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Ghandians, Dudly Bros, Usuals, Jachung, Jaguars, Local Z, Pvt Schools and Blue Formers – these are jazzy names of the 3-on-3 basketball teams that will play their quarterfinal matches today.

The matches, which will begin at 5:00 PM, will be played on the rather attractive make-shift half-court that has been constructed bang in the middle of the clock tower square. The semifinals will be held tomorrow. And the finals on Wednesday.

The Bhutan Basketball Federation, which organized the tournament, is keeping a close eye on all the games – they’ll be recruiting a national team from the participants.

Two related notes:

One: have you noticed that the clock tower square is being put to very good use? On most weekends there’s something taking place there. And sometimes – like the basketball tournament that’s going on now, and the recent Tarayana Fair – the square is occupied throughout the week. Very good.

Two: have you noticed that there’s been a sudden and significant improvement in sports after HRH Prince Jigyel took over the Bhutan Olympic Committee? Very, very good!


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  1. Motor Mouth says

    i hope HRH does something about the redundancy that has been prevalent in the Bhutan Football Federation.

    for a sport that enjoys the maximum popularity and the highest amount of funds available, the outcome has been stagnant since the SAFF championships of 2008. even that semi-final match against India was a stroke of luck because we advanced on goal difference against afghanistan if i remember correctly.

    i wonder what the parliamentary committee for sports is doing. would appreciate it if OL could give us all a heads up la.

  2. Excellent intiative in Thimphu. Atleast such kind of events will recreate both the spectators and the participants. We must appreciate such efforts. I look forward to hearing such ‘time-testing’ events being hosted at ‘Clock Tower’. It will at least obviate the need for ‘re-furbishment’.

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