Government Higher Secondary School, Baina, Vasco wins Goa Qualifiers of Red Bull Tashan 2018 Western edition


The team will now go on to compete against each other in the finals of the kabaddi tournament at HotFut, Mundhwa, Pune on 13th May 2018


 Goakhabar: The first ever Western India edition of Red Bull Tashan, a competitive Kabaddi tournament for players at college and club level, successfully kick started with the qualifiers in Goa today.  Held on a knockout basis at the Campal Indoor Sports Stadium, 14 teams participated to compete at the Goa qualifier of the tournament. The qualifier saw colleges like Government Higher Secondary Baina, Vivekanand HSS Bali, Ponda Government HSS, Perne Government HSS , Bicholim Vivekanand HSS , Vidya Prsasarak Mandal among others compete. Government Higher Secondary,  Baina, Vasco triumphed the Goa qualifiers by beating Vivekanand HSS Bali in the final round to further compete with the winning teams of the upcoming Sangli and Pune qualifiers at the finals at HotFut, Mundhwa, Pune on 13th May 2018.




Final Match

Goa Qualifier Winner

Government Higher Secondary,  Baina, Vasco

Government Higher Secondary,  Baina, Vasco


Vivekanand HSS, Bali


Best Raider of the Goa Qualifiers:

Vishal Rathod from Government Higher Secondary, Baina, Vasco


Best Defender of the Goa Qualifiers:

Sapnesh Velip from Vivekanand HSS Bali


Organised in association with the Pro Kabaddi League franchise Puneri Paltan, the tournament aims to widen the reach and further develop the ancient and iconic Indian sport at a grass-root level in the country. The winners will get the glorious opportunity to train with the Puneri Paltan team at their home stadium before the 6th season of Pro Kabaddi League kicks off in October.


Open to players between the ages of 16-21, Red Bull Tashan makes strategy a key component of the matches, which run half the duration of Pro Kabaddi League games. While in the latter, each half consists of 20 minutes, in this tournament, each half consists of only 10 minutes each, making the entire duration of the game 20 minutes.


On the association Kailash Kanpdal, CEO of Puneri Paltan says, Over the past few years, the sport of Kabaddi has seen a staggering growth in the participation and interest among the youth. We believe that Red Bull Tashan is all about finding young and exuberant talent in the country from the grass root level and boosting their interest in the sport.  Puneri Paltan and Red Bull Tashan share a common goal of focusing on the grassroot development of the sport, enabling the budding Kabaddi players, across the country, to showcase their talent. Puneri Paltan is extremely delighted to associate with such an initiative and encourage emerging talent to train with the team at our home stadium before the sixth edition of Pro Kabaddi League”.


Rules of Red Bull Tashan:

–      Each team must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 players.

–      Age category: 16-19 years.

–      Match Duration: 20 minutes, divided into halves of 10 minutes each, along with a 3-minute interval between halves.

–      Teams will be allowed to take one ‘time out’ of 30 seconds each in each half.

–      Each team is allowed a maximum of five substitutions during the playing time of 20 minutes.

–      The team that wins the toss shall have the choice of the court, or the raid, and the team that loses the toss shall have the remaining choice.

–      A raider shall continue to chant ‘kabaddi‘as the approved chant. Failure to do so while in the opponent’s court will lead to him being ordered back, and the opponent awarded one technical point and a chance to raid.

–      One point shall be awarded to the raider when he crosses the bonus line. The bonus line rule is applicable when there are a minimum of six players on the field. If the raider is caught after crossing the bonus line, the opposing team will also be awarded one point. The side that scores an ‘all-out‘, shall score two extra points.

–      The term ‘super catch‘ refers to when a raider is tackled by three or less of players, while ‘super raid‘  refers to when a raider is able to touch three or more players and the raid is successful. In both cases, one bonus point is awarded to the respective team. 

–        No consecutive raid can be an empty one.

–      If the match stands at a tie at the end of 20 minutes, a ’golden raid’ will be conducted. In this, a toss will take place, and the side that wins the toss raids first. All seven players of the opposing team will be on the field. If the match continues to stand at a tie after the first golden raid, the opposing team is awarded a chance at a golden raid. If the game is still tied thereafter, the winner will be decided by a toss.


The Inaugural edition of Red Bull Tashan in Bangalore last year witnessed the winners HMT Colony Boys & Classic Nationals give their best in the final clash to grab the chance to train with the Bengaluru Bulls team, before the fifth season of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League kicked off. HMT Colony Boys emerged as the winners of the first edition of Red Bull Tashan by defeating Classic Nationals in a close final clash by 2 points. Red Bull Tashan Winners HMT Colony Boys earned the opportunity to train with their role models in Bengaluru Bulls Team from 5th to 10th of July at One World, Chennai