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Land of Smiles Classic, Bangkok

2011 land of smiles

The Land of Smiles Ice Hockey Classic tournament is held in Bangkok, Thailand usually in the last week of October every year.  Originally called the OK Cup, this is the 2nd largest amateur ice hockey tournament in the east asia region with 24 teams.  The tournament is divided into International Open, International Recreational, Asian Open, Asian Recreational, and Women’s Divisions.  Most teams in the competition are formed by ex-pats all around the world, so this tournament is mostly focused on the international divisions.

The tournament is mainly held in the Central Rama 9 Shopping Center (Bangkok), with some of the games played in the older Imperial World Shopping Center (Samrong).  All proceeds from the tournament are donated to the Father Joseph Maier’s Human Development Center.