Tennis Is My Dream
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
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
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
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 www.cmsca-juniorcricket-thailand.com or email thaibucks2003@
CMIS basketball teams tough it out in Bangkok tournament
Kristen Davey, CMIS athletic
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
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
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
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
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.
For more information visit:
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money
plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!
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