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Generous media support for UNICEF’S ‘Keeping Children Safe From AIDS’ Programme

Chiang Mai Pool League: Rock Hard rocks Chiangers’ chances

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Generous media support for UNICEF’S ‘Keeping Children Safe From AIDS’ Programme

Mike Franklin

The announcement by UNICEF that all proceeds from the 5th Khun Anand Panyarachun Charity Golf Invitational will go to support the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Program in Thailand and the Eastern Seaboard prompted a quick response and substantial media sponsorship from two media groups.

Pattaya Mail Publishing Co., Ltd. covering the Eastern Seaboard, and the POV Media Group with display locations in Bangkok. Pattaya Mail, in addition to designing all materials for the event, will combine colour ads in Pattaya Mail, Pattaya Blatt and Chiangmai Mail with poster inserts, and PM TV coverage on Sophon, Chonburi and Jomtien Cable networks.

Publicity in Bangkok is covered by the Point Of View Media Group providing poster sites and LCD TV screens in selected prime locations including office buildings, clubs and hotels. This sponsorship by the two media groups at the platinum and gold sponsorship levels extends the invitation by Khun Anand to participate in the tournament and support the UNICEF HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Program to a wider corporate audience with the expectation of raising significant additional funds.

A promotional DVD, featuring an interview with former Prime Minister and UNICEF Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Anand Panyarachun, has also been produced and sponsored by Pattaya Mail Television for mailing to prospective corporate sponsors.

The Khun Anand Panyara-chun Charity Golf Invitational is at Eastern Star Country Club & Resort on Friday February 18. Khun Anand is chairman of Eastern Star and has a residence by the 14th green where he will host a private reception on the eve of the tournament to which sponsors are invited, in addition to Khun Anand’s personal and distinguished guests.

For more information and sponsorship details contact Dhavanee Chonhenchob or Suwakun Denprapa at 02 356 9473 or 02 356 9499 Ext. 9576 or 9473.

Chiang Mai Pool League: Rock Hard rocks Chiangers’ chances

Pat Black

As this season’s Chiang Mai Pool League nears its climax, leaders Half Moon Pub kept up their winning ways last week, but second placed Chiangers and Bangers fell three points adrift with five matches left to play after a shock home defeat to Rock Hard Bistro.

Daeng’s winning shot for La Villa.

Top of the table, Half Moon Pub eased their way into an unassailable 6-0 lead before a little complacency on their behalf allowed December Bar to take all three doubles as consolation.

Meanwhile, Chiangers and Bangers, who badly needed a win to maintain a realistic chance of catching the Moon, won the first frame against Rock Hard Bistro. But they lost the next five – four of them with just the black ball left - and now require a small miracle to overhaul the leaders.

While Half Moon moves out of reach, the race for runners up is still very much on, with only two points separating the next five teams. Apart from Chiangers, The Local continued their run of recent consistency by out pointing fellow challengers Blue Sky Bar at home 5-4.

Uncharacteristically,The Local shot into a 3-0 lead, but the visitor’s reply pushed the home side back into their usual grinding mode, and the doubles started well after all the other matches in the league had ended. Although 5-1 to “The Grinders” at this stage, the fight for valuable game points turned the match into a battle of attrition with Blue Sky Bar clawing back to 5-4 just before Saturday morning.

The other two sides in this group also played each other at The Wall, and it couldn’t have been closer. With nothing separating the two sides at halftime, Friend’s Corner moved into the lead on the first doubles, only to see The Wall snatch the last two frames and take the point.

Last week’s dispute between Number 1 Pub and Blue Sky Bar was sorted out with the original score of 6-3 to Blue Sky left standing. This was decided because apparently the offending game had been replayed on the night in question.

Number 1 had to return to the same venue last week to play Blue Sky Garden and received little change by losing 3-6 again.

Elsewhere, Happy Bar put up another brave performance in taking Enjoy Place all the way after being 2-4 down after the singles. But they lost the last frame to run out 4-5 losers for the 9th time this term. It’s rumored that they’re changing their name to Heartbreak Hotel next season.

Lastly, La Villa won comfortably against out of form Out Back. “The Pizza Boys” pressed home a solid performance by moving into a 6-1 lead before Out Back regained some composure to take the last two games.

In the league’s remaining matches, Chiangers and Bangers must still play Blue Sky Bar and The Local, who will also have to face Friend’s Corner and Half Moon Pub. Half Moon will come up against The Wall on January 20th and the unpredic-table Rock Hard Bistro the week after. So, maybe there’s still a chance of a small miracle.