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.
Mai MP Payap Shinawatra presides over the 4th Takraw Thailand League opening
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
In the next round, Chiang Mai would meet Nakhon Sawan on
Chiang Mai MP Payap Shinawatra presided over the opening ceremony, joined
by Worathad Boonkote, president of Saraphi Pittayakhom School.
Ratchathani player jumps to return the takraw ball.
Mai’s takraw team.
Cricket develops at Prem International School
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.
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.
linked to police
Thank goodness the PM didn’t buy Liverpool!
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
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
5 million baht promised
to upgrade stadium
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
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
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
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!
Chiang Mai Pool league