January 2019 News
Squash: Thursday evening Critérium Île de France matches - Team 1 at home beat St Cloud Altiplano, the hitherto undefeated leader of the League, 4/1. Team 2 played away at Squash Vincennes with only 4 players and lost only 3/2.
What's been going on
Last Friday Bridgers enjoyed the first daytime Workshop of the year, the main subject was discussing what you would bid with the hands shown after an opening by your partner and a "take-out double" by your right-hand opponent. Note that the next tournament on 5th Feb will be a "Simultaneous Super Ronde de France".
On Sunday, the adult Footballers team played against Vélizy Sport Club International. The first half was pretty even, but the half-time score was 1-0 to VSCI thanks to a penalty against the SAC. In the second half, the SAC put up a good fight and scored one goal (Ignacio Aguirre) but VSCI scored 4, so the final scored was 5-1 to them.
Our Junior Footballers also played return U-13 and U-10 matches against VSCI and shared the honours. See below for a full report.
Fitness started the new session with the introduction of a new class - Pilates Basic Mat Progression - on Mondays at 12:15 pm. See below for some schedule changes next week.
What's coming this weekend and after
The Centenary Oak continues with a full weekend food offering starting on Saturday with croissants at 11 followed by lunch (entrecôte & fries), then on Sunday a full Brunch and later, Oysters and Black Velvet to look forward to from 6 o'clock. Please reserve your Oysters by 4 PM TODAY Friday!
Today, Friday 25th January is Robert Burns's birthday, which we will celebrate on Saturday with a traditional Burns Supper and its usual accompaniments and rituals! For those wishing to learn about wild haggis this page should be interesting; and should anyone wish to hunt one, this article provides essential instruction.
Yoga is continuing with a full schedule, but for Fitness there will be no classes on Monday 28th and Wednesday 30th. However, Pam will offer a Pilates class on Thursday at 2 pm for those who would like to make up a class. Classes will be back to a full schedule from next Saturday, 2nd Feb.
On Sunday morning the Footballers will be in action against the Kerala Tuskers.
And the Cricketer Section has its AGM starting at 1:30 p.m. (So gentlemen, don't forget to come at 12:30 for Brunch! (Or earlier to see the 'Tuskers' playing with a different ball!)
The new deadline for first-round matches Snooker Tournament to be played is now this Sunday the 27th of January, weather permitting.
Ladies Tennis: we are enrolling the 2019 ALT’s and Raquettes teams this month. If you are interested in playing in either team please get in touch with Sally Cangardel or Marie de Tilly (ALT’s) or Gigi Cothier (Raquettes) for further information.
Next Saturday, 2nd February there will be an Internal Squash Tournament starting at 4 pm; all welcome sign up using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/NrN0TLTuMCeu17Nr1. Also, the dates of the Junior Squash Holiday camps have been published, see below.
Dates to watch
- Saturday 2nd February 4 pm - Internal Squash tournament
- Tuesday 5th February - Bridge Dinner/Tournament (the tournament will be a "Simultaneous Super Ronde de France")
- Saturday 9th February - President's Dinner
- Friday 15th February - Bridge Workshop
- Weeks of 26th February to 1st March and 4th to 8th March - Junior Squash Holiday Camps
- Week of 22nd to 26th April - Junior Squash Holiday Camp
- Weekend of 26th-28th April - Golf Outing to Dieppe - please tell Frédéric Thiriet by the end of next week if you wish to go.
You will no doubt have heard that Sébastien has left. It is still possible to contribute to a farewell gift to him, either by post to the club or by leaving it at the office, but it is no longer possible to do so online, as the account that was created with Leetchi.com has been closed and the contributed left at the office. Many thanks to Caroline Nairac for organising it and, of course, to those who contributed.
The Search is still on for a volunteer Newsletter Editor!
The Club Management is looking for a News Editor whose responsibility is to compile the weekly newsletter from the input provided by Management, Staff, the Section heads and members. The News Editor should be fluent in English, preferably a native speaker. The time commitment needed is a few hours a week. The management would hope for a long-term commitment to the post from the volunteer. Please contact Matthew Curtin () if you're interested.
Choice reading from the Website
Team 1 at home beat St Cloud Altiplano, the hitherto undefeated leader of the League, 4/1. Team 2 played away at Squash Vincennes with only 4 players and lost only 3/2.
Like last year we are organising an internal tournament on Saturday, Feb 2nd at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome. If you wish to play please fill in the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/NrN0TLTuMCeu17Nr1
On Sunday, the adult team played away against Vélizy Sport Club International; after a pretty even first half the score was 1-0 to VSCI thanks to a penalty against us, but, despite a good fight and a goal by Ignacio Aguirre, the final score was 5-1 to Vélizy.
Honours shared as SAC U-13 and U-10 teams play return matches against Vésinet Sport Club International.
While some progress has been made, the difficult weather is posing a challenge. Nevertheless, Hugo Marrison won his first round match against Philippe Ayme-Jouve and goes to the next round. Don't forget that remaining first-round matches should be played by Sunday 27th evening at the latest.
Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Ham and salad, cheese and salad sandwiches. ham and cheese, tomato and mozzarella paninis; vegetable soup, vegetable quiche; entrecote and fries. Sunday Brunch: All the usual plus Roasted chicken legs and fries, green beans. Sunday evening: Prawns, Fish soup, Salmon blinis and Oysters - portions of 6, 9 or 12. Please place your order for oysters by 4:00 pm on Friday 25th January.
Traditional Burns Supper with a drink on arrival, 3-course dinner with Haggis
The AGM of the SAC Cricket Section will be held at the Club at 1:30 pm.
The Monday 28th and Wednesday 30th January classes are cancelled next week. However, Pam will offer a Pilates class on Thursday at 2 PM for those that would like to make up a class.
Classes restarted on Wednesday 9th January at 9.30 am and will continue as planned until further notice. More info as always from Monica at . ?
We are enrolling the 2019 ALT’s and Raquettes teams this month. If you are interested in playing in either team please get in touch with Sally Cangardel or Marie de Tilly (ALT’s) or Gigi Cothier (Raquettes) for further information.
More information about the Dinner/Tournament on the 5th of February. For the Tournament, we will take part in a "Simultaneous Super Ronde de France", more details in the main article. (And don't forget the Friday 15th workshop, send requests for suggestions to Jenny.)
Chef Extraordinary Roger Porsolt invites members to join him for dinner (welcome cocktail & 4 courses, all for 30€) on Saturday the 9th of February at 8 PM. RSVP to Mario by Wednesday 6th.
Full details (dates, times, prices) of the 2019 Holiday Camps for children (February, Easter, Summer), including the registration forms.
Briefly, it's subscription renewal time again; the Spring weekend outing is to Dieppe (26-28th April); some more dates for your diaries and a summary of the Rules changes that came into force on the 1st January 2019.