Teachers & students battle for school supremacy
Finally, German Christian School Chiang Mai (CDSC)
students got to prove that they are sometimes as good as their teachers.
During a football match this past Saturday it was up to the two teams to
challenge each other.
was a lot of activity in front of the student’s goal ... nevertheless it
wasn’t easy to pass this defense.
little activity in front of the teachers’ goal ... but a few minutes later
the ball was in the net.
Two similar football games had already taken place in the
past year. One was a victory for the students and the second a victory for
the teachers. So the past game was going to show who’s the real winner.
Teachers and students prepared themselves for days before
the match. A secret source from the students’ side admitted, “We found
the strategic plan that the teachers had developed for this game”. It
seems that one of the teachers had forgotten this important paper on his
desk and the students took a close look at it.
Both sides agreed that this was a game of importance and
to be taken very seriously. After all, the reputation of the teachers was at
stake on one side and the students were getting their only chance during
this school term to prove that there is something they can do better.
So, what happened? They couldn’t decide the game and walked away with a
1:1 draw. The faces on both sides showed clear signs of disappointment. But
eventually one of the students realized, “We will get another chance to
play football instead of having classes, and this time we will win for
Moo 8 Petangue Club emerges victorious
winning men and women’s petanque club from the Moo 8 village in Tambon San
Peesua, Muang District, Chiang Mai, posed for a photo session after winning
a nine-team tournament organized during the annual Tambon San Peesua Sports
Day. The tournament was held on February 23 at the Tambon San Peesua sports
field in Moo 4. Holding the trophies are members of the San Peesua Tambon
Administration Organization, Moo 8, after defeating 8 other teams during the
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.
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.
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!
The Square Ring
by Howie Reed
It was estimated that about 13,000 fans were lured to the
Thomas & Mack arena on the campus of University of Nevada Las Vegas to
watch Roy Jones become only the second middleweight champion in history to
win a heavyweight title. He totally dominated an outclassed John Ruiz to win
a unanimous decision leading from opening to closing bell.
The really big loser was Ruiz. He got beat to lose his
title without which he is just another journeyman heavyweight trying to make
a buck. He’ll probably get paid almost nothing as his money was all to
come from an expected minuet pay-per-view and on top of it all his manager,
Stoney Stone, got his butt kicked during a weigh in melee. The Square Ring
has a bit of egg on its collective face. “There is no way on God’s Green
earth that John Ruiz will lose,” it wrote. Whoops, wrong again.
In light of Roy Jones’ win last Sunday, you probably
asked yourself, “Wonder who was the other middleweight champ to win the
heavyweight crown?” Sure you did. The answer is yes. The only man ever to
move up from Middleweight Champion to Heavyweight Champion was “Ruby”
Bob Fitzsimmons (57-8-16). Now you young “whippersnappers” probably
don’t know the name, too busy snapping your whipper, but Ruby Bob won the
heavyweight title in Carson City Nevada on March 17, 1897 via a 14 round KO.
Fitzsimmons weighed 167 and Gentleman James Corbett 184.
Ruby Bob is an interesting guy whose career in the ring
covered the period of 1883 to 1914. His first 40 or so fights, poor record
keeping leads to the term 40 or so, were held in and around Sydney,
Australia. That may lead you to ask if Fitzsimmons was an Aussie? Nope. He
was actually, as opposed to allegedly, born in Helston, Cornwall England but
called Timaru New Zealand his hometown. Some might consider that a lateral
move but I digress. It took Rudy Bob three tries to win the title. One is
notable because of the referee. In 1896, December to be accurate, he tried
for the title for a second time. No we don’t know why the “Near Texas”
fight didn’t count. He fought Tom Sharkey (22-0) in San Francisco.
Boxingrec.com records the story, “This bout was promoted as for the
Heavyweight Championship of the World due to Fitzsimmons previous victory
over Peter Maher. This bout had a controversial ending when Fitzsimmons
knocked Sharkey flat on his back; Referee Wyatt Earp ruled that Fitzsimmons
had fouled.” Yep, that Wyatt Earp, who was a sportswriter in San Francisco
having married a high class society chick and settled into the good life.
Long way from Tombstone and the OK Corral.
No one would argue that Jones-Ruiz was a REAL heavyweight
title fight. There is one next week in Hanover Germany. Wladimir Klitschko
(40-1) defends against journeyman Corrie Sanders (38-2) who’s record looks
a lot better than it is. A whole lot better. He peaked in 1998 when he took
the WBU heavyweight title, which is worth about the same as the Rolexes sold
on Beach Road. Since then he’s been on a strenuous one fight a year plan.
He has an English breakfast of eggs, beans, sausage and canned tomatoes.
Without the eggs, beans or sausages.
OK take it back! U though I was telling porky’s last
week when I gave you results of fights that hadn’t occurred when the
column was written. Shame on you. IBF#4 Fahlan Sakkeerin (50-3-2, 19KO)
stopped Bong Costelo (15-8-2, 5KO) of the Philippines in 7th to retain the
IBF Pan Pacific jnr flyweight title. Jimmy Chaichotchuang, Sakkreerin’s
manager said, “We would like to start negotiations with Mr Don King for
Jose Burgos to defend the IBF jnr flyweight title against Sakkreerin as soon
as possible. I am sure that Sakkreerin has the skills to win his second
world championship. Hopefully this IBF title fight will happen in 2003.”
When pigs fly.
Some of the young Thai fighters continue their climb up
the ladder of mediocrity. WBA#9 Pornsawan Por Pramook (6-0) retained his
PABA minimum title by a 5 round TKO over Golden King Atillo. That makes 6
KO’s from 6 starts for the popular Muay Thai champion who seems to be
adjusting to the international scene with RE (ridiculous ease). A bout with
WBA 105 Champ Noel Arambulet is on the November horizon. “What’s that on
the Horizon?” “It’s a title fight.”
Box fighting at Bangbuathong, Nonthaburi presented a
surprise result when Filipino Alan Rinoma shocked the Thai crowd by stopping
WBA #15 minimum Decho Bankluaygym (14-1, 8KOs) in round three. Not supposed
to happen that way. There were no other derivations as former WBO #3
Pramuansak Phosuwan (9-0, 5KOs) kept his WBO Asia-Pacific superfly title
after destroying Mlindi Mkhaliphi of South Africa. The latter hit the canvas
three times before the fight was stopped at 2:46 of the 2nd. Former PABA
lightfly champ, Panieng Poontarat (25-1, 8KOs) won a six round unanimous
decision over Campennio Rayco of the Philippines. Former WBF feather champ
Kongthawat Sorkitti (39-12) won a six round unanimous decision over
Petcharoon Sor Ploenchit and Dechapol Bankluaygym (6-0-1, 5KOs) knocked out
Petch-aek Sor Saendee in the opening round. How about them apples?
“The Kop” 3-man team wins Red Bomb goal-fest
3-man ready to take on Man U?
The Red Bomb 3-man street soccer tournament was held on
March 2nd at the grounds in front of Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex. The
tournament was a popular event with both spectators and teams, with many 3
man soccer teams turning up to vie for the 1,500 baht winner’s purse.
men from “The Kop” team who prefer sports to drugs.
match is between the “Nong Ploy” team and the “Wassana” at the
sports field in Kad Suan Kaew on Huay Kaew Road on Sunday afternoon. The
Wassana team scored 2 goals, while the Nong Ploy team scored 3 goals going
The final of the knockout competition was between “The Kop” and the
“Khong Kwan” team from Lamphun. This was a closely fought struggle, but
“The Kop” was victorious, defeating their Lamphun opposition 5 goals to
3. Like so much of sporting contests these days, the street soccer was held
to promote sporting activities for youth, as an alternative to drugs.
Summer sports courses available now
Children over 4 years of age can have fun and be healthy
by applying for a summer sports course at the 700 Years Anniversary Sports
Complex during March-May this year. Adults can join the Tennis for Health
course as well.
Boonthan Muangchuen, Sport Authority of Thailand Region 5
director said that due to students’ free time during summer, the 700 Years
Anniversary Sports Complex has arranged this summer sports project, aiming
to encourage the youths to spend their free time beneficially. The Authority
will provide tuition and practice in various sports.
The first course, which includes swimming, tennis,
badminton and football, will commence on March 20. For adults, the Sports
Stadium will arrange a special tennis course 2 hours a day from 7-9 p.m.
with free rackets available.
Tone up your system by applying for a summer sports
course at the 700 Years Anniversary Sports Complex swimming pool beginning
today, 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., or contact: 053 210 825 or 053 219 495.
Chiang Mai Pool League