VIP Lanna United victorious in Friendly Football match
The VIP Lanna United Hotels Stars of Chiang Mai won the
friendly football match against the Jam Jam Music team from Grammy
Entertainment, Bangkok. The match was held as part of the closing ceremony
of the Thai Hotels Association (THA) sports day and competition held on June
Lanna United and Jam Jam of Grammy Entertainment are poised for battle.
Muchaotai (left), THA president and VIP Lanna United’s goalkeeper exchange
congratulations and mementos.
The friendly match took place at the municipal stadium
which was packed with staff from the 19 hotels participating in the event,
the 23rd competition organized by THA, northern chapter.
The Jam Jam tam was led by the popular player Peter Corp
of Grammy entertainment, as well as Hugo, the TV Channel 7 actor, while the
VIP Lanna United team was led by the THA, Northern president Vorapong
Muchaotai, with the rest of the team taken from hotel staff, tourist police,
air force (Wing 41), and mass media.
At the end of the first half of the match, the visiting
team from Bangkok Jam Jam music was in front 2-1, with both goals kicked by
their number 23, Bom Bom.
The second half began with Jam Jam producing one more
goal, giving it a lead of 3-1. During the second half, Phitsanu Thepthong
from the Chiangmai Mail was sent on and managed assist on the
team’s second goal, then scored the final goal to even the match. When the
full time whistle blew, the teams were deadlocked in a 3-3 draw.
The referee decided a ‘golden goal’ finish would produce a result and
decided on 1 penalty kick for each player. VIP Lanna United scored 7 goals,
while Jam Jam scored 5, making the final combined score: VIP United Lanna
United 10, Jam Jam 8.
North Keepers put on
stunning cheerleader show
The Srithana Commercial College Chiang Mai North Keepers
championship cheerleader squad performed a spectacular cheerleading show
during the opening ceremony of the Thai Hotels Association (THA) sports day
and competition on June 13.
Reaching for the sky - the
award winning Srithana Commercial College Chiang Mai North Keepers
cheerleading squad goes through their routine.
College shows off their cheerleader skills and talents.
The 16-member North Keepers team, consisting of 10 men
and 6 women from the college, showed their talent and skills once again at
the Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium.
Archarn Namkang Wanacharoen, the instructor and
choreographer of the cheerleading squad told Chiangmai Mail that the
North Keepers not only won the Northern Region Cheerleader Championship but
also HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s trophy for three consecutive
years 2000, 2001 and 2002.
College teacher Neti Pandej trains this team, and with him the North
Keepers also became the 1st runner-up in the Thailand Cheerleaders
Championship held in Bangkok’s Seacon Square.
It’s time to enter your 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. Any proposed changes should also be forwarded (fully
worded, not vague suggestions) to John.
Everyone wants to
be Number One
The “To Be Number One Sports Cup” competition is
being held through June 22 this year, with the 16 finalists from throughout
Chiang Mai to appear on Sunday June 22 at the 700 Years Anniversary Sports
The Chiang Mai Drug Combating Center organized the To Be
Number One Cup sports competition for the province’s 22 districts and 2
sub-districts, which began in May. There are 6 sports represented including
football, volleyball, sepak takraw, petanque, local sports, and aerobics.
The closing ceremony will be held on June 22, with Chiang
Mai governor Suwat Tantipat presiding at 4 p.m. There will be a large parade
of the athletes from the 22 districts and 2 sub-districts, asking for
blessing for His Majesty the King.
Closing Ceremony Schedule of Events
9.00-12.00: The final round competitions of each sport
(Volleyball (male and female), Sepak Takraw, Petanque - male and female).
10.00: The second round soccer match between village
headmen and tambon headmen in a campaign against drugs.
12.30: The final round “To Be Number One Cup” soccer
14.00: The final round soccer match between village
headmen and tambon headmen.
14.30: The local sports competition from 22 districts and
16.00: Aerobic Dance Contest
16.30: Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat arrives and
closing ceremony begins.
Mini Volleyball tournament for U/12’s
Surachai T. Bunditkul
Charin Yousabay, the director of Aeronautical Radio of
Thailand (ART), Chiang Mai said that ART in cooperation with Chiang Mai
Provincial Authorities and Amateur Volleyball Club of Thailand will hold the
“4th Youth Volleyball championship of Thailand” beginning June 24-29.
The competition is for students in primary school level,
aged under 12 years. This event will support youth to become proficient at
volleyball, spending time usefully. ART Chiang Mai will be responsible for
the first round in the seven northern provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai,
Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Tak and Mae Hong Son.
In Lamphun the first round competition will be held on
June 24-29 at Lamphun Sports Authority of Thailand’s Gymnasium. The
winners will go through to the next round.
CMSH3 Run 570
There’s gold in them thar (smelly) hills! If I was a
Chinese ghost I don’t suppose I’d mind if a load of mortals (and I use
the word loosely) had a bit of fun in my back garden. Better than listening
to wailing all the time!
So there we were, tiptoeing through the cem. Trying to
find Capn. Hook and Just C’s shredded secrets. Head Hacker and yours truly
stepping out in fine style. Struggling at the first check, Wombat snuck out
ahead and never looked back. Into the wild unknown. A fine opportunity to
run us along the wrong side of the klong was overlooked by the hares. Paper
disappeared at one point allegedly eaten by the (smelly) buffaloes, but
small shreds were followed until we all floundered back into the cem. from
the Christian end.
Super B and Smiling O were the first ladies back.
The crowning glory of the whole evening was a sign from
our departed Chinese friends of their appreciation of our athletic efforts.
(Or is Wombats camera broken?)
Then mosquitoes ate us all.
P.S. I suppose I could have done a better job of this
report if I could remember everyone’s names, but then why should Pamela
ask a returnee after two and a half years to write it up?
On-On to the outstation
GM Wombat again had to wait for Geisha G to close the
Hash Restaurant which was overflowing with customers. By the end of his
sentence, Wombat will be an expert at herding cats.
When he finally got a few Hashers to listen to him, he
called in the hares, JC and Captain Hook. After last week’s run, the
assembled Hashers agreed it was a pretty good run. Frank N. Stein was trying
to keep Superman’s car from plowing into the circle so Wombat called him
in for leaning. Frankie pleaded his innocence but Wombat rejected his pleas
and not only splashed him but iced him as well. Frankie rewarded us with an
early moon rise. Not something for the faint hearted.
JC and Captain Hook back in for an encore and splashed
for a smelly run. Corpses, sewage plant, rotten fruit & more corpses.
Just like home, I think. He then brought in Pamela for yet another excellent
publishing job on the flyer for the Out Station. But this time, it wasn’t
sufficient to get The Champion award. While he was doing this, he got
distracted by Who the Hell is Bob yacking away at the edge of the circle and
brought him in for the Yacker award.
He then turned the circle over to On-Sec Pamela who
brought in Superman and Dirty Rotten Pervert for desecrating the graveyard
at the first check. He next splashed the hares JC and Captain Hook for
littering the countryside and using too much paper.
Wombat took the circle again and brought in Super B and
Daglocks. Super B neglected her duties as Hash Flash the week before and
Daglocks had taken over. Unfortunately, all he took was pictures of asses.
Must be his English schoolboy background. For this, he got to put his on the
RO was given the circle and he promptly brought in Wombat
for taking all the Hash Cash’s splashes. He then asked Kiwi B to report
the night’s sales, and he was promptly given a splash for bad haberdashing.
He then brought the visiting Hashers in to give us a joke or a song. They
had neither so he gave them the ice. Looking around, he saw that Who the
Hell is Bob was sans Hash T-shirt and splashed him for being naked in the
That finished off RO’s splashes and Wombat brought in
Square Rooter for refusing to carry and blow the horn on the run. He put him
on ice and gave him a Willy which should give him pause next time the GM
tells him to do something.
Burrito Butt came into the circle and splashed JC for
making her work too hard and spending too much money getting him to set the
run. Exhibiting signs of brain death, she then brought in JC again and
Captain Hook for using too much paper which Pamela had splashed them for
just 5 minutes earlier.
Head Hacker then took the circle and called in the
Returnees - King Kong, Stumbling Dyke, Super B, Captain Hook and Misfortune.
Giving recognition to the complaints of many, he brought in Wombat for
avoiding the nice grass under a spreading tree just a few feet behind us and
having the circle on a concrete road. Finally, he splashed Geisha for
running the Hash kitchen and keeping all the bums fat & happy.
Wombat continued with his punishments and brought in Twin
Peaks for slugging yet again. Misfortune was splashed for yet again
littering on the Hash. And Speed Bump was put on ice for breaking it when he
Wombat again caught Frankie leaning. He brought Square
Rooter in yet again and iced him for leaving.
Wombat just couldn’t stop putting Hashers on ice and did so to
Stumbling Dyke for being stupid enough to be leaning. He then closed the
circle by putting the Hares on ice for sucking up to the GM and giving him