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Chieng Mai Gymkhana Club celebrates 108 years
Chiang Mai Pool League
Chieng Mai Gymkhana Club celebrates 108 years
competition in the morning.
On May 20, a golf competition was held, celebrating the establishment of the
Chieng Mai Gymkhana Club in 1898 formed with the purpose of promoting sports
in the Northern Region. Previously, the club had organized many types of
sports which gave a reputation to the club; such as golf, tennis, football,
squash, and cricket. The club also arranged parties for members to
socialize. The club is now 108 years old and the golf competition brought
out 158 competitors.
Mai Gymkhana Clubís members join the 108 party.
The competition and prizes were divided into many classes; Flight A, Flight
B, Flight C, Senior Flight (60 years old up), Lady Flight, Youth Flight
(under 18 years old), Hole-in one prize, Overall low net prize, Overall low
gross prize, to keep the competitors amused.
In the evening, in true sports club tradition, members and guests
participated in a party for the 108th
anniversary. Karaoke, dancing, and general party fun and many prizes were
distributed both for match scores and from a sweepstake.
Chieng Mai Gymkhana Club has 102 rai of land on which there is a 9-hole golf
course, two tennis courts, two squash courts, a combined football/cricket
field, library, and a club house for members and guests.
Preecha Kowattana, president
of Chieng Mai Gymkhana Club awarded cups to the winners in each class.
Chiang Mai Pool League: Landslide wins and few surprises
playing for December Bar
In sharp contrast to the previous weekís close encounters of the thrilling
kind, last Fridayís Chiang Mai Pool League results produced comfortable
wins for most of the top teams and no real surprises.
Friendís Corner managed to continue their 100 percent home record and
donít ask The Local why. Cunning positional sense is of vital importance
at Friendís, where bodily contortions are required to play some shots with
the skill to utilize a pencil-sized cue. There is also a local roll to the
The Local are having a wretched season, and when things arenít going quite
right at Friendís, the butt of the cue always hits a wall or window just
as youíre about to shoot. The away side had made a game of it up to 2-2,
but cracked under pressure of circumstances and lost the next five frames
ญ scratching on the black in three of them.
But letís take nothing away from Friendís, who are playing good steady
pool to stay league leaders.
In a top of the table clash, Half Moon Pub eased themselves into a 3-1 lead,
but a determined Enjoy Place pegged them back to level terms at the break.
After the reigning champs had snatched the 7th game, Enjoy engineered a
great opportunity to win the 8th. Instead they discovered that you canít
give Steve of The Moon too many chances on the black, and ended up settling
for a last frame win as consolation.
Chiangers and Bangers maintained their third spot in the league and maximum
points at home with a comfortable win over Blue Sky Garden. The Gardeners
dug in to cut the deficit to 3-4 in the first doubles, but Chiangers grabbed
the last two games in style, which included a massive multi-ball clearance
that left The Garden with no pots.
And Blue Sky Bar put in an awesome performance to move up into fourth and
make a serious title challenge with a combination of solid play and
spectacular trick shots. All La Villa could do was watch, as The Bar
trounced them 8-1.
The most exciting match of the night was at Out Back, where a rejuvenated
December Bar ญ going for their third straight win - went into a 3-1
lead after losing the first frame. But some splendid play from the home side
leveled the score at the break.
A scratched black put December back in front, but solid play in the 2nd
doubles and a great clearance from Pu in the final frame handed Out Back
with their seventh victory of the season.
Elsewhere, Happy Bar will be really pleased to clinch their third win this
term at Number 1 Pub and move two places up the ladder to 11th. They
survived a Number 1 fight back to 3-3 by taking the first two doubles and
for once running out 5-4 winners instead of 4-5 losers.
And the Wall continued their recent improvement by polishing off Rock Hard
Bistro 7-2 at home after leading 5-1 at the interval.
The next round of fixtures sees a clash of the Titans between Friendís
Corner and Half Moon Pub. Will home advantage play its part, as it did last
season when Friendís won 6-3? Itís sure to be a game worth watching.
And donít forget the doubles tournament at Chiangers and Bangers on Sunday
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