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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.

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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 table.
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

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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 Mai.
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 year.
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] commons)

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 internationally.
“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 Tour.
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 enjoy visiting.
“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 Masters.
“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 previously.”
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 behind Kiradech.
“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.

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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 the tournament.
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 in Thailand

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 events.”
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)


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Lanna Tigers home game results in a draw

IBank Pencak Silat Thailand Championship 2014 in Chiang Mai

Schwartzel and Kiradech add star power to Chiang Mai Golf Classic in July

Chiang Mai swinging into action for the Golf Classic Tournament 2014

Seniors World Cup in Thailand