Smart coming on strong in junior golf
Chiang Mai resident and PTIS student Chayutpol (Smart) Kittirattanapaiboon,
a Division “A” player began this year’s junior Thai golf season with three
first-place wins and one third-place finish out of four consecutive events.
Smart’s upcoming 2012 - 2013 tournament schedule consists of an array of
national qualifiers in which he is striving to be champion.
The popular TGA-CAT Junior Golf Ranking Tournaments are spread throughout
the 2012 and 2013 seasons and open to all junior players who wish to
compete. These events offer top performers the chance to qualify for the
Singha Junior World Championship Qualifiers, the Asia Pacific Junior Golf
Championship Qualifiers and the Junior World Golf Championship Qualifiers.
Smart made a terrific comeback to take a third place finish in his July
tournament at the Santiburi Country Club with a final score of 150 (80, 70).
On 22 - 23 September he tightened his ranking with a first place win at the
Royal Chiang Mai Golf Resort with a very impressive final day score of a
three under par 69.
Smart’s string of championship wins began at this year’s Thai National
Students Golf Championship Qualifier held at Stardome Golf Club on 27 – 28
August with a final round score of 145 (71,74). This event opened the door
for him to qualify for the final National Students Golf Championship.
His second championship trophy was brought home at the Youth Nationals
Qualifier held at Inthanon Golf Club & Resort on 10 September, marking yet
another opening to the Youth Nationals Golf Championship.
“Smart’s ability to self-motivate has allowed him to build an organized and
powerful golf swing. In managing this process he has developed the ability
of intense focus in achieving his goals of power and precision. I could not
be more proud of Smart, not only as a golfer, but also as a person,” says
Over 13,000 people expected for National Chiang Mai Games
elephants are the official mascots of the Chiang Mai National Games.
With athletes and officials from 77 provinces, more than 13,500 people are
expected to take part in the National Games to be held in Chiang Mai from
December 9-19, 2012.
Suwirat Suwanmethakorn, Director of the Center for the Sports Authority of
Thailand Chiang Mai reported on the upcoming games, noting that there were
43 different kinds of sports planned for the Games, and that progress in
readying for the Games was going well. There will be a coordinator appointed
for each sport.
The province has requested assistance from local governments everywhere, and
noted that the people of Chiang Mai were ready to welcome the athletes and
their families and supporters.
The 5th EGAT Youth Weightlifting Championships Thailand 2012
2nd place in the men’s Youth Weightlifting Championship.
Chiang Mai Governor Tanin Subhasaen presided over the closing ceremony of
the EGAT Youth Weightlifting Championships Thailand 2012 at Suksa Songkroh
School in Mae Rim on October 12, 2012. The tournament was held from October
8-12,2012 with the winning men’s team from Nakhon Ratchasima Sports
Municipality School Team A, 2nd place went to a team from Iran while third
place went to a Nakhon Si Thammarat sports school.
Nakhon Ratchasima women took the women’s trophy while Nakhon Si Thammarat
came in second and third place went to Nakhon Sawan Athletic Association
The 5th EGAT Youth Weightlifting Championships Thailand 2012 saw competitors
compete for the cup from His Royal Highness Crown Prince. Hosted by the
Thailand Amateur Weightlifting Association and Chiang Mai province, 21
different sports clubs and weightlifting teams from four countries competed;
Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Iran. A total of 396 athletes and
officials were involved in the contest.
Lanna Tigers lose to Sisaket in Champions League playoffs
Despite playing an attacking game, the Lanna
Tigers failed to score in their match against Sisaket United.
The Lanna Tigers needed a win over Sisaket United on Saturday, October 13 at
the 700 Years Stadium to propel them into Division One next year after their
3-2 loss to Rayong FC.
However, Sisaket United proved too strong and scored a penalty shot in the
45th minute after the game after the hosts played a fierce attacking game.
The coach, Chaiyong Kampiam, replaced number 8Anucha Chaiwong with Aliou
Seck but the Tigers still failed to score.
Preecha Khuankham scored the only goal of the match for Sisaket, the second
half was scoreless although both sides played hard. Chiang Mai FC will take
on Trang FC in the Champions League, Division 2, on October 22, 2012 at 700
Year Stadium at 6 p.m.