Asia University ties with Thammasat University
150 students and staff from Thammasat University visited the Asia University of Science and Technology for a sports competition from February 2-4, and met
their match in a drawn event.
Dr Viphandh Roengpithya (right),
the vice chancellor of Asian University in action against the Thammasat University staff.
This inaugural competition, in what is hoped to be an annual event, was opened by Dr. Viphandh Roengpithya, the vice chancellor of Asia University. The
undergraduates from Thammasat, led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kulpatra Sirodom, the director of the BBA International Program of TU, arrived on Friday evening and stayed on the Asia
University campus until Sunday morning. The sports included basketball, volleyball, badminton and football, and Thammasat seemed to be heading for victory until a goal in the
final minutes of the men’s soccer match resulted in a drawn game and drawn competition. The Asia University students graciously allowed the Thammasat students to take the
cup home, but they intend to win it back next year.
Asian University forward Kritsada
Kantaanantaporn about to score the equalizing goal in the 2-2 game between Asian University and Thammasat University.
Bannawat Marrukkpitak, the president of the Asia University Students’ Union, the group which put this sports competition together, was pleased with the
outcome. “I would say that the weekend went very successfully, but we’ll try to make improvements next year.”
Jirawat Songsilijid (#12)
rebounds for Asian University, who eventually beat Thammasat University 24-23.
The long-planned event, which gave the students a break from their studies and a chance to make friends, was generously sponsored by Kriangsak Vacharaphol
and Thai Namthip Co. Ltd.
Father running 800 kilometers for his daughter
Teva Sritawan has high hopes for his 16-year-old daughter, Kinita Sritawan. He thinks that maybe someday Kinita will be a tennis star, and he is willing to
do what he can to give her the proper training so that she will at least have a chance to achieve this goal.
One of the fund raising methods that Teva is using is a marathon he will run by himself, covering 800 kilometers, beginning in Pattaya and ending in Ubon.
Flanked by his tennis playing
daughters, Teva (shown receiving garland from mayor) gets ready to set off on his 800 kilometer run to raise money for his daughters’ tennis lessons
Teva departed the Pattaya City Hall parking lot at a little past 9.00 a.m. on February 14 to begin his 800 kilometer run, which should eventually land him
in Ubon Province about 15 days later. Pattaya mayor Pairat Suttithamrongsawat presided over a small send-off ceremony, wishing him the best of luck.
Teva’s goal is to raise funds to continue training his daughter in the sport of tennis. He feels Kinita has a lot of promise and his greatest wish is for
her to have full opportunity to develop her skills, and possibly have a bright future in the world tennis circuit, or at least on the Thai national team.
Even though he is hampered by his family’s limited income, Teva intends to do what he can to assist his daughter by running his one-man marathon and
collecting contributions along the way.
The long run is being broken up into 15 days, with the first stop in Chonburi and subsequent stops planned for Minburi, Bangkok, Saraburi, Korat, Khon
Kaen, Phol District, Mahasarakham, Roi-Et, Yasothorn and into Ubon on the 28th of February. His final destination will be Wat Mahawanaram (Wad Pa Yai) in Ubon’s Muang
At 16, Kinita is Teva’s oldest child. Born in Ubon, her past achievements in tennis include winning the single’s championship for the 14-year-old age
group in the “3rd Sukothai Provincial School Sports Championship”. Later, she made it to the doubles finals in the “Brunei Youth Open”, and was runner up in doubles
from Ubon Rachathaini Region 3 Tennis Championship during the 32nd National Athletic Competition in Bangkok in December 2000.
Palmer’s upset Pleasure Dome
Pleasure Dome recorded just their second loss of the season when Palmer’s registered an upset in week 13 of the Mickey Mouse Darts League.
Palmer’s win puts Yorkie right back into the picture, as Yorkie’s win over Smugglers Rest leaves them just one game back.
In other week 13 action, Devonshire swept match and beer from Mick’s Place. Rising Sun won the match but lost the beer to Cheers.
Ian from Yorkie (twice) and Shane from Rising Sun have pitched perfect 180s this season. High out to date is held by Tim from Rising Sun, 140.
This week (23 Feb) sees Smugglers Rest v Cheers, Rising Sun v Palmers, Pleasure Dome v Devonshire, and Yorkie v Mick’s Place.
Oh thanks Agent C! For nominating me scribe. Ok it’s been four years according to your detective work since I personally wrote the hash report. Seeing
this is the Brits few months for scribes. A Marine called Mary last week, F Nose the week before, C Face, Butt Weasel, Festering Streaker, Glasshopper, Compost Heap and so
on. Is there no other nation out there that can do or wants this job? I’m sitting here stiff from the Bush run on Saturday and from the hash run yesterday and with a
hangover, anyway on-on.
It was a normal Monday afternoon, sunny, hot and off to the Scandi Bar to sign up where I met a few people, ten in all that had travelled all the way from
Kanchanaburi (River Kwai) just for our hash run. They are thinking of starting their own hash run. More of this as I know of it. Anyway on the bus and a long journey to the
A-site where 111 people gathered for a run by Glasshopper and Spaghetti Head. Circle called, few new shoes, few down downs. I noticed the absence of our new GM Katoy George,
more of this later.
Anyway off we went it was a good long run round some tapioca fields over some hills, nice scenic view - you hares do spend a lot of time on this, much
appreciated. Myself and a few others took a few shortcuts to catch up with them F.R.B’s. Anyway good run, I needed the exercise.
We had the three R.A’s, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Steamy Lump, Sir Airhead and Festering Streaker, time for some religion. I will start with the
Good R.A. He had Spunk Bubble on ice with three cracks. He brought them to the hash and left his 7 months pregnant wife at home, this man is a hasher! Now the bad R.A. This
man is chilling out, all he did was name a few cracks, Big Mama, Honey Bee and Sky Lab, she is a butterfly on full steam, oh and I do remember one called Tree Frog, another
member to the frog family. And now the Ugly R.A. In name only, first was Determined Spinner for a rule 6 offence (he was seen kissing and cuddling a Katoy at the Linda Bar by
one of Agent C’s detectives and a photo was taken for evidence). He got the brown card for this and that’s an ice sandwich. This rough and ready jock is game for
anything, but when there were calls for Free Willy to sit on his lap, even he froze. But Free Willy chickened out much to the delight of Determined Spinner. He did do a spin
for us with the block of ice on his lap, well-done Braveheart. Then there was Sigma 38 on the ice, this man did one run in Subic Bay which he says was a mistake came here to
Pattaya done the hash which he likes much better and he named himself Lying Bastard, anyway he was renamed Pile Of S@#$e as he comes from the Isle Of Wight. By the Way the
word on the street is that Charlie Manson has seen the Kamoy Esko Rautein straight into a hole horizontal 6 feet deep up in Laos. This was the Finn that stole the beer, nuff
said, so beware, thanks Charlie. Time for the hash hymn and the bus ride back to the TQ 1 for lots of cold beer and the American delicacy of Hot Dogs, thanks Sir Airhead and
On-On Anal Breadfruit
Britain’s largest golf professional group gives thumbs up to Pattaya
Last week, some of Pattaya’s golf courses were host to 15 teams of golfers from the UK. In a tour group organized jointly by the Surrey Professional
Golfer’s Association and CoCo Golf in Pattaya, the visitors played golf by day and played hard at night, if one can believe the stories!
TAT Region 3 director Manit Boonchim
presents the winning team with the coveted trophy.
Keith Parry, the Surrey PGA secretary, said that his group were amazed at the high standards of the courses around Pattaya and were also very impressed by
the facilities available for tourists in Pattaya itself. In fact, he revealed that they have already started planning next year’s Pro-Am Pattaya tournament and the greater
majority of this year’s players have stated their intention to return.
British radio personality Ed “Stewpot” Stewart was with the Surrey PGA group and was so impressed that he extended his stay to get a few more days of
golf in before flying back to microphone duties in the UK.
Presentation of the winning trophy was carried out by Manit Boonchim, the local director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, who was also very pleased at
the positive vote given to Pattaya by the visitors.
Perhaps one day, the British tabloids must discover “another” side to fun city Pattaya?
TAGGS AM-AM next Friday
The Alternative Golf Gentlemen’s Society (TAGGS), in association with the International Pattaya Golf Club (I.P.G.C.) presents the 2001 TAGGS AM-AM Golf
This ever-popular annual tournament will take place on the 2nd of March at Phoenix Country Club, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. on the Mountain and Ocean
This is a Stableford team golf tournament, with teams of 4, of which 2 players’ scores will count on each hole.
The 1250 baht entry fee includes trophies for winning, 2nd and 3rd placed teams, near pins in 3 divisions (0-15, 16-22, 23-40), long drives in 1st, 2nd,
3rd divisions, Rabbits (29-26) and Ladies, green fee, caddy fee, golf shirt, sweep, and special seafood/Thai/Euro buffet at the Haven.
Sign up by entry form available from The Haven, The Bunker, Lewiinski’s, Shenanigans, Scandic Hotel, and The Diana Driving Range.
Shenanigans celebrates St. Patrick’s Day twice!
Shenanigans annual golf tournament takes place this year on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day, on Friday 16th March at ‘Home Course’ Eastern Star.
The format is the traditional Four Ball Team Scramble with plenty of team trophies and prizes, technical prize holes and the usual 45 pint ‘Near Keg’
All players will receive a free Shenanigans Irish Coffee voucher, plus the renowned Carvery back at Shenanigans before the prize giving and lucky draw,
followed by live music. Entry, which includes green and caddy fees, is B.1,000
Everyone should follow the tradition of wearing something green on the day, and regard the whole thing as a warm-up for St. Patrick’s Day itself,
celebrated of course at Shenanigans!
Entry forms are everywhere, or just call at Shenanigans. Early sign-up is recommended with the field limited to 120 players.
Pleasure Dome wins Wednesday Darts
Pleasure Dome amassed 206 points to win this past season of the Wednesday Darts League. Along the way, Pleasure Dome racked up 440 tons.
Country House, by virtue of amassing 203 points and 407 tons finished second.
Chris from Mick’s Place earned the league’s highest out for the season, 160. Alex earned the league’s most outs, 121, and most tons, 197. Throughout
the league, an amazing 23 perfect 180s were recorded over the season.
The league resumed play on February 21 with two new welcome additions, Devonshire and Yorkie. The league also now has two perpetual trophies which have
been donated by the Pattaya Sports Club.
Gruber shoots 67 at Noble Place
PSC Golf from Cafe Kronborg
Monday 12 Feb - Noble Place (stroke play)
Forty PSC golfers traveled from the Cafe Kronborg to Noble Place Country Club for a stroke competition on Monday February 12.
Svend Berthelson took the A flight on a count back from Mike Dige with a net 72. David Gardner finished 3rd with net 75 and Lennart Belander 4th with net
Harald Gruber took the B flight with a net 67, Magnus Guyason came 2nd with net 68, Robin Keating 3rd with net 70 and Jette Fialla finished 4th with net
Near pins: A2 and B5 Jette Fialla, A6 Mike Dige, and B2 Tom Breslin.
Long putts: A9 Lennart Belander and B9 Joe McArdle.
Thursday 15 February - Khao Kheow Country Club (Stableford)
44 golfers went to the beautiful Khao Kheow for a Stableford competition on the B and C courses.
Rob Brown took the A flight with 40 points, Rich Montana came 2nd with 35 points, Brian Blackford 3rd with 34 points and Alan Winch 4th with 34 points.
Robin Keating took the B flight with 37 points, Poul Erik Johansson came 2nd with 35 points, Ann Sterling 3rd with 33 points and June Katnic placed 4th on
a count back from Jette Fialla with 29 points.
Near pins: B3 Ann Sterling, B8 Pete Wilson, C3 Robin Keating, and C8 John Elofsson.
Long putts: B9 Claus Windelen and C9 Pete Galle.
Last call for Shenanigans Ladies International Open
There is still time to enter the inaugural ‘Shenanigans International Ladies Open’ taking place at Eastern Star Resort on Tuesday 27th February. Full
details with Entry Form are published in this issue, so sign-up now at Shenanigans.
Tournament Director Mike Franklin commented: “A ‘ladies only’ tournament has been on the cards for some while now and this is it. It is an ‘Open’
tournament with no requirement to be a member of any group, club or society. There are three Divisions, including one for players without a handicap, so everyone is welcome.
Even if you have just started playing, come along and enjoy your first tournament.”
There are plenty of trophies and prizes to be won, and you will be very well cared for on the course with free drinks and snacks from Shenanigans. You can
even bring your husband or boyfriend to caddy for you, provided you still have an Eastern Star caddy on the team to carry the bag and rake the bunkers.
It is then back to Shenanigans for the free Carvery, prize giving and lucky draw at 6 p.m.
If you have children that need looking after during the day, there will be a free Child Care Center available at Eastern Star.
Green keepers, gardeners and golfers at Sri Racha
IPGC Pattaya Golf Society from the Bunker
On Friday, 9th February, thirty-two golfers from the Bunker went to Sri Racha for a medal/Stableford competition on what turned out to be a very hot and
humid day. Unfortunately for some of the later golfers there was a distinct shortage of caddies and buggies and they had to make do with an assortment of gardeners,
greens-staff and general helpers. Why cannot courses make the adequate arrangements for groups who have pre-booked? This caused some distress, especially to our transport
manager, John Preddy, who sadly wilted as the day wore on.
Division two saw Barry “Leg” Howden score 34 points, Dickie Barbe attain 35 and Stan “Cheers” Axon head the leader board with 36 points.
In division one Bruce “The Quiet One” Lawrence had a net 73, coming third behind the joint winners Bill Hewitt and mine host Mr. Loy, both of whom
played to par.
Nearest-the-pin awards went to Joe McArdle, Tom Brieslin and two to Bruce Lawrence.
The Guru Canes Century Chonburi
On Tuesday, 13th February, thirty-seven Bunker Boys and girls went to the testing, but ever improving, course at Century Chonburi. It was Stableford format
for all with the cut between the usual two divisions set at 19 handicap.
Division one saw the Lancashire lad, Wilf Latham, score 35 points only to trail behind Bill Hewitt with 39 and the winner, Bruce Lawrence, who shot 40
Division two saw even better scores with Viv Lill shooting 37 points and Steve Rose amassing an amazing 41 points. However, everyone was left in awe at the
form of the Guru, Mick Jones, who carded an incredible 42 points, his third such feat in just three weeks. Explaining his unique talent back in the Bunker, the Guru, in his
own modest way, repeated his quote from twelve months ago, “You all have it in you, but only a few can get it out. Keep practicing and it will come.” His disciples
listened in reverential silence, mentally marking his card for the future!
Nearest-the-pin awards went to Norman Brooks, Steve Rose, Bill Hewitt and Ken Lill.
Kevin Mitch demolishes field
PSC Golf from the Three Sisters
Last Monday more than 20 golfers from Three Sisters met at Siam Country Club to decide who would get bragging rights for the day. John Gibson, who won last
week, tried his best to become the first to win two weeks in a row. John rolled in with 39 points only to be beaten by Kevin Mitch, the new kid on the block. Kevin shot a
brilliant 41 points to demolish the field of more than 20 golfers. His steady play and putting pushed him to the front and kept him there to finish on top of the heap.
Other credible scores were posted by the Billies: Billy Fain with 38 and Billy Thompson with 36 points. Gordon McKnight also posted 36 points to make a
charge but fell short of the leaders.
Fast Eddie and Paul Kinner held up the group on their shoulders with 29 points each with Jerry Lien trying to help with 30 points. In the meantime the
battle between Billy Fain and Dick Devine against Bob Moberg and Herb I. Continued in a dead heat with no blood drawn.
Due to problems with the Siam Country Club and the Caddy Shack concessions, a move was made to another venue to complete the celebrations and announcements
as to the winners of the bragging rights. If all works well it may work out better for all. After finishing drinks and snacks, the golfers dispersed until next Monday’s
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