Nehru Trophy Boat Race

The Nehru Trophy Boat Tri Race is a popular Vallam Kali held in the Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha, Kerala, India. Vallam Kali or Vallamkaliy literally means boat play/game, but can be translated to boat race in English. The most popular event of the race is the competition of Chundan Vallams (snake boats). Hence the race is also known as Snake Boat Race in English. Other categories of boats which participate in various events of the race are Churulan Vallam, Iruttukuthy Vallam, Odi Vallam, Veppu Vallam (Vaipu Vallam), Vadakkanody Vallam and Kochu Vallam.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Alappuzha-nadubhagam-chundan.jpg
First played1952
Characteristics
Team members64 or 128 paddlers aboard per side
TypeVallam Kali
EquipmentSnake boat
VenuePunnamada Lake
Presence
Country or regionIndia

In 2019, Nehru Trophy Boat Race was also made a part of the newly constituted CBL - Champions Boat League[1] ; an IPL inspired sporting league being played by 9 teams across 12 races.

WinnersEdit

The current hat-trick title for continuously winning three times in a row is held by Kumarakom Town Boat Club under the leadership of Raju Vadakkathu Kumarakom Kottayam.

Year Club Winners Captain
1952 Nadubhagam Boat club natubhagam chundan ChakkoMappila Mattu Mappila
1954 Kavalam team Kavalam Chundan ThommanJoseph
1955 Nedumudi NSS Karayogam Paarthasarathi Chundan KG Raghavan Nair
1956 Kavalam team Kavaalam chundan ThommanJoseph
1957 Ponga Boat club Neoplian Chundan JosephCheriyan
1958 Ponga Boat club
Kavalam Boat Club
Neoplian Chundan
Kavalam Chundan
CheriyanJoseph & T J Job
1959 Ponga Boat club Neoplian Chundan CheriyanVargees
1960 Kavalam boat club Kavalam Chundan Matthachan
1961 Ponga Boat club Neoplian Chundan CheriyanVargees
1962 Kavalam boat club Kavaalam chundan TJ Job
1963 U.B.C Kainakary Kainakary chundan PK Thankachan
1964 U.B.C Kainakary St. George Chundan PK Thankachan
1965 U.B.C Kainakary Parthasarathi Chundan PK Thankachan
1966 Pulinkunnu boat club Pulinkunnu chundan Thommichan
1967 Pulinkunnu boat club Pulinkunnu chundan Thommichan
1968 U.B.C Kainakary Parthasarathi Chundan PK Thankachan
1969 Pulinkunnu boat club Pulinkunnu chundan CC Chakko
1970 U.B.C Kainakary Kallooparamban chundan VargeesAntony
1971 Kumarakam boat club
Champakulam boat club
Kallooparamban chundan
Pulinkunnu chundan
NellanikkalPappachan & Chakkamma Kannotuthara
1972 Kumarakam boat club Kallooparamban chundan NellanikkalPappachan
1973 Kumarakam boat club
Kallooparamban Chundan
NellanikkalPappachan
1974 Friends boat club Karichal Chundan PC Joseph
1975 Friends boat club Karichal Chundan PC Joseph
1976 UBC Kainakary Karichal Chundan PK Thankachan
1977 Thayankari boat club Jawahar chundan KS Vargees
1978 Thaynkari boat club jawahar thayankari KS Vargees
1979 UBC Kainakary Aayaparambu Valiya Diwanji RaviPrakash
1980 Pullangady boat club Karichal chundan Ramachandran
1981 No Winners
1982 Kumarakam boat club Karichal chundan NellanikkalPappachan
1983 Kumarakam boat club Karichal chundan NellanikkalPappachan
1984 Kumarakam boat club Karichal chundan NellanikkalPappachan
1985 Friends boat club jawahar thayankari PC Joseph
1986 Village boat club, Kainakary Karichal chundan SanniAkkarakkalam
1987 Village boat club, Kainakary Karichal chundan SanniAkkarakkalam
1988 Pallathurathi boat club Vellamkulangara Chundan TP Rajbhavan
1989 UBC Kainakary champakulam chundan AK Lalasan
1990 UBC Kainakary champakulam chundan AK Lalasan
1991 UBC Kainakary champakulam chundan AK Lalasan
1992 Sreelakshmana boat club Kallupramban chundan VN Velayudhan
1993 UBC Kainakary Kallupramban chundan CV Vijayan
1994 Jet Airways champakulam chundan AntonyAkkarakkalam
1995 Alappuzha boat club champakulam chundan JosJhon
1996 Alappuzha boat club champakulam chundan AnilMadhavan
1997 Navajeevan club Alappat Chundan KP Poul
1998 Pallathuruthi boat club champakulam chundan DomanicKuzhimattom
1999 Kumarakam town boat club Alappat Chundan SampathKaniyamparampil
2000 Alappuzha boat club Karichal chundan BencyRanduthikkal
2001 Friends boat club Karichal chundan TobinChandy
2002 Kumarakam boat club Vellamkulangara chundan SannyJakob
2003 Navajeevan boat club Karichal chundan ThampiPodippara
2004[2] Kumarakam Town boat club Cheruthana chundan RajuVadakkath
2005 Kumarakam Town boat club Payippad chundan RajuVadakkath
2006 Kumarakam Town Boat Club Payippad chundan RajuVadakkath
2007[3] Kumarakam Town Boat Club Payippad chundan KunjumonMeluvallil
2008[4] Kollam Jesus Boat Club Karichal chundan JiJiJacob Pollayil
2009[5] Kollam Jesus Boat Club Champakulam chundan JiJiJacob Pollayil
2010 Kumarakam Town Boat Club Jawahar Thayankari Josephphilip
2011 Winners not decided
2012 Freedom Boat Club, Kainakary Sri Ganesh JiJiJacob Pollayil
2013 Harippadu Star Boat Club Sri Ganesh ArunKumar
2014 United Boat Club Kainakary Chambakulam chundan GeorgeThomas
2015 Kumarakam Vembanad Boat Club Jawahar Thayankari JameskuttyJacob
2016 Kumarakam Vembanad Boat Club Karichal Chundan JameskuttyJacob
2017 Thuruthippuram Boat Club Gabriel Chundan Ummen Jacob
2018 Pallathuruthi Boat Club Payippadan Chundan Shri. James Kutty Jacob
2019[6] Pallathuruthi Boat Club Nadubhagom Chundan (NCFC) Narayanankutty N Udayan
 
People watching Nehru Trophy Boat Race, 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SC". The Hindu.
  2. ^ Race Course, Mass Drill, Boat Clubs and Winners
  3. ^ "Nehru Trophy Winners". Archived from the original on 12 November 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Nehru Trophy Winners". Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
  5. ^ http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/004200908081932.htm
  6. ^ "Nehru Trophy Winners". Archived from the original on 12 November 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2009.

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