The 19th Kodava Hockey Festival, the Kuppanda Cup was held from April 16, 2015 to May 9, 2015, in which 255 family teams participated. The final between the Palaganda family and the Chendanda family were held at the Junior College grounds in Virajpet, Kodagu, Karnataka on May 9, 2015. The Palaganda team won the cup. The first tournament, the Pandanda Cup, was started by Pandanda Kuttani Kuttappa who wanted to provide a platform for youngsters from Kodagu to showcase their talent on the hockey field. In 1997, Kuttappa formed the Kodava Hockey Academy to ensure the continuity of this tournament, with the trophy being named after the family that sponsored that particular year’s tournament. During the first tournament 60 family teams had participated. Restricted to the boundaries of Coorg (Kodagu) in Karnataka where hockey is the sport that excites, this annual tournament is the highlight in their sports calendar.