Chonburi continues planning for January student games

Friday, 03 January 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 1 By  CPRD

Chonburi officials continued planning for the 31st Thailand City Students Sports Competition in January, picking ballots to divide teams into groups.

Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization President Wittaya Kunplome and Gov. Khomsan Ekachai held a Dec. 17 press conference to publicize the Jan. 19-28 “Chol Games.”

Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai (center) announces the 31st Thailand City Students Sports Competition will be held in Chonburi this month.Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai (center) announces the 31st Thailand City Students Sports Competition will be held in Chonburi this month.

Sports included in this year’s competition include table tennis, volleyball, football, takraw, beach volleyball, futsal, petanque, badminton, Thai chess, Thai checkers, 10 km run, and track and field. Students are broken into four age groups: 12, 15, 16 and 18 years old.

Pattaya, however, will send athletes to compete in only seven of the 12 sports: football, futsal, petanque, sepak-takraw, volleyball, beach volleyball and athletics.

Begun in 1984, the local games were held in Bangkok until 1995, when the decision was made to move them around the kingdom annually.

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