Tibetan National Sports Association

GCMGC, HISTORY AND BACKGROUND.

There is a tradition in the world that, to dedicate great leaders that had contributed for the good cause of community, country and the world, then to remember their good deeds, they named schools, universities, roads, buildings, sports tournaments, trophies and many more after their name.

 

After passing away of the great mother of  H .H the XIV the Dalai Lama in January 1981 here at Dharamsala, Mr. Joe Tsering, former Chief Accountant of  TCV took the initiative of organizing a football tournament after her name. He is accredited as the  founder of the GCMGC Football Tournament. Then an organizing committee was formed in August 1981  most of the members were TCV staffs.

 

The first GCMGC Football Tournament was held at TCV ground in Oct. 1981. All participating teams were from Dharamshala area and TCV team won the tournament. At that time the original Gold Cup was under preparation. The original Gold Cup was designed and made by great sculpture Master Pema Dorjee, he works at Norbulinga Institute presently. The Cup was coded with pure gold, its handle were made from silver and designed with gold. The Private Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama had given all the precious jewelries of  the Cup. Approximately few grams of pure gold were used.  The cost of the Gold Cup  was almost twenty one thousand Indian Rupees excluding all jewelries then.

 

In 1982, teams from out side Dharamshala were given entry to participate in this prestigious tournament. The same committee had organized this tournament until 1989. Due to unforeseen problems from every angle, this committee was dissolved and a new committee was formed, representing Central Committee of  U-Tsang, Doetoe, Doemay, Chikdrel Tsokpa, TYC and TWA. Later on, TYC had withdrawn from this committee completely and TWA had withdrawn from being an active member. The remaining four associations had organized the GCMGC Football Tournament in 1997 and 1999. Again, this committee could not continue due to their other political activities.

 

In 2002, Tibetan National Sports Association (TNSA) was formed with all formalities. The main aim and objectives of the association were to promote the sports in general and football in particular among the Tibetan community. The primary task were forming of Tibetan National Football Team and organizing football tournaments among the Tibetans. Based on TNSA’s request these four organizations had handed over the Original Gyalyum Chemo Memorial Gold Cup to TNSA.

 

TNSA has organized the GCMGC football tournament  more professionally from 2003 onwards. In 2003 and 2004 this tournament was organized first in the regional level. Then the best team or selected players formed a team and represented that region for the final tournament. The ultimate aim of the TNSA is to promote local level clubs and the tournament to be among the club level. From 2005 onward the tournament was organized for club level. For the first time, this tournament was organized outside Dharamshala, at Dhondupling Tibetan Colony, Clement Town in 2007 and  2008 in Doeguling Tibetan Settlement. The support and cooperation we received from these two venues were beyond our imagination. We would like to thank them from our deepest heart. The success of the credit goes to them. Now more and more Tibetan settlements are coming forward to organize this prestigious tournament.

The TNSA had introduced the gate ticket system, this is aimed to meet some part of huge expenses of the tournament.

 

GCMGC CHAMPIONSHIP

YEAR WINNER TEAM PLACE VENUE
1981 TCV SCHOOL DHARAMSHALA DHARAMSHALA
1982 EST. 22 CHAKRATA DHARAMSHALA
1983 TCV SCHOOL DHARAMSHALA DHARAMSHALA
1984 EST. 22 CHAKRATA DHARAMSHALA
1986 RTYC KALIMPONG DHARAMSHALA
1988 TIBETAN UNITED CLUB KALIMPONG DHARAMSHALA
1989 TIBETAN UNITED CLUB KALIMPONG DHARAMSHALA
1997 TIPA DHARAMSALA DHARAMSHALA
1999 DHONDUPLING F C CLEMENT TOWN DHARAMSHALA
2003 POKHARA F C POKHARA DHARAMSHALA
2004 KATHMANDU F C KATHMANDU DHARAMSHALA
2005 DHONDUPLING F C CLEMENT TOWN DHARAMSHALA
2007 BYLAKUPPE F C BYLAKUPPE CLEMENTOWN
2008 DHONDUPLING F C CLEMENT TOWN MUNDGOD
2009 POTALA F C Mundgod MUNDGOD DHARAMSHALA
2010 DHONDUPLING FC CLEMENT TOWN BYLAKUPPEE
2011 GHOLLADHALLA F C BYLAKUPPE MUNDGOD
2012 PHUNTSOKLING FC ODISHA DHARAMSHALA
2013 DHONDUPLING FC CLEMENT TOWN HUNSUR
2014 TASHILING SPORTS CLUB POKHARA CLEMENTOWN

 

 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS, YEAR 2003

1 DHARAMSHALA DHARAMSHALA
2 POKHARA NEPAL
3 KATHMANDU NEPAL
4 DOONVALLEY DOON VALLEY
5 MUNDGOD MUNDGOD
6 BYLAKUPPEE BYLAKUPPEE
7 DELHI DELHI
8 GANGTOK SIKKIM

WINNER:                 POKHARA                          

RUNNERS UP:     DHARAMSALA    

 

YEAR 2004

 1 POKHARA
 2 SOUTHERN STARS
 3 (BYLAKUPPE)
4 DELHI
5 DOON VALLEY
6 KATHMANDU
7 BIR UNITED
8 DHASA UNITED
9 EST.22

WINNER                    KATHMANDU

RUNNERS UP           EST. 22

 

 

 

YEAR 2005

    1 DELHI UNITED
    2 EST. 22
    3 TASHILING POTALA FC (POKHARA)
    4 BIR UNITED
    5 NORLING F C (DHARAMSALA)
    6 SHERAB GYATSELING (DHARAMSALA)
    7 SUPPER YARK 82 (TIPA
    8 DHARAMSALA)DHASA UNITED
    9 SUJA UNITED
    10 SOUTHERN STARS (BYLAKUPPE)
    11 CHOLSUM UNITED F C (DELHI)
    12 SNOW LION F C (DARJEELING)
    13 ITTA (DHARAMSALA)
    14 VARNA (VARANASI)
    15 LHAKSAM (GANGTOK)
    16 DHONDUPLING F C (CLMENT TOWN)
    17 TCV UNITED  TCV
   18 VAJRA (DHARAMSALA)

WINNER:                                           DHONDUPLING FC CLMENT TOWN

RUNNERS UP                                   BIR UNITED 

 

 

 

YEAR 2006

Could not organize due poor response from the participating clubs.

 

YEAR 2007

    1 DHONDUPLING FC CLEMENT TOWN
    2 VARNA FOOTBALL CLUB VARANASI
    3 TASHILING POTALA SPORTS CLUB POKHARA
    4 KHAM KATHOK CLUB SATUAN
    5 MUNDGOD FOOTBALL CLUB MUNDGOD
    6 DICKYILING YOUTH CONGRESS DICKYILLING
    7 BYLAKUPPE FOOTBALL CLUB BYLAKUPPE
    8 NORLING FOOTBALL CLUB DHARAMSALA
    9 TASHI JONG TASHI JONG
    10 BIR UNITED BIR
    11 TCV UNITED DHARAMSALA
    12 DELHI UNITED DELHI
    13 DHASA UNITED DHARAMSALA
    14 PHUNTSOK LING F C ORISSA

 WINNER                                            BYLAKUPEE

RUNNERS UP                                   DELHI UNITED

 

 

YEAR 2008

 1 TASHILING SPORTS CLUB POKHARA
 2 BYLAKUPPE F C BYLAKUPPE
3 TRICHY TAMIL NADU
4 DOEGULING F C MUNDGOD
5 GOA TIBETAN CLUB GOA
6 KHARLOWA CLUB MUNDGOD
7 TCV UNITED BYLAKUPPE
8 CHOLSUM CLUB BYLAKUPPE
9 DHONDUPLING FC CLEMENTTOWN
10 PHUNTSOK LING F C ORISSA
11 TDL SPORTS CLUB BYLAKUPPE

WINNER                                            DHONDUPLING F C CLEMENT TOWN

RUNNERS UP                                   BYLAKUPPE F C

 

 

15TH GCMGC FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

2009  Participating Teams

S.NO NAME OF TEAM PLACE
1 TCV United Dharamsala
2 Varna F C Varanasi
3 Trichy F C Trichy Tamil Nadu
4 Potala F C Mundgod
5 TSAM F C Chennai
6 Goa Tibetan Club Goa
7 Dhasa United Dharamsala
8 TIPA Dharamsala
9 BTS Bir Suja Bir Suja
10 Tibetan Homes Foundation School Mussoorie
11 Bir United F C Bir
12 Tashi Jong F C Tashi Jong
13 Kham Khartok F C Sataun
14 Dickyiling FC Dickyiling
15 Pune   FC Pune
16 Bylakuppe FC Bylakuppe
17 Chauntra United Chauntra
18 Tashi Palkhiel Youth Sports Club Pokhara

WINNER                    POTALA F C MUNDGOD

RUNNERS UP           TSAM CHENNAI

These clubs were eliminated from the qualifying rounds from Dharamsala Area since there were only two teams allotment

1 Athletico Dharamsala
2 Friends Club Dharamsala
3 Mighty Club Dharamsala
4 Norbulinga FC Dharamsala
5 Youth Tibetan Boys Dharamsala

 

 

2010 Participating teams

The Official Names of Club

S.NO NAME OF CLUB PLACE
1 RABLING F C GURUPURA (HUNSUR)
2 BYLAKUPPE F C BYLAKUPPE
3 DOEGULING F C MUNDGOD
4 TIBETAN STUDENT’S ASSO. MADRAS (TSAM) CHENNIA
5 TASHILING POTALA F C POKHARA
6 TCV UNITED BYLAKUPPE
7 SAMYELING FC DELHI
8 TDL SPORTS CLUB BYLAKUPPE
9 BANGALORE UNITED BANGALORE
10 GULLADHALLAHA YOUTH ASSO F C BYLAKUPPE
11 DHONDUPLING F C CLEMENT TOWN
12 HORNBILL CLUB DIMAPUR
13 GOA TIBETAN CLUB GOA
14 VARNA CLUB VARANASI
15 DHONDENLING F C KOLLEGAL
16 TASHI PALKHIEL YOUTH SPORTS CLUB POKHARA
17 YARLUNG UNITED CLUB KATHMANDU
18 TIBETAN YOUTH CANADA

WINNER                    DHONDUPLING F C

RUNNERS UP           DOEGULING F C MUNGOD, through Tie Break.

 

 

2011 

Clubs participating for 17th GCMGC Football Tournament at Doeguling Tibetan Settlement, Mundgod.

S.NO NAME OF CLUB PLACE
1 GHANGJONG F C SHILLONG
2 DHONDUPLING FC CLEMENT TOWN
3 TCV UNITED BYLAKUPPE
4 RABLING F C HUNSUR
5 DHONDENLING F C KOLLEGAL
6 PHUNTSOKLING F C ORISSA
7 GOLLADHALLA F C BYLKUPPE
8 VARNA F C VARANASI
9 TDL SPORTS CLUB BYLAKUPPE
10 PHAKSHIG F C KATHMANDU
11 GOA TIBETAN FC ONE TEAM
12  TSAM (CHENNIA) ONE TEAM
13 CST FC MUNDGOD
14 DOEGULING F C MUNDGOD

Knock Out Stages Summary

Quarter Finals

Doeguling FC beat Rabling FC 1-0

Dhondupling FC beat Varna FC 1-0

TSAM beat Phakshing F C  2-0

Golladhalla beat TDL (Tie Break) 4-3

 

Semi Finals

Dhondupling FC beat Doeguling FC 2-0

Golladhalla beat TSAM 2-0

 

 Final:

Golladhalla beat Dhondupling FC (Tie Break) 4-2

 

WINNER–  GULLADHALLA F C , BYLAKUPPE

RUNNERS UP– DHONDUPLING F C, CLEMENT TOWN

 

 These three clubs were eliminated from the qualifying round

1 VAT VIJAYWADA VIJAYWADA A.P
2 MANGALORE F C MANGALORE
3 KHALOWA  F/C MUNDGOD

 

 

2012

 18th GCMGC FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

The following Clubs have registered

S.No Name of Club Place State/Country
1 Dhasa United F C Dharamsala H.P
2 TCV United H.P
3 Doeguling F C Mundgod KARNATAKA
4 Phuntsokling Odisha ODISHA
5 Chauntra United Chauntra H.P
6 Norling F C Bhandara MAHARASHTRA
7 TSAM F C Chennai TAMIL NADU
8 Phuntsokling United Dalhousie H.P
9 Delhi United Delhi DELHI
10 Team Gwalior Mainpat M.P
11 Varna Club Varanasi U.P
12 Dhondupling FC Clement Town U.A
13 Pune F C Pune MAHARASHTRA
14 Choephelling Sports Club Mioa ASSAM
15 Phakshing  United Kathmandu NEPAL
16 Goa Tibetan F C Goa GOA
17 Tashi Palkhiel Y S C Pokhara NEPAL
18 Ghangjong  F C Shillong MAGALIYA
19 TDL Sports Club Bylakuppe KARNATAKA

 

 The above clubs were eliminated from the qualifying rounds from their region

Tibetan Homes Foundation Mussoorie UA
RTYC Dickyiling Dickyiling UA
3 Bir United Bir H.P.
4 RTYC Chandigarh Chandigarh UT
5 DUFC Delhi Delhi

 

KNOCK OUT STAGES SUMMARY

 

QUARTER FINALS

Tashi Palkheil Pokhara beat Dhondupling FC 2-3

TCV United beat Delhi United 3-0

Phuntsokling FC Odisha beat Goa Tibetan FC 4-2

Phakshing FC beat Shillong FC 4-2

 

SEMI FINALS

Tashi Palkhiel Pokhara beat TCV United 2-1

Phuntsokling FC Odisha beat Phakshing FC 3-1

 

FINAL

Phuntsokling FC Odisha beat Tashi Palkhiel SC 1-1 (110 Minutes) (Tie Break 4-2)

 

WINNER                    PHUNTSOKLING FC ODISHA

RUNNERS UP           TASHI PALKHEIL SPORTS CLUB

 

2013

 PARTICIPATING CLUBS FOR 19th GCMGC FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT AT HUNSUR 2013

S.NO NAME OF CLUB PLACE STATE/COUNTRY
1 TSAM FC Chennai TAMIL NADU
2 Cholsum United Kathmandu NEPAL
3 Toronto Soccer Team Canada CANADA
4 Phuntsokling FC Dalhousie HIMACHAL
5 Kohima United  FC Nagaland NAGALAND
6 TCV United TCV United KARNATAKA
7 Kerala United Kerala KERALA
8 Bylakuppe F.C Bylakupee KARNATAKA
9 Doeguling FC Mundgod KARNATAKA
10 Mangalore F C Mangalore KARNATAKA
11 Dhondupling FC Clement Town UTTRANKHANT
12 Rabgyaling FC (A) Hunsur KARNATAKA
13 Phuntsokling FC Odisha ODISHA
14 TDL Bylakuppe KARNATAKA
15 Vijaywada Vijaywada A P
16 Baroda Baroda GUJARAT
17 Tashi Palkheil Pokhara NEPAL
18 Goa  Tibetan Club Goa GOA
19 Delhi United Delhi DELHI
20 Choepheling F C Mioa ARUNACHAL
21 Rabgyaling FC (B) Hunsur KARNATAKA
22 Ghangjong FC Shillong MAGHELAYA
13      Different States
3        Countries

KNOCK OUT STAGES SUMMARY

Quarter Finals

Team Toronta [Cananda] beat Phuntsoking F C Odisha 1-0

Goa Tibetan FC beat Tashipelkhiel Pokhara 5-1

Dhondupling FC beat Ghangjong FC 2-1

Rabgyaling FC [Hunsur] beat Bylakuppe FC 1-0

 

Semi Finals

Goa Tibetan FC beat Toronto 1-0

Dhondupling FC beat Rabgyaling FC 4-3 [Tie Break]

 

Final

Dhondupling FC beat Goa Tibetan FC 1-0

 

WINNER:                   DHONDUPLING FC

RUNNERS-UP :        GOA TIBETAN F C

 

2014

PARTICIPANTS FOR THE 20TH GCMGC FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT AT TIBETANSETTLEMENTCLMENTTOWN

 

PARTICIPATING CLUBS. 21 TEAMS FOR THE FINALS OUT 27 CLUBS
S.NO NAME OF CLUB PLACE STATE
1 Dhondupling FC Dehradun UA
2 Gulladhalla Youth Association Bylakupee KARNATAKA
3 Goa Tibetan F C Goa GOA
4 Rabgyaling FC Hunsur KARNATAKA
5 Paota Cholsum FC Paonta Sahib HIMACHAL
6 Choelsum United Kathmandu KATHMANDU
7 Tibetan Homes Foundation Mussoorie UA
8 TCV United Dharamsala HIMACHAL
9 Tashiling  Potala F C Pokhara POKHARA
10 FC Lingtsang Dehradun UA
11 Dhasa Football Club Dharamsala HIMACHAL
12 Dhondenling FC Kollegal KARNATAKA
13 Dhondupling  F C “B” Dehradun UA
14 TSAM F C Cheenai TAMIL NADU
15 Phakshing  United FC Kathmandu KATHMANDU
16 DYSA Mundgod Mundgod KARNATAKA
17 Varna Club Varanasi UP
18 Norgyaling  Football Club Bhandara MAHARASHTRA
19 Shimla Football Club Shimla HIMACHAL
20 Sakya Puruwala F C Puruwala HIMACHAL
21 TDL Sports Club Bylakupee KARNATAKA
22 Phuntsokling United Dalhousie HIMACHAL
23 DU F C Delhi Delhi
24 RTYC Chandigrah Chandigrah CHANDIGRAH
25 Chauntra United Chauntra HIMACHAL
26 Delhi F C Delhi Delhi
27 RTYC Dekyiling FC Dickyiling UA
Need to play qualifying rounds
Phakshing  FC Kathmandu KATHMANDU
Choelsum United Kathmandu KATHMANDU
Tibetan Homes F C Mussoorie UA
FC Lingtsang Dehradun UA
Dickyilihg FC Dehradun UA
Paonta Sahib Paontab Sihab HIMACHAL
Sakya Puruwala FC Paontab Sihab HIMACHAL
Delhi University Delhi Delhi
RTYC Chandigrah Chandigrah CHANDIGRAH
Delhi

 

Summary of the Knock-Out Stages

Quarter Finals

Dhondupling FC Clement Town  beat Delhi United 2-0 in  Extra Time

Gulladhala Youth Asso Bylakuppe  beat Phakshing United Kathmandu 5-4 in a Tie Break

Tashiling F C Pokhara  beat TSAM Chennai 3-0

DYSA Mungdod beat Goa Tibetan F C 1-0

 

Semi Finals

Dhondupling FC beat Gulladhala Youth Asso 2-0

Tashiling F C beat Mundgod 2-0

 

Final

Tashiling F C beat Dhondupling F C 2-0