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Cheers to city’s top cheerleaders

Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce bowls for charity

Chiang Mai Pool League

Futsal players vie for scholarships

Phrae woos visiting athletes

Proficiency Pays Off

CH4 Misdirections

Chiangmai SportRoundup

Cheers to city’s top cheerleaders

Jiraphat Warasin

The northern competition of the "To Be Number One Cheerleader Thailand Championship 2004"was first held in 1997. It was regarded as a success and has spread to other regions of the country to help promote the anti-drugs campaign, as well as sporting events at the national level.

The Chaiphanpong Technology School team in Phayao receives the winners’ purse for the Matthayomsuksa secondary school level.

Participants are primarily students at school, college or university level. To take part in the contest, they must first be members of the To Be Number One project. The northern region round this year was held on June 26-27 at the Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai.

A trophy from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the grand prize awaiting the winner in the final round to be held in Bangkok on August 21 and the local final was arranged by the Office of Narcotics Control Board, Northern Office, the Mental Health Department, Mac Media and Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai.

The Chaiphanpong Technology School team in Phayao won a 30,000 baht scholarship for the Matthayomsuksa secondary school level in the Chiang Mai round.

The Campson School team (left), from Phetchabun province receives their award, while the Kawila School from Chiang Mai and the second runner-up from Watthanothai Payap School (right) receive theirs.

Watthanothai School cheerleaders.

Campson School cheerleader team from Phetchabun province.


Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce bowls for charity

Staff Reporters
Photos by
Nopniwat Krailerg

Chiang Mai MP Pakorn Buranupakorn presided over the opening of a charity bowling tournament organized by the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce (CCC).

Chiang Mai MP Pakorn Buranupakorn tries his hand at bowling in the opening game held at U-Fo Bowl on June 27.

CCC held its 3rd bowling competition at the U-Fo Bowl to celebrate its 26th anniversary. Part of the funds raised will be spent on developing the CCC, which is a public organization working for society as a whole.

The players had chances to win special prizes, such as an air ticket from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, and the top scoring teams were awarded trophies presented in the name of Thai Rak Thai Party politicians.

Chiang Mai MP Pakorn Buranupakorn (center) cuts the ribbon to mark the opening ceremony of the Charity Bowl organized by the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce.

Best male and female scores received trophies from Governor Suwat Tantipat and Mayor Boonlert Buranuprakorn.

The bottom team was consoled with a trophy donated by Jumpol Chutima, president of the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce.


Chiang Mai Pool League


Futsal players vie for scholarships

Jiraphat Warasin

The Under 12s Futsal Open Cup kicked off at the Gymnasium of the Tourism, Sports and Recreation Center, San Patong district, Chiang Mai on June 26. Futsal, for those who think it is a mis-spelling, is the indoor version of football and is officially sanctioned by football’s international governing body, FIFA.

One of the teams taking part.

Thirty-two teams from Chiang Mai and nearby provinces are participating in the event.

Players in the top four teams at the finals on July 4 will get small scholarships worth 2,000 baht, 1,500 baht, 1,000 baht, and 500 baht each.

Withaya Chuayklad, the acting director of the center, said the aim of the tournament is to encourage youth to spend their free time usefully, by playing Futsal and to develop their skills in the game.


Phrae woos visiting athletes

But will they run away too quickly

Payont Yossuprom

Phrae plans to take the athletes participating in the 34th National Games, Region 5 around the city to promote its tourism and sporting venues.

About 4,000 athletes from 15 northern provinces are expected to take part in the Games which Phrae will host from July 2-11.

The province has assigned a public relations committee to promote the tourist sites by arranging a free city tour for the athletes, their coaches, judges, linesmen, ball-boys and entourage.

The committee will offer four tours to natural and cultural sites as part of the tourism push.


Proficiency Pays Off

Cricket Boys work hard!

Linda Buck

Last week the Under 13 cricket squad completed their proficiency course as laid out by the England Coaching Board. The hard work that the boys undertook during their training sessions resulted in 70 percent obtaining the excellent Gold award, and the rest passed the Silver award (these players will retake the course and examination within the next three months).

Notable mark of 94 percent was achieved by Santisuk Ratanachamsakul (Pum), a score very rarely achieved even amongst the England Under 13’s.

Sunday June 27 saw the Under 13’s continuing their match play experience with mixed sides which included men from the Chiang Mai seniors and some of the boy’s sponsors. The boys bowling throughout the day was of a much improved standard, notably from Thongrop Tasiti (Dan) who bowled the senior Chiang Mai batsman. Phansang Jangtagul (Non) who had an exceptional spell of spin bowling, and useful bowling performances also came from Kirk Penney, Yuthaphum Silikaet (Fluke), Nattapon Wonghlan (Bank) and Don Kunanusorn (Don).

In the batting, sponsors and senior players where very impressed with the skills of Panupong Prinyaruk (Tong 1), Basurat Guntabupha (Nai), Bank, and Kirk Penney.

Chiang Mai Schools Cricket Alliance and the Chiang Mai Senior Players would like to make this a regular event, helping the development of the boys. For further information regarding the Chiang Mai Schools Cricket Alliance please contact Linda Buck on [email protected]


CH4 Misdirections

This Saturday the Happy Hash runs at: The Mae Sa Valley Road (take the road to Mae Rim past Mae Rim turn left, it’s about 2-3 km past the Bungy Jump). The Hare is Burrito Bud. Run starts at 17.00, bus leaves Fish n Chips at 16.00. There is a great ON ON at a restaurant afterwards.