2001 AMF Bowling World Cup to be
held in Pattaya
by John Morgan
The 2001 AMF Bowling World Cup returns to Thailand for
the third time in its 37 year history. The previous World Cups were held
in Bangkok in 1979 and in Pattaya in 1990. The 2001 Bowling World Cup also
will be held in Pattaya, from the 4th to 10th November 2001 at the new
32-lane PS Bowl Pattaya, owned by Sonny Lim who also hosted the two
earlier Bowling World Cups in Thailand.
host, PS Bowling Group, is AMF’s Distributor for Thailand and owner of
the newly opened 32 lane state-of-the-art PS Bowl in Pattaya. This
showcase center is equipped with AMF’s latest technology in bowling
equipment and Xtreme special effects. The principal sponsors for this
year’s event are Singha Beer and Coca Cola.
Members of PS Bowl Group, headed by managing director
and owner Sonny Lim, are already working hard on ensuring that this
year’s event is a great success and one that will be remembered in the
World Cup history books.
The Bowling World Cup is recognized around the world as
the sport’s most prestigious and well-established annual event for men
The first Bowling World Cup was held in Dublin,
Ireland, in 1965, under the name of the International Masters
Championship. The name was changed to the Bowling World Cup in 1969 and
twenty nations were represented in the 1965 tournament.
Bowling Group’s Victor Yamato (left) with tournament director Bernard
Gibbons at the PS Bowl in Pattaya (photo courtesy of AMF)
A Thai bowler has won the Bowling World Cup twice. The
first to do so was a woman, Kesinee Srivises, in 1973, the year after
women were first welcomed into the competition. Srivises won her crown in
Singapore. Five years later in Bogota, Colombia, Samran Banyan became the
first Thai male to capture the title.
The AMF Bowling World Cup has grown to become the
largest annual sports championship in the world, in terms of number of
nations that participate. In recent years, that number has exceeded 70.
Last year, a record 88 nations sent athletes to the 36th annual Bowling
World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal.
To date, the tournament has been hosted by the
following 26 countries: Ireland (2 times), England (2), France (2), Mexico
(4), Japan (2), Denmark (2), Hong Kong, Germany, Iran, Singapore,
Venezuela, Philippines, Colombia, Malaysia, Thailand (2), Indonesia, USA
(2), Netherlands, Korea, Australia, China, South Africa, Brazil, Northern
Ireland, Egypt, Portugal.
Bowl on Center Road on top of Tops Supermarket is set to host the 2001 AMF
The previous host cities include London, Paris,
Copenhagen, Las Vegas, Mexico City, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul,
Bangkok, Sydney, Beijing, Belfast, Sao Paulo and Lisbon.
Women did not compete in the Bowling World Cup until
1972 in Hamburg, Germany. The first woman to win a Bowling World Cup title
was Irma Urrea of Mexico.
Only thirteen perfect games (a 300 score) have been
rolled in Bowling World Cup history. The youngest bowler, male or female,
ever to win the Bowling World Cup was Gemma Burden of England (age 17, Sao
Paulo, Brazil, 1995). The youngest male was Paeng Nepomuceno of the
Philippines (age 19, Teheran, Iran, 1976).
In 2001, the bowlers who win the Bowling World Cup will
bowl 40 games of qualifying against the field and a maximum of nine games
in the single elimination, best-two-of-three-games, head-to-head match
More than 3,000 bowling centers around the world take
part in the local and national qualifying events held to determine the
country representatives who compete in the international Bowling World Cup
finals. More than 600,000 men and women attempt to qualify to represent
their nations in the Bowling World Cup each year.
In addition to the individual Bowling World Cup titles,
bowlers compete for the Bent Petersen Trophy, which is awarded to the
country that has the best overall combined finish of its male and female
New spring loaded fishing hook really
An international fishing team, fishing in the Pattaya
Sports Club June Fishing Tournament, checked in with a big cobia, large
ray, and a small shark, all caught on a revolutionary new spring loaded
men from The Local Fish & Trips had a good day fishing with the new
spring loaded fishing hook
On Saturday June 9th, fishing with Les Collins out of
The Local Fish & Trips venue, Phil Berriman and Billy Steele, both
from Cleveland, Teeside, England, along with Maurice Tate from Tasmania,
Australia, had a very successful day experimenting with the new spring
loaded fish hook invented by Phil Berriman. For information regarding this
new concept in fishing check the web page at
For information regarding deep sea fishing out of
Pattaya, contact the Pattaya Sports Club Fishing Section.
Shakey Pete’s moves back into first
Pattaya Sports Club Friday Bowling League
Shakey Pete’s reclaimed first place after sweeping the
House of the Golden Coin and winning all four points. Good bowling by Shakey
Pete’s Hartmut, 500 series, and Ken with a 519 series was enough to
overcome Mio and Peter’s third game pin falls of 204 and 203, which would
have won them one point if it wasn’t for Shakey Pete’s 56 pin per game
Three Sisters dropped to second place after halving the
points with Cafe Kronborg. Best series of this match was rolled by Lek, Cafe
Kronborg, with a 496 series (scratch) off a 43 handicap.
Sultans of Swing took all four points from Cafe Ole
behind good bowling from Tue with games of 211, 204, 553 series.
VFW Post 9876 took three points from Winchester Club
despite a good series by Jah, with 193, 186, 180, 559 series. Morn rolled a
steady 509 series to lead the VFW team.
House Of The Golden Coin
Sultans Of Swing
VFW Post 9876
43 - 25
42.5 - 25.5
35 - 33
34 - 34
32 - 36
31 - 37
30.5 - 37.5
25 - 43
4 - 0
2 - 2
2 - 2
0 - 4
0 - 4
4 - 0
1 - 3
3 - 1
Pleasure Dome wins the league
Mickey Mouse Darts
Pleasure Dome won both the game and beer in the last
game of the season against Devonshire to win the Mickey Mouse Darts League
title. Pleasure Dome had a remarkable season, never losing a match and
losing only 1 beer leg.
In the final week, Yorkie also won both the game and
beer against Mick’s Place to finish runners-up after a poor start to the
Bottom place went to the Smugglers Rest, who also shot
the league’s most under 10s on the season, 113.
The season’s highest checkouts were achieved by Mark
from Cheers, 124 in week 13, Alex from Pleasure Dome, 117 in week 14 and
115 in week 9, and Ian from Yorkie, 100 in week 7.
The Mickey Mouse Darts party night will be held at
Devonshire Bar on Friday June 22 beginning at 8 p.m.
Carlsberg Kids climb on top
Man Utd was knocked off the top of the Pattaya Lawn Bowls
League on June 14, as Red Devil Duncan could only hit the cross bar, and the
Kalooki Kids took full advantage of Utd’s poor defence.
The Carlsberg Kids seem to be the stars of the season as
they drove the Andy Caps into the ground. Team captain Pete the Post was
last seen cap in hand walking down Soi Six seeking solace from the
therapists who work in that area of town.
The Hammers’ bubble was burst when they were blown away
by the Windmills. This was a full blooded game with tension hanging in the
air; the Dutch riot police will be called in the next time they are drawn to
Tommy’s Bar wilted on the last end as the effects of the viagra wore
off. The Dream Team must have taken a higher dosage. Tune in next week for
the up dated news on the latest scandal to hit the Bowling Green.
June 14 Results:
Andy Caps 5 V Carlsberg Kids 30
Tommy’s Bar 13 V Dream Team 15
Kalooki Kids 24 V Man Utd’s 14
Windmills 22 V Hammers 6
Liver Cleansing (Part 2)
Are liver cleansing diets healthy?
Most liver cleansing diets are fairly healthy, but the
reasoning behind them is often flawed. For example, many of these diets
claim that drinking water or eating enzymes in fresh fruit will help
weight loss. This is not true. The table below summarises the common
dietary claims for liver cleansing and the evidence to support these
claims. Most of the data available on liver cleansing is based on
anecdotal evidence only, which means that without controlled research
comparing people on the diet versus people on a control diet, it’s
difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of the claims.
The cleansing approach often recommends increased
consumption of fruits and vegetables, which is to be greatly commended.
It’s the omissions that are of concern. Dairy foods are often dumped
from the diet. If this leads to a calcium deficiency it could contribute
to calcium loss from the bones, resulting in earlier osteoporosis. The
importance of physical activity for weight loss is also often missed.
Why do people say liver cleansing works?
If you consume less energy by eating a diet with less
fat, alcohol or sugar, chances are you’ll create an energy deficiency in
the body and lose some weight. Liver cleansing diets, with their
pro-fruits and vegetables and anti-junk food prescription can deliver this
When people succeed at weight loss it’s common to
give all the credit to the book they read or the program they joined
without questioning its scientific foundation. Liver cleansing becomes
popular when people think they fixed their liver rather than their eating
habits. It’s the dietary changes that bring the results and these
participants should be praised for this.
The bottom line is that liver cleansing diets may help
people eat mostly the right things, but for the wrong reasons. There’s
little, if any, scientific evidence that provides a link between a dirty
liver and excess weight, or cleansing the liver and weight loss. Promoting
healthy, balanced eating and a regular exercise program are still the most
the sensible weight loss guidelines.
Water cleanses the liver and
kidneys, aiding weight loss.
Drinking fluids is good for
hydration and water does clean the kidneys. However, water has no
effect on weight loss.
Dairy foods are bad for your
system and should be avoided.
Some people have lactose
intolerance, where their body doesn’t produce enough lactase (the
enzyme that digests lactose). They may have to limit their
consumption of milk, but not necessarily cheese or yoghurt. The
bacteria naturally present during fermentation use up most of the
lactose in these products. Soy milk, which is naturally
lactose-free, is another alternative. An even smaller number of
people are allergic to the proteins in dairy products, but for most
of the population dairy foods have no side effects. Low-fat options
are recommended to help cut back on saturated fat.
Sugar intake must be reduced
because it is the main cause of weight again.
Dietary fat has more energy per
gram than sugar and is more easily converted into body fat, so the
fat is main dietary influence on fat stores. For people who eat a
lot of sugar, a reduction may be warranted, but as a lower priority.
Essential fatty acids help weight
Essential fatty acids, including
the omega–3 fats are an important part of a healthy diet, but
there’s no evidence to show that adding small amounts to a regular
diet - such as eating seeds - will aid weight loss. If you eat too
many portions of seeds the extra fat may contribute to weight gain.
|Fresh fruits and
vegetables contain living enzymes that enhance digestion.
||Any enzymes present in
fresh produce are destroyed by stomach acid anyway
Big week for Ebrahim
PSC Golf from the Cafe Kronborg
Monday June 11 - Natural Park Resort (Stableford)
It was a big week for Ebrahim playing golf with the
Pattaya Sports Club out of the Cafe Kronborg.
Ebrahim won the first event, a Stableford competition
played at Natural Park Resort on Monday, June 11 with 34 points.
Rob Brown finished 2nd with 33 points, followed by Nick
Hadden in 3rd with 32 and Dave Richardson 4th on a count back from Derek
Brook, both with 29 points.
Thursday June 14 - Siam C.C. (stroke play)
On Thursday, June 14, the PSC split their golfing group
into 2 flights: A (0 to 14 handicap) and B (15 and up).
Ebrahim won for the second time in the week, taking the
A flight with a net 70.
Rod Air finished 2nd with net 74, followed by Nick
Hadden in 3rd with net 74.
Jim Boyd took the B flight with a net 67, Frank
Polizzotto finished 2nd with net 69 and Arthur Bailey placed 3rd with net
Near pins were played for sleeves of balls donated by
one of the PSC members, and were won by Arthur Bailey (Hole #4), Paul
Kraft (Hole # 8), Ebrahim (Hole # 12), and nobody found the green on the
Groves, Horan and Hurd scramble home at
Shenanigans Scramble outing at Eastern Star Resort on
Tuesday June 12th enjoyed cooler than late, overcast and breezy weather.
It was a small ‘out of season’ field with some new faces on the
Shenanigans tee. Namely, Phillip Groves, Mark Campbell, Jens Gunnarsson
and Ronnie Glaister.
Ronnie, teamed with Harry Riley (fresh back from the
UK, as are the Traylings Ed and Mam), took the number two spot on the
podium with a net 71.2.
The winning spot was claimed by Bill Hurd and Phil
Groves, assisted by single sign-up Gay Horan, with a net 65.7 after a team
handicap adjustment to just 10% of combined.
Mark Campbell was nearest the pin on Hole 8; no-one
managed to invade the green on Hole 15, and Banjob Franklin sank the
longest first putt on Hole 18 even though it was barely two feet in
Tuesday June 26th is the next Shenanigans outing for a
‘Mystery Pairs Stableford’. Sign-up for this at Shenanigans, or call
TAGGS golfers “all square” on Friday
TAGGS Golf from The Haven Results
Monday 11 June - Century Ban Chang (Stableford)
1st: George Jackson, 40 pts
2nd: Banjob Franklin, 36
3rd: Magnus Johansson, 34 cb9 13 pts
4th: Dale Shier, 34 cb9 11
On Monday, June 11, Richard Livingston welcomed back
Peder Gjelstrup, Peter Christianssen, Ronnie Glaister, Magnus Johansson,
Claes Ernlund, Martin Hanfelt, and Bert Ekstrom. He also welcomed new
members Brian Dean from UK, and Seppo Lampela from Sweden for a Stableford
competition at Century Ban Chang.
This all made for a very competitive field that was led
home by George Jackson with 40 points, closely followed by Banjob with 36
points. Banjob is running into some good form recently.
Big Magnus Johansson who, as always, is a handful off his
handicap, just edged out Dale on count back, both with 34 points. Dale has
been struggling to make his mark after a long lay off from golf and is
starting to re-learn the game.
Wednesday 13th June - Sriracha (Stroke)
1st: Klaus Schackt, 65
2nd: Bob Morrison, 68
3rd: Claes Ernlund, 69
Klaus Schackt, who carded a net 65 at Sriracha on
Wednesday, June 13, at last will be going down over the weekend, much to the
relief of all the players from The Haven, especially Oradee.
Bob Morrison, for a change did not win thanks to Klaus’
fine performance. Bob is also looking to receive a cut in his handicap.
Claes Ernlund continues to improve, and carded a net 69
to finish third.
Richard welcomed back Harry Cranz from Austria, Bengt
Vinterskog from Sweden and Zaki Nozaki from Japan.
Friday 15th June - Great Lake (Bogey)
1st: Ronnie Glaister, 15 all square, cb9 3 up
2nd: Klaus Schackt, 12 all square, cb9 all square
3rd: Stephen Beard, 18 all square, cb9 1 down
A fine day for golf resulted in a very close finish
between Ronnie Glaister, Klaus Schackt and Stephen Beard, with the latter
doing his best Retief Goosen imitation and failing at the last hole.
A fine effort from Ronnie who started by losing the first
4 holes and then remembered that he was on a golf course and not sat at the
Klaus played steadily throughout the round, never being
more than 1 down.
Stephen managed to stay in the hunt with a round that
included only 25 putts.
Meanwhile, Richard welcomed back Paul Butler from the
All in all a great week of golf at The Haven with members
from 16 countries taking part, making for a truly international mixture of
competitors and fit to be called part of the International Pattaya Golf
We all look forward to July 4th when we celebrate Richard
Livingston’s birthday as well as Independence Day for one of the old
breakaway colonies, to be held at Phoenix Golf and Country Club. Sign ups at
all the usual venues. Details and entry form on this page.
The Japanese invade the Bunker!
IPGC Pattaya Golf Society from the Bunker
On Tuesday, 12th June, the Bunker Boys travelled the
long journey to the always difficult Treasure Hill Golf Club for a
Stableford competition. Playing off the white tees makes this course a
very testing golfing experience.
The Japanese pair of Yuzo Nishikawa and Zaki Nozaki,
perhaps like innocents abroad, took the course by the scruff of the neck
and shot level par 36 points each, with Sunny joining them on the podium
with level par also. The rest of the field were at least six points
Nearest-the-pin awards went to Chris Caffee, Chris
John, Nozaki and Mr. Loy.
The highlight of the round and the obvious Bunker
Banana Booby winner was John Preddy, the transport manager, who played a
shot which added injury to insult! Having shot into water at one stage he
attempted to play out, only for his ball to strike the concrete surround
of a drain. The ball rebounded directly into his nether regions giving him
a hole in one and a nasty bruise on the other! Dale Shier won the Bunker
Stan Rises from the Ashes of Battle at Phoenix
On Friday, 15th June, the Bunker Boys travelled to
Phoenix Golf Club for a medal competition. The Mountain and Lakes courses
were the challenge for the day and perfect weather helped to produce some
The Pathfinder, Chris John, negotiated the course in
fine style to tie for second place with Mr. Loy, both recording a score of
net 67. However, rising above everyone from the ashes of battle was Stan
“The Man” Axon, who used his stunning accuracy to good effect to card
a terrific net 64. Amputation of his handicap looms large!
Nearest-the-pin awards went to Peter Allcorn and three
to Mr. Loy. The Bunker Banana Booby went to “English Aussie” John
Steward for his gross 131, and he later had the temerity to suggest that
luck was not on his side. The lucky draw was won, yet again, by the
Sandman, Gordon McKnight. Catch up with the Bunker Boys at www.thebunkerboys.com
The Square Ring
by Howie Reed
It’s not easy being a King. In this case the King is
named Don. The US Supreme Court reinstated a lawsuit against him filed by
Cedric Kushner. In that suit Kushner claimed that King violated the RICO Act
when he tried to steal Hasim Rahman away form him some years ago. RICO is an
anti racketeering statue that’s used to put organized crime figures in
jail. “Racketeer and King”. Kinda has a ring about it. The Supremes,
without Diane Ross, voted 9-0 in Kushner’s favor. Then Main Events sued
King for trying to entice Lennox Lewis (a Main Events person) to a meeting
without lawyers. This while King is on trial for his latest activities with
Rahman. “He’s incurable,” said a Main Events lawyer which should be
filed under, “I am an idiot.”
thought I was wrong. Thanks to the British Board of Control Wayne McCullough
(23-3-0, 14KO’s) has retired. Reports all week said that they were going
to license the likable lad. They didn’t. In fact he agreed to a fight with
WBC Super Bantam title against Champions Willie Jorrin (28-0-0, 12KO’s) in
the “Pocket Rocket’s” native Ireland. It was reported that Jorrin said
no. $350,000 American wasn’t enough. The fight was “iffy” anyhow.
Jorrin has a little matter of a trial in Sacramento California for
“assault/rape” on his girlfriend/wife. But I was wrong once. There have
been three previous WBC Conventions in Thailand. Bangkok (86 & 91),
Chang Mai and now Pattaya December 2-8 2001.
Oscar deLaHoya (33-2-0, 27KO’s) has gone nowhere yet
he’s on his second comeback fight. This time out he draws WBC Light
Middleweight Champ Javier Castillejo (51-5-0, 33KO’s). Little is known
about the soon to be Ex Champ as all but four of his fights have been in the
friendly confines of his native Spain. Castillejo won the title in 99 when
Dumb Yank Keith Mullins ventured into Spain to defend the title. He lost a
“spilt decision”, which would indicate that there were two Spanish
Judges. The win for DeLaHoya, Sunday morning Pattaya time as they’re
fighting at the MGM in Las Vegas, set’s up a late fall or next spring
match with Fernando Vargas. To put it mildly “They don’t like each other
and haven’t for years.”
While Yanks with too much money are paying to watch Oscar
on PPV, cable giant Showtime has what looks to be a very good schedule. At
the Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT, Kostya Tszyu (26-1-1) defends his
WBC-WBA Titles against Oktay Urkal (28-0). The popular Tszyu has been
accused of ducking Zab Judah (26-0) who defends his IBC Jr. Welter Title
against Allan Vester (18-0-1). Neither champion is in a lot of danger as
neither challenger has a knockout bunch. Urkal, from Berlin, has only
9KO’s while the average Dane, Vester, has but 3 from 19 fights. This is a
event meant to showcase the two champs as a preview to their meeting later
in the year.
On the 30th of the month at Las Vega’s Mandalay Bay,
Ratanachai Vorapin (39-5-0, 25KO’s) takes on a very beatable Danny “The
Jerk” Romero (41-3-1). Romero seemed to have everything going for him
until his 97 bout with Johnny Tapia. He lost the battle of Albuquerque, they
both live there, and hasn’t been the same since. Vorapin may have fought
his best in a losing effort to Mark “Too Shape” Johnson in early 1999.
That was Vorapin’s only major title chance. With his power, IF he beats
Romero he’s right back into title contention. His big handicap, like all
Thai fighters, is fighting outside the Kingdom. Four of his five losses have
come on the road.
A voice in American Boxing has called for a “Boxing
League”. “What we need is a boxing league like baseball, football and
basketball.” Yea right. This makes about as much sense as enforcing
closing hours in Pattaya. But then This Is American (TIM).
Pattaya Hash House Harriers Run #901
Well, well, back in paradise, man. It feels good after
a rough night; I wake up at noon “empty”. Oops, it’s Monday, we’ve
got to run today and I am the scribe! I saw on the Bush Run some lovely
cracks and invited them for the run, sign up at the Scandi Bar. I was the
first to sign up because I forgot how the girls looked like? (Shame on
me!) Anyway, I saw familiar faces coming in, the usual talking, you know,
Yep on in Pattaya HHH.
I took my bike and followed the bus and suddenly I
recognized the cracks, finely! We arrived at the A-site, start to chat
until the GM called a circle (a little man with a moustache who used to do
the same last year). Anyway, I saw it was Boy George! New shoes ha ha,
GM’s girlfriend down down, she gave him both shoes. Hares On In to
explain the run. This week’s Hares were Seaman S and BHC. Paper white
and a little bit pink, especially for me I think?
Off we went, a long track on the macadam, first check
was a mess-up, confusion everywhere, some cattle around. People yelling,
who’s the stupid one in that PINK outfit? I think they were talking
about me? After a good 40 minutes we arrived at the A-site. Surprised
Flying Frog was already at the A-site (short cutter?) Anyway he lost a lot
of kilo’s, good work buddy! We Belgians are maybe stupid but we have
“will power!” The cracks grazing around BlaBla, Be Be, yeah it’s
good to be back.
Form a circle, that familiar voice again GM Boy George,
raffle by the ugly Pinky. Missing Personality on ice for late sign up and
keeping everybody waiting in the bus, double down down’s. GM found
glasses in the circle and asked from who they were? I thought they were
mine, but I had them on my nose! Yeap, Fini on the ice, for being “Blind
and Stupid”. Many Rule # 6’ers violators, Surrogate S, Idaho, T, a
story about Idaho and T kissing the only Katoey in the Cat’s bar on the
Moon walk, what a looser! A H, H Cyclist and C Face, the Hash Detectives
iced for tribute gay song by our best vocalist Chicken F! Hash S@#$s on
ice, lucky no more Hash S@#t for me! (They forgot me, yoepie!!).
Ugly RA Festering Streaker On In, Sir Airhead took a
day off I heard? Spaghetti Head and Seaman S iced, seems S.H. drove over a
bike last Saturday, I think Spaghetti Head’s hair was hanging in the
way, ha ha. Somebody got a new name for posing on a picture with a “Girl
from the second category”. Babies Arm iced for not buying a Hash shirt
for his virgin friend. Salmonella needed a name change like Kermit, but
nobody was interested, especially not the Frog Family. Another new Hash
name for his girlfriend “A fish called Chunder?” Teeny Weeny and
Sharon Tate both iced for their birthdays, congratulations! A H iced
again, why? He said, because you’re a dummy and a Bad Man!
Anniversaries on in, Ewok 200 Runs, A H 50 runs, Poodle
Juice 50 runs, well done! Hares made a good song and Hash Hymn, Happy Hour
in my favorite place on earth TQ 1! I was lucky I didn’t get iced for
running in a pink outfit, hihi. Arriving at TQ 1, yes the Number 1 Go Go
Bar in town, good music and nice looking girls. Sneak Out Sprout and V.V.
talking in French, I heard sneak out sprout was married with a Philippino
girl, what a @#$! What the hell is he looking for here? Anyway some
Hot-Dog’s TQ style and beers. The day couldn’t end better. Don’t
forget Teeny Weeny’s Birthday Run on Thursday! See ya next Monday.
On On Fini
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