FOBISIA Gymnastics Invitational 2019

WHEN30 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

HOSTED BYBangkok Patana School

CONTACTCindy Adair - or  Will Preston -


Dear Athletic Directors & Gymnastics Coordinators,


Bangkok Patana School is pleased to invite you to participate in the FOBISIA Gymnastics 2019 from Saturday 30th November - Sunday 1st December 2019, in association with the Ploenchit Fair


If your school would like to join the FOBISIA Gymnastics 2019 and has not yet confirmed, please email me at, and I will add your school to the roster.


Roster Form

Schools are required to submit their full details on the roster here. The deadline is 1st October 2019(No changes will be allowed after 18th October)


Please ensure you fill out all the necessary details including; medical/dietary requirements, t-shirt sizes & the correct number of students and coaches.


Hotel Booking

The official hotel for this event is the Dusit Princess on Srinakarin Rd. There is a booking form for the schools attached above.


The following hotels are within the area (easy taxi ride) and are recommended for Parents:

  • Novotel Bangna (10 - 20mins Taxi from BPS, traffic allowing)
  • The Tepp Serviced Apartments (5 - 10mins Walk from BPS)
  • La Salle Suites (10 - 15mins Walk from BPS)



Event transport will be provided to schools who opt to stay at the official event hotel. Including airport pick-ups & transfers. (We will send a separate email to confirm your travel arrangements.)


General Website:
For all the general information for the entire weekend please click here


From this year onwards:


WAG Levels 2–4 will be FOBISIA Schools only, as we now have over 15 FOBISIA schools entering teams.


MAG Levels 1-8 & WAG Level 5-9 is an open invitational to all schools.


Please note, B-Teams are allowed for MAG 3-8 & WAG 5-9.  (Where both A and B teams are submitted, only the highest scoring team from that school may take a team award.)


American Warm-up:

There will be no American Warm-up during the competition for MAG Levels 1-2 & WAG Levels 2-3Only the General Warm-up at the beginning of the session.

MAG 3+ & WAG 4+ will have both a general warm up and American Warm-up during the competition.


Entry Fee:

Overseas schools: 3,500 Baht (Includes; competition entry fee, t-shirt, free access to shuttles provided from the competition hotel, 1 free Adult & 1 free child entry ticket to the Ploenchit fair)

Local schools: 1,750 Baht (Includes; competition entry fee, t-shirt and 1 free Adult & 1 free child entry ticket to the Ploenchit fair)


Ploenchit Fair:


The Ploenchit fair will be held at Bangkok Patana on Saturday 30th November, from 10am – 9pm.


Each gymnast will get 1 free ticket + 1 free adult ticket as part of their FOBISIA entry. These will be given out or can be collected at the administration table with the gymnasts T-shirts.


All coaches will get free entry to the Ploenchit fair!


If any families require extra tickets, they can be bought on the day at the entrance gate of the Ploenchit fair.


What is the Ploenchit Fair?

The Ploenchit Fair is quite simply Bangkok’s Big Day Out. Arguably the biggest Fair in Asia, it has been part of the social scene in Thailand since the first Fair was held in The British Embassy in 1957.

Everybody comes to the Ploenchit Fair – the theme is a traditional British fairground and it is a day to meet all your friends, pick up some fabulous bargains, sample great international cuisine, exhaust the children with a variety of fun fair games and rides, or for the parents to just knock back some champagne, cold beer or even Pimms while enjoying great bands who perform throughout the afternoon on the main stage.


Bangkok Patana will be donating the proceeds raised from the FOBISIA entry to the charities that Ploenchit fair supports.


The BCTFN disburses funds to a wide range of projects. Since the year 2000 alone, the Fair has raised over 70 million baht which has benefited a diverse range of organisations. In recent years, priority has been given to self-help projects that benefit and enable a community to become self-sustaining. Assistance has also been given in the provision of basic necessities and equipment to improve healthcare, nutrition, education, agricultural projects and the disabled throughout Thailand. Donations are never made in cash. Once a project is approved, building plans, estimates and invoices etc will be met by the BCTFN and payment made directly to contractors and suppliers




Saturday Podium Training

Podium training will be available for MAG Level 3+ & WAG Level 5+ on Saturday from around 4pm onwards.


(We will send a separate Podium training booking form after the roster is complete.)


As the Ploenchit fair is only on Saturday, Teams competing on Sunday will have the option to come to podium training on the Saturday afternoon. We will provide a shuttle bus for podium training and will arrange the shuttle bus to arrive an hour earlier so overseas team that are competing on the Sunday can enjoy the fair before podium training starts.

Coaches Briefing

A quick coaches briefing will take place after the first general warm-up of each day next to the administration table. A representative from each school is required to attend the briefing. Score cards, T-shirts and Ploenchit fair entry tickets will be handed out here. Any schools not attending the first day can pick up their ploenchit fair tickets when they arrive for podium training from the administration table.

Team Photo
Please send a team photo when ready to


Food, drinks and snacks will be available to purchase throughout both days in the front of the sports hall. There will also be water fountains available. There will also be plenty of food vendors in the Ploenchit fair.


Coaches Lunch

Buffet Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all the coaches and judges in the hospitality room on the second floor of the sports hall. Snacks will also be provided throughout the day on the administration table for the coaches and judges.


Free World Famous Thai Foot Massage
We will have a chill out zone for athletes complete with the "world famous" Thai Foot Massage. The massage therapists will be able to accept 15min bookings throughout the tournament on Saturday and Sunday. This service is free but the therapists themselves always appreciate a small tip if you enjoyed your massage. 20 - 100THB is appropriate.




Technical Judges are provided by the Thailand Gymnastics Association. Judges will be assisted by sports students from Chulalongkorn University


Previous events:

FOBISIA Gymnastics – Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January 2019 

Gymnastics FOBISIA 2019 had its largest participation to date with 19 school Gymnastic teams descending on Harrow Bangkok. Harrow was buzzing with noise and anticipation as we got started early on Saturday morning. The weekend flashed by in a blur of excitement as over 549 gymnasts (A FOBISIA Gymnastics record!) represented their schools with the enthusiasm, poise and skill we have become accustomed to at this event.

Harrow and BSM did a great job of organising, welcoming and hosting competitors in Australian MAG levels 1-7 and WAG levels 2-9. This is the first year that WAG level 9 athletes have competed showing the growth of the sport in our schools. This year we also welcomed several member schools to their first FOBISIA Gymnastics and we hope to see interest continue to increase across FOBISIA schools in the future.

A huge thank you to the staff at Harrow and British School Manila for hosting. We thank each and every one of you that attended this year and hope to see you next year. 

For more information see the event website here

Gymnastics 2017-18

Event Start Date

Event End Date






FOBISIA Gymnastics Invitational

Harrow BKK and British School Manila

Mike Preston



The Federation of British International Schools in Asia. (FOBISIA)
39/4 Todsamon Clubhouse Building
M FI, Soi Lasalle 39/1, Sukhumvit 105, Bangna
Bangkok, Thailand 10260 
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