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Monday 24 January 2022

Football News - Sunday 18 October game vs Kerala Tuskers

Playing Kerala Tuskers for the second game of the season last Sunday, we lost 3-0. It was an enjoyable game and we played better than against FIFFA the week before. There's no game this Sunday because of the school holidays.

Any member wishing to play football is welcome; please write to . Kick-off at 10:30 every Sunday of the season (except in the middle of school holidays or during long week-ends)
And the 
pitch is wonderful!

Tennis News - Sunday 18 October "Terror Tournament"

Last Sunday a Terror Tournament to celebrate the start of the holidays and Halloween and was greatly enjoyed by all the participants. Organised by our coach, Carole Dacheux and her team, the tournament attracted over 60 players of diverse abilities, men, women, beginners, seasoned players, kids, teenagers, adults and families all organised into about 50 doubles teams. The big winners were Thomas Lavigne and Philippe Colet. Read on to see some photos.

Snooker is back!

We are delighted to announce that the snooker table has been completely refurbished this winter by one of the best European specialists on the market.
The refurbishment has included a Strachan 6811 tournament cloth, recalibrated pockets, new cloth on all 4 cushions added to a perfectly levelled table.
Four brand new Club cues have been put at players' disposal. Some of our passionate players have already started to test the newly refurbished 12ft competition table and appreciated the fantastic conditions of play. 
Please take great care of our valuable BCE Westbury Club table and don’t forget to put the cover back on after playing your game. Read on for more information and a short video about the refurbishment process. 

Football News - Sunday 11 October game vs FIFFA

On Sunday, after scoring the first two goals of the game, we lost 2-10 against FIFFA. It was our first game after a 6-month break; we desperately need to get back to our best fitness levels!
This Sunday's game is against the Kerala Tuskers.
Any member wishing to play football is welcome; please write to . Kick-off at 10:30 every Sunday of the season (except in the middle of school holidays or during long week-ends)
And the 
pitch is wonderful!

Golf News - Vaugouard Weekend (18-20/9) Results

Golfers had a busy weekend at the Golf de Vaugouard. On Saturday they did battle individually for the Net (Kiwi Cup) and Gross (Dean Trophy) prizes. Muriel Jones won the Kiwi Cup (so it won't leave home!) and Sue Hall won the Dean Trophy. On Sunday, the traditional Scramble was won by the team of Muriel Jones (the on-form player!) with Roland Bouloux and Claude Jacques. Read on for more results. 

Children's Wednesday English with SSWP

Learn English through fun and play for children from 3 to 11 (maternelle to CM2). The course is run by SSWP (Speaking and Sports with Pascal) and features English native language teachers. 'Maternelle' children have classes from 2 to 3 pm, and the 'CM2' from 3 - 4 pm. See the main article for more information and how to sign up. (All information is in French for the time being.) 

Bridge News - Playing Bridge safely

The FFB has communicated COVID safe play guidelines to regular (licensed) players. The guidelines are reproduced here for the casual player, who may not have seen them.

Briefly, it is now strongly recommended that everyone wear a mask, that we wash our hands often, in soap and water or with the "gel hydroalcoolique", keep a certain distance from the other players at the table by using a larger table the surface of which can be cleaned regularly and using the same bidding box for a whole afternoon/evening session. Read on for the full guidelines (in French). 

Bridge News - Licence time...

Unfortunately, no tournaments or workshops are in view, but that doesn't stop you from playing your friendly games of bridge, provided, of course, that you respect the health guidelines - see this article.
We now have three 110x110cm boards to be used to enlarge the bridge tables (with a mat underneath and another one on top) to increase the separation between players. A maximum of 2 tables should be used in the Bridge Room, but there's usually plenty of space in the main room and the bigger black tables can be used too.
It is time to renew your FFB licences - for the same amount as last year, i.e. €56 (cheque made out to the SAC Bridge Section). The Committee and the Federation need the income in order to keep functioning and if you are playing in a club or on Funbridge or BBO, you will need to have a valid licence (preferably before 1 November). A renewal form is attached to the main article but only needs filling out if your personal details have changed. 

Golf News - Summer 2021 Eclectic Results

The final Summer Eclectic scores are now available. For the Ladies, Sue got 71 Gross and Monica G got 56 Net. For the Men, Emile also had a 71 gross, and his 56 was good enough for the best Net too.
See the main article for all the detail. 

War on Wasps - 2

We are pleased to announce that the number of wasps in and around the club has been considerably reduced thanks to the intervention on Friday 14 August of a specialised company FRANCE ECO 3D.
The MC was compelled to intervene with this wasp issue as the sheer number of wasps was getting totally out of hand, with members and staff being stung on a daily basis.
The contract signed with this company (for 3 interventions) offered us the most cost-effective solution. (See full article for photo & video.)

MC Report Summer 2020

Since the restructuring of the MC on July 6, the MC and its advisory team has been doing their very best to guide the club through the Covid 19 crisis, and beyond. 

July Tennis Camps for Adults and Children - places available - act now!

Our new tennis coach, Carole Dacheux, will be offering Tennis Camps for both adults and children from Monday to Friday during the weeks of 6-10 and 13-17 July. For information and registration for the Camps visit http://www.coachcarole.fr/2020/06/01/summer-camp-2020/, or more generally register for the Tennis School at:  http://www.coachcarole.fr/  or Carole at: 07.60.24.24.58 or  .

Tennis News

The clay courts have just recieved a new layer of red and we will be starting a new treatement aimed at improving the longevity of the clay surface.
Covid reminder: Please remember to wear your mask indoors, and clean the tables and chairs with the sprays provided.

Tennis News - clay court inspection

The Tennis Comittee has undertaken a ‘Diag Technique’ of our clay courts with the French Tennis Federation experts this week.
They will be back for more tests at the beginning of winter but these preliminary tests have shown our courts to be in a much better state than we originally thought. The main message from the FTT was that they need to be watered as much as possible and preferably after every match.  Great news!

Golf News - some dates for the rentrée

The 40th Autumn Vase planned for Saturday 12 September has been cancelled. And this autumn's golf weekend will involve a trip to the Golf de Vaugouard from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September. (Form attached to the main article)