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Thursday 27 January 2022

Snooker Tournament 2021/2022 - on hold for the time being

As you may already have seen, all Club members are now requested to wear a mask inside and outside the Club except to practice sport or coaching. Though snooker is considered a sport, it is practised among other members inside the Clubhouse and therefore if you do play a game, you must keep wearing your mask.
We are well aware that these are not the ideal conditions for playing tournament matches and so we have decided to put the Tournament on a hold for the moment.

(For anyone interested in how snooker used to be played, this video might be instructive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37JAQIiUEOE.)

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. 

Golf Section News - Autumn Activities

  • Saturday, November 13: 3 Clubs + putter at Villarceaux Golf Club – 95710 Chaussy.
  • Thursday, November 18: Golf Section AGM and dinner.
  • Starting October and running through June 2022 golf programme for beginners, Group size 4-6 students. Series of 25 x 1h30 lessons designed to teach all the necessary golf skills and including the Carte Verte. Saturday mornings at Villarceaux Golf Club – 95710 Chaussy; see the attached prospectus - ECOLE DE GOLF ADULTE.

Read on for more things to do, including a continuation of the offer of a free lesson for prospective Section members.

Football News - Last Sunday (10 Oct) Kerala Tuskers scored a winner in extra time

After a great game in glorious sunshine last Sunday, the scores were level at 4-4; it was decided to play on for a result, but after 10 minutes of extra time, the visitors, Kerala Tuskers, got a goal so won the 5-4. For the SAC there were some fabulous SAC goals from Arnaud, Taha and Luc. Read on for some photos! This Sunday we're playing FIFFA.

Football News

Last Sunday we played Les Italiens and unfortunately lost 2-8! This Sunday we'll try to do better against Arnaud Pâquier's XI.

 

SAC’s soccer all-stars defy mud and drizzle in pre-Christmas festival of football last Sunday 12 December -

Sunday, at the SAC, it call came down to the referee’s final whistle and whether the Paquier Reds heard it before they scored a last-gasp equaliser against the Strouts Blues to snatch a 6-6 draw in the tournament final. 
Not that it mattered. A strong turnout of adults, teenagers and pre-teens set up a fabulous end-of-year, roughly 6-a-side tournament of four teams - a showcase of stunning goals, plenty of slipping and sliding, some gravity-defying goalkeeping, and good spirits all round. Commiserations to the Parkin Yellows and De Rosen Greens for missing out on the final. Where was the VAR when you needed it? (Read on for photo of the participants)
Wishing all at the SAC, footballers or not, a fit and prosperous festive season and New Year. See you in 2022 with your boots on! 
Laurent, Gerald and Matthew 

PS We're always on the lookout for new players: see this item and contact Laurent Brault at .