Elephant Polo in Hua Hin
the elephants on opening day.
The annual charity Elephant Polo match
was held in Hua Hin this past week, with the grand opening parade on
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 through Hua Hin and the matches beginning
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the stadium and the grand finals being held
today, Sunday September 16, 2012.
This year marks the 12th anniversary of the King’s Cup Elephant Polo
competition which was first launched in Hua Hin by Anantara Resort. The
World Elephant Polo Association established the governing rules for Elephant
Polo in 1982 and the association has its headquarters at the Tiger Tops
Jungle Lodge in the Royal Chitwan Park in Nepal, which is where the World
Elephant Polo Tournament played every year. This tournament is played within
a relatively small circuit, including the countries Nepal, Sri Lanka and
Each team is made up of three players and their elephant on a marked pitch
of 100 meters by 60 meters using a standard size polo ball. The game is
divided into two 7-minute “chukkas”, or halves, of playing time with an
interval of 15 minutes. The whistle blown by the referee stops and starts
the play. Both elephants and playing pitch ends are changed after the first
All proceeds of the tournament are used to ensuring the welfare, sustenance
and medical treatment provision of elephants as well as employment, mahout
training. (Photos courtesy of Anantara Resorts).
line up to play on the pitch.
Poppy Appeal golf charity event
Golfers put October 26 on your calendar!
Golferholics Chiang Mai is organizing a
charitable fundraising golf tournament for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy
Appeal on October 26, 2012 at the Green Valley Country Club and all golfers
are invited to join.
The Royal British Legion (RBL) will distribute the funds raised to aid Thai
veterans in Thailand as part of their efforts towards aiding veterans in the
year’s golf tournament was held on 11-11-11 – the hole in one winner and the
winner of the tournament Roland Wyss receives his prize from Kari Sirelius.
They are looking for sponsors for the event, you can sponsor anywhere from
10,000 to 20,000 each to help cover costs and raise at least 50,000 Baht
that can go towards those in need. Holes will also be sold where sponsors
can have their logo.
There will be a hole in one contest at all par 3 holes, so four chances in
total to win a cash prize of 100,000 Baht, golf clubs, tablet, or preloaded
Visa card. Additionally there will be lucky draws and a dinner after the
The participant fee is 1800 Baht which covers the golf, a shirt and dinner
plus a free voucher for one golf club of your choice.
For more information and details please contact Kari Sirelius: ,
[email protected], tel. 0870 141138.
National Games in December
Chiang Mai Governor M.L. Panadda Diskul reporting on Chiang Mai’s progress
for the 41st National Games to be held in Chiang Mai from December 9-19,
2012 said that progress was underway.
Mai Governor M.L. Panadda Diskul reports on the progress of the National
Games in Chiang Mai and calls on Chiang Mai people to show Thailand the fame
of their smile and friendliness.
He noted that the government was concerned for the safety of visiting
athletes and added that vehicles would be available to transport athletes
from hotels to the venues for competition. He noted that the Province will
enforce road safety to ensure confidence among visitors and residents during
The Governor added that he hopes the Thai people who compete will look back
fondly at their time in Chiang Mai and that the motto “Friendship Above All
Else in The Chiang Mai Games” would come true.
The Chiang Mai Mail is proud to join the Royal British Legion and Golferholic’s in presenting the Poppy Golf match
at Green Valley Country Club on Friday October 26, 2012
Thailand beats China to win Asian women's volleyball championship
ALMATY, Sept 17 -- The Thai women's volleyball team has made sports history
by beating the Chinese team in the final of the 3rd Asian Volleyball
Confederation (AVC) Cup on Sunday in Almaty, the Kazakhstan capital.
The Thai team defeated China three sets to one (30-28, 24-26, 25-21 and
25-20), crowning the tournament for the first time and qualified for the
2013 World Grand Prix in Japan.
Kazakhstan swept over Vietnam in three straight sets to take third place.
In 2010, Thailand lost to China in the AVC Cup final in straight sets.
Onuma Sittirak also won three awards - Most Valuable Player, Best Scorer and
Nootsara Tomkom won Best Setter award.
The Thai team will return to Bangkok tomorrow. (MCOT online news)
Bangkok to set a new hula hoop world record
BANGKOK, 16 September 2012 (NNT) - M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, the Governor
of Bangkok, today opened an event that aims to encourage Bangkok residents
to play hula hoops for their health.
The event is held at the Thai-Japanese Youth Center sports field. The
Bangkok Governor said the event was intended to promote exercising among
public members in order to gain a better health to be dedicated to His
Majesty the King on his 84th birthday anniversary.
Another objective of the event is to set a record for the Guinness Book of
World Records. The goal is to have no less than 8,484 people taking part in
the exercise. The event has seen great support from members of all
communities throughout Bangkok. All attendees are to join in setting a world
record of simultaneous hula hooping. The record will be included in the
Guinness Book of World Records.
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