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XI No.11 - Sunday November 4 - Saturday November 17, 2012


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Lanna Tigers storm to victory

Chiang Mai FC move into top 4 of Group B

The Lanna Tigers hope to play in Division 1 next year (file photo)

Nopniwat Krailerg
The Chiang Mai Football Club, the Lanna Tigers took Thai Honda 1-0 in the first game of the AIS Champions League Round Division 2 moving them into the top four of the table in Group B. This win offers them a good chance to move into Division 1 next season.
The Tigers played Thai Honda at home at the 72 Year Stadium in Minburi on October 27, 2012. The first half saw the visitors have a chance at the goal however Watcharapong Maklang of the Tigers missed the goal in the 7th minute. In the 12th minute Thai Honda FC player fouled and a penalty shot was allowed, resulting in a goal for the Tigers.
The second half saw the Tigers take several chances at the goal in an attacking game but the ball slipped past the goal each time. Chiang Mai FC closed the game at 1-0 over Thai Honda FC.
 


Caravans AFF Suzuki Cup 2012

Cheer Thailand to Championship

The caravan to promote Thailand’s national team playing the AFF Suzuki Cup from November 24-December 22 in Bangkok.

Nopniwat Krailerg
The Football Association of Thailand and Suzuki Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. held a Caravan for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 “Cheer Thailand to Championship” to promote the Asean Football Suzuki Cup championships. Thailand will host Group A in Bangkok from November 24 to December 22, 2012. Also in Group A are Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar.
Chiang Mai as the first stop for the caravan which will travel around the country to whip up support for Thailand’s national team in the AFF Suzuki Cup, one of the top championships in the region. Thailand’s national team won the championship three times and this year the Thailand national team has a good chance of winning the Cup again. The caravan started from theSuzuki showroom at Saha Panich Chotana Rd. and traveled around the moat visiting Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai Gate and Chang Puak Gate.


3rd Annual Family Fun Golf Tournament:

A great event for Chiang Mai’s young golfers

The kids had a great day golfing thanks to Stephen Choong, owner of Golf Avenue, for his generous donation of 5,000 baht’s worth of free golf rounds to the top winners and to Supanniga (Pro Nah) Bhuranabhan of TGGA for organizing and running the event.

“The Three-Generation Golf Academy’s third Annual Family Fun Golf Tournament was the best and most successful tournament by far. We look to build on it and have an even better tournament in 2013. We had some record scores from sixteen young players from around Chiang Mai which showed us real talent, concentration and determination. But most importantly, we enjoyed seeing every child with a parent or family member play “caddie”,carrying their bags and teeing up their golf balls making it a true family fun event,” says Spike Collier, Director of TGGA.
The tournament was held on7 October at Golf Avenue San Sai Par 3 golf course in Chiang Mai. With heavy rains forecast for the day of the event, the young participants, ranging from ages 4-12, were greeted with unexpected sunshiny weather.
Playing from the red tees, players and caddies walked the 9-hole course dotted with many challenging water holes, bunkers and newly sanded greens. At the end of the event, hot, tired and happy, all players tallied up their scores and waited excitedly for the results. On the Par 27 course, Division 1 winner (8-12 years) Bua, from Prince Royal College, took home the first place trophy with a tournament record 36. Jessica, a TGGA Team Elite player, came home with a second place win 40 and third-place winner, Nine, was very pleased to take home his first-time trophy with a score of 43.
In their sporty golf attire and wee golf clubs, the Division 2 (ages 4-7) players also enjoyed some fine scores with many players participating in their first-time tournament experience. Budding golfer 7-year old Aksel from Prem International School shot an impressive 39 taking home some shiny “hardware” as he happily called his trophy. Kavin (49) and Holls (51) were also delighted with their second and third place wins. As the highlight of the event was fun, all players went home as winners: Family Fun Day Golf Tournament medallions were received by all the other competitors for their good effort and sportsmanship.
The event is specially organized so that families can enjoy some fresh air, fun and quality time together. We want our young players to see that golf is so much more than just a great game, but an opportunity to share an experience, develop character skills such as integrity, honesty and sportsmanship and learn a game they will enjoy for a lifetime.


Chiang Mai ready to host 41st National Games

Chiang Mai Governor announced that Chiang Mai was ready to host the National Games that will be held December 9-19.

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The Chiang Mai Governor Tanin Subhasaen announced that Chiang Mai is ready to host the 41st annual National Games that will be held from December 9-19, 2012. The Governor attended an organizing committee meeting at the Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel on October 25 where organizers confirmed that the city will be fully read to host both the National Games in December and the Viangping Games for the Disabled from January 15-26, 2013.
The National Games will see more than 13,000 people attend with athletes from all 77 provinces of Thailand competing in over 38 different sports with cricket and netball as two new demonstration sports. The Viangping Games will have disabled athletes from around the nation compete in 14 different kinds of sports.
The Governor announced that the Opening and Closing Ceremonies to be held at the 700 Year Stadium will focus on the unique Lanna style of Chiang Mai.
The Municipality has been given a budget of 30 million Baht to repair roads before the Games as well as decorate the city. Accommodation for the athletes has been arranged in schools around the city and police are preparing provide security and traffic control as well as additional security guards.
Wallop Saeteao, President of the Chiang Mai Sports Association, said that Chiang Mai is putting forth an 807 person team to represent the province in the Games and hopes that Chiang Mai will be in the top 5 medal winners for the country.


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Lanna Tigers storm to victory

Caravans AFF Suzuki Cup 2012

3rd Annual Family Fun Golf Tournament:

Chiang Mai ready to host 41st National Games
 

 



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