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Samtse championship to kick off on January 6

Nine clubs from Bhutan and India, five from Bhutan and four from West Bengal, will be playing the first Samtse Championship that kicks off on January 6 next year. The dzongkhag will over 20 days, host one of the biggest football championships in the country. The football championship will play …

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The national Under-19 cricket team lost to Oman by eight-wickets in the first match of ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifier Asia division 2 in Thailand yesterday. Bhutan recorded 48 runs after it chose to bat first. Bhutan will play Saudi Arabia in the second match of the qualifier today. Ten teams from Oman, Qatar, …

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Chencho saves Bengaluru FC

Chencho Gyeltshen celebrates his goal with team mates of Bengaluru FC (BFC) against North East United FC on December 5. The goal extended the BFC’s unbeaten run in the Indian Super League to nine games.  (Photo: BFC)

Social media was splashed with local football golden boy Chencho Gyeltshen, as fans poured out their joy and support for his goal that saved his club Bengaluru FC’s unbeaten run in the Indian Super League (ISL). Chencho Gyeltshen, fondly called CG7 after the international football superstar Christiano Ronaldo, thanked his …

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Khuru tournament held in Dorokha 

Three women teams participated in the tournament

Unlike in the past, three women teams participated in the annual khuru tournament this year in Dorokha, Samtse. The Dorokha Drungkhag Sports and Cultural Association (DDSCA) organised the tournament. About 18 male teams with three teams from Rangtse village of Gakiling gewog in lower Haa also participated. The three-day tournament …

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Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Gold Cup returns 

Phuentsholing will this winter host one of the most sought-after football championships, the Jigme Wangchuck Gold Cup, which was on hold since 2006. The championship was popular among football enthusiasts from Sikkim, Kalimpong, Nepal, and Bhutan. Started in 1987, the Jigme Wangchuck Gold Cup was an annual football championship that …

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LG members initiate friendly archery match to enhance cooperation

It’s 10am. The otherwise bustling town of Trashigang wears a deserted look. The busy Saturday streets remain forsaken. Residents, vendors and shopkeepers have left for a local tshechu in the nearby gewogs. But a game of archery is on-going below the bus terminal. Led by their respective mangmis, teams from Merak and Yangnyer …

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Lone female archer makes it to seeded list

Dorji Dema (Photo: Ugyen Dorji)

Dorji Dema the first female archer competing among men is one of the 18 contenders for the best archer’s title in the on-going Paro open archery tournament. She made it to the top 18 after hitting 22 kareys, including three bull’s eyes and two dobjeys in the 45 rounds. Her team lost …

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Veteran Basketball Championship tournament

Team Young Vets won this year’s Veteran Basketball Championship tournament. The Merlins finished as runner-up. The tournament was organised by the Basketball Federation of Bhutan. A total of eight men’s teams participated in the competition.  (Photo: BFB Facebook Page)

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