Nong Mark team wins Father’s Day takraw tourney

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Manus Lertkhunna, head of the Pattaya Railway Station, organized a friendly Sepak Takraw tournament from Dec. 5-6 in celebration of HM the King’s 88th birthday.

The event involved 21 teams of three men each, aged from 25-35, and although it was not a formal competition, the matches were still of a high standard and keenly contested.

The top two takraw teams pose with organizers and public officials at the conclusion of the tournament.

The Nong Mark team (yellow) and Sukumvit 49 team (green) made it through to the final to compete for the Rotfai (or mayor’s) Cup.  The Nong Mark team used their superior acrobatic and coordination skills to good effect as they ran out winners of the tournament, winning two set in a row at 21-16 and 21-18.

The Nong Mark players were rewarded with the mayor’s trophy as well as 6,000 baht while the Sukumvit 49 team took home 4,000 baht in cash.  Pattana Boonsawat, advisor to the mayor, presented the prizes to the successful teams.