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Women’s Footy Fest in November

Soccer tourney final next month

The Square Ring

Saturday City Walks - for the fit!

Cheerleaders get ready for women’s football fest

Prem well-represented at Terry Fox run

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

Chiangmai SportRoundup

Women’s Footy Fest in November

Editorial Staff

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.

Thai 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

Staff reporters

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.

Chiang 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

Autsadaporn Kamthai

A cheerleaders contest to promote the under-19 women’s World Football Championship is being held as part of the campaign to promote the event.

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 contest.

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.

Prem well-represented 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:

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