Ambassador Aces robbed by Bangkok Bullies!
The 10-strong local squash club, under the captaincy of
Steve Henry, put up a brave fight against the might of the 100-member squash team of the
British Club of Bangkok at the Ambassador City Jomtien squash courts last weekend.
This was a return match against the Bangkokians, who had lost the
previous encounter against the locals in a close 5:3 decision. The chairman of the squash
section of the British Club in Bangkok, Peter Corney, even admitted that the strength and
determination of the Eastern Seaboard team had caught the Bangkok group unawares on their
The rematch was one of the closest squash championships seen in recent
history. Each side was supposed to field 10 men, however, one of Jomtiens
"men" was the redoubtable Tukta, who despite her size was more than a match for
the Bangkok man opposing her. Tukta disposed of John Vivien 3-2. Both captains won their
brackets and the tension began to mount. At the end, it was a 10 all draw. Bangkok
couldnt believe it and Jomtiens little club was exhausted!
A "count-back" was called for and a tally of individual games
was taken. The plucky Ambassador City side going down by 21-20. The Bangkok side might
have won the battle, but the war is just beginning! There is another rematch planned for
September, and this will be held in Bangkok.
It is obvious that the local side needs more players. They train at the
Ambassador City Jomtien and have full use of their 8 glass-backed squash courts. One of
their top players is John Nutkins, a professional coach and referee, who really enjoys
seeing new blood entering the sport and all the local members welcome all players, novices
or old timers, experienced or otherwise.
With the Ambassador City Jomtien courts being air-conditioned, it is not so physically
demanding to play down here as it is in Bangkok. Anyone who would like to join should
contact Michael Iqbal on 723 520 or contact the Ambassador City directly on 255 501. The
local team trains on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Pattaya Marathon returns this month
The Amazing Thailand Amazing Pattaya Marathon 1999 will
be hitting the streets on July 17 & 18.
The Pattaya Fun Run will be held on Saturday, July 17th beginning on
Beach Road in front of Sois 4 and 5. For full details of the Fun Run, contact TAT Pattaya
on Phratumnak Hill, tel. (38) 428 750, 427 667, fax 429 113.
The Marathon (42.195 km), Half Marathon (21.1 km) and Quarter Marathon
(10.55 km) will be run on Sunday, July 18. The start and finish for all three runs will be
on Beach Road between Sois 4 and 5. The routes for the three races will be the same as
The Marathon will begin at 5:00 a.m., the Half Marathon at 5:30 a.m.
and the Quarter Marathon at 6:00 a.m. Official timing for all three races will is
scheduled to stop at 11:00 a.m.
The first three finishers of the Marathon, Half Marathon and Quarter
Marathon of all age groups will be awarded with honorary trophies. 4th through 6th places
will receive medals. Runners who finish before 11:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
respectively will be eligible for medals, as well as certificates of honor.
Entry fees are 500 baht for the marathon (700 baht during the final
week leading up to the race), 300 baht (& 500 baht) for the half marathon and 100 baht
for the quarter marathon.
Application may be made by post by sending application with money order
or bill of exchange to Director, Finance Division, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Le
Concorde Bldg. 202 Ratchadaphisek Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok, 10310 (please enclose
self-addressed envelope and send your letter by 10 July 1999).
Application can be made in person at TAT Bangkok, TAT Pattaya, the Amateur Athletic
Association of Thailand, Central Festival Shopping Center Pattaya, all branches of
Robinsons Department Store, Jog & Joy Magazine, and Running Sport Trophy Co.
Safer than sex
The Sattahip Sheiks and the Jomtien Trojans brought heat
and passion to the diamond at this weeks Pattaya Sports Club softball game on Sunday
June 20. It was a roller coaster ride, as the juices flowed and the teams split the
The Sheiks opened the scoring with three in the first with Jimmy (The
Key) Lockhead and Mike (Mr. Ice) Berg providing the offensive punch.
The Trojans put up one in the bottom of the second as Copasetic Curt
slipped one in to left center.
Not to be outdone, the Sheiks Gordon Lightfoot slapped a two run
homer to center extending the lead.
When Kiwi Rick and Mark (The) Natural added back-to-back doubles in the
top of the fifth, the Sheiks put the game away for good.
A seventh inning rally by the Trojans produced three runs but they
still came up short eight to four.
The nightcap was a defensive battle and a real thriller. With their
libido hanging in the balance, the Trojans played sparkling defense, frustrating the
In the top of the fourth, a double by Dial Tone Jim provided the
Trojans with their first run of the game.
Vagabond Mike had a double in the fifth to give the Trojans two more
and all they would need to emerge triumphant.
Pittsburgh Al at first and Serve and Folly Peter in left came up with
the defensive gems, as the Sheiks cold only shoot blanks, giving the Trojans a rare
shutout victory three to zip.
Games are every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Pattaya School #7 on Sukhumvit Road just past
Greenway driving range and Caltex gas station. Equipment is provided and refreshments are
available. All are welcome.
All tied atop Premier Darts
Three weeks into the new Premier Darts League season and
five teams are tied atop the table.
Tippys lost their first game of the season, even after jumping
out to a 6-2 lead. Going into the doubles, Pook and players collapsed losing all 4 pairs,
but won the beer at Madison Square Garden (no punches thrown).
The steady Bunker played the Spice Girls from the Scottish Bar and lost
the game but won the main game (the beer leg). Mr. Loy checked out with 102 (another
miracle). Texxan Inn beat SGP both games (Middy is already expecting the wooden spoon
again). Billy & Da beat Sweet Mango game but lost the beer.
Keith from Rose Garden with high out 116 (but dont ask how).
Next week sees Tippys vs. Texxan Inn, Mango vs. Rose Garden,
Billy & Da vs. Bunker, and SGP vs. Thistle.
Billy & Da
Norman follows Parks to top of leader board
The conditions were perfect for this weeks Pattaya
Golf Society Stableford meeting at New Century Ban Chang. This course is a tough test of
golf with its undulating fairways, not cut too generously in many areas. However, the
scenic beauty of New Century is a great attraction and there is a distinct improvement in
the greens keeping services.
The two main combatants on this day were Welshman Norman Brooks and
Yorkshireman Roy (Tiger) Mitchell. Both carded 37 points, with Norman gaining first place
on the count back.
Norman could well have been inspired by the marvelous play of rookie
Welshman David Park in his first two entries in the European Tour during the past weeks or
Last weeks Pattaya Golf Societys visit to Pattaya Country
Club on Tuesday 15th June saw a large entry. Perfect conditions prevailed and this was
reflected in some of the recorded scores.
"A" flight was won easily by Mike Parsons with 7 under par.
His gross score of 86 was the best score he has achieved in competition.
Second, three shots behind, was George Meigh, playing his first game
for several weeks following a visit home to Wales. George won second place on count back
from Hannu Kemila. It was quite an event for Hannu to be out of the frame.
"B" flight winner was Bill Jones with a net 66.
"5-Club" Tommy Jeeves followed 6 shots behind.
It should also be mentioned that Bill Jones, playing off 25, achieved
back to back birdies on the 14th and 15th holes.
At the present time, Hannu Kemila is racing away with the Player of the
Month award with 11 under par.
Colin Morgan has been missing for several weeks and it is hoped his
health problems are cleared up soon.
Barnes and Haddon winners at Khao Kheow and Pattaya
Pattaya Sports Club Golf from the Café
Khao Kheow - June 21st (Stableford)
Good scores on this challenging course in fine weather.
Winner: Barry Barnes, 38 points C/B
2nd: Doug Powell, 38 points
3rd: Udo Wack, 37 points
Pattaya Country Club - Thursday 24th June (Stroke)
Continued good weather again set the scene for good scores.
Winner: Nic Haddon, Net 69 C/B
2nd: Ebrahim, Net 69
3rd: Steve Smith, Net 72
Green Valley - Monday 14th June (Stableford)
Philippe Berra, continuing in good form, just fails to take the podium
with Bernie Tuppin winning by one Stableford point.
Winner: Bernie Tuppin, 35 points
2nd: Philippe Berra, 34 points
Eastern Star - Thursday 17th June (Stroke)
The course proved to be more challenging than usual as best of the day
was Dave Richardsons net 75. Next best was net 77 in a four way count-back.
Winner: Dave Richardson, Net 75
2nd: Ebrahim, Net 77 C/B
3rd: Udo Wack, Net 77
C/B Herbie Ishinaga & Bill Jones
PSC Independence Day Tournament
On Monday, July 5, the Pattaya Sports Club will have
their annual American Independence Day tournament. The entry fee is 1200 baht, which
includes green and caddie fees, an American 4th of July buffet, and a commemorative golf
The format is Stableford and the competition will be held at Phoenix
Country Club. There are sign up sheets in all the regular Pattaya Sports Club golf venues,
and tee times will be assigned on Sunday night. The post tournament buffet will also be
the birthday party for local PGA pro Richard Livingston, and will be held at the Hare
House on Soi Post Office.
Have you been craving a good burger or hot dog lately? Sign up today and be ready to
eat until they roll you down Soi Post Office like a bowling ball.
Special celebration for 800th Run
Pattaya Hash House Harriers are celebrating their 800th
Run this Monday July 5th. Lots of prizes, unlimited beer, special T-shirt and a dinner at
the Scandi Bar. Males 350 baht, females 200 baht.
Important: Sign-Up at The Hare House in Soi Post Office starts at 2:30
p.m. and bus leaves at 3:30 p.m., an hour earlier than usual. Bring a swimsuit besides
your usual running gear.
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