Pattaya students get active at city sports camp

first_imgSports included football, volleyball and rattan ball for youths and participants were encouraged to continue playing after the camp to improve their skills and fitness. More than 300 Pattaya students plus trainers and city officials worked up a sweat as the city hosted its annual Sports Clinic Training Camp earlier this month. City Councilman Praiwan Arromchuen, chairman of the Sports & Recreational Committee, opened the April 1-10 event at the Pattaya Youth Sports Center on Thepprasit Road, which was aimed at improving the sporting skills of students and also steer them clear of using drugs or getting into mischief in their spare time.Over 300 children from local Pattaya schools attended the sports training camp.Organizations supporting the camp included the Volleyball Association of Thailand and Rattan Ball Association of Thailand, offering lessons and competitions for students from Pattaya schools 2, 7 and 9.last_img read more

Pattaya Sports Club Bowling League – Friday 15 – 21 April…

first_imgMai Munsitha found her old form bowling games of 159, 200 and 233 for a 592 series and Aht Johansson had a 210 game, 550 series to lead Snow Bowler to a three point win over Bavaria and into first place. La Montgomery bowled a 533 series leading Brother D to a four point win over USMC and Brother D remains in third place and gaining a point on the leaders.VFW Post 9876 was led by Ooy Pluemkamon’s 208 game and 538 series to a three point win over Green Tree. 4Café Kronborg3 – 118.5 – 21.5 3Brother D4 – 024 – 16 8USMC0 – 415 – 25 1Snow Bowler3 – 127.5 – 12.5 Pos.TeamScoreStandings 2Canada1 – 326 – 14 5Bavaria1 – 318 – 22 Kran Nielsen bowled a 538 series to lead Café Kronborg to a three point win over Canada and Canada dropped from first to second place.  Tue Pettae bowled a 535 series for Canada.200 Bowlers:  Mai, Ooy & Aht. 6Green Tree1 – 316 – 24 7VFW Post 98763 – 115 – 25 Results & Standings April 8 (week 10)last_img read more

PSC gears up for 2015 Charity Classic

first_imgAs in past years, the format for the 2015 Charity Classic will be a 2-ball better-ball Stableford competition with tee times starting from one tee at 08:30 until approximately 13.00.  The cost to enter is 1,900 baht per player and includes green fee, caddy fee, Charity Classic golf shirt and some great prizes.  For this tournament only, Burapha has graciously allowed players to walk if they prefer not to use a cart.The entrance fee also includes a fantastic buffet to be served at the presentation night, held at the Amari Group’s Tavern by the Sea, Pattaya Beach Road on Thursday, March 19 and starting at 18:00.Along with the participation of local golfers, this tournament also requires the support of sponsors in order to make it a success.  Any businesses or individuals who would like to help out, either financially with Hole sponsorship or by donating prizes, can contact the PSC at the number below.Players wishing to take part in the tournament should also contact the PSC office by Saturday, March 14 at Tel. no. 038 361 167 or email info@pattayasports.org. The 2015 Pattaya Sports Club Charity Classic golf tournament will be held on Wednesday 18th March 2015 at Burapha Golf Club.  The Charity Classic is the PSC’s biggest annual fundraiser, allowing the Club to continue its various and important charitable activities throughout the year. Since its inception in 1979, the Pattaya Sports Club has been making substantial donations to local charities.  These include organizations that house, feed, and take care of the essential needs of orphans; train the handicapped in marketable skills so that they may become self-sufficient; provide scholarships, school uniforms, books and lunches to children who otherwise would not be able to attend school, improve facilities at public schools and orphanages, and so much more.  Over the last 12 years alone Pattaya Sports Club donations to local charities have exceeded 30 million baht.last_img read more

Stuvik maintains championship lead after hot Spanish Formula 3 race

first_imgStuvik was fast and stayed P2 until midway through the second qualification session, but with all the traffic on the track he could not capitalize on his new set of tires and ended up in P6 starting position.  In the race he had a very good start and was up to 4th place on the first lap and aggressively challenged his French teammate Alex Cougnaud in front.  However the Jerez circuit is notoriously hard to overtake on and the Thai driver eventually would take the checkered flag in 4th place.Notwithstanding the final points tally being under review until the FIA tribunal’s review of the first race disqualification, Stuvik still leads the 2013 European Formula 3 Championship with a healthy lead.  The teams now move on to Silverstone in the United Kingdom for the 5th Round on 14-15 July. The 4th Round of the European Formula 3 Open Championship was hosted in the south of Spain last weekend at the F1 testing circuit Jerez, with summer temperatures climbing to 40 degrees Celsius.  The huge variations in temperature from morning cool to blistering hot mid day would cause some challenges for the set up of the very aero dependent Formula 3 cars.  Thailand’s Sandy Stuvik finished Friday’s Free Practice sessions in 5th, 7th and 1st place as the team progressively worked through set up alternatives. Stuvik qualified P3 for the first of the two races, but had an uncustomary slow race start and immediately lost a place to teammate Santiago Urrutia.  Midway through the first lap Stuvik mounted an attack to regain 3rd position and the two drivers went side by side though the hairpin turn 6, but the Thai driver again fell back to 4th position.Sandy Stuvik enters the pits during qualifying for the 4th Round of the European Formula 3 Open Championship in southern Spain, Saturday, June 15.At the halfway point of the race Stuvik made an uncharacteristic mistake and went wide onto the gravel in turn 5 and lost another position.  He held on to the 5th place until the checkered flag.  Controversy would follow though, as the 2 fastest cars were disqualified after illegal modifications were found in the post-race scruteneering.  Consequently, at press time the results for the first race are still provisional following an appeal.last_img read more

North doubles up

first_imgIPGC golf from The LinksSunday, June 19, Green Valley – StablefordA full fixture list this week for the first time in a while saw a small field travel to Green Valley.  As usual at this time of year, we were able to tee off a little early, and the pace of play was excellent until we ran into a very slow four-ball around the 14th hole.  The course is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, and the greens were very bumpy, taking a long time to recover from their not so recent coring. Thomas also scored the only 2 of the day, to scoop the pot.1st Thomas Nilsson (8) 39pts2nd Joe McArdle (13) 39pts3rd Peter Masters (9) 34ptsTuesday, June 21, Treasure Hill – Stableford16 players made the journey up to Treasure Hill today, to tackle this tough course off the shorter yellow tees, a decision made due to the handicap profile of the field.  This was my first ever visit, and overall I was very impressed.  The course was in excellent condition, and the layout every bit as good as I’ve heard.  The only downside were the greens, which, although running exceptionally true, were painfully slow.Conditions were cool and overcast, with a slight breeze, almost perfect conditions for good scoring.  With the course almost empty, the pace of play was good throughout, and the first group finished in a little over 3½ hoursAussie duo, Shane Heavey and Jim Lloyd, holidaying together, picked up the minor places, Shane taking third by virtue of a 21 to 15 back nine, after both scored a respectable 33 points.  Jon Batty, scoring better than he played, somehow managed 36 points which is often enough to win here, despite playing generally scrappy golf.  Victory however went to Cliff North, back from his latest mining expedition, who scored an excellent 39 points off his 20 handicap.The 2’s went to Cliff North, Wayne Harmon, Yukio Kikuchi and Kaneo Watanabe.1st Cliff North (20) 39pts2nd Jon Batty (8) 36pts3rd Shane Heavey (19) 33pts4th Jim Lloyd (28) 33ptsThursday, June 23, Burapha – StablefordThis was a late addition to the fixture list at the request of our visiting Japanese four-ball, and was one that proved popular, with almost the same group as Tuesday making the short journey.  This was our first visit in a long time, as it not somewhere we usually choose to play due to the compulsory use of carts, but on sports day, for 1600 baht all inclusive, it represents decent value for money, for what is a top quality course.We were allocated the A&B nines, and after playing from the shorter tees on Tuesday, decided to take on the challenge of the blue tees, playing a little over 6700 yards.  This proved a good decision, as although fairly long for most, the course is wide open, and the firm fairways provided plenty of run on the ball.  The greens were a good pace and ran very true, proving a dream for strong putters.There was a fairly strong breeze throughout, but the standard of scoring was generally good, with eleven of the sixteen players scoring 30+ points (so where Joe Peters’ 20 came from, I don’t know)!Nick Odnoral and Jon Batty battled out for the minor prizes on 34 points, Nick earning bragging rights after scoring 17 points on the back nine.  Ted Morris, no doubt grumbling over the choice of tees when stood on the first, put his dismay behind him, to card a very creditable 36 points for second place – long courses don’t always just suit the young’uns Ted!  Victory, however, again went to Cliff North, playing off a 20 handicap for the last time, scoring an excellent 37 points.There were no ‘2’s, and with our regular Sunday fixture being moved due to a junior competition, the pot rolls over to the challenging St Andrews par 3’s this coming Sunday.1st Cliff North (20) 37pts2nd Ted Morris (15) 36pts3rd Nick Odnoral (16) 34pts4th Jon Batty (8) 34ptsNote:  The Links depart from the hotel on Soi Buakhao at 9.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for Rayong Green Valley every Sunday.  Sign up at the hotel or contact Jon on 080 021 1034.  A full schedule of courses can be found on the IPGC website www.ipgc.org. Visiting Swede Thomas Nilsson took the honours today, coming back in a very impressive level gross to beat Joe McArdle 23 to 18 on the back nine, after both had carded 39 points.  Peter Master finished third on 34 points.last_img read more

Ex-Steeler Blount in deal to dismiss pot charge

first_imgThis Oct. 12, 2014, file photo shows then-Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount warming up prior to an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh-area judge says he’ll dismiss a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount if Blount completes 50 hours of community service by a Feb. 4 court date.LeGarrette Blount, left, walks to court with his attorney, Casey White on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in West View, Pa. for a preliminary hearing on a marijuana possession charge stemming from an August traffic stop when he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)The judge said Wednesday he wants the former Steeler to spend the time volunteering at a youth center, possibly in Pittsburgh’s inner city.The 28-year-old Blount and Steelers teammate Le’Veon Bell were charged after police say they found marijuana in Bell’s car during an Aug. 20 stop in a Pittsburgh suburb.Bell has agreed to enter a first-offender’s program that could enable him to get his record expunged if he completes 15 months’ probation. A judge must still approve Bell’s entry into the program.Blount was cut by the Steelers and picked up by the Patriots last month.last_img read more

Overtime 5-13-15…Leave the 5th greatest quarterback of all time, aka Tom Brady, alone!

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—I told you three months ago that Tom and the boys took the air out the balls. It was true then and it’s true now. The other thing that’s true is that it’s not really a big deal. Everyone has done it or something like it during their football career and finally no one really cares. Oh sure you hear people talking about it 24-7, but that’s really the media making you listen to it even though you don’t care…kind-a like this! Stick-up on your hands, stealing signals, grease and oil on your shirts, piping noise in the stadium. You name it, something has been going on from day one. Get over it people. All New England does is beat you at your own game!:09—Speaking of cheating, and I just was if I could just get you to focus, I know it’s not your fault…you went to a City League school! (Oh relax. That’s just a little WPIAL humor). Anyway, if you want to penalize somebody, let’s penalize the owners that continue to draft wife beaters, drug users and thugs just because they can play football. Do that and leave the 5th greatest quarterback of all time…aka Tom Brady…alone!last_img read more

On the Steelers: The Power of “Wattage” (NFL Draft Coverage 2017)

first_img Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@newpittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741 follow him on Twitter@ultrascribe. The opening round of the 2017 NFL Draft is now history and the Pittsburgh Steelers have chosen and anointed T.J.Watt, a linebacker from Wisconsin, as their first pick. Watt also happens to be the younger sibling of J.J. Watt, the superstar defensive end of the Houston Texans.Did I mention that he also declared for the pros after his junior year? He made the “move to the money” and I, for one, think that it was a great move.  Also, based partially on his “genome,” he is projected by many prognosticators to ascend to sure stardom in the NFL galaxy. T.J. Watt was ranked No. 1 in sacks (12) in the Big Ten and No. 12 all of Division 1 college football (FBS). He was No. 4 in the Big Ten in tackles for losses (16).AUBREY BRUCE, Courier Sports ColumnistNow ordinarily, those stats would be pretty darn lofty, but hold….the presses.  Mr. Watt will now be preparing to face the crème de la crème of the college athletes offered up for competition in the NFL. There won’t be much of a break for him in the NFL relative to his having to face an occasional “walk on” here and there back in college.Coming in at around 6 feet 5, 240lbs, he cannot be considered a lightweight, but as of 2014 the average guard, tackle, or center in the NFL was 312 pounds, 72 pounds heavier than T.J. Watt. So Mr. Watt on the average may be much lighter than the average NFL offensive lineman, and that might pose an issue, especially competing against the behemoths of the AFC North.If T.J. Watt can rustle up just one-third (4), of his college sack total for the Steelers in 2017, it will have justified him being chosen No. 1.My opinion has not wavered.  Pittsburgh should have traded up to draft a cornerback in the first round, sacrificed their second round pick and grabbed a nasty outside linebacker from a small school in the third round. In order for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense to help pave the road to the team’s seventh Lombardi trophy, Pittsburgh’s defensive line must perpetually attack and harass offensive lines as well as all opposing quarterbacks in order for the defensive secondary to relax and play with reckless abandon.  No one can predict the future, but it remains to be seen if T.J. Watt has enough “juice” to be the light at the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense and their defensive secondary tunnel in 2017.last_img read more

West Brom 2-3 Chelsea: Pedro dazzles on perfect debut

first_img Pedro continued to create, but poor finishing from the likes of Willian, Falcao and Costa stopped him from getting any more assists and the Blues from adding more goals.  Chelsea had been hampered by a debatable red card for John Terry for fouling Rondon when in on goal. The Blues went 2-0 up when a Pedro shot across the face of goal was turned home by a sliding Diego Costa. He was awarded man of the match after a fine display and will be back in Barcelona on Monday to give a goodbye press conference. The former Barcelona winger opened the scoring after receiving the ball from Eden Hazard and firing home, with the help of a deflection. Chelsea stretched their lead when Costa chested it down for Cesar Azpilicueta to roll home, but West Brom refused to hide, scoring again through Morrison with a great header. CESTcenter_img Thibaut Courtois had saved an early penalty after clumsy Nemanja Matic had taken out Calum McManaman, but the man who missed, James Morrison, soon found the net. The midfielder struck after a great cut-back by Salomon Rondon. 23/08/2015 Upd. at 16:25 Sport EN Pedro Rodriguez had a brilliant Chelsea debut as he helped his side beat West Brom 3-2 at the Hawthorns.last_img read more

Deportivo sack manager Victor Sanchez after two league wins in 2016

first_img He took over the club in April 2015, replacing the sacked Victor Fernandez, and led them to safety against all odds, sealing the side’s top flight status with a 2-2 draw at Barcelona on the final day of the season.  Deportivo La Coruna have sacked manager Victor Sanchez del Amo just five months afer handing him a new deal.  Upd. at 16:25 And after winning just two league games in 2016, coupled with rumours of dressing room problems, they have decided to take action and get rid of Victor Sanchez. 30/05/2016 The Galician side finished 15th in La Liga, four points above the relegation zone, but they stuttered in the second half of the season after starting the campaign in good form.  Josep Bosch His second season in charge started well, but ultimately fell away, while he clashed with various first team players, namely Luisinho and Lopo. CESTlast_img read more