Vol. II No. 7 Saturday 15 February - 21 February 2003
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HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]:

Atsuko Ueno wins major 17th Kosaido Thailand Ladies Open

Hundreds participate in Northern Thailand International School track meet

Chiang Mai Pool League

Term 3 Sports Fixtures for Prem International School

Chiang Mai Saturday Hash House Harriers

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

Chiangmai SportRoundup

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.

From 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.

The winners of the tournament and judging committee pose after the award presentations.

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.

Dr Salai Sukapanpotharam presents a flower bouquet to congratulate Atsuko, Lamphun Governor Thawat Satiaranam is at right.

Japan’s Atsuko Ueno was delighted that she was able to win the 17th Kosaido Thailand Ladies Open.

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 Golf Association.

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.

Close 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 these honors.

Enjoying 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.

Only one 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.

Swimming Results:

Junior meet hosted by APIS, Senior meet hosted by Prem (50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle relays, 25 m backstroke, breaststroke & butterfly)

1st - Prem

2nd - GIS

3rd -CMIS

4th- LIST

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

February

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

March

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 a.m.

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

Checkback 551

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

Circle 551

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 [email protected]#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!



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