by Mick and Di Barker
Coco Club’s past and present accomplishments have been recognised with the invitation by the Southeast Asian Lawn Bowls Committee, under the World Bowls Sanction, to send a team to represent Thailand for the Championships in Singapore running from March 26 to 30, 2015.
Exciting single and pair’s tournaments were held in January of this year to select the team to travel to Singapore. The nine-strong team includes a manager and four players each for the men and ladies’ teams.
Coco Club has sponsored the team for flights with generous sponsorship from Siam Winery. A fundraising event was held recently at Coco Garden Resort, the home of Coco Club, to raise money for the entry fees. Other sponsors include Pink Angel cosmetics, Maple-Abacus Consulting, and Saturday Night Accounting who have contributed between 5,000 and 10,000 baht to cover further expenses and fees.
A final international playoff against national teams from Holland, Australia and UK on Saturday, March 21, will decide the order of play for the Thai national team and the division between singles and triples. Spectators for this event are very welcome at Coco Club to watch some top-class bowling and sup a drink at the bar while enjoying the unique event.
How to get there: Drive out on Sukhumvit Highway towards Sattahip and take the turning to Phoenix Golf Club. Follow the road to the right and you will see signs for Coco Club. Tel: 084 867 7299 or 087 135 8357 or visit www.cococlub.biz. Reservations essential for the restaurant, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pickup service available. Closed Mondays.