HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]:

Junior golfers lead from the front

Seve Ballesteros announces fifth edition of The Royal Trophy

Charity bike and fun run in November

The Yara Bangkok Challenge 2010 Adventure Race

‘Tigers’ earn valuable playoff win over Rangsit

Junior golfers lead from the front

The Three-Generation Golf Academy’s Team Elite players came out in force for the start of the 2010-11 Junior Golf tournament season with four first place finishes.

Tapat (Es) Wittayakom receives his first place trophy at the Optimist International Qualifying on 16-17 October at Naraihill Golf Club, Lopburi.

Tapat (Es) Wittayakom won the first leg of TJGGA’s Optimist International Qualifying on October 16-17 at Naraihill Golf Club in Lopburi with a 73 (36,37) in the 16-18 year old division. Due to extreme weather conditions the event was cut to 18 holes of play.

Chayutpol (Smart) Kittirattanapaiboon has also impressively won the first three Srixon-Cleveland Junior Golf Ranking events, the latest being held on October 9-10 at the Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club, shooting a 154 (78,76).

Both the above mentioned players are currently in contention to compete in the final events that would carry them into International tournaments in the USA. Good luck boys for a successful year!

Seve Ballesteros announces fifth edition of The Royal Trophy

The spectacular Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin will play host to the fifth edition of The Royal Trophy. (Photo/Black Mountain Golf Club)

The fifth edition of the Royal Trophy golf championship played between the continents of Europe and Asia has been scheduled to take place on 7-9 January 2011 at Black Mountain Golf Club in the coastal city of Hua Hin. The prestigious and highly competitive team match-play continental Championship will feature eight players and a captain representing the Asian and European continents respectively in a series of sixteen foursomes, four-ball and singles matches.

“I am delighted that the fifth edition of the Royal Trophy will take place on 7-9 January 2011 at Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand. The Royal Trophy is developing into one of the world’s great sporting competitions and I wish it continues to grow for many years to come;” said Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros. “I am confident that Black Mountain Golf Club will be a great host for the fifth edition of the Championship and that the European and Asian Teams will deliver spectacular golf and a great match;” concluded the two-time Masters and three-time Open Championship winner.

Located in the outskirts of the old-charmed coastal resort town of Hua Hin, Black Mountain Golf Club’s ultra-luxurious championship golf course is set amongst huge valleys surrounded by jutting mountains ranges. Featuring masterfully crafted fairways and greens; the Black Mountain layout promises to provide a serious challenge to the European and Asian golf elite.

Charity bike and fun run in November

Nopniwat Krailerg

The ‘Trio for Justice 2010’ charity half marathon running/jogging and donation bike ride event will be held next month to raise funds for the underprivileged.

Naruedol Wannarat, the chairman of the BABSEA CLE Foundation, announces the “Trio for Justice 2010” event at a press conference held October 6.

The BABSEA CLE Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides public services on law, support studies, teaching and researching on law, will organize the race to be held on November 14 at Huay Larn, the royally initiated project development in Tambon Orntai, San Kamphaeng district, about 48 kilometers east of Chiang Mai city.

Naruedol Wannarat, chairman of the BABSEA CLE Foundation, said the event will feature activities such as two bike rides for a distance of 10 kilometers, and 21 kilometers, as well as the 10 kilometer run or the half marathon team relay event of 21 kilometers.

For the donation bike ride, participants will be able to register at BABSEAS CLE House, Zane’s Fine Tea and Coffee House, and Powerhouse Gym, at 4.30 a.m. on the day of the event. Participants are also requested to bring their own bikes or purchase bicycles for donations to the Mae Pha Ngaen School, in Tambon Orntai, San Kamphaeng.

After finishing the activities, all participants will be able to present their bikes to the school students who are mostly orphan children from Myanmar or minority groups.

For more info and registration, please go to visit or call 053 808 057.

The Yara Bangkok Challenge 2010 Adventure Race

The 5th edition of the popular Yara Bangkok Challenge will be held in Nong Chok near Bangkok on Saturday November 13. Part of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series, the Yara Bangkok Challenge 2010 is a three to eight hours race which will take teams of 2 participants through a 50+ km course of trekking, mountain biking, swimming, and paddling as well as some mystery tests. This year more than 100 teams from around the world are expected to participate.

The course travels through paddy fields, lakes, canals, temples, wooden bridges, bathing buffaloes, birds and villages trapped in time. The area offers the recipe for great adventure racing, a memorable experience and a wonderful voyage through the greenery and beauty of the Thai countryside.

The start and finish venue will be the Korean International School of Bangkok. A bouncy castle and other games for children will keep supporters and families happy while waiting for their heroes to return. Some parts of the race will take place in the nearby lake which is walking distance from the start finish.

The race is open to anyone 14 years of age or older and each team must consist of two athletes. For more details, please take a look here

‘Tigers’ earn valuable playoff win over Rangsit

Staff Reporters

Having drawn their first match 2-2 with Saraburi in the AIS Regional Football League Division 2 playoffs, Chiang Mai FC were in need of all three points when they took on Rangsit University at the 700-Year Stadium on October 23.

The visitors enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges and both Willy N Yo and Paul had good chances to put their team in front, but on both occasions Chiang Mai were able to scramble the ball to safety.

The ‘Tigers’, cheered on by their vociferous home support, gradually began to get a footing in the game and they deservedly took the lead in the 36th minute when Rangsit failed to clear the ball on two occasions and Warut Sapso pounced to put the home team one up.

Chiang Mai’s Panuwat had the ball in the back of the Rangsit net almost immediately from the restart but his effort was ruled out as the referee had judged that the ball had gone into touch during the build-up play.

Chiang Mai were able to secure their victory with a second half strike from Sarun Sridech in the 71st minute. Substitute Nathapong Charoenporn was able to pierce the Rangsit backline before sending over a perfect cross for Sridech to convert.

The win sees Chiang Mai sitting at the top of their group with 4 points from their opening two playoff fixtures. The ‘Tigers’ were due to face Pichit FC in their third match this past weekend and will take on Buriram FC at the 700-Year Stadium on Sunday, November 7.