AIS Golf competition
at Gassan Khuntan
Advance Info Service (AIS) held the Serenade the Ultimate
Golf Talent for its exclusive clients at the Gassan Khuntan golf course in
Doi-Tee district, Lamphun on December 3.
Tanwisut, director of the Regional Operation Center-Northern Region prepares
to hit the first gold golf ball at the opening of the Serenade the Ultimate
Golf Talent. One wonders if the women behind him are the serenaders.
Presiding over the tournament were Pongsak Tanwisut,
director of the Regional Operation Center Northern Region, and Ratthakarn
Jumpaman, marketing manager of the AIS Northern Region.
Tanwisut (third left, 2nd row), Ratthakarn Jumpaman (first left, 2nd row),
marketing manager of the AIS Northern Region; celebrity, Ammarin “Am”
Nitipol (first left, front row) and his two friends (on his left) played in
Overall low gross
Surat Tipyanetra, 79
Overall low net
Somboon Leelathitikul, 68
Low gross flight A (0-12)
1. Keerati Biangbuab, 80
2. Kittichai Jeewasantikarn, 81
Low gross flight B (13-18)
1. Chartchai Nareenartmetikul, 83
2. Pornthep Jiamsakul, 83
Low gross flight C (19-24)
1. Chukiat Jantranpoon, 86
2. Wichien Kuanchom, 88
Low net flight A (0-12)
1. Chalermporn Kanthana, 70
2. Auayporn Nilkamhaeng, 73
Low net flight B (13-18)
1. Preecha Niyomkul, 70
2. Napatra Koomklod, 68
Low net flight C (19-24)
1. Jakkrit Saenkamkard, 68
2. Sorasak Intakan, 68
Low net flight (0-24) star
Chatchai Chabamnej, 71
Golf tournament raises
1 million baht for CMU Alumni Club
The Chiang Mai University’s Mass Communication Alumni
Club organized a Charity Golf Competition at the Royal Thai Army’s golf
course in Bangkok on November 14, to celebrate the university’s 40th
president of Chiang Mai University, Prof Pongsak Angkasith (left), with the
Thailand Tobacco Monopoly team at the trophy presentation.
“It is wonderful that various organizations and
companies have sent over 60 teams to compete for the HRH Princess Sirindhorn
trophy,” said Nongnart Harnwilai, president of the CMU’s Mass
Communication Alumni Club.
The Alumni Club raised approximately 1 million baht from
this charity golf tournament. The income will be used to support projects
established by the Faculty of Mass Communication and needy students studying
there, he said.
The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly team from the Treasury Ministry won the
tournament and the trophy.
World tennis superstars in
25 million baht match line-up
New Year countdown with Venus!
Superstars Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova will play at a
tennis match to be held at Chiang Mai’s 700 Year Anniversary Stadium on
January 2. Thai tennis greats Tammarine Thanasukarn and Suchanun Viruchprasert
will also join in the tournament.
It will be held on the outdoor tennis court with the
spectacular backdrop of Doi Suthep, and will be broadcast to 45 countries
through the ESPN sports network.
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) committees in Bangkok
approved a 25 million baht budget for the “2005 Invitational Tennis”. TAT
believes that this match starring both Sharapova and Williams will create a
positive image for Thailand and promote Thailand as a world destination,
especially among tourist groups from Russia and the US where the two tennis
superstars were born.
Of the budget allocated, 20.1 million baht will be used to
pay the four players, while the rest will be spent on advertising, news
announcements, transport, the welcoming party and other organizing expenses.
Besides participating in the tournament, Maria and Venus will also participate
in other activities, such as the opening of a tennis clinic for Thai youth and
the New Year’s countdown party in Chiang Mai.
Tickets for the event, priced at 1,500 baht, are available
at the Thai Ticket Master located on the first floor of Central Airport Plaza
Thai Navy graduates sink Chiang Mai Press team 1-0 in soccer friendly
A soccer friendly between the Royal Thai Navy Chief of Staff
Academy and the Chiang Mai Press was played at Wing 41’s main field on
Press team players (in white) with the Royal Thai Navy Chief of Staff Academy
players (in blue) at the friendly.
Captain Apichart Panyachartwat brought the academy’s
graduates to Chiang Mai as part of an educational trip, and playing football
was apparently part of it, though the education was for the opponents!
The navy boys poured cold water on the hopes of the Chiang
Mai Press, displaying superior technique and teamwork. However, the Press team,
with pens and notebooks clutched and ready, managed to defend successfully up
till half time, with the scores at nil all.
In the second half, the news hounds played their ‘wild card’, the
Chiangmai Mail’s representative, number 17, Saksit Meesubkwang, but despite
bending it like Beckham and playing like Pele, the press could not stop the
Academy team which managed to land the only goal of the match, scored in the
65th minute from the boot of Lt Commander Samphan Na-ngam.
Chiang Mai Bowling Club to host the Mekong Friendship comp in 2005
The Two Mekong Lands Bowling Club has assigned the Chiang
Mai Bowling Club to host the Mekong Friendship Bowling Championship in
February, 2005, announced by the chairman of the Chiang Mai Bowling Club,
Six members of the Two Mekong Lands Bowling Club will
participate in the competition including the Vientiane Bowling Club from Lao,
Khon Kaen Bowling Club, Udonthani Bowling Club, Korat Bowling Club, Lampang
Bowling Club and Chiang Mai Bowling Club.
It appears that the Chiang Mai Bowling Club will use the
U-FO Bowling as a venue but the exact landing date is not yet confirmed.
The defending champions are the Vientiane Bowling Club,
victorious in the last tournament in Vientiane.
Chiang Mai-Bangkok Badminton Open scheduled for October next year
Mark your calendar
Showing that it’s never too early to get excited about a
badminton tourney, officials announced that Chiang Mai will host the Chiang
Mai-Bangkok Badminton Open October 17-25 at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium
The Chiang Mai and Bangkok Badminton Training Centers take
turns holding the event. They are looking for the best badminton players from
all over Thailand, who will have nearly an entire year to get ready.
The winners will have an opportunity to garner royal
trophies from His Majesty the King.
The Chiang Mai Badminton Training Center will send an
invitation to Her Serene Highness Siriwanwaree Mahidol to compete in the event,
as the Princess is one of the most talented badminton players in this country.