Wachara Nuraman crowned “Mr.
Wachara Nuraman from Bangkok Gym won the Mr. Thailand
title on November 20th at the Alcazar Cabaret.
Thailand 1999, Wachara Nuraman
Thirty of the Kingdom’s top bodybuilders competed for
the title in weight classes ranging from 60 - 75 kilograms and above.
The winners of the different weight classes were Sri
Namkeud, Seksan Sanseng, Thanakorn Sananklang, Sakhorn Matrawangsaeng and
At the end of the weight class competitions, Wachara
Nuraman, recently the silver medal winner at the SEA Games, was chosen the
1999 champ of the champs.
The Body Builders Association of Thailand promotes the athletic
competition. Association President Yanyong Khukasemkit presided over the
event, while Sombat Phetrakul opened the body builder’s competition.
SGP tops in PSC fishing tourney
Two boats with six fishermen aboard were entered in the
Pattaya Sports Club Deep Sea Fishing Tournament held Sunday November 7.
SGP team ended up with a total of 66.6 pounds of good eating fish for the
day, enough to take the sponsor’s top spot for the tournament.
Brian Clayton, fishing with the SGP (Seaboard Gourmet
Products) fishing team on Captain Dang’s boat, landed a 13.5 pound and a
12.5 pound Pompano to take the individual fisherman top prize for the
tournament. Middy Campbell checked in with a 11.5 pound Pompano fish to
take the individual second place for the day. While Terry Sylvester on the
same team came in with a 9.0 pound, and a 8.0 pound Pompano fish. The SGP
team ended up with a total of 66.6 pounds of good eating fish for the day,
enough to take the sponsor’s top spot for the tournament.
The Bull Ring Bar team fishing on Captain Jong’s boat
landed four nice Pompano totaling 41 pounds of fish for the day, but took
no prizes home. Fishing on the Bull Ring’s team were “Kiwi” Brian,
Jim Randall, and Jim Crispin.
The next PSC Deep Sea Fishing Tournament is scheduled
for Tuesday December 14, 1999. This will be the year end tournament.
To enter please contact Carl Engel PSC fishing chairman at phone
410-228, fax 426-121, or e-mail [email protected] or drop by SGP Caf้,
or The Bull Ring Bar Soi Yodsak North Pattaya to register for the
tournament and talk about fishing.
Panthers maul Japanese!
A group of enraged panthers recently attacked some
visiting Japanese tourists. Spokesman for the Japanese Mori San said,
“It was a fair fight and we were actually beating them till the last
thirty seconds, before the panthers were pulled off by officials.”
No, this was not the “Panther escapes from the zoo”
story, but the now legendary battle on the Rugby field between the Pattaya
Panthers and the Bangkok Japanese side.
Captains reval in the camaraderie after a hard day on the pitch.
It had been a see-saw competition between the two
teams, with the Japanese scoring first blood, only to be brought back by
the Panthers. The visitors then pulled ahead again but once more the rag
tag and bobtail Pattaya team played well together under new captain Adrian
(I’m trying to fly with the eagles) Sparrow and overhauled the Japanese
side. With one minute to go the Japanese ran in for another try to make
the local side’s lead only one point. The visitors only needed the
conversion to win.
The tension was evident as the Japanese goal-kicker
approached the ball. He had not missed one conversion all day - but he
missed that one! The Panthers and their supporters were jubilant! Another
win, close at 19-18, but a win never the less!
Celebrations were held that evening at Delaney’s Pub,
with the trophy being presented by Kim Fletcher to the victorious
Panthers. Adrian Sparrow in his acceptance speech congratulated all who
had played and nominated the Japanese fullback as player of the match.
Unfortunately, he could not be present as he had to go back to Bangkok to
have his Panther wounds treated. In his stead, the remaining Japanese team
challenged the Panthers to boat races, using sake instead of beer.
The rematch has been planned for February.
Kronborg wins 2nd round of PSC Darts
The standings at the end of the second round of the
Pattaya Sports Club Darts League were Cafe Kronborg (17), Mick’s Place
(16), Pleasure Dome (10), The Thistle (7), Londoner (6) and Kennel Dogs
The third round started on the 1st of November
following a night off to enjoy the Drawn Pairs for Pattaya Sports Club
members held at the Cafe Kronborg on 25 October, which was won by Nee and
Egon from Kran and Koo.
The first week saw Kronborg, Mick’s and Thistle
winning their matches convincingly for no change in their standings. The
next week Kronborg, Mick’s and Pleasure Dome came in winners, once more
maintaining the status quo. On the third week The Thistle, after sharing
the singles matches, won all the doubles giving them a victory over Cafe
Kronborg. Mick’s Place, helped by another 180 from Song, defeated
Pleasure Dome which put them 1 point in the lead. Londoner won against
The following week Kennel Dogs drew with Kronborg by
winning the teams game, Mick’s beat Londoner to put them 2 points in the
lead and Pleasure Dome had a good win over The Thistle.
The stage was now set for another struggle between
Mick’s Place and Kronborg. Kronborg needed to win to share the lead, but
Mick’s got away to a good start by winning 6 of the 8 singles, leaving
Kronborg the task of winning all the doubles and the Team’s to win. They
almost made it, losing only one doubles and the match. Meanwhile, Londoner
managed a win playing Pleasure Dome and Thistle won well playing Kennel
All in all the whole round saw some close matches and
some very consistent finishing. A number of pegs over 100 were thrown,
although there was not the plethora of 180s thrown last round. Standings
are: Mick’s Place (26), Cafe Kronborg (22), Pleasure Dome (14), The
Thistle (13), Londoner (10) and Kennel Dogs (5).
The final round of the season commences on December 13 and should see
some very good darts thrown and a lot of fun had.
Hammill hammers home PoM award
PSC Golf from the Bunker
Green Valley - Tuesday, 30 November (Stableford)
Just one point separated three players for the coveted
Bunker Player of the Month award. Several favourites, including George
Meigh and Norman Brooks, fell way at the last hurdle, setting up a close
fought affair with both Roy “Tiger” Mitchell and old timer Colin
Morgan finishing in the tracks of Gary Hammill.
Gary is the “man of the moment” and, taking
advantage of his useful handicap, secured just 26 Stableford points at the
Green Valley course to scrape home by a short nose.
Roy “Tiger” Mitchell, an outsider on the final day,
collected 39 points and joined Colin Morgan for 2nd place. Colin secured
just 30 points on the day.
A record 43 members turned out for the Bunker, yet only
3 players returned scores better than their handicap. Most players found
the windy conditions along with the extra fast greens difficult to cope
with. The course was very well manicured and there were no complaints
about the inability of players unable to score many points.
Tommy (5 club) Jeeves secured 41 points to win the
daily event. Tommy got a birdie on a par 3, and with 2 strokes a hole,
Tommy got 5 points. Visiting pro Keith commented, “If I got a
hole-in-one, I still wouldn’t attain 5 points.”
Viv Lill, coming to grips with her new 31 handicap,
scored 29 points on the day and it appears the new handicapping system
Another big handicapper has returned to the fold in the
shape of Les Winche. Les started with the original formation of the
Society, played for 18 months, contributed 1,500 baht in entry fees and
never won anything, so whatever your success, the best of luck to you Les.
A big welcome return to the Bunker Society.
The winners of the day’s play and first round of the
Club Singles Championship were Tommy Jeeves with 41 points, Roy
“Tiger” Mitchell with 39 points and Les Winche with 36 points.
It has been suggested that next year, all winners of the P.O.T.M. award
should contest in a one off game to decide the “Bunker Player of the
Year Award.” Maybe a free trip to Hawaii could be arranged for the
overall winner? Sweet dreams.
Old home week
PSC TAGGS... golf from the Hare House
Wednesday, November 24 - Pattaya Country Club (Pairs
1st: Jay Nakagawa & Jay Quick, Gross 72, Net 67.2
2nd: Glen Dragland & Stefan Hoge, Gross 78, Net 67.8
3rd: Hans Collett & Adi Mayer, Gross 71, Net 68.0
It’s beginning to feel like Old Home Week in the Hare
House every time there’s a competition. Well regarded friends are
popping up from all over the globe, escaping the cold winter in their
homelands and seeking the solace of the golfing paradise we call Pattaya.
In addition to the old hands, there are new faces as
well. Jay Nakagawa, who plays off 14, teamed up with Jay Quick, who plays
off 10, to compete in their first golf contest out of the Hare House on
Wednesday, the 24th of November. They made an impressive debut shooting an
even par 72 off the sticks to win the Pairs Scramble at Pattaya Country
Club with a net 67.2.
In second place were a couple of Canadians. Stefan Hoge
just arrived back and he didn’t waste anytime climbing up on the podium.
He teamed up with Lassie Dragland and together they shot a net 67.8 for
the penultimate spot on the leader board.
Germany’s Adi Mayer, playing off nine, is on his way
out of Thailand. Sweden’s Hans Collett, playing off six, has just
arrived. They did very well shooting the best gross of the day with a one
under par 71. That translated to a net 68.0 and put them in the third spot
on the podium. Poor Adi is headed back to Munich where there will be 50
cm. of snow awaiting his arrival. We can only hope he is an avid skier.
Friday, November 26 - Siam Country Club (Stableford)
1st: Marc Jernigan, 40 points
2nd: Stephen Beard, 39 points
3rd: Glen Dragland, 36 points
Marc Jernigan played a great round at Siam Country Club
on Friday, November 26, and won the weekly TAGGS Stableford competition
with 40 points. Playing off 19, Marc made eight pars en route to a gross
87 and a welcome win for the popular American.
TAGGS Chairman Stephen Beard took the second spot in a
singles event for the third consecutive time with 39 points. Stephen,
playing off 19, was a Division Winner in the Diana Gold tournament and has
obviously pulled out of a prolonged slump just in time for his birthday
and the TAGGS Invitational.
Four golfers finished with 36 points, with Lassie
Dragland winning the count back against Muffy Kerr, Jim Little, and
The Hare House was pleased to welcome Soi Post Office neighbor Peter
Yeast who was playing in his first TAGGS competition. Also playing for the
first time this week were Tom Kelly, Kurt Loosi, and George Nicholson.
Returning to the fold were Mark Westendorf, Jim Aspin, Rupert Jeffery, and
Andrew Gossage. Andrew, who plays off 2, had the Low Gross at Siam where
he shot a 78.
PSC Golf in December
On Sunday 12th December, Lewiinski’s go to Great Lake
for a Stableford competition, leaving at 11.00 a.m.
On Monday 13th December, PSC Golf from the Caf้
Kronborg goes to Natural Park Resort for stroke play leaving at 8.15 a.m.,
and the Splinter Golf Group from the Green Bottle, leaving at 09.45 a.m.,
go to Laem Chabang, playing Stableford.
On Tuesday the 14th, Pattaya Golf Society from the
Bunker play Stableford at Natural Park Resort, while Lewiinski’s go to
Laem Chabang to play stroke. On Wednesday 15th December, it is stroke play
at Khao Kheow from the Green Bottle and a pairs medal competition at
Century Banchang from Hare House.
On Thursday 16th December it is the PSC Memorial
Classic at Great Lake. Entry Forms are in all venues and Delaney’s, so
sign-up early. Field strictly limited to 120.
Finally for the week on December 17th, the Green Bottle
stay local at Siam Country Club, while Hare House go to Green Valley, both
Stableford competitions and Scandic Hotel play their weekly scramble at
Coming up next week, on December 21st, is the annual
Scandic Open at Eastern Star.
The December Schedule can be seen at all PSC Golf Venues, at
Delaney’s, in Pattaya Mail and on the PSC Web Site at
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