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The winning number for free raffle drawn during the Aug 30 final match of 18th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament is 5130
The prize is sponsored by Reina Samphel Automobiles. The Prize is termed Green Prize and was withheld to curb littering in Changlimthang during the tournament.
2014 CHAMPIONS by-Tsewang
30th Aug 2014 the Chief Guest Ashi Sonam Wangmo Yugyal presented the Rolling Trophy to team ‘KTP Construction’ for winning the 2014 Team Champion title in the 18th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament.
The last year’s 2nd Runners Up team, the Pelden Group came in second this year. Till the 12th round, it looked as if Pelden Group would take the title but KTP Construction leveled during the 12th and then added one more in the 14th. Ironically, the KTP Constuction had the lowest team total from among the 3 teams of 39 kareys. Pelden Group hit massive 48 kareys while the 3rd best team of 2014 Yangki Auto hit 42 kareys. Read more…
THE WINNERS ALREADY by-Tsewang
26th Aug 2014 while Sonam Tshering of Kuzu Mobile was not able to come into any real contention for the Best Archer title, even though he had the highest league total of 44 kareys, he still bagged the highest dobji prize with his 12 dobjis (consecutive hits in a single round) in the ongoing 18th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament.
The next highest league total holder, Phub Dorji of Tshering Metog was also not able to claim any of the Best Archer title but he came closer by hitting 10 kareys in the Best of Bhutan shootout on the Aug 23rd. And he is still winning the prize to the Best One Day League Score with his first match 18 kareys. Read more…
Like everything else, the other side of archery begins with God. Every time a tournament is under way, there are suddenly silent, unassuming, sentinels at every sacred place. One archer can’t quite forget his moment of triumph, even though it was not in the real game, and still gets ecstatic every time he regales listeners with the story. Temples and deities are much, or most, sought during tournaments. Archers say the simplest short cut to victory is appeasing your protectors and carrying to the game a piece of anything blessed by the deities.
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…