Formidables won the team event of the All India Shree Cement Bridge Championship defeating Mavericks by 9 International Match Points (IMPs) in the final at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre on Sunday.
Formidables — consisting Rajeshwar Tiwari, Sumit Mukherjee, Kaustabh Nandi, Sagnik Roy, Sayantan Kushari and Kaustubh Bendre — received a purse of Rs 1 lakh and the winners’ trophy.
Mavericks — represented by Subodh Maskara, Aniruddha Bhattacharjee, Keyzad Anklesaria , Debabrata Majumder, Jaggy Shivdasani and Sandeep Thakral — were richer by Rs 70,000.
The Open Pairs event was won by Abhijit Sarkar and Sujit Bhattacharjee.
In a final between two Delhi teams, Mavericks started confidently and took a huge lead of 37 IMPs (41- 4) in the first round. Stung by a big reverse, Formidables pulled up their socks and narrowed down the gaps scoring 20 and 37 against 13 and 25 by the Mavericks in the next two rounds.
When the fourth and final round began, Mavericks were leading the race by 18 IMPs. But the fourth round saw the experienced Formidables regaining their touch and with fine acumen collected 26 points against none by Mavericks.