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Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« on: June 22, 2013, 08:52:20 AM »
Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship

After hearing yesterday's draw at a packed Sima Thani Hotel here, Thailand head coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai targeted a top-four finish in the 17th Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship, due to take place from September 13 to 21.
Nakhon Ratchasima Governor Vinai Buapradit Vinai confirmed that preparations were on track for the long-awaited tournament. Home fans are looking forward to cheering on the spikers, whose reputation soared on the international stage last year with a best-ever fourth place in the star-studded FIVB World Grand Prix and their first title win at the prestigious AVC Cup.

Vinai said the nine-day tournament would be held in two gymnasiums, with the main venue at the Mall Nakhon Ratchasima's MCC Hall backed up by the Chartchai Gym at Chalerm Phrakiart Stadium.

Sixteen teams will participate in the championship, which will serve as a qualifier for three major events. The eventual winners will represent Asia in the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan from November 12 to 17, while the top two teams - excluding automatically qualified China and Japan - will clinch places in next year's FIVB World Grand Prix. Meanwhile, the top eight in teams in Nakhon Ratchasima will go through to next year's AVC Cup.

Yesterday's draw pitted the Thailand, fourth place at the previous meet two years ago in Taiwan, against Kazakhstan, Australia and Mongolia in Pool A, while Pool B comprises defending and 12-time champions China, Iran, India and the Philippines.

Pool C has world No 3 Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Hong Kong, while South Korea, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar make up Pool D.

The group round-robin preliminaries will take place from September 13 to 15, with the hosts taking on Kazakhstan in the curtain-raiser. The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals, with the rest playing off for the 9th to 16th places.

"I think we have a tough draw with Kazakhstan joining us in the group. They are tall and powerful. Also, they have already qualified for this year's World Grand Prix. Before playing us, they will have a chance to sharpen their skills against stronger rivals in that prestigious competition," Thai head coach Kiattipong said.

"We will aim to finish first in Pool A. Next, we have to challenge Japan and that will also be a daunting task for my girls.

This year, we will play Japan several times, including in the World Grand Prix, the World Championship Asian Qualification and the meet in Nakhon Ratchasima. The tough draw means I have set my team a modest target of a top-four finish in the Asian meet," he added.

Thailand captured the Asian crown in 2009 after stunning perennial champions China in the final. Two years ago in Taiwan, Thailand went down 3-2 to South Korea in the third-place play-off while China reigned supreme for their 12th title.

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Re: Thai spikers lose to Kazakhstan
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 08:50:51 PM »
NAKHON RATCHASIMA - Thailand lost to Kazakhstan at the 17th Asian Women's Volleyball Championship by three sets to one (24-26, 24-26, 25-17 and 20-25).

It was the second straight defeat for the Thai side, ranked 16th in the world, after a loss to world's No 3 Japan last Sunday at the 2014 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship qualifications. However, Thailand had already qualified for the World Championship next year in Italy before the Japan match.

The Kazakh team is ranked 28th in the world.

In Friday's match, the Thai spikers committed many mistakes and serving errors during the first two sets. They fought back and clinched the third set but were unable to gain the upper hand in the fourth and final set.

The Thai team will face Australia at 2pm Saturday. The Australian team on Friday defeated Mongolia in three straight sets.



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Re: First win for Thai volleyball team
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 07:25:14 PM »
NAKHON RATCHASIMA - Thailand won back some confidence after thrashing poorly prepared Australia in straight sets at the 17th Asian Women's Volleyball Championship on Saturday.

After a shock defeat to Kazakhstan in the opening match in pool A, world No. 16 Thailand regrouped strongly and easily saw off Australia 25-16, 25-17, 25-14.

The victory not only boosted the confidence of the players, who have already qualified for the World Championships next year in Italy, but also entertained the 5,000 fans who packed the Chatchai Hall.

"We needed this win to cheer up our players because many tough matches are waiting," coach Kiattipong Radchatakriengkrai said after the match.

Thailand will take on debutant Mongolia on Sunday in the final match of the pool and Kiattipong said that they would try to win every point and finish the match as soon as possible.

Team captain Wilawan Apinyapong said that reducing mistakes and focusing on the game were the keys to the victory.

"We are more relaxed and ready for next matches," she said.

Australian head coach Pauline Manser, whose team was also beaten by the Thais at the World Championship qualifying event in Japan last week, said her team gave its best effort but it was impossible to beat well-organised Thailand.

"I'm happy with the team's performance, which was better than last week," said Manser, who has targeted a top-eight finish in the 16-team tournament.

In the same pool, Kazakhstan beat Mongolia 25-22, 25-16, 25-9 to reach six points while Australia and Thailand have three points each.

The top two teams in each of the four groups will qualify for the next round.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013, 07:37:15 AM »
Today

15 Sep    16:00    Mongolia     –     Thailand


Schedule here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Asian_Women%27s_Volleyball_Championship

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Thailand beat tournament favourites Japan
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 08:10:25 PM »
I was lucky enough to witness Thailand beating Japan (the current world number 3) at Chatchai Hall this afternoon.  The atmosphere was the best I've ever savoured at a volleyball game (including last year's Olympic final in Earls Court) and the full house were not to be disappointed by the result. (3 sets to 1...25-15  25-23  23-25  30-28)

Thailand take on Vietnam tomorrow at 2pm, with a 3-0 result guaranteeing them a place in the semi finals.  A word of warning for those wishing to go, if you have not already bought an "All tournament" ticket, the queue for tickets this morning was already an hour long at 9.00am when the office opened.  Tickets are 100 or 200 baht for the whole day and you can only buy 2 tickets per person, so if you want go in a crowd, take them with you to buy the tickets.  I am not 100% sure, but I reckon the 5,000 seater stadium was probably sold out in a couple of hours and that was only for a lack of ticket booths.  The queues will surely get worse if the team continues its progress.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 05:07:44 AM »
Hi. Saw it on TV. Gripping. Where is Chatchai hall ? Thanks.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2013, 12:04:08 PM »


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Re: Volleyball: Thailand beat Vietnam 3-0
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 04:12:26 PM »
NAKHON RATCHASIMA – Thailand grabbed their second win in the quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Women's Volleyball Championship, beating Vietnam 3-0 in straight sets on Tuesday.

The Thais comfortably defeated the Vietnamese 25-11, 25-15, 25-15 in Pool E at the packed Chatchai Hall. The victory is likely to make Thailand secure for at least second place in its group. 

Tuesday’s easy win came after Thailand, ranked 16th in the world, secured a rare win against powerhouse Japan in four sets (25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 30-28) on Monday.

Thailand are grouped with Japan, Kazakhstan and Vietnam in Pool E, while defending champions China will play South Korea, Taiwan and Iran in Pool F.

Kazakhstan take on Japan today at 4.30pm.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013, 05:41:57 PM »
Really easy match today...and I think it will be on Thursday as well.  the fun starts Friday against either China or South Korea.

For the first time ever, I think the ever-informative Thaiga has messed up his google link to somewhere in the middle of Korat.  Chatchai hall is in the large hall next to the Swat Cats stadium on the west of the city.  Google link (less elegant, but more correct) below:

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 06:02:24 PM »
Ive had a word with google apologies all round  :cheers 

your link Server not found   :rclxs0
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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 10:53:39 PM »
hmm....in this instance, 2 wrongs definitely do not make a right!  Let's try again...

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 02:18:17 PM »
Nice 1 takeitor

Thai spikers eye last four after brushing aside Vietnam


Thailand players leap to block a spike at the Asian Volleyball Championship.

Nakhon Ratchasima - Thailand overwhelmed Vietnam in straight sets in an all-Asean battle to enhance their chances of taking on a lower-ranked team in tomorrow's knockout quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship.
The convincing 25-11 25-15 25-15 victory over Vietnam, a team they have beaten six straight times at the SEA Games, left world No 16 and current AVC Cup holders Thailand on six points at the end of their Pool E round-robin campaign.

Last night's late match between world No 3 Japan and unbeaten Kazakhstan will decide the final top-three standings and also who Thailand will face in the first knockout match.

The Pool E winners will take on Iran, while the runners-up will play Taiwan. If Thailand finish in the top two, they are likely to be handed an easier task against either Taiwan or Iran. Finish third, however, and the Thais will likely face a daunting test against South Korea.

The good news is that Thailand's tournament statistics give them a count-back advantage should the top teams in Pool E finish level on points. The likely outcome for the Thais is a top-two finish, boosting their chances of an "easy" knockout draw.

Winners of the knockout matches will advance to the semi-finals and also guarantee themselves berths at next year's World Grand Prix.

"After beating Vietnam, we have six points in Pool E. If we finish second, we will take on Taiwan, third in Pool F. If so, we have a good possibility of advancing to the semi-finals," Thailand's head coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai said.

"However, without knowing which team will win Pool E, it is very difficult to calculate our chances in the next round. What I can say is that we will try our best no matter what team we play.

"Fingers crossed, I am hoping for the best and a semi-finals berth, which is our initial target and will guarantee us a berth at next year's World Grand Prix."

Meanwhile, ThaiBev yesterday gave the Thailand women’s volleyball team Bt500,000 cash incentives as the team performed superbly in stunning Japan, world NO.3 and London Olympics bronze medallists, 3-1 on Monday.

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Re: Thailand move into final four ( Volleyball )
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2013, 12:56:32 PM »
Hosts face China while Japan take on S. Korea

NAKHON RATCHASIMA : Thailand beat Taiwan 3-0 yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the 17th Asian Women's Volleyball Championship and earn a ticket to next year's World Grand Prix.



The 2009 champions had few problems in their 25-14, 25-14, 25-23 win _ the Thais' second triumph against Taiwan this month.

The last-four teams in Nakhon Ratchasima qualify for the 2014 World Grand Prix.

Thailand also defeated the Taiwanese at a World Championship qualifying tournament in Japan earlier this month and went on to secure a berth for next year's finals.

"We played according to our plan," said Thailand coach Kiattipong Radchatakriengkrai.

"Some of our players could not play to their best because they had slight injuries."

World No.16 Thailand, who are in their fourth consecutive semi-finals, will today face defending champions China for a place in the final.

World No.5 China beat Vietnam 3-0 last night in the last quarter-final at Chatchai Hall.

Kiattipong knows that it will be tough against China who are hot favourites to win their 13th Asian title.

Having seen his team lose to China twice this year, Kiattipong said his players must be in top form to finish off the Chinese.

However, the coach said his players had chances to beat China who lost to Thailand in the 2009 Asian Championship final.

Several players who are nursing injuries should be fit for today's match including in-form Thatdao Kuekjang and Tapaphaipun Chaisiri, he said.

"We have met our target of a top-four finish," Kiattipong said.

"Now we want a medal."

Thai star Pleumjit Thinkaow admitted that China were the team to beat in the tournament but she and teammates would give their all.

"We really want to play in the final in front of our fans," said the popular player.

Thatdao said she was happy with her performance and hoped to be at full strength to help the team reach the final.

"I still feel nervous when I play for the national team," said the 20-year-old from Roi Et.

"I have a sore thumb but I should be ready to face China."

In yesterday's other quarter-final matches, 2011 runners-up Japan beat Iran 25-16, 25-13, 25-11 and South Korea defeated Kazakhstan 25-12, 25-23, 25-20.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2013, 06:33:36 AM »
I saw the Chinese team and Australian team at the Sima Thani last week when I was there for brunch.  Friggen huge women!

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2013, 01:00:12 PM »
People say there all the same laying down ;D

Wonder what she's laughing at - anyone put a caption to this.

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Re: Volleyball final pulls huge crowd
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2013, 06:08:06 PM »
NAKHON RATCHASIMA — Massive crowds formed a two-kilometre queue on a rainy Saturday morning to get tickets for the evening's final of the 17th Asian Women's Volleyball Championship between Thailand and Japan.


Queue of volleyball enthusiasts stretched for nearly 2 kilometres outside Chatchai Hall. (Photo by Thanarak Khoonton)

An estimated 10,000 fans packed the grounds in front of the 5,000-seat Chatchai Hall and had spilled onto the main road for almost two kilometres by the time tickets went on sale at 9am.

Each person was entitled to purchase only one ticket and not allowed to buy tickets for other people in order to ensure fairness.

The tickets cost 100 and 200 baht, but scalpers were asking 1,000 to 2,000 baht after the hall sold out, reports said.

Police officers were deployed to maintain order and prevent possible crimes.

The excessive number of spectators prompted the organisers to sell an additional 400 standing-room tickets. They were priced at 100 baht each and distributed to people through a drawing of lots early in the afternoon.

As well, the dome on the stadium premises will have televisions and giant projection screens to allow people who missed out on tickets to watch the match there. 

A Facebook page called "Thailand Volleyball" reported a man had travelled from Samut Prakan and was seen camping out in front of the Chatchai Hall at 2am, waiting to buy a ticket. Some media reports said another group of fans had waited outside the stadium since 10pm Friday.

The Thailand-Japan showdown, which takes place at 6pm, will be broadcast live on Channel 7 and True Sport 106.

Thailand beat defending champions China 19-25, 25-19, 25-22, 21-25, 16-14 in the semi-finals on Friday. Japan defeated South Korea.

It was another big win for Thailand, which also defeated second-seeded Japan earlier in the tournament. The Thais have won only one Asian title in 2009 when they defeated the Chinese in the final.


Ten thousand people queue for 5,000 tickets on Saturday morning. (Photo by Thanarak Khoonton)

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Re: Volleyball ♦ they played a brilliant game ♦ 3 - 0 to thailand
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2013, 07:57:30 PM »
 

     3 - 0 to thailand    

                                                                          


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Re: Here they are the champs of asia ♦ Volleyball
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2013, 12:01:51 AM »
Thai women Volleyball are champs of Asia



Thailand trounced Japan 3-0 sets to win the Women's Senior Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday.
Thailand outplayed Japan and won three straight sets (25-22 25-18 25-17). They are crowned champions for 2nd time after their maiden vicotry in Hanoi in 2009.

The final match was much anticipated as fans queued up to buy few remaining tickets from 2am of Saturday. This is also the second time Thailand in the final. It beat China 3-2 sets on Friday to reach the final stage.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2013, 08:56:31 AM »
Yes well done the Thai Ladies - surprising that they could win with relative ease. In the last game against Japan, I thought Thailand had to work very hard indeed to get past Japan. Also, beating a massive sport mad nation like China on the way through.
Very well done indeed.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2013, 10:41:40 AM »
Here are some lovely pictures of the stadium this morning.  Notice how well the area is taken care of with all the lovely trash scattered every where.  If one didn't know any better, you'd think you were at a dump site or land fill.

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Re: The champs of asia (volleyball)
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2013, 01:33:46 PM »
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Thais conquer Japan to win title

Thailand's women volleyball players made the country proud last night by stunning world No 3 Japan to reign supreme in the 17th Asian Senior Women's Championship for only the second time.


Thai volleyball players and their trainers celebrate after the team defeated Japan to win the 17th Asian Senior Women

Thailand's women volleyball players made the country proud last night by stunning world No 3 Japan to reign supreme in the 17th Asian Senior Women's Championship for only the second time.
The Thai team, ranked No 13 in the world, included six of their starting line-up that won their historic Asian crown in 2009 in Hanoi. These included powerful attacker Onuma Sittirak, Wilavan Apinyapong and Pleumjit Thinkaow.

Japan, silver medallists at the London Games and former three-time Asian winners, fielded star spikers Saori Kimura and Miyu Nagaoka.

With more than 6,000 home fans cheering them, the Thai ladies performed beyond expectation. They took the first two sets 25-22 25-18 and continued their exceptional form to capture the third 25-17. After the win, the Thai players thanked spectators by giving them a "wai" while prostrating on the floor. They ran to hug one another and all, including coaches, made a circle and danced. Some had tears in their eyes.

For the victory, ThaiBev gave them Bt1 million as a bonus, and politician Suwat Liptapanlop gave another Bt500,000.

Noosara Tomkom won the Best Setter award while Korat-born Wilavan Apinyapong captured the Most Valuable Player prize.

It was the second Asian title the Thai team had won. Last year, they captured the AVC Cup.

Thailand have already made their mark in this biennial competition, which drew a record 16 teams including debutantes Mongolia and Myanmar, following their stunning 3-2 victory over mighty China, the defending and 12-time winners, in the semi-finals on Friday.

About 5,200 home fans thronged into the Chatchai Hall in Nakhom Ratchasima to witness the team's resounding success. As a result, demand for tickets to watch the Thai spikers yesterday soared. Only 4,800 tickets for seats plus 400 for people to stand could be sold.

Some locals were so desperate to ensure they would get tickets that they arrived at Chatchai Hall at 2am. By 5am, around 2,000 fans were there, queuing in the rain, before tickets went on sale at 9am.

Just half an hour after the booth opened, all tickets were sold out, leaving several thousand fans having waited for nothing. Upset, they thronged at the iron gate in front of the venue, shouting to officials in charge to release more tickets, but to no avail.

Despite tight security with police and guards, some fans were moody and tried to break down the gate. But after a talk with provincial officials, they agreed and move to the media room to watch a live broadcast on a big screen. About 400 fans had to draw lots to get standing tickets. the nation

                                         
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2013, 07:05:29 AM »
Beautiful picture which truly captures the moment.  ;D

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2013, 08:20:52 AM »
Here are some lovely pictures of the stadium this morning.  Notice how well the area is taken care of with all the lovely trash scattered every where.  If one didn't know any better, you'd think you were at a dump site or land fill.

Squeezing 7,000 into a hall suiting 4,800 only without any reported as suffocated can only be a new method of stapling spectators.

Asian official praises Korat's organisation

Thailand's crowning moment in the 17th Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship, when they beat the world No 3 and the London Olympic bronze medallists to capture their second title, has thrown up another winner - Nakhon Ratchasima.
The town staged a remarkable championship and came in for high praise from officials for the professional way it conducted the matches and handled the rambunctious crowd.

Chatchai Hall, the competition venue, could hold only 4,800 spectators. It is a world-class arena that has hosted several major sporting events including the FIVB Girls' Under-18 Worlds in July.

Despite the distance, 10 kilometres from downtown, thousands of fans braving rain converged on the venue to cheer their team and get a close glimpse of their favourite players on the final day of the top-flight competition. The organisers, on their part, pulled off a miracle of sorts by creating space for 7,000 fans to witness the match inside the arena.

Wei Jizhong, the honorary life president of FIVB and AVC, raved about Nakhon Ratchasima's success in hosting the event. "If you want to know whether a tournament is a success or not, you just have to look at the number of spectators in the venue.

You could see here in Chatchai Hall. The spectators were full to the seating capacity. On the final day, spectators made a very long queue to buy tickets for the match," Jizhong said.

"In terms of the staging of the tournament, we, the AVC control committee and the local organisers had no problem working together. The organisers were ready to cooperate and assist us in all aspects. I must say that the 17th edition here in Nakhon Ratchasima was a remarkable success."

Thailand, the 2009 Asian winners, by scoring a 25-22 25-18 25-17 victory over heavyweights Japan secured a place in the six-team FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November.

Also by advancing to the semi-finals, Thailand secured a berth in the FIVB World Grand Prix next year. They will get a chance to compete in the AVC Cup next year where only the top eight teams from the continent participate.

Thai women won two individual awards. Wilavan Apinyapong was named Most Valuable Player, and Nootsara Tomkom took the Best Setter award. After celebrating their success Thai players spent the next three hours walking from Chatchai Hall to their rooms at the Ratchaphruk Grand Hotel, a distance of 10 kilometres, to fulfil the vow of team libero Wanna Buakaew, a deeply religious player, who sought divine help to beat Japan in the quarter-finals.

Five of the Thai players - Pleumjit Thinkaow, Wilavan Apinyapong, Onuma Sittirak, Wanna Buakaew and Nootsara Tomkom - will leave Thailand for the Azerbaijan Super League next month. They will return early in November for intensive training in preparation for the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan.

Meanwhile, South Korea delighted their supporters by producing a magnificent come-from-behind 3-2 (13-25 17-25 25-21 25-23 15-11) victory over title-holders and 12-time champions China in the third-place play-off.

Earlier, Kazakhstan claimed the fifth place after coming from behind to beat Vietnam 18-25 18-25 30-28 25-21 15-6.

In the 7th-8th place play-off, Taiwan proved too strong for Iran, brushing off their less-experienced rivals in comfortable straight sets 25-9 25-16 25-17.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2013, 10:45:24 AM »
Pulled off a miracle?  LOL.  I guess there is some truth to that in that it's a miracle no one got trampled to death or suffocated not to mention a fire didn't break out.  I see miracles all the time in Thailand when it involves exceeding the seating and capacity of things.  Take for example the school vans which pick up and drop off the kids....Human sardine can.  Same holds true for some buses which put a row or two of plastic seats down the center aisle of the bus in order to create a miracle to accommodate more people.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2013, 11:59:58 AM »
Hey BF.
I saw your pics of the aftermath at the Stadium and I can assure you that is typical of the mess found at big events in other Countries. You'll see similar after football matches in the UK and I believe, it takes up to 6 months to clear up the rubbish after the Glastonbury Festival in England.
Watching on the TV, I got no impression that the Stadium was dangerously crammed and all credit to the Stadium for sorting it out for more folks to enjoy. Were you there ?
Well done Thailand -  IMHO it's that simple.

(((( Regarding buses - I agree the loading is sometimes absolutely criminal. I can recall a moment on the quiet coast road north of Cha am - one crowded Songtau with kids hanging off being overtaken by another, with kids hanging off, doing about 80 kph ! Shocking.
Also around Petchabun, the pick ups become double deckers with kids hanging off the back AND another half dozen or more, sat on a frame on the roof. Horrendous. ))))

Volleyball - well done Thailand !

 

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2013, 02:08:46 PM »
Hi Roger.

Yep, and still messy this morning.  Someone will make a killing on the recyclables.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2013, 02:11:03 PM »
Hi. It was Swatcats football last night too ! Probably added to it !
Thanks for the tip - I'm just off to the Stadium in the pick up to make a killing !! ATB

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Re: Trophy Left Behind By S. Korean Volleyball Team
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2013, 06:05:45 PM »
The South Korean national volleyball team has reportedly left its trophy and other souvenirs at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The team came as a a third runner up in the 2013 Asian Women′s Volleyball Championship which was hosted in Nakorn Ratchasrima Province earlier this month. The Thai national team won the championship.

According to an official at the airport, the South Koreans left the trophy and souvenirs at the check-in counter this morning, before departing Thailand at 07.00.

Mr. Charnrit Wongprasert, director of National Volleyball Association, said he believes the South Koreans did not deliberately intend to leave the items behind. "If they had the intention to do so, they would have thrown them away at the hotel in Koraj," said Mr. Charnrit, using the nickname of Nakorn Ratchasrima Province.

He expected the South Korean team would contact the Thai authorities very soon.

"I have to inspect a volleyball stadium in South Korea for an upcoming Asean Game soon anyway, so I probably bring the stuff to them myself" explained Mr. Charnrit, who also serves as a board member for the Asian Volleyball Confederation.

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2013, 07:56:13 PM »
I saw the Korean team at the Sima Thani yesterday.  Huge yobos! 

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Re: Host spikers get tough draw for Asian Championship
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2013, 04:20:00 PM »
BF - I went past the Stadium today and it really has all has been tidied up now!
Apparently, there were 23,800 people at the Stadium on Sunday for the game versus Khon Kaen plus a concert afterwards. That must just about be the capacity of the Stadium. Amazing attendance.
Question - they've been building a big block about 300m from the last roundabout on the way to the front of the Stadium - do you know what it is ?
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