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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Snooker, Bridge, Cricket, Football, Fitness, Yoga, Children's Coding Club, BCF Bridge Fundraiser


The 2017 Snooker Tournament reached its final day this year on the 29th April with all finals having successfully been played by late Saturday evening.

Final results

James Moore succeeded in winning the Veterans final over Ian Jones in two straight frames after a very close first frame with a black ball game.

Hugo Marrison won his Junior final with a tight 2 straight frames win over Joris Willey. This year again, the young Willeys and Marrisons have shown great skill in the game.

Men's Doubles
Andrew Taylor and Roland Tchertoff succeeded in winning their second running title together over upcoming Max and Hugo Marrison in a best of 5 final with a straight 3 frame win.

Men's Singles
Roland Tchertoff succeeded in retaining his title over Paul Willey with a 3/1 win in a traditional best of 5 final umpired by Emmanuel Bertrand. Those arriving at for the cocktail managed to see the end of this tactical final that went on until 8.30 pm.

The snooker dinner was particularly delicious with a special cocktail and meal prepared by Alexandra Claude.

The traditional prizegiving was fully sponsored this year making it free of cost for the Club.The Snooker Section wishes to thank all of those who participated in the tournament making this year's edition a great success.

The Snooker Section wishes to thank all of those who participated in the tournament making this year's edition a great success.

A special set of thanks goes out to Mario, Alexandra and the staff for the preparation of the cocktail and dinner.


The snooker section is proud to announce that France's only top coach, Stephane Ochoiski, recently officially certified National Coach with a diploma awarded by the WPBSA (World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association) and handed over by Steve Davis, is willing to give a special free day of coaching to all Club members on Saturday, 1st July! He will be looking into the possibility of setting a regular coaching program according to his schedule in 2017/2018.
For more details please contact the Snooker Section.

Bridge in May

Our next Workshop is in less than 2 weeks' time -  on Friday 12th May. Our next Dinner/Tournament follows on Tuesday 16th May. Please contact to sign up for the Workshop, and for the dinner and Pairs Tournament.


The Season's opening cricket match will be the Toby Cox Cup between the SAC and the British Embassy on Sunday, 14th May from 1pm to 7pm.


The Senior Sunday team played its last game of the season on Sunday against "Les Italiens".
Over the years we have played them, we've become friends with many and we would even be happy if some of them became members!

As to the game: the pitch, the weather, and the spirit were all wonderful. B ut, as for the result, we lost 5-3 with, unfortunately, one SAC own-goal!
Our goals were scored by Benjamin Sharp, Charles de Nanteuil, and Declan Thiriet.
Despite the score there was some nice goalkeeping by Joris Willey.

We are looking forward to already to the 2017-2018 season. All members are welcome to join us!
And we have already got two fixtures are set up for next October; one against the Oxford and Cambridge Society, the other one against a veteran team coming from Manchester for the week-end.


Despite the bank holiday weekend, we will be maintaining our Step and Pilates Mat classes on Saturday 6th and Monday 8th May. Contact Pam for class schedules and confirmations.

Step and Sculpt=>RESULTS... to kickstart your metabolism and keep the calories burning long after your workouts ladies try this class offered on Mondays at 10am and Saturdays at 10.40am.

Classical Pilates: In this class you will say hello to your deep core muscles and create a balanced body with unparalleled muscle tone and definition. Classes offered in different levels on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

See you on the Mat! 


There will be class Saturday 6th May as usual from 2pm - 3.30pm.

Monica Shaka
06 5881 5702


Calling all would-be teen programmers! The Coding Club is offering 6 programming classes (in English) to children aged 11 to 16 on Saturday afternoons, from 4.30 to 6 on 13th and 20th May, and 3rd, 10th, 17th,24th June. Cost is 60 euros and students must bring their own laptops.

Bridge Fundraising Event 

The British Charitable Fund is organising a Fundraising bridge tournament at the Standard Athletic Club on Thursday, June 1st.

The BCF was founded in 1823, and for nearly 200 years has been supporting Brits living in France who have financial problems, by giving them cash grants. We currently distribute over €250.000 per year to almost 150 people in about 100 households. A monthly grant is in the range €100 and €500 depending on circumstances. Grants are financed from donations, interest, and our reserves. In the current post-Brexit and economic climate in France, we are currently using about €100.000 of our capital per year. So the need to increase donations is essential if the BCF wishes to continue to support the British community for a further two hundred years.

An application form to participate in the bridge tournament can be found in the bridge room, attached at the bottom of the article, or from Douglas Anderson at . Please reply before the 15th May!



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23 Mar 2018
11:00AM - 04:00PM
Bridge Workshop
24 Mar 2018
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Clubhouse - Private event
03 Apr 2018
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Bridge Dinner/Tournament
06 Apr 2018
07:30PM - 11:00PM
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Golf Initiation at Villarceaux
13 Apr 2018
11:00AM - 05:00PM
Bridge Workshop & lunch
14 Apr 2018
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Live Concert
20 Apr 2018
Golf - Spring Weekend Omaha Beach
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