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XII No.11 - Sunday June 2 - Saturday June 15, 2013

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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 North Championship

Nopniwat Krailerg
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 Mai.

Athletes 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 the future.

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.

Nopniwat Krailerg
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 way.
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 wickets.
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 match.

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Chess lovers take note!

1st Lanna Adventures North Championship

Lanna Tigers lead Division 2

On tour to Chiang Mai


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