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2nd Sept 2012 it was after team ‘Pelden Group of Companies’ completed their 7th straight win today that they became the 2012 Team Champions and received their prizes from Her Royal Highness Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck, who graced the final match of the 16th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament as Chief Guest.
Her Royal Highness also presented prizes and certificates to Team Champion Runners Up – the team Yul-Gyel – the surprise finalist and 2nd Runners Up team ‘Dragon Roots’ from Phuentsholing.
From among the team champions – the Pelden Group, there was also the individual champion Read more…
2012 – THE YEAR OF THE …UNDER DOGS? 2012 FINALISTS by-Tsewang
26th Aug 2012 everyone today at Thimphu Changlimithang range expected either Gyelyong Gaki or Druk Lhayul to win the last semi final match of the 16th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament. But it was not to be, as Phuentsholing’s Dragon Roots quietly completed two game sets against none of Druk Lhayul and one of Gyelyong Gaki to be one of the finalists of 2012 tournament.
Today’s semi final was one of the most competitive matches of the tournament, as the 3 teams matched each other karey for karey. It was only in the 8th round that first game set of the match was completed by Dragon Roots. At the end of Read more…
NOTHING’S GIVEN; QUARTERS END WITH SOME UPSETS THAT PROMISES SURPRISES IN SEMIS by-Tsewang
24th Aug 2012 it looked like that the single quarter final match today would be decided through penalty shootout at the Lower Changlimithang range. The last 2012 quarter final match of the 16th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament was played between ‘Snow Lion in Style’, ‘Kencho Tshering Construction’ and ‘Tshamgar Construction.’ The team Kencho Tshering completed early game set in the 4th round which was equalized by ‘Snow Lion in Style’ in the sixth round – and for the next 8 rounds till the 14th no game set could be completed. And when all had resigned to penalty shootout, Snow Lion In Style hit Read more…
Forty-nine young people draw their invisible bows in six different steps to the loud calls of their instructors at Changlingmithang field for full five week days. Along with the drawing of imaginary bows (sometimes replaced by rubber bands), to develop the right form for shooting arrows, they also undergo physical trainings such as running, stretching and weight trainings. Read more…
Marchang Ceremony During archery tournaments by-admin
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.