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Sunday 14 July 2024

Golf News: Summer Eclectic - July/August 2024

The Section's Summer Open Eclectic Competition is open and running from 1 July to 30 August.
Held at Villarceaux Golf Club
Participants submit 6 best scorecards during this period from which a best composite score is calculated.
Details: Frederic Thiriet +33 6 60 96 93 16, or

Golf News: Autumn Weekend Omaha Beach 13/14/15 September 2024

Having had a successful weekend at Etretat in April, our next outing will be to Omaha Beach from the 13th to the 15th of September.
This means lunch and a reconnaissance round on Friday afternoon, an official Stableford competition on Saturday, and a friendly, fun competition on Sunday.
The 4-star Mercure Hotel is almost on the golf course and is one we have stayed at on a number of occasions already, the last time being in 2022.
Details: David Colson: +33 6 11 88 73 55, or dcolson@gtt.fr

Tennis Doubles Tournament Results - 28/29 June

The Finals were played over two days:
- Mixed Doubles Final on Friday at 7 pm: Clotilde & Arnaud Paquier defeated Maximilien & Georgina Marrisson. 
- Men's Doubles Final on Saturday at 4.30 pm: Philippe Vignal & Melvin Cooke defeated Raphael Imbert & Paul Rebaud
Read on for a picture of the winners!

Taekwondo News - Preparing the 2024/2025 season

For the coming 2024/2025 season, the Club proposes Taekwondo lessons for children and adults on Saturday afternoons.
Feel free, for yourself or for your children, to try this very positive activity.
For any questions or inquiries, please send an email to: alexandra.lescure@outlook.com
We need to plan and set up the new schedule from September.
(See this article for more information about Taekwondo.)

Bridge News - 18 June 2024 Tournament Results

The detailed results of the June tournament are in the main article - as are the answers to the quiz.
Warmest congratulations go to: 1st - Danielle Roux with the highest score overall - 65.87% (1st in the East line); 2nd - Jean Pal with 63.10% (1st in the West line); 3rd - Annie Jais with 61.90% (1st in the North line) and Luc Barbier with 59.92% (1st in the South line). As far as Club members are concerned, next in line are Joan with 57.54%, Ghislaine with 52.78% and Jane with 50.79% (tying with Raphael).
The proposed date for the next tournament is Tuesday 17 September at 2.30 pm. On this occasion we will present the prizes to the winners of the Individual Tournament, the Oliver Langhorne Fair Play Cup and the Henri Natanson Cup.

Squash News: Queen's Cup report

The Queen’s Cup is back! After a couple of years without the Queen’s Cup due to Covid, we were back this year with a 16-player line-up coming from all clubs of the Ile-de France and beyond. The SAC with 5 players participating in the main draw had strong chances of winning the tournament. Congratulations to Nicolas Rosset, the tournament victor, once a well-known face at the SAC before moving to Nantes! Read on for more details and some pictures.

Cricket News - Kent Tour 25/26/27 May 2024 Match reports

In May, the SAC CC headed off to Kent for their annual cricket tour to the Garden of England over the long UK Bank Holiday weekend, and came back unbeaten!
Three games were played: Saturday - beat Shepway Stragglers by 129 runs; Sunday drew with Band of Brothers CC; and on Monday beat Chestfield CC by 6 runs!
Read on for a full report on all three matches.

Bridge News - 21 May 2024 Tournament

The next tournament we are proposing is on Tuesday 21 May at 2.30 pm, preceded by a quiz at 2 pm and ending with a little cocktail, so do let Jenny or Anne know if you can attend and if you would like us to find you a partner.
Here is the quiz Quiz_Texas_mineur20240506_2.jpgthe theme is "Texas for the minors & developments thereafter".
Here are the answers ( AFit_Stayman_20240508.jpg) to last month's quiz - "How to show the fit after a Stayman"; a particularly interesting theme, some of the hands using the "Convention 2012", the description of which was attached last time.

Bridge News - 21 May 2024 Tournament Results

Here are the "Section" results of our tournament: RESULTATS_20240521.pdf. In due course, the FFB will send the nationwide results of this Simultané Ronde de France. Well done to Anne (Raynaud) and Luc, 1st in NS with 59.58%! Judy and Jenny came 1st in EW with 62.08% and there was a tie for 2nd place in EW between Jane & Lucie and Dougie & Ian, both pairs scoring 57.92%; Ghislaine and Nicole (Doyle) coming 2nd in NS with 56.67%.
Many thanks to Maureen, Christine Butterworth, and Anne (R) for their different contributions.
We are proposing Tuesday 18 June for the next tournament.. However, since there would appear to be many absentees, please let Jenny know as soon as possible how many of you can or cannot attend.

Bridge News - 23 April 2024 Tournament Results

The winners of Tuesday's tournament (23/4) in East/West were Nicole (Devaux) and Jean-Paul (Ruzé) with a massive score of 66.25% and in North/South with an excellent score of 58.75% Jane (Brooks) and Yves (Delserieys). Second in NS were Jean (Pal) and Nicole (Doyle) with 53.33% and in EW - Richard and Leon with 50.42% and, on their heels, Claude and Dougie and also Marie-Claire and Catherine (Boyer) with exactly 50%. The full results are here: RESULTATS_20240423.rtf.
And here is some additional information about the bidding convention (Convention 2012) for the quiz Quiz 20240423 (How to show the fit after a Stayman ): Une_Convention_moderne_et_très_pratique.docx.
Sincere thanks go to Joan for all her help in getting everything ready for the tournament, and to Carole and Arthur for their help with the cocktail, and to all of you for such rapid clearing away afterwards!
For the next tournament we are proposing Tuesday 21 May at 2.30 pm, preceded by a quiz at 2 pm and ending with a little cocktail, so do let us if you can attend and if you would like us to find you a partner.

Bridge News - 19 March 2024 Tournament Results

The "Section" results of yesterday's tournament are here: RESULTATS_20240319.rtf. You will also be receiving from the Federation the nationwide results since we were playing a "simultaneous Ronde de France".
Warmest congratulations to Marie-Claire and Pascale - 1st in EW with 65.42%, and to Nicole and Raphael - 1st in NS with 62.5%. Well done also to Joan and Jean-Paul, 2nd in NS with 58.33%, and Lucie and Jean-Francois, 2nd in EW with 52.08%. Thanks to all of you for coming and contributing to the success of the day.
And here are the answers to the quiz: Answersquiz_20240319.jpg.
We are suggesting Tuesday 23 April, same time, same place, for next month's tournament. Please let Jenny know if you can make it.

Taekwondo News

Due to the lack of participants, we must cancel the adult and teenagers (over 10) Taekwondo one-hour lesson on Saturdays at 12:30 pm.
Of course, our “regular” one-hour lesson is still held at 1:30 pm every Saturday.
Taekwondo is much more than just a sport. It is a way of life. It instils confidence, motivation, goal setting, focus, Self-discipline, respect for others and confidence in your abilities. Do not hesitate to join us. The first lesson is free for anyone who wishes to try it.
(See this article for more information about Taekwondo.)

Taekwondo News - Alexandra Lescure

We are happy to announce that Alexandra Lescure has joined the Taekwondo committee and is in charge of the kids' lessons held at 1:30 pm every Saturday. Feel free to contact her at
Taekwondo is much more than just a sport. It is a way of life. It instils confidence, motivation, goal setting, focus, Self-discipline, respect for others and confidence in your abilities. Do not hesitate to join us. The first lesson is free for anyone who wishes to try it.
(See this article for more information about Taekwondo.)

Cricket News - Juniors

Girish Dharmapurikar stepped down as Junior Cricket Coach in June 2023. Andrew Macintyre returned temporarily and will be replaced by existing junior parent Adhavan Manoranjan. Thanks to Grisih for the past 3 and a half years and to Andrew for stepping up during his well-earned retirement.