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Phuket PDL Darts: Hemingways A down Starfish, 10-3

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PHUKET: In Week 10 of the 2011-2012 Patong Darts League, Shakers hosted the hottest dart team in Phuket at the moment: Hemingways A.

Shakers titan and daytime schoolteacher Ryan played Big Ronnie in the first match up to get the evening going. With high scoring from both sides, the epic ended in a 1-1 draw.

Veteran of the Swedish professional league Rappe (Hemingways A) met Martin, a regular winner of the high score and head coach at the Brazilian football (soccer) academy, in the third and fourth games of the night. Not to be intimidated by the professional player from Sweden, Martin held his own for the most part, but could not quite match Rappe in the end.

New to the PDL, Nick (Shakers) was unfortunate to draw former semi-professional darts player from the UK Tony C, unquestionably one of the best, if not the most consistent, high scorers in the current Tuesday night league. Tony went through the numbers and beat Nick 2-0.

In the next match Ay (Hemingways A) met long time PDL player and supporter Stu (Shakers). Although Stu had a bit of a double struggle in the last game, he won comfortably against the out-of- practice Ay, 2-0. The first doubles game was one to watch, with Ryan hitting a 180 and Rappe missing out on a 161 finish by a couple of millimeters. The beer leg went to Hemingways A, giving them the win, 10-3.

Hemingways B met Starfish at Hemingways. Some will remember the last meeting when Starfish held Hemingways B to 7-6, a match only decided in the beer leg. It was not to be a repeated this week, as the points started to mount up early against Starfish. Only Rod (Starfish) managed to win a game, against Aquamaster representative Carl of all people. Carl hit a 180, but little else, with his new darts. Kon-tiki Dive company owner and Director Michael (Hemingways B) made life difficult for himself against Mai and almost lost one of his games. The beer leg looked like it was going to go the way it always goes, against Hemingways B. Starfish pulled away (as starfish are wont to do) and the in-form Rod had a couple of shots at the double. With Starfish left on madhouse, Steve finished it all to save him the cost of another round…again.

Because next week’s games are postponed for the Christmas break, Week 10 was Carl’s (Hemingways B) last game in this current season. The league wished this sharpshooting gentleman the best of luck with future ventures and hopes he’ll head back this way once in a while. Both Hemingways sides will hook up for a “going away” party for Carl and a practice session tonight.

Market Bar and Pogues Mahon agreed to bring their game forward to Monday to accommodate a birthday party on the Tuesday. This was set to be a good game between the two Irish bars, as both teams are close in the league. Joy (Market) had a good finish to help Market Bar win 8-5

Celtic vs Beach house was postponed due to sickness and a lost earring.

Lots of 140s about tonight, but the sharpshooters of the night were Ryan of Shakers and Carl of Hemingways B, both with good 180’s.

The new season is only around the corner and preparations need to be made. The league organizer will need to undertake the complicated task of preparing the fixtures list for next season. Unless informed, as all teams in the PDL currently have had a strong season attendance-wise so far, I will assume that this seasons teams will remain in the PDL in the coming season. Any bars that have teams and would like to join the PDL (Tuesday), please inform Steve (089-5870819) as soon as possible. Friday league teams are encouraged to join too and the Phuket dart scene is always willing to welcome newcomers at all ability levels.

At the next meeting, likely some time in January, it will be proposed that we run an individuals league table alongside of the team competition. This is our league and the decision to follow through with this will be brought to the vote. We have enough good players in the league now to make this interesting. Please consider this and discuss it with your players.

Standings after Week 10:
Hemingways A 92
Hemingways B 89
Market Bar* 61
Shakers 59
Pogues Mahon 53
Celtic Bar** 48
Starfish Bar 48
Beach House* 43
*=Game in hand
**=Two games in hand

Week 11 match-ups
Starfish Bar v Beach House
Hemingways B v Shakers Bar
Celtic Bar v Pogue Mahones
Market Bar v Hemingways A

— Steve Pearce

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Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain

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The Thailand Meteorological Department issued a weather warning for southern Thailand with torrential rain forecast to hit the region throughout the weekend. The heavy monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand and south of the country is being blamed for the rough weather, with the TMD predicting flash flooding in many areas.

(Phuket, Hat Yai and Hua Hin’s forecast below)

“Waves are expected to reach 2 metres in height in the lower Gulf of Thailand and possibly higher at the height of the storm. Ships are advised to proceed with caution.”

For the north and northeast of Thailand, the TMD forecasts strong winds and cooler mornings as the arrival of the “winter” season, coupled with a moderate high-pressure system, causes temperatures to dip.

Hua Hin’s five day forecast

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain | News by The Thaiger

Phuket’s five day forecast

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain | News by The Thaiger

Hat Yai’s five day forecast

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation | weather.com

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Now you see him, now you don’t… Patong Police hunt foreigner over $30k theft

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Patong Police have yet to develop any tangible leads tracking down a foreigner who made off with US$30,000 in cash from a currency exchange booth in Kalim, north of Patong in Phuket, last Tuesday.

The man is about 168 centimetres tall with grey hair and around 60 years old, Patong police told The Phuket News.

“We have no clue what nationality he is.”

He was last seen at the currency exchange booth wearing a purple polo shirt, blue jeans and black cap. Police have checked hotels in the area, police stations across the island and Phuket Immigration, but have yet to join the dots and come up with firm leads.

“Investigators have checked CCTV in the area and collected what evidence we have but we still do not know the man’s name or where he was staying.”

The man had visited the booth several times before Tuesday, when he disappeared with the $30,000 in US banknotes, according to police.

“It was always small amounts”, he added, noting that the amounts didn’t warrant staff at the exchange booth to check the man’s passport before making the exchange.

The man arrived at the booth again at about 1pm on Tuesday, saying that he had 900,000 baht cash to exchange.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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Mystery surrounds security guard found dead in his Phuket room

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PHOTOS: Phuket Hot News

The security guard of a hotel in Nai Yang, northern Phuket, 52 year old Yingyot Butsabong, from Maha Sarakham province, was found dead yesterday (October 16) in his room. Police remain mystified how the man came to grief.

A woman named Supattra received a call from the hotel he worked at and was informed that he didn’t show up at work yesterday, so she went to his apartment to check on him.

She saw that his room was locked from the inside, so used the key she had in her possession to open the room and found Yingyot laying on the floor, face down. She thought he was just sleeping so she tried to wake him up but once she flipped him, she found that he already passed away.

She immediately called Saku police, and once on the scene, police found that there was some blood on the floor. The man had a 2 centimetre wound on his left eyebrow which was deep into his skull. There was also a wound on his chin about 1 centimetre long and about a centimetre deep. His left eye had a bruise which looked like he was attacked by a hard object.

Police report that he had been dead for around four hours in the room.

The room was not ransacked and there was no sign of fighting or theft. His body has been sent to Thalang Hospital for a detailed autopsy and to look into the cause of death.

SOURCE: Phuket Hot News

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