Bangkok Tour March 2013

Hello Lads,

A football tour they said. In Bangkok they said. Next March. What do you say?

I know the date ‘end of March’ seems way off but the chat about our Easter 2012 tour is just dying down so I thought six months would be the right time to start the banter for next year’s tour!

About 20 of us headed down to Bangkok last year to play in the German All Stars Bangkok ( – need VPN in China) 11 a-side open football tournament. Even if you are a new recruit to City you should already have heard some banter about the football and fun we had during that week. If not, ask the lads at the weekend.

We WILL be going again next year. Get on board. Saturday 30th March and Sunday 31st March are the important days.

Good Friday is 29th March, while Qing Ming Jie is Thursday 4th April. Hopefully you will have one or both of these holidays available.

Last year about 10 of us went a week early and had a lovely and quiet ‘rest and relaxation’ few days on the beaches of Koh Chang. Maybe this year because of the Chinese holiday the week after, we could plan a recovery session of a similar nature. Get your ideas in now and start the plans forming.

The 11 a-side tournament is open to all ages, while there is likely to be a Masters 7 a-side tournament for over 35’s at the same time. Let me know now if you are interested to join in one or the other or both??

Flights cost about ¥3,000 (less if indirect or booked now!), hotel was ¥200 a night and spending money less than a night out in Sanlitun, depending on your pleasures. So start saving and get involved.

FCFC New and old are more than welcome whether you are in the US, Indonesia, Canada, UK, Thailand, Sweden (you know who you are!)…etc..or in China of course. All you need to do is book the time off work and start saving. Right now I want to hear who is interested and some ideas for side trips before or after.

Let’s get this party started.

Your tour captain,

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Bangkok Football Tour in April

Hello Citizens,

We are slowly awakening from winter break and look forward to another sporty year ahead. What better way to reward ourselves for all the hard work we’re going to put in than with a fun trip to Bangkok come Spring.
You’ve seen all the emails, so no more banter – it’s now time to make the decisions.

“I would like to remind you of the Bangkok 30th International Far East Football Tournament 2012 weekend on 7th April – both the Open (11 a-side) and Vet’s (7 a-side O35 & O45) competitions.”

We are entering a team in the 11 aside, and we need to register by the end of the month.  We are limited to people on the squad and we have that interest from the likes of: Jochen, Philippe, Jason, Blythe, Rafa, Luca, Matty, Alvaro, Aaron, Andy, Ivan, Gabe, Chris, Edu, Pikey, Amir, Fei, and plenty more.

I therefore plan to collect deposits of ¥2,000 per person so we know you are fully committed. It’s time to put your money where your mouth is and get involved in this tour, or forever be reminded of the fun we had while you stayed in dead Beijing. It is Easter Holiday and Tomb Sweeping Holiday at this time.  Please send me your passport details (name, nationality, number, expiry date), with the dates you will travel (or if you can just follow the crowd), player or tourist, and your contact phone number.  Jason will be at fusbal on Tuesday to/night if you are able to pay your deposit then. There isn’t much time to finalise this, especially if we want to secure cheap flights (more details on that later) and hotel options – if anyone has a spare moment to look at some websites and collate the best deals please do so.

I hope to hear from you all soon.

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30th Far East Football Tournament Bangkok 2012

Hello dear football fans,

With this e-mail the German All Stars Bangkok cordially invite you to the 30th Far East Football Tournament Bangkok 2012.

We know there are other tournaments around the region, but this is Asia’s premier football festival. Simply put, after 30 editions we are “the original and the best”! This is your chance to be a part of this, so here are the details you’ll need in order to make up your minds:

·         When?

Saturday & Sunday April 7th  & 8th, 2012 (Easter weekend)

·         Where?

Bangkok, Thailand (Asia’s premier night life location)

Bangkok Patana Football pitches

·         Why?

Concise organization, supported on the pitch by FIFA approved referees

Open 11 a-side competition (fee per team USD 600 + taxes)

Masters (players must be at least 35) 7 a-side competition (fee per team USD 450 + taxes)

Masters (players must be at least 45) 7 a-side competition (fee per team USD 450 + taxes)

Become part of a 30 year old Asian football tradition

Re-energize with great Thai and German food (free buffet)

Re-hydrate with ice cold German beer.

Re-vitalize with traditional Thai- and foot-massage available on site

Wrap-it up with a great after party on Sunday night

Plus any other night activities you may dream about during your Friday and Saturday night stay in the City of Angels ( “extra-curricular activities” are not sponsored by GASBKK, yet we highly recommended and even encourage  them)

Hope the details mentioned above help make your minds up.

We ask you to please send us your message of interest before the end of January 2012 by simply replying this email and clearly stating the following: 

Once we receive your confirmation email, we will get back to you with additional information regarding payment methods and other details.

We are attaching the 2012 Tournament Rules on this email for your review as well. Changes in the rules are reserved! (Masters 45 +). Check additional details on our website. (

Note that entries are awarded on a first come first serve basis, so make sure you get back to us as soon as possible. Confirming now will guarantee your entry to this ultimate football event.


Jens Buskies

German All Stars Bangkok 

Rules of the German All Stars Football Tournament

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Forbidden City Tour to Bangkok 6th April 2012

Christmas is coming. For religion of another sort, here’s a little update for those dreaming of a Bangkok Easter…

Easter weekend is April 6-9, UK/HK etc public holiday.
Qingming Tomb Sweeping is April 5-7, official China holiday.
GAS Bangkok Far Easter Tour is April 7-8  – see the 2011 rules attached.

The tournament is played at Pattana School on beautiful grass pitches and is an 11 a-side, 11 min-half, no off-side, bonus for 3 goals open to all cup played over two days.

I’ve looked at some flights, Thai is looking good, as always.

1. TG615 FRI 06/04/12 PEK-BKK 17:05 – 21:20
2. TG674 SUN 08/04/12 BKK-PEK 23:50 – 05:30

1. TG615 WED 04/04/12 PEK-BKK 17:05 – 21:20
2. TG614 MON 09/04/12 BKK-PEK 10:10 – 15:50

These flights are daily and at the moment all the same price
Total Price: ¥ 3,240

Or with Air China maybe a little cheaper
1. CA979 WE04APR PEK-BKK 1935 2340
2. CA980 MO09APR BKK-PEK 0100 0630
Total Price: ¥ 2,990

There are flights with Air Asia from Shenzhen to Bangkok for ¥ 1,900 (or from Macao for ¥ 1,200 !), but then you have to get there.
You can book a nice spacious apartment hotel like the Grand President for ¥ 360 per night for a double.
Or just around the corner you can have a the DS67 Suites, with rooms for up to 4 people, for B2,500, that works out as ¥ 130, per person, per night.
These places are on Sukhumvit Soi 11 / Soi 13.

Not forgetting social spending and a tournament entry fee (maybe RMB300 each depending on numbers), you can work out how much you need to budget for this trip. I suppose realistically if you book flights soon, the minimum will be ¥ 5,000

Let me know what people think, date wise, hotel wise and I will then start collecting deposits. Of course, I am up for suggestions if others want to do some planning as well.


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Forbidden City Tour to Bangkok

Easter weekend holiday is April 6-8.
Tomb Sweeping holiday is April 5-7, these are official China holidays.
Forbidden City Bangkok Tour is April 6-8.
You can make it happen, holidays in Europe, in China, in both!!

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Forbidden City Tour to Bangkok 6th April 2012

Hello All,

While we at Forbidden City bombard you with emails, delete the rest, this is the most important!

The Easter weekend of April 6th 2012 is the German All Stars 11 a-side (and 7 a-side veterans) football tournament in the delightful city of Bangkok. We will be taking a full squad of footballers and party-goers.

So for those:
– Poor students: start saving those Renminbi to convert into 5 times the amount of baht.
– Busy executives: book the time off work, or even better, book a work trip to Bangkok the week before.
– Under the thumb: start making the excuses to the wives and/or girlfriends and promise her lot’s of nice things (even a week’s holiday on a Thai beach starting on Monday 9th April!).
– Ex-Beijinger’s: come and meet up in Bangkok for the weekend, you can’t have a better excuse (especially a short hop from Hong Kong, Phuket or Singapore – you know who you are!).

All are welcome for a great weekend of football and partying (and even some like Philippe may bring girlfriends too).

Save the Date!

Get involved!

Tour Captain

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2011 Tour Dates

Every footballer in Beijing seems to be talking of a trip to Bangkok. Forbidden City definitely are and planing to take a team down to Bangkok for the Far Easter 11 a-side.The 29th Far East Football Tournament, also known as Easter Tournament, will take place on the Easter weekend, 23rd and 24th of April 2011 in Bangkok Patana. Registration will start in November 2010.Forbidden City FC were last represented in Bangkok in March 2005, so it’s well time we made the effort for this great tournament event in a great city.*Bangkok Gas – Far Easter TournamentOpen 11 a-side AND Vet’s 7 a-side23 – 24 April 2011Bangkok Gas Football Club 2011 Tournament (only via VPN in China)*Bangkok Vets League – Annual TournamentOver 35’s 7 a-side18 – 20 Feb 2011Bangkok Vets Football League (only via VPN in China)*Annual Vikings Tournament (with Beijing Vintage Vikings)Bangkok in Easter22 – 23 April 2011ScandAsia Website News and Events

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