Events resume Monday after 30-day mourning

Events resume Monday after 30-day mourning

Sporting activities in the country are set to resume this week after the 30-day mourning period, which followed the passing away of His Majesty the King on Oct 13.

All sports events were either put on hold or were cancelled to mourn the death of the revered monarch.

The 30-day mourning period was requested by the government and it ends Sunday.

Muay Thai competitions at Rajadamnern Stadium, which hosts fights four days a week, will return to normal routine on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and next Sunday.

Lumpinee Stadium, where fights are staged on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, will see the action resume on Tuesday.

For the live broadcasts, Channel 3 will start its Muay Thai programme on Nov 19, while Channel 7 will put its event on air, starting the following day.

The Thai PGA Tour cancelled this month's event in Prachin Burin and will stage its last tournament of the year in Khon Kaen next month, offering the biggest purse of five million baht at Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club from Dec 15-18.

The Singha Phuket Open was scratched off the All Thailand Golf Tour programme and competitions will resume with the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation event from Dec 1-4.

The four-million-baht tournament, co-sanctioned by the Asian Development Tour, is to be staged at Black Mountain Golf Club.

It will be followed by the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship at Rancho Charnvee Resort & Country Club from Dec 22-25.

Meanwhile, Thailand will host the 10th World Inline Freestyle Skating Championships at Indoor Stadium, Hua Mark from Nov 18-21. About 250 participants from 24 countries are expected to join the event to be held in the country for the first time.

The Honda LPGA Thailand 2017 will be held from Feb 23-26 next year at Siam Country Club, Old Course, Pattaya.

Its press conference, initially planned for this month, has been rescheduled to take place in February.

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