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Prem Middle School boys win soccer tournament

Thai soccer star gives clinic to young players

Chiang Mai teachers compete in Bangkok

Bicycle World Champ cycles Chiang Mai

Chiang Rai and Nan win regional World Vision Cup competition

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

Chiangmai SportRoundup

Prem Middle School boys win soccer tournament

Katherine Voll

Last Saturday the CMAC Middle School boys and girls soccer tournaments were held at Prem.

Prem boys: celebrate their victory!

In the girls’ tournament, all of the teams showed a high level of intensity and there was fierce competition throughout the morning games. In the final rounds of the tournament, NIS tied with GIS 1-1 and CMIS tied with GIS 1-1, showing just how evenly matched the girls’ teams were. CMIS emerged as the overall victor, followed by NIS in second, Prem in third and GIS in fourth place.

CMIS boys celebrate a hard-earned second place.

Participating teams on the boys’ side included CMIS, GIS, APIS, CDSC, Prem, LIST and NIS. Prem, CMIS, NIS and APIS all advanced to the semifinals when CMIS dominated, defeating NIS 2-1. Prem and CMIS headed it off in the finals and, after a long, hard game; the score remained 0-0. Thirteen penalty kicks later, Prem pulled ahead, defeating CMIS 1-0 (14-13 pk’s). Though Prem came out with the victory, both teams, CMIS and Prem played outstanding all-around games.

Thai soccer star gives clinic to young players

By Chin Ratitamkul

Thai national team star football striker, Kiatisak “Zico” Senamuang on November 21 taught football tactics and techniques to Yupparaj Wittayalai School students at a football clinic held at the school. The football training course was organized by the school and the Sponsor energy drink company.

Chiang Mai teachers compete in Bangkok

Simon Greenslade

Anything is a good excuse to get out of the normal routine, and an invitation to Bangkok to compete in a ‘Fun Sport weekend’ against other teachers and their families was the best one could ask for.

Looks like fun and it was fun! (Photo by Miranda Rose)

So a group of staff from Prem Tinsulanonda International School and their families traveled to Bangkok for a weekend of sport. They played netball, volleyball, basketball and touch rugby, competing with and against Bangkok teachers and students.

A fantastic time was had by all and it is hoped that further sporting weekends can be organized to build on the ties being forged between schools from the two cities.

Bicycle World Champ cycles Chiang Mai

Michael Vogt

Max Hrzeler, founder of the Swiss Bicycle Team, organizes regular bicycle camps. However, they are usually in his normal surroundings of the Mediterranean Island of Majorca, Spain. This year he decided to tackle the hills of Chiang Mai.

The group of bike lovers began cycling from the Amari Rincome Hotel and proceeded through the streets of Chiang Mai before climbing ever-upwards into the hills.

With the help of ‘Hotelplan’, he brought a group of 39 bicycle enthusiasts to Chiang Mai. Working on the principle of ‘what goes up must go down’ they discovered the northern roads, from Chiang Mai to Chang Dao to Doi Angkahn.

Following a small ‘pep talk’ given by Max Hrzeler, the multiple Swiss, European and World Champion of 1984, more than one of the onlookers wished he were fit enough to join the group. A police escort accompanied the group of bike lovers from the Amari Rincome Hotel through the streets of Chiang Mai and pointed the way upwards and onwards.

Chiang Rai and Nan win regional World Vision Cup competition

Chin Ratitamkul

The World Vision Foundation (Supanimit), a Christian charity organization, held its football competitions for the two categories up to 12 years and up to 16 years at the 700 year anniversary sports complex.

In the younger group, the champion of the northern region was Ban Loo School from Chiang Rai province. Tha Wangpha Phittaya School from Nan province was victorious in the older category.

Over 1000 students from eight northern provinces participated in the World Vision Cup competition.

Both these teams go through to the final round in December. The two teams as the northern champions for both categories will receive trophies from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The winners of the final rounds in December will receive royal trophies from HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.

In each part of Thailand, the organizing committee chairman for the Supanimit Cup, Chartchai Maneekarn, said there were 37 provinces under Supanimit’s responsibility and all were involved in this tournament.

Chartchai said that in the north, young teams from eight provinces took part, including Chiang Mai, Lampang, Phrae, Lamphun, Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Nan and Chiang Rai.

The sports activity was part of the anti-drug offensive and to give knowledge and awareness about AIDS.

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:

It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!