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  • Thailand U23 outshine Phuket All Stars

    Thailand U23 outshine Phuket All Stars

    PHUKET: In the first of two friendly charity games scheduled for Surakul Stadium, the Thailand U23s annihilated a Phuket All Stars team by a score of 6-1 on Sunday evening. The All Stars team was in fact an FC Phuket ‘B’ team given the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the junior national team preparing for the SEA Games, due to start for Thailand on November 9

  • Phuket Tennis: Chang ITF tournament main draw starts today

    Phuket Tennis: Chang ITF tournament main draw starts today

    PHUKET: The first Chang ITF Tournament Pro Circuit to be held in Phuket gets underway in earnest today with both Men’s Singles and Doubles main draw matches gracing the tennis courts of the Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club in Thalang. Seven seeded players will face their first test with number four seed Laurent Rochette of France (ranked 374 in the world) first on the court at 10am to play Grittaboon Prahmanee of Thailand. At the same time, the number eight seed, Daniel Yoo of Korea (ranked 498 in the world) will do battle with Mick Lescure, also from France

  • Phuket Opinion: Amid the many bus and van crashes killing tourists in Phuket, it’s time to focus more carefully on responsibility

    Phuket Opinion: Amid the many bus and van crashes killing tourists in Phuket, it’s time to focus more carefully on responsibility

    PHUKET: One of the most startling revelations to arise from the bus crash on Phuket’s Chalong-Kata Hill was a policeman telling the Phuket Gazette that there is no provision in law for police to lay charges against a bus owner and/or management company for vehicle malfunctions, such as brake failure. This is why bus, van and truck drivers who crash in Phuket simply flee the scene whenever they can.

  • Phuket Lomas International Youth Rugby Tournament sees King’s College Bangkok victorious

    Phuket Lomas International Youth Rugby Tournament sees King’s College Bangkok victorious

    PHUKET: The first Phuket Lomas International Youth Rugby Tournament hosted by Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC) enjoyed fantastic support yesterday with King’s College Bangkok securing the inaugural champion’s title. In a tense final against Centaurs RFC of Singapore, the Bangkok side proved their worth as deserving victors by scoring two breakaway tries and one conversion late in the second half to end the game on a scoreline of 12-0

  • Phuket tennis hopes dashed at ITF tennis tournament

    Phuket tennis hopes dashed at ITF tennis tournament

    PHUKET: Hopes of a Phuket player qualifying for the main draw of the Chang ITF Pro Circuit tournament 2011 being held at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC) were dampened yesterday with Tachakorn Tonnon exiting the competition in the very first match. Tachakorn, who plays his tennis out of Chalong, lost 6-0, 6-0 to Lam of Hong Kong in a best of three sets encounter in just under an hour

  • Phuket All Stars play Thailand’s U23 squad tonight at Surakul

    Phuket All Stars play Thailand’s U23 squad tonight at Surakul

    PHUKET: Thailands U23 national team has announced schedule changes for their southern tour schedule, moving their friendly charity match against FC Phuket to Friday, November 4 at 6pm, instead of Saturday as initially announced. The change follows a request by 2011 SEA Games host Indonesia to bring forward the starting date of the SEA Games to November 9 from November 11, when Thailand is set to open its campaign against the 2009 SEA Games football champions, Malaysia. However, the friendly between the SEA squad and FC Phuket “All Stars” is still set to take place today, Sunday, at 6pm at Surakul Stadium

  • ‘Amateur’ gold thief nabbed by Phuket Police

    ‘Amateur’ gold thief nabbed by Phuket Police

    PHUKET: A 22-year-old Phuket man has been arrested in connection with yesterdays brazen 950,000-baht … Full story

  • Stranded Phi Phi tourists towed to Phuket safety

    Stranded Phi Phi tourists towed to Phuket safety

    PHUKET: Sixty-six tourists were towed to safety in Phuket last night after spending hours stranded at sea when the speedboat they were on broke down. In addition to the Australian, French, Indian, Spanish and Thai tourists aboard the Kamika speedboat, there were four staff members of the operating company, Phi Phi Island Marine

  • Thief makes off with 950k baht in Phuket gold heist

    Thief makes off with 950k baht in Phuket gold heist

    PHUKET: A man posing as a customer made off with almost one million baht in gold yesterday after snatching a display tray from a Phuket gold shop. Police received a report at 3pm that Thong Tanet 1 gold shop near the Kaset Market in Phuket Town had been robbed. Phuket City Police top-brass, including Superintendent Chote Chitchai, Lt Col Jumroon Playduong and Lt Col Chaiwat Auykham, quickly responded.

  • Second event completed in Phuket Dinghy Racing Series

    Second event completed in Phuket Dinghy Racing Series

    PHUKET: The second edition of the Phuket Dinghy Series took place off Nai Yang Beach on October 15 and 16 with 33 sailors in contention for honors. Organizers selected Nai Yang for this edition as part of three different racing areas, with the intention of allowing sailors to experience a range of conditions and test their seamanship throughout the three event series