3rd May 2019 News
What been happening
Last weekend 18 Golfers went off to Dieppe for their Spring Weekend only to suffer the weather effects of the tail-end of Storm Hannah, which meant that the competition on Saturday was reduced to 9 holes (though some did play the full 18). David Colson won for the Men's Kiwi Cup and guest Mary Scriven won the Ladies'. Mary also won the Dean Trophy for the best scratch score. On Sunday the group played a Texas scramble, in teams of 3, this time over 18 holes (with occasional sunny spells); 3 teams ended up with the same score, but, after a count-back, the prize went to the team of Ian & Muriel Jones and James Moore.
Last weekend saw the most of the Snooker finals being played. On Saturday morning in the Open Doubles, Andrew Taylor & Roland Tchertoff beat Paul & Joris Willey in 3 straight frames (out of 5). In the afternoon Roland and Paul met again in the Open Singles Final; Roland Tchertoff beat Paul Willey 3 frames to 1. In the Veterans, James Moore retained his champion's title by beating Ian Jones.
The Snooker Prizegiving ceremony will take place during the Flamenco Evening on Saturday 11th May.
On Sunday we also said a final farewell to Dale and Amber after their 10 years of service to the Club and we wish them the very best in their future endeavours.
On Monday 30th Squash Court N°1 was put out of action for renovations; it will reopen on Saturday 11th May.
The (somewhat chilly) swimming pool opened on the 1st of May.
What's coming soon
Yoga finishes its holiday schedule with an extra class today, Friday 3rd, at 9.30 am and again tomorrow, Saturday, at 2 pm. Normal service from the 9th
There will be a Pilates class this Saturday, but the Step is open to doubt at present. The new term will normally start on Monday 6th and there may or may not be classes on Wednesday 8th, so please watch out for news from Pam for information and updates.
Food this weekend: Saturday: Pain au choc (11 am); Lunch (12:30-2:30 pm): Tomato and mozzarella salad; Breaded chicken; Papillote de poisson; (Tea 4.30-5.30 pm). Sunday: Brunch - Fish & chips; (Tea 4.30-5.30 pm). And for lunch on Wednesday 8th there's Courgette salad; Pavé de saumon; Entrecôte & fries; Fruit cocktail; followed by Afternoon Tea from 4-5 pm.
TENNIS: Don't forget that the deadline for entries to this year's Tennis Tournament is Sunday 5th May.
Please also note that the Tennis School is starting to accept registrations for the next year (2019/2020) and also for the Summer Tennis Camp in mid-July.
The Bridge Dinner/Tournament is on Tuesday 7th. (And remember the Bridge Workshop has been put back to Friday the 24th of May.)
The Golfers are having their Section AGM followed by dinner on Friday 10th.
The weekend after this (11th and 12th) is full of great excitement: On Saturday11th there's the Flamenco Evening (last reservations by Wednesday 8th) which will also serve as the Snooker Dinner and the Snooker Prizegiving will take place then too.
And on Sunday 12th, operation All Hands on Deck! is looking for volunteers to help get the Club looking all shipshape and Bristol fashion!
Dates to watch
- Wednesday 1st - Swimming pool opened
- Friday 3rd - Yoga class at 9.30 am
- Saturday 4th - Pilates in am (Step maybe); Yoga class at 2 pm
- Sunday 5th - Last date for Tennis Tournament Entries
- Tuesday 7th - Bridge Dinner/Tournament
- Friday 10th - Golf AGM & Dinner
- Saturday 11th - Squash Court n°1 reopens
- Saturday 11th - Flamenco Evening (with Snooker dinner and prizegiving)
- Sunday 12th - All Hands on Deck!
- Monday 13th - Ladies Tennis ALT's team meet Clichy in the knockout final round
- Friday 24th - Bridge Workshop
- Saturday 18th May - Golf Spring Cup at Villarceaux
- Sunday 26th May - SAC AGM
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Choice reading from the Website
Open singles: Roland Tchertoff beat Paul Willey in 3 frames to 1 in a 5-frame match last Saturday 27th. Earlier In the day in the Open Doubles, Andrew Taylor & Roland Tchertoff beat Paul & Joris Willey in 3 straight frames. In the Veterans, James Moore retained his champion's title by beating Ian Jones. The Prizegiving ceremony will take place during the Flamenco Evening on Saturday 11th May.
The Spring Golf Weekend featured a visit to Dieppe last weekend, 26th-28th April. The Saturday competitions, the Kiwi Cup and Dean Trophy featured a win for the course and the weather over the 18 participants - the competitions were reduced to 9 holes although some brave souls did complete 18! Sunday's scramble was played under better conditions and the sun even appeared occasionally!
There will only be classes on the following days during the holidays: Friday 3rd May at 9.30 am and Saturday 4th May at 2 pm. Normal service resumes on Wednesday 8th May. More info as always from Monica at . ?
Step and Pilates and Step classes are still on a holiday schedule! But there will be a Pilates class this Saturday 4th May, though there may or may not be a Step class. The new term will normally start on Monday 6th and there may or may not be classes on Wednesday 8th, so please watch out for news from Pam () for information and updates.
Have you signed up yet for this year's Club Tennis Tournament? All levels welcome - singles and doubles. We also have a new-look family doubles category for parents and children. Registration forms have been sent out via the ADSL and are available at reception and the bar. Please take note that the closing date for entries is this Sunday 5th May! This is very important as no late entries will be accepted.
Sat: Pain au choc (11 am); Lunch (12:30-2:30 pm): Tomato and mozzarella salad; Breaded chicken; Papillote de poisson; (Tea 4.30-5.30 pm). Sun: Brunch - Fish & chips; (Tea 4.30-5.30 pm). Wed: Courgette salad; Pavé de saumon; Entrecôte & fries; Fruit cocktail; (Tea 4-5 pm).
The new programme and conditions for the Tennis School for 2019/2020 have been published. Please read on for more information, which may also be found on the main Tennis Information page. Please also note that Menye's email has changed; it is now .
The next Dinner/Tournament is on Tuesday 7th May. The next Bridge for Beginners session is on Thursday 9th May, and the May Workshop is now on Friday 24th May.
With dancers & live music by ARTEFLAMENCO. Includes Cocktail, Tapas, Paella. Price: 40€ for Members/45€ for non-Members. Reserve by Wednesday 8th May by mail at contact@sacluborg or via 01 46 26 16 09. This will also serve as the occasion for the Snooker Dinner.
Help to get the Club all shipshape and Bristol fashion! Volunteer painters, gardeners and odd-job folk needed from 10 am to 3 pm!
The ALT's team are now through to the knockout phase of the tournament and will be facing Clichy on Monday 13th May.