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