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Chiang Mai Golf Classic postponed

Organizers announced the postponement of the Chiang Mai Golf Classic. File photo of organizers and trophy with former Chiang Mai Governor Wichien Puthiwinyoo.

Organizers of the Chiang Mai Golf Classic presented by PTT have announced the postponement of the US$750,000 Asian Tour tournament scheduled at the Alpine Golf Resort Chiangmai from July 3-6, 2014 to a later date this year.
All sponsors of the event have expressed their full support and continued commitment towards the prestigious tournament which is aimed at promoting professional golf in Thailand as well as the city of Chiang Mai and Thailand.
The event is scheduled to be broadcast live on all four days on the Asian Tour’s global television platform which will promote Chiang Mai and Thailand across the world.


Thai mini-marathon with a difference takes runners through the sea

Runners will enjoy the unique opportunity to run a marathon in the sea.

The world’s only mini-marathon that covers a run through the sea to an offshore island is to be held on 29 June, 2014, in Chumphon province, one of Thailand’s most beautiful coastal regions, 468 kilometres south of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand.
Known as the “Annual Run through the Sea to Pithak Island, 10th Lang Suan Mini Marathon”, the 14-km race requires competitors to cover the final kilometre by running through about 30 centimetres of low-tide seawater from the mainland to Pithak Island.
The event is organised by the Chumphon Provincial Administrative Organisation, Bang Num Jued Sub-district Administration Organisation, Paknam Lang Suan Sub-district Administrative Organisation with the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Chumphon Office and a number of public and private sector organisations.
It is intended to promote and publicise health tourism and ecotourism in Chumphon, one of Thailand’s new and emerging destinations bordered by Myanmar to the West and the Gulf of Thailand to the East.
From the starting point near the Chakri Naruebet Ship Model in Paknam Lang Suan, runners cover a beautiful coastal road before hitting the last kilometre stretch to Pithak Island. Another shorter marathon, called “Run Fun Run”, covers only 3.5 kilometres from the starting point at the Mu 12 village centre in Lang Suan district but also ending at Pithak Island.
Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “We invite runners from all over the world to take part in this unique mini-marathon. There is nothing quite like this anywhere in the world, presenting a wonderful opportunity for running enthusiasts to compete in a race with a difference.”
Pithak Island has beautiful rocks and many fishing villages. When the tide is low, visitors can walk from the shore to the island. For more information: TAT Chumphon Office, Tel: 0-7750 1831/0-7750 2775-6. Lang Suan District Administrative Office Tel: 0-77545 075. Paknam Lang Suan Municipal Office Tel: 0-7755 1459/0-7756 1061. Mr. Ampol Thaneekrut, Village Headman Tel: 08-1093 1443/08-9018 0644. (TAT)

 


Tigers climb to 7th in Yamaha League 1

Babo Mark Landry scores and scores again

Babo Mark Landry has been playing strongly, scoring consistently in most games.

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Tenth placed Chiang Mai FC Lanna Tigers climbed their way up to 7th on the table in the Yamaha League 1 2014 table under the helm of new coach Somchai Chuayboonchum.
On June 1 the Tigers welcomed 14th placed Andaman Eagles from Krabi at the 700 Year Stadium. Both teams fought hard in the first half but it was Babo Mark Landry who scored early in the second half resulting in a Chiang Mai win over the visitors 1 – 0.
Babo Mark Landry also scored 2 goals in the match that was played on June 4. The match, which was delayed due to the coup, saw the Tigers play Sriracha FC at Chonburi. The visitors proved too strong for the home team and Babo Mark Landry scored his first goal of the match in a penalty kick in the 33rd minute. The penalty kick was awarded when Sriracha player Yuki Miyasawa’s hand touched the ball.
Babo Mark Landry scored the second goal of the match in the second half when the visitors attacking game proved too strong for the home team. The Tigers 2 – 0 goal saw them climb up to 8th in the table.
In the latest match Chiang Mai FC visited Khonkaen FC on June 8. At minute 34 in the first half, the host scored against the Tigers but the Tigers scored a goal in the first minute of the second half bringing the game to a draw. After the match, Chiang Mai FC stands 7th on the table with 23 points.


First ever International Ice Skating Competition in Chiang Mai

Sub-Zero Club at Central Festival hosts event

Central Festival hosted the Skate Chiang Mai 2014 ice skating competition at the Sub – Zero Ice Skate Club where skater competed in figure and hockey skating.

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The first Skate Chiang Mai 2014 ice skating competition was held at the Sub – Zero Ice Skate Club at Central Festival from Jun 6 - 8, 2014 and saw 130 competitors in ages ranging from 3 years old to 42 years old compete in several categories.
Skaters from around Thailand as well as Hong Kong and Indonesia competed in both figure skating and in ice hockey skating. Deputy Governor Chana Pangpibul was joined by Chanya Tamrongweenijchai marketing director of Major Bowl Group Co., Ltd. in presiding over the opening ceremony of “Skate Chiang Mai 2014”.The ceremony was attended by Jeeraporn Yusart, Faham Deputy Mayor; Committee of Ice Skating Institute of ASIA of Thailand; Weerachart Wathapanich, General Manager of Furama Chiang Mai Hotel and Orachorn Chanwiwattana, Director and General Manager of Central Festival Chiang Mai.
The top prize was valued at 20,000 baht and included a trophy, cash prize and entertainment package from Major Bowl Group. The second prize was a trophy and entertainment package of Major Bowl Group valued at 15,000 baht while the third place took home a trophy and entertainment package of Major Bowl Group 10,000 baht.


Adventure Racing alive and kicking in Thailand

Team 1000k triumphed in the extreme category.

A record attendance of over 160 teams took part in the 9th edition of the River Kwai Trophy- this year sponsored by Singha- dubbed “The Singha River Kwai International Trophy 2014”.
The most popular adventure race in Asia unraveled under the scorching sun, with competitors crossing the world renowned bridge over the River Kwai followed by a race day charged with a jovial and tremendous sporting atmosphere.
Competitors ventured out on a carefully crafted course of 61km consisting of: running through farmland and rocky hills, swimming across muddy lakes and the Kwai River, kayaking down the meandering river and mountain biking on thrilling trails- all in the spirit of experiencing the great outdoors the Thai countryside has on offer.
The race was composed of 2 categories- extreme and adventure. The victors of the extreme category, ‘Team 1000k’ Prawit Wongpinit and Suthat Kanyakitti (THA), triumphed in an impressive 4h: 35m, followed by ‘AMA TEAM 1’ (Jaekseri Ruengsiri and Amnaj Phrawdaeng (THA) in 4h: 40m) and team ‘Bush Whackers’ (Richard Ford and Andy Vaughan (NZ) in 4h: 46m).
The champions of the Adventure category, team ‘Feel Free’ Songsak Sripibhulbanjerd and Songpol Sripibhulbanjerd (THA), conquered the race in 4h: 10m, followed by team ‘Integrated Riding’ (Paul Gerard (UK) and Noorhakem Bin Kamil (SGP) in 4h: 32m) and team ‘The French Fries’ (Mathieu Le Gall and Damien Roussel (FRA) in 4h: 38m).


iBANK Pencak Silat Thailand Championship 2014 held in Chiang Mai

Pencak Silat athletes compete in different Indonesian marital arts at the competition held at Prince Royal’s College.

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The Islamic Bank sponsored the Pencak Silat Thailand Championship that was held at Prince Royal’s College from June 2 – June 7, 2014 and saw over 300 athletes from 40 Pencak Silat clubs compete.
Deputy Governor Navin Sintusa-ard and Panu Uthairat, the President of Pencak Silat Association of Thailand presided over the opening ceremony of iBank Pencak Silat Thailand Championship 2014 on June 2, 2014 as athletes competed for His Royal Highness Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti’ cup. The competition was organized by the Pencak Silat Association of Thailand in cooperation with the Islamic Bank of Thailand.
There were 22 gold medals awarded which included 10 medals for Men’s Tanding, 6 medals for Women’s Tanding, and the other 6 for Tunggal.
Thailand has been chosen to host the Pancak Silat International Championship 2015 which has been scheduled for January 7 - 17, 2015 in Phuket. It is expected to be joined by more than 2,000 athletes from 47 countries worldwide who participate in the Indonesian style martial arts.


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Chiang Mai Golf Classic postponed

Thai mini-marathon with a difference takes runners through the sea

Tigers climb to 7th in Yamaha League 1

First ever International Ice Skating Competition in Chiang Mai

Adventure Racing alive and kicking in Thailand

iBANK Pencak Silat Thailand Championship 2014 held in Chiang Mai