English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Fourth Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel National Open Tennis championship ends

Tandin Wangchuk was crowned men’s singles tennis champion of the fourth Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel National Open Tennis championship today in Thimphu. He defeated the two-time champion Tenzin Singye Dorji.

Sports: Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel National Open Tournament, Tennis

The Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel National Open Tournament is underway at the Changlimithang tennis court. It is being organized by the Bhutan Tennis Federation and funded by the Bhutan Olympic Committee. The tournament began on Saturday.

Women Race for Climate Change

The race was in Gasa and the winner is also from Gasa. 30-year-old Yangdon won the Women Race for Climate Change in Gasa today.  She ran from the hot spring to the dzong, a distance of 17.5 kilometres in two hours and eight minutes.

Women’s national football league to kick-off from tomorrow

The Women’s national football league was cancelled halfway through the tournament last year due to the pandemic. A year since then, the Kelme Bhutan Women’s football League 2021 will kick off tomorrow at the Changlimithang. Six teams will play in a home and away format for the first time. 

BoB Bhutan Premier League 2021, a thriller season

Since the start of this year’s BoB Bhutan Premier League season, Paro FC and Thimphu City have dominated most of the matches. The two giants eventually clashed yesterday in the final match of the season which would decide the winner. The game ended in a draw but Paro FC took the title thanks to a two-point lead over their opponents. 

Esports- the future of sports

Almost everyone owns a smartphone today in the country, and some spend most of their time playing games online. While many consider it a waste of time and money, there is a group that thinks otherwise. They believe online gaming is the future of sports. Taking it a step further, they have formed an official group, calling it  ‘Mobile Gaming Community’. The group aspires to recruit and help train skilled gamers to take part in international tournaments.

A promising future for youngest national batswoman

She fell in love with the game at a young age. She dreamt of becoming a professional cricketer. And today, passion with a good portion of optimism has put Ngawang Choden well on track to living her dreams. She is the youngest and a key player in the women’s national cricket team as our reporter Tshering Dendup shares Ngawang’s story.

High-Quality United FC thrashed Druk Lhayul FC 5-1

In the ongoing BoB Bhutan Premier League, High-Quality United FC thrashed Druk Lhayul FC 5-1 at the Changlimithang stadium yesterday.

Thimphu City FC share points with Transport United FC- boosting for Paro FC’s hopes

Transport United FC faced Thimphu City FC in a fast-paced match at the Changlimithang national stadium earlier today. It was a must-win match for Transport United FC to keep their hopes alive for the top two places in the ongoing BOB Bhutan Premier League. The win for Thimphu City FC would also make the task of defending their title easier. But the match ended in a two-two draw.

Futsal turning into a lucrative business

Investing in the sport of futsal is becoming a lucrative business. Instead of building houses, an increasing number of people in Thimphu are opting to construct futsal courts and manage them. They say constructing futsal courts need less investment compared to house constructions while the returns are also better. Today, Thimphu alone has more than 15 futsal courts with a few more under construction. Futsal is a football game played on a smaller pitch with fewer players.

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