Women’s Footy Fest
Chiang Mai province invites all football lovers to watch
eight matches of the Women’s Under-19s Football Championship at the 700
Year Anniversary Stadium this month. The matches are six first round and two
second round competitions.
under-19 women’s national team (in white) played Singapore (in red) in the
friendly match on October 23 at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium, beating
the Singapore 3-1.
The first round matches will take place from November 10
to 16. On November 13, at 5.00 p.m., the match between China and Italy will
take place followed by Brazil and Nigeria at 7.45 p.m.
Thailand will play Australia on November 16 at 5.00 p.m.
followed by Italy against Nigeria at 7.45 p.m.
The second round competition will take place on November 21. At 5 p.m.,
the match will be between the winning team from group A and the second
runner-up team from group B or group C. At 7.45 p.m. the winner from group C
will play the second runner-up team from group B or A.
Soccer tourney final next month
Four teams are in the traditional annual football
tournament, which this year will take place from October 30 to December 2,
when the final round will be announced.
Mai University (purple and orange shirts) defeated Wing 41 by the score of
1-0. (Photo by Saksit Meesubkwang)
The four teams are from Chiang Mai University alumni, Wing
41 airmen, Prince’s Royal College alumni, and Chiang Mai Provincial
Electricity Authority officials. They are made up of mixed sides of young men
and seniors. The matches will take place at the Wing 41 football field every
weekend until December 2.
Last Saturday saw the opening match between Chiang Mai University and Wing
41. CMU beat their airmen rivals 1-0. The only goal of the day was produced
in the 29th minute.
The Square Ring: Yoddamrong fails in bid to unseat French champion
by Howie Reed
It was no secret that Yoddamrong Sithyodthong (40-2-1) was
in deep water last Tuesday when he challenged Mahyar Monshipour (26-2) for the
WBA Super Bantam crown in Paris at Bercy Sports Arena. With his manager Mr.
Songchai and Madame Songchai in the crowd along with another 25 friends from
the Land of Smiles this would be his second attempt to retain the crown he lost
on a 8th round KO to Osamu Sato. Some in the boxing community felt that when
Yoddamrong won the title from Yober Oretga in February of 2002 he got all the
breaks as the big underdog. “Scorching heat of over 100 degrees in open air
lot. Heat a tremendous factor in Ortega’s performance. Underdog Thai’s
footspeed a key factor in surprising win.”
None of that was in play as Mahyar Monshipour (26-2-2) was devastating when
he retained his title with a stoppage over 6 stanza’s. “It was a one-sided
contest, with Monshipour forcing the action and impressively outgunning the
brave Sithyodthong. In round six, the defending champ floored his foe with a
left hook to the liver; Sithyodthong beat the count but Panamanian referee
Guillermo Perez was forced to stop the fight a few seconds later, with the Thai
challenger defenseless against another Monshipour’s series. It was the third
title defense for the Iranian-born Monshipour.” There is no doubt but that
Sithyodthong made a brave and concerted effort. Monshipour is probably the best
in the division, he was fighting at home and those are big odds to over come
under the best of situations.
Saturday City Walks
- for the fit!
Look for the man with the red umbrella
Thais, local expats and visitors have been invited on weekly walks for
fitness, health, sightseeing and camaraderie, but you have to be prepared to
walk 8 km in two hours.
Every walk will have one refreshment break and brief water
pauses. The walks are not paced for window shopping or frequent photo stops but
for people to have exercise in a group.
November 20 will be a long walk. Meeting point is on the
east side of Thapae Gate at 8.30 a.m. going west through the old city,
continuing along Suthep Road, past Wat Suandok, and through SRI Fitness park
and garden. The walk will continue west through Chiang Mai University campus,
past the pool, clock tower, library, gardens towards the scenic Ang Kew Lake
where a refreshment stop is planned. Return is via Songthaew. If you feel fit
to join, look for the man with the red umbrella. If you need more information,
please email: [email protected]
Cheerleaders get ready
for women’s football fest
A cheerleaders contest to promote the under-19 women’s
World Football Championship is being held as part of the campaign to promote
Many schools in Chiang Mai including Wattano Tai Payap,
Kawila, Yupparat, Suksa Songkroh, Nawamin, San Pathong Wittayakom, Payap
Technology College as well as Mae Jo and Payap universities have joined the
The committee arranging the championship has earmarked
200,000 baht to promote the competition. The campaign includes the cheerleaders
team contest, according to Dr Santi Pongpandecha, manager of Chiang Mai
football fields for FIFA Championship.
“The contest will not only help in filling the stadium
space for every match, it will also provide an opportunity for Chiang Mai
students to watch the international sporting event,” said Pongpandecha.
at Terry Fox run
Prem International School
turned up in full force to represent the school at the recent Terry Fox Run,
which was organized by the Fours Seasons Resort and held at the 700 Year
Anniversary Stadium. Despite the early hours, teachers and students had a great
time, and everyone was more than willing to support this worthy cause (cancer
research), whilst gaining some healthy exercise at the same time.
Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”
CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai is picked up from the
Hash House Pub on Mondays at 16.00 once every 2 weeks. Pick up can be arranged
from Fish and Chips shop as well.
CUM H3 is a male run. Pick-up every Tuesday at 4 pm from
Fish ‘n Chip Shop, Ratchawitti Road (opposite Irish Pub). A fun run for
males. No committee.
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.
Chiang Mai’s Happy H3 is a new club with a mixture of
traditional values and progressive thinking. Very democratic, good runs and
“on on’s” guaranteed. On on on at Clubroom. Pick-up from Fish ‘n Chip
Shop, Ratchawitti Road, 4 p.m. every Saturday.
BH3 female hash (Harriettes) runs once a month on the last
Sunday of the month. Pickup from Hash House Pub on the corner of Soi 2 at Moon
Muang Rd. is at 3.30 p.m. during the winter and 4 p.m. during the summer.
For more information visit:
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!