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Wachara Nuraman crowned “Mr. Thailand”

SGP tops in PSC fishing tourney

Panthers maul Japanese!

Kronborg wins 2nd round of PSC Darts

Hammill hammers home PoM award

Old home week

PSC Golf in December

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Wachara Nuraman crowned “Mr. Thailand”

Wachara Nuraman from Bangkok Gym won the Mr. Thailand title on November 20th at the Alcazar Cabaret.

Mr. 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 Wachara Nuraman.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Team 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.

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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 (4).

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 Kennel Dogs.

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 Dogs.

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.

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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 works.

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.

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Old home week

PSC TAGGS... golf from the Hare House

Wednesday, November 24 - Pattaya Country Club (Pairs Scramble)

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 Malcolm Clare.

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.

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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 Eastern Star.

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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