Cheers to city’s top cheerleaders
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
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
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.
School cheerleader team from Phetchabun province.
Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce bowls for charity
Chiang Mai MP Pakorn Buranupakorn presided over the
opening of a charity bowling tournament organized by the Chiang Mai Chamber
of Commerce (CCC).
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
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.
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
vie for scholarships
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
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
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
Phrae plans to take the athletes participating in the 34th
National Games, Region 5 around the city to promote its tourism and sporting
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!
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
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
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]
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