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Tuesday 4 October 2022

Bridge News - 22 April Tournament Results

Very warm congratulations to Joyce and Anne - 1st in NS with 62.87% and to Jane and Françoise, 1st in EW with 60.19%. With an excellent score of 60% and 2nd in EW - Dougie and Claude, and 2nd in NS with 53.75% - Roberte and Remy. (See the main article for the full results, and also the 4 hands illustrating the "Spoutnik" and the answers to the quiz.) 
The "buffet campagnard" was much enjoyed, many thanks to Anne for organising it.

Bridge News - 7 June Tournament Results

The Federation has already sent the results of the tournament, but they are also attached to the main article. Warmest congratulations to Maureen and Pat who came 1st with the tremendous score of 64.58%. 2nd were Marie-Françoise & Jean with 51.04%, tying in 3rd place were Michel & John and Joan & Jean-Paul with 50%. Ghislaine & Beatrice came 5th with 48.96% and Christiane & Ian (Cully) came 6th with 35.42%. We were 3 tables, played 24 hands and used a "Suedois" movement which everyone found very convivial as all the pairs played against 4 of the 5 opposing pairs. The answers to the quiz and the 4 commented hands will be published soon.

Cricket News: Desert Springs European T20 Spain Feb 21-23 2022

The Cricket Section was invited to compete in a triangular series taking on a team from London, Royal Tigers or as they later became known, the Tiger Kings! and the Derbyshire CC Academy.
Disaster, a theme of the trip, struck before the wheels left the Orly tarmac, as the playing XI was reduced to 9.
Standard Athletic took this all in their stride and managed not to lose 25% of the four games, never being bowled out and improving on our score with each innings.
There were some great personal performances, Henry with bat and ball, Chris with the bat, Aditya in the field almost Jonty Rhodes like and the champagne moment of the tournament, a hat trick against Derbyshire from our new recruit Gaurav.
The team played the tournament in the right way. As a team a good time was had by all, so much so a pre-season is in the planning for 2023. The final financial disaster with a rental vehicle is best left unmentioned.
Desert Springs resort not only offers ICC accredited cricket ground but a European Tour golf course.
Read the main article to see some pictures. 

Cricket News: We are looking for new players; join us on Sat 7 May for a trial T20 senior game

The SAC Cricket Section is looking for new players for its junior and senior 2022 campaigns!
Come and join us for a trial T20 senior game on Saturday 7th May from noon!
With access to one of France’s finest cricket fields, we organise fixtures most weekends from the beginning of May until the end of September.
We are active tourists, having recently returned from a senior tournament in Spain and we will be touring Kent from 1st – 5th June.
The main article has a poster for you to distribute to your friends.

Cricket News: First weekend of the new season

The new season opens this weekend with two matches.
First is a match against the British Embassy CC on Saturday the 30 starting at 12:30. Then on Sunday 1 May the SACC plays St Brice CC starting at 11.

Cricket News: Two wins from the first weekend of the new season

Positive news from the weekend is played two won two beating the Embassy and St Brice respectively. The highlight of the weekend was newcomer Alex Calthrop playing his first match in 10 years, scoring an unbeaten 56 ball 104 in SACC's total of 257-3 beating the Embassy by 36 runs on Saturday the 30th.
On Sunday 1 May vs St Brice SACC batted first again posting 271-4 from 40 0vers whilst bowling the opposition out in 37 overs to win by 34 runs..

Cricket News: May 14/15 weekend

On Saturday the SACC faces the Kerala Tuskers starting at 12.30, then on Sunday, the game will be against the Challengers CC, starting at 11.

Cricket News: 2,3,4 June 2022 Kent Tour

On Wednesday 1 June a reduced SACC headed off to Kent to play the Band of Brothers, Sandwich CC and Smarden CC. It didn't go as well as hoped, drawing a timed game on Thursday the 2nd with the Band of Brothers, a club dating back to the 1830s and the strongest of the tour, and losing the other two at Sandwich and Smarden. Read on for the full match reports and some photos. 
Subscribe to the Section's Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UC0DLEHrjL5p-aCgoNgIhxNA  for video highlights of all three tour games and games throughout the season (thanks to the sterling work of Chris Mcarthy!)

 

Bridge News - 15 February Tournament Results

The results are attached to the main article. Not many scored over 50%, so warm congratulations to Roberte and Rémy, 1st in NS with 69.38% and to Jane and Francoise, 1st in EW with 58.75%. And also, with an excellent score, the 2nds in EW - Monica and Joan, with 57%, and in NS - Jocelyne and Chantal with 50%. Answers to the Texas Minor quiz are also attached to the main article.
The next tournament is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday 15 March.  The tournament would again be followed by a "buffet campagnard", (many thanks to Anne for last Tuesday's!)
Could you please let Anne and Jeny know if you would like to play on 15 March and whether you would stay on for the "buffet"? Anne, Alain and Jenny will all be jokers again and will be happy to play with any of you; so if you haven't got a partner, don't hesitate to let us know. Please give us your views also on the timing of the tournament/cocktail. Jenny will be letting you know the theme of the next quiz in due course.

Ladies Tennis News - FFT "RAQUETTES" tournament

The RAQUETTES FFT 2022 tournament will be taking place between April and June. It is a fun friendly tournament against other clubs of the Hauts de Seine. It is for anyone who wants to enjoy a bit of fun and team spirit and who has a SAC license and is either « non classée », 40, 30/5, or 30/4 and never had a ranking above that. If you have never done any competitive tennis or taken part in a team, now is the time to start!
We are looking for about 2 or 3 more players to make up the team, knowing that on the day there will be 2 singles and 1 doubles so just 4 players but we need some reserves. The 1st round takes place against 3 other clubs and each player plays 1 set against each club. The matches can be played during the week or at weekends.
If you are interested and would like to take part or know more about the tournament, please contact Gigi Cothier ().
We have had loads of fun over the years taking part in the tournament so please help us make up a team this year!
Sally Cangardel

Work on Tennis Courts

The Club is well advanced in the renewal of its tennis facilities: Court 3 in 2021; Courts 1 and 2 completely renewed this year, with 4 and 5 to follow in 2023.
The work on Courts 1 and 2 is advancing well, overseen by our team of Philippe Ayme-Jouve, Raphael Kahane, Mikael Jayet, and Roland Tchertoff. The new courts will be ready for this season. 
We look forward to welcoming current and new tennis players in the Spring!
Read on to see some photos of the work in progress.

Golf News - 22 January 2022 - Scramble à 2 Results

On Saturday,  22 January the Section had a "Scramble à 2" Competition at Villarceaux.
John McCallum and Emile Freiha excelled with 41 points, followed by Joan Cosgrove & Sue Hall who also beat 'par' with 38 points.
Read on for the full results.

Pilates and Step & Sculpt classes - Fall Registration now open

Zoom Pilates at 9:30 on Wednesday mornings resumes on 7 September. Pilates Mat and Step & Sculpt classes are set to resume on 10 September. Pam would also like to offer a Beginner Pilates class this year date and time to be determined. Contact Pam at to register and for additional information.🧜‍♀️
Provisional schedule
Mondays
(from 12/9): Step 10:00; Sculpt 11::00. (Confirmed). Wednesdays: Zoom Pilates 9:30; SAC 2 pm Pilates Mat (Confirmed - Almost Full). Saturdays: 9:45 Pilates Mat (Openings - to be confirmed); 11:00 Pilates Mat Intermediate-Advanced; (FULL) 12:30 Step.

Kick off the New Year with family football at the SAC on Sunday 9 January

SAC Football wishes everyone a fit and healthy 2022.
So to put us all on the right foot, so to speak, we are pleased to announce a special New Year's family soccer special this coming Sunday morning for footballers young and old. Sign-up at 10.30.
Looking forward to seeing you booted up for the beautiful game, followed by a post-match fireside drink and snack.

SAC footballers take a bath - a mud bath!

Family football took a cold and muddy turn last Sunday 9th as our young footballers and selected fathers played a fabulously wet and freezing mini-tournament to bring in the new sporting year.
Not a finger was not numb by the end of the morning which saw the Jayet Reds slide past the Paquet Yellows in the decisive match as the Strouts Blues grappled with the Parkin Greens for third place.
Thanks to Laurent and Gerald for the organisation.
(Read on for some pictures!)
Adult matches start again this Sunday with a game against Les Italiens. We have room for players so please email if you would like a game. 

Football News - Season's closing match vs VSCI

On Sunday 24. April, the adult football team played its last game of the competitive season.
We played Vésinet Sport Club International (VSCI) and it was a beautiful football game.
After trailing 0-2 at half-time, we ended the game with a  3-3 draw.
SAC-goals by Arnaud Pâquier (1) and Joseph de Rosen (2)
 (Click here for a photo)

In May and June, football at SAC will keep going. We will hold training sessions on Sundays from 9:45 to 11:00. Juniors are welcome and it is extremely fun when parents and kids are playing together. Please email if you would like more info.