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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 wagers – money, feast and honour by-admin
What was your wager this losar? Were you playing for your village or for your company? Or were you playing with your friends to mark the new lunar year?
After the match, you may have been one of the archers who simply produced phob tora (small square piece of cloth wrapped around a pair of wooden bowls) to receive the feast arranged by your opponents. You may have learnt that phob tora describes a type of wager where all that the winners do is produce phob tora while losers prepare a feast. Read more…