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Tana and Chompu win premier honors at CMAC Table Tennis Tournament

Chiang Mai to host Sumo World Championship

Tana and Chompu win premier honors at CMAC Table Tennis Tournament

Roy Lewis
Over 100 students converged from local international schools on Lanna International School (LIST) for the annual Chiang Mai International Schools’ Table Tennis Tournament.

Tana on the right and Danny on the left, battle it out at the CMAC Table Tennis Tournament.
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.
Results:
Girls’ Singles Final:
Chompu (APIS) defeated
Girls’ Doubles Final: Chompu and Nick (APIS) defeated Stella and Ploy (APIS)
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 (LIST)

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