Bangkok Veterans League
Season #1, Month #4
04/Sep/2005 • Harrow School

NIST Teachers return to Sep/2005 Vets League and snatch the championship again

Date: 12/Sep/2005
I would like to thank all of you once again for being a part of our 4th monthly "Bangkok Vets League" competition on the weekend. It was clearly visible that all the teams had a good run, with plenty of laughs in between.

NIST Teachers kept their 100% record of winning the Top Trophy every time they participated, with the most goal-scored game ever (6-2 against Germans).

This month, the participating teams were:
    • NIST Teachers
    • British Club <== BadCup! holders
    • German
    • Harrow Teachers <== defending Champ!
    • Scandinavian Vikings

The day seemed like it would go the Vikings way (with a convincing 4 wins and 14 points at the Group Stage), but NIST Teachers played their best game in the Grand Final winning on penalties, following an exciting 2-2 draw in the regulation time (coming from behind both times).

While our defending champions, Harrow Teachers, couldn't avoid lifting the "BadCup!" with 0 ("zero") points, above all, it was a welcome sight to have the British Club grabbing a respectable 3rd place, following 3 "BadCup!" honours in the League's first 3 competitions..!! (that's doing 2 better and 2 more to go.!).

And, it's all in the name of good fun, lads..!

Here's the complete scores of the day ==>  

Thanks, once again, for supporting the "Vets" idea. Hopefully, we can expand it with greater interest in the near future. As always, I would also appreciate any of your suggestions on how to improve the event.

Stay tuned for more.

Kind regards,


Picture 1 — The 2 Teacher teams were genuinely afraid of lightning strike, and took shelter for a few minutes before the day's kickoff.

Picture 2 — NIST Teachers and Germans are battling our in the last game of the Group Stage.

Picture 3 — Ashley from the Germans tripped up by the NIST Teachers defence.

Picture 4 — His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador to Thailand, Sig. Ignazio, donning the colours of British Club, is intently watching the match in action.

Picture 5 — A beautiful lateral run from the Germans.

Picture 6 — Ashley from the Germans on the attack again.

Picture 7 — All the silverware (and more!), raring to go!

Picture 8 — The Grand Final between the Vikings and NIST Teachers get underway.

Picture 9 — NIST Teacehrs's winning Player-Manager of the day, Mick, instructing the troops.

Picture 10 — Time to take a quick breather as the ball rolls out.

Picture 11 — NIST Teachers's star-striker, Adrian, brutally stopped by the Vikings defence.

Picture 12 — NIST Teachers are all smiles winning their 2nd Vets championship in as many entries.


Feel free to e-mail to me if you would like to voice your take on the above summary, or would like to obtain the original resolution pictures.





04/Sep/2005 Results
Teams                          Group Points       Final Standings   
 • NIST Teachers 7 (2nd) Champ!
 • Vikings 14 (1st) 2nd
 • British Club 4 (4th) 3rd
 • Germans 4 (3rd) 4th
 • Harrow Teachers 0 (5th) BadCup!
Note: "(3rd)" means finished 3rd after the Groups