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Wednesday 8 February 2023

Golf News: 28 Jan 2023 Competition Results

Section Competition 28/01/2023

Scramble 'à 3 à la française'

1 S.Hall - J.Delacroix – I. Jones 40
2 J. McCallum – E. Freiha – F. Thiriet 38
3 C. Beillaguier – B. Delacroix – C. Jacques 30
4 J. Cosgrove – M. Greenwood – J. Greenwood 28

SAC Football News - SAC XI vs Vesinet SCI, Sunday 8 Jan

The lads in black and red approached last Sunday’s rematch with some trepidation after the rugby-score defeat against Vesinet before Christmas, but a much-improved display from a youthful team restored some pride without exacting revenge in a 2-7 defeat.
Vesinet took advantage of a disorganised start by the home team to net three quick goals but thereafter the match took on a much more competitive turn. Goals from teenagers Luc Wisman and Sam Mangasarian gave SAC the whiff of a comeback, guest player Madiouma hit the post, Elias Appert and Alex Curtin had good goal-scoring chances. Second-half substitute Raphael Imbert injected dangerous pace in midfield, with Gerald Strouts providing typically indefatigable defence, while Paul de Rosen in goal dug deep to keep the visitors’ forwards at bay.
A competitive game in slippery conditions ensured the players well deserved their Presidents’ brunch!
The team is set up nicely for this Sunday’s match against Ludovic Cohen’s XI.

SAC Football News - SAC XI vs Ludovic Cohen's XI, Sunday 15 Jan

SAC and long-time opponents captained by Ludovic Cohen played out a thrilling high-scoring game last Sunday, with the visitors edging out a 7-5 victory in chilly, muddy conditions.
It was great to see so many SAC players get themselves on the scoresheet, among them Arnaud Paquier, Sam Mangasarian and Lucien Wisman. Also good to see such a strong turn-out by SAC members and guests for the team, though rotating players through the match cost the home side some coherence.
Last Sunday, the 22nd, our lads played Los Pipos.

SAC Football News - SAC vs Kerala Tuskers, Sunday 29th

SAC-Kerala football matches are always closely contested and Kerala netted two early goals and held off sustained pressure from SAC to clinch victory.
SAC lacked finishing power and wasted some good opportunities, but Kerala were typically physical and well-organised and held on to their lead with determination.
FIFFA are our opponents this coming Sunday. More details and photo in main article.
Win or lose, there is a Full British Breakfast up for grabs afterwards! Players and supporters - please book in advance.

Spring Golf Weekend at Roncemay, 5-7 May 2023

The weekend runs from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th of May on the very attractive Roncemay course (see in Burgundy, about 150 km. from Paris.
The hotel is on the course with rooms overlooking it, and with a « gastronomique » restaurant + swimming pool and spa.

Introducing FFT Ten'UP - replacing ADSL for court reservations

We are pleased to announce that the Club is switching over to the new FFT Ten'Up tennis court reservation system, provided by the FFT, and discontinuing the legacy ADSL system.
Ten'Up is a free service for us, thanks to our FFT affiliation.
For tennis licence holders, the system will be operational very soon. For those who do not hold an FFT licence via the SAC, we are taking the necessary actions.
So what do you need to do? We are in the final stages of configuring Ten'Up and when completed, you will simply need to download the Ten'Up application.
You will discover that everything is clear and perfectly tailor-made to your needs.
More information including tutorials in PDF and FAQs to follow...
See this introductory video in French:


The FFT's Ten'Up application is now operational

You will have seen that the Club is switching over to the new FFT Ten'Up tennis court reservation system and discontinuing the ADSL system.
The Ten'Up service is now up and running for ALL full memberswith or without a licence, and you can now download it to your smartphone from the app store (Apple or Android). You can also go on to the Ten’Up website ( and create your account.
(In the coming days the licence holders should also get their missing licences sent over by mail.)
If you put in your SAC email connection and answer your profile questions, and make your profile accessible to other members, Ten’Up will link you up as a SAC member and you will be able to access the SAC Tennis courts to reserve a session.
See the main article for more details.

President’s Update (1/12/2022)

Today is an opportune time to give a “longer view” and more comprehensive update, together with the decisions from recent MC meetings.  Opportune for 2 reasons:

  • This week marked the second anniversary of our AGM following the first difficult Covid period (November 2020)
  • We now have visibility into approximately where we will land as a Club (Members, spend) by the end of 2022, and are able to begin prioritising for 2023. Hence the fact-base that allowed us to take some decisions at this week’s MC (of which more below). 

This note is therefore a little long so please click to read the full text.

Anke Caseley, RIP

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long-term SAC member, Anke Caseley. Anke passed away on 21st November 2022 at the age of 82.
She is survived by her husband, Ron, and their daughters, Caroline and Annette, their husbands, and her five grandchildren. All will miss her dearly.
Anke was an active member of the SAC from the sixties onwards. An avid bridge player, she was part of the Children’s committee in the ’70s and ’80s, and could often be found chatting to everyone with a glass in one hand and a set of knitting needles in the other. Her funeral will take place at the Crématorium du Parc in Clamart on Friday, the 2nd of December 2022 at 2 pm.

SAC Football News - SAC XI vs Team Pascal Gastebois, Sunday 20 Nov

It was worth the wait. SAC brought its post-pandemic football drought to an end with a pulsating 6-5 victory against Pascal Gastebois’s visitors.
Read on for full details and photo.
Next Sunday, SAC has a return match against the Kerala Tuskers. It promises to be another close one.

SAC Football News - SAC XI vs Kerala Tuskers (27/11), VSCI Vesinet (4/12)

The cruelty of sport... After SAC's valiant first victory of the season, our brave footballers found themselves on the receiving end of the goal-scoring prowess of their opponents for the past two Sundays.
The 7-1 defeat to Kerala Tuskers doesn't show how close the match was for the first hour, with little to choose between the two sides. Sadly, a tiring defense and midfield left stand-in goalkeeper Paul de Rosen under huge pressure in the last quarter.
On paper, SAC looked good to take on the top-grade Vesinet side, despite injury to star striker Lucien Wisman, with goalie RIch Parkin still out of action. On the day, however, Vesinet were just too strong, able to muzzle Arnaud Paquier and Taha in attack and Michael Neumier in midfield to fire in goals from all angles. The score? "We lost count," says Gerald Strouts. SAC did net a consolation goal.
The Red and Black are sure to bounce back this Sunday against FIFFA, inspired by les Bleues and the Three Lions (whoever wins, naturally)!


The Club is planning to offer this new sport to our Members, both adults and children, with a highly qualified coach from the St Germain Club (black belt, 7th DAN) giving classes. The Taekwondo Club of St Germain is one of the best-known clubs in Paris. Many children (from 4 years old), men and women, young people, and seniors, including black belts, regularly participate. Several champions, including members of the National French team, have been trained there.
If you or your family members would be interested, could you please contact Philippe Ayme-Jouve, who is managing the new Section, at:

SAC Football News - SAC XI vs Los Pipos, Sunday 6 Nov

The black and red of SAC took on Los Pipos on a cold, wet and slippery pitch last Sunday, the 6th of November, holding their own in a physical encounter until the visitors slotted in a late brace of goals.
The final score of 2-7 didn’t do justice to SAC’s sterling first-half performance. Arnaud Paquier, with an assist from Rhys Parkin, had kept the home team in touch with a close-range goal so at half-time the SAC was trailing only 1-2. Magnificent saves from Rich Parkin and two goal-line clearances from Alex Curtin had also kept the visitors at bay. Arnaud had other chances, Rhys and Elias Appert combined well in attack, but in the tough conditions, the visitors’ deep bench of substitutes paid dividends, particularly in mid-field where they steadily took control, depriving SAC’s forwards of possession. A late own-goal by Los Pipos saved SAC from a Brazil-like defeat.

Our next game is the Armistice Day memorial match for members on Friday 11th November. All are welcome. Registration closes at 10:30 for an 11:00 kick-off.

Bridge News - 21 October Tournament Results

As there were only 4 tables, the "Howell" movement was used, meaning that every pair changed places and opponents at each round. Warm congratulations to the winners - Murielle and Anne - with 55.56%, and also to Nicole and Jean-Paul - close seconds - with 55.09%, not forgetting the thirds  -  Maureen and Ann - with 54.81%.
Full results are attached to the main article, as are some worked examples from the quiz.

Tennis News - a new Committee for 2022/23

Last Saturday's  AGM  saw a new Committee voted in for 2022/23
- Maxime Antoni: Chairman
- Guillaume de GournayOlivier Plessis and Philippe Vignal: Club tournaments and Tennis evening
- Phoebe Strouts,  Victoria Migliore and Matthew Curtin: Tennis school, Junior Tennis and Tennis coach.
- Mikaël Jayet: Competition team
- Melvyn Cooke: Sèvres Tennis Club and Tennis licenses
- Philippe Ayme-Jouve: Grounds

Two more volunteers are expected to join the Team in the coming days.



Bridge News - October Tournament - Friday the 21st

The quiz for Friday's pairs tournament, following the theme for the BCSH Ecole de Bridge simultaneous tournament, is "the economic 2-suiter bids by opener and developments thereafter" (Le bicolore économique et ses développements).
See the main article to see the Quiz on how to respond when Partner had shown an "economic 2-suiter hand". This sequence comes up really frequently, so it's good to know what to do.
Also attached there are the answers to last month's Quiz on the 'Sputnik Double'.