Thuruthippuram Boat Race

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TBR 1998 - Famous Cine Artist Priyanka handing over the Champion's trophy to the winning Captain Mr. Paul TBR1998PrizeDistribution.jpg
TBR 1998 - Famous Cine Artist Priyanka handing over the Champion's trophy to the winning Captain Mr. Paul
Thuruthippuram Boat Race 1997 Notice Thuruthippuram Boat Race 1997 Notice.jpg
Thuruthippuram Boat Race 1997 Notice
Cine Artist Bindu Varappuzha as chief guest in TBR 1997 ChiefGuest1997.jpg
Cine Artist Bindu Varappuzha as chief guest in TBR 1997

Thuruthippuram Boat Race (TBR) is one of the oldest boat race in Central Kerala. This boat race is an yearly event conducted in the Thuruthipuram river. The race is organized by Thuruthippuram Boat Club. Thuruthippuram Boat race started in 1970s but later it was stopped because of the financial problems. In 1997, a group of spirited boat race lovers joined together to restart Thuruthippuram Boat Race. They named the organizing club as St.Antony's Boat Club. On 9 November 1997 the boat race was restarted and it got the attention of hundreds of boat race lovers. In 1999, the boat club was renamed to Thuruthippuram Boat Club. In 2003, the boat race once again stopped because of the financial difficulties and it restarted in 2010. Now this boat race is conducting on the Sunday after 4 October every year

Thuruthipuram Village in Kerala, India

Thuruthipuram, also known as Chathedom Thuruthipuram, is on the border between Ernakulam district and Thrissur in Paravur Taluk, Kerala, India. The place is on a bay on the river. Three sides of the village is surrounded by the river. During the rainy season, flooding of the lower areas is a major problem. Many of the inhabitants are fishermen.

TBR 1997 Inauguration TBR1997Ing.jpg
TBR 1997 Inauguration

TBR 2017
15th edition of Thuruthippuram Boat Race was held on 8th October 2017. Thuruthippuram Boat Club was celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year. The boat race was inaugurated by Mr.Taison Mater MLA. Prof.K.V.Thomas M.P. was the chief Guest of the event. 11 boats participated in two categories. The hosts Thuruthippuram Boat Club emerged as the Champions in A Grade(30-35 paddlers) rowing in their own boat boat Thuruthippuram defeating Hanuman No.1 rowed by T.B.C. Cochin Town. In the B Grade(20-25 paddlers) final, after a tough fight with Jibi Thattakan of Oruma Boat Club CheriyaPandithan rowed by T.B.C. Cochin Town won the first prize.

Teams

BoatClub
ThuruthippuramT.B.C. Thuruthippuram
St.AntonyGeevarghese Boat Club, Kurumbathuruth
Hanuman No.1T.B.C Cochin Town
St.Sebastian No.1Friends Boat Club, Gothuruth
ThaniyanVadakkan Brothers, Thrissur
BoatClub
SreemurukanSreemuruka Boat Club, Undekkadave
Jibi ThattakanOruma Boat Club, Madaplathuruthe
St.Sebastian No.2S.B.C Neendoor
PuthanparambilPiravi Boat Club, Njarakkal
Hanuman No.2Malarvadi Boat Club, Madaplathuruth
CheriyapandithanT.B.C. Cochin Town

TBR 2016
TBR 2016 was the 14th edition of Thuruthippuram Boat Race. It was held on 9th October 2016. The boat race was inaugurated by Mr.Taison Mater MLA. The race was organized in two categories, Iruttukuthi A Grade(30-35 paddlers) and Iruttukuthi B Grade(20-25 paddlers). TBR produced spectacular races for the viewers. In two toughest finals, Thuruthippuram boat rowed by S.S.B.C Thuruthippuram became the champions in A grade defeating St.Antony boat rowed by T.B.C. Cochin Town. Hanuman No.1 rowed by the host team T.B.C. Thuruthippuram became the 2nd runner-up in the A Grade. In B Grade Sreemurukan boat of Sreemuruka Boat club, Undekkadave won the Gold by defeating the defending champions Jibi Thattakan rowed by Oruma Boat club Madaplathuruth.

Teams

BoatClub
ThuruthippuramS.S.B.C. Thuruthippuram
St.AntonyT.B.C Cochin Town
Hanuman No.1T.B.C. Thuruthippuram
St.Sebastian No.1Town Boat Club, Thrissur
BoatClub
SreemurukanSreemuruka Boat Club, Undekkadave
Jibi ThattakanOruma Boat Club, Madaplathuruthe
St.Sebastian No.2Kedamangalam Boat Club, Kedamangalam
PuthanparambilPiravi Boat Club, Njarakkal
Hanuman No.2Jr. T.B.C. Thuruthippuram

Winners

YearBoatClub
1997St.SebastianSSBC Thuruthippuram
1998St.Sebastian No.2Juno Kurumbathuruth
1999Jibi ThattakanCCC Kandassamkadave
2000ThaniyanParayakad & Muttinakam
2001KochayyappanSSBC Thuruthippuram
2002KochayyappanSSBC Thuruthippuram
2010KurumbakkuttyJuno Kurumbathuruth
2011Neelakandan NallachanPuthanvelikkara
2012NepolianKedamangalam
2013St.Sebastian No.1NewBoys Thuruthippuram
2014ThaniyanTBC Cochin Town
2015St.AntonySSBC Thuruthippuram
2016ThuruthippuramSSBC Thuruthippuram
2017ThuruthippuramTBC Thuruthippuram

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