
The Center is affiliated to the Bridge Federation of Sri Lanka for the purpose of registering the master points and for recognition only.
The Center does not require any financial assistance or any training.
The Center is fully capable of conducting any bridge tournament including international tournaments and imparting expert knowledge to the participants.
The Center is dedicated to teaching the game of bridge; there are lessons for first-time players, as well as for those at the elementary and intermediate levels.
Running of the Center is made possible by the voluntary contributions, donations, providing free playing area & free Director services and sponsorship, by the players.
There is no membership or membership fee. Anyone who is interested in playing bridge is welcome here.
All payments are voluntary.
Players voluntarily contribute towards playing in the tournaments to cover the cost of refreshments, electricity, cleaning services and for replacing playing cards, printer cartridges & paper, web hosting payment for the assistant etc.
Players who are unable to contribute, are still welcome to play in the tournaments free, inclusive of refreshments.