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HCL Day 3 Report
HCL Day 3 Bulletin

The HCL Weekends Special is marching on to Day 4 with only 5 Teams remaining in the fray for the coveted trophy. After 3 Sessions of Knockouts 16 teams have been shrunk to the top 5. Formidables are awaiting the results of KO4 to play the finals on Tuesday.  We share with you the step by step progress of the KOs.

KO 1
Table Team Name Session 1 Session 2 C/O Difference
1 Shree Cement 26 33 5 44
Engineers 5 15  
2 A. K. Bose 21 2 5 -36
Bengal Liquor 23 41  
3 Formidables 33 12   29
Algebra 1 15  
4 Smartcards52 31 21   37
Dhampur Sugar Mills 4 11  
5 Bidders 8 22   -11
Shape Shifters 18 23  
6 Maharaja 7 18   -35.33
Slammers 32 18 0.33
7 Indranil 6 18   -15
I-Doctors 33 6  
8 Lawrence Club Yellow 13 23   -26
Tasher Desh 16 46  

 

 

KO2
Table Team Name Session 1 Session 2 C/O Difference
1 Shree Cement 19 19   -25
SmartCards52 39 24  
2 Bengal Liquor 2     -32
Formidables 34    
3 Dhampur Sugar Mills 15 29   30
Tasher Desh 7 7  
4 Algebra 0 22   -30
I Doctors 35 17  
5 A.K.Bose 45 35   50
Slammers 18 12  
6 Engineers 9 47   26
Shape Shifters 18 12  
             

 

 

KO 3  
Table Team Name Session 1 Session 2 C/O Penalty Difference  
1 SmartCards52 6 8 5   -20  
Formidables 19 20    
2 Bengal Liquor 29 32     29  
Engineers 7 25    
3 Shrre Cement 15 18 5   -3  
A.K.Bose 22 19    
4 Dhampur Sugar Mills 7 43     27  
I Doctors 10 13    

With 4 teams getting eliminated from KO 2, KO 3 started with 8 teams and the results are as alongside. Formidables carved out a narrow, but facile victory over the other unbeaten team in the top Draw to  qualify for the Finals. KO4 becomes a virtual Quarter Final and the Draw can been Seen below

KO4
Table Team Name Session 1 Session 2 C/O Difference
1 SmartCards52        
Dhampur Sugar Mills      
2 Bengal Liquor        
A. K. Bose      

 

   

 

IMP Pairs tournament


RANK Player 1 Player 2 Session 1 Session 2 Total
1 Anirban Sarkar Vinnessa Rathnam               63               71            134
2 Jesal TV Ramani               36               67            103
3 Rana Chakrabarty Tapan Ghosh               63               18               81
4 Dinesh Biswas Inderjit Singh               33               44               77
5 Sujib Kumar Mitra Amar Dhar               52               21               73

With over 210 Pairs in fray there were 2 Sessions with 4 groups. After two sessions, the top 5 finishers were as shown below.

93 pairs qualified for elimination 2 with the cut off being +7 imps. These pairs will be joined by the pairs eliminated from KO1, KO2 and KO3.

The full results of the Pair event can be seen here

 

 

Ethics

The issue of ethics in play raised its unwelcome head yesterday with several teams clamoring for kibitzing to be off and further casting aspersions on opponents in public fora.  We have the following thoughts on the issue.

First of all, we believe that almost everybody here is to enjoy playing bridge. Cheating is the last thing on anybody's minds. Yet, if it comes to our attention that certain pairs are consistently attaining results that difficult to obtain with clairvoyance of some nature, it is our reluctant duty to advise such players and pairs that they are unwelcome on our forum. As we keep insisting, we are not making any claims about the ethics of any person.  All we desire is that all of us enjoy a good game of bridge without spending the whole session either mentally or actually speaking ill of our opponents.

Secondly, we believe that it is generally good practice, when pointing out boards that seem doubtful in public fora, one should remove individual names from these boards. Think about it friends, if our name appeared on the opposite side of such complaints, how upset we would be? Yet, misunderstandings persist and, in these turbulent times, it is wise to 'Go placidly amid the haste and noise...'


Pro-Am2020
 

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