Pattaya City FC kick-off new season in style
MBMG Bangkok Casuals Football League 2006/07
Last Saturday saw the long awaited kick off of the new
MBMG Bangkok Football League season and with the close season amalgamation
of Seaboard FC and Fire and Gas, the newly formed Pattaya City team took to
the field for a home fixture against Sunbelt Asia United from Bangkok.
With team manager Alan Mulberry out of the country, assistant manager Terry
Wilcox took charge of the side for the afternoon and made his intentions
clear from the start by fielding an attacking 4-4-2 line up that included
the leagues top scorer from last season Mark Brittain.
The game kicked off in overcast but warm conditions and it was Pattaya who
quickly got into their stride and as early as the first minute the ball
broke to Danny Stevens on the edge of the box and his powerful shot was well
blocked by the Sunbelt defence.
Three minutes later Britain got his first chance to get off the mark but his
shot was well saved following a neat one two with Paul Derbyshire. Pattaya
continued to press and Derbyshire headed over from a neat cross from
It was 10 minutes into the game before Sunbelt created their first chance,
following a good run from their forward his shot was blocked by Dave Brown
in the Pattaya defence and cleared to safety.
Pattaya should have taken the lead on 20 mins when a long ball to Derbyshire
saw him through on goal but his early shot was well saved by the Sunbelt
keeper. Sunbelt responded immediately with a volleyed shot just over the bar
from 12 yards out.
The opening goal of the game eventually came on 23 mins when a tremendous 40
yard cross field pass from Stevens was collected by Jae Lee on the left hand
edge of the Sunbelt box, and he unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top
corner of the net.
Having broken the deadlock, the Pattaya team grew in confidence and could
have gone further ahead on 30 mins when a cross from Lee was well met by
Stevens, but his header went just wide of the upright. Further chances fell
to Brittain and Derbyshire before the break but they failed to make them
tell. With Brian Wilkins and Craig Banks controlling the midfield Pattaya
continued to press forward and Sunbelt were happy to hear the half time
whistle, going in only one goal down.
Half Time - Pattaya City 1 Sunbelt Asia United 0
Pattaya started the second period hoping to continue with the dominance that
they had enjoyed during the first half, and it took them less than 60
seconds to double their lead when Cliff West, a halftime substitute for
Derbyshire managed to thread a neat ball through to Stevens and he drove the
ball past the stranded keeper.
1 minute later it was to be 3-0 when a ball up the line from Stevens was
collected by Brittain, and his cross was helped on its way into the net by
the Sunbelt keeper to open his account for the season.
Sunbelt were now in disarray, and Pattaya continued to pile on the pressure
and were again rewarded when Stevens’ cross caused havoc in the Sunbelt
defence with the ball breaking to Brittain on the edge of the box and his
shot gave the Sunbelt keeper no chance.
With a four-goal cushion manager Wilcox was able to start making some
changes with the introduction of Adam Gardner on the right and Stevens
coming into the centre of midfield.
Sunbelt regrouped and enjoyed a period of possession ten minutes into the
half, but with Lee Homer, Chris Robertson and team captain Dave Brown in
dominant mood, the visitors were never going to trouble Torn in the Pattaya
Pattaya soon regained control of the game and on 60 mins Brittain was to
collect his third goal of the afternoon with a fine individual effort,
beating his man and driving the ball into the roof of the net from a tight
angle. This signaled further changes for Pattaya with the introduction of
young stars Jake Baker and Colin McCubbin. Both had impressed in the
Seaboard team last season, and it took Baker only 5 minutes to get his name
on the score sheet in this game when he used his speed to outpace the
Sunbelt defence before lifting the ball over the advancing keeper and into
The last ten minutes saw constant pressure on the Sunbelt goal with Dave
Brown rattling the bar with a free kick from fully 30 yards out, but Pattaya
failed to increase their lead.
Manager Wilcox was a happy man at the final whistle having seen his side
play well on the afternoon and in particular keep a clean sheet.
Final Score - Pattaya City 6 Sunbelt Asia United 0.
Pattaya City’s next fixture is an away game against CSI Pickled Liver at
Patana School in Bangkok on Saturday 7th October Kick Off 4:30pm.
Pattaya City FC have been fortunate enough to secure the sponsorship of AGS
Four Winds International Movers and Fire and Gas Pattaya Limited for this
season and would like to thank them for their continued support.
Anybody who could be interested in joining Pattaya City FC, whether there
stay in Thailand is for a long or short period is more than welcome to come
down to the football pitch in Naklua every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm or call
Terry on 01 701 1315.
SEA Games rowing venue in need of improvement
Thailand regularly competes in
traditional longboat rowing and will be considered one of the favourites for
next year’s SEA Games event.
Admiral Vichai Yuwanaangkoon, deputy commander of the Royal Navy, in his
capacity as chairman of the Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand,
recently called a meeting of relevant organizations to discuss preparations
for the 24th SEA Games, to be held 6-15 December 2007, in which Chonburi
will play host to four events.
The Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand has asked Chonburi local
administration and Pattaya City Council to standardize the rowing event
The government has determined that Nakhorn Ratchasima will act as the main
venue and Chonburi will host the rowing, sailing, windsurfing and horse
riding competitions. The rowing will be held at Mabprachan Reservoir and
three different category events will be staged there, namely: rowing,
canoeing/kayaking, and traditional longboat rowing. A total of 21 gold
medals will be competed for in these disciplines.
Last month, September 8, the SEA Games Committee and the Olympic Committee
representatives paid a first inspection visit to the site, and additional
visits are scheduled to be held every three months.
Rear Admiral Wanlop Hangsuannta, general secretary of the Organization
Working Committee said that the association is experiencing operational
issues and asked for cooperation from all relevant organizations in terms of
the site: “It is still below standard”, he said. “Some areas are not wide
enough and covered in vegetation, and the site is also lacking in facilities
like basic public utilities, water, electricity, telephone lines, and roads.
The water level also needs to be maintained at least 3 meters deep for the
“The association has requested a budget for which approval has not yet been
granted and additional funds will be requested from Chonburi Local
Administration and Pattaya City Council,” added Wanlop.
Chonburi Local Administration has taken on responsibility for the issues and
will coordinate with other relevant government organizations to rectify the
problems, including Nongprue Local Administration, the Irrigation
Department, and Banglamung Electricity Authority.
Johnson is back and on his game!
Diana Golf Seniors & Ladies Open
by Mike Franklin
David Johnson always plays well with the Diana Seniors & Ladies and
Thursday, September 28 at Pattaya Country Club was no exception as he
returned a Stableford score of 42 points. However, Jack Moseley was just one
shot behind with 41 points and a gross 75 off his 8 handicap and consoled
himself with the Seniors runner-up prize.
Samuel, Orowan Sodok and David Johnson, all winners in the Sptember Diana
Seniors and Ladies tournament.
Three Super Seniors tied with 38 points each and the back nine count-back
resulted in Fred Theobald coming 3rd (B.9 17), Bob Pearce runner-up (B.9 18)
and Harvey Samuel the winner (B.9 19). There were just two ladies in the
field with Orowan Sodok winning with 35 points and Toy Theobald runner-up
with 32 Stableford points.
Two near pins were claimed by Jack Moseley, the others by Hamilton Wilson
and David Johnson. The longest first putts went to George Meigh and Toy
Theobald on # 9 and # 18 respectively.
The weather was generally fine but the course wet after recent down pours.
The new faces were duly welcomed during prize-giving, namely Stan Dare,
Robert Peters and Alan Bishop, and it was welcome back to Graham Ramsay.
The next Diana Seniors & Ladies Open will be on Thursday October 26th at
Pattaya Country Club. Hope to see you then, so sign-up at the Green Bottle
or at the Diana Garden Resort Driving Range.
John sneaks up on the rails
to claim monthly award
PSC golf from The Bunker
Monday, September 26, Green Valley,
Green Valley was the venue for our first Medal comp of the week and the cut
was made at 15 and under.
McDonald - The Bunker Boy’s Golfer of the Month for September
We had a tie for runner up spot in the B Flight between Geoff Parker and
Peter Habgood, who both scored a modest net 82 behind Jim Wooler, who won
with a one over par net 73.
There was also a tie for second place in the A Flight between Mashi Kaneta
and Roger Privett who both scored two under par net 70’s, but neither could
stop Gerry Cooney winning with a fine four under-par net 68.
Near pin prizes were shared between Marc Levy, Tony Scambler, Gerry Cooney
and William Macey.
Wednesday, September 27, Sri Racha, Stableford
The ‘Bunker Boys’ played a Stableford competition at Sri Racha on
Wednesday, and with the cut at 16 and under we had close battles in both the
A and B Flights.
David Johnson came out on top in the B Flight winning with 38 points, two
ahead of Paul Davies’ 36 points and three ahead of George Redgewell, who
scored 35 points.
In the A Flight Bob St Aubin claimed third place with 36 points, John
McDonald was second with 37 points, but William Macey took the pot winning
with 39 points.
Paul Smith had an indifferent round of golf by his standards but made up for
it by winning three of the four near pin prizes, the other one going to
Friday, September 29, Bangpra, Medal
Bangpra hosted the second Medal comp of the week, and with a
smaller field in only one flight we saw Paul Smith, having a better round
finish third with a two over par net 74, John McDonald came second with net
73, but Charlie Gooch found a bit of form at last to tear up the course and
come into the clubhouse with a superb three under par net 69.
John McDonald’s second place was enough for him to win the “Golfer of the
Month” trophy pipping Geoff Parker by just one point even though John never
actually won a competition throughout the month. John’s victory came on the
back of many second and third place finishes in the last few weeks - well
Charlie Gooch rounded off a fine day by claiming two of the near pin prize,
the other two going to Jim Wooler and John McDonald.
This month The Bunker will be holding their annual “Golfer of the Year
Tournament”, which will be held over two days on Monday, October 16 at
Crystal Bay and Mountain Shadow on Wednesday October 18 - for further
details contact Mick on 038 429 292 or call into The Bunker Bar on Soi
Chaiyapoon (near Xzite disco)
in 7 goal thriller
Regents FC took to the field
looking resplendent in their new royal blue strip.
Regents FC v Chonburi FC Fan Club
A new look Regents Staff football team graced the lush oval of
The Regents School, Pattaya, last Sunday. In their brand new royal blue
shirts, Regents FC took on the challenge of the Chonburi FC Fan Club for
their first social fixture of the season. There was an exciting expectation
in the air as numerous family members, friends and avid supporters hugged
the touch line at the start of the match. The opposition had even brought
drums, adding to the already lively and highly tense atmosphere!
Regents FC kicked-off shooting towards the school end. The game started at a
lively pace with both teams knocking the ball around well. After winning a
corner, Regents FC pushed their big men up front from defence. Andrew Watt,
playing in his 55th competitive season, took the corner and spooned it
straight to one of the opposition. With the defence out of position Chonburi
broke quickly and took advantage of the overlap banging in the first goal.
One nil down, Regents had to show some fighting spirit.
Regents FC managed to pull one back before half time through new boy Chris
Gould, who finished neatly after a good build up. With 45 minutes gone it
was time to see the arrival of skipper Dale Farrington for the second half.
Regents began the second half a lot more livelily than Chonburi and started
knocking the ball around with lots of confidence. The strike pairing of
Farrington and Gould seemed to gel immediately and Farrington was soon on
the scoreboard making it two one to Regents.
Midfield maestro, Sam Laidlaw was now controlling the game and spraying the
ball all around the park. Chonburi were not out of the game though and kept
teasing the Regents defence, forcing Stevie Parrott to make a number of last
ditch tackles and Simeon Banks some ‘cat’like’ saves in goals. At one point
Banks instinctively parried a shot onto the cross-bar, as the ball rebounded
back into play the following shot on the now open goal was miraculously
cleared by a swooping Watty, defying gravity and age, heading the goal bound
shot out for a corner. The crowd went crazy and Regents FC were inspired by
As Regents FC began to control the latter stages of the second half, Gould
scored his second making it three one Regents. Some sloppy defending though,
let Chonburi FC back in and the game was tied at three all, with 10 minutes
Another tidy move from defence and through the midfield, where Patrick
Kennedy, John Mills and John Baines continued to play neat one-twos around
the opposition, eventually resulted into a through ball for Sam Laidlaw.
With only the keeper to beat from a tight angle, she smashed the ball into
the top of the goal nearly breaking the net. That proved to be the wining
goal and capped a man (woman) of the match performance by Sam.
Regents FC would like to thank their new friends, Chonburi FC Fan Club, for
the spirited and friendly game that they provided. It is hoped that Regents
FC will make the trip up to Chonburi in the near future for a return match.
Also a big thanks to Albert for refereeing the match. Regents FC’s next game
is against the mighty St. Andrews FC.
It’s all in the bag for Derek
PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s
Tuesday, September 26, Green Valley, Stableford
The last competition of the month is now, usually an important one as it
decides the ‘Alan Bolton Golfer of the Month’ award. However this time,
with the points in the bag, it allowed Derek Brook to eat one of Bert’s
excellent breakfasts in a leisurely fashion, before making the trip to
Bolton, left, presents Derek with the ‘Golfer of the Month’ award.
On arrival at Green Valley it was wet and soggy and it became apparent
that the day was going to be difficult. This is a super course,
extremely difficult but a great day out is always to be had.
With the conditions as they were, it was always likely that the course
would triumph over the players and that if someone shot to their
handicap, they would have a great chance of winning.
Round over and back at Bert’s we had a treat as Bert had prepared a
special fish dish, declared by us all to be excellent and then to the
results. Guess what? The course won.
With the ‘Golfer of the Month’ title already in the bag, a meager return
of 33 points was still enough for Derek Brook to win, with Gareth Weeko
in second on count back over Thomas Johannson, both on 32 points. When
your luck is in, it is in. 33 points indeed.
Near Pin: Joel Flor (3), Doug Jeffrey
Long Put: Toy Theobald, Fred Theobald
Crazy Canuck Terry conquers Sri Racha
PSC golf from the Bowling Green
Report by Barry Hooper
Saturday, September 23,
Sri Racha, Stableford
1st Terry Hopkins (19) 45 pts
2nd Donald Hendry (9) 40 pts
3rd David Swaine (36) 39 pts
4th Derek Eastham (13) 36 pts
Nearest Pins: Colin Cronin, Terry Hopkins (3)
2’s: Bob St.Aubin, Terry Hopkins
Terry Hopkins ruled the day by our most lopsided win in the Bowling
Green’s short golfing history. Not only did he manage to win the day
with a fantastic 45 points, but he also won 3 of the 4 closest to the
pins, and to top the day off he also shared the 2s contest with fellow
Canuck Bob St. Aubin. Terry, being the great Canadian gentleman that he
is, did let the Englishman Colin Cronin win the 4th closest to the pin.
Our winner showed his happiness on his return to the Bowling Green by
buying a round of drinks for all his fellow golfers. Well done Terry!
Donald Hendry also had a stellar day by getting 40 pts. The infamous
yellow hat was passed on to Seamus Parnell, hope you wear with pride and
try to pass it on Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 25, Bangpra, Stableford
1st Derek Eastham (13) 30 pts - c/b
2nd Tom Herrington (17) 30 pts
3rd Bob St.Aubin (12) 29 pts - c/b Phil Dwyer & Gordon Everingham
Nearest Pins: Tony Oakes, Phil Dwyer, Terry Hopkins and Derek
2’s: No 2s this week so carried over to next Tuesday.
The course was very wet and gave the golfer a real run for their money.
The fairways were in good shape but the balls had no run whatsoever. We
have never seen a course humble us like Bangpra. I think this is the
first time no one broke par.
Despite the day’s trials and tribulations, Derek and Tom managed to come
out on top and they were glad to see the end of the day. There was a big
tie for third but Bob St. Aubin took it on count back over Phil Dwyer
and Gordon Everingham. The yellow hat meanwhile was passed on to Dennis
Stepura. We are all looking forward to a return when we will try and get
our revenge on Bangpra.
Thursday, September 28,
Green Valley, Stableford
1st Phil Dwyer (18) 38 pts
2nd Fergus Brennan (13) 35 pts
3rd Steve Hamstead (12) 33 pts - c/b
4th Tom Herrington (17) 33 pts - c/b Derek Eastham
Nearest Pins: Tewin Lamthong, Bob St.Aubin, Tony Burnett (2)
2’s: Derek Eastham
Irishman Phil Dwyer was the only player to have a better than par round
which included a run of 6 straight pars. The course itself was in great
condition and we all enjoyed the day. We will look forward to a rematch
at Green Valley. It was also nice to see the return of Joel Flor and
Steve Hamstead. Steve was showing good form right away by coming in a
close third place.
Les Burns took control of the yellow hat which should keep his head from
getting too sun burned.
Another great week has been enjoyed by all the golfers. Thank you
Bowling Green for the wonderful service you provide to the players. We
always look forward to the return for some great homemade meals. Thanks
again Reg and staff.
If any one is interested in golfing with the Bowling Green we play every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We meet at Bowling Green at 7.45am for
breakfast and transportation, and new players are always made to feel
welcome. Call Reg on 087-136-5681 to get your name down.
are stuffed to the Gill(s)
IPGC golf from Lewiinski’s
Green Valley -
White Tees, Stableford
1st John Hillier, 42 points
2nd Phil Mitchell, 42 points
3rd Claus Birk Thomsen, 41 points
1st Dave Porter, 38 points
2nd Ray Dell, 36 points
3rd George Jackson, 34 points
1st Oddvar Rykke, 38 points
2nd Roger Koehler, 36 points
3rd Charles Sheppard, 36 points
Near Pins: #9 John Emmerson, #12 Darren Smith; #16 Darren Smith
2’s: Phil Mitchell, Mark Wood, Darren Smith (2), Jack Spencer (2), Alec
It has been apparent of late that Nice Guy Johnny was rounding into form
and that trend continued this day as his 42 points would attest. John
still needed a count back to edge Flipper in A Flight, whose 42 points
was the result of an excellent 72, the low gross of the day! The hard
luck story of the flight was CBT who deserved better than 3rd for his 41
Capt. Oddvar took the Junior Flight with 38 points, a couple ahead of
the tandem of Good Roger and Charlie. Undoubtedly owing to his fine
behavior, Roger prevailed on count back. Charlie wasn’t sure what
happened but he seemed happy.
In the Middle Flight, the Valet’s Best Friend topped the lot with
another 38 points which was comfortably two points clear of “The Farmer
in the”. Third place was yet another two back at 34 points, with One
Ball having better distribution than K4.
Laem Chabang A & B - Blue or White Tees, Stableford
1st Chris Fox, 41 points
2nd Matt “Irnie” McInerney, 32 points
White A Flight:
1st Gareth Gill, 38 points
2nd Dave Porter, 38 points
3rd Peter Henshaw, 37 points
White B Flight:
1st Roger Koehler, 38 points
2nd Oddvar Rykke, 32 points
3rd Kevin Moraghan, 31 points
Near Pin: #B8 Matt “Irnie” McInerney
2’s: John Emmerson, Mark Wood
A couple of handfuls of players took on the Blue Tees of the Mountain
and Lake’s side of this local Jack Nicklaus’ creation. There wasn’t much
doubt who won the Blue Flight as one of our title spot holders, Chris
Fox, had a nine point margin on the field and another one of Johnny
McHugely’s mates, Irnie McInerey. The quality of Chris’ round is further
illuminated in the fact that it was three better than anyone in the
The top rung for the A portion of the White Flight was not determined
until a count back was done with GiGi’s card and The Valet’s Best
Friend. Following those two in, but a point adrift, is newly arrived
Irishman, Peter Henshaw. If this is any indication of Peter’s form, he
could haul a lot of baht back to the Ol’ Sod when this extended visit
Good Roger was at it again as he was clearly the class of White’s B
Flight. His 38 points were six clear of second place Capt. Oddvar. If
Capt. O was surprised to collect, imagine how Kevin Moraghan felt,
filling his wallet with 31 points.
Bangpra - White Tees, Stroke/Medal
1st Gareth Gill, net 72
2nd Chris Fox, net 73
1st Matt “Irnie” McInerney, net 74
2nd Bob Lindborg, net 75
2’s: Jim Munns, John Emmerson, Dave Schelling, Sugar Ray Handford
Here comes Johnny’s buddies’ ... again! Irnie took B Flight and Chris
took second in A Flight. GiGi, for the second time in two days brought
home the big check as his net 72 was best on the day and best in A
Flight. The Guru of Green Valley topped up B Flight.
Friday, September 29,
Phoenix L & O - Blue or White Tees, Stroke/Medal
1st Gareth Gill, 38 points
2nd Jim Munns, 36 points
1st Nat Meesuk, 45 points
2nd Ray Dell, 40 points
3rd Mike Craighead, 35 points
4th Glen Perkinson, 35 points
2’s: John Emmerson, Simon Philbrook, Matt “Irnie” McInerney, Bob
Lindborg, Nat Meesuk, Norm Robinson
Hey what’s goin’ on? Gareth made it three in a row, this time with the
top slot in the Blue Flight, two clear of Capt. Fogg.
That McHugh legacy continued in the White Flight as the Nat(ural),
a.k.a. Mrs. McHugely, had her way with the Lake and Ocean layouts of
Phoenix. Ray Dell’s fine round of 40 points seemed average in
comparison, although it was anything but. The Mechanic had the better of
Prof. Glen on count back, which is always awarded to anyone that can
produce an AARP card, to take the third slot in the more popular short
The Beautiful Game?: Premiership Roundup
Did you miss the game of the week? I’m talking about Watford and Fulham’s
three all draw at Vicarage Road early on Tuesday morning. Watford took a two
goal lead through Marlon King and Ashley Young, only to see Fulham come back
with three goals in the last fifteen minutes to take the lead. But it wasn’t
over there. Ashley Young popped up once again to grab a deserved point for
the Hornets moments from the end of a thrilling game.
At least that’s what the newspaper said. I missed it, you see, opting for an
early night rather than stay up to watch a drab affair between two
I’m not having the best of luck with my choice of live matches this year,
but in my defence it’s not just my selective viewing that’s serving up a
lack of inspiration.
Instead I watched Liverpool play the early match on Saturday. What’s going
on here? Already the Scousers have played FIVE early matches on the
Saturday. Whilst the early kick-offs aren’t fair on Liverpool’s fans, it’s
also a raw deal for those of us that just fancy some decent football on a
Bolton ran out 2-0 winners in case you nodded off, and are now perched on
the shoulders of Manchester United and Chelsea in third. Whatever has been
going on at Bolton, and perhaps we’ll never know, Sam Allardyce’s record at
the Reebok just can’t be argued with. Much is made of English managers not
being given the chance to manage the big boys these days, but surely
Allardcye’s chance to manage at the top level will come. There again,
perhaps he already is.
Portsmouth, Everton and a resurgent Aston Villa are tied for fourth place
along with Reading, who snatched three points against a disappointing West
Ham with an absolute stunner from Korean international Seol Hi-Kyeon who
looks set to become a household name - In Korea!
Next come Arsenal, who moved into eighth after a win at bottom side
Charlton. After arriving at Highbury to cries of “Arsene Who?” from London’s
Evening Standard, Arsene Wenger celebrated ten glorious years at the club by
calling for the English game to remain just that.
“The manager is foreign, the players are foreign, the owners are foreign,
you need to draw a line. England doesn’t control it any more. I feel the
soul of football in this country is first granted by the owners of the
clubs,” he explained. “Here, for example, at Arsenal I feel I am really at
an English club. Traditionally the people who owned the clubs were first and
foremost supporters. If that ceases to be the case then the clubs lose
Surely this is a bit rich, coming from the man that regularly fielded
all-foreign sides in last year’s Champions League matches? Or is that just
Anyway, across North London it was finally Tottenham’s turn to take three
points on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Portsmouth at White Hart Lane, but they
had the referee to thank after the official awarded Spurs a penalty after
what was arguably the most blatant dive of all time by Didier Zokora.
Sheffield United also grabbed their first win of the season with a 2-1
victory over Middlesbrough, Phil Jagielka stunning Boro in the final minute
with a spectacular finish from 25 yards. But of course I’d switched off
moments before the end, which is becoming the story of my season.
Sorry Saints search for supporters
How times have changed for Southampton. As recently as three
years ago they were representing the Premiership in the UEFA Cup, yet now
find themselves struggling to escape the Championship after boardroom
struggles and controversy.
Now the South Coast club have taken to widening their catchment area in a
bid to attract more fans to their St. Mary’s stadium after poor attendances
this year. Amongst other efforts to attract supporters Saints have also
included an advert in the Reading Evening Post, despite the local side
appearing in the Premiership for the first time this year.
David Lucker, head of supporter services at Southampton, said: “As we find
ourselves with spare capacity to sell, it is prudent that we encourage as
many supporters to attend as possible. We look to capture new supporters all
Chris Witcher of the Reading Supporters’ Trust, replied: “If we were still
in the Championship I am sure Reading fans would be very annoyed about it.
But as we’re now in the Premiership we have bigger things to worry about.
Why would people want to go there when they can see better football closer
No Premiership this week, as instead tomorrow sees the first
round of matches in a series of international double-headers. Scotland head
into their ties against France and Ukraine with injury worries threatening
four players. Reading defender Graeme Murty has withdrawn from the squad,
whilst there are doubts over Russell Anderson, Kevin McNaughton and West
Brom midfielder Nigel Quashie. England manager Steve McLaren, meanwhile, has
been saved the dilemma of dropping Wayne Rooney after an injury to Andy
Johnson ruled him out of contention to oust the out-of-form ‘Boy Wonder’.
Selected matches - Saturday:
Bulgaria v Holland, Denmark v Northern Ireland, England v FYR Macedonia,
Greece v Norway, Italy v Ukraine, Russia v Israel, Scotland v France, Sweden
v Spain, Wales v Slovakia.
Selected matches - Wednesday:
Croatia v England, Poland v Portugal, Ukraine v Scotland, Slovakia v
Germany, Austria v Switzerland.
UEFA Cup Draw
Newcastle were handed the trickiest test in the UEFA Cup group
stage this week after being drawn alongside Celta Vigo, Fenerbahce,
Eintracht Frankfurt and Serie A leaders Palermo in Group H.
Tottenham will play Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge, Besiktas and Dinamo
Bucharest in Group B, whilst Blackburn face Feyenoord, Basle, Wisla Krakow
and Nancy in Group E. Rangers will play Auxerre, Livorno, Partizan Belgrade
and Maccabi Haifa in Group A.
Traveller’s Rest take Tony’s
Jomtien golf with the I.P.G.C.
Tony, second right, and his
lovely lady celebrate with the winning team from the Traveller’s Rest
Monday, September 25, Burapha -
Birthday Boys Bash
Approaching senility now, Tony Duthie organised a four-person scramble
competition on the A and B courses at Burapha to celebrate his ??th
birthday. Many thanks to the management there for re-arranging the format,
as we were told one month earlier that A and B would be closed this week.
So fifteen teams, 60 persons set off on a very rain-threatening day to
secure some of the many prizes that Tony had sponsored for his special day.
From earlier conversations we expected a score of around 58ish to come in,
but we were all surprised.
In third place Mark Brenton, Joe Craggs, Gavin Donavan and Glen Egbert came
in with net 63, the OK Corral side of Ian Kidd, Tony Kitchen, Stuart
Thompson and Ray Underwood finished second with 61, but the Traveller’s Rest
team of John Egan, Billy Elliot, Alan Sargent and Keith Seddon pipped them
with a net score of 60.7.
There were many technical prizes to be won on the day, all kindly donated by
the ‘Birthday Boy’ himself. Graham Banks, Dennis Byrne, Harry Cowling, Billy
Elliot, Chris Holmes, Phil Mitchell and Richard Wardell were the lucky
recipients. Nearest the pins winners were Joe Craggs, Alan Duckett, Graham
Banks and Rick Newman.
The most sought after prize however was the booby prize, which was collected
by Len Jones, Bob Martin and Dennis Smith, who were all awarded the Tony
Duffers sport shirts for the lowest score, but we wont reveal how low that
It was then all back to the newly opened Caddy Shack (now relocated next to
the Harley Bar) for the prize giving, and a delicious free buffet. A great
evening followed with live music and dancing. A big thanks to all the staff
at the Caddy Shack and especially to the ‘Birthday boy’ who rang the bell as
well. Cheers Tony
Wednesday, September 27, Crystal Bay, Stableford
Probably our last match here before the high season prices kick
in, and we all arrived on time (well, most of us) to a well sodden C and A
There were two divisions running today, and after checking the scorecards it
seemed it was a tough test for both. But there were also a few silly
misdemeanors from some of the Div 2 players resulting in disqualification.
So with 26 points, Dennis Byrne and Miss Am tied for first place, but the
lady won on a better count back of 13/11. They were both elated with their
Geoff Stubbs, in his last game before his return to the UK for a month came
home with a 35 to pip Paddy Hamilton by one and take first place in the
Division 1 battle.
Everybody was expecting a rollover on the “twos” until all the cards were
checked back at Paweenas and it was found Ken Jepson had sneaked in with
one. Well done Ken.
The ladies tipple went to Dennis Byrne for his directional qualities in
getting to Crystal Bay, but that’s another long story.
Jomtien Golf meets every Monday and Wednesdays at Paweenas, Soi 5 Jomtien
Beach Road, and departs at 9.15am for a 10.30 tee off time. Club hire and
transport are also available, please sign up in the bar or ring Glyn on
The Berger, King for a Day
IPGC golf from The Haven
Monday, September 25, Sri Racha,
1st Roar Berger, 40 pts
2nd B.J. Smith, 38 pts - c/b 20
3rd Trevor Schirmer, 38 pts - c/b 19
The last few weeks have seen a steady improvement in Roar Berger’s overall
performance and at Sriracha he managed to get most of it to come together at
the same time, and keep it going to the last hole. Even so, the end result
could have been a lot better without the golfer’s normal reaction when
things start to go well.
B.J. Smith and Trevor had to be separated by count back with B.J. just
getting the best of the outcome.
The course was playing reasonably well after several months of indifferent
presentations and it is to be hoped that the good work continues into the
high season when they will attract a lot more play.
Perhaps due to the conditions of most of the greens, which had undergone
some dressing and treatment, there were no “twos” in either division. It was
also no surprise to learn that the CSS had risen to 74 on the day.
Before presenting the prizes Richard, the resident PGA teaching
professional, welcomed back Peter Aitcheson following his lightning trip
back to the UK to inspect a few assets, subsequent to the political
upheavals in the Labour Party.
Wednesday, September 27, Khao Kheow, Monthly Medal
1st Phil Groves, net 72
2nd Trevor Schirmer, net 75
1st B.J. Smith, net 74
2nd Paul Taylor, net 79
As always, the two prize pots were augmented by the unclaimed prizes from
the previous tournaments, but even this added lure did not seem great enough
to attract a large turnout after the forecasts came of more bad weather in
Following the recent heavy rainfall the course played without any run, which
impacted greatly on the scores for the monthly medals held over the C and A
Phil Groves, with the best score of the day, took his third monthly medal
win in a row with a solid level par performance that was good enough by
three shots over the in-form Trevor Schirmer.
B.J. Smith was unable to match his previous outing’s effort, but his two
over still proved good enough by five to claim the second division medal and
book his place in the Gold and Silver competitions at the end of the year.
Paul Taylor was the nearest player to him
Once again neither division managed a “two”, but this time the excuse was
that the greens were too wet to read the lines and once again the CSS went
up by two due to the overall difficulty of the course.
Back at The Haven, Richard welcomed back Barry Urbano from the Gosnells Club
in Perth Australia.
Friday, September 29, Phoenix, Stableford
1st Brian Beaupre, 39 pts - c/b 19
2nd Russell Exley, 39 pts - c/b 18
3rd Mike Dabanovich, 37 pts
4th Jens Gunnarsson, 35 pts - c/b 18
5th Mike Poustie, 35 pts - c/b 17
6th Chris Knapp, 35 pts - c/b 14
Teeing up at Phoenix is always a pleasure and the last of the week’s
competition was no exception. With the course getting better seemingly every
time that it is played and the greens staff making some headway on improving
the bunkers, it is unsurprising that the scores were generally of a better
order than of late, with most of the field playing within the buffer zone
and the CSS reducing to 71.
Brian Beaupre, who is currently one of Canada’s men in Hong Kong, and
perhaps able to get in plenty of practice, slipped straight into top gear on
arrival and stroked it round in a very accomplished three under to take the
He very nearly missed out to Russell Exley, until said player inexplicably
lost a ball beside the 14th green and had to trudge back to retake the shot
and give up a certain two points that were to be the difference between
first and second. But for Russell it was a very fine effort on the way to
yet another reduction in handicap.
Mike Dabanovich, another Canadian returnee but this time via the Middle
East, was also in good form with a very creditable first round in
competition that secured him third place. Jens Gunnarsson took the final
podium placing ahead of Mike Poustie and Chris Knapp by count back.
There were no “twos” in the second division, but the first division
including the carry overs was shared between Mike Dabanovich and Brian
Prior to the presentations Richard welcomed new member Ray Thirtle and also
welcomed back Mike Dabanovich, Brian Beaupre, Mike Poustie and Micky Moore,
the latter having made a special trip after reading of the growing “twos”
pot on offer, which he is hoping to liberate before returning to building
the Olympic Village in London.
Harry wins battle with
the two Brians
IPGC golf with The Caddy Shack
Tuesday, September 26, Bangpra,
Our first outing of the week saw us take the trip to beautiful Bangpra for a
Stableford competition on this wonderful course. The three Leed’s lads came
out on top with Harry Cowling scoring 26 points, Keith Hector 29 and Bill
Hewitt topping the lot with a remarkable 38 points. There were no “twos”
Friday, September 29, Emerald, Stableford.
Friday saw a return to The Emerald for a Stableford tournament on
a very humid day. Competition was intense as some old rivals came together
on the course.
The conclusion of play saw the two Brians - Jacks & Bellis tied for second
place on 34 points, but out in front on his own was our winner Harry Riley
with 38 points.
Near Pins were won by Josh, Dave Smith and Brian Bellis.
Back at the Caddy Shack our customary post-golf general knowledge quiz was
enjoyed by all the players and non-players alike.
Miserable weather - more miserable golf
PSC golf from The Oohsa Bar
With threatening weather our group made their way up 331 to Century
Chonburi, one carload of golfers going via ‘The Cape’. We eventually made it
to the tee and probably wished we had not found the course after the heavens
opened. It was raining so hard at one stage that on the greens, it was not
the break you had to look at, it was the tide.
Keith Hodges (28) won the day with a hard fought 26 points, (that is no
misprint), 26 was the best of the group. The Near Pins technical prizes were
picked up by Fred, Jeff & Keith, with one being completed in the driving
rain, resulting in a 4 putt for the Near Pin winner.
The Oohsa Bar golfers meet at the bar, Soi Khao Talo at 8am for brekky,
leaving for golf about 9am. You are most welcome to come along.
Flemish flourish at St. Andrews
IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at the OK Corral
Until Thursday, September 28, the only club in the area not to host a
Pattaya Golf Society tournament had been St. Andrews, but that situation was
rectified as a result of a significant golf promotion package introduced by
the club for the month.
So it was then that the group assembled on the first tee’ full of
apprehension of what they would endure, especially on the par-six fourth.
The format for the day was Stableford and the tournament began under
scattered clouds and on an impeccably presented course sodden by heavy
A newly positioned tee box beyond the water on the fourth helped most
golfers, especially David Thomas, who proceeded to birdie the hole on the
way to an excellent front nine of 39 gross. His round was to falter later
after the turn.
Len Jones took third place with his best performance on the course,
twenty-nine points indicating that his knowledge of the layout was
improving, whilst David Thomas took second place with 33 well-earned points.
The day’s winner was Belgian Emiel van der Wiele on 35 points, and his win
was his second successive victory with the PGS in the week.
There were no birdie “twos” and Peter McLoughlin, who managed to finish only
nine holes on his first trip with the group was awarded the ‘Booby Bevy’ as
In the opinion of most, the course was certainly different, and posed an
interesting challenge, but all were puzzled as to why a noted course
designer like Desmond Muirhead should tinker with the fascinating potential
that the course layout presented.
Matt makes it a double at the Peacock
PSC golf from The Peacock Place
Monday, September 25, Pattaya C.C.,
Monday dawned to black skies, but despite the threat of some very heavy
weather our group still totaled twenty-one players by the time we were
due to leave for the course.
Once there, we were directed to the A and B courses which I always enjoy
playing. The threatening clouds cleared away and apart from a few
showers we enjoyed a pleasant round of golf. The course was a little wet
from the previous night’s rain and in hindsight we should have elected
to pick, clean and place. The greens I must say though were excellent
and extremely fast - great care had to be taken with down hill puts in
‘Captain’ Bob and Wendy Khan, both winners of sorts at Pattaya C.C.
Taking into account the damp conditions, the scores returned were quite
good. Thirty percent played to their handicaps or better and more than
half the field scored thirty points or more. With the split made at 14
and under, the A flight was won by Captain Bob with 38 points and second
was J.J Harvey with 37 points. The B flight was won by Matt Anderson
with 39 points and second was one of our old stalwarts Rich Murphy.
The 2’s club, which this week was a roll over, was shared by four
players: Matt Anderson, Dave Arrowsmith, Rich Murphy and my playing
partner Alan Bishop. Wendy Khan won a free drink by virtue of her
fortitude under duress.
Our party later returned to The Peacock Place for the prize giving and a
complimentary and very tasty Massaman Curry prepared by Dao’s staff.
Needless to say a few beers were also enjoyed.
Thursday, September 28, Noble Place, Stableford
Our Thursday outing was a planned trip to the lovely Noble Place layout.
Unfortunately, and to huge disappointment, we arrived there to find the
course absolutely water logged.
Our party of twenty-two was directed to courses C and A and as we
gathered on the first tee it was decided to play ‘pick, clean and place’
through the greens. In the event, it was a good decision because we
quickly found that the ball was quite often plugged wherever it landed
and there was absolutely no run with tee shots.
We split the A and B flights at 14 and the results were as follows. Bob
2 won the A flight with 36 points and in second place with 35 points was
Donald Hendry. The B flight was won by Matt Anderson with 36 points and
second was Wendy Khan with 32 points. The 2’s club was shared by Phill
Mitchell and Donald Hendry. One of our stalwarts Keith Avery had the
consolation of the free drink.
We all enjoyed a lovely meal back at The Peacock Place with a few of the
obligatory ‘wet and frosty ones’. If you’re in the Mabprachan area or
fancy a game of golf with some like-minded people, come and join us at
The Peacock Place Hotel and Restaurant opposite the Mabprachan
Reservoir. Our schedule is in The Pattaya Mail page 51 or call us on
Dale & ‘Fast’ Eddie turn the screw
PSC golf from The Three Sisters Bar
September 12, the Three Sisters’ golfers did not meet
for a round as most of them were in competition with the Brits from
Pattaya. It was a good competition with the USA and Colonies pulling
One week later on the 19th, we finally got together again and Fast Eddie
pulled off a ‘fast’ one as he zoomed past the field with 44 points. As
the rest of us just looked on, Eddie’s produced his best round of golf
ever. The next best for the day was Sus Ige with 36 points. It was not
even a close contest as the other golfers faded in the distance.
On September 26, it was the turn of Dale Murphy to put the squeeze on
the rest of the field. He milked every dime he could out of the group as
he blew them away with 45 points. Again it was a no contest day as the
next best score was Fast Eddie with 38 points.
We have had two fluke’s in a row so I hope that next week it will return
to normal, or maybe it will be my turn to be the ‘screw master’.
Brian beats the ‘chop’ to triumph at Plutaluang
PSC golf from The Café Kronborg
Monday, September 25, Plutaluang,
The Royal Navy Plutaluang South and East layouts played host to a
Stableford competition in two flights with the cut at handicap 16. The
course was in fine condition, dry on most fairways and very few places
where a drop was needed.
Frank Hughes took the A Flight with 39 points, ahead of Swiss Walter
Bachli with 38 points in second and Ted Morris third with 37 points.
Brian Noguer took the B Flight with an amazing 43 points, (despite his 2
shot cut in handicap), with Richard Kubicki in second with 41 points and
Graham Buckingham in third with 35 points.
Thursday, September 28, Phoenix, Stableford
A big turnout for this competition was met with the Lakes and
Ocean ‘nines’ that were in great condition and despite being probably
the easiest 18 holes at this venue, they still provided a real test of
So to the results, and in the B Flight, (17 upwards), the easy winner
was Mark Brenton with 42 points ahead of Richard Kubicki in second with
37 points and Willy Cellis in third with 36 points.
In the A Flight, (0 to 16), the winner was Derek Brook with 41 points,
despite having had a ‘chop’ recently, ahead of Kevin Callaghan (40
points) in second and Thomas Johansson (38 points) in third.
Near Pins: Marty Allred (2), Bob Rasmusson, Derek Brook
Long Put: Kevin Callaghan, Norm Martin
The Square Ring
by Howie Reed
The “Real” Lord of Pattaya is back in residence. That would be former
international darts star and ‘fading icon’, Mr. Stefan Lord.
“Hi Mr. Reed. I am back in the ‘land of smile’ and now I am smiling. And
a Swede did sink the final put in Ryder Cup. Next time is better that
you send your ladies team - Regards, Mr. Lord.”
“Dear Mr. Lord. USA cannot send its’ women’s (golf) team. They are all
Swedes, Koreans, Sheila’s from Aussie, Brits or cute little Mexicans.
That aside we still lead the women’s golf world in “Eye Candy” with
Christie Keer, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel. Put that
in your smoke and pipe it. Welcome back Mr. Lord.”
Little clarification here: Last week I answered a question from O.R. in
regard to how judges are paid when they travel great distances to work a
title fight. I mentioned that some promoters and some organizations take
better care of judges than others. As an example I used a “fictional”
man and wife, judging duo calling the man “Pal”. Got an e-mail from the
“fictional” wife that tells me I was full of bull. “I always pay my own
way.” Note to O.R., revise your fictional answer to a real question.
With everything that has happened in LOS in the last couple of weeks, a
couple of things have remained constant. Punters are still going out for
a beverage or 2; ladies are still walking to music and boxing in the
Kingdom has carried on as before.
WBC #3 super-bantam, Saenghiran Lookbanyai (20-0) easily stopped
Filipino, Jesar Ancasas (14-14-2) at 1:43 of round 3. Lookbanyai’s
meaningless ABCO super-bantam title was not on the line. There was
another fight in Bangkok however that may mark the ‘passing of the
torch’ as it were.
Former WBA Feather Champ Yoddamrong Sithyodthong (45-5-1) lost to
up-and-coming Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (16-0), 118-110, 118-110 and
117-111. The contest was close over the first five rounds until youth
took over. You can’t teach youth. There would be more significance in
the result except that this is Sithyodthong’s third loss on the trot.
Probably a case of “going, going, gone.”
Sunday in the LOS may or may not be a great box fight day, at least on
TV. With Nikolai Valuev (44-0) finally defending his WBA heavyweight
title against Monte Barrett (31-4), it will be a chance to grade Valuev.
The fight at the Allstate Arena in Chicago will be Valuev’s first
defense in the USA and he’s chosen carefully, taking on one of the
“usual suspects” in Monte Barrett. Mr. Barrett is the “quintessential”
challenger for Valuev. Barrett is 2-2 over his last 4 fights with wins
against Dominick Guinn and Owen “What the Heck” Beck, but losing to
Hasim Rahman and “Baby” Joe Mesi.
If Barrett has any chance it’s that Valuev is fighting for the first
time in the USA. His last four, including his title winning fight
against John Ruiz, were all in Germany. One wonders if Valuev is going
to bring his own referee/judge with him. Last four fights South African
Stanley Christodoulou has refereed twice and judged twice. Does Barrett
have a chance? Only if Valuev is as big a fraud as most think. Barrett
is unranked by any organization.
Forget the “Big Men” of boxing; the real fight will take place on Sunday
from Las Vegas, Nevada when Diego Corrales (40-3) and Joel Casamayor
(33-3-1) will “lace ‘em up” for the WBC lightweight title. Sometimes the
third time round is not the charm, as any punter will tell you at the
drop of a lager. However, the third meeting between these two will be a
“Pier 9 Brawl”. Too often in boxing the, “they don’t like each other”
card is played out. This time it’s true!
“He talks a lot of garbage about me personally and that I’m not a good
person, this and that,” said Casamayor. “He doesn’t even know me, so on
October 8 I’m going to come in and break his head. He’s lost every
October he’s ever fought, and he’s going to lose another one. On October
8 I’m going to talk all this **** to him in the ring. If he wants to
fight on the street, we can do that too.”
When Cassmayor’s around the ‘jerk meter’ redlines. His opponent is the
Corrales countered: “That’s what you don’t want to do. I’m going to say
it like this. If I’m going to say something about somebody, I’m going to
say it to his face ... I said he’s not a good person. I don’t like him.
Me and Joel don’t have a good relationship. Never have. But I don’t talk
no crap about anybody. You guys can pump this kid’s head with lies and I
will deflate them on October 8.”
Each boxer has won a bout with Cassmayor’s win in October of 2003
“questionable”. Corrales was down twice and Cassmayor down once. Referee
Tony Weeks, on the advice of a ring doctor who no longer is a ring
doctor (and many question if she ever was), stopped it when Corrales
suffered two cuts inside his mouth.
Corrales won the rematch, 115-112, 115-112, with judge Steve Weisfield
scoring it 114-113 for Cassmayor. One can only wonder what fight
Weisfield was watching. With this third fight at 135lbs, the added
weight should help Corrales.
Light heavyweight Danny Green (22-3) was riding high until he lost to
Anthony Mundine last June. That fight was as much about turf as any
fight the Land of Aussie has seen in many years. The test of a real
boxer is how he comes back from a big loss. Seems that Green has come
back. Ok, I didn’t see it but thanks to Steve in Oz we’ll get the inside
“Danny Green fought Jason De Lisle in Perth in front of a capacity crowd
at Challenge Stadium. The fighters were competing for a shot at the
light-heavyweight title. A loss would mean DeLisle hanging up his gloves
at the age of 34.
“Green dominated the fight from start to finish although he look very
pedestrian against a slow DeLisle, who looked like his retirement was
well overdue. Delisle was stopped in round nine after taking too much
punishment. His face was badly beaten.
“Although Green looked superbly conditioned as usual he couldn’t have
blown out a candle when the fight was stopped. Green looked slow, so
it’s hard to imagine he would trouble a world champion that wasn’t as
easy to hit. At 33 Green is racing against the clock.”
Manus Boonjumong won a gold medal at the most recent Olympics in Athens.
He was the first and only Thai to ever win the gold in any sport at the
Olympics. He returned to Land of Smiles and lived the “Great Life”. No
more. He’s been sent to Cuba to “straighten himself out”.
Thaweep Chantaroj, president of the country’s Amateur Boxing
Association, said: “If he stays here, he will have problems. So I sent
him to Cuba to straighten himself out. Manus goes out partying too much.
He got rich after the Olympics and he spent most of his money on
gambling, drinking and girlfriends.”
The paper up the road from where the tanks come out to play reports,
“Boonjumong has been in the news for the wrong reasons since his Athens
triumph and is reported to have squandered most of the $600,000 his gold
medal earned him.”
“I’ll give it my best shot,” Boonjumong told the Thai-language Siam
Sport daily recently. “If I focus on my training, I’ll be able to get in
shape and be a winner in Doha.”
In an unrelated story the following was found in Scientific American:
“One of the world’s largest cases of great ape smuggling will draw to a
close next week when around 50 orangutans rescued from a Thai amusement
park fly home to their native Indonesia. Many of the trafficked animals
were being forced to stage mock kick-boxing bouts at Bangkok’s Safari
World theme park.”
Wonder if the authorities have checked out some of the Bar Beers that
feature nightly boxing?
There goes that darn phone: “Hello? Yes, Jeeves. What’s that? Mr. Lord
called and invited me to dinner. But I wasn’t there so he invited you
instead. You’re going to be awhile? No, I know, ‘Lager in the fridge,
cigar in humidor and dinner in the oven.’”
I have the feeling that I’m losing control here.
Full steam ahead for league play at the Bowling Green
Report & photo
by Barry Hooper
League play in division two on Friday was back on track this week with
all but one match played.
In Division 1, the ‘Dream Team’ retain their first place position
despite having no play this week. Second placed Sweethearts could only
manage a draw against the Pot Hunters and third place Cunning Stunts
went down to a convincing win by the Eagles 12-17, so things in the
points stake have tightened up somewhat in this division. But still with
plenty of quality play to come
Surprise results abounded last week in the Friday Bowling Leagues, as the pace
setting teams found life tough at the top
In Division 2, it was a similar story with all the top three teams
losing their respective matches to lower order teams. Top placed West
Eagles dropped valuable points to the Pacesetters and the Golfers were
taken in a match that went right down to the last end by Thanidas, for a
13-14 win. The Cyclones lived up to their name with a 25 - 4 win over
One match was held over from Friday to Saturday because we presently can
only run three matches with half the rinks only being in play. This
match between Georges Boys and Celtic Warriors both bottom end league
teams was a real nail-biter with only single point wins gained over all
but one of the first ten ends. With both teams struggling to gain an
advantage, Georges Boys captured a couple of double pointers in the next
two ends and despite the best attempts of the Celtic Warriors to claw
things back, they went down to a 12 - 8 defeat.
Match Results & Standings - September 29.
Division 1 standings:
1. Dream Team 14 (79)
2. Sweethearts 13 (74)
3. Cunning Stunts 10 (37)
4. Pot Hunters 7 (-14)
Results: Pot Hunters 16 v 16 Sweethearts, Chaplins 11 v 13 HMP Slade,
Cunning Stunts 12 v 17 Eagles, Irish Eyes v Dream Team DNP
Division 2 standings
1. West Eagles 12 (69)
2. Golfers 10 (26)
3 Yingyangs 9 (55)
4. Thanidas 9 (33)
Results: Yingyangs 4 v 25 Cyclones, West Eagles 12 v 16 Pacesetters,
Golfers 13 v 14 Thanidas, Georges Boys 12 v 8 Celtic Warriors.
Café Kronborg moves
into first place
Pattaya Sports Club Friday Bowling League
200 Bowlers - Kran, Barry, Maliny, Mai, Kaew, Teuvo,
Mio and Nok.
Captain Kran rolled a 543 series to lead her Café
Kronborg team to a three point win over Shenanigans and move one half
point in front of Domicil. Teuvo led Domicil with a 558 series and
helped his team get a two-two split with Café Ole. VFW Post 9876 took
three points from Jack & Tar and are in third. Fourth place Montana
split their series with Three Sisters. Maliny knocked down 527 pins for
Montana and La rolled a 542 series for Three Sisters. House of the
Golden Coin got a 242 game and 564 series from Captain Mio and took
three points from Brother D. Mai’s Thai Restaurant took three points
from Diamond Shop to even up their record at eight points in the win
column and eight in the loss column.