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Thursday 12 December 2019

Sunday 26th May - Notice to members - AGM quorum not attained

The Annual General Meeting of the Standard Athletic Club was convened at 3:00 pm on Sunday 26th May. However, a Quorum of eligible members was not attained and so an Extraordinary General Meeting has been called for Sunday the 30th June in its place.

Cricket News - SAC cricket tour to Kent - 25-27th May, 2019

The SAC cricket team enjoyed its 10th annual cricket tour to Kent over the bank holiday weekend. Three matches were played, against roving Kent sides the Band of Brothers and the Shepway Stragglers on Saturday and Sunday, respectively; and against Smarden CC on Monday.

Cricket News - May 2019 - Introducing Cricket to French children

The Cricket Section has been working with teachers from a local school, the Institut Notre Dame, to organise a practical extension to the classes they have had recently on the sport. The first sessions were held during the week of the 13th May and tournaments took place this last week so the children could put their newly acquired skills into practice. See the main article for photos and the children's 'Thank-you' cards.

Bridge News - 20th May

The next item on the Bridge agenda is the Workshop - on Friday 24th May (see exercises attached to main article). Followed on June 4th by Prize-giving, Dinner and traditional Individual Tournament (a 'more the merrier' event open to players of all levels and great fun). The last event of the season, the Workshop is on Friday 14th June. Please also note that there are 6 brand new bridge tables - so please take very great care when moving them about!

Golf News - 19th May - Scores of the 39th Spring Cup

The scores (gross and net) of the 54 players in yesterday's Spring Cup copied from the FFG may be seen in the main article. Congratulations to Louis Anceauxoverall winner of the Castrol Cup, with a gross score of 34 points and to Spring Cup (Best Net) winner: Bernard Mazadier (40); Financial Times Cup (Best Ladies' Gross): Prudence Jones (19) and Best Ladies' Net: Caroline Bahin (41). The best SAC scorer was Emile Freiha with 36 net / 21 gross.

Golf News - 13th May

The Golf Section held its AGM last Friday 10th May, during which the 6 stalwart committee members were confirmed. This Saturday is the 39th Spring Cup at Villarceaux; the Section's next major event will be the President's Cup on the 6th of July. The Autumn Weekend, organised by James Moore, will be at the Golf de Touraine over the weekend of the 26/28th September. Read on to see some photos taken at the recent Golf Weekend outing to Dieppe. 

Bridge News - 7th May Tournament results

Warm congratulations to the big winners of Tuesday's tournament: in East-West Annick Gruselle and Alain Raynaud with 67.5% and in North-South Joyce Jaques and Joan Cosgrove with 60.62%! Very good play too by the 2 pairs who tied for 2nd place in NS - Ian Jones and Jean-Philippe Loyer and Jean Palfrain and Ghislaine Dubau with 57.5% and in EW Sally Buswell and Jenny Pratt with 56.88%. 

Golf News 1st May - Dieppe Golf Weekend

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! 

Bridge News - 2nd May

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. 

Snooker News - 2nd May

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.

Snooker News - 25th April - Dinner moved to 11th May - Flamenco evening

It has been decided to postpone the Snooker Dinner and join up with the Flamenco Fun evening on Saturday 11th May to give everyone time to get over the holidays! Open Singles and Open Doubles Finals will still take place this Saturday 27th! In the Open Doubles on Thursday night, Andrew Taylor & Roland Tchertoff beat Benjamin Sharp & Michael Jayet and will meet Paul & Joris Willey on Saturday.

Bridge News - 3rd April

Warm congratulations to our Tuesday champs - Mary and Remy, 1st in NS with 66.44%, and particularly to the firsts in EW - Jean-Philippe and Ian (Cully), with 60.53%! Well done to the runners-up in NS - Jeanne and Monica, and in EW - Jane and Françoise. (Don't forget to sign up for the Workshop Friday 12th April.)

Coming soon

14 Dec 2019
08:00PM -
Christmas Dinner
15 Dec 2019
11:00AM -
Parents vs Juniors Football
15 Dec 2019
06:00PM -
Christmas Carols
14 Jan 2020
07:30PM -
Bridge Dinner/Tournament
17 Jan 2020
07:30PM - 11:00PM
Golf Dinner
24 Jan 2020
11:00AM - 05:00PM
Bridge Workshop