Chiang Mai Golf Classic
postponed to November
Pro golfer Jason Dufner from the United
States is one of the golfers scheduled to compete in the Chiang Mai Golf
Classic. He won his first PGA Tour in the 2012 Zurich Classic of New
Orleans when he defeated Ernie Els on the second hole of a sudden death
playoff. (Photo courtesy of Chiang Golf Classic 2014).
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
The Chiang Mai Golf Classic, originally scheduled to be held from July 3
-6, 2014 postponed the event to November 13 – 16, 2014. The organizers
of the Chiang Mai Golf Classic presented by PTT said that the US$750,000
tournament is still fully supported by all sponsors and their continuing
commitment to maintaining this prestigious tournament in Chiang Mai. The
tournament is aimed at promoting professional golf in Thailand as well
as Chiang Mai which is well-known among the golfing world for offering
top quality courses, accommodation and beautiful scenery and culture.
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. Pro international golfers Charl Adriaan
Schwartzel and Jason Dufner are two players scheduled to compete in the
the Division 1 table
Win over Trat FC boosts Chiang Mai FC one place
Recio Matias Eduardo celebrates his second goal
in the match against Trat FC on June 28, 2014.
Chiang Mai FC played host to Trat FC on June 28, 2014 at the 700 Year
Stadium and despite having seen star player Angello Machuca banned for the
match, saw key players like Pipat Thonkanya and Recio Matisas Eduardo step
up to fill the gap.
Ranked 9th on the table at the start of the match, the Lanna Tigers played
an attacking game but the visitors, ranked 16th on the table, scored a goal
in the 7th minute of the first half, with a header by Sathaporn Daengthong.
However, the Tigers fought back and equalized the score only two minutes
after the first score with a goal by Recio Matias Eduardo, his first after
signing a contract with the Chiang Mai FC.
He made a second goal only a few minutes later, in the 12th minute of the
match, giving the home team a 2 – 1 advantage to a screaming home crowd.
Although the visitors fought back they failed to score again and the Tigers
won the match and moved up one place in the Division 1 table to number 8.
However, their following match, when the Chiang Mai FC visited Nakhon Pathom
United on July 6, 2014 saw the team fail to score in a match that ended 0 –
0 as both teams remained scoreless until the end of the match.
Their next game was a home game on July 12 at the 700 Year Stadium at 6 p.m.
Oliveira Alves Diego played an attacking game
against Trat FC.
Beginners basketball competition
Chiang Mai University hosted the 2nd annual
Beginners CMU Basketball Competition 2014, which was held for beginning
players. Players who have not taken part in any regional, provincial or
national action took part in the competition which began on June 15 and
ended July 1, 2014. The winner of the competition was Mita A while the
CMU team took second place.
Knock out in
Muay Thai match
Chet Sit Thahan Ek (right) overwhelmed
Denwonwit Po Pui Boon Phuet (left) and won the match in a knockout in
the 4th round at Kalare Night Bazaar Boxing Stadium on July 2, 2014
(Photo by Noppadol Namwongphrom)
Trekking and cycling take center stage in Chiang Mai eco-tourism
Chinese visitors from outdoor athletic
manufacturer Columbia participated in an eco-tour of Chiang Mai on
bicycles in a bid to promote Chiang Mai’s athletic potential to Chinese
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
Chiang Mai held a cycling tour hosted by the Thai Chamber of
Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand and Tourism Authority of
Thailand, Shanghai Office for representatives from Columbia China Co.
Ltd, manufacturer of world class outdoor equipment and Chinese media who
visited Chiang Mai from June 27 – July 3, 2014 to learn more about the
cycling and trekking opportunities in Chiang Mai
Mayuree Somboon, supported the Chiang Mai city cycling trip on June 28,
2014 which started from the Chiang Mai International Convention and
Exhibition Center to many important cultural attractions such as Huay
Tung Tao reservoir, Three Kings Monuments and Thapae Gate as well as
many stunning natural attractions such as Huai Nam Dang, Doi Inthanon
National Park, Inthanon Royal Project Foundation and Wat Phra That Doi
Suthep. This tour aims to support ecotourism service and also publicize
historical and cultural attractions for Chinese tourists.
With its great natural beauties and athletic outdoor lifestyle Chiang
Mai can provide tourists with both natural attractions and cultural and
historical attractions. The Chiang Mai tour offered Chinese visitors the
opportunity to enjoy cycling and trekking around the city and will
increase the positive relationship between China and Thailand.
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