2nd Muay Thai Warriors
at 700 Year Stadium
The 2nd annual Muay Thai Warriors, World Thai boxing event was held
at the 700 Year Stadium on June 28, 2013 where the famed Saenchai
PKSaenchaigym took to the ring as well as the subject of a feature film Nong
Toom or Parinya Charoenphol, who hails from Chiang Mai and used the winnings
from fighting to pay for gender re-assignment surgery.
transgender Muay Thai fighter Nong Toom Fairtex (Right) from Chiang Mai in a
draw against Zahrah Memom from England (Left) at the 700 Year Stadium on
June 28, 2013.
Promoter General Chaiyasit Shinawatra celebrated the opening with Chiang Mai
Governor Tanin Subhasaen, President of the Provincial Administrative
Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn and Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai
Buranupakorn. The gym was filled with Muay Thai lovers and boxing
enthusiasts to watch matches that saw Nong Toom take on Zahrah Memom from
England in a fight that ended in a draw.
Saenchai P.K. SaenchaiGym beat Rafael Bohic on points while Seeoui Sor.
Sunantachai knocked out Anvar Boynazarov in the 2nd round. Superbon Tor.
Prachuabmoh won on points against Kamel Mezatni, Nattakia Pran26 knocked out
Lukas Quentin in the 3rd round, Phupingnoi Sakchatree won on points against
Carl N’Diaye Lundgren and Danny Edwards knocked out Kasalong Wor.Por Lampang
in the 3rd round. In the women’s matches Muangsingjiew Sit-Palang won on
points against Sylvie Von Douglas and special fight between Nong Toom
Fairtex from Chiang Mai and Zahrah Memom from England ended in a draw.
13th Walk Run Charity
The 13th annual Walk Run Charity Wanrapee
Mini-marathon will be held on August 3, Chief Justice of Region 5 Prakit
The 13th annual Walk Run Charity Wanrapee Mini-Marathon for HRH
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup will be held on August 3, 2013
Prakit Suwanpromma Chief Justice of Region 5 and Chairman of His Royal
Highness Krom Luang Ratchaburi Direkrit Foundation announced.
The Foundation, named after the Father of Thai Law, will hold the
mini-marathon to raise funds for scholarships for needy students. The
marathon will feature a fast walk of 3.5 km and those who reach the
finish line will receive a medallion featuring His Royal HighnessKrom
LuangRatchaburi Direkrit. In addition there will be 8 categories in the
mini- marathon of 10.5 km where the winner in each category will receive
the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn cup.
All walkers and runners are invited to submit their names for
registration on August 2, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chiang Mai
Courts. The race will begin on August 3 at 6 a.m. in front of the Chiang
Lanna Tigers remain
at the top of the table
Chiang Mai FC with no losses
Lanna Tiger Supakit Jinajai moves the ball
past a Kamphaengphet F.C. player at the home game at 700 Years Stadium
on June 30, 2013. (Photo by Lek Changply).
Chiang Mai FC retained their place at the top of the AIS Regional League
Division 2 Northern Zone table after drawing with Kamphaeng Phet F.C.
and beating Uthai Thani F.C in their last two matches.
Chiang Mai FC met with Kamphaeng Phet FC at home on June 30 at the 700
Year Stadium and the hard fought match saw Sompong Deeram score a goal
for the visitors one minute before the end of the first half. However,
the home team fought back hard and Chatchai Nakwichit scored a goal for
the Tigers giving them a 1-1 draw to retain their record.
On July 6 the Tigers visited Uthai Thani FC where number 6 Arnon Bubpha
scored a hat trick giving the Tigers a sweeping 3-0 win over the home
The Tigers continue their march towards the finals with a hope to win
the cup and move into Division 1.
Trip of a lifetime for Thai girls
Qualifiers for Women’s World Twenty20
The Thailand women’s team consists of
Sornnarin Tippoch (captain), Nattaya Boochatham (vice-captain),
Nanthanit Khoncan, Pundarika Prathanmitr, Ratanaporn Padunglerd,
Nattakan Chantham, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sainnamin Saenya, Phira-On
Khamla, Naruemol Chaiwai, Rattana Sangsoma, Premwadee Doungsin, Sirintra
By Richard Lockwood
Thailand women’s cricket team left their training camp in Chiang
Mai and headed for Ireland on 16th July as they set off on an exciting
journey to take part in the qualifying competition for the next Women’s
The Thailand team’s last weekend in Chiang Mai saw them meet up with
Asian Cricket Council Development Officer Venkatapathy Raju who played
Tests and One-Day Internationals for India and was looking to give them
as much last minute advice as he could.
The girls had two days’ intensive training at Royal Chiang Mai, the
scene of their greatest triumph when they defeated China in the final of
the ACC Women’s Championship in January.
Thailand women enjoyed a pair of convincing victories against the boys’
team from CPP as they bowled out their young opponents for well under a
hundred in both matches. Venkatapathy Raju took the ball himself so the
girls could gain experience against his still highly respectable
The opposition will be much tougher in Ireland where Thailand have been
drawn in a group with Pakistan, Netherlands and Zimbabwe. Thailand’s
first match on 23rd July comes against Pakistan who have been preparing
with a series of matches against England.
Pakistan are one of the favourites to win the competition, particularly
as they have just beaten England in a T20 match, but Thailand will have
the chance to play six matches in nine days against countries from
around the world.
The other group is made up of Sri Lanka, who beat England and India
during the last World Cup, along with hosts Ireland, Canada and Japan,
and after the initial group stages the teams will be divided into Super
Four and Plate competitions.
The last day of the competition on 31st July will see the teams play off
for their final positions, with the two finalists and the winner of the
third place play-off qualifying for the World Twenty20.
If Thailand can win a match early in the tournament and reach the Super
Four, a place in the World Twenty20 could be within their reach. This
would mean Thailand would be ranked in the world’s top ten and would
soon be facing England or Australia. What an achievement that would be
for Thailand’s women cricketers.
Thailand takes to the pitch on July 23 against Pakistan, 24th against
the Netherlands, and the 26th against Zimbabwe. The 28th will see Super
Four and Shield matches while the play offs are on the 31st.