Sport activities held
for aged people
Short sprints with the old
Walking on stilts, much to
Having fun yet?
The Aged Peoples Association of Chiang Mai in cooperation
with the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organization held a day of
sports for elderly people on February 14 at the Municipal Stadium. The sport
aimed to build networks between aged peoples’ clubs throughout Chiang Mai
and promote exercising among the older groups.
Prof Dr Pongsiri Pardthanadee, president of the Aged Peoples Council of
Chiang Mai, said that the sports event was held by demand of 940 aged people
in clubs in 24 districts of Chiang Mai who wished to conserve Thai
traditional sports and promote good health. The event was supported by the
Office of Health and the Aged People Operation Networks Promotion Office. 10
entertaining traditional sports were competed at the event and Chiang Mai
Governor Suwat Tantipat presided.
Go Putt Putt, crazy golf with 18 world-wide holes
Go Putt Putt, an indoor crazy golf has been recently
introduced to Chiang Mai as a new choice for children of all ages to have fun
and for adults to relax after work.
the African Savannah
Go Putt Putt says it has charm and challenge, as at each
of the 18 holes there is a replica of important architecture from 18 cities
to make you think, if you have a good enough imagination, that you have
traveled around the world.
The first hole features New Zealand, the second has Switzerland until you
get to Thailand. For those exhausted by traveling in 18 countries in a short
time, food and drink is also served.
Chiang Mai Sixes – looking like the best one yet
Sir Mick Jagger or Sir Vivian Richards or perhaps both?
The 18th Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes is scheduled
to take place from March 27 - April 2 in the grounds of the 107 year old
Chiengmai Gymkhana Club. A total of 31 teams from 11 different countries are
lined up to play in this year’s tournament, which has been expanded to a full
seven days and promises to be one of the biggest ever.
Sixes Cup Winners - the “Yesnowaitsorries” team from England will be back
to defend their title at this year’s tournament.
The event also helps promote the development of cricket in
Thailand. It will include on an adjacent field competition for the 6th Sixes
Sawasdee Cricket Cup for Thai junior school teams. As we go to press,
negotiations are well underway to try to bring Sir Vivian Richards to this
year’s Sixes. The former West Indies captain was named recently by the world
cricketing ‘bible’ Wisden as one of “five greatest cricketers of the 20th
century”. An invitation has also been delivered to another knight – Sir
Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones star is a keen cricket supporter and player,
and it is hoped he might find time to visit the Sixes. Apart from these two
major stars, a number of current and former professionals will, as usual, play
with participating teams.
As the Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes turns 18 years
old this year it is probably the world’s biggest and most popular amateur
cricket tournament. With upwards of 300 visitors traveling from overseas to
Chiang Mai for the Sixes every year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is
pleased to support the event. It is now Chiang Mai’s longest running
international sports event, and remains a vibrant and gloriously enjoyable week
of sport and socializing. Many of the same club teams and players return year
after year to what the tournament director of the past 15 years, Maurice
Bromley, calls “first and foremost a friendship event”.
Chiang Mai Sixes is judged each year by participants and spectators alike on
the amount of good fun, good friendship and good cricket it generates. It
promises a pleasant, relaxed week in the rather idyllic cricket setting of the
old Gymkhana Club. Six-a-side cricket is perfect for tournament format (40
minutes per match, fast and exciting to play and watch). Spectators are very
much welcomed. Entry is free, there is shaded seating and a friendly all-day
bar right on the boundary. So visitors may enjoy a cold beer or soft drink, eat
lunch, and enjoy the action. Cricket action runs every day from Sunday March 27
to Saturday April 2 starting at 8.30 a.m. and running through about 14 matches
until around 5.30 pm.
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!
Hang Dong Tesco Lotus supports Junior Cricket
Tesco Lotus have pulled out all the stops for Chiang Mai
Schools Cricket Alliance over the last two weekends, when they sectioned off
part of their car park to allow children to be shown how to start playing the
game of cricket.
Qualified coaches were in attendance, and many Thai children
who had not seen the game watched in silence, gradually getting nearer and
nearer the net, eventually plucking up the courage to have a go. Some very
simple coaching enabled them to hit the ball after a short time, which
encouraged them to continue.
Our thanks go to Matee Intrajak, Store Director Manager at
Hang Dong and his team who helped organizing the event, and Steve Penney who
put together the training net, avoiding too many claims for dented cars!
If you missed this opportunity to see what is happening with
junior cricket in Chiang Mai, please come along to our ‘Everything Stops For
Tea’ on Sunday, February 27, at the Gymkhana Golf Club, Chiang Mai.
There will be an exhibition game of junior cricket from 11
a.m. – 12.30 p.m., a wonderful afternoon cricket tea being served from 12.30,
and a senior game from 1.30 until 5 p.m.
This event is complimentary and serves as a platform for showing junior
cricket, also an opportunity for a family fun day. There will be a bar
available, and a raffle, also stalls selling merchandise. No charge for the day
but donations will be accepted. For further information please contact Linda
Buck, 07 191 3807.