Ordo – Traditional Kyrgyz Game. Ordo is one of the most widespread games in Kyrgyzstan, having survived from ancient times to the present day. The word “ordo” refers to the general headquarters of the khan’s palace, and the game itself reproduces the fight to conquer the general headquarters. 

Ordo is a kind of military map, which warriors used to learn how to defeat an enemy. A circle drawn on the ground represented the state territory, and rivals used this to work out the plan of battle. Knocking the khan out of the circle meant dethroning the ruler and winning the game.


ORDO – national game (Kyrgyz Republic).

Composition of the team – 9 people: 8 players, 1 coach.

Athletes older than 18 are allowed to take part in the competitions. Competitions are held among the men.

Each team must be dressed in official sports clothes. On the back of the jersey of each participant must be a number, which shall conform to the numbers indicated in the application. If two teams earn equal points, the winner is:
- The team that wins a personal meeting;
- Depending on the number of knocked out chuko (alchiks) in all games;
- If the number of knocked out alchiks is even, the total number of knocked out Khans is considered.

Competitions are held under the current rules of the Ordo Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Download: competition rules of Ordo