Siripaporn Becomes Second Thai to Win World Women’s Snooker Championship06 Mar 2023
BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan has emerged as the champion of the World Women’s Snooker Championship, defeating her Chinese opponent, Bai Yulu, 6-3 in the final held at Hi-End Snooker Club on Saturday (4 Mar).Under the best of 11 frames rule, Bai Yulu won the first session 3-2. However, Siripaporn bounced back in the second session and won four frames in a row to secure the title.This is a historic win for Siripaporn, who has become the second Thai woman to win the Women’s Snooker Championship after Mink Saraburi, who was the champion last year. In the semi-finals, Siripaporn defeated Mink to earn her place in the final against Bai Yulu.Siripaporn’s win has earned her a ticket to join other Thai professional players on the professional snooker circuit for two years. These players include F Nakhon Nayok, Moo Paknam, Jack Saraburi, and Mink Saraburi.As the champion of the Women’s Snooker Championship, Siripaporn received a cash prize of 8,000 pounds (331,000 baht).
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Wild Boars Football Team Survivor Found Dead in UK16 Feb 2023
BANGKOK (NNT) - A member of the Wild Boars football team that was rescued from a flooded Thai cave in 2018, has died in the United Kingdom. Promthep, known as Dom, had moved to the UK to attend a football academy and was found unresponsive in his dorm by a teacher on Feb 12. Officials said he was immediately taken to the hospital where he later passed away. The cause of his death has not been confirmed, but it has been reported that Leicestershire police do not suspect foul play.Promthep’s scholarship abroad was supported by the Zico Foundation, which confirmed his passing in an online press conference. The foundation’s founder, Kiatisuk Senamuang, described Promthep as a smart and happy player who had traveled to the UK late last year to attend the college. Ian Smith, the principal at Brooke House college in Leicester, where Promthep was studying, expressed his condolences and said the event had left the college community deeply saddened.Promthep was the captain of the Wild Boars football team, which became trapped in Tham Luang cave complex in the Doi Nang Non mountain range in 2018. The 17-day international rescue operation to free the boys captivated the world. Promthep’s teammates, including Prachak Sutham and Chanin Viboonrungruang, left tributes on social media, expressing their grief and fond memories of Promthep.
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Team Thailand Successfully Defends ASEAN Football Championship Title17 Jan 2023
BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand has successfully defended its ASEAN Championship title following a 1-0 victory over Vietnam in the second leg of the final on Monday (16 Jan).The win at the Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani province gave team Thailand a 3-2 aggregate triumph against their Southeast Asian rivals. Theerathon Bunmathan, captain of the Thai team, scored with a stunning 24th-minute strike from distance, earning Thailand the spoils in front of their own fans and delivering a record-extending seventh regional crown.Theerathon has been one of Thailand’s stand-out performers throughout the tournament and capped another fine display with the winning goal. The 32-year-old started and finished the move that saw him receive possession from Adisak Kraisorn some 25 meters out before smashing a right-foot shot into the bottom corner of Dang Van Lam’s goal.Thailand won the biennial title last year in Singapore, beating Indonesia over two legs in the final after the competition was delayed by 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the away goals rule in operation, the Thai team went into the second leg with a narrow advantage after a 2-2 draw in Hanoi on Friday (13 Jan).Vietnam was hoping to give coach Park Hang-Seo a winning send-off, with the South Korean announcing that he would end his five-and-a-half-year stint in charge at the end of the tournament.
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Team Thailand Secures Spot in ASEAN Championship Final11 Jan 2023
BANGKOK (NNT) - The final of the ASEAN Championship will see defending champions Thailand take on host Vietnam after Team Thailand secured a 3-0 win over Malaysia on Tuesday (10 Dec). The Malaysians had held a 1-0 lead from the first leg in Kuala Lumpur, but goals from Teerasil Dangda, Bordin Phala and Adisak Kraisorn earned the six-time champions the result they needed to advance to the country’s 10th final in 14 tournaments.It took Thai players just 19 minutes to pull level on aggregate when Teerasil, the tournament’s all-time leading scorer, rose unmarked to firmly head Theerathon Bunmathan’s cross from the left past Malaysian goalkeeper Syihan Hazmi. 10 minutes into the second half, Thailand doubled their lead on the night to go ahead on aggregate when Bordin swept in Ekanit Panya’s cut back from the right. Substitute Adisak, who had replaced Teerasil at halftime, scored the 3rd goal in the 71st minute, converting from close range after initially hitting the post following Suphanan Bureerat’s center.This will be the first time that Vietnam and Thailand have met in the final of the regional competition since 2008 when Vietnam emerged victorious with a 3-2 aggregate score to claim the trophy. Both teams will be looking to secure their place in history as they compete for the championship title in this highly-anticipated final.A large crowd is expected to gather at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Friday (13 Dec) to watch the action unfold. The return leg in Thailand will take place at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.
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Thailand Scores 5-0 Win in ASEAN Championship21 Dec 2022
BANGKOK (NNT) - Three late goals ensured that Thailand made a strong start to its defense of the Asean Championship on Tuesday (20 Dec), as Mano Polking’s side notched up a 5-0 win over Brunei in Kuala Lumpur.Peeradon Chamrasamee scored twice in injury time to boost the reigning champions’ goal difference following earlier efforts from Bordin Phala and Teerasil Danga, as well as an 88th-minute own goal from Yura Yunos.Teerasil’s ball back across goal set up Bordin to open the scoring from close range in the 19th minute, before Teerasil headed in the second a minute from the end of the first half following a cross from the left by Theerathorn Bunmathan.Yura could do little about his own goal, the ball thumping him on the chest at close range and crossing the line after Haimie Nyaring’s attempt to hack clear.Peeradon converted from the penalty spot in the 91st minute to add Thailand’s fourth and then completed the scoring two minutes later with a fine strike from distance.Thailand leads Group A as a result of the win, where they are joined on three points by Cambodia after their 3-2 victory over the Philippines.The opening phase of the Asean Championship, which brings together 10 nations from across Southeast Asia, will continue until January 3, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the last four.The semi-finals will be played on a home-and-away basis on January 6 and 9, with the final to be held on January 13 and 16.
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Thai Team Wins Regional Esports Tournament06 Dec 2022
BANGKOK (NNT) - Team Thailand has emerged victorious in a regional esports tournament for the Riot Games multiplayer title Valorant.Made in Thailand (MiTH) took home the AfreecaTV Valorant SEA Invitational crown, sweeping Indonesian squad Bigetron Arctic 3-0 in the grand final.It was an impressive showing from the Thai team as they avenged their 1-0 group stage loss against Bigetron Arctic – their only loss for the entire tournament.MiTH were unstoppable in their playoff run, going on an undefeated 7-0 win streak and defeating FW Esports in the quarterfinals and BOOM Esports in the semifinals. Nantapol “Kongared” Boonying finished as the grand final MVP, securing 54 kills across three maps with a 242 Average Combat Score (ACS) in the series.Made in Thailand took home the grand prize of US$7,500 out of the AfreecaTV Valorant SEA Invitational’s US$25,000 prize pool.After triumphing in a field that included Bleed eSports and Pacific league team RRQ, the team has proven they’re a roster to watch in the Challengers league next year.
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