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Unregistered
15-09-11, 03:04
I'm looking for examples of traditional Uighur games that guys might play together. Especially things like spear throwing or shooting arrows at apples. Do Uighurs do anything like this?

Thank you,

Mary

Unregistered
18-09-11, 00:18
Dear Mary,

We don't shoot arrows at apples, we shoot arrows at our enemies, in particular the Chinese, but if you are interested in traditional uyghur games, then there is a game where we ride horses and play a type of polo, of course polo was stolen by Marco Polo when he visited the Uyghur homeland several hundreds of years ago.

Adel.Uyghur
18-09-11, 01:28
There are lots of Uyghur games:

This is a boys' game. Shooting a small stick with a bigger one in a circule about 1m in diameter. It can be played in teams or individuals. A player shoots the smaller stick (about 30cm long) with a bigger stick (about a meter long) placing the smaller stick on the ground inside circle and by hitting it one side to raise it in the air and hitting again to get it fly as far as possible with a good momentum. One of the rival team members tries the to catch the small stick. No score is recorded for the shooter if it is being caught by the rivals. The small stick with is not being caught, the rival team member throws the small stick back, with a hand only, aiming at the circle. If it lands in the circle no score is recorded for the shooting team. If it does not land in the circle, the shooter can be given 3 chances to shoot the stic where it land. The shooter tries to get the small stick go as far possible. Then, the distance from the circle is measured (with steps) and recorded. This can be palyed by the like this until the small stick is being caught or the rival team member successfully throws it inside the circle. Then it is the other team/person's turn. The small stick is called Qukluk, the bigger stick is called Wallay and the circle is Gaga.

(I will write in detail and in good English when I have some free time).

Unregistered
18-09-11, 07:09
There are lots of Uyghur games:

This is a boys' game. Shooting a small stick with a bigger one in a circule about 1m in diameter. It can be played in teams or individuals. A player shoots the smaller stick (about 30cm long) with a bigger stick (about a meter long) placing the smaller stick on the ground inside circle and by hitting it one side to raise it in the air and hitting again to get it fly as far as possible with a good momentum. One of the rival team members tries the to catch the small stick. No score is recorded for the shooter if it is being caught by the rivals. The small stick with is not being caught, the rival team member throws the small stick back, with a hand only, aiming at the circle. If it lands in the circle no score is recorded for the shooting team. If it does not land in the circle, the shooter can be given 3 chances to shoot the stic where it land. The shooter tries to get the small stick go as far possible. Then, the distance from the circle is measured (with steps) and recorded. This can be palyed by the like this until the small stick is being caught or the rival team member successfully throws it inside the circle. Then it is the other team/person's turn. The small stick is called Qukluk, the bigger stick is called Wallay and the circle is Gaga.

(I will write in detail and in good English when I have some free time).

This is the good one; I was thinking about it. This game’s entire characteristics may resemble combination of current American golf and football by fifty and fifty percent.

Unregistered
20-09-11, 01:54
This sounds very interesting. How many people play at once? What ages are the boys who play?

Thanks!

Mary

Unregistered
20-09-11, 06:58
This is the good one; I was thinking about it. This game’s entire characteristics may resemble combination of current American golf and football by fifty and fifty percent.

I am sorry, football is different, it is actually like combination of golf and fastpitch softball.

Unregistered
22-09-11, 17:46
http://www.uyghur.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Uyghur_Balilar_Oyunliri




I'm looking for examples of traditional Uighur games that guys might play together. Especially things like spear throwing or shooting arrows at apples. Do Uighurs do anything like this?

Thank you,

Mary

Unregistered
23-09-11, 09:26
Mostly tenage boys. abour 4 - 8. as two rival teams. Or can be played by three people as individuals if there are not enough players around.
This sounds very interesting. How many people play at once? What ages are the boys who play?

Thanks!

Mary

Unregistered
24-09-11, 15:35
I'm looking for examples of traditional Uighur games that guys might play together. Especially things like spear throwing or shooting arrows at apples. Do Uighurs do anything like this?

Thank you,

Mary

There have another game. That called "nur". It is played by individual. This gam have two part.

Unregistered
24-09-11, 16:46
In Kashgar Qawaqtop, literally means "baseball", is the most popular game among small children and young adults of both sexes. It is a team sport played by two teams each is comprised of as little as two people or as many as 15 people in each team. Each team includes both male and female children. As the name indicates, there are two bases, the main base and second base. As the American baseball, a member of one team throws the ball and another person from the rival team hits the ball and runs to the second base. Unlike the American baseball, the ball is the thrown into the air in the main the base. The hitter has to hit the ball when the ball is coming down. Like the American baseball, the hitter tries to hit as far away as possible, because he has to reach to the second base before some one from the rival team catches the ball and hits him with it. In the case he fails to hit the ball, he/she still has to run to the second base. As you can imagine, he will have much higher chance of being hit by the ball, because the person who threw the ball can pick up the ball and hit him with it. The runner tries to dogde the ball by jumping, ducking, bending etc. If he savely arrives at the second base, his teammates will repeat what he did until some one got hit. People at the second bases try to run back to the main base when the ball was hit and it is safe for them to do so without being hit. When some one gets hit, the teams change sides. They do not keep score. You just try to be the side that is hitting the ball.

The ball is made of cotton strings tightly neat together. To give it weight and speed, an apricot seed (stony shell) is enlosed at the core for the balls used by kids, but a small stone is typically used for balls used by young adults. The stick is just regular stick made of wood.

Adel.Uyghur
24-09-11, 21:27
"White bone" (aksungak) is a teenage boys game which can be played by two teams. Each team can have several members. An animal leg bone is thrown as far as possible by a member of the a team. Just after the bone is thrown, all members of the both teams run to catch it. They can jump on each other, push, pull and basicly do anything to take the bone from rival team members. The bone can be thrown between members of the same team to avoid being taken by the rival team members. The goal is to bring the bone to the base where it is thrown. The team which is able to bring the bone to the base is the winner. The thrower changes to different team members of the same team then to the other team.This is continued a couple of hours. This is an evining game palyed at moonlight. This can be dangerous.

Adel.Uyghur
25-09-11, 03:09
"Orak Top" meaning "hole ball" is played by 6 or 7 mixed gender children of younger ages. There is a hole for each player and the holes are arranged such a way that each of the players have an equal chance of having the ball in her/his hole at every roll. The ball will be rolled fairly by one of the players and all other players stay at the base where their hole located. As soon as the ball drop one the holes, all other player run away from the base. The player who has the ball in his/her hole quickly gets it and throws at one of the members. Each successfull hit of the member can be considered a goal and the player who is being hit loses points. The game can be continued as long as the pre-agreed time last or having a clear winner/loser.

Adel.Uyghur
25-09-11, 03:48
"Orak Top" the ball is about 6cm in diametre and made weaving outside a cotton ball. It does not hurt much but not as soft as the modern air-pressured plastic version.

Unregistered
03-10-11, 01:54
Anybody need more Uyghur games?