Teens bounce, wiggle
and gyrate in search of fame
Teen Aerobics and Dancercise Thailand Championship 2005
The ‘To be Number One’ Teen Aerobics & Dancercise
Thailand Championship 2005 was held on February 5 the Central Airport Plaza,
Chiang Mai to find the most talented team in the North.
Beat pose after the contest.
The Body Beat team from Chiang Mai turned out to be the
champion of the contest and was awarded a 20,000 baht scholarship. Body Beat
will compete in the national round as a representative of the Northern
Runners up were U.N. Dance from Uttradit and Dance
Theater from Kam Phaengpetch. Awesome Unity from Phitsanuloke and J.K. Cheer
from Lamphun were praised for being outstanding.
members of Body Beat after winning the ‘To Be Number One’ Teen Aerobics
and Dancercise Thailand Championship 2005.
This contest is part of the ‘To Be Number One’ project sponsored by
the Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health and aims to
promote the value of exercising among Thai teenagers and draw them away from
narcotics, in which aim they are supported by Chiangmai Mail’s
Chiang Mai Invitational Basketball Tournament
Kristen Davey, CMIS Athletic Director
Each year in February, Chiang Mai International School
(CMIS) hosts a high school basketball tournament for teams from international
schools from across Thailand, held at the SEA Games 700 Year Anniversary
stadium. This year the 8th annual tournament will be held on Friday and
Saturday, February 18-19, with 12 teams (six boys teams and six girls teams)
students train daily and are very excited about the annual Chiang Mai
Invitational Basketball Tournament, which is this year hosted by CMIS.
The community is welcome to attend!
We have invited some of the best international school
teams from Bangkok to join us each year. This year the American School of
Bangkok, the Thai-Chinese International School, the Ruamrudee International
School and the International Community School will be competing. The local
international schools will include Grace and Prem International Schools, and,
of course, the tournament host, Chiang Mai International School.
Games begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, February 18 with the
capping ‘Friendship Game’ scheduled for 5.45 p.m. The Friendship Game is
just for fun where Chiang Mai and Bangkok teams combine players into two
teams of boys and girls - Thailand’s north versus south!
On Saturday the tournament continues at 9 a.m. and finishes with the
Championship games at 3 p.m. (girls) and 4.30 p.m. (boys). An awards ceremony
will follow shortly after. We invite all the local basketball fans and
enthusiast to come and join in the fun! Come cheer our local teams on and
enjoy watching some the best high school basketball in Thailand. Contact
Kristen Davey ([email protected]) for further information.
as youth anti-drug project
The most popular sport among Chiang Mai youths is now
Taekwando, the Korean style self-defense martial art.
Because the cost of learning and engaging in the new
popularsport is high, Chiang Mai municipality, youth and citizen centers and
the Chiang Mai stadium are now cooperating to form a Lanna Taekwando club for
children over five years, as well as other interested people, to practice
Taekwando. The club aims to bring out hidden talent and prepare participants
for the national athletic championships.
a popular sport for young and old.
The class at the municipality stadium will be trained by
Taekwando black belts Prof. Pitthaya Srisuwan and Prof. Cholathip Kasemsuk. The
class is under the control of Prof. Lee Sungkee, a 5th
level Taekwando black belt expert.
The fee for stadium maintenance and other fees are 450 baht per month.
Participants are requested to bring their own tracksuits. The class runs from
5.30-7 p.m. everyday except Monday.
Sports Authority of Thailand to hold pistol training
Will the hit-men be more accurate?
In an amazing decision, the Sports Authority of Thailand
(SAT), is arranging pistol training courses during February 26-27, 2005 at the
700 Year Anniversary Stadium.
The course will focus on how to use a gun according to
safety procedures and the laws relating to gun use. The press release from the
SAT does not mention any details as to who should be in possession of pistols,
Rujira Premmanon, director of the SAT, Region 5, said that
prior to this basic level course for automatic pistol use, the SAT had four
times previously arranged courses for semi-automatic pistols and revolvers.
This training course will cover both semi-automatic pistols
and revolvers. It will run for two days and gun experts will teach both the
theory and practice to learners. Those completing the course without killing
anyone will get a certificate of approval from SAT, Region 5. It is emphasized
that this certificate is not a license to kill.
For more information, please contact 0-5321-0825.
Blacklisted gunmen still free after the elections need not apply.
Chiang Mai Pool league