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Saturday 27 November 2021

Golf News - The SAC in winning form again in November at Villarceaux

After winning at Villarceaux in October (Emile Freiha, winner of the 40th SAC Autumn Vase), the SAC was honoured again in November.  A SAC Team consisting of John MacCallum, James Moore and Emile Freiha won the ‘Coupe du Beaujolais’ last weekend ahead of the entire field with a score of four under (48 Stableford points).  This was the last tournament of 2021 at Villarceaux.

Cricket Section AGM - 12:30, Saturday, 11 December 2021

The Cricket Section AGM will take place at the Club and also by Zoom (details to follow) at 12:30 pm on Saturday the 11th of December and last about 2 hours. The section would be grateful if members were to please contact  stating whether they would be at the Club (and would be interested in a food offering) or attending via Zoom. 
If you have any questions you would like to pose, the secretary would appreciate advance notice so it can be tabled and heard.

Bridge News - 18 Nov Tournament results

Warm congratulations to Monica and Jeanne, 1st in NS with 69.62% and to Murielle and Mary, 1st in EW with 59.17%. 2nd in NS were Michelle and John with 57.44% and in EW Elise and Muriel with 55.45%.
The full results are attached to the main article (and the commented hands from the Quiz.
Please note the next tournament will be held on Tuesday 14 December at 3pm; it will be preceded by the Bridge Section AGM at 2pm (for Club members only). 

Golf News - 13 November 2021 - 3 Clubs & Putter results

On Saturday, 13 November the Section had a "3 clubs and putter" Net Stableford Competition at Villarceaux.
John McCallum won the Men's with 38 points and Jeanne Delacroix was the best lady with 24 points.
Read on for the full results.

Armistice Day Football on Thursday 11 November - photos

A super event with Mums & Dads vs Daughters & Sons. More than 25 players half parents, half children participated, in great weather and they had some great games. And a super speech by Matt Curtin to introduce the minute of silence. Some photos of the event can be seen in the main article; read on. 

The Beer Drought is over!

After years of walking in the beer equivalent of the Sahara desert, our oasis has finally arrived “on tap”.

  • La Folie Douce — artisanal lager from Normandy
  • Theakstons Yorkshire Pale Ale
  • Theakstons Old Peculier 

Junior Squash News

Last Sunday (17th), Gaspar Lavigne, Kimi Freiha and Väinö Kaupilla represented the SAC at the Ken Chervet junior squash tournament in Chaville, in the U15/U17/U19 category. Gaspar had difficult matches against more experienced players, but I think he enjoyed taking part in his first tournament. Väinö and Kimi did especially well for their first official tournament, as they finished respectively 11th out of 23, with 3 victories out of 5 matches and 15th with 2 victories out of 5 matches. They might have done even better with a luckier draw, as they both played the 2 finalists in their second-round matches. Congratulations to our junior squash players!

Halloween Party - Wednesday 20 October 4 PM

The Halloween party took place on Wednesday afternoon with over 35 children participating from more than 15 families.
Although there was no service at the bar, members were able to organize tea and provide for fresh water and other needs. The last session of the Cariole's Tennis School in Halloween mode took place at the same time.
There was music and fun, and balloons and pumpkins so the kids had a great time.
All resulting from good coordination between the Tennis School and the Children & Teens Committee. 

Tennis News - Autumn Tennis Mix-in Sat 9 Oct

Attention all SAC tennis players! Winter is coming… but not just yet. 
Come celebrate the October sunshine this Saturday at the Club by taking part in an impromptu mix-in tennis tournament from 2:30-5 pm with registration from 2 o'clock. 
Women, men, teenagers (15+), all welcome to take part in some friendly tennis, catch up with your tennis partners and meet new ones.
See you there. 

Snooker Tournament 2021/2022 - under way

The 2021/2022 Snooker Tournament is under way!
Please click the link to consult all drawsheets (Open Singles, Open Doubles, Ladies Singles, Veteran Singles, Junior Singles).
The Ladies Doubles tournament is still under construction and will be ready in the coming days.
Please organize your first-round matches asap (before 19th December).
A match planning calendar will shortly be available at the bar and you can reserve on the spot or by phone.
Keep us informed of your planned matches and results by emailing 
All matches are best of 3 frames.
Ladies singles 1st round best of 1 frame

Wishing you all a great tournament!

Golf News - 40th edition of the Autumn Vase - Saturday 9 October

The 40th edition of the Autumn Vase, one of the two major events organised by the Golf Section at Villarceaux, which was cancelled last year because of COVID, will finally be played this Saturday 9 October. The competition will be followed by a prizegiving and cocktail at around 6 pm. Read on to see the start times.

Golf News - Saturday 9 October 40th Autumn Vase results

The 40th Autumn Vase was blessed with lovely weather and some good scoring. Overall Autumn Vase Winner (best Net Stableford) and best SAC scorer: Emile Freiha with a whopping 41 points. The Best Ladies' Gross score winner is Sue Hall, and the Best Men's Gross score winner is Dimitri Ansart from Villarceaux, who also went home with the Men's Longest Drive bottle of champagne. Ladies' longest: Sarah Stortz. Nearest the pin: Ladies: Catherine Gauzeran (19m); Men: Paulo de Oliveira (2.90m). More details are in the main article. 

Tennis News - Family Doubles Tournament

Last Sunday, September 26, we had a Family Doubles Tournament with about fifty players in a very good atmosphere and great conviviality.
It was a very good experience which gave rise to some very nice tennis and human encounters. Read on to see some pictures of the day. 

Renewal of wooden benches

We have 6 wooden benches around the Club (by the sports field and in the pool area). They were beginning to suffer a little. The most heavily damaged wood is being replaced with new oak. Thanks to Andrew Jackson for the great carpentry work. Read on to see the before and after pictures. 

BBQ & Campout - Saturday 11 September

Great fun was had by all at the BBQ and Campout held on 11 September, with nearly 100 members joining in the fun.
Special thanks go to all of the volunteers that helped with the BBQ, sing-along, s’mores and breakfast. It would not have been possible without you.
Thank you for bringing your positive energy and your good vibes. Check out pictures and the video (in the main article) to remember the magic.
We hope you can join us next year!
Children’s and Teens Committee 

Golf News: Weekend Sablé-Solesmes

Sunday Competition results: 1) Kiwi Cup (Net) - Ian Jones (44!); 2) Dean Trophy (Gross) - Emile Freiha.
Monday: Friendly Scamble à la Française - J. Delacroix + E. Freiha + P. Leroy (37) 

Cricket Match reports 18 & 19 September

SACC hosted Valencienne Vipers on Saturday the 18th September 2021; unfortunately, the Vipers won by 2 wickets. On Sunday 19th September 2021 SACC did better against the Embassy, winning by 8 runs. Read on for full details.