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Saturday 25 January 2020

Bridge News - Next Dinner/tournament Tuesday 4 Feb

The date of the next dinner and tournament is confirmed for Tuesday 4 February. We have had to choose this date as the school holidays will begin the following week, so please note it down and sign up as soon as possible (). Do let us know if you would like to play but do not have a partner.

Squash News - Matches this week Monday (20/1) and Thursday (23/1)

This week Team 1 had two important matches. On Monday evening at home, they played against Squash 95 4, a match that had been rescheduled due to the December strikes. SAC 1 won 4-1. On Thursday they played Altiplano St Cloud (the only team to beat us in the first part of the season) also at home. This time, we mercilessly took our "revanche" 5-0. It definitely felt like Division 2 is getting closer for Team 1... Team 2 did not play this week. 

Football News - Sunday 19 January vs the Kerala Tuskers

Last Sunday (19/1) the SAC won 6-2 versus Kerala Tuskers. The SAC goal scorers were Mattia Degli Esposti, Joseph Hanlon, Gerald Strouts, Philip Lebrec, Vassili de Rosen. On next Sunday (26/1), the game is against Marly-Belle-Île.
In other news, the SAC team will go to Salerno (Amalfi Coast, Italy) on 14-17 May 2020 to play against "La Salernitana" at their invitation. The Salernitans have a team in Paris and every year we play them once or twice.

Golf News - AGM Friday 17 January 2020

After a review of the year's activities and the perspectives for 2020 Sue Hall, outgoing Section Head, announced that, after some 20 years of service to the Section, including several years as Chair, she would be standing down from the committee and not seeking reelection.
The remaining members of the committee, John Greenwood (Treasurer), Joan Cosgrove (Hon Sec), Claude Jacques (Competitions), James Moore, and Frédéric Thiriet all stood for re-election and were duly voted in. John McCallum was voted in as a new member of the committee.
Frédéric Thiriet was nominated Chairman to replace Sue and promises to carry on her good work in the future. Most weeks he's up at the Club for Sunday Brunch and would be delighted to talk to anyone who is interested in finding out more about Villarceaux or the Golf Section.

Squash News - Matches played on Thursday evening, 16 January

Team 1 played away against Verrières, a strong team that we had beaten previously at home; they were rumoured to be out for revenge and fielding their best possible team. We, on the other hand were missing 2 players. In the end, Team 1 won 3-2. Team 2 played Chaville at home and unfortunately lost 3-2. Read on for a full report and photo!

Bridge News - January 2020

The next bridge events are the Dinner/Tournament on Tuesday 14 January and Friday 24 January for the Workshop.  The theme of the workshop will be "Controls" - making sure - before using the Blackwood - that the opponents cannot take 2 tricks on the lead even if you have enough aces to envisage a slam. Please contact and if you would like to enrol in either of the foregoing (with copy to )

Bridge News - 13 January 2020

We will again be using a simultaneous "souplesse" tournament onn Tuesday evening, the theme of which is "Leading against a 3 No-Trump contract". A little quiz is attached. There are a number of signalling conventions for leading in such a case, each card sending a different message...There's still time to sign up if you haven't already done so. For the moment, I believe we are just 5 tables. 

Bridge News - 15 January 2020

Please find attached to the main article the results of Tuesday's tournament. Warm congratulations to Richard and Leon, 1st in EW with 61.88%, and to Anne and Henri, 1st in NS with 56.88%. Very close seconds in EW - Annick and Didier - with 61.25%, and close 2nds in NS - Joan and Naomi - with 55.63%.

Yoga News

Don't forget the Gentle Yoga Class on Thursday mornings at 11:30. More info as always from Monica at

Squash News - 12 December - Team 1 wins 5-0, Team 2 loses 3-2eat IBM 3-2!

Team 1 played La Garenne at home. They were only able to field 4 players, so we fielded team players number 5, 6, 7, 9, Aurélien, David, Sean, Jacques-Philippe, and were leading 1-0 before starting to play. All our players won, despite some difficult matches, so we ended with a 5-0 victory for the SAC!

Team 2 unfortunately lost 3-2 against Altiplano Quartier Latin

Full detailes of the games and a photo in the main article! 

Bridge News - 11 December

Congratulations to Anne Raynaud and Diana, 1st in North-South with 62.50% and to Verzella who partnered Jenny Pratt in East-West scoring 67.50%. There will be prizes for the 2nds in both lines: Michele and John Rose in NS (51.88%) and Pat and Henri in EW (55.63%). Thanks to Ann Jenkins and Alain for coming up and completing the 6th table at the last minute and to all who came to the AGM and/or the tournament. Thanks also to Yani and our cook for the excellent dinner. Read on for the tournamant results and the answers to the quiz.
The next bridge events are the Dinner/Tournament on Tuesday 14 January and Friday 24 January for the Workshop. 

Bridge News 4 January 2020

Anne Raynaud will be giving a lesson to her beginners' group at the Trèfle Meudonnais at 3pm on Sunday 5 January. She has very kindly suggested that if anyone else would like to play rubber bridge, they are most welcome to do so at the Trèfle Meudonnais too, but it would probably be best to arrange a table amongst yourselves beforehand, the club opens at 2.30pm. Read on for more about the upcoming events on 14 and 24 January. 

Bridge News - 3 December

Please find attached to the main article the SAC results of the Workshop mini-tournament on Friday 29 November and the answers to the Quiz. (The next Workshop will be on Friday 24 January 2020). The next Section events are the AGM and Dinner:Tournamant on Tuesdy 10 December. 

Bridge News - 9 December -Tuesday's tournament

Tuesday's tournament will be another "souplesse" simultaneous tournament tomorrow and the theme for this will be: "replying to partner's opening in 3rd position". More details and a quiz in the main article. Don't forget the evening starts with the Section's AGM at 6:30 pm.

Coming soon

26 Jan 2020
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Oysters and Black Velvet
31 Jan 2020
"Season's Greetings" Play
01 Feb 2020
03:00PM -
Children's "Carnaval"
04 Feb 2020
Ladies' Tennis - ALT's play Vanves
04 Feb 2020
07:30PM -
Bridge Dinner/Tournament
06 Feb 2020
07:00PM -
MC/Member Meeting
09 Feb 2020
02:30PM -
SAC Cricket Section AGM
10 Feb 2020
09:00AM - 06:00PM
Junior Tennis Camp 10-14 Feb
17 Feb 2020
09:00AM - 06:00PM
Junior Tennis Camp 17-21 Feb
17 Feb 2020
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Yoga & Vegetable Cookery in English for Children
29 Feb 2020
08:00PM -
President's Dinner
07 Mar 2020
09:00PM -
70s and 80s Party
21 Mar 2020
08:00PM -
St Patrick's
25 Apr 2020
08:00PM -
Flamenco Evening
01 May 2020
Golf Spring Weekend
16 May 2020
Golf 40th Spring Cup
17 May 2020
SAC AGM
23 May 2020
Sports Day
06 Jun 2020
08:00PM -
Greek Evening
13 Jun 2020
South African Day