Chess lovers take note!
The 14th annual ASEAN Age group Chess
Championship will be held at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel from June 5 – 14
and is organized by the Thailand Chess Association and the ASEAN Age Group
Chess Championships. There will be tournaments in Standard, Rapid and Blitz
chess, all eligible for FIDE ratings. In addition, titles will be awarded as
in the Olympiads, with IM and WIM titles possible in the under 20’s group.
Chess whizzes and lovers are encouraged to go! (Photo by Danny Molyneux
(Grand Master) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons)
1st Lanna Adventures
The inaugural adventure sports competition Lanna Adventures 2013 was
held at the 700 Year Stadium from May 25-26 and saw competitors from
around the North take part in cycling, kayaking and running in Chiang
mountain-biked up Doi Suthep and back to Huay Tung Tao Lake in the first
stage of the Lanna Adventures competition.
Over 40 athletes from Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang and Mae Hong Son took
part in the first round that was opened by Chiang Mai Deputy Governor
Charoenrit Sanguansat on May 25.
The 27 kilometer race started with runners taking off from 700 Year
Stadium to the base of Doi Suthep where they cycled on mountain bikes up
Doi Suthep to Doi Pui then to Huay Tung Tao Lake where they kayaked
across the lake. The race ended as runners raced from Huay Tung Tao to
the finish line at 700 Years Stadium.
Lanna Adventures 2013 competition is being held from May to August 2013,
and started in Chiang Mai. It will then move on to Lamphun at Doi Khun
Tan National Park on June 22-23, Mae Hong Son at Mae Surin National Park
July 13-14 and finally in Lampang at Thailand Elephant Conservation
Center on August 10-11, 2013.
Withaya Chuiklad, Assistant Chiang Mai Tourism and Sports Office, said
this kind of adventure triathlon is very popular in Europe and it marks
the first time such a competition has been held in Northern Thailand,
they hope it will be a draw for adventure and sports minded tourists in
Competitors took to Huay Tung Tao Lake in
kayaks before racing back to 700 Year Stadium.
Lanna Tigers lead Division 2
One win, one draw
Chiang Mai FC dominated Lampang FC at home
on May 18, scoring 3-0 against the visitors.
Chiang Mai FC or the Lanna Tigers, continue their march up the table by
taking the coveted top spot after a 3-0 win over Lampang FC at home on
May 18, 2013.
The Tigers welcomed number 4 Lampang FC to the 700 Year Stadium on May
18 and quickly showed their dominance as Chatchai Nagwichit proved
unbeatable scoring a hat trick to beat Lampang 3-0.
The Sunday, May 26 game saw the Tigers travel to Phitsanulok to take on
the TSY FC who are currently placed number 2 on the table. However the
Tigers could not continue their winning ways leaving the city scoreless
with a 0-0 draw.
The last match of the first race this season was played on June 1 as the
Tigers welcome Chiang Rai City FC at the 700 Year Stadium.
On tour to Chiang Mai
A favorite for all
The visiting team from the Indian Deaf
Cricket Federation played against CMCC and Lanna during their visit to
Chiang Mai in May.
By Richard Lockwood
The San Miguel Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes may be
over for another year and the locals may be winding down after a busy
league season, but Chiang Mai is still proving a popular destination for
touring teams even as the temperature is rising and the rainy season on
The month of May saw the visit of touring teams from India and Hong Kong
in the form of the Indian Deaf Cricket Federation who came to play a
series of matches against Chiang Mai CC and Chiang Mai Lanna CC, and
Kowloon CC who made a welcome return to Chiang Mai to play a weekend’s
cricket at Gymkhana Club.
The Indian deaf side stayed at the International School out at Prem
Centre and enjoyed the fine facilities available to them. Their first
match was against Lanna who made 171 from their 20 overs, and the
visitors were bowled out for 146 to give Lanna victory by 25 runs.
CMCC provided the opposition in the second match which was a low-scoring
30-over contest. CMCC’s bowling attack impressed as the Indians were
bowled out for 103 and the home side scraped home with only one wicket
to spare but the visitors gained the first victory of their tour in
another 30-over match as they chased down 150 with ease to win by six
The Indians then rounded off their tour with a second victory as they
defeated Lanna by six wickets in a 20-over contest to ensure that
honours were shared with two wins to the home sides and two to the
Indian Deaf Cricketers.
Kowloon CC were the first winners of the Chiang Mai International Sixes
in 1988 so it was appropriate that a Kowloon side should visit again to
mark that 25 year anniversary.
Kowloon played two contrasting matches against Gymkhana Club with the
first a very competitive 30-over contest in which the home side held
their own for large periods. Kowloon gained victory by 31 runs and food
was later laid on for players of both sides at Zoom Bar in Loi Kroh.
Sunday’s match was a very one-sided affair with a depleted Gymkhana side
bowled out for 64 despite a good innings of 28 from Bank who has made
quite an impression on his return from America. Kowloon raced to victory
in just 3.4 overs with some big hitting that was reminiscent of a Sixes