This week Team 1 had two important matches. On Monday evening at home, they played against Squash 95 4, a match that had been rescheduled due to the December strikes. SAC 1 won 4-1. On Thursday they played Altiplano St Cloud (the only team to beat us in the first part of the season) also at home. This time, we mercilessly took our "revanche" 5-0. It definitely felt like Division 2 is getting closer for Team 1... Team 2 did not play this week.
Last Sunday (19/1) the SAC won 6-2 versus Kerala Tuskers. The SAC goal scorers were Mattia Degli Esposti, Joseph Hanlon, Gerald Strouts, Philip Lebrec, Vassili de Rosen. On next Sunday (26/1), the game is against Marly-Belle-Île.
In other news, the SAC team will go to Salerno (Amalfi Coast, Italy) on 14-17 May 2020 to play against "La Salernitana" at their invitation. The Salernitans have a team in Paris and every year we play them once or twice.
In preparation for Friday's Workshop, please find attached to the main article a short quiz on "Control-showing bids". There will be a short lesson starting at 10.30 followed by a mini-tournament and, after lunch, there will some supervised play or a little match depending on the numbers. Please let Claude () know if you can attend and whether you will also be there for lunch and/or the afternoon. Also attached for those who couldn't attend the tournament are the answers to last Tuesday's (24 Jan) quiz. The date of our next dinner and tournament is confirmed for Tuesday 4 February.
After a review of the year's activities and the perspectives for 2020 Sue Hall, outgoing Section Head, announced that, after some 20 years of service to the Section, including several years as Chair, she would be standing down from the committee and not seeking reelection.
The remaining members of the committee, John Greenwood (Treasurer), Joan Cosgrove (Hon Sec), Claude Jacques (Competitions), James Moore, and Frédéric Thiriet all stood for re-election and were duly voted in. John McCallum was voted in as a new member of the committee.
Frédéric Thiriet was nominated Chairman to replace Sue and promises to carry on her good work in the future. Most weeks he's up at the Club for Sunday Brunch and would be delighted to talk to anyone who is interested in finding out more about Villarceaux or the Golf Section.
The MC has decided on Sunday 17 May for holding the 2020 SAC Annual General Meeting. This date is outside the school holiday period and largely avoids the ponts of May. Please mark this date into your diaries and come in numbers to ensure a comfortable quorum. You will be receiving official notification in due course.
Team 1 had an easy ride, winning 5-0 away against last-in-pool Stade Français 4. Meanwhile, at home, Team 2 played top-of-the-pool Total Elf and lost.
Team 1 played away against Verrières, a strong team that we had beaten previously at home; they were rumoured to be out for revenge and fielding their best possible team. We, on the other hand were missing 2 players. In the end, Team 1 won 3-2. Team 2 played Chaville at home and unfortunately lost 3-2. Read on for a full report and photo!
The next bridge events are the Dinner/Tournament on Tuesday 14 January and Friday 24 January for the Workshop. The theme of the workshop will be "Controls" - making sure - before using the Blackwood - that the opponents cannot take 2 tricks on the lead even if you have enough aces to envisage a slam. Please contact and if you would like to enrol in either of the foregoing (with copy to )
We will again be using a simultaneous "souplesse" tournament onn Tuesday evening, the theme of which is "Leading against a 3 No-Trump contract". A little quiz is attached. There are a number of signalling conventions for leading in such a case, each card sending a different message...There's still time to sign up if you haven't already done so. For the moment, I believe we are just 5 tables.
Please find attached to the main article the results of Tuesday's tournament. Warm congratulations to Richard and Leon, 1st in EW with 61.88%, and to Anne and Henri, 1st in NS with 56.88%. Very close seconds in EW - Annick and Didier - with 61.25%, and close 2nds in NS - Joan and Naomi - with 55.63%.
Team 1 played La Garenne at home. They were only able to field 4 players, so we fielded team players number 5, 6, 7, 9, Aurélien, David, Sean, Jacques-Philippe, and were leading 1-0 before starting to play. All our players won, despite some difficult matches, so we ended with a 5-0 victory for the SAC!
Team 2 unfortunately lost 3-2 against Altiplano Quartier Latin.
Full detailes of the games and a photo in the main article!
Our friends LFP Morangis hosted an U15 indoor cricket tournament on 1 December 2019 at the Morangis Gymnasium. Three clubs fielded sides: LFP Morangis, SAC and CD 91. The SAC lifted the trophy for the first time in the club's history!
(Read on for full report and photos)
Congratulations to Anne Raynaud and Diana, 1st in North-South with 62.50% and to Verzella who partnered Jenny Pratt in East-West scoring 67.50%. There will be prizes for the 2nds in both lines: Michele and John Rose in NS (51.88%) and Pat and Henri in EW (55.63%). Thanks to Ann Jenkins and Alain for coming up and completing the 6th table at the last minute and to all who came to the AGM and/or the tournament. Thanks also to Yani and our cook for the excellent dinner. Read on for the tournamant results and the answers to the quiz.
The next bridge events are the Dinner/Tournament on Tuesday 14 January and Friday 24 January for the Workshop.
Anne Raynaud will be giving a lesson to her beginners' group at the Trèfle Meudonnais at 3pm on Sunday 5 January. She has very kindly suggested that if anyone else would like to play rubber bridge, they are most welcome to do so at the Trèfle Meudonnais too, but it would probably be best to arrange a table amongst yourselves beforehand, the club opens at 2.30pm. Read on for more about the upcoming events on 14 and 24 January.
Last Sunday 8 December the adult football team lost 1-3 to FIFFA. (Philip Lebrec scored the SAC's goal.)
Next Sunday the game is against Ludo Cohen's team.
Last Sunday 15 December the adult footballers lost 4-7 to Ludo Cohen's team.
The next game will be against Vésinet Sport Club International (VSCI) on Sunday 12 January 2020.