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November 20, - November 26, 2007



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Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

The Chiang Mai - Issan Challenge Cup

Eriksson jets in to sign up three Thais

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai runs on Mondays every 2 weeks. If you need a lift from the HHH Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 4 p.m. please Call 09 99 358 27 before 3 p.m. Website: http://www.geocities.com/chiangmaih3/
CUMH3 is now the most popular Male hash in Chiang Mai and pick up is every week on Tuesdays from the Fish n Chips Shop on Ratchawithee Road (tel. 053-418210). Website: http://www.geocities.com/chiangmaih3/cumh3.html
CSH3 is a mixed hash. Runs every Saturday. Pick up from HHH Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 3.15 pm. Website: http://www.geocities.com/chiangmaih3/
Chiang Mai’s Happy H3 is a mixture of traditional values and progressive thinking. Very democratic, good runs and “on on’s” guaranteed. Pick-up from Fish ‘n Chip Shop, Ratchawitti Road, 4 p.m. every Saturday. Website: http://www.geocities.com/chiangmaih3/CH4.html
BH3 female hash (Harriettes) runs once a month on the last Sunday of the month. Pickup from HHH Pub on the corner of Soi 2 at Moon Muang Rd. is at 3.30 p.m. during the winter and 4 p.m. during the summer.
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!


The Chiang Mai - Issan Challenge Cup

Garry Walker
A big week was had by all earlier this month when the Issan Club arrived in Chiang Mai and all the competitors got together for a meet and greet at Number 1 Pub. The Scramble teams were drawn and discussions held regarding the two competition match play events. Suffice it to say that the whole event was a tremendous success and compliments flowed for organization, the golf courses, the social activities and Chiang Mai itself. The events were played on Royal Chiangmai, Lamphun and Lanna courses and it would seem that Lamphun was the most favored course of all.

An official draw was the result and the Issan Cup trophy heads back to Issan for now.

The first challenge was in June 2005 when both clubs traveled to the Queen Sirikhit Dam course at Uttaradit. The Issan Club won the trophy. In 2006 Chiang Mai Golfers traveled to Udon Thani to play on the Issan Club home courses and the Issan Club retained the trophy.
Next years event will be held a week or so earlier (last half of October) to avoid the peak season prices and the Committee of both clubs will confirm if it is to be held again here in Chiang Mai or at Korat after further investigation as to golf courses, facilities and accommodations. Thank to all those concerned with the organization of this event as without you it would just not happen. Thanks go to Tim Sietz, Les Harvey, Scott Lumsden, Yung Beece, Ron Tyre, Malcolm Tetley, Gary Lyon, Colin Lee & Dan Severson.
Chiang Mai won seven matches and Issan won 6 matches. With the two match lead by Issan on the first day this meant they won by one match.
However, after a late withdrawal by an Issan player on the night before the last match, the Issan Club insisted that the CM Club have a match by default which was accepted only after it was clear that the competition was a draw and that the Trophy would go back to Issan. This was treated as a grand gesture and was applauded by all.
Overall result - A Draw - even the nearest to the pins were split down the middle.
Some of the highlights:
Shot of the Competition: Jeff Lincoln Lanna 1st hole - 2 meters sideways.
Biggest winning margin in a match: Royal 8 up with 7 to go - Gary Lyon and Roscoe Butler
Best Par Round: Lamphun Scramble 18 pars - Don Hendry, Gregg Gilbert, Craig Morriss and Gordon Bell
Best Individual round under par: Kevin Ward
Best attempted come back: Lanna 7 holes down to lose on last hole - Brendan Tanham
Best chip in for an Eagle but all too late: Lanna Andy Wroe.
Worst Finish: Lanna 4 holes up with 6 to go and lose - Scott Lumsden
For more on the local golf scene visit: http://www. chiangmaigolfers.blogspot.com/

Beer sales went up when the teams held their presentation night at Tiger Bar.


Eriksson jets in to sign up three Thais

Staff Reporters
Manchester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson flew into Bangkok last weekend to secure the signatures of three of Thailand’s most promising young football stars.
The three Thai players, 25-year-old Suree Sukha, Teerasil Dangda, 19, and Kiatprawut Saiwaew, 21, signed the contracts at a ceremony last Friday morning, which made them the first professional Thai players to join an English Premiership football club.
Two of the players, Suree and Kiatprawut have been playing in the domestic league this season with Chonburi FC whilst the third player, Teerasilp Daengda, has been plying his trade with Bangkok outfit, Muangthong-Nongchok United FC.
The signings may be a sign of things to come at Manchester City as the chairman, ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has already voiced his intentions to scour the Asian market for young talent in an effort to increase the club’s global image. Thaksin has already put plans in place to develop a soccer academy in the kingdom to develop young players.
When asked at the signing ceremony about the potential of the three Thais, manager Eriksson said it was now up to the young stars to show him what they could do.
Eriksson took over the reigns at Manchester City following Thaksin’s 81 million pound buy-out of the club during the close season. The club are currently lying third in the English Premiership.



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