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Wednesday 21 October 2020

Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following the announcement by the French government on Monday 5 October, bars, indoor sporting facilities and multi-purpose rooms should be closed as of Tuesday 6 October for 2 weeks.
Only outdoor facilities or activities for children may remain open.
At the Standard Athletic Club, we will keep the main entrance open to access the tennis court but the bar will be closed. The clubhouse will remain open but members are requested to respect the Government Recommendations.
Every person entering the club should use their badge on the entrance door to allow tracking.
Download the application ‘StopCovid’
No more than six persons at a table.
Wear a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors.
The changing rooms are temporarily closed.
Respect the maximum number of people allowed in the clubhouse - 30.
Respect the ‘gestes barrières’ and social distancing.
In general, the Government has requested that people limit their movements to the strict minimum, we hope that members will take this into account.

Tennis News - Sunday 19 October "Terror Tournament"

Last Sunday a Terror Tournament to celebrate the start of the holidays and Halloween and was great much enjoyed by the participants. Organised by our coach, Carole Dacheux and her team, the tournament attracted over 60 players of diverse abilities, men, women, beginners, seasoned players, kids, teenagers, adults and families.

Snooker News - Master Classes a great success

The second and last session of the snooker Master Classes was a real success with seven players taking the classes from morning to late afternoon. Eric Vaquier, the French national EPBSA coach managed to bring real improvements to all players from all levels.
As a reminder, wearing a mask is compulsory when you are playing snooker at the moment as are all other activities inside the Clubhouse

Football News - Sunday 11 October game vs FIFFA

On Sunday, after scoring the first two goals of the game, we lost 2-10 against FIFFA. It was our first game after a 6-month break; we desperately need to get back to our best fitness levels!
This Sunday's game is against the Kerala Tuskers.
Any member wishing to play football is welcome; please write to . Kick-off at 10:30 every Sunday of the season (except in the middle of school holidays or during long week-ends)
And the 
pitch is wonderful!

Pilates and Interval Sculpt classes Zooming along

PILATES and INTERVAL SCULPT classes are Zooming along with the current class schedule (subject to change during the school holidays):
Mondays at 10: INTERVAL SCULPT - for a big sweat in a small space!
Wednesdays at 9: PILATES Beginners/Intermediate; and at 10.15: PILATES Intermediate/Advance Flow.
Saturdays at 9.30: PILATES Beginners/Intermediate; and at 10.45 PILATES Intermediate. 
Contact Pamela Hennebert  to register or for any additional information. 

Yoga News: Still Zooming!

On-line Zoom classes. Mondays at 6:45 pm; Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am; Sundays at 5:30 pm - YIN, Pranayama, meditation 10 min & chanting. Read on for full details and joining instructions. Contact Monica Shaka at .

Cricket News - Sat 19 Sept - SAC v Thoiry CC John Hardy Shield Leg 3, saved by the weather

Saturday saw a strong SAC side take to the field in the 3rd leg of the John Hardy Shield with Thoiry already having a 2-0 lead and thereby retaining it for another year. The SAC lost the toss and were inserted which was handy as the some of the XI weren’t at the ground yet! Openers Yeasin and Praneeth were soon rolling along at a healthy 6-7 an over and as time went on the pace accelerated such that Thoiry left the field savaged with the SAC 320-8 off 40 overs. The Thoiry response began at a higher tempo than the SAC's and at 44-1 off 4 overs was the home side's total enough? The bowling unit then started to rein in the score until torrential rain came at 15 overs with the score on 84-3 with Thoiry requiring 9.48 runs an over to win. Read on! 

Cricket this weekend - click to see the teams

This weekend will see the last two home games of the season against the Paris Knight Riders on Saturday 26th and The Embassy on Sunday 27th. Read on for the weekend's teams.
A Q&A document explaining the Cricket Section's finances has been added to the main cricket page

Golf News - Vaugouard Weekend (18-20/9) Results

Golfers had a busy weekend at the Golf de Vaugouard. On Saturday they did battle individually for the Net (Kiwi Cup) and Gross (Dean Trophy) prizes. Muriel Jones won the Kiwi Cup (so it won't leave home!) and Sue Hall won the Dean Trophy. On Sunday, the traditional Scramble was won by the team of Muriel Jones (the on-form player!) with Roland Bouloux and Claude Jacques. Read on for more results. 

Cricket News - Kerala Tuskers - KTA CC Match Report (20 September)

Sunday 20th September saw the return of the Kerala Tuskers to Meudon for the first time this season. With the sun shining down the Tuskers won the toss and decided to bat and got off to a racing start with their top three putting on 100 within just 10 overs and ending up with a daunting 294 run target.
In response Malith and Istiak started Standard’s chase in fine style, racing to 93 without loss with some fine back foot pull strokes and drives. After this promising start, the score crept up to 210 before a collapse occurred that left the Standard 51 runs short... (Read on for the full report.)

Cricket News - Drancy Match Report (13 September)

On Sunday 13 September Standard Athletic played against Drancy CC. (See the SAC Team in the main article.) SAC batted first with Minhaz playing aggressively to hit 84 runs with good support from captain Thodi (33 runs) and Anser (36 runs) and with a quickfire 50 from Sikandar to finish. As a result, Standard posted a formidable total of 298 runs off 40 overs.
Drancy in response were bowled out for under 100 runs, with swing bowler Praneeth, leg-spinner Yann and Anser starring with the ball.

Cricket News - Lille and Colombes Match reports

On Saturday 5th September saw Lille CC visit Standard Athletic for the first time in their history. It was a great game and the end result unexpected but entirely fitting...a draw on 250 apiece.
On Sunday the game was against Colombes CC. SAC batted first and made a respectable 242 and Colombes in reply were bowled out for 203. Read on to see the teams and the full reports. 

Cricket News - games this weekend (12 & 13 September)

On Saturday 12 the SAC play LFPCC and on Sunday we play Drancy CC, starting at 1 as usual. The Cricketers will be providing complimentary rosé for spectators on Saturday if they want to come along and watch!
Read on for the upcoming games.
Please note the Covid rules apply and to bring the Player Covid Declaration form. (See the attachments on the Cricket page.) 

Bridge News - Playing Bridge safely

The FFB has communicated COVID safe play guidelines to regular (licensed) players. The guidelines are reproduced here for the casual player, who may not have seen them.

Briefly, it is now strongly recommended that everyone wear a mask, that we wash our hands often, in soap and water or with the "gel hydroalcoolique", keep a certain distance from the other players at the table by using a larger table the surface of which can be cleaned regularly and using the same bidding box for a whole afternoon/evening session. Read on for the full guidelines (in French). 

Bridge News - Licence time...

Unfortunately, no tournaments or workshops are in view, but that doesn't stop you from playing your friendly games of bridge, provided, of course, that you respect the health guidelines - see this article.
We now have three 110x110cm boards to be used to enlarge the bridge tables (with a mat underneath and another one on top) to increase the separation between players. A maximum of 2 tables should be used in the Bridge Room, but there's usually plenty of space in the main room and the bigger black tables can be used too.
It is time to renew your FFB licences - for the same amount as last year, i.e. €56 (cheque made out to the SAC Bridge Section). The Committee and the Federation need the income in order to keep functioning and if you are playing in a club or on Funbridge or BBO, you will need to have a valid licence (preferably before 1 November). A renewal form is attached to the main article but only needs filling out if your personal details have changed. 

Cricket News - Frederick Delius, the composer, was an avid cricketer in Paris in the 1890s

This fascinating and little known side of Frederick Delius has been uncovered by Leslie S. Woodcock, who has written a series of articles that were published in successive editions of the Northern Cricket Society Booklet. Attached you will find an article centred around a match between the 'Eleven of Notts County' against the 'Sixteen of Paris’ played at the Tir aux Pigeons ground in the Bois de Boulogne on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th August 1898. The Paris team comprised expatriate Englishmen including Delius, was formed mainly from the larger Standard Athletic and Albion Cricket Clubs of Paris, though it is uncertain as to which club Delius belonged to or played for.   

Cricket News - SAC vs CD91, Sunday 30 August and new Covid rules

After a two-week break Cricket restarts with a 40-over game against CD91 on Sunday 30 August starting at 1 o'clock. Read on to see the team and the fixtures that have been settled for September. Also please note the new Rules for the playing of cricket in the Covid era and also a declaration/tracing form to be completed by each player before each game. 

Coming soon

24 Oct 2020
Golf Patsome Competition
08 Nov 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Junior Football - match vs Le Vésinet
21 Nov 2020
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Junior Football - match vs British School
21 Nov 2020
02:30PM -
AGM (Zoom)