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Vol. XIII No.14 - Sunday July 13, 2014 - Saturday July 26, 2014


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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 tournament.


Tigers climb 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.

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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 tourists.

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.


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Chiang Mai Golf Classic postponed to November

Tigers climb the Division 1 table

Beginners basketball competition

Knock out in Muay Thai match

Trekking and cycling take center stage in Chiang Mai eco-tourism
 

 



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