4th Chamber of Commerce bowling competition
Suwat Tantipat, Chiang Mai
governor (3rd right), Pakorn
Buranupakorn, secretary-general of Ministry of Justice (2nd
right) jointly presided over the opening ceremony together with organizers
of Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce.
Suwat Tantipat, Chiang Mai governor presided over the opening ceremony of
the 4th Chamber of Commerce
bowling competition to compete for a trophy sponsored by Jadoon Aphichatbut,
Deputy Permanent Secretary of Prime Minister’s Office and many other
rewards, on June 24, 2006
Wipawan Woraputipong, deputy president of Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce
said the chamber organized this kind of activity not only foster
relationships but also for funding revenue to develop the Chiang Mai Chamber
of Commerce. Competitors had to pay 3,000 baht for an honorary team and
2,000 baht for a general team.
There were almost 80 teams in the competition with two players in each team.
The champion, S.T.C. 4 team , received the Jadoon Aphichatbut trophy while
the first runner-up, Army Circle 33 team, got the Chiang Mai governor’s
trophy. The Chiang Mai mayor’s trophy went to the second runner-up, MC 13
(2) team. There were other rewards such as High Score Prize received by
Nopporn Prajotjaroenphon (male) from Lamthong Lignite team and Sirani
Kanchanasurakit (female) from Acacia Corp 1 team, the Booby Prize went to
Kankit Sawadio from Tipnikornphan team and the Star Prize that for eight
strikes was Yoawaluck Rakkhao’s from the Bowling Club of CMU team.
Chiang Mai Pool League: Happy has the last laugh
Half Moon Pub claimed the last two doubles of their match last Friday in
convincing fashion, but it was Happy Bar who ran out 5-4 winners in the end
to send the reigning champs of the Chiang Mai Pool League spinning from the
top of the table.
After The Moon had taken an expected 1-0 lead, they were subjected to a
ruthless winning streak that put the underdogs 4-1 ahead. Although The Moon
replied before the break, Happy sealed the match by taking the first
This result opened the way for Chiangers and Bangers to take over pole
position after a hard fought win at Enjoy Place. The 6-3 score line rather
flattered the away side, who were at one time 2 frames adrift. Later, Enjoy
at 3-4 down, had a number of opportunities on the black to level the score
again before veteran banger, Alex, sank it for the new leaders.
With the top three sides on 11 points, Chiangers have won a massive 84
games, and on 74, Friend’s Corner moved back into second spot, one frame
over The Moon.
Friend’s experienced an early fright when they went 0-2 down at home to La
Villa, but they regained their composure to reel off the next 6 games in
Blue Sky Bar also chalked up a comfortable win in their local derby match
with December Bar. A much improved December have won 4 of their last 6
outings and they will be disappointed in losing control to The Bar after
holding them up to 2-2.
So Blue Sky Bar maintained 4th slot, one ahead of Out Back, who were left
kicking themselves for a sloppy showing against The Wall. After a poor start
to the season, The Wall are currently firing on all cylinders, and they now
look like being there or thereabouts come the end of term.
At 2-4 down, The Wall came down heavily on Out Back ญ running out 5-4
winners by cashing in on a comedy of dodgy decisions and unforced errors.
Elsewhere, Rock Hard Bistro kept abreast with Blue Sky Garden up to the
interval. And the excitement continued with both sides forcing a deciding
frame, which was eventually taken by The Garden.
Last but not least, there was jubilation at The Local, who managed to secure
their second win of the season - and first at home - at the expense of
Number 1 Pub. The Local zoomed into a 4-0 lead before Number 1 replied. With
the score reading 4-2 after the singles, a possible Number 1 revival looked
on the cards, but the home side turned the screw and ended up 7-2 victors.
In the next round of fixtures, there are no top of the table clashes.
Nevertheless Chiangers and Bangers will need to be wary when they visit
December Bar and Blue Sky Bar can take nothing for granted at Happy Bar,
especially after the latter’s scintillating performance against Half Moon
Pub last week.