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4th Chamber of Commerce bowling competition

Chiang Mai Pool League

Chiangmai SportRoundup

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.

Preeyanoot Jittawong
Suwat Tantipat, Chiang Mai governor presided over the opening ceremony of the 4
th 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

Pat Black
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 doubles.
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 style.
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.



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