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Fourth Annual Tennis Consulate Cup - a three day affair

Archery in Chiang Mai

CMU celebrates success of Suranaree Games athletes

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

Chiang Mai Pool league

Chiangmai SportRoundup

Fourth Annual Tennis Consulate Cup - a three day affair

Linda Santitharangkul

The U.S. Consulate General’s eagerly anticipated Consulate Cup IV tennis tournament went off without a hitch last weekend, when 16 eager doubles players competed for two tacky trophies and had a lot of fun. Well, maybe there were some hitches - if you count dashed hopes and faded dreams of taking the trophies this time around.

Even though Henry is clutching the trophy as if it’s his, he’s actually passing it on (from left to right) to tennis buddy Chai, who battled to victory with his wife and partner, Lindy, 6-2, 6-4 in the final. Steve and Gai were tough competitors and runners-up. U.S. Consul General Bea Camp (far right) made the presentation.

Without mentioning names in this sentence, 14 people had to settle for T-shirts, while one partnership got the gold and the glory, and held onto their championship which had been wrestled from the grasp of Montana “Gai” of Bake and Bite in 2003, and her new partner Steve, of Consulate fame. Steve, who hasn’t touched a racket in maybe 10 years, helped his partner out so much they got into the final, but the team couldn’t quite take the trophy away from reigning champs Chai and Lindy.

Three Consulates were ably represented in competition Saturday morning, with German Consul Hagen and his wife and talented partner Wanphen (pair on left) moving into the second round after dashing the trophy-taking hopes of the U.S. Consulate’s Henry and Japanese CG Shinohara (on the right).

Making it into the semi finals were Kristen and Frank, along with the German Consulate’s Hagen and Wanpen. Throwing their hats into the ring to make the competition stiff and fun were AUA teachers James and Dan, the Consulate’s own David and Mike, the father and son team of Tom and Kyle, and the U.S. Consulate Management Officer Henry, teaming up with Consul General Shinohara of Japan.

Frank and Kristen (left) demonstrated their tennis prowess against David and Mike (right) in first round play Friday evening.

Perhaps the biggest perk of the three-day affair was the delight the spectators took in observing, with a majority of those watching promising to take the sport up in time for the next competition (as long as it’s at least a year away). Indeed, winning the trophy looked like a cinch to them. They even managed to make a wave at one point to spur on the players.

The winners were honored to have the trophies presented by U.S. Consul General Bea Camp and ‘wanna-be-winner’ Consul Henry Jardine before a barbecue for all involved.


Archery in Chiang Mai

Nopniwat Krailerg

Chiang Mai Bow, operated by Briton John Moore, is situated opposite Green Valley Housing Estate in Mae Rim district, Chiang Mai, and has become a new sporting attraction for Chiang Mai people. The grand opening was held on February 12 to introduce archery to the public.

John Moore explains the secrets of archery to students from Prem and Nakorn Payap International Schools.

Dang Moore, John’s wife, showed off her skill, as did students from Nakorn Payap International School and Prem International School in an archery competition. Students from Prem won with a score 1226 defeating the nearest competitors who score 1169.

The students enjoy a friendly competition after the instructions.

Chiang Mai Bow’s talented archers include Scott Clark, who scored highest, and last year’s champion Kate Sheffield from UK.

Chiang Mai Bow opens daily from 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Each round takes four hours costing 600 baht with all equipment provided. Reservations can be made at 0-9952-6816.

Ribbon cutting with a bow instead of a pair of scissors - a first in Chiang Mai.


CMU celebrates success of Suranaree Games athletes

Given financial rewards making them ‘professionals’

Staff reporters

Chiang Mai University director, Prof. Pongsak Angkasit, celebrated the success of the local university athletes in the 32nd University League, who won a total of 67 medals at the ‘Suranaree Games’ hosted by the Technology Suranaree University in Nakon Ratchasima province January 8-15, 2005.

CMU athletes won 18 gold medals, 18 silver medals, and 31 bronze. CMU rewarded the gold medallists with 10,000 baht each, 5,000 baht for the silver medallists and 3,000 baht for the bronze winners.


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: http://www.geocities.com/chiangmaih3/.

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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