Lanna Tigers home
game results in a draw
Welcomes Krabi FC to Chiang Mai on June 1
The Chiang Mai FC played strongly against
Angthong FC, leaving the 2nd ranked team to settle with a draw.
The Chiang Mai FC Lanna Tigers currently stand 9th on the table
of the Yamaha League 1 division proved too strong for the second ranked
visitors Angthong FC at home on May 17, 2104.
The second ranked Angthong played a strong attacking game, coming close
to making several goals in the first half but only Guston Raul Gonzalez
managed a goal at the 22nd minute. The Tigers also came close to making
a goal but it was blocked. In injury time Anggelo Machuca of the Tigers
was given a red card for arguing with the referee after a decision
leaving the Chiang Mai FC only ten players for the second half.
The host played strongly and Babo Mark Landry scored a goal to draw the
game at the 65th minute. Angthong FC also lost a player to a red card
when Coulibaly Amrial fouled one of the Tiger players.
The game ended in a 1 -1 draw, leaving the hosts still sitting at 9th on
The Chiang Mai FC also played in the Thaicom FA Cup 3rd round on May 21
against Ratchaburi FC at home, the game resulted in a 3 -3 draw but
Ratchaburi scored in penalty kicks winning the match 5 -3. After the
game a Ratchaburi fan punched Tiger’s player Jung Chulwoon in the
players’ room, the team manager informed the police who pursued the fan.
The Tigers were scheduled to play away at Sriracha FC at Chonburi on May
24 but the game was postponed to June 4. The Tigers play Sunday, June 1
at the 700 Year Stadium where they welcome Krabi FC at 6 p.m.
IBank Pencak Silat Thailand Championship 2014 in Chiang Mai
Pencak silat encompasses many forms of
Indonesian martial arts including hand to hand combat and the use of weapons
such as daggers. (Photo from pencaksilatthailand.com
The Pencak Silat Association will hold the IBank Pencak Silat Thailand
Championship 2014 to compete for the Cup of His Royal Highness Prince
Dipangkorn Rasmijoti from June 1- 7, 2014 at Prince Royal’s College, Chiang
Panu Uthairat, President of Pencak Silat Association of Thailand said that
the competition, sponsored by the Islamic Bank, will provide opportunities
for Pencak Silat athletes from clubs all over the region to compete, enhance
their skills and experience and promote the sport in all regions of
Thailand. Athletes for the Thailand national team will be selected from the
competition to represent Thailand at the World Championships in Phuket next
Pencak Silat encompasses all Indonesian martial arts, including the use of
weapons as well as hand to hand combat.
Schwartzel and Kiradech add star power to Chiang Mai Golf Classic in July
Last year’s winner Scott Hend is scheduled
to return to defend his title this year (Photo by PVT [email protected]
Former Masters Tournament champion Charl Schwartzel and reigning Asian
Tour number one Kiradech Aphibarnrat will lend their star credentials at
the Chiang Mai Golf Classic presented by PTT in July.
Title holder Scott Hend of Australia and Korean star K.T. Kim, a
multiple winner in Japan, have also confirmed their participation in the
prestigious US$750,000 full-field Asian Tour tournament at the
award-winning Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai from July 3-6.
The powerful quartet will join US PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner
of the United States who was earlier announced as the first marquee name
for the Chiang Mai Golf Classic, which was successfully launched in the
northern city of Chiang Mai last season.
Chiang Mai’s Governor Wichien Puthiwinyoo said: “We are honoured to host
the Chiang Mai Golf Classic presented by PTT on the Asian Tour for the
second time. Chiang Mai is a beautiful province with friendly people and
I am sure the golfers will be happy to return for the tournament and
take the opportunity to enjoy the culture, local food and destinations
that we have to offer.
“We are delighted that four more world-class stars have confirmed their
participation in the Chiang Mai Golf Classic. With the inclusion of
Charl Schwartzel, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Scott Hend and K.T. Kim, along
with Jason Dufner, golf fans in Thailand and television viewers from
around the world will be treated to a great tournament.”
Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai General Manager, Thaweewat Thaweephon
added: “Our club is privileged to be a part of the Chiang Mai Golf
Classic once again. Through the success of last year’s inaugural event,
Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai won the Best Golf Resort award from the
Asian Tour which shows that our championship is well accepted
“I would like to thank the Chiang Mai Province, Asian Tour and IMG who
have selected Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai to be the host venue. A big
‘Thank You’ to all sponsors of the tournament which will extensively
promote Chiang Mai and Thailand to the world.”
Schwartzel, holder of 12 international victories including the 2011
Masters Tournament, is looking forward to a return to the Land of Smiles
as he was victorious in the 2012 Thailand Golf Championship on the Asian
Schwartzel said: “I am looking forward to my first appearance at the
Chiang Mai Golf Classic presented by PTT. I have enjoyed some success in
Thailand in the past and it would be fantastic if I can produce my best
golf once again to secure my second victory in the country which I truly
“I have heard a lot of wonderful comments about the Alpine Golf Resort
Chiang Mai and also the city of Chiang Mai and I can’t wait to get
there. This year, I have played some good golf but it would be great if
I can land my first victory of 2014 in Chiang Mai.”
The exciting talents of Kiradech, who became the third Thai player to
win the prestigious Asian Tour Order of Merit title last year, will be
on full display once more at the Chiang Mai Golf Classic.
Last year, the long-hitting Thai finished tied fifth at the Alpine Golf
Resort Chiang Mai, which was named the Best Golf Resort at the Asian
Tour’s 2013 Awards Night recently.
“I am looking forward to playing in Chiang Mai again. I played pretty
well in the inaugural tournament and I hope to put on another good
showing in front of my fans. The Alpine course suits my eye and style of
play, so hopefully, I will have another chance to win in July,” said
Kiradech, who finished fourth in the recent CIMB Niaga Indonesian
“After a slow start to my 2014 campaign, I feel that my game is coming
back to its best and hopefully I can secure my first Asian Tour victory
in Thailand as my other victories have been in India and Malaysia
The powerful Hend is looking forward to a return to the Alpine Golf
Resort Chiang Mai, which served up one of three victories for him last
season en route to finishing second on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit
“It will be fun to defend my title against what is looking to be another
strong field in July with the likes of Charl Schwartzel, Kiradech
Aphibarnrat, Jason Dufner and K.T. Kim in the field,” said the Aussie.
“I enjoyed winning the Chiang Mai Golf Classic last year after shooting
a final round of 64 to win by three shots and those are good memories to
bring with me when I go back to Chiang Mai to defend my title.”
The 27-year-old Kim, who started his career on the Asian Tour with one
victory before going on to win five times in Japan, hopes to return to
winning ways after bursting onto the professional scene several years
ago. He rose to 25th in the world rankings in 2011 and also qualified to
play in the Presidents Cup for the International Team.
“I am looking forward to returning onto the Asian Tour where I first
started my career. It will be exciting to participate in the Chiang Mai
Golf Classic alongside several Major champions and the finest players
from the Asian Tour,” said Kim.
The Chiang Mai Golf Classic will continue to promote Chiang Mai as a
leading golfing and tourist destination through the four days of live
broadcasts on the Asian Tour’s global television platform, which reaches
over 180 countries and 625 million homes.
The Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai, designed by Ron M. Garl, is located
in a valley between mountain ranges in the heart of the San Kampaeng
natural forests and boasts of natural beauty. (PR)
Chiang Mai swinging into action for the Golf Classic Tournament 2014
Charl Schwartzel was one of the golfers who
participated in the promotional video and will also be competing in the
2nd Annual Chiang Mai Golf Classic Tournament.
The Chiang Mai Golf Classic Tournament 2014, which is set to begin June
30, 2014 is swinging into action as organizers prepare for the second
international golf tournament to be held in Chiang Mai. Deputy Governor
Chareonrit Sa-nguansat reported that preparations for the tournament
were nearly complete and that organizers had held a blessing ceremony at
3 Kings Monument on May 2 in order to bring success and good fortune to
A promotional video has been released showing star players visiting key
Ching Mai and Lamphun attractions including Charl Schwartzel who visited
the OTOP Center in San Kamphaeng, Jason Dufner at the Maesa Elephant
Camp, Scott Hend at Ban Tawai, Paradorn Srichapan at Wat Phra That Doi
Kham, Kiradech Aphibarnrat at Wat Sri Suphan and K.T. Kim at Lamphun’s
woven fabric institution.
The internationally broadcast event will bring top Asian and European
players to Chiang Mai to compete for the title and will also help to
promote Chiang Mai to the world.
Seniors World Cup
Thailand will host the 9th Seniors Football
Cup in Sa Kaeo June 2 -7, 2014
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Senior Footballer’s
Association of Thailand and Sa Kaeo Provincial Administration Office are
jointly organising the “9th Seniors World Cup 2014” from the 2-7 June in
the province of Sa Kaeo.
This annual sporting competition is part of the TAT-backed
“International Recreation for Tourism Project”, which aims to promote
Thailand to the world as a major sports tourism destination. This year’s
much-anticipated event is expected to attract 350 footballers and
football fanatics from around the world.
Mr. Apichart Intharapongpan, Deputy Governor for Policy and Planning of
TATsaid, “Sports tourism is set to become a key marketing strategy for
TAT in its ongoing drive to attract new and more diverse visitors to
Thailand. This Seniors World Cup 2014 provides an excellent opportunity
for people to come and make use of our high-quality sporting facilities
and enjoy some great sporting action. We know that it is events like
these that will make Thailand a preferred destination for sporting
The 9th Seniors World Cup 2014 in Sa Kaeo will see matches played by
eight enthusiastic teams hailing from England, Scotland, Australia,
Iran, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Taiwan
and home-team Thailand.
On top of the fun and friendly football matches in the competition, all
players and participants get the chance to explore the region through
specially-designed tour programmes that showcase the main tourist
attractions and activities in Sa Kaeo. Among the delights to be enjoyed
are the chance to see performances of Thai dramatic arts and Muay Thai
exhibitions. In addition, everyone will get to enjoy delicious examples
of the local Thai food and experience a Thai traditional massage.
TAT estimates that the six-day event will help generate tourism revenue
of more than 10 million Baht for Sa Kaeo and nearby provinces.
The Thailand’s Seniors World Cup was held for the first time in 2006 in
Phuket with the aim of raising funds to help victims of the 2004 tsunami
and their families. The event was a great success and so has since been
held annually, and rotated to different locations in the kingdom. (TAT)