The Tournament is starting to pick up speed with some results in and more matches planned! In the Open Singles, Dougie Anderson beat James Moore and Philippe Ayme Jouve beat Lee Beaves. In the Open Doubles, the Jameses Moore and Webb advanced thanks to a walk-over. Read on for more details.
Thanks to our close relationship with the Académie de Billard d’Argenteuil, the SAC has been offered the possibility to get some snooker coaching this winter from a former French national snooker champion, Yannick Poulain - 6 titles as Champion of France (1996,1997,2002,2003,2006,2008).
These special Master Classes will take place between the end of January and March 2020. Players will be coached individually for 2h at a fee of 50 €/h (100€). Yannick is willing to come to the SAC on a few dates.
Anyone interested please contact Roland Tchertoff at or before the 26th January.
Open Singles: Didier Perrin and Jean-Paul Ruzé finally played their match on Sunday morning as planned; Didier won in two straight frames, he will be meeting Thomas Lavigne in the next round. Also, this is the last call for coaching with Yannick Poulain - anyone interested please contact Roland Tchertoff at or by the 26th January. (See this note.)
On Sunday we had a 2-2 draw against Los Pipos (SAC goals by Arnaud Pâquier and Vassili de Rosen).
Next Sunday the match is against Marly-Belle-Ile.
On Sunday the adult team won 8-4 against Les Italiens. SAC goal-scorers were Joseph Hanlon, Henry Colburn and Jeremy from Oz. Next Sunday the match is against Los Pipos.
Last night, SAC Team 1 beat Les Touristes de St Cloud 5-0 at home, with Alec, Jean-Guillaume, Nico, Aurélien and Greg all winning their matches 3:1, 3:1, 3:2, 3:2 and 3:0 respectively. Well done Team 1! Unfortunately, Team 2 lost 0-5 against Cygne in Épinay. Read on for news about the Squash Ladder and WhatsApp group.
Please note that Pam will be away from Saturday 1 February to Saturday 8 February. However, after next Wednesday's class, there is a possibility of a class or classes next Friday 31 January, depending on numbers - so please let Pam () know asap. Normal classes will start again on Monday 10 February. There is still space on the new Wednesday 1-2 pm class for beginners, “faux debutants” and "start agains" for those who want more personalised lessons. Details and news as always from Pam at .
On Monday 11th November the SAC beat Los Pipos 4-3. Philip Lebrec, Henry Colburn, Ignacio Aguirre and William Crowe were the scorers for the SAC. Next Sunday the match is against Les Italiens.
SAC Team 2 didn't play on Thursday evening, but SAC Team 1 faced St Cloud 6 at St Cloud. This was a team that spent most of last season at the top of the pool, until we beat them at home, causing them to drop to 2nd position and preventing them from going up to 2nd Division (we finished 3rd). Read on to see what happened!
Meet us out on the cricket pitch for the next session on Sunday 10th November at 2, weather permitting.
The next dinner and tournament is on Tuesday 12th November. Please sign up very soon as possible with Anne (and copy Jenny) as the staff need to know as soon as possible how many there will be for dinner. The next Workshop will be on Friday 29th November.
Dougie Anderson and Ian Cully triumphed in EW with 57.24% with Pat Harding and Jenny Pratt in NS with 57.69%. The next dinner/tournament is on 10th December but before then there's Workshop on Friday 29th November.
The next Workshop is on Friday 29 November, starting at 10:30. You will find a short quiz attached to the main article. Please contact Claude if you haven't yet signed up, indicating whether you wish to stay for lunch and play in the afternoon (). The Section's AGM will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday 10 December, just before the dinner and tournament. Materials for the AGM are attached to the main article.
The Section's AGM will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday 10 December, just before the dinner and tournament. Materials for the AGM are attached to the main article.
On Sunday 3rd November the SAC lost 5-1 against FIFFA. They're hoping for better things on Remembrance Day, Monday 11th November, when they take on Los Pipos.
The next dinner and tournament is on Tuesday 12 November. There was a fantastic turn-out this month and it would be great if there were as many tables next time. The next Workshop will be on Friday 29th November and the plan to repeat October's formula.