The Michigan team secured the winning trophy of the first interstate volleyball tournament, Sunday, beating Columbus Ohio “A” team in the final. Buffalo team secured the third position.
The winning team was awarded with US $1,000, and a trophy, while the second runner-up received US $700 and a trophy.
Laxmi Biswa, the vice-chair of Bhutanese Nepali Community of Columbus honored the winning teams with trophy while Ganga Lamitarey and RK Uprety distributed the runner-up trophies.
Uttam Gurung from California was reported to have sponsored trophies for all participating teams and “man of the match” as token of love, according to the Jeewan Nepal.
Altogether, nine teams from various states participated in the tournament.
Uday Mishra from Buffalo, New York became “man of the match”. Likewise, Kul Adhikari from Columbus Ohio was declared “emerging player of the tournament”, informed Khada Nanda Sanyashi.
According to Sanyashi, nine matches were played on the first day and remaining on following day. Second day was organized indoor.
A group of former Bhutanese volleyball players from Columbus , Ohio brainstormed the idea of organizing interstate volleyball tournament on annual basis from this year by organizing the first game in Columbus. Ohio.