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Tennis Is My Dream

Mae Phong School convincing winners at Saimoon

CMIS basketball teams tough it out in Bangkok tournament

From Phuket to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

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Tennis Is My Dream

Becky Lomax

Retired university professor and avid tennis player and teacher, Ajarn Boonsong presents a Columbia jacket to Lek.

Columbia Sportswear Company in the United States has donated a selection of sports jackets to the participants of Tennis Is My Dream, a voluntary organization that teaches tennis to underprivileged children. Traveling to Baan Chiang Mai last Saturday, representatives from the company distributed an assortment of jackets to sixteen happy teenagers who drew numbers for the distribution. Tennis Is My Dream holds tennis clinics at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium, providing 20 hours of tennis instruction by professional tennis coaches to youngsters from local homes and schools.

Mae Phong School convincing winners at Saimoon

Linda Buck
Photo by Eric Little

On Saturday 22nd January, Saimoon School at Hang Dong were the hosts of the Sawasdee Cricket Tournament, with eight schools in the competition.

Mae Pong G6 Champions with their proud trainers.

Group A included Pha Nai Deang, Pha Phong, Prince Royal’s College and Sahagoon 2/Prem International Schools, and in group B were Saimoon, Mae Pong, Rong Or and Choung Doi, a new school to cricket.

Sahagoon/Prem from group A and Mae Pong from group B won their way to meet in the final. The runners up, Pha Nai Deang met hosts Saimoon in the third and fourth play-off, with Saimoon taking the third place slot.

Sahagoon/Prem were put in to bat and scored 214 in their innings, which was never going to be enough for the very talented Mae Pong side who made 249 for a convincing win.

The standard of cricket, and especially the running between the wickets of Mae Pong boys was the highlight of the tournament. They have developed as cricketers and many of the boys from this school look to be considered for the new Under-13 squad that is currently being formed.

Chiang Mai Schools Cricket Alliance were extremely honoured that Khun Somporn Juangroongruangkit, owner of the Thai Summit Group of Companies, took the time to travel from Bangkok to present the young players with their medals.

For further information on junior cricket in Chiang Mai, please visit our website at or email [email protected]

CMIS basketball teams tough it out in Bangkok tournament

Kristen Davey, CMIS athletic director

The Varsity Boys and Girls basketball teams from Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) toughed it out at the International School Bangkok (ISB) Friendship Tournament last weekend in Bangkok. The students and chaperones experienced a long 13 hour train ride to Bangkok, and after breakfast checked in to our hotel for a little naptime before the tournament began.

The competition featured some of the best basketball teams in Bangkok. The girls played their games with a lot of heart and didn’t give up. The rivalry was tough and even though the girls didn’t win, they learned a lot from the process.

The boys’ first game was with the Bangkok Christian College, rated second in the nation. They were big and mean! We had some injuries, which set us back, with our center Michiel Van den Berg out with a bad knee for the rest of the tournament. The boys pressed on and filled in the gaps. They all played impressively and bravely despite the absence of their teammate.

The highlight was the final match with Bangkok Patana School. CMIS boys kept a close lead and won the game after an impressive and stressful 4th quarter. We were bruised and sore, but the Eagle spirit was flying high as we boarded the return train to Chiang Mai.

ISB were wonderful hosts and may come to visit our school and play our boys again this season. Our players were satisfied with their experience and will go back to the game with new knowledge about what they need to do in the CMAC basketball season in Chiang Mai.

From Phuket to Chiang Mai

Hope Watcharaprecha

Biking for Education is a project supporting the Chalermprakiat School for girls in Pasang, Lampoon province. David Curtz, a Canadian living in Chiang Mai, whose wife Dittaya is a Chiang Mai Zontian, cycled from Phuket to Chiang Mai in nine days, and collected 300,000 baht in goods and cash for the 250 school children.

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai runs on Mondays every 2 weeks. If you need a lift from the Hash House Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 4 pm please Call 09 99 358 27 before 3 pm.

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 hash. Runs every Saturday. Pick up from Hash House Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 3.30 pm.

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.

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