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Young Chiang Mai international athletics medallists celebrate victories

Basketball’s legendary “Harlem Globetrotters” to play in Bangkok

Ballesteros aiming for 2010 Royal Trophy

Chiang Mai Pool League

Young Chiang Mai international athletics medallists celebrate victories

Chiang Mai governor Amornpan Nimanant, centre, is seen congratulating the young Chiang Mai athletes at the victory celebration held at Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.

Supoj Thaimyoj
5 young local athletes who had represented Thailand at the 1st Asian Youth Games 2009 in Singapore and the 6th World Youth Championships 2009 in Italy were feted and congratulated on July 26 at a party held in their honour at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.
Honour shields were presented to 4 of the young champions, (the 5th, Parichat Srinarakut, was sadly not able to attend), by the Chiang Mai governor, Amornpan Nimanant, who presided over the celebrations. Official guests of honour included the president of the Chiang Mai Sport Association, and the heads of the schools at which the young athletes are pupils.
At the 1st Asian Youth Games 2009, Thai competitors won a total of 11 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medals, a considerable achievement which resulted in Thailand being ranked 3rd out of the 23 countries competing. 2 Chiang Mai athletes won 3 gold medals between them; Dara Academy’s Pennapa Tantrakul for the long jump, and Prince Royal College’s Nattapong Katesa-in for the 100 and also the 200 metre breaststroke. As well as the two gold medals, Nattapong also won bronze for the 200 metre medley. Wichai Wittaya Bilingual School’s Patarawadee Kittiya took gold with her 40 metre free-style swim, and Wachirawit School’s Parichat Srinarakut took gold for the 200 metre backstroke.
A Chiang Mai athlete also took gold and silver for Thailand at the 6th World Youth Championship in Italy. Montfort College’s Suppanat Suksawat na Ayuthaya was awarded a gold medal for his long jump, (7.65 metres), and a silver medal for his triple jump of 15. 7metres. Yet another triumph for the talented youth of Chiang Mai!


Basketball’s legendary “Harlem Globetrotters” to play in Bangkok

Basketball fans in Thailand will be able to enjoy the dazzling skills of the world famous “Harlem Globetrotters” basketball team for the first time in 25 years.

Enjoy the breathtaking ball skills of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters ‘live’ in Bangkok.

The Unique, outstanding, entertaining and hilarious show-stopping team will perform at the IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani on Saturday, 22 August 2009
Created in 1926 in Chicago, the Harlem Globetrotters have played more than 25,000 games in 118 countries and continue to perform and entertain at more than 300 live events annually. The 25 stars of the current generation include Hi-Lite Bruton, the crowd’s favourite for his high-flying slam dunks; Showtime Gaffney, the number one entertainer; Slick Willie Shaw, the most three-pointers in a season and in a career; Handles Franklin, the school’s second all-time assist leader, along with ranking in the top 10 in the nation in assists and steals twice; and Tank Mathews, the fifth leading shot blocker in team history.
Tickets for the “Harlem Globetrotters Live in Bangkok” are priced at Bt900, Bt1,200, Bt1,500, Bt1,800, Bt2,000, and Platinum seat and can be purchased by logging on to www.totalreservation.com or calling 02 833 5555.


Ballesteros aiming for 2010 Royal Trophy

Bangkok (AP) - Seve Ballesteros is aiming to captain Europe in next year’s Royal Trophy matchplay tournament against Asia as he continues his recovery from a brain tumor.

Seve Ballesteros hopes to be back to captain Europe at the 2010 Royal Trophy in Thailand. (AP Photo/file)

Ballesteros captained Europe in the first two stagings of the Royal Trophy but missed the 2009 event after undergoing surgery to treat the tumor. He was initially scheduled to lead Europe for the first five editions.
The dates for the 2010 event were finalized last Wednesday. It will again he held at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand from Jan. 8-10.
“I sincerely hope to captain the European team at the next editions of the Royal Trophy,” Ballesteros said in a statement. “Europe and Asia coming together for the Royal Trophy is very significant and this is a competition that means a lot to me.”
In the absence of five-time major winner Ballesteros, the European team was captained in 2009 by his Spanish compatriot and close friend Jose Maria Olazabal. Asia broke through for their first win in the tournament, beating Europe 10-6.
The winning Asia team was captained by Japan’s Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki, who is considered favorite to get the role again in 2010.


Chiang Mai Pool League

Results & Standings July 31 (week 14)

Division 1
Team                     Played        Won          Lost         Frames         Points

Blue Sky Bar          12                  12             0                 79                  12
Oasis                     12                   9              3                 74                  9
Half Moon               12                   9              3                 73                  9
Inter Bar                 12                   9              3                 72                  9
Blue Sky Garden
    12                   6              6                 49                  6
Chiangers & Bangers  12               5              7                 44                  5
Ralph Fitch (1)         12                 4              8                 50                  4
Blue Sky Ladies      12                 3              9                 42                  3
The Local                12                3               9                 26                  3
Chiangers Chicks    12                0              12                32                   0

Cup Resultss
:  Oasis Soi TT 1 v 5 Blue Sky Bar, Blue Sky Garden 8 v 1 The Local, Ralph Fitch (1) 5 v 4 Ralph Fitch (2), Inter Bar 2 v 5 Half Moon

Division 2
Team                 Played            Won           Lost         Frames         Points

Honey Moon          14                  10               4                 72                 10
Em & Em              13                   9                4                 73                 99
Ralph Fitch (2)       13                   8                5                 60                 8
Lucky Bar             12                   7                5                 54                  7
The Brickies         14                   6                 8                 64                 6
Rama Bar            14                   6                  8                 62                 6
Smile Bar            14                   6                 8                  61                 6
Happy Bar           14                   6                 8                 58                  6
Oasis Soiy TT      13                   6                7                 57                  6
Blue Sky Won     14                   5                9                 55                  5
Tiger Bar            12                   5                7                 50                    5

Results:
  Smile Bar 6 v 3 Rama Bar, Em & Em 9 v 0 Tiger Bar, Lucky Bar P v P Ralph Fitch (2), Blue Sky Won 5 v 4 The Brickies, Honey Moon 7 v 2 Happy Bar