Exhibition Cricket – Come and join the fun
Junior cricket in Chiang Mai has come a long way since it
started four years ago. Popularity is making people sit up and take notice
of this activity that is played by both boys and girls from as young as
eight or nine years until (as in David Buck’s case) eternity!
says girls can’t play cricket? Just come and try out!
Tesco Lotus has been following the progress of
cricket here in Chiang Mai, with the Senior Vice President of Corporate
Affairs, Justin Barnett, paying a visit during the Chiang Mai Sixes last
year to see the set up for junior cricket. With the co-operation of Justin
Barnett and his Store Directing Manager at Hang Dong, Matee Intrajak, we are
delighted to report that exhibition cricket will be played in a section of
the car park area at Hang Dong Tesco Lotus on Saturday 5, Sunday 6, Saturday
12, and Sunday February 13, 2005 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
These sessions will be carefully supervised by a qualified cricket coach,
in a protective netting area. Any child wishing to come and watch, or
participate in the ‘Cricket for Beginners’ competition, will be warmly
welcomed. For further information on these sessions, please contact Linda
Buck on thaibucks2003@lox info.co.th or telephone 07 191 3807.
Vocational college runs second mini marathon
To celebrate its 72nd
anniversary, the Chiang Mai Vocational College held the 2nd
mini marathon in Chiang Mai on January 30, 2005, to
encourage students and people to exercise. Sumaree Juljerm, Vocational
College Committee Office, presiding over the opening ceremony explained that
the mini marathon began in 1994.
at the mini marathon.
There were two activities: the 10.5 kilometers mini
marathon on the canal path outside town, and the walking for good health on
the three kilometer road in Chiang Mai. Some of the income from the mini
marathon will be used to provide educational equipment for students of the
The mini marathon received a good response from teachers and students from
the college, professor and parents club, the alumni club, the runners club,
government and private organizations in Chiang Mai and other nearby
Paintball attraction for youth in Chiang Mai
Painting each other red, rather than the town!
Chiang Mai is starting to feature more attractions suitable
for the younger generation. One such is the newly opened Chiangmai Paintball
Club on the highway close to Kwan Wiang Village. Despite looking like a war
zone, it is a very physically and even mentally challenging game which will
soon be known to the youth in the Northern area.
the heat of the moment
The desert-like site, which has a protective perimeter net
for stray shots, features a 40m x 80m play area, suitable for paintball and
air-soft battles for up to 20 players. It also contains a wide selection of
obstacles to hide behind to make the battle more exciting, including barrels,
boxes and stacks of tires.
The fee for an individual person to play a round of
paintball is 350 baht and includes course fee, gun rental, gas, a protective
vest, camouflage suit, gloves, a full-face mask and 50 paintballs. Additional
paintballs cost three baht each. All paintball guns are imported from the US.
The paint is a non-permanent, oil-like substance, contained within a small
plastic casing which bursts open on impact. No air-soft guns are available for
rental but the course is open to owners of air-soft weapons. The range also
offers a package with transport and refreshments.
Although there is no age restriction, younger players will
need to be accompanied by an adult in order to play. If it is desired, some
course staff will suit up and provide moving targets if the children are too
young to shoot at each other! Being hit by a paint ball at a distance closer
than seven meters will result in bruises, and is deemed dangerous and should
not be done.
The field is open for use daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information
call Asa Chantaworn at 06 700 0168.
Phitsanulok wins the
2nd Northern Youth Football Championship
The first division of the Education Office in Uttaradit was
the host of the Youth football championship matches between students from 15
Northern provinces. The games were played at the Uttaradit Darunee Sport Center
from January 23–27, 2005.
Mai’s 12 year olds became vice champion.
The champion of the football league 15 year olds is the team
from Phitsanulok province, with Phetchaboon second prize losing the final 4-2.
Third place was held by Uttaradit scoring 4-2 against Nan province in the
semi-finals. The champion for the 12 year olds was again Phitsanulok from
Chiang Mai and Phetchaboon.
All six winning teams will represent the northern region to compete in the
national league with other regions for the second Princess Sirindhorn cup.
Chiang Mai Stadium to be renovated
15 mio baht for improvements to 700 Year Anniversary Stadium
Rujira Premmanon, director of the Sport Center of Thailand in
Region 5, inspected the Chiang Mai Stadium after the tennis match between Venus
Williams and Maria Sharapova in early January as it has not been improved since
the 18th SEA Games that were held in 1995. She will ask
for approval of the 14.8 million budget from the government to proceed with the
The draft budget includes 2.8 million baht to be used for
the public address system, 2.6 million baht for the electricity system and 9.4
million baht for the Main Stadium Building covering lavatories, murals,
developing the view and repairing damaged floors.
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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