Northern region teams compete for spots in the Tros 3 on 3 Thailand Championship
Eventual winners to receive trophy from PM Thaksin
The 3rd Tros 3 on 3 Thailand Championship basketball
competition was held in Chiang Mai last weekend to find the top teams in the
three different categories, 18-year-olds, 15-year-olds, and the open teams.
Governor Parinya awards first prize to the winning team.
from northern region 2 displayed great fun and camaraderie.
The competition started on Saturday June 7, with the
official opening ceremony presided over by Chiang Mai Deputy Governor
Parinya Panthong, who launched the competition with the first shot on the
court. There were 112 new generation basketball teams from Chiang Mai and
neighboring provinces, making for some keen competition. The matches took
place in front of Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex.
In the finals, Phetchabun Province defeated Chiang Rai
4-3. The FC team from Lamphun finished in third place.
The top 18-year-old team was Yupparaj A from Chiang Mai,
who defeated Nong Bell Team A from Lamphun 12-7. Nong Bell Team B earned
third place by beating Z Team 9-3.
In the open category, Yupparaj A were the winners,
defeating Little Boy from Physical Education College of Chiang Mai 12-6.
The awards ceremony took place on Sunday June 8, and was
presided over again by Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Parinya Panthong, along
with Tasanee Sangkerd, president of the Physical Education College of Chiang
Mai, and Natesai Wong-upparaj, manager of Bright Brain Business Co. Ltd.
The next matches will take place in Songkhla, Buriram and Udon Thani,
then in Bangkok, where the winners of the final matches will receive a
trophy from PM Thaksin Shinawatra.
X Games challenge provides thrills and spills in Chiang Mai
Xtheletes vying for spot in the Asian X Games VI in Malaysia
The Chiang Mai round of the Red Bull Extra Extreme Games
2003 Circuit of Thailand was held May 31-June 1 at Central Airport Plaza.
Local X-athletes provided many thrills and spills in four amateur local and
open class categories: Inline Park, Skateboard Park, Bike Stunt Flatland,
and Bike Stunt Park.
the rail on a skateboard during Asian X Games VI qualifying at Central
This type of X Games, invented by the sports network
giant ESPN, gets roller-bladers, skateboarders and bicyclists off the
streets and into arenas to show off their aerobatics and precision skills in
dizzyingly fast-paced action.
In Thailand, tournaments will be held in four more
provinces after Chiang Mai: Bangkok, Chonburi, Khon Kaen and Phuket. Winners
from each region and three of the runner-ups will be invited to participate
in the Asian X Games VI in Malaysia after the final round in Bangkok.
Interested athletes, both Thai and foreigners, can lodge applications for
the next challenge in other regions or receive additional information by
calling 02 670-8008 or visit www.redbullextra.com
Aerobic dance competition set for Mae Hong Son
Organizers want everyone to shake, shake, shake!
Surachai T. Bunditkul
“Concentrate Strength for Health” is an aerobic dance
contest that will be organized next month by the Mae Hong Son Provincial
Public Health Office to encourage people to take healthy exercise.
Dr. Suwat Kittidilokkul said that the office would hold
the competition on July 18 at its provincial central stadium with the idea
that exercise can make people healthy and get rid of sickness.
The Public Health Office expects all the local people
will join in and exercise joyfully and happily. All local clubs or groups
can enter a team, consisting of 5 members, male or female. They must
exercise with an international aerobics dance style but can show local
customs and culture.
Each team will get 8 minutes on display with 2 minutes
warm up, full exercise for 4 minutes and the last 2 minutes wind down. Any
team that does not follow the rules will be penalized every 20 seconds.
Entries can be lodged from now until June 30.
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!
It’s time to enter you team for the next season of the Chiang Mai Pool League
Chalk up your cues, as preparations are
now underway for the Chiang Mai Pool League’s new season, which will
commence 4 July. Entry fee remains at 400 baht to be paid to John at True
Blue / Out Back no later than 15 June 03. Any proposed changes should also
be forwarded (fully worded, not vague suggestions) to John.
CSH3 Checkback 569
Hares: Burrito Butt & Butt Filler. I suppose we
should have had an idea what kind of run was awaiting us if we just had seen
that the two hares were part of the Butt family. The signs leading us to the
run site were another indication. Absolutely everyone passed the first
turnoff because the red on white sign was strategically placed on a red on
The second sign was swinging in the wind, hanging from a
single strand of string on a tree branch. Depending on the wind direction,
you would either find your way to the run, or end up in Lampang.
After finally finding the run site, and “Kiwi B’s
T-Shirt Emporium”, we found that the hares set the run with brown, ground
colored RICE. Their feeble excuse was that when they went to pick up the
paper on Saturday morning at HHH Pub, they couldn’t find any. What’s
wrong with checking a few days ahead of time? Or, in case you haven’t
noticed, Burrito Butt, there is a new invention called the “telephone”.
You can use it to talk to people - people with access to paper!
Oh well. After a very ominous hare brief, with people
just shaking their heads in disbelief, we started out looking for our first
sign of rice. It turned out to be as difficult as anticipated finding
scattered rice grains among the brown leaves and sandy rocks. However, we
The trail led us along a very precarious ridge and down
into the first bog. Wombat and Head Hacker were the first to get sucked into
the quicksand (quickmud?) which was conveniently covered by grass. Up to our
knees we went before the smart ones realized there was actually a dry way
around it. Daglocks made a rare appearance in Chiang Mai and proceeded to
check every possible trail through every possible farmhouse in the entire
area, but never did see any rice. I think he was just looking for the
farmer’s daughter. But after groping our way along like blind people, we
followed the trail up to the top of some knobbly hills and into parched
farmlands. Looking for rice grains in this terrain was like looking for,
well, the proverbial needle in a haystack. We’d find a few grains in the
dirt and position a newbie like Brent to stand on it while the rest scoured
the field for the next few grains, which always turned out to be about
twenty meters away. Brent then leapfrogged to the new “pile” and the
search began anew.
At one point, we were lucky enough to encounter a farmer
who saw the hares throwing rice onto his field, and pointed the way for the
pack to follow. It was here that we saw an actual check. Dykie, coming to it
first took the left trail, leaving Head Hacker to check straight up the side
of another mountain. Needless to say, no rice blobs or checkbacks were seen
on that check, so it was catch up time again.
Sensing that the cars and beer were getting closer, the
pack picked up the pace and lo and behold, we started to see actual paper
markings - and plenty of them. I guess the hares thought they had better get
rid of the evidence before finishing the run. The cars were soon within
eyeshot and everyone made a beeline to the beer.
Who the Hell is Bob did his usual jaunt in the jungle,
coming back after everyone had their first or third beer. The first few
times WtHiB ran, we were all anxious about him finding his way back. Now we
just have another beer and wait for him to make his stylishly late arrival.
There was plenty to talk about as we waited for the
slaggards to finish. To quote Square Rooter, “That was the worst run
I’ve ever been on!”, but he says that every week. It was a memorable
run, hares, and thanks to you, the circle was destined to be memorable, too.
The run itself was excellent. Its just too bad there wasn’t enough paper
(or rice) out there to let us enjoy it as much as we should have.
Fitness Tips: Weight loss at health clubs more successful than going solo
A recent survey commissioned by the International Health,
Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) found that health club weight
management programs achieve a higher success rate than programs unaffiliated
with health clubs.
According to the survey involving 116 million people, the
most popular weight loss strategies outside of a health club were outdoor
exercise (48 million) and home exercise (47 million). But only 17% of those
people considered themselves successful in achieving their weight loss
However, of those who exercised at health clubs to lose
weight (21 million), 30% were satisfied with their success. According to
John McCarthy, executive director of IHRSA, health clubs are changing their
services to cater to the needs of members, including women-only clubs,
wellness and nutrition instruction, and yoga and pilates classes. “Health
clubs are now providing something more - a holistic approach to healthy
lifestyles,” said McCarthy.
Further, Dusit Resort Sports Club, while being a co-ed
facility provides everything listed above aside from the pilates - although
we do have a parallel stretching and core strengthening programme. All good
health and fitness facilities should be able to provide these services to
their members along with quality instruction from caring staff to ensure you
achieve your goals, whatever they may be.