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Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani earn split in 4th Takraw Thailand League

Cricket develops at Prem International School

Football gambling linked to police

5 million baht promised to upgrade stadium

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

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Chiangmai SportRoundup

Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani earn split in 4th Takraw Thailand League

Chiangmai Mail reporters

The first match of the 4th Takraw Thailand League took place in Chiang Mai on June 11 at the Saraphi Pittayakhom School gymnasium. The first round was between Chiang Mai and Ubon Ratchathani with supporters coming from all regions.

Chiang Mai MP Payap Shinawatra presides over the 4th Takraw Thailand League opening ceremony.

Chiang Mai A team narrowly defeated Ubon Ratchathani A team 24-22 and 22-20. Following those matches, the Ubon Ratchathani B faced Chiang Mai B, but the results were turned around with Ubon Ratchathani beating Chiang Mai 21-18 and 21-19.

Both teams received a point in the overall league standings.

In the next round, Chiang Mai would meet Nakhon Sawan on June 18.

Chiang Mai MP Payap Shinawatra presided over the opening ceremony, joined by Worathad Boonkote, president of Saraphi Pittayakhom School.

Ubon Ratchathani player jumps to return the takraw ball.

Chiang Mai’s takraw team.


Cricket develops at Prem International School

Linda Buck

Cricket coaches from the CMSCA provided an introductory course for the new cricket colts at Prem International School. The age of the group ranged from six to nine years. Both boys and girls enjoyed some training which involved catching, batting and bowling skills, and a game was played at the end of the session.

Boys, girls and the coaches had an exciting time.

The children were very enthusiastic and it looks like CMSCA coaches will be visiting again next term. With the facilities available at Prem, the goal is to enter a Prem School side in the forthcoming softball tournaments to be played later in the year.

It was a motivation for the colts to see the older students, Kurt and Sean Penny, helping out with the session. Kurt Penny will be playing for Thailand in the Under 13 tournament in Malaysia in July, and Sean Penny has been selected for the new Under 13 squad, which has inspired this younger generation of cricketers.


Football gambling linked to police

Thank goodness the PM didn’t buy Liverpool!

Nopniwat Krailerg

The heinous crime of gambling on football results (known in many countries as “The Pools”) received a blow on June 9 when Boonserm Jitjensuwan, Muang Lamphun chief district officer, led police officers on a raid of Time Relax Restaurant, beside Krung Thai Bank, North Industrial Settlement branch in Muang Lamphun, having learned that this perverse activity was being practiced by students and other youngsters.

Six men and women inside the restaurant were arrested, and 1,210 football gambling documents, cash of 94,060 baht, a .38 revolver, five bullets, a bank account with a balance of 1,425,070 baht, two cell phones, and a TV were confiscated. To their chagrin, when identified, the list of eight participants included both government officials and police officers.

The six police offenders were Pol. Sgt. Maj. Jareun Klinnoo, 36; policeman, Supak Kaewkanta, 28; Boonrak Wanpet, 28; Soawanee Yasa-nga, 20; Surachart Rittidet, 26 and Kittipong Amornsrichai, 24. They were sent to Muang Lamphun Police Station for prosecution on charges of illegal football gambling.

Pol. Sgt. Maj. Jareun denied that he was the gambling manager but said it belonged to Sert (last name unknown) and he claimed that he did not indulge, but just went to Time Relax for personal business (use your own imagination).

However, the district chief officer has asked the governor and heavyweight police officers to investigate Pol. Sgt. Maj. Jareun and other officers listed. The chief officer also said that local residents, whose student offspring were involved, had informed PM Thaksin Shinawatra.


5 million baht promised to upgrade stadium

Nopniwat Krailerg

On top of the 27 million baht already earmarked, Chiang Mai municipality approved an additional 5 million baht for municipality stadium improvements, to reach a suitable standard for both local and national competitions.

Workers are working to improve Chiang Mai municipality stadium.

Pornchai Jitnavasathien, Chiang Mai deputy mayor who is responsible for sports and tourism, said that the added funds were needed to adjust running tracks, football fields, gymnasium, electricity system and the surrounding area by planting trees.

The Chiang Mai municipality stadium would be an exercise venue for Chiang Mai residents and be a sports study place for students of physical education. Officials expect the upgrade to be finished before the end of this year.


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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