Beighton Cup is one of the oldest field hockey tournament running till date. Instituted in 1895, it is organised by Hockey Bengal earlier called Bengal Hockey Association and used to be held on natural grass at the Mohun Bagan ground on the Maidan in Kolkata (earlier called Calcutta) in India and for last few years has been held on Astro Turf (artificial grass) at Sports Authority of India (SAI East) in Kolkata. The Beighton Cup was initially organized by the Indian Football Association, until the Calcutta Hockey League took over in 1905.
In the 1940s and 1950s, Bengal had strong teams in Kolkata such as Customs and Port Commissioners, and Bengal-Nagpur Railway in Kharagpur. It went on to win the 1952 national hockey championship held in Kolkata, defeating Punjab.
ALL INDIA BEIGHTON CUP HOCKEY
Participating teams – 10 local teams and 8 outstation teams
Champion – Indian Oil Corporation.
Runners-up – Bharat Petroleum.
Player of the Tournament – Kothajit Singh of Indian Oil Corpn.
Fair-play - Central Secretariat.