1st February 2019 News
Squash: Last night Team 1 beat St Cloud away 3/2 with only 4 players! Team 2 won convincingly 4/1 at home against Stade Français.
What's been going on
Last Sunday the adult Footballers team played against the Kerala Tuskers and inflicted a 10-1 defeat on them. They're obviously more used to playing with a small hard red one! Incidentally, the Cricket Section held its AGMafter lunch on Sunday.
The weather made problems for the Snooker Tournament but some progress was made. In the Open Singles, Arnaud Marois and Roland Tchertoff will face off on Saturday and Andrew Taylor and David Colson on Sunday. In Open Doubles, Simon and Hugo Marrison beat Tony Parker and Philippe Albrecht and Veteran Ian Cully finally beat Dougie Anderson on the last Black to meet Ian Jones in the semis.
What's coming this weekend and after
Calling all golfers: if you want to participate in the outing to Dieppe in April, please tell Frédéric Thiriet immediately
The Centenary Oak continues with a full weekend food offering starting on Saturday with croissants at 11 followed by lunch (Beef lasagne & salad), then on Sunday a full Brunch featuring Blanquette de veau and rice.
Yoga is continuing with a full schedule, and Fitness too, after missing a couple of days this week, will be back on a full schedule from Saturday 2nd.
Junior Footballers, weather permitting, will be playing the British School at 3.
Also on Saturday, there will be an Internal Squash Tournamentstarting 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.
On Sunday morning the Footballers will be in action against the FIFFA.
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.
Note that the next Bridge tournament on 5th Feb will be a "Simultaneous Super Ronde de France".
Dates to watch
- Saturday 2nd February 3 pm - Junior Football vs British School
- 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 immediately if you wish to go.
Jenny Pratt is investigating the possibility of organising an initial series of lessons for complete or near-complete beginners. She would need to know how many people would be interested and what their availability would be - probably early evening from, say, 6.30/7 pm to 9 pm would suit both those who work as well as those who do not. The current rate for bridge lessons is approx. €130 for 10 lessons. If you are interested, would you please get in touch with Jenny on .
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Choice reading from the Website
Team 1 beat St Cloud away 3/2 with only 4 players! Team 2 won convincingly 4/1 at home against Stade Français.
On Sunday 27th the SAC adult football team played the Kerala Tuskers, a group of very friendly cricketers and footballers. We won 10-1 (SAC goalscorers were: Harald Auss, Paul Bowyer, Mikael Jayet, Alfred Auboyneau, and Virgile Noli). Next Sunday - FIFFA.
While some progress has been made, the difficult weather is posing a challenge and some first-round matches are still due to be played.
Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Ham and salad, cheese and salad sandwiches. ham and cheese, tomato and mozzarella paninis; vegetable soup, vegetable quiche; Beef Lasagne & salad. Sunday Brunch: All the usual plus Blanquette de veau and rice.
Classes will be on full schedule from 2 February until the ski holidays with some classes being offered during the school holidays. Please check the SAC website for the full programme and as usual contact Pamela Hennebert for any additional information.
Classes 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.
A quick reminder to all who would like to participate in the Golf Weekend outing to Dieppe on 26-28th April to please fill in the registration form and send it to Frédéric Thiriet as soon as possible. See this article (Golf News January 2019 for the form (and a reminder of the rule changes!).