Tana and Chompu win premier honors
at CMAC Table Tennis Tournament
Over 100 students converged from local international schools on
Lanna International School (LIST) for the annual Chiang Mai International
Schools’ Table Tennis Tournament.
on the right and Danny on the left, battle it out at the CMAC Table Tennis
More than just ping pong, table tennis is a highly skilful and competitive
game and, as usual, there were a great variety of styles and tactics for all
to admire: some players relied heavily on their defensive skills, some were
adept at attacking, some put tremendous spin on the ball and others tried to
wear their opponent down by playing long rallies. However, whatever styles
where in evidence, all players had the desire to enjoy themselves and the
hope that in the process they would win.
The top honors of the day in the boys’ competition went to Tana of CMIS who
won a hard fought and most exciting 5 game match with Danny of LIST; Chompu
of APIS won the girls’ division. LIST students did particularly well winning
second place in the u-20 boys’; first in the u-15 boys; first and second in
the boys doubles.
Everyone who played enjoyed themselves; sport after all is all about fun and
enjoyment. Mr. Thomas Van Nes and Ms Kirsten the two principal organizers
did an excellent job in ensuring that all went so smoothly and efficiently.
Girls’ Singles Final: Chompu (APIS) defeated
Girls’ Doubles Final: Chompu and Nick (APIS) defeated Stella and Ploy
Boys’ u-20 Final: Tana (CMIS) defeated Danny (LIST)
Boys’ u-15 Final: Maurice (LIST) defeated Mo (CMIS)
Boys’ Doubles: Danny and Teddy (LIST) defeated Micki and Maurice
The winners get together to
show off their hard fought medals.
Chiang Mai to host Sumo World Championship
Another first for Thailand and Chiang Mai as the city
hosts the Sumo World Championship from November 16-18.
Kong-eakwilas Rujiwattanapong, deputy Governor of Chiang Mai and Sumaio
Kurasawa, president of the Sumo Association of Thailand announced that 500
sumo wrestlers from 31 countries will take part in the two day event that
will be held at the 700 Year Stadium.
According to Mr. Kurasawa, sumo was first introduced to Thailand in 1995 and
clubs have been set up in Bangkok, Lopburi, Lampang and Chiang Mai.
In the last couple of years Thailand has sent competitors to Japan and one
Thai sumo wrestler won a silver medal in the 85 kilo category and a female
wrestler won a bronze in the 80 kilo category.
The matches will be open to the public and there will be no charge for
admission. The public will also have the chance to win motorbikes that will
be given away during the event. CMM Reporters