Druk Chapchab archers call for more kareys
Archery: The freezing evening was set on fire, when the finalists of Druk Wangyal archery tournament, foreign ministry and Druk Chapchab construction, went all out to give spectators a rousing game.
With both teams completing a set of 25 points each, the final set went into extra time. That was when Druk Chapchab, led by its proprietor, went on to win in style.
Having trailed by a point 20 to 21, the enthusiastic team hit [... Read More]
Winners of the 21st Bhutan Amateur Golf Championship with RBG Commandant, General Dhendup Tshering
Golf: Tshendra Dorji, 24, started golfing since 2000 through a program for youth. Since then golf became his passion and even represented Bhutan at many international tournaments.
He expected to win the 21st Bhutan Open Amateur Golf Championship, 2013, held at Royal Thimphu Golf Club from December 19-22.
Tshendra Dorji said his performance fell short of his expectations in the first day, albeit taking home three trophies.
He came third last year.
Besides emerging as third runners [... Read More]
A Rinchen HSS archer prepares to shoot
They will play the best from Paro next in the tradition bow regional school tournament
Archery: The idea was to select the best higher secondary school archery team from Thimphu to compete in the regional school tournament, but going by the match yesterday, the team from the capital will not go far.
A nine-a-side team from five higher secondary schools competed against each other yesterday, but none completed a single set of 25 points. Rinchen [... Read More]
Team members wait for a karey from the foreign minister who takes aim
Archery: Foreign ministry defeated the ministry of works and human settlement (MoWHS) in two straight sets to reach the final of Druk Wangyel national archery tournament on traditional bamboo bows at Changlimithang archery range yesterday.
Having won the first set on Monday 25-9, foreign ministry reached the winning score of 25, while MoWHS trailed at seven points.
Within the first 15 rounds, which lasted until 3pm, team foreign ministry completed their first game set of [... Read More]
Dasho Paljor J Dorji awards the trophy to the runnersup at Changlingmithang stadium
Football: Zimdra veterans defeated Gagdhey 11, 2-1 in the finals of the Veteran Championship on Saturday.
Zimdra scored two goals in the first half, which was enough to secure the victory. Gagdhey 11 who thrashed Young 40s 8-2 in the semi finals couldn’t equalize despite repeated attempts.
The winning team was awarded a cash prize of Nu 20,000 while the runners-up took home Nu 15,000.
Ten teams took part in the tournament organised by Woezer Events.
On [... Read More]
The aircraft that will fly the FIFA world cup trophy Source: coca-cola
December 20 will be TD Day, the day on which the trophy touches down at Paro airport
Football: On December 20, an unusual red tinted MD-83 Coca Cola aircraft will land at Paro international airport at around 10am. On board will be the iconic FIFA world cup trophy, a FIFA global official and a few officials from Coca Cola.
Excitement is already brewing, with many football aficionados in the country saving their energy for the [... Read More]
The championship also received 96 interested young between eight years and 33 for training
Boxing: The national boxing championship that kept Gelephu residents entertained for the last two weeks ended on November 25.
Of the 72 army personnel selected from the nine wings including those from the head quarters at Lungtephu in Thimphu, 35 winners were awarded medals.
Nine won gold medals, another nine silver and 17 were conferred bronze medals.
Matches that began since November 12 [... Read More]
Their 5-0 win over Drukpol makes them Bhutan’s team for the AFC President’s Cup
Football: Ugyen Academy FC will represent Bhutan in the upcoming Asian football confederation (AFC) President’s Cup, as the champion of the 2013 national league (Coca Cola Bhutan national football league championship).
Ugyen Academy won the championship by a single point, after hammering Drukpol FC 5-0 on November 23 at the Changlimithang ground.
With all three points needed to pip defending champion Yeedzin [... Read More]
Without public support or outside backing, those who love the game are at a loss
Football: Bhutan has a huge football fan base. Unfortunately, they are fans of rich European football clubs, like Manchester Utd, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea.
Local football clubs, on the other hand, are fighting an uphill battle to keep their clubs up and running. There is no revenue from sale of tickets, and there are not many sponsors. [... Read More]
Bhutan Olympic Committee and Zimdra veterans experience the new ground in the exhibition match
Inauguration: The artificial turf at the Changjiji football ground in Thimphu was opened yesterday with an exhibition match between two veteran teams.
Work to install the artificial turf began in the first week of July and was completed in September.
Bhutan Football Federation president Ugen Tshechup Dorji said with two artificial turf grounds in Thimphu, the federation now has plans to develop another artificial turf ground in Tsirang or Sumdrupjongkhar.
The Changjiji ground will be used [... Read More]
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