Suparp Khaw-ngam and Dhewin Manathaya win categories A&B at Hermes President Cup 2003
Hosted by the Equestrian Association of Thailand and Horseshoe Point Country Club & Resort
The Hermes President Cup 2003, held at the Horseshoe
Point, wound up on Sunday evening May 11 with many national and
international riders participating in a week of show jumping and dressage
Jandee on her trusty steed Sasisa from VRZ Club won the 70cm Show Jumping
for gold, mastering the difficult jumps in the best of time.
The competition, sponsored by French company, Hermes and
American Marketing Co. Ltd., was held at the Horseshoe Point Resort in
conjunction with the Equestrian Association of Thailand from May 8 to May
The first President Cup was held in front of the Calvary
Army camp, Saraburi in January 1998. Then, the aim of the competition was to
promote the sport in Thailand. Now the sport has successfully caught on and
has been held every year since.
Riders in the competition accumulate points that are then
put towards their national ranking and placement in the national equestrian
team going to compete in events such as the Asian Games and the Olympics.
This year’s competition saw a great number of Thai
riders competing both in the Show Jumping and Dressage categories, which
were divided into a total of 14 separate classes under international rules.
Winners of the events will go on to compete in the 2003 FEI World Jumping
In the A category it was Suparp Khaw-ngam on her steed Jittakorn taking
the best score while Dhewin Manathaya took home the B category in the Hermes
President’s Cup 2003.
Name Horse Time
1. Suparp Khaw-Ngam Jittakorn 129.45
2. Varat Ngowabunpat Luxor 139.16
3. Lalitya Rangsit Whoopi 132.56
4. Mana Sonkratok Chana 157.11
Category B (Individuals)
1. Dhewin Manathanya CH Chutima 121.18
2. Veeya Kotaratititam I Love Lucy 126.68
3. Chano Boonpongsa Jancharat 127.43
4. Kairttipoom Kreepkrang Western Lighting 143.28
Show Jumping 60cm
Name Horse Club
1. Malee Phomginggauw Girana Adisorn club
2. Jidapa Inchat Billy Jojo Riding Club
3. Montagarn Nualmanee Dixsept Royal Stable Unit
4. Malee Phomginggauw Kuatgauw Adisorn Club
Show Jumping 70cm
1. Panprapa Jandee Sasisa VRZ Club
2. Montagarn Nualmanee Dixsept Royal Stable Unit
3. Pisith Jindanawat Kanungoen PSRC Club
4. Panprapa Jandee Tapririn VRZ. Club
Show Jumping 90cm
1. Karatpetch Kancharanussorn Jupiter Horse Guard
2. Pavinee Sriprapat Jancharat Horse Guard Club
3. Chivigit Pipitgung Girana Adisorn Club
4. Pisith Jindanawat Kanungoen PSRC Club
Show Jumping 110cm
1. Fuangvich Aniruth-Deva Napoleon HSP Club
2. Nagone Kamolsiri Onyx RSU Club
3. Warit Outrakul Jack Daniel RSU Club
4. Lalitra Rangsit Whoopi Polo Club
Show Jumping 125cm (AM 5)
1. Helena Gabrilsson Aladdin EP Club
2. Warit Outrakul Jack Daniel RSU Club
3. Helena Gabrielsson Kara Joy EP Club
4. Suparp Khaw-ngam Tanathip HG Club
1. Viraphat Phipokarnont Mister Wong Windy Club
2. Praditthar Thithatarn Ferdinand BGRC Club
3. Ponanya Dhardthong Maysok Nichada Club
1. Viraphat Phipokarnont Cosmo Windy Club
2. Laurel Peters Norrie GCP Club
3. Sandy Kypfer Castellaw HSP Club
4. Praditthar Thithatarn Starry Night BGRC Club
1. Tirichiana Nangfarhood Thidarkamol HG Club
2. Nicole Grunwell Siddhi GCP Club
3. Vina Drythittitham I Love Lucy EP Club
4. Tasawan Phaikoh Thonburi HG. Club
1. Porntomatorn Kingwan Chakarin HG. Club
2. Tasawan Phaikoh Thonburi HG Club
3. Christian Leggit Chum Chim HSP Club
4. Manicha Mavichien Cascais HSP Club
to win at Burapha
Shenanigans Very Friendly Pairs Scramble at Burapha
Kenny Mau and Herbie Ishinaga returned a gross 74 and net
65.6 at Burapha East course to narrowly beat Jason Payne and Rich Wibrow’s
66.4 from a slightly better gross 73 in a pairs scramble on Tuesday 13th
Ishinaga (left) and Kenny Mau paired up to take a very friendly victory at
Burapha, duly awarded by Mike Franklin (center).
This was Shenanigans first visit to the Burapha Golf
Club, on a day when the weather stayed fine and on a course in excellent
condition. A return visit is scheduled for Tuesday June 10th when a round on
the West course will complete the Burapha experience.
The field of twenty players was small and included two
very friendly newcomers in the form of David and Ken Birch, visiting from
Kent in England. The usual technical prizes were on offer and near pins were
claimed by Toy Ryser, Ken Birch, the ever-present Usa Chaiyusit and a ‘welcomed
back’ Kenny Mau.
Ian Edwards had the long putt on the 9th and Banjob
Franklin’s last shot of the day was good enough on the 18th.
Back at Shenanigans, the Tuesday 100 baht Special was an
exceptionally good plate of fish & chips and the drinks consumption
during the evening took a distinct leaning towards the newly introduced
Blackthorn Cider, available in 440ml chilled cans and obviously a popular
introduction in the bar.
It was a typical friendly and noisy evening for players,
and the several children that came along to join the fun.
Next outing is on Tuesday May 27 when it is back to the Navy course,
South & East, for a pairs better ball. Sign-up for this, in pairs
please, on the golf notice board at Shenanigans.
PH3 Nash Hash & 1000th Run Weekend
After a very successful weekend which had 251 hashers
from around the world attend the Pattaya H3 Nash Hash Weekend and a grand
total of 322 hashers attend the 1000th Run on Monday, the Nash Hash
Committee would like to thank all our sponsors and suppliers for helping
make this event happen.
A special thanks to the Diana Group for allowing us the
use of the Diana Driving Range as our main venue site. Thanks also to
Tourism Authority of Thailand for promotion and advertising, Cool Zone for
helping to keep the venue cooled down, Bangkok Pattaya Hospital for
providing medical staff, Carlsberg and Beer Chang for
We would like to thank all Hashers who attended the
aforementioned event for making this event a successful occasion. We hope
you will all have taken some good memories back with you to your homes
around the world and let us hope we all meet again. Once again Thanks.
A couple of local charities have been sourced in the
event of a surplus of funds after the finances have been sorted out. All the
copious amounts of water that was left after the occasion were trucked by
Blowfly to the Pattaya Orphanage.
Banjo and Blowfly and their Nash Hash committee were
commended for the endless work they have put into making the hash weekend a
success. Thanks also to V.V. for the success of the runs that were laid for
the Nash Hash.
Hotels: Thai Garden Resort,
Diana Group, Penthouse Hotel, Dusit Resort and Amari Orchid Resort -
Advertising Sponsors: Tahitian Queen, Nevada A Go Go,
Far East Rock A Go Go, Tim’s Beer Bar, The Legless Arms Bar, Diamond A Go
Go, Frozen A Go Go, Tahitian Queen 2, Old Speckled Hen, The Doll House A Go
Go, Marilyn A Go Go, Malibu, Spicy Girl Too, Jack Tar Bar, Jimmy’s, Ruby A
Go Go, The Waterfall Cafe, New Buffalo Restaurant, La Cabane, Le Katai Bar
& Guest House, L’Acarina, Au Bon Coin, Red Point, Tic Tac Bar,
Kittens, Riviera Beach Hotel, Peppermint Palace, Living Dolls, O La La, Le
Spiroux, Happy A Go Go, The Classroom, Prince Of Wales Pub, The Blues
Factory, Misty’s A Go Go, Carousel Go Go Club, Mermaids Dive Center and
Gems Gallery Pattaya.
Pattaya H3 Nash Hash & 1000th Run Committee
League getting tighter as teams at the bottom in the standings start to move
Pattaya Sports Club Friday Bowling League
Winchester Club beat Cafe Ole, winning four points for
the second week in a row, and can now see light at the end of the tunnel.
bowlers (L to R) Morn, Mio, Somrak and Kran.
Nice & Sleazy took three points from Shakey Pete’s
and moved into fourth place. Jeed had a 521 series for Nice & Sleazy and
Mai was best for Shakey Pete’s with a 518-pin count.
Jack & Tar drove VFW Post 9876 down to seventh place
after taking all four points in their match. Somrak rolled a 204 game for
Jack & Tar and Tue knocked down 512 pins for VFW.
Captain Kran led her Cafe Kronborg team with a 214 game
and 561 series to take three points from Domicil.
First place House of the Golden Coin continued on their winning ways as
Captain Mio rolled a 215 game, 559 series, and with Jon knocking down 519
pins, it was enough to take three points from Three Sisters.
Kids are back in town
Pattaya Lawn Bowls Thursday Summer League
Big Blond Bomber Martin and Dave The Rave are back
playing out of their skins to out bowl the Tartan Bar Scots Willy and Mr.
Peter. With some professional bowling the Kids won on the last end to stop
the losing streak against the boys in kilts.
Chaplin Spam Heads Vodka Willy and Curly from the council
estate Soi 3 narrowly beat Mad Dog Bill and Big Chopper Dennis when Mr.
Vodka drew the last bowl on the night to win the match and send mad dog
howling and big chopper home with their heads bowed low.
In the other match of the night the Dutch Duo Big Frank
and the master the Dark Destroyer Dennis out played the new boys The Desert
Rats commander Brendan and Philippines Phil.
Friday Night Summer League was rained off again.
Match of the Week: Chaplin Spam H V Newguys
Player of the Week: Dave Of Carlsberg Kids
Team of the Week: Carlsberg Kids
Results May 15: Desert Rats 6 v 17 Windmills, Chaplin Spam Heads 14 v 12
Newguys, Carlsberg Kids 13 v 10 Tartan Bar.
Mickey Mouse Darts League
It’s that time of year again - 10th Pattaya Marathon 2003 to take place on July 20
This year’s prizes balloon to 2 million baht
The Pattaya Marathon is another world-class event that
has been held in Pattaya City for 9 consecutive years, and this year, the
10th, the event will be held on Sunday July 20. Every year the number of
runners in this popular marathon increases.
Col. Sirot Piensakul, chairman of the Pattaya Marathon 2003 committee.
Sponsored and promoted by the Tourism Authority of
Thailand (TAT), Pattaya City and the Royal Amateur Athletes Association of
Thailand, the event aims to draw more national and international marathon
runners. This year organizers have just announced that the prizes awarded
will total a whopping 1,940,000 baht, which should attract an even greater
number of participants from around the world.
The race is divided into 4 categories: Marathon 42.195
kilometers, Half Marathon 21.10 kilometers, Quarter Marathon 10.55
kilometers, and schoolchildren marathon 5 kilometers.
Registration is available at Pattaya City Hall, Tourism
Authority of Thailand Central Region 3 Office Pattaya, all Tourism Authority
of Thailand offices in the kingdom and abroad, Royal Amateur Athletes
Association of Thailand office, Running Sports and Trophy Company, Robinson
Department Stores, and Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya.
The registration fees are 500 baht for earlier birds
between today and July 13 and 700 baht between July 14 and 19 for the
The fee of the Half Marathon is 400 baht between today
and July 17 and 500 baht July 18 and 19.
The fee for the Quarter Marathon is 300 baht, single
price. Those who register before July 10 will get 100,000 baht insurance
coverage on racing day.
H.E. Sontaya Khunpluem, Minister of Tourism and Sports
will start the runners at the starting point at Pattaya Beach Road opposite
Those who register early will be given many privileges so don’t delay!
Body shapes and risk factors
Fitness tips this week looks at body shapes and risk
factors as well as what might happen if you overdo it without following good
Big stomachs could lead to stroke
Have you ever wondered which members of your aqua class
could be most at risk of stroke or heart disease? It is near impossible to
tell whether an individual is in the high-risk category by simply looking
them up and down without delving into their family history and health
background. But a new study presented at the recent annual meeting of the
American Academy of Neurology researchers revealed that waist to hip ratio
is a crucial factor in determining an individual’s risk of heart disease,
diabetes and cancer.
Researchers from the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
in New York compared 570 stroke victims with 1,100 people who had never
suffered a stroke. It was found that waist-to-hip ratio (how big their waist
was relative to their hips) was the most significant difference between the
two groups. Those who had suffered a stroke had the largest waist-to-hip
Those participants who have relatively thin arms and legs
and a rounded stomach tend to be most at risk. While you may suggest that
they monitor their blood pressure closely and regularly check in with their
doctor, continual participation in your aqua class may be one of the best
things for them. As we know, aqua activities are a great form of
cardiovascular exercise, which may contribute to lowering blood pressure and
increasing fitness. Aqua exercise is also excellent for weight loss, which
could contribute to a reduction in waist-to-hip ratios. If your waist is
more than 80% of the size of your hips you could do with a bit of exercise.
If your waist is the same size as your hips you need to do some regular
exercise and take a good look at your diet. You are considered high risk if
the ratio is in excess of 1.2 or your waist is 120% the size of your hips.
Fat distribution affects Diabetes Type II
Obesity is a well-known risk factor for Type II Diabetes
but new research shows that fat distribution is more of a concern than
overall body weight.
Earlier studies have shown that young adults of normal
weight, as well as middle-aged adults, are more likely to develop the
resistance to insulin that causes diabetes if they have excess abdominal
fat. Diabetes researcher Bret H. Goodpaster, PhD and colleagues have now
found similar results in their new study of 3000 older men and women
(average age of 74).
The researchers found that those with diabetes and
impaired glucose tolerance had a higher proportion of fat within the thigh
muscle than those who didn’t have diabetes. Similarly, the proportion of
abdominal fat was greater for those with diabetes. These findings were
independent of the patients’ total weight.
According to diabetes specialist Om Ganda, MD of Harvard
University’s Joslin Diabetes Center, we have underestimated the effect of
body composition whilst focusing too much on body weight alone. India has
the largest population of diabetics in the world, yet obesity levels are
Goodpaster and his team are now investigating the
positive benefits of exercise in replacing fatty muscle with lean muscle to
lower the risk of diabetes.
Lindborg shoots PR
for Monthly Medal
IPGC Golf From Lewiinski’s
Sunday May 11
Green Valley -
1st Place A Flight - Gerry Power - net 69
2nd Place A Flight - Neil Skilton- net 70
3rd Place A Flight - Kevin Taylor - net 70
1st Place B Flight - Bob Lindborg - net 66
2nd Place B Flight - Mark Grygiel- net 68
3rd Place B Flight - Colin Davis - net 68
Much to the chagrin of the field, Bob Lindborg chose the
May Monthly Medal to shoot the best net round of his life. Bob’s gross 86,
net 66, edged fellow B Flighters, Mark Grygiel and Colin Davis, whose 68’s
would have prevailed on most other days. Mark, like Bob, a pre-tournament
favorite, showed his mettle by edging the Donkey on count back, no small
Gerry Power, now finding his form as he acclimates to
Pattaya, shot a very commendable gross 79, net 69 to capture A Flight. Neil
Skilton who trailed only local pro Ian Ashenden for low gross, shooting 77,
had to go to count back to edge the equally impressive gross 78, net 69,
effort of Kevin Taylor.
As is the case with each Monthly Medal winner, Bob
Lindborg qualified for the Gold Medal playoff that is slated for January
Friday May 16
Natural Park Resort -
B & C - White Tees
1st Place - Bill Collis - net 67
2nd Place - Julian Clarke - net 68
3rd Place - Klaus Schackt - net 69
I don’t know, I thought maybe it was something to do
with being named Jim, but then I found the card of Neil Cameron club maker
to the stars, and spoiled that theory. Despite sign-up sheets, schedules,
websites, etc. the three managed to play Stableford rather than stroke. Now
for Jim Boyd it hardly mattered since he played like a dog, but for Neil and
Jim Munns, DQ was shattering. Despite their exemplary play of 38 and 42
points respectively, Neil and Jim amazingly had "blobs" on their
card, where they picked up and, therefore, DQ was the only option. Hard Luck
The day’s winner, Bill Collis, was no more clever than
the others in that his 41 points did not include a pick-up and, thus, he was
able to convert his score to a gross 79, net 67, and avoid the plight
suffered by his mates.
Rounding out the field were Julian Clarke, whose 68 was
impressive enough, only surpassed when you appreciate he had to shoot 74 to
garner it, and Klaus Schackt, no stranger to the podium, who shot an
impressive gross 78, net 69, to edge the fast closing Rick Sharp, who spun
the second nine in 35.
Ex-caddy Saranya is master at Green Valley
IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at the Bunker
The Bunker Boys’ latest monthly two-day golf tournament
was held at Green Valley Golf & Country Club on 12th-13th May. The
course, as always, was immaculately presented and the weather was oppressive
on the first day and overcast for the second round.
In all there were twenty competitors and, as the soccer
season in England has ended, the Bunker once again welcomed the ex-England
footballer, Steve Coppell and his party to the competition.
Day one saw the long hitting of Magnus Johansson propel
himself to the top of the leader board with net 72 with George Meigh, Peter
Bevis and Roy Mitchell following closely behind on 74. There were also two
birdie two’s and Mr. Loy and PJ Redmond shared the Super Sawng award.
Only five shots separated the first twelve competitors
and the second day dawned with false hopes in many a breast. Local knowledge
is a great advantage and ex-caddy Saranya Chaiyanont drew on all her
experience to outshine partner Harry Riley with an excellent round of net
72. This was enough to frustrate overnight leader Magnus and at the end of
the thirty-six holes she stood proudly at the top of the board with her two
round total of 147.
In second place came Per Aschan on 149 and a fine round
by Richard Wardell on day two saw him rocket into third place overall with
Richard and Len Jones, playing together, shared the
Bunker Super Sawng award for their birdie twos on the tricky second hole. No
Bunker Banana Booby was awarded but, had it been, there would have been a
wide choice of candidates for some of the first day players chose to call it
a day after toiling in the Green Valley heat.
Bob’s the job at Ban Chang
On Friday, 16th May, the Bunker Boy’s chose Century Ban
Chang as the venue for their weekly Stableford competition. A seasonable
small field turned out on an overcast day which made conditions ideal for
golf, and the course was empty and well prepared, with the exception of a
few dressed greens.
The cut was at sixteen and under and in division two the
old warhorse Norman Brooks set the standard with his 38 points, followed by
Len Jones, hitting form at last on a course he dislikes, with level par 36
In division one Bob van Moll drew gasps and applause from
his playing partners with an astounding display of golf which saw him shoot
gross 72 off his handicap of five. The power of his drives, the accuracy of
his approach play and his calculated putting produced a round of the highest
quality, rarely witnessed at the Bunker since the days of the first IPGC
Champion Gary Robson. Bob’s awesome 42 points blew away the challenge of
second placed Steve Nowell who may have entertained high hopes with his
score of 38 points.
At the other end of the scale Saranya Chaiyanont, winner
at Green Valley only three days previously, suffered a sad dip in form which
gave her a second award in the week, the Bunker Banana Booby, for her meagre
twenty points. But, for most players, the abiding memory will be of a day
which saw Bob van Moll post one of those scores most others can only dream
Diana Group Golf
Ladies May Open
The next tournament, exclusively for Seniors (50-64),
Super Seniors (65+) & Ladies (any age) will be held at Pattaya Country
Club on Thursday May 29.
* Booked tee-off times from 10 a.m.
* Format: Stableford (handicap qualifying)
* Transport leaves Diana Inn, 9 a.m. (B.100 return fare)
* Prize giving at Pattaya Country Club
* Trophy and prize for best score in each division
* Prize for runner-up in each division
* Technical hole prizes for near pins & long putts
* Sign-up at:
* The Green Bottle or
* Diana Group Driving Range
All Seniors, Super Seniors and Ladies welcome
ready to quit?
IPGC TAGGS Golf from The Haven
Monday 12th May
1st: B.J. Smith, 40 points
2nd: Stephen Beard, 36 cb9 18
3rd: Al Rolnik, 36 cb9 17
4th: Phil Groves, 36 cb9 16
The intrepid golfers who took up the challenge of St
Andrews, where the advice is that players with handicaps of more than 18
should practice elsewhere, started out in awe but generally finished the
course at or near their handicaps and a slightly springier step into the
showers. B.J. took the first of his two wins on the week to belie the
management’s admonishment with his 22 handicap and a clear four shots.
"The Doc" led home the chasing pack by virtue
of the usual count back from "Big Al" Rolnik and Phil Groves. The
twos were shared between Phil Groves, Bob Lindborg, Trevor Schirmer and
Trevor edge who had two.
Wednesday 14th May
1st: Jimmy Little, 3 up
2nd: Bob Lindborg, 2 up cb9 1 up
3rd: Chant Schwolera, 2 up cb9 1 down
4th: Phil Mitchell, 1 up cb9 2 up
5th: Mo Bertrand, 1 up cb9 2 down
To add a little spice to the day Bob Lindborg very
generously added eleven extra prizes, in recognition of his 50th (sic)
birthday, to be played for in addition to the normal competition of the day.
"Little Jimmee" had one of his better days to
quash any hope that the "birthday boy" had of having a perfect
day, to squeeze him out by a shot by winning the last two holes and even
smiled when he took some of the extra spoils provided by Bob in the drawn
blind pairs. Bob to his credit took it all in good part as he always does
when handing out the goodies together with Lamud at the prize giving.
Chant Schwolera playing with The Haven for the first time
showed great promise as she ran Bob close for second place with Phil
Mitchell and Mo Bertrand rounding out the podium.
Back at The Haven Richard Livingston, the resident PGA
Professional welcomed new members Duncan Lee and Chant Schwolera and
welcomed back Bob Pearce.
Serge Straeten and Phil Mitchell shared the twos.
Bob Linborg’ s Birthday Bash extras
Near pins: Richard Pietrzkiewiez, George Jackson, Lamud
Chaidara, Serge Straeten.
Long putt: Mo Bertrand
1st: Mo Bertrand and Usa Chaiyosit, 1 up
2nd: Trevor Schirmer and Jimmy Little, 1 down
3rd: Bob Lindborg and Trevor Edge, 3 down
Friday 16th May
1st: B.J. Smith, 70
2nd: Bob Pearce, 71 cb9 30.5
3rd: Steve Mathews, 71 cb9 34
Having missed Wednesday’s competition, B.J. was unable
to match the record of three wins in a week currently held by "The
Doc" but again showed great promise in his endeavour to get "The
Sheepshagger" Trevor Schirmer to give up golf as he has vowed to do if
B.J. ever gets down to a lower handicap than him.
For a man that played State Tennis in Australia and
teaches Thai business people how to run their businesses, this is surely a
simple task and a certainty in the future.
Bob Pearce, recovering from major surgery on his hand,
which necessitated a radical change in grip and swing, showed that he is
beginning to master the game again as he cruised round the more difficult
back nine for a gross 37 and easily won the count back for second place from
the improving Steve Mathews.
Bob Pearce shot the only two of the day to sweep the
P.S.C. Golf From Bobby Joes 60’s bar
Friday May 16
Sriracha International Golf Club
One of the remarkable things about a day out with the 60’s
Bar is that when you arrive in the morning it all seems so quiet and
peaceful. Tables are sat outside and most are tucking into their food,
sipping coffee or reading the paper. A fine way to start a long day out.
presents to Max (L) and Eddie (R).
presents to Rod (L) and Andy (R).
presents to Gordon (L) and Norm (R).
This day was at Sriracha and as we had enough
complimentary low price tickets for all, it promised to be a fine, cheap day
and so it proved to be. The course proved to be in pretty good condition
with only the old problem of bunkers not up to standard. Indeed the local
dogs had been busy digging themselves holes in some of the bunkers.
The day went well with some good scores and after a fine
round at bargain basement prices all the players enjoyed the opulence of the
clubhouse after the poor standard of the day before.
Quick refreshment over it was back into the transport for
the return to Pattaya and the 60’s Bar where Bobby had been slaving over
one of his specials that I am reliably informed was orange honey baked ham
with glaze and salad and other goodies like crusty bread. Whatever it was it
was up to his regular high standards.
Food over it was time for the presentations with a new
first time winner in Max Matthews and then we went on to a many splendoured,
alcohol assisted, hours long discussion of the rules. You get it all at
Bobbies including the best day out in town we like to think T.T.F.N.
Winner: Max Matthews
Long putts: #9 Eddie Rudkin and #18 Eddie Rudkin.
Near pins: #3 Norm Martin, #8 Gordon McKnight, #12 John
Emerson and #17 Rod Perrin.
Lucky draw: Andy Evans
P.S.C. Golf from the Cafe Kronborg
Monday May 12
The pristine Royal Lakeside Golf Club was host for a
Stableford competition in two flights: A flight (0 to 16) and B flight (17
and above). I am informed the mosquitoes were out in force and by the end of
the round the mobile blood bank had been severely depleted.
Brit Neil Skilton, from Costa Rica, took the A flight
with 40 points, Phuket Don Lehmer was second with 39 points with John
Emerson third on 38 points and old Ted Morris fourth on 36 points.
Slamming John Swanson took the B flight with 37 points
ahead of a three way count back won by Canuck Doug Dempsey in second with 35
points and in third Doc Jay Perrin with 35 points and fourth Steve Lewis
also 35 points.
Thursday May 15
A long day on a full course with a departure at 0815 and
a return at 1800hrs saw a lot of tired golfers sitting in the Kronborg
drinking a cold beer.
With the K.S.M. (alias Captain Birdseye) having major
surgery on his big toe, it was left to Ireland’s own Mick O’Connor to
lead the Kronborg pack, even better as his son was playing, to the very
picturesque course of Century Chonburi once again on a Thai Holiday. The
course, of course, was packed and a 6 hour round was enjoyed(?) by all.
Whilst the course is super the changing room has to be
the worst on the Eastern Seaboard, and whilst this is reflected in the price
surely a bit of money spent there could quickly be recouped in the fee.
Taking the A flight on a long, hot, sticky day was Wayne
Koch with 36 points ahead of Brian Holden with 33 points in second and Rick
Evans in third with 32 points.
The B flight had the better scores and was won by Mick O’Connor
(still wearing his mask) with 38 points. It is noted Mick’s son played
with him so ‘Dad’ had to win. Second with 37 points was John Souk
beating John Swanson into third on count back, also 37 points.
Long putt: John Swanson.
Near pin: John Wylie and Marie Rowles.
The Camel Pub and Restaurant Summer Classic was once again a great success
The weather stayed kind all day and thru the evening to
allow some 122 golfers and families, some traveling in from China, Korea,
Singapore and Bangkok to enjoy a full day of golf at Century Ban Chang and a
buffet dinner plus prize giving at the Camel later on in the day.
Mick, Philippe and Damian playing in a scramble format finished with a
credible net score of 56.3 to win this year’s Camel Pub and Restaurant
This twice a year Classic, which sponsors The Camillian
Foundation of Thailand, particularly The Camillus Center just a few
kilometers from Ban Chang has now become a serious event on the Eastern
Seaboard’s vast calendar of golfing tournaments.
Hosted once again by the affable couple Ronnie and Somsri
Coulson and a few stalwart helpers they managed to eke out of Bangkok and
local sponsors, private donations and of course the golfers themselves,
134,500 baht as a donation to the Camillus Center.
What a great day!
The winning team comprised of Ban Chang expats (some
local knowledge perhaps), as Jim, Mick, Philippe and Damian playing in a
scramble format finished with a credible net score of 56.3 (team hc of 6.7).
2nd were Bill Thompson’s Team with Bill Collis, Nick
and Steve Donovan with 58.2 (team hc 4.8).
3rd The Harley Pub with a 58.4 and 4th were the Eastern
Star Saturday Morning Golfers with a 58.6, so not much between the pack.
Many thanks once again to the players and particularly
the sponsors for a great day, see you all at Christmas.
Special thanks as always to Non Golfing Terry and the
newcomer’s Steve and Wayne of Simple Simon’s who behaved himself
impeccably all day.
Cash Sponsors were: Eastern Star Saturday Morning
Golfers, Thames Water International, D.S.L., Barclay Spencer, CR, George
Davis, Rod from Chevron, Gary.
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PBTA prepares for Eastern Seaboard
charity boxing matches next month
Support of ‘Muay Thai’ to preserve Thai tradition of ancient martial arts
At the monthly meeting of the Pattaya Business &
Tourism Association (PBTA), President Thanes Supornsaharangsri announced
that a charity boxing tournament will be held on June 16 at the Thepprasit
Boxing Stadium to raise funds for charity. Attending the meeting were
committee members, general members and special guest, Somsak Yonokphan,
Banglamung district chief.
R) Banglamung District Chief Somsak Yonokphan, PBTA President Thanes
Supornsaharangsri and Sangah Getsumret, vice president of the Businessmen’s
Society and Tourism Authority of Pattaya, announce that a charity boxing
tournament will be held on June 16 at the Thepprasit Boxing Stadium to raise
funds for charity.
The preservation of the ancient art of Muay Thai in the
eastern region is a major priority. The PBTA views the charity boxing
tournament as a means of preserving ancient traditions and fighting skills
handed down over many generations.
Proceeds from the boxing matches will be used to purchase
sporting equipment for Pattaya’s 10 schools in support of sporting
activities as well as promoting interest in Muay Thai in Chonburi Province.
Mayor Pairat Suttithamrongsawat and Manit Boonchim, TAT Central Region 3
office director will preside over the opening of the event. The 11 matches
will begin on June 16 at 8 p.m. at the Thepprasit Boxing Stadium. Promoting
the event is Chaiyant Limcharoen, well-known boxing promoter from the
nationally recognized Lumpini Boxing Stadium in Bangkok.
Nongprue Football Cup 2003 kicked
off at central field Nongprue
Wittaya Khunpluem, secretary of the Ministry of Social
Development and Human Security and president of the Chonburi Sports
Association presided over the opening of the Nongprue Football Cup 2003 at
central field, Nongprue. The football matches, which started May 10, are
being played every weekend until the final match on June 7.
get ready to take on Jam Jam United.
This year 8 teams playing at the professional level have
signed up. The winning team will receive a trophy and a cash prize,
sponsored by Chart Thai Party, of 50,000 baht.
Nongprue Football Cup 2003 is a result of the cooperation
between the Nongprue Sports Club and Nongprue District Administration
Organization and is aimed at giving the athletes an opportunity to improve
their football skills to the professional level, providing sports equipment
to needy schools in the region, and discourage people from drug abuse.
Mai Chaiyanit, president of Nongprue TAO said the
organization has been supporting residents in the Nongprue District in terms
of education, public health, and sports in order for people to be healthier,
better educated and more productive members of the community.
The opening match was played between the VIP team led by Chansak
Chavalit-Nititham, Chonburi MP, and Mayor Pairat Suttithamrongsawat, and the
Jam Jam United team led by popular singer Peter Corpdyrendal and Um Amarin.
The Square Ring
by Howie Reed
I was recently communicating with a pal in Aussie Land.
He reminded me that there is a "maybe" great fighter moving his
way to the head of the class. What did he say? "You have not mentioned
the REAL THING from Aussie in your recent emails, PAUL BRIGGS our world
ranked Lt. Heavy outclassed JORGE CASTRO winning 9 of ten rounds. You might
recall I mentioned him to you at the Thailand WBC debacle! Well we downunder
fans feel it’s time the U.S.A. saw the HURRICANE in action!" Done
deal. No problem.
Here’s some more on Paul Briggs (20-1). He turned pro
in 1994 winning his first fight. Then he was inactive until January 1997
when he lost. Time for another holiday. He was then out of the ring until
November of 1999. Since his second comeback he’s 18-0 with 15KO’s. Jorge
Castro may be a name that most aren’t familiar with, count me in that
group. Senior Castro is 123-8-3. Watch out for Mr. Paul Biggs.
Kostya Tszyu (30-1), aka "The Thunder from Down
Under, is having serious thoughts about moving up in weight to challenge the
likes of IBF Welterweight Champion Corry Spinks and the winner of Mayorga-Forrest.
The latter fight is in Las Vegas at the newly opened Orleans Sports Arena
next month. Tszyu’s problem is that he’s cleared out the 140lb division
about the same way a "strumpet does a punters pocket". The WBC has
mandated that Kostya fight their #1 Gianluca Branco of whom Tzyus has said,
"He’s never beat anyone in the top ten so his ranking has to be
political." Branco has said he’d sue for a title shot but at last
word hasn’t. "I’ll weight my options and hope to settle out of
court." Regardless of whom he fights the fight will be held in his
I have no idea what the heck is going on here but someone
is playing with what’s left of my mind that hasn’t been destroyed by
"Demon Rum". Last week I wrote, "Important WBC Flyweight
fight coming up May 30 in Songkla, maybe. Maybe? Yep maybe. The listing
disappeared off the boxing landscape last week for some reason. That aside,
assuming that it happens, Thailand’s Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (46-2) gives
Randy Mangubat (31-17-1) of the Philippines another chance." It’s
still gone, disappeared, not happening. Only one answer.
Audley "The Fraudly" Harrison (10-0) is back in
the ring at York Hall in Motha England tomorrow night. He gets another semi
warm body, Matthew Ellis (18-2-1), to boast his record to 11-0. Just for the
record Elli’s opponents have a record of 158-183 which should be a pretty
good indicator of his talent, or lack thereof.
Meanwhile there’s a tale of two fights playing itself
out in the USA. That may really be a tale of three fights as the July 12
rematch between WBA/WBC Welter champ Ricardo Mayorga (25-3-1) and Vernon
Forrest (35-1) promises to be one of the great "Barn burners" of
the century so far. This is especially true if one believes that
"style" makes fights. Mayorga comes out winging punches from the
first instant. If he gets you, as he did against Forrest the first time, to
trade leather the results are usually in the Champ’s favor. The fight also
opens for boxing the new Orleans 300 million dollar arena, attached to the
Orleans Casino, but of course, which promises to be the setting for future
big fights in Las Vegas. But as usual I digress.
On June 21 in Los Angles, Lennox "The Prince"
Lewis is defending his heavyweight title against Kirk Johnson. The sounds of
yawns are defining. In an effort to save this dog, Vitali Klitschko (32-1,
31 KO’s) is being showcased against "dangerous" Cedric Boswell.
Boswell, 21-0. Dangerous? "You’ve got to be joking". He’s been
fighting since 1994 with little or no notice and with good reason. He’s
average but only if given the benefit of the doubt. Like Kirk Johnson the
less said the better.
Lewis last week filed a lawsuit against Don King and Mike
Tyson for 350 million dollars because Mike Tyson would not fight on the June
21 card. (This was part of a "pipe dream" to have Tyson fight on
the undercard and then fight Lewis in the fall. This despite Tyson saying,
"I don’t want to fight Lewis. He’d kill me.") In the suit
Lewis claims that "King threatened someone close to Tyson with bodily
harm and kept Tyson locked in a hotel room (with female companionship) so he
couldn’t sign a contract to fight on the 21st. The suit also
"temporarily" stops any settlement of the Tyson-King lawsuits
against each other. Hashim Rahman said of Lewis’s penchant for suing
everyone, "Sounds like a gay thing to me." Wanna know what’s
wrong with the heavyweight division? It’s the whining champ. The greatest
fighter on the planet suing bad Mike Tyson for not fighting on his card. Bad
Mike. Meanwhile back in the desert, that would be Las Vegas, the September
13th fight between Oscar DeLaHoya-Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
is sold out. SRO. Done deal.
Been sitting on this story for a couple of weeks. The
very popular Wayne McCullough is not going to retire after his March loss to
"really" hard hitting Scott Harrison. Fact is that Wayne is back
in training and should be back in the ring this fall. "The thought of
retiring has not crossed my mind. Scott Harrison was an excellent fighter
and so strong he was able to stop me throwing my customary volume of punches
on the inside but I continued for the 12 rounds and still no fighter has
been able to stop me in 30 fights and that includes Eric Morales and Naseem
This comes under the heading of "paybacks are a
female dog." Last August Sirimongkol Singwancha, WBC 135lb champ,
pounded Japan’s #6 Kengo Nagashima (23-2-1, 14 KOs) into the canvas in the
second round in defense of his title. Nagashima said, "The heck with
this." He moved up to 135 and last week destroyed Thailand’s
Chalamdam Sishtradtrakarn (10-7-1, 6 KOs) in three. All even Steven. How
about them apples?