Chiang Mai 2006 World
Interhash to bring 7,000
H3 members on-on to Chiang Mai
The pubs had better stock up
The next World Interhash will be held in Chiang Mai on
October 27-29 next year. It is being jointly organized by the six
Mekong/Indochina countries: Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and
South West China.
Panthong (2nd from right), Chiang Mai vice governor, attending Chiang Mai
Interhash 2006 press conference.
Steering committees of the Chiang Mai Interhash 2006 are
meeting to discuss progress and the potential of Chiang Mai in various
aspects such as streets, safety, communication, and facilities to support
7,000 Hash House Harriers members worldwide who will attend.
It is hoped locally that the Chiang Mai Interhash 2006
will promote and encourage Thai culture including supporting Thai and Mekong
River-Indochina basin tourism.
Hash House Harriers is known affectionately as a drinking group with a
running problem. There are 3,000 Hash House Harrier clubs around the world
and 20 clubs in Thailand. The Interhash party or “meeting” is organized
every two years, and Thailand has twice hosted the event, once each in
Pattaya and Phuket. Both were highly successful events.
David Beckham in town soon?
Spain’s world-class football team Real Madrid will
travel to Thailand for a friendship soccer match, competing with the Thai
national team, during the European summer break. The friendly will be on July
29 at Rachamangkala Stadium, Bangkok, after which some players will come to
Chiang Mai to open a soccer clinic for local youths.
Twenty of Real Madrid’s players and entourage will
travel to Chiang Mai on the morning of July 29, including superstars Zinedine
Zidane, Raul Gonzalez, David Beckham, Michael Owen and Roberto Carlos.
After arriving in Chiang Mai, they will go to Chiang Mai’s 700 Year
Anniversary Stadium to train 100 Chiang Mai youths, spending about an hour
with them. They will fly back to Bangkok in the afternoon to play in the
soccer match with Thai football team at 6 p.m.
The Local crowned Chiang Mai Pool League champions
With seven weeks to go in the Chiang Mai Pool League
season, The Wall (which at that time was still called No Name Cafe) defeated
league newcomers The Local in a closely contested match, 5-4. The win gave
The Wall sole possession of first place, and they looked poised to take
control of the league table.
championship squad from The Local comprised (from left) Andrew, Klaus, Dave,
Craig Elver, Phil (captain), Chris, Adam, Mat and Gordon.
However, it was the last loss of the season for The Local
and with just three weeks to go they managed to overtake The Wall, which had
fallen into a slump, at one point losing 3 straight matches.
The Local’s strong finish was too much of a hurdle for
The Wall to overcome, and the newcomers earned the first 2005 Chiang Mai
Pool League series championship in just their first attempt, albeit by just
The Local’s proprietor, Craig Elver, said that he only
plays when he absolutely has to. Instead, he leaves the competition up to
team captain Phil and his strong team of Andrew, Klaus, Dave, Chris, Adam,
Mat and Gordon.
(left) from The Wall accepted the second place trophy, while The Local chief
Craig gets both hands firmly on the winners’ trophy. League organiser John
Whiting and David Hardy from ‘Good Morning Chiangmai News’, and Garry
(second from left) from Number One Bar, Soi 1, Loi Kroh, which joins the
league in the second season, look on happily.
The Wall finished a strong second, whilst Half Moon also
had a good season, finishing in third place, just two points off the pace.
The end of season awards presentation party took place
last Friday, July 15, at The Local on Soi 9 Moon Muang.
The second series of the League will be breaking off on August 19th. All
inquiries to John Whiting at True Blue (tel 0-5327-8503).
Chiang Mai municipality stadium refurbishment ahead of schedule
Chiangmai Mail reporters
Songsiri Sarasilp, the engineer controlling Chiang Mai
municipality stadium, revealed that the Office of Sports and Recreation
Development, under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, had authorized 27
million baht to improve Chiang Mai’s municipality stadium, to serve Chiang
Mai Physical Study Institute students and residents.
Mai municipality stadium is being improved.
Reconstruction was in progress covering the field,
electrical renovations, water reticulation and asphalt road systems. These
were all 15 percent finished.
Re-turfing, lighting and fencing are still to come, but the company
carrying out the work says it will finish ahead of the October 16 deadline.
Wanted - Dead or Alive - farang football players
Chiang Mai’s only foreign football team, the
Farangutans are now accepting new players.
Ideally we are looking for vulgar, bloated, bald,
chain-smoking alcoholics, but are willing to consider athletes, ex-pros,
fitness fanatics, and church-goers.
Farangutans are involved in the Chiang Mai Senior League
and play twice a week (Wednesdays and weekends). We are sponsored by Chiang
Mai Mail and the U.N. Irish Pub, and, in addition to the camaraderie of
the beautiful game, we enjoy invitation tournaments, weekend barbecues and
hours of meaningless banter.
Anyone who is 30-plus, and would like to play football on
a regular basis please call: Colin (01 289 5045) or Warren (09 435 0560).
District soccer matches start August 12 in Chiang Mai
To promote local soccer, the Ministry of Tourism and
Sports has provided 44,550,000 baht for 876 districts throughout the country
to hold soccer competitions, with each district receiving 50,000 baht.
In Chiang Mai, and the soccer season will run from August
12 until December 5, 2005. Districts will be divided into four groups and
compete with one another to get four winning teams. The four teams will then
receive an additional budget to compete to become provincial champions and
attend the national play-offs.
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: http://www.
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money
plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!