SPORT ROUNDUP

Archery

Chiang Mai Bow Archery Club in Mae Rim. Courses for target shooting with ongoing instructions, club tournaments. Relaxing clubhouse for socializing. Tel John 0 7800 4791 or Daeng 0 9952 6816

Bungee Jump

Jungle Bungee is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. The only fully licensed and insured Bungee in Asia. Operating to New Zealand standards since 1992. A 50-meter (165 ft.) jump over water. Face the ultimate challenge. Tel./fax: 053 298 442, mobile: 01 885 1912.

Chiengmai Gymkhana Club

Chiengmai Gymkhana Club 349 Chiang Mai - Lampoon Road (opposite electricity offices). Golf course, tennis and squash courts, cricket nets, snooker room, restaurant, and bar. Open to non-members, membership applications welcome. Tel. 053 241 035, e-mail: [email protected]

Cricket

Chiang Mai Schools Cricket Alliance - Chairman Khun Puttivat Poshyanoda, secretary Peter Dawson, 181/118 Moo 3, Moobahn Chotana Nivate 2, Photaram Road, Chang Puak, Chiang Mai 50300, tel. 053 216 132, e-mail- peterdaw @cm. ksc. co.th Member schools: Prince Royal College, Montfort College, Chiang Mai International School, Lanna International School, Prem, Wat Pa Peng, Sai Moon, Rong Or, Sahagon, Bann Nam Phrae, Baan Dong, Wat Sri Ping Muang and Horpra School. For further information telephone Linda Buck on 0 7191 3807.

Darts

Darts matches to be arranged at the “Hole-in-the-Wall” on 39/7-8 Rachamanka Road. Anyone interested in darts, kindly contact 053 283 824.

Fitness

FT-Fitness Thailand, Chiang Mai’s World Class Fitness Center offers daily fitness classes to suit your requirements. Located on the second floor of Rimping Supermarket-Chotana, next to Novotel, open daily from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. English speaking instructors and many ‘low season specials’. Separate sauna and lockers for men and women. Some of the courses that can be booked to enhance your personnel fitness are: Intro Aerobics, Hi/Lo, a pure cardio workout with challenging and dynamic Hi-Low, Power Combat, developed from a range of self-defenses such as boxing, Karate and Tae Kwan Do, Yoga/Pilates, which is a combination of meditation and stretching techniques. Tel. 0 5341 0036.

Handball

Handball players wanted to play at Gymkhana golf club. Beginners welcome. If interested call John Valentine at (01-0237293). It’s a great workout and great fun.

Mini Golf

Inter Mini Golf Special Chiang Mai! 18 holes mini golf qualified standard from Switzerland. Only 7 km from the airport and special prices during the summer holiday season. Contact manager Som on 01 764 1425 or check out their web page at: www.inter-minigolf.com

Tropical Minigolf at 27 Changklan Road in Chiang Mai. Play all day long. Thai and international food. Live music every night. More information from Tel. 0 7909 5137.

Mountain Bikes

Mountain bikers: join the Chiang Mai trail riders for fun and adventure. This friendly group of leisure riders has excellent knowledge of trails and routes all over the Chiang Mai area and meets about twice a week for evening or morning rides (typically about three hours of riding and resting to some fantastic wilderness areas). For further details of the next ride call Andy (01 7645311) or email CMtrailriders @ 1stopchiangmai.com

Pool

Friday 9 p.m. - Chiang Mai Pool League meets every Friday night. Fixtures for April 8 (home v away): Blue Sky Garden v La Villa, Rock Hard v Half Moon, True Blue v No Name Caf้, Chiangers v Home to Roost, December Bar v Out Back, Friends Corner v Blue Sky Bar, Enjoy Place v The Local. All the teams welcome new players, so come on along and join the fun. Home team captains please send your results to John at True Blue on 092615318, 053278503 or e-mail cmtrueblue @ hot mail.com

Saturday Knockout Pool Competitions at Half Moon Bar. Trophy and prize for the winner. 100 baht entry fee. 32 players’ knockout. Rules & a referee will be present. Start time at 17.30, Half Moon Bar, Soi 2 Moonmuang (same as Top North Guesthouse).

Quiz

Tuesday Night at 8:30 p.m. – Free Quiz Night at True Blue Restaurant & Bar, 47 Moonmuang Rd (near Thapae Gate) hosted by the authoritative (some might say dictatorial) owner Scottish-John. The quiz follows the usual format of six rounds of 10-12 questions including name the face-photographic hand out rounds. The remaining 5 rounds are selected from a large list of ever changing subjects, all with a full international flavour. The winning team receives a 500B credit (which can be used at any time) with the runners up receiving a credit for 2 jugs of beer. It is emphasised that this is not a UK or US based quiz but is truly international so anyone who can understand “Scottish-English is free to join in. Contact Scottish John at True Blue Restaurant & Bar.

Rugby

New rugby players are welcome. Rugby practice is each Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Chiang Mai University field. The Chiang Mai Sevens tournament is on April 14-15. Our next road trip is for the Pattaya 10’s tournament May 1-2. Contact [email protected] hotmail.com

Squash

Every Thursday, 5 p.m. there is a regular midweek Squash meeting for players of all levels at the Gymkhana Club. Apart from Thursday, the other main meeting time is Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Bob Malloy at Chiang Mai University is the captain of the Chiang Mai Squash Team and has been a supporter of squash racquets in the North for many years. For more information about the Chiang Mai Squash Section contact Dr. Robert Molloy by e-mail: [email protected]