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12th Sept 2015 the winner of free raffle based Green Prize (Cash Nu. 5000/- sponsored by Puenzhi Diner, Punakha) is Mr. Jigme Wangchuk from Jang Gangzur, Lhuentse who is presently working with Sky Travels in Thimphu.
TWO SPECIAL PRIZES by-Tsewang
19th June 2015 To honour the 60th Birth Anniversary of Their Majesties the 4th Druk Gyalpo and Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck two new prize categories will be instituted for this year’s tournament – the 19th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament.
1. Any number of teams that hit 60 kareys or more in a league match would be given a cash prize of Nu. 60, 000/- each.
2. The top archer from each regional venue would be invited to shootout for an individual cash prize of Nu. 60, 000/-.
2015 TOURNAMENT: SEEDED & DATES by-Tsewang
22nd May 2015 the list of players seeded for 2015 19th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament has been announced by the organizing committee today. The archers have been seeded based on their average performance in last year’s tournament. Read more…
The moment he drew his bowstring pointed his arrow toward the target and took aim, it made the opponent archers jittery.They knew he was a sure shot.
Acquiring skills unparalleled by many of his contemporaries, 72 year old Sha Bodhi, from Sha Phayul in Wangduephodrang, was always a name reckoned with on the archery range .He was a famous sharp shooter who hit the target with much calculated accuracy. Read more…
Archery is the national sport of Bhutan by-admin
Archery is the national sport of Bhutan, and every village has it own archery range. competitions, usually accompanied by a banquet, are a part of all festive occasions. Using bamboo bows (although modern compound bows are finding their way into the kingdom) teams of archers shoot at targets only 30 centimetres in diameter from a distance of 120 metres. Each team has a noisy crowd of supporters who, as well as encouraging their own side and try to out off the opposition. The game of archery is not exactly a sport that draws frenzied supporters out for a kill. There are no die-hard fans and no follow-the-team-to-kingdom-come fanatics. And no streaking hooligans.If anyone is all pumped up, it is the archers themselves… To the Bhutanese, it’s a tourist sport and a very saleable one at that too. It has tremendous tourist appeal. Archery is tradition; it’s songs and dances and jeers and near-primitive howls. It’s the works to someone seeking the unusual. All that could be just a facade. Read more…