The Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes will soon be here again, this will be the 23rd year the Sixes has been held in Chiang Mai (the official name is now the San Miguel Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes). The competition and all its attendant frivolity, high-jinx and beer guzzling will take place from March 28th to April 3rd at the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club. If you don’t already know what the tournament is all about then one thing we can tell you is that you should at least spend a day out at the club. Teams from all over the world come to play cricket and compete to take home the winner’s trophy over the course of the competition. Special guest stars, as well as locals and competitors from all over the globe, make this one of the most memorable weeks of the year for everyone who attends.
For more information on the Sixes, the list of teams, fixtures and results you can go to: www.chiangmaisixes.com.
3rd Annual CMAC Tennis Tournament
The third annual tennis championships of Chiang Mai’s Athletic Conference were held at the Prem Tennis Academy on Saturday 23rd January. There were five international schools and over forty participants competing in three age divisions for the boys, and two age divisions for the girls. The results were:
16 under girls:
Champion: Samata Shakya (PREM)
13 under girls:
Champion: Kwan (Grace)
20 under boys:
Champion: Wat (NIS)
16 under boys:
Champion: Sonny (CMIS)
13 under boys:
Champion: Charles (LIST)
11 under boys:
Champion: Siam Poulson (CMIS)
Possibly one of the wackiest sporting competitions in the world will take place in
Chiang Saen from March 22nd to March
28th. The Kings Cup Elephant Polo competition has always been a big event in Thailand and is covered by journalists worldwide. It will again be hosted by Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas and will take place in the grounds of the resort. You are bound to meet loads of people and have a good laugh over the six days, which makes this more than just a sporting event. Get there at the start to see all the ceremonies, dancing and parades. You never know, you might see a few celebrities.
For more information go to: www.anantaraelephantpolo.com.
The Farangutans didn’t have the opportunity to play many games last month. Their only game was against Lanna International School which they lost 3-2. An exciting game saw the Farangutans have many chances but it was Lanna who finished much better.
Chiang Mai Softball League will be playing softball on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. on the Payap University softball field. Players of all ages and abilities welcome. For more information please contact Austin at 081 033 8744 or [email protected]
January 2010 has been a victorious month for young Team Elite player, Smart, a Grade 8 student from the Prem Tinsulanonda International School. Smart was champion yet again after an exciting playoff finish at the Srixon-Cleveland Junior Golf Tournament. The event was held on 30-31 January at the Inthanon Golf Club and sponsored by the Northern Thailand Junior Golf Club (NTJGC).