Make way for the SPEED KINGS of the backwaters!

A spectacle of passion, CELEBRATION and STRENGTH, in Kerala, the legendary snake boat races are much more than just a competitive sport

It reflects the very PULSE of the land.

Overall league standings

Champions Boat League standings after Race 12
Position
Team
Points
Bonus Points
1
Tropical Titans
118
55
2
Raging Rowers
86
0
3
Mighty Oars
76
0
4
Coast Dominators
75
0
5
Back Water Knights
60
0
6
Pride Chasers
45
5
7
Back Water Warriors
37
0
8
Thunder Oars
28
0
9
Back Water Ninjas
26
0

Boat Clubs

Pallathuruthi Boat Club, Alappuzha
Tropical Titans
Police Boat Club
Raging Rowers
United Boat Club, Kuttamangalam, Kainakary
Coast Dominators
NCDC/Kumarakom
Mighty Oars
Village Boat Club Edathua
Backwater Knights
KBC/SFBC, Kumarakom
Thunder Oars
Vembanad Boat Club, Kumarakom
Pride Chasers
Town Boat Club, Kumarakom
Backwater Warriors
Brothers Boat Club, Edathua
Backwater Ninjas

CBL Race Calendar

1
Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Alappuzha District
31st August
completed
2
Thazhathangadi, Kottayam District
7th September
completed
3
Karuvatta, Alappuzha District
14th September
completed
4
Piravam, Ernakulam District
28th September
completed
5
Marine Drive, Ernakulam District
05th October
completed
6
Kottappuram, Thrissur District
12th October
completed
7
Ponnani, Malappuram District
19th October
completed
8
Kainakari, Alappuzha District
26th October
completed
9
Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha District
02nd November
completed
10
Kayamkulam, Alappuzha District
09th November
completed
11
Kallada, Kollam District
16th November
completed
12
President’s Trophy Boat Race, House Boat Terminal, Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam District
23rd November
completed

Ticket outlets

Sr.No.
Outlet
Address
Operational Till
Timing
1
Boat jetty -DTPC Office Alleppey District
Dept of Tourism, Govt of Kerala, Boat Jetty Road, Alappuzha
23rd Nov 2019
completed

For years now elegant snake boats (chundan vallam) have been used for world-renowned snake boat races that are conducted annually on the backwaters of Kerala, celebrating both rituals and festivities. Now, as part of a novel venture to protect and promote the tradition of the land, Kerala Tourism presents the Champions Boat League.

The league is conducted over 12 different venues across the state, with an aim to conserve and promote of Kerala's traditional festivals, create an annual sporting event and showcase its beautiful backwaters to the world.

Spread across 12 races on intervening weekends, the Champions Boat League kicked off on August 31st with the prestigious Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Alappuzha, and will end with the President’s Trophy Boat Race in Kollam on November 23rd. This season’s winners will take home a cash prize of Rs. 25 lakhs, while those finishing 2nd and 3rd place will receive Rs. 15 lakhs and Rs. 10 lakhs, respectively.

All races are held in the afternoons between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The matches are broadcasted live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil & Asianet Plus at 4:00 pm and are also available to view on Hotstar.

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