12th Sept 2015 the winner of free raffle based Green Prize (Cash Nu. 5000/- sponsored by Puenzhi Diner, Punakha) is Mr. Jigme Wangchuk from Jang Gangzur, Lhuentse who is presently working with Sky Travels in Thimphu.
He had the winning lot of 6770 drawn during the final of 19th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament on Aug 29th. The green raffle is organized to prevent littering in Changlimithang range during the final match and prize distribution ceremony.
19th June 2015 To honour the 60th Birth Anniversary of Their Majesties the 4th Druk Gyalpo and Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck two new prize categories will be instituted for this year’s tournament – the 19th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament.
1. Any number of teams that hit 60 kareys or more in a league match would be given a cash prize of Nu. 60, 000/- each.
2. The top archer from each regional venue would be invited to shootout for an individual cash prize of Nu. 60, 000/-.
The new prize is in addition to the usual prizes awarded at the tournament each year. As always, there would be separate Best Archer prize, which would be based as (in the past) shootout among the top 15 archers from the league of the tournament.
This year’s special individual prize would be among the top archer of each region from the league. They could be or not be part of tournament top 15. If for some reason, the top archer is not able attend the shootout for Nu. 60, 000/- then the next best archer would be invited and so on. The shootout would be either be of 4 rounds or 6 rounds.
22nd May 2015 the list of players seeded for 2015 19th Yangphel Open Archery Tournament has been announced by the organizing committee today. The archers have been seeded based on their average performance in last year’s tournament.
This year, 180 archers have been seeded with cut off average of 7.4 and above while last year it was 7.1 Even though the cut off point have been increased, there are still more seeded archers than last year. It implies overall improvement in performance.
The individual average has seen slight increase to 4.3 as opposed to 4.2 of last year. The individual high remains at 13.5 average, which this year has been reached by Phub Dorji of team Tshering Metog from Thimphu Phaka region. From the same venue, the champion of 2015 tournament Tshering of Tashi Tagay rose, whose average though is lower to the top of 11.3 but his performance during the Best of Bhutan (top 15) Shootout made all the difference.
The region of Thimphu Phakha has the 2nd highest team average from among the regional venues of 27.4 kareys while Paro has the highest of 31 kareys across the teams. The Paro has also the highest number of seeded archers of 50 archers.
It expected that the performance in this year’s tournament will improve given that the tournament is being dedicated to the 60th Birth Anniversary Celebration of His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo.
Like every year, the tournament is to start July 16th and end by last Saturday of August i.e. the 29th this year. The registrations will open by 11th June.
There are more details for each region in the Seeded Players page.
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.
The winner may report to Yangphel Office (above Memorial Chorten) with the winning raffle (in original) by Fri Sept 12 (12 PM).
The winner would be announced on this website: www.bhutanarchery.com on Sat Sept 13th.
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. KTP Construction players were able to group their hits better.
Pelden Group’s Talop Namgay Wangchuk added 16 kareys from today’s match to his 21 kareys from earlier two matches, winning him the Finals Most Valuable Player title.
All of the prizes were presented during the prize distribution ceremony including the Best Archer titles and their prizes. Tshering (team Tashi Tagay) lifted giant BOB cheque to Nu. 200, 000/- for being the best archer as did Tashi Dendup for Nu. 70, 000/- for being the Best Archer Runners Up and Nu. 15, 000/- by Chundu Dorji for becoming the third best.
The final match began with marching ceremony presided by Dasho Rtd. Col. Rinzin and ended with again Dasho leading the dignitaries to tashi lebay dance.