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Saturday 23 October 2021

Junior Squash News

Last Sunday (17th), Gaspar Lavigne, Kimi Freiha and Väinö Kaupilla represented the SAC at the Ken Chervet junior squash tournament in Chaville, in the U15/U17/U19 category. Gaspar had difficult matches against more experienced players, but I think he enjoyed taking part in his first tournament. Väinö and Kimi did especially well for their first official tournament, as they finished respectively 11th out of 23, with 3 victories out of 5 matches and 15th with 2 victories out of 5 matches. They might have done even better with a luckier draw, as they both played the 2 finalists in their second-round matches. Congratulations to our junior squash players!

Halloween Party - Wednesday 20 October 4 PM

The Halloween party took place on Wednesday afternoon with over 35 children participating from more than 15 families.
Although there was no service at the bar, members were able to organize tea and provide for fresh water and other needs. The last session of the Cariole's Tennis School in Halloween mode took place at the same time.
There was music and fun, and balloons and pumpkins so the kids had a great time.
All resulting from good coordination between the Tennis School and the Children & Teens Committee. 

All hands on deck! Saturday, 23 October at 10 am

Coffee and mini-croissants will be served from 9.30 am on the terrace.

What's to do:

  • Gardening: weeding, planting, cutting
  • Painting: rear of the pavilion, planters on the terrace and around the terrace
  • Sanding: the boards of the new wooden benches by the cricket pavilion 

If you'd like to help please contact  as soon as possible.

All the family can lend a hand! 

Tennis News - Autumn Tennis Mix-in Sat 9 Oct

Attention all SAC tennis players! Winter is coming… but not just yet. 
Come celebrate the October sunshine this Saturday at the Club by taking part in an impromptu mix-in tennis tournament from 2:30-5 pm with registration from 2 o'clock. 
Women, men, teenagers (15+), all welcome to take part in some friendly tennis, catch up with your tennis partners and meet new ones.
See you there. 

Snooker Tournament News 2021/2022

We are opening new Ladies singles and Ladies doubles tournaments.
Participants have until the end of October (Sunday the 31st) to register after which registrations will be closed.
A minimum of four participants or teams in each of the Ladies tournaments will be necessary to publish the drawsheets.
Any new Junior player (12-18) will be able to integrate the existing Junior tournament.
Any new Veteran player (over 65) will be able to integrate the existing Veteran tournament.
Any new Open singles player or new Open doubles team will be able to integrate those existing tournaments.
If you wish to participate, please send your name, tournament category, mobile and email to:
Again, all players will have until the end of the month of October to register.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to email  

Golf News - 40th edition of the Autumn Vase - Saturday 9 October

The 40th edition of the Autumn Vase, one of the two major events organised by the Golf Section at Villarceaux, which was cancelled last year because of COVID, will finally be played this Saturday 9 October. The competition will be followed by a prizegiving and cocktail at around 6 pm. Read on to see the start times.

Golf News - Saturday 9 October 40th Autumn Vase results

The 40th Autumn Vase was blessed with lovely weather and some good scoring. Overall Autumn Vase Winner (best Net Stableford) and best SAC scorer: Emile Freiha with a whopping 41 points. The Best Ladies' Gross score winner is Sue Hall, and the Best Men's Gross score winner is Dimitri Ansart from Villarceaux, who also went home with the Men's Longest Drive bottle of champagne. Ladies' longest: Sarah Stortz. Nearest the pin: Ladies: Catherine Gauzeran (19m); Men: Paulo de Oliveira (2.90m). More details are in the main article. 

Tennis News - Family Doubles Tournament

Last Sunday, September 26, we had a Family Doubles Tournament with about fifty players in a very good atmosphere and great conviviality.
It was a very good experience which gave rise to some very nice tennis and human encounters. Read on to see some pictures of the day. 

Renewal of wooden benches

We have 6 wooden benches around the Club (by the sports field and in the pool area). They were beginning to suffer a little. The most heavily damaged wood is being replaced with new oak. Thanks to Andrew Jackson for the great carpentry work. Read on to see the before and after pictures. 

Children's News - Dance/Gym classes for kids

We would like to organise Dance/Gym classes for 4 to 10yr-olds on Wednesday afternoons. The classes would last one hour. Depending on the numbers, we could perhaps add another class on Saturdays.
The Dance/Gym class would ultimately take place outside, weather permitting. It could otherwise take place in the marquee or the bridge room depending on availability.
The first step is to find out if we have enough people interested before finding a coach.
If you are interested please could you fill in this form with your contact details, and we will get back to you with the next steps. 

BBQ & Campout - Saturday 11 September

Great fun was had by all at the BBQ and Campout held on 11 September, with nearly 100 members joining in the fun.
Special thanks go to all of the volunteers that helped with the BBQ, sing-along, s’mores and breakfast. It would not have been possible without you.
Thank you for bringing your positive energy and your good vibes. Check out pictures and the video (in the main article) to remember the magic.
We hope you can join us next year!
Children’s and Teens Committee 

Golf News: Weekend Sablé-Solesmes

Sunday Competition results: 1) Kiwi Cup (Net) - Ian Jones (44!); 2) Dean Trophy (Gross) - Emile Freiha.
Monday: Friendly Scamble à la Française - J. Delacroix + E. Freiha + P. Leroy (37) 

Cricket Match reports 18 & 19 September

SACC hosted Valencienne Vipers on Saturday the 18th September 2021; unfortunately, the Vipers won by 2 wickets. On Sunday 19th September 2021 SACC did better against the Embassy, winning by 8 runs. Read on for full details. 

Golf Section News - Autumn Activities

The next major event is the Autumn Vase at Villarceaux, open to all, on the 9th of October. Note that the AGM and dinner, planned for the 2nd of October, will now take place on Thursday, 18 November. Read on for more things to do, including a continuation of the offer of a free lesson for prospective Section members.

Football News - Last Sunday (10 Oct) Kerala Tuskers scored a winner in extra time

After a great game in glorious sunshine last Sunday, the scores were level at 4-4; it was decided to play on for a result, but after 10 minutes of extra time, the visitors, Kerala Tuskers, got a goal so won the 5-4. For the SAC there were some fabulous SAC goals from Arnaud, Taha and Luc. Read on for some photos! This Sunday we're playing FIFFA.