They say archery is the biggest cause of divorce in Bhutan. It is also one of the main reasons for lack of productivity in the government. Ever been to a government office only to be told to come back another day because the official is out of station? Outta station my arse!!! He’s probably out playing archery. In 2013, there were close to 7 months of archery tournaments. For 2014, it is rumoured that archery might even cause diplomatic row for our country because our Foreign Minister is on the archery field more than in Chidrel Lhentshog.
April – Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Tournament (traditional bow) – 18 teams of 13 players each = 234 men / 30 days
June – K4 Coronation Cup – 30 teams of 13 players each = 390 men / 45 days
July – Yangphel Open Archery Tournament – 267 teams of 6 players each = 1602 men / 60 days
September – Coronation Cup – 38 teams of 13 players each = 494 men / 45 days
December – Druk Wangyel Archery Tournament (traditional bow) – 22 teams of 13 players each = 286 men / 30 days
>> Contributed by Waha Waha Ram Ji