Inter Area Bhukhar Competion – Were you there?

On Sunday 12th June 2016, we had a successful inter-area Bhukhar competition where we had 180 competitors ie 60 teams with three participants in each one. The competitors were mainly from Northwest area however we had a few from Finchley, Potters Bar, Harpenden, Luton, Northampton and as far as Nairobi.

A scrumptious menu, prepared by our team of volunteers, consisted of the following dishes:

  • Breakfast: cereal chevdo, kajili, ghantia, sambharo, fried marcha, khakhra and fresh fruit of grapes and water melon.
  • Lunch: garam khichi, Mexican bhel, dabeli and fresh fruit salad with ice-cream.
  • Tea-time: masala tea and home-made biscuits and cookies.

A total of nine games were played throughout the day whereby Team Kijanas, Keshavlal Nathoo Shah; Ramesh R Shah; Hasmukh R Shah, merged as the 1st prize winners of the competition. These were the winners of the day:

1st Prize

Team Kijanas: Keshavlal Nathoo Shah, Ramesh R Shah, Hasmukh R Shah

2nd Prize

Team Edgware: Rajni Shah, Shantu Shah, Jagu Shah

3rd Prize

Team Gujjus: Bharti Bharat Shah, Rikin Bharat Shah, Kamal Haria

4th Prize (Natodia Cup)

Team Kijanas: Keshavlal Nathoo Shah, Ramesh R Shah, Hasmukh R Shah

Special Prize for highest points (2140) in one game:

Team Red Rose: Mina Batuk Shah, Hemchand Chaganlal Shah, Mila Hemchand Shah

Bhukhar-youngestYoungest player:

Kinar Jayan Shah who is 11 years’ old


We would like to thank Pravinbhai Shah for a generous donation towards the breakfast; Chandan Ratilal Haria for donating the homemade biscuits; Bansri and Milan Shah for donating the Special Prize; all the volunteers who helped with the food preparation; Bharatbhai, Rahulbhai and Pradeepbhai for running the whole competition; and last but not least, the Bhukhar sub-committee members who made this event possible through their hardwork and team effort.