Atsuko Ueno wins major 17th Kosaido Thailand Ladies Open
Atsuko Ueno from Japan was a multiple winner at the 17th
Kosaido Thailand Ladies Open. Atsuko was the outright winner of the
tournament and was the card leader every day.
left: Chun Chin Hui from Taiwan, winner in the amateur category, Dr Sukhum,
Atsuko Ueno, Lamphun Governor Thawat Satiaranam, and Dr Salai
Sukapanpotharam, at the award presentation.
winners of the tournament and judging committee pose after the award
Good international entries saw awards going to Sweden,
Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.
Lamphun Governor Thawat Satiaranam presented the HRH
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn trophy to the winner Atsuko, who also was
presented with a cheque for US$15,675.
The first runner up was Suh Ye-Suhn from South Korea, and
she garnered US$10,450. Lisa Hed from Sweden was the second runner up and
took home US$7,837.50.
Dr. Sukhum Sukhapanpotharam, chairman of the Chiang Mai-Lamphun
Golf Club presented the daily prizes, which also went to Atsuko who was the
leader every day during the tournament.
Salai Sukapanpotharam presents a flower bouquet to congratulate Atsuko,
Lamphun Governor Thawat Satiaranam is at right.
Atsuko Ueno was delighted that she was able to win the 17th Kosaido Thailand
Mana Chobtham, director of the Tourism Authority of
Thailand Governor’s Office presented awards to the two amateur winners,
Nontaya Srisawang from Chiang Mai and Chun Chin Hui, the last year’s
champion who hails from Taiwan.
Ratsamee Kanlayanamit was the top Thai Professional Golf
player, and she also won the Order of Merit prize, which was granted by
regional manager Hitoshi Seki.
The 17th Kosaido Thailand Ladies open 2003 was held on
February 5-7 at Chiang Mai-Lamphun Golf Club. It was the 4th leg of the
Ladies Asia Golf Circuit, and was organized by the Thailand Amateur Ladies
The event was sponsored by Kosaido Group of Companies,
Japan Airlines, Siew-National Co, Boon Raw Brewery Co, Tourism Authority of
Thailand, the Government Lottery Office, Northern Heritage Resort & Spa,
Thai Stanley Electric Pub Co, United Broadcasting Corporation Group, Bangkok
Insurance Pub Co, Gems Gallery Chiang Mai Co, Thai Tasaki Engineering Co,
DANZAS Limited, Chia Meng Marketing Co, and PTT Pub Co.
The golf tournament was launched in 1983 by Mr. Koicho Kato. In 1987 it
was officially sanctioned by the Asian Golf Federation as the “Kosaido
Ladies Asia”. When it was launched the prize money was $US30,000 per
venue. Through the years the figures went up to $US120,000. Four tournaments
are presently held, one each in Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and now the
fourth leg in Thailand with prize money of $US120,000. Lady golfers from all
over the world, especially those who just turned professional, join this
Asian tour before the start of the Japanese, European and American tours at
the end of the winter season.
Hundreds participate in Northern Thailand International School track meet
Last Saturday, 7 International schools in Chiang Mai met
for the Northern Thailand International School track meet.
Roughly 350 students and tons of parents came, assembled
and took part in the yearly games at the 700 Year Stadium in Chiang Mai.
call! This race was only for 5-year olds and under.
The event started at around 8.30 a.m. and the cool air
made it a lot easier to compete. From the junior-students, aged 4 until 11,
the relay was the most popular and no one dropped the baton!
The 7 International Schools consisted of: Prem
Tinsulanonda International School (PREM), American Pacific International
School (APIS), Chiang Mai International School (CMIS), Nakorn Payap
International School (NIS), Christian German School (CDSC), Grace
International School (GIS), Lanna International School (LIST), Cmis Murray (CMIS
m), which, due to the size of the school, mostly teamed up with CMIS.
The swimming competition was divided into Junior and
Senior, and all in all more than 200 students competed in backstroke,
breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.
In the Seniors swimming meet, which was hosted by Prem,
about 250 students competed from 12-19 yr olds (50m free, back, butterfly,
breast, 100m free breast, 200m individual medley, 200m free relay, 200m
breast relay, kayak races). Certificates were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
in each event.
Certificates also awarded to the Chiang Mai age champions
(students with the most points for their age group). Melanie Forbes-Harper
from Prem, Danielle Ring from Prem, & Yupin Laosue from Prem took home
a well-deserved break and refreshments.
The soccer competition, hosted by Prem, was for students
from 12 - 19 years of age and for the 10 girl teams and 16 boy teams it was
a long hard day in the sun with loads of games, excellent competition and
some games finishing on nail biting penalty.
Girls soccer was won by Prem and the boys soccer by CMIS.
Ultimate Frisbee - a fairly new sport, is proving to be
very popular with both students and staff. In this competition a member of
staff plays on the team alongside the high school students.
Athletics, hosted by Prem, consisted for the juniors of
running (60m/80m/100m/200m/400m/800m), discus, shot put, long jump &
high jump. The senior event was the same as the juniors, plus 1500m and
3000m and hurdles. (Results for the seniors are still outstanding.)
The parents (Dad & Mum) races were very well attended
and proved that there are some very fit Chiang Mai residents around.
can win! Still friends after all.
All in all it was a day where many helping hands showed
terrific support for the children and teenagers because everyone wants to
help them achieve their goal in life with a lot of fun and love.
Junior meet hosted by APIS, Senior meet hosted by Prem
(50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle relays, 25 m backstroke, breaststroke &
1st - Prem
2nd - GIS
5th - APIS
6th - NIS
7th - CDSC
Ultimate Frisbee Results:
1st - Prem
2nd - CMIS
3rd - APIS
4th - Prem B
5th - NIS
Result Junior Athletic:
1st - GIS
2nd - Prem
3rd - CMIS
4th - LIST
5th - NIS
6th - APIS
Term 3 Sports Fixtures for Prem International School
Sat 15th Adult Sports Day at Prem
Wed 19th Girls B. Ball ‘A’ V CMISM
Boys B. Ball ‘A’ v CMISM
Fri 21st/ Sat 22nd National B. Ball Tournament at Sea
Wed 26th Girls A + B V Lanna
Boys A V Lanna
Sat 1st Junior B. Ball at GIS 8.30am
Tennis Tournament TBA
Wed 5th Girls middle school B. Ball V CMIS
Sat 8th / Sun 9th National Swim meet at Prem 8.30am
Wed 12th Middle school B. Ball Tournament at Prem
Sat 15th High School B. Ball ‘B’ Tournament CMIS 8.30
Wed 19th Boys B. Ball ‘A + B’ V APIS
Girls B. Ball ‘A’ V APIS
Sat 22nd High School B. Ball ‘A’ Tournament GIS 8.30
Chiang Mai Saturday Hash House Harriers
Oh! The Humanity!
This run will forever be remembered by the blood soaked
ground, and the wails of despair as HP bounced off the razor sharp
concertina, blood spurting from the bridge of his nose, and saying “Nobody
move! Don’t step on my glasses!” It was only after a thorough search of
the area did he remember, “Oh, I wasn’t wearing my glasses.”
Just how did it get this far? How did this run degenerate
into a blood sport spectacle?
It started much earlier, of course. The hares Just Coming
and Captain Hook had set the run days earlier, and didn’t even have the
courage to show up at the car park to set us off. As it turns out, it is no
wonder that they didn’t want to show their faces. Ironically, it was HP
who gave the hare brief to the virgins and visitors. The rest of us have
heard his schpiel too many times before, so we all f***ed off before he
finished. Pamela led one contingent down left toward the main road, and RO
led the other contingent going perpendicular to Pamela’s crowd. It turns
out no one was right. Paper was eventually found in a totally different
direction, and everyone was finally on track. The next thing I knew was that
I was following Wombat, off paper, as he did some “parallel running”,
trying to catch up with the F.R.B’s. Needless to say, Wombat succeeded in
catching up with Molester and Foot Long, and that was the last I saw of them
as they raced away into the distance.
The trail could of have been beautiful. Unfortunately the
area is inhabited by real slobs. The woods are not only littered by trash,
it was at times knee deep in rotting garbage. Trying to distinguish the
blobs of paper from the used condoms and toilet paper strewn about was
slowing down the entire pack. It was about at this stage, when HP spied a
circle check next to the road. It had been kicked out right, so good old H.P.
leaped out onto the road - or so he thought. I looked up and saw him
bouncing back like he hit a wall, blood covering the middle of his face. It
turns out there was a single strand of barbed wire, eyeball height,
stretching across the trail. A barb had hit HP smack dab between the eyes,
and then bounced him back two meters. There was no brain damage, though. And
luckily, Plugger’s peepers are still intact. His greatest concern, though,
was his glasses. He didn’t want anyone stepping on them, so we all froze
in our tracks and searched among the dirt, garbage, and blood for what turns
out to be non-existent glasses. He was willing to finish the run, but GM
X-Virgin Sister helped him hijack a passing motorbike to take him back to
the circle and some medicinal beer.
After that, the run was pretty anti-climactic as it
meandered through the woods and brought us back to the cars. About 500
meters from the end, SuperB, Bone Collector and X-Virgin Sister saw B Hur
slowly catching up, and the whole gaggle of girls started racing like I’ve
never seen them run before. I guess they’ll do anything to stay away from
B Hur. The run lasted more than an hour. If it weren’t for one little
incident, it would have been a great run. Head Hacker
The GM brought the circle to disorder at 18:25. The hares
got the circle going by downing two willies for unmarked barbed wire hazards
on the run. Just Coming then got a “brain dead” splash, but what to you
expect seconds after sucking down a big willy? And Captain Hook got a second
“Don’t hurt people on the run” splash. The virgins: Will, Dana,
Patrick and one other whose name I didn’t catch were welcomed into our
fold. Returnee A.P.B. got the AH award for a poor excuse for missing so many
runs. Helen was exhibited in the circle and gave us a renewed account of her
life, in preparation for a naming ceremony. Unplugged was splashed for being
thankful HP’s gash wasn’t below his belt, and offering no help nursing
his nose gash.
Plugger finally got into the circle and was given the
Dead Chicken for NOT wearing his glasses on the run, yet having everyone
waste ten minutes searching for them at the accident site. Square Rooter was
caught stealing the Wings from the previous week, so this week he got
another award to show the Thapae Gate girls: the S@#t. He got his tail
cooled on the ice. Superman and Kiwi B were accused of being Peeping Toms.
Footlong got a splash for something or other. Several cheapskates were
brought in for not buying shirts, etc. SuperB got a splash for having a
genetic advantage, whatever that means. Burrito Butt got a new car splash,
and Kiwi B got one for being the official “bumper buffer”. B Hur and
Bone Collector were caught racing on the On In. Molester and Wombat were
perched on the ice together for not marking that dangerous bit of wire as
they past it.
Raffle time: Burrito Butt won a T-shirt, and Dyke
Converter the chance to go to Yongon. Misfortune was given the circle, but
was too brain dead to think of a splash. Wombat was then given the Hash
Crash for handing the circle to her in the first place. The Hares and
Plugger were asked to give a re-creation of the accident where their height
differences became very obvious. RO got a splash for getting more lost than
usual on the run. Male Wings were awarded to Plugger (sympathy vote?) and
Unplugged the Female Wings. On On On was had at the Mountain Green
Restaurant. The Circle was closed at 19:21.
Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”
CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai is picked
up from the “ONON” pub (Moon Mueng Soi 1) at 16.00 once every 2 weeks
(hence: on 18-11, 2-12, 16-12, 30-12 and 13 01 2003). Pick up can be
arranged from Fish and Chips shop as well.
CSH3 is a mixed Saturday hash which is picked up from the
H3 Pub on Moon Mueng Road every Saturday at 15.30. Pick up can be arranged
from Fish and Chips shop as well.
CUMH3 is a male hash which runs from the “ONON” Pub
every consecutive (from CH3) Tuesday. Pick up is at 16.00.
BH3 is a female hash (Harriettes) that runs once a month
on the last Sunday of the month.
We also have two so-called outstations coming up: A male
hash outstation to Bangkok on 7, 8, 9 December and a mixed outstation to
Chiang Dao on 14 & 15 December. All information either from Fish and
Chips, H3 or “ONON” Pub. Or look at the websites at: http://www.thai-american.com/hhh/
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money
plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!