Tournament at APIS
Norman Robinson, Athletics Director, APIS
Over the last two Saturdays, all of the CMAC schools came
together at APIS for the under 13, under 16 and under 20 Futsal
championships for local international schools.
After a heavy overnight thunderstorm on the first day,
the weather turned out perfectly for some exciting, hard-fought and often
and APIS U20 girls in action.
In the girls’ section of the U16, CMIS took third
place, Lanna came runners-up and the very talented team from Grace were the
Lanna International School (LIST) did particularly well
overall in the U16s competition, as they also boasted the second-placed team
in the boys’ championship. Three teams were tied on points for third
place, but with a better goal difference, APIS took the honors.
looks on as the U16 Boys Final is underway.
With very powerful performances throughout the day, and
throughout the home-and-away games, Nakorn Payap International School (NIS)
came through undefeated to finish in top place for the boys’ competition
In the under 13 events, CDSC, the German Christian School
in Chiangmai, won its first CMAC championship, narrowly beating Grace in the
girls’ event, while Lanna won the boys’ event with very strong
performances from all players.
The tournaments were rounded off with matches for the
under 20 sides last weekend. The CMIS boys successfully defended their title
from last year, edging APIS into second place over three close games. APIS
also had a very successful championship in the girls Under 20s, being
runners-up again, this time to Grace.
Overall, Grace, Lanna and APIS were the most successful place-getters in
this years’ contest. Congratulations to all the teams and the winners.
Who will be Thailand’s Number One cheerleader?
Nopniwat Krailerg and
In this year’s To Be Number One Cheerleader Thailand
Championship, contestants will compete for a trophy presented by HM The Queen
and almost a million baht in scholarships. The champions will represent
Thailand during future international competitions.
Mai Rajabhat University team, last year’s champions
This is an activity encouraging Thai youth to reject
drugs. The competition is divided into regional and national levels, while
regional champions will receive a trophy presented by HRH Princess Sirindhorn
and a scholarship for 50,000 baht.
The Cheerleader Association of Thailand (C.A.T) was
established on March 8, 2005 and appointed Sutho Neewankoon as its president.
Sutho explained that the objectives of the association are to create a
good relationship between cheerleader clubs and cheerleader’s members, and
to raise Thailand’s cheerleading standard.
Farangs hit for six
RTAF flies by Farangutans 6-2
Chiang Mai’s favorite foreign football team, the
Farangutans, crashed to their worst ever defeat last week.
Under-strength and overweight, the Western Wizards went
into the match against the Royal Thai Air Force at Hang Dong on the back of
a poor run of form, desperate to find goals and a semblance of teamwork.
Alas, it was not to be.
Sporting a traditional 4-4-2 line up and only one sub,
the farangs were outpaced and out-maneuvered by the wily pilots for most of
the ill-tempered match. With goalkeeper De La Fleur on holiday, Chris
Coombes assumed what was to be a busy day between the sticks. (Chris was to
later complain that he strained his back having to pick the ball out of the
net so many times.)
To their credit, the foreign devils battled hard in the
first half and, thanks to the solo runnings of Adam up front, were able to
net twice in the rainy conditions, going in 3–2 down at the interval.
However, in the second period, the legs and confidence seemed to evaporate
and the RTAF responded by cracking in a succession of breakaway goals. Of
course, Yours Truly here could have turned things around at 4–2 when a
looping ball found him alone in the penalty box. However, the veteran Scot
proved himself to be no Duncan Ferguson, and his woeful header bounced
harmlessly into the grateful keeper’s hands. The introduction of Aung
Naing caused anxious moments occasionally, but for the most part, the
Siamese Squaddies were comfortable to pass the ball around in midfield while
our hapless harriers ran around like headless chickens.
Late in the game, with only pride to play for, the
farangs managed to stitch a few plays together, but it was never going to be
their day. No Liverpool-style comeback this time.
It’s been a poor start to the season for Farangutans;
some might say “a crisis of confidence”. So, it’s back to the drawing
board (and Bubble) to regroup. With international schools now on holiday,
available players are hard to come by. In fact, any expat in Chiang Mai with
two legs may well be finding their phones ringing with invitations to play
next week. (Perhaps we need a strong midfield general, like that young
dynamo, Michael Vogt from CM-Mail; or a Roy Keane-like bully-boy such as
Sandy from the Irish Pub?)
If any foreigner over 35-ish reads this cry for help and
thinks he or she can endure a game of footie with our beleaguered bevy
merchants, just write to us at: farangutan [email protected] or check out:
www.goecities.com/farang utans. Conscription may soon become mandatory.
Water bottle rocket competition takes place in Chiang Mai
And you don’t have to be a rocket scientist either
A national youth water bottle rocket competition will be
held at Maejo University. An exhibition also offers opportunities to learn
about science. The National Science Museum has held the competition since
2002 and this year, 587 teams have entered.
The northern leg of the competition will take place at
Maejo University on July 16-17, and accepts 200 teams of school
representatives studying in grade 4 and 6 to launch their rockets accurately
over a distance. The best 25 teams will receive 500 baht each and will
represent the North at national level at the National Science Museum,
Pathumthani on August 19-21 to find the last 20 teams for the final
competition on October 22. The exhibition it will be held on July 14-17
entitled “Science is not hard”.
Whoever interested in the competition could contact to
National Science Museum at 0-2577-9999 # 1829, 1830 or fax: 0-2577-9911
since June 24. Application fee is 100 baht per a team but people can watch
the competition free.
In the immortal words of the satirist Tom Lehrer in his
ditty regarding the WWII rocket scientist Werner Von Braun, “Vunce ze
rockets are up, who cares vere zey come down – zat’s not my department,
said Werner Von Braun!”
Chiang Mai Pool league