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Teachers & students battle for school supremacy

Moo 8 Petangue Club emerges victorious

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The Square Ring

“The Kop” 3-man team wins Red Bomb goal-fest

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Teachers & students battle for school supremacy

Dominique Leutwiler

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.

There was a lot of activity in front of the student’s goal ... nevertheless it wasn’t easy to pass this defense.

Very 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 sure.”


Moo 8 Petangue Club emerges victorious

he 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 competition.


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?

Nuttanee Thaveephol

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.

Four men from “The Kop” team who prefer sports to drugs.

This 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 ahead.

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

Nuttanee Thaveephol

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.


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