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The first session began almost o­n time. Two of the side rooms at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose indoor stadium provided the venue for the first session. The semi-finals were played under the stands of the Eden Gardens, the famous cricket stadium. There was a VU GRAPH for the knockout rounds, however, the equipment could not be moved before the start of the first session, so the first session of the final was not o­n the VU GRAPH.

Master and Debashish played in the Open Room vs. Prabhakaran and Venkatraman. Apparently, Venky had forgotten the notes of their convention cards (which formed quite a thick wad), however, the INDIA BLUES team had no problem with not having that for reference, so the game started without any issues. In the Close room, Vivek and I played against Kiran and Sathya.

Vivek and I had a good session except in the beginning, however, we missed a game o­n deal 15, so it wasn't all roses. The final score was 32-26 in favour of INDIA BLUES.

Session I, Ruia final, Kolkata, 16th Dec., 2001

  West North East South
Open Room Debashish Roy B. Prabhakaran K V Krishnamurthy Venkatraman
Close Room B. Sathyanarayan Prakash Paranjape Kiran Nadar Vivek Bhand

Here are links to individual deals.

Deal 1 Deal 17 Deal 33 Deal 49
Deal 2 Deal 18 Deal 34 Deal 50
Deal 3 Deal 19 Deal 35 Deal 51
Deal 4 Deal 20 Deal 36 Deal 52
Deal 5 Deal 21 Deal 37 Deal 53
Deal 6 Deal 22 Deal 38 Deal 54
Deal 7 Deal 23 Deal 39 Deal 55
Deal 8 Deal 24 Deal 40 Deal 56
Deal 9 Deal 25 Deal 41 Deal 57
Deal 10 Deal 26 Deal 42 Deal 58
Deal 11 Deal 27 Deal 43 Deal 59
Deal 12 Deal 28 Deal 44 Deal 60
Deal 13 Deal 29 Deal 45 Deal 61
Deal 14 Deal 30 Deal 46 Deal 62
Deal 15 Deal 31 Deal 47 Deal 63
Deal 16 Deal 32 Deal 48 Deal 64