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Club News

President’s Message 3 New Members Election Night 4 The War Years 8 Member-Get-Member Promotion 10 Announcements 10 Souvenir Shop 15

Food & Beverage News

Christmas Specials 16 Outlet Promotions 20 Sunday Roast 21 Chef Arfin's Specialities 21 Cake of the Month 21 Daily Set Lunch 22 Dinner Specials 23 Daily Thirst Quenchers 24 F&B and Social Events Calendar 25

Social Events

Upcoming Events Diwali Night 26 Christmas Wine & Cheese 26 Remembrance Day 27 Fashion Show & Bazaar Luncheon 27 One Night Only 28 Pub Quiz Night 29 Buzz from the Bar 29 Children's Christmas Party 30 Christmas Eve Lucky Draw 2013 31 Recent Events SCC Night Race Fiesta 2013 32 Wine & Cheese Party 36 Belly Dancing 36 Annual SCC Inter-Section Quiz 37 Night Oktoberfest 2013 38 Banquet & Events 39

Sports News

SCC Annual Golf Tournament 2013 40 36th Annual Pot Games 42 Bali Memorial 44 Giles Roche Trophy 45 Tennis Section JSM 46 Balut 47 Billiards & Snooker 48 Bowls 49 Bridge 50 Cricket 51 Darts 52 Golf 53 Hockey 54 Netball 55 Rugby 56 Soccer 57 Squash 58 Tennis 59 Sports Facilities Guide 60 November / December 2013 | THE PADANG


business hours MEMBER SERVICES DESK Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

0900 - 2400 0900 - 0200 0900 - 2200

MAIN LOUNGE Food from the Snack Menu only. Last food order: 30 minutes before closing time. Last drink order: 15 minutes before closing time. Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

0900 - 2400 0900 - 0100 0900 - 2200

No smoking by law. Persons under 18 years old are not allowed after 1900. Persons under 18 years old are not allowed at the bar counter at any time. STUMPS Food from Pub Grub Menu only. Last food order: Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

2230 2330 2130

Last drink order: 15 minutes before closing time. Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

1200 - 2400 1200 - 0200 1200 - 2200

Smoking only at designated areas. Children under 12 years old are not allowed after 1900. THE PADANG RESTAURANT A la carte. Only food from The Padang menu may be consumed. Last order: 1hr before closing time. Lunch Monday - Friday & Sunday

1200 - 1500

Dinner Monday - Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

1900 - 2300 1900 - 2200

No smoking by law. Reservation is required. Children under 12 years old are not allowed, except on Sundays. THE OVAL & VERANDAH Set lunch (except Sundays & Public Holidays), a’la carte, evening a’la carte and specials. Last order: 30 minutes before closing time. Monday - Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

0900 - 2300 0900 - 2200

No smoking by law. Thursday night is Darts Night. The restaurant will be partially closed to facilitate the Darts.


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GILMOUR ROOM The Club’s banqueting facilities for your private or corporate functions are available for Members. Be it a dinner party, a buffet function or an informal cocktail, the Club is able to assist. Please contact our Banqueting Team for rates and menu options. Corporate Events Felicia Heng: 6338 9271 Ext 368 / Members’ Private Events Angeline Tan: 6338 9271 Ext 395 / Stumps Terrace Booking Becky Xu: 6338 9271 Ext 377 / MEN’S BAR Food from the Snack Menu only. Last food order: 30 minutes before closing time. Last drink order: 15 minutes before closing time. Monday - Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday 1100 - 2300 Sunday* 1200 - 1800 Public Holiday Closed * The Men’s Bar will be opened for billiards & snooker only. F&B services are available at the Main Lounge. No smoking by law. Open to all Members and guests above 18 years old. THE DELI Freshly squeezed juices available. Food from snack menu only. Last order: 15 minutes before closing time. Daily 1100 - 2200 No smoking by law. Sports attire is permitted. JACKPOT ROOM Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

1000 - 2330 1000 - 0100 1000 - 2130

No smoking by law. Members & guests must be properly signed in. Persons under 18 years old are not allowed to use the facility. GYMNASIUM Daily 0600 - 2200 No smoking by law. Persons under 18 years old are not allowed to use the facility. Attire

Members are advised to refer to the Club’s Bye-Laws for more information on attire. Club Rules and Bye-Laws are also available on the SCC website at and at the Member Services Desk. For sports attire, please refer to the Section’s Bye-Laws. Information correct at time of print and subject to change without prior notice.


Dear Members, SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING Notice has been given for a Special General Meeting to be held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, 7 November 2013 at 6.30pm to elect a new Deputy President by Reason of Vacancy in accordance to Rule 35(e) and Rule 59(a). I would like to encourage and urge voting Members to come and support the Club by casting your vote and participate in this election process. AMENDMENT TO BYE-LAW We are pleased to inform Members that the amendment to Bye-Law A.3(i) Attire(e), (g) and (h), has officially come into effect and binding with effect from 18 September 2013. Please refer to page 11 for more details. SCC NIGHT RACE FIESTA, 20 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2013 This year’s SCC Night Race Fiesta was an occasion for Members and their guests to be completely immersed in adrenalin-pumping action from start to finish. There was an abundance of food and drinks, the in-house entertainment was fantastic with novelty items like the “human statue” and “flaring bartending”. Everyone enjoyed themselves and I am sure are looking forward to next year’s edition. 66TH SCC INTERNATIONAL RUGBY SEVENS TOURNAMENT 2013 The 66th Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s returns to the iconic SCC Padang with an even bigger bang this year. As one of the premier club tournaments on the international rugby calendar and as one of Asia’s oldest and best known club tournaments, the SCC 7s continues to live up to its reputation of delivering new international superstars and teams with great history and performances in the past. With 20 participating teams from around the region, the 66th edition was the focus of all sporting activities in Singapore during the weekend of 1 to 3 November 2013. Great rugby, intense competition, fantastic hospitality and an excellent F&B spread, all at the Padang! YEAR-END FESTIVITIES Time flies and we are fast approaching the year-end festivities. Members will be delighted to know that the Club will be engaging in a smorgasbord of events and F&B promotions from now till the end of the year. Be sure to support your Club in these events.

Join us to celebrate the Festival of Lights with a delectable Indian cuisine and special performances on Friday, 8 November for Diwali Night. To start off the Christmas Festivities, The Padang & Oval Restaurants will be serving a special Christmas Menu from 18 November till Christmas Day. Turn to pages 16 to 19 for more details. The Christmas Wine & Cheese will be held on Friday, 22 November featuring a fine selection of wines at special prices – a great opportunity to stock up for the year-end celebrations; an array of specialty cheeses, and of course, a sumptuous buffet spread. Treat yourself to an afternoon of style at the Fashion Show & Bazaar Luncheon to be held on Saturday, 30 November. Sit back and get your fashion fix with a fashion show by Anna Rainn, featuring a wardrobe selection fit for every woman. If you are looking for an exclusive gift for Christmas this year, the Christmas Souvenir Sale will be held from 1 to 31 December 2013. Visit the Souvenir Shop at the Member Services Desk to purchase a special selection of SCC merchandise to be sold at marked-down prices. Do note that these items are available while stocks last. For the little ones, join in the Children’s Christmas Party in Toyland on Saturday, 14 December for carnival games, carolling and a special gift from Santa Claus. Do sign-up early so as not to miss out on this is sell-out event. The Christmas Eve Lucky Draw will take place on Tuesday, 24 December. Tickets are at only $3.00 each, so grab as many as you can and you could walk away with the top prize of a Brietling watch worth over $7,000! Live the fantasy of the life of double-o-seven on Tuesday, 31 December at the SCC Countdown Ball – Casino Royale and we shall give you the license to party! Release your Wish Balloons at the stroke of midnight and usher in the New Year with the Gurkha Pipers. Party the night way with special performances by Douglas O. On this note, I would like to wish all Members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you at the Club!

Gurcharan Singh


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Finance Member Mr Hamish A Christie, Mr Pradhan Gaurav, Mr Justin Cooper, Mr Raj Kumar

ORDINARY (TRANSFERABLE) MEMBERS Mr Moorthi Ayavoo Mr Guy Daniel Harvey-Samuel Mr Vikram Sivakumar Ms Meera Jane Navaratnam Mr Fahreed Balsara Mr Jonathan Lowry Mr Nigel D. Carpenter Mr Pradhan Gaurav Mr Sim Feng-Ji

Mr Wong Khai Theen, Mr James Sim Hwee Meng, President Col (Retd.) Gurcharan Singh, Mr Sim Feng-Ji, Ms Jane Lim Hui Chen

CORPORATE MEMBER Mr Ho Kai Weng TERM MEMBERS JOINING AS Ordinary (Transferable) MemberS Mr Richard Martin Mr Lars Kyvsgaard

Mr Tobias John Gresham, GC Member Mr Steve Thompson, Chairman Games Control Board Mr Sher Baljit Singh, Mr James McCraith, Mr James W B Chambers

TERM MEMBERS Mr Justin Cooper Mr Martin J Wayman SPORTS MEMBERS Mr Kalpesh Doshi Mr James McCraith 8

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Mr David Anthony Jones, Mrs Shirley Ann Harvey-Samuel, GC Member Mr Jon Robinson, Mr Guy Daniel Harvey-Samuel, Ms Tracy Jones


Ordinary (Transferable) Members

Mr Moorthi Ayavoo

Mr Guy Daniel HarveySamuel

Mr Vikram Sivakumar

Ms Meera Jane Navaratnam

Mr Fahreed Balsara

Mr Jonathan Lowry

Mr Manmindar Singh, GC Member Ms Cynthia Robless, Mr Vikram Sivakumar, Mr Kalpesh Doshi

Mr Graham Dickson, Mr Jonathan Lowry

Mr Nigel D. Carpenter

Mr Pradhan Gaurav

Mr Sim Feng-Ji

Mr John Fernandez, Mr Moorthi Ayavoo

Ms Joyce Foster, Mr Martin J Wayman, Mr Grant Lawrence Stanley

Mr Ho Kai Weng, President Col (Retd.) Gurcharan Singh, Mr Richard Burridge

Mrs Shirley Ann Harvey-Samuel, GC Member Mr T. Ravi Chandran, Ms Meera Jane Navaratnam, Mr S Navaratnam

GC Member Mr Ong Chin Leong, Mr Tan Bak Choon, Mr Fahreed Balsara

Finance Member Mr Hamish A Christie , Mrs Alison Jane Carpenter, Mr Nigel D. Carpenter, Mr James I Baxter NovemberJuly / December / August 2013 | THE PADANG




President Col (Retd.) Gurcharan Singh, GC Member Mr Paul Lawless, Mr Timothy Mark James, Mr Graeme John Burnett, Mr Damian J Pereira


Mr Sujit Banerji Mrs Linda Hardey Mr Gordon Graham Simmonds Ms Cherie Tan Mr Sanjay Trivedi

Mr Ben Olbourne, Ms Leela Titus, Mr Peter James Salt

Term Members Sir Firoz Khimji Mr Jeroen Sebastiaan Goldman Mr Brian S Varley Mr Alex Loucks Mr Ben Olbourne Mr S Keerthivasan Mr Jeroen Sebastiaan Goldman, Mr Sujit Banerji, Mr Pradeep Pant, Chairman Games Control Board Mr Sher Baljit Singh, Mr Raj Kumar

Sports Members Mr Timothy Mark James Mr Peter Murray Ms Annemarie Tanke

Mrs Patsy Tan, GC Member Mr T. Ravi Chandran, Ms Cherie Tan, Mr Wong Ee Choon, GC Member Ms Cynthia Robless 10

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Ordinary (Transferable) Members

Mr. Sujit Banerji

Mrs Linda Hardey

Mr Trevor Larbey, Mrs Vanessa May Murray, Mr Peter Murray

Mr Gordon Graham Simmonds

Mr Raja Ram Bawajee, President Col (Retd.) Gurcharan Singh, Sir Firoz Khimji

Mr Alex Loucks, Mr Damian J Pereira, Mr Robin A M Wilkins, Mr Graeme John Burnett, Mr Timothy Mark James, GC Member Mr Jon Robinson

Mr Lee Hardey, Mrs Linda Hardey, Mr John Taylor

Ms Cherie Tan

Mr Sanjay Trivedi

GC Member Mr Ong Chin Leong, Mr Gordon Graham Simmonds, Mr K Ramanujam

Mr K Ramanujam, Mr Viren Niranjan Desai, Mr. Sanjay Trivedi, GC Member Mr George V. Abraham

Mr Rangachari Raghavan, Mr. S Keerthivasan, Mr. Brian S Varley

GC Member Mr Paul Lawless, Mr David Anthony Jones, Ms Annemarie Tanke

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On the Eve of Japanese Occupation Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand / and National Archives of Singapore

Revisiting Our Past The War Years 1942-1945


Article by: Dr K.U. Menon

eventy years have passed since the fall of Singapore in February 1942. It was a turning point of the Second World War – described by some as “a disaster” and by others, “a betrayal” - but for many Singaporeans, it remains a seminal moment in our national memory.

Whilst the story has been analysed, told and retold, there is a paucity of primary sources of information or photographs of the Singapore Cricket Club during the War Years. The Lee Kong Chian Library (NLB) carries the microfilm record of the old Syonan Shimbun. Other key sources are Syonan: My Story by Mamoru Shinozaki, Lee Geok Boi: The Syonan Years : Singapore Under Japanese Rule 1942-1945, Christopher Bayly / Tim Harper’s: Forgotten Armies and Ilsa Sharp’s book on The SCC . Other bits and pieces of information may be gleaned from a series of publications by our National Archives based on oral histories and other sources. On the eve of War, Singapore was one of the most prosperous cities in the British Empire. It was a city of extravagant contrasts, and for the colonial population, it stood on the “edge of paradise” away from the distant war in Europe. Colonial society lived on credit and European civilians did not carry money but paid by “chits”. The club itself was an exclusive zone and when cricket matches were played, Europeans and others spectators stood at different sides of the field. 12

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The club held its last AGM in November 1941. As the ability to buy goods dissolved with the collapse of credit by Jan 1941, most Europeans gravitated to exclusive clubhouses like SCC where there was still some service and supplies to be had. The Chief Surveyor of Singapore was led to remark: “Washed out of hearth and home by the ever-advancing waves of the hordes of Nippon: the fossils of Malaya are all there, Paleozoic… mesozoic…and cainozic.” Cognizant of stories of Japanese atrocities in Hong Kong, Club members were advised, in a seemingly final act of scorched earth, to dispose of all alcohol by midnight on 12 February 1942. They gathered to drink as much as possible before that deadline. This was the basis of the stories of wild parties at Raffles and at the SCC where 200 cases of whiskey were dispensed as the Japanese advanced rapidly through Malaya to the causeway. In the air raids in February 1942, a bomb found its mark close to Victoria Memorial Hall and another in the club carpark. The Padang (& bowling green) was pockmarked with bomb craters. Japanese occupation started soon after the British surrender on 15 February 1942. The city was renamed Syonan-to. There is brief mention of the fact that the SCC was initially used as a makeshift hospital during the early days of the occupation. The Japanese Military Administration sought to entrench the use of the Japanese language and anything that sounded remotely


Banner reads "Chinese immigrants in Singapore celebrate Allied victory"... with portrait of Sun Yat Sen in bkground David Ng Collection. Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore

Some of the spectators at the victory celebration after the war in front of the club (10 Oct 1945)

British was changed to something Japanese. The SCC was thereafter known as the Syonan-to Konan Club. The Syonan Times (later Syonan Shimbun) predictably carried few reports on entertainment or sporting activities, highlighting such stories as “We pray today for perpetuity of our Navy’s invincibility” and “Most glorious page in our nation’s history”. But there were some delectable pieces. A report in April 1942 titled “Beer for Thirsty Syonanites Soon” declared that the famed Tiger Beer and Stout would soon be available as Malayan Breweries was functioning again with quart bottles selling at 40cts each. Soon after, brewing was restricted to kirin beer only. But as Shinozaki observed, “Not that there was much drinking among the people during the occupation…and there was little entertainment of any kind, no enjoyment”. However, sporting activities resumed in Syonan in April and the first soccer match was played on the Padang on 1 July 1942 between Eurasians and the Indian Independence League. Perhaps the only colorful tit-bit we have on the SCC comes from Mamoru Shinozaki’s book Syonan : My Story . Whilst Shinozaki may have based his information on second-hand gossip, there is no reason to doubt its credibility and some parts are cited in full. “Takase, Colonel Watanabe’s (2nd Military Administrator of Singapore) declamatory adviser…set up a Japanese Inn in the Singapore Cricket Club. He furnished this Yamato Butai (“Yamato” refers to a class of battleships and “Butai” – a semi-military unit) in the Japanese style most lavishly. It became the most luxurious restaurant and bar for officials of the military administration. There were many girls, some from Japan. Officially they were called typists and clerks. But they were much more, most of them.” Every afternoon the noisy laughter of these girls could be heard in the mayor’s office in City Hall, a couple of hundred yards away. According to Shinozaki, one day, the mayor, Odate Shigeo seized the opportunity to tell the Supreme Commander of the Japanese Southern Regions, Field Marshall Terauchi, who was then headquartered in Government House about the scandalous

Japanese prisoners of war fill in trenches at the Padang that they had forced Allied prisoners to dig during the war. © Imperial War Museum (SE 4844)

goings-on there. This prompted Terauchi to order the place closed and Takase was sent back to Tokyo. The girls who were genuine typists were allowed to remained whilst the rest were sent back to Japan. Yamato Butai was subsequently closed down and the club transformed into a more sedate officers mess. From early or mid-1944 as Japanese military fortunes declined, the Club was abandoned and left derelict for the duration of the War. After the surrender of the Japanese forces in Singapore, 12 September 1945, the clubhouse was requisitioned by the British Military Administration and used as the YMCA unit serving the armed forces. The Padang was predictably in a bad state, gouged by trenches where anti-aircraft defenses had been erected and Japanese prisoners of war were ordered to repair the damage. But soon after, sports activities were revived and two British service teams played soccer on the Padang on 2 Oct 1945. The clubhouse was reopened in early 1946. November / December 2013 | THE PADANG




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The Club records, with deep regret, the passing of one of our Members. Our sincere condolences to the family of the departed.

Mr Brian Ward

Mr Manik Ram Shahani

Mr Lee Han Min

Club Operating Hours on Wednesday, 1ST January 2014

Amendment to Bye-Law

Please note that due to the New Year's Eve Party on 31 December 2013, the Club will be opened at 3.00pm on Wednesday, 1st January 2013

We are pleased to inform Members that the amendment to Bye-Law A.3 (i)- Attire has officially come into effect and binding with effect from 18 September 2013.

Membership Transactions Last 10 transacted prices for the transfer of Ordinary (Transferable) Membership through the Club: August & September 2013

$20,000 - $21,000

“A.3 (i) (e) Men's Bar: wFlip flops and singlets are not permitted. Shorts and Bermudas are permitted. (g) Jackpot Room: Flip flops, open-toe footwear (for men), singlets, shorts, bermudas and collarless tee-shirts are not permitted. Denim trousers are not permitted except Saturday, Sunday and statutory Public Holidays between 10.00 hours and 17.00 hours. (h) Gilmour Room and Terrace: Flip flops, opentoe footwear (for men), singlets, shorts, bermudas and collarless tee-shirts are not permitted. Denim trousers are not permitted except Saturday, Sunday and statutory Public Holidays between 10.00 hours and 17.00 hours.

Annual Staff Fund Members are hereby invited to voluntarily contribute to the SCC Staff ‘Annual Ang Pow Fund’. It is an SCC ‘Tradition’ that this contribution amounts to the equivalent to one month’s subscription and that the fund is fully dispersed in the month of collection as an ex-gratia payment that is equally distributed amongst all members of the staff. This is the only occasion in the year when Members may show their appreciation to Club employees in this manner. In keeping with recent practice, the amount will be debited to Members’ accounts and will appear in your October 2013 Statement of Account. This contribution as previously stated is wholly voluntary and Members may give written notice prior to 31 December 2013 should you choose to make a smaller; or larger donation or of course, no donation at all. We would also be pleased to accept an email notification as to your choice of option to On behalf of all SCC employees, Management takes this opportunity to thank you for your patronage and support of the Club and its staff over this past year. November / December 2013 | THE PADANG



Celebrating Birthday of the Month & Jackpot Buffet Promotion The Jackpot Room was abuzz with activites when Members celebrated the Birthday of the Month in conjunction with the Jackpot Buffet Promotion. A birthday cake and Ang Pow were presented to attendees who celebrated their birthdays in the month of August and September. The Jackpot Buffet Promotion is held every second and last Friday of the month, while the Birthday of the Month is held on the last Friday of the month. Register your name and try your luck on our machines at the next Birthday of the Month to be held on 29 November and 27 December and if your birthday happens to fall on these months, you will be entitled to a special celebration, complimentary of the Club.

August & September 2013



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The Road Less Travelled Article by Paviter Singh

Conversations at Stumps with my fellow SCC mates usually start with them asking me, "So, how far did you run today?" I’ve always enjoyed running, although cricket has been my passion since school, starting off as a JSM in the Cricket section and playing right up to Division 2. I did try my bit at football as well. As a member of the SCC Third's football team for a few years, I attempted to do my part in running after the ball but wasn’t very successful in kicking it. A shoulder injury set me back in 2010 freeing up Saturdays and Sundays. So, I started running from my home in the east to the club to watch my mates play cricket. A good 20km once or twice a week, a little bit of cricket and good times was something I always looked forward to. More recently, my training has involved putting in an average of 60-100km of running a week and doing acclimatisation training at the the training facility, Altitude.

Suresh Shankar & Vikram Rao on Mt Kilimanjaro Article by Suresh Shanker

Suresh Shankar and Vikram Rao, two SCC members recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, and 'flew' the SCC flag there. This marks the second continent whose peak, the SCC flag has been displayed. Kilimanjaro is the world's highest free-standing mountain, is a dormant volcano, and consists of 3 peaks, Shiro, Mawenzi and Kibo. Kibo is the tallest one, which involves an ascent to the crater rim at Gillmans' point (approx. 5700m) and a further trek around the rim of the crater to Uhuru peak at a height of 5895m. 18

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Ultramarathon running has taken many turns in different trails for me since I first started in 2011, having run a 50km, four 100km ultramarathons and most recently a climbathon, which involved running up and down Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. Some may argue that such a sport caters more to bordeline lunatics, but we do have fellow ultra runners like Rosalind Spink, Captain of the Hockey Section (who came in third place in her first ever 50km trail ultra), who might think otherwise. An ultra trail marathon is quite different from a road marathon. A marathon is run on flat ground without any gear/equipment requirements. An ultra marathon, on the other hand, puts one against all that nature has to offer. Faced with rolling hills about 4 times the size of Bukit Timah for hours on end can be fairly daunting at times. But it's always great to be in the present and enjoy being out there with fellow runners. To build a sense of camaraderie and spirit of running within the club, we will be starting a social running club quite soon. We do aim to bring various runners from all walks of life, to run. It will not be about pace or intensive racing, but it will be in the spirit of moving forward as a singular club unit. I do look forward to seeing fellow runners and to build upon such a lifestyle within the SCC. My advice to anyone who is keen on exploring trail running: Step away from your phone, remove your headphones and let your feet carry you forward. Be in the moment, nature is louder and more vibrant than we think.

The trek started as an idea with a small group of friends around the world to celebrate Suresh's 50th birthday and prove that they were 'not yet over the hill'. In addition to Suresh and Vikram, the group consisted of people from Hong Kong, New York, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. The ages ranged from 35 to 55, and mostly people who met the "casual weekend sportsmen" standard of fitness. While the trip was planned for over 8 months, as usual with such a motley bunch, the fitness preparations began late and haphazardly. The group took the TK Rongai route, which is a 7 day trek, with a summiting on day 6 morning. It is considered one of the better planned but less scenic routes as it adheres strongly to the 'climb high sleep low' principle. The group mostly managed well, with minor acclimatisation problems at various points. But the last night involves a 1200m ascent to the summit starting at midnight, with a very steep and rocky climb. Suresh abd Vikram both say this was 'the hardest thing they have ever done' in their lives, but also one of the most fulfilling moments, when they were on the summit. They plan to be back to the mountains for more. Who knows where the SCC flag will fly next?



Visit the Souvenir Shop at the Member Services Desk to purchase a special selection of SCC merchandise at marked-down prices.

green sports tie $35.00 Usual Price $43.00


Usual Price $19.80

red sports tie $30.00 Usual Price $38.00

SCC PEN 2 FOR $12.00

Usual Price $6.90 each

SCC COOKBOOK $30.00 Usual Price $35.00

umbrella $15.00

Usual Price $16.80

GREETING CARDS (Set of 10) $15.50 Usual Price $18.00

scc socks 2 PAIRS FOR $10.00 Usual Price $5.90/pair

SCC 160th anniversary black/WHITE polo tee dri-fit polo tee (ladies) $15.00 EACH Usual Price $25.00

SCC BLACK CAP $12.50 Usual Price $15.00


In addition, other ranges of SCC Merchandise are still available for your special gift options. All tems are available while stocks last.

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Christmas Menu

Christ mas

set lunch menu 18 November to 23 December 2013 Available Mondays to Fridays only 18-22 Nov, 25-29 Nov, 2-6 Dec, 9-13 Dec, 16-20 Dec and 23 Dec PADANG RESTAURANT $45.00 per person Starter Poached Salmon Niçoise

with red skin potato, haricot beans and quail eggs

buffet lunch

Tuesday, 24 & WEDNESDAY, 25 December 2013

PADANG RESTAURANT $60.00 Member / $70.00 Guest / $30.00 Child eGG NOGG  COLD SELECTIONS 

Duck Liver Mousse Crostini Spices Herring with Tomato Sago Mini Kueh Pai Tee with Jumbo Crab Meat Portobello Mushroom and Mozzarella Cheese Bruschetta Garden Green Salad with Dressing Green U.S. Asparagus and Prosciutto Ham Grilled Assorted Antipasto Spicy Shredded Green Mango with Prawns Salad Clam Chowder Soup with Lemon Cream Selection of House-Baked Breads

 On the ice  Fresh Oyster Scallop Roe Prawns Slipper Lobster

 carving station 

or Baby Spinach, Pear and Walnut Salad

Smoked Supreme Ham with Cranberry and Pineapple Sauce Roast Whole Turkey with Stuffing and Bread Sauce Rosemary Spiced Leg of Lamb

Soup Red Lentil Soup

 live station 

with blue cheese dressing

Main Course Roast Turkey Breast

with brussels sprouts, roasted pumpkin and cranberry sauce

or Smoked Premium Ham

with potato and green pea puree, roasted carrots and apple chutney

or Pan Fried Sea Bream Fish Fillet

with pumpkin puree, sautéed baby spinach and tapenade

or Risotto

with Ratatouille Vegetables

Dessert Christmas Pudding

with vanilla ice cream and brandy custard

Assorted Cookies Coffee or Tea 20

Christ mas Eve & Christ mas Day

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Assorted Sushi

 hot selection 

Pan-seared Black Cod Fish Fillet with Cous Cous and Walnut Pesto Fricassee of Chicken in Saffron Capsicum Sauce

Slow-braised Beef Stew with Root Vegetables and Caraway Jus Steamed Fragrant Pearl Rice Sauteed Potatoes with Onions Yorkshire Pudding Assorted Mixed Vegetables (Brussels Sprouts, Carrot and Parsnip)

Rigatoni Pasta in Duck Bolognaise  desserts 

Medley of Fresh Fruits Platter Christmas Pudding and Brandy Custard Chocolate and Chestnut Yule Log Minced Fruit Tart Christmas Stollen Selection of Cheese Platter Coffee and Tea


Christ mas Eve set DINNER

tUESDAY, 24 December 2013 PADANG RESTAURANT $68.00 Member / $78.00 Guest Starter Lobster Timbale Avocado

tomato and mayo with light soya vinaigrette dressing

Soup Peas and Lettuce Soup with mascarpone cheese

Main Course Pan Fried Black Cod Fish Fillet

with pistachio crust, celeriac puree, sautéed asparagus and parsley crème fraîche

or Roast Turkey Breast

with brussels sprouts, roasted pumpkin and cranberry sauce

or Smoked Premium Ham

with potato and green pea puree, roasted carrots and apple chutney

Dessert Christmas Pudding

with vanilla ice cream and brandy custard

Assorted Cookies Coffee or Tea

Christmas Menu

Christ mas Day set DINNER

WEDNESday, 25 December 2013 PADANG RESTAURANT $60.00 Member / $70.00 Guest Starter Poached Lobster

with fennel, avocado and orange caramelized dressing

Soup Creamy Carrot and Parsnip Soup Main Course Pan Fried Halibut Fish Fillet

with black mussels, savoy cabbage in saffron cream sauce

or Roast Turkey Breast

with brussels sprouts, roasted pumpkin and cranberry sauce

or Smoked Premium Ham

with potato and green pea puree, roasted carrots and apple chutney

Dessert Christmas Pudding

with vanilla ice cream and brandy custard

Selection of Cheese, Fresh Apple, Walnut and Fig Chutney Coffee or Tea

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Christ mas Eve

Christ mas Day

TUESDAY, 24 December 2013 The Oval & Verandah $20.00 Member / $25.00 Guest

wednesday, 25 December 2013 The Oval & Verandah $20.00 Member / $25.00 Guest

Soup Clam Chowder Soup

Soup Pumpkin Soup with Mascarpone Cheese

set luncH

Main Course Roast Turkey

set luncH

Main Course Roast Turkey

with Roasted Potato Chipolata Stuffing and Fresh Vegetables

with Roasted Potato Chipolata Stuffing and Fresh Vegetables

with Potato, Green Pea Puree and Brown Sauce

with Potato, Green Pea Puree and Brown Sauce

Dessert Christmas Chocolate Log Cake

Dessert Christmas Chocolate Log Cake

Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea

Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea

or Baked Honey Glazed Ham

or Baked Honey Glazed Ham

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Christmas Goodies Christmas Take-Away Order Form To: Singapore Cricket Club, Food & Beverage Department, FAX: 6337 0119 ITEM



Traditional Christmas Stollen (500gm)



Mini Minced Pie (150gm)



Mini Brandy and Rum Fruit Cake



Traditional Christmas Plum Pudding (200gms)



Nutty Fruit Cake (1kg)



Apricot Crumble Pie (1kg)



Yule Log (1kg)

Bitter Sweet Dark Chocolate with Berry Jelly


Cognac Roll with Dry Apricot


Milk Chocolate with Chestnut


Gingerbread with Caramel Walnut and Mixed Fruits Peel



Oven -roasted Turkey with Traditional Stuffing, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce (approx. 4kg, 10 to 20 people) packed in a basket



Smoked Premium Ham with Apple Sauce (approx. 3kg, 10 to 20 people) packed in a basket



Roasted Sirloin of Beef with Black Pepper Sauce (approx. 4kg, 10 to 20 people) packed in a basket



Caesar Salad (10 to 20 people)



Please debit $____________________ to my account for the items and quantity indicated above. I understand that these will be debited to my account if I cancel my order after Monday 16 Dec 2013, or if I fail to collect my order. Date of collection:_________________ Time of collection:___________________ Name in print:__________________________________________ Membership no.:_________________ Contact no.:_____________________ Fax:_____________________ Email:____________________ Date of order:______________________________ Signature:________________________________ Items 8,9 &10 come in attractive picnic baskets and are available for collection from 11:30am onwards on the specified date of collectionat The Oval. All other items are wrapped in festive packaging. This form is available for take-away orders only and must reach the Club before Monday 16 December 2013. Confirmation of the receipt of orders will be made via email or fax. Images are for illustration purpose only. NovemberJuly / December / August 2013 | THE PADANG



OYSTERS FRIDAYS $2.00 per piece 6.00pm Main Lounge


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chef Arfin's Specialities FRIDAY DINNER

November / December

8 NOVEMBER Fish Curry with Steamed Rice, Condiment, Achar and Papadum $12.80 15 NOVEMBER Oven Baked Chicken Briyani $12.80

6 DECEMBER Indian Mee Goreng $5.80 (regular), $9.80 (large) 13 DECEMBER Thosai Plain served with Vegetable Dhall, Coconut and Onion Chilli Chutney $5.80 Masala Thosai served with Vegetable Dhall, Coconut and Onion Chilli Chutney $9.80

22 NOVEMBER SOTO AYAM $5.80 (regular), $9.80 (large)

20 DECEMBER Indian Rojak $6.80 (regular), $10.80 (large)

29 NOVEMBER Kambing Soup $5.80 (regular), $9.80 (large)

27 DECEMBER Kambing Soup $5.80 (regular), $9.80 (large)

Cake of the Month November/December

Pumpkin Mirror with Candy Chestnut and Apricot $43.20 per kg

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Daily Set Lunch | All Western Set Lunches ($15.80) are served with Soup of the Day, Coffee or Tea and Dessert of the Day. All Local and Tandoori Set Lunches ($14.80) are served with Coffee or Tea and Dessert of the Day.


November MONDAYS

4,11, 18 and 25 November Chicken Briyani, or Oven-roasted Striploin served with Vegetables and Potato Wedges, or Pork Rib Prawn Noodles

2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 December Chicken Briyani, or Braised Duck Leg with Orange Sauce served with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Pork Rib Prawn Noodles


5, 12, 19 and 26 November SCC Laksa, or Pan-fried Seabass Fillet with Vegetables and Potatoes served with Lemon Dill Sauce, or Butter Chicken Masala served with Naan Bread

3, 10 and 17 December SCC Laksa, or Pan-fried Seabass Fillet with Vegetables and Potatoes served with Lemon Dill Sauce, or Butter Chicken Masala served with Naan Bread


6, 13, 20 and 27 November Chicken and Egg Curry served with Steamed Rice, or Roast Leg of Lamb served with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Fish Tikka served with Naan Bread

4, 11 and 18 December Chicken and Egg Curry served with Steamed Rice, or Grilled Dory Fish Fillet served with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Fish Tikka served with Naan Bread


7, 14, 21 and 28 November SCC Chicken Rice, or Baked Salmon with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Chicken Tikka served with Naan Bread

5, 12, 19 and 26 December SCC Chicken Rice, or Baked Salmon with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Chicken Tikka served with Naan Bread


8, 15, 22 and 29 November Fish Moolie served with Steamed Rice, or Grilled Chicken Chop served with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Dhall Makhani and Vegetable Curry served with Naan Bread

6, 13, 20 and 27 December Fish Moolie served with Steamed Rice, or Grilled Pork Chop coated with Cheddar Cheese served with Vegetables and Potato Wedges, or Dhall Makhani and Vegetable Curry served with Naan Bread


9, 16, 23 and 30 November SCC Laksa, or SCC Chicken Rice

7, 14, 21 and 28 December SCC Laksa, or SCC Chicken Rice




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INDIAN Dinner Special

Tandoori Salmon with Minted Aloo Chat $15.80

western Dinner Special

Roasted Rosemary Spring Chicken with Potato Wedges, Mesclun Salad & Mushroom Cream Sauce $14.80

LOCAL Dinner Special

Fried Noodle 'Nonya' Style $9.80




indian Dinner Special

Chicken Vindaloo $12.80

Western Dinner Special

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Green Asparagus & Mashed Potato and Black Pepper Sauce $25.80

local Dinner Special

Seafood Tang Hoon $9.80 November / December 2013 | THE PADANG



Daily Thirst Quenchers

November / December 2013 * All promotions are not applicable for private functions.

Provenance ALLT A' BHAINNE 12 Years Speyside Single Malt

Glenmorangie Original Malt Whisky $99.00 per bottle

$128.00 per bottle

Tastes of mandarin, lemon, apple, pear and peach trees, ripening in the sun. A scent of vanilla ice cream, and the herbal aromas of geranium and wild mint. The charming sweetness of delicious juices is left on the tongue pale.

Sweetly running to a spicy demerara sugar quality plus ripe banana and toffee/honey aromas. A full sweet malty character with spiced orange nuances and caramelized fruit. Good Sherry influences. Very long and rich, complex flavours throughout.

Glenrothes Single Malt Vintage 2001 Speyside $120.00 per bottle

Golden straw, clear and bright and Lemon meringue pie, sandalwood and a hint of black cherries bouquet. Oaky vanilla, cream topped with grated nutmeg. Sweet oaky vanilla with lingering soft dry spiciness finish.

Happy Hour Special Mondays to Fridays, 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Available at all outlets. Tiger Draft Jug (1650ml - Stumps) Tiger Draft Jug (1320ml - All other Outlets) Tiger Draft Glass Tiger Draft Mug

Wines & Champagne of the Month Blackstone Winemaker’s Select Merlot 2009 $49.00 per bottle | $10.00 per glass

This wine displays a bright strawberry nose with expressive flavors of blackberry and cherry mingling with hints of vanilla and smoky notes from oak aging.

Moet Chandon NV $95.00 per bottle A style that distinguishes itself by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity. Created from more than 100 different wines, of which 20%-30% are reserve wines specially selected to enhance constancy and balance, its assemblage reflects the diversity and complementarity of the three grape varieties".

SIMI Sonoma County Chardonnay 2010 $49.00 per bottle | $10.00 per glass It is brilliantly clear straw with glimmers of gold throughout. The nose is similarly expressive, with tropical notes of guava, pineapple, bright nectarine, peach, green apple, and citrus delicately spiced with toasty oak. Lifted aromatics of orange blossoms and a hint of smoke add a savory character.

Pascal Jolivet Attitude Pinot Noir 2011 $50.00 per bottle | $10.50 per glass “Attitude” Pinot Noir has a brilliant ruby colour with elegant flavours of red fruits, cherries and blackcurrant. Spiced notes lead to an elegant finish showing balance and smoothness, the fruit and subtle oak the nobility of Pinot Noir.

Laurent Perrier NV $95.00 per bottle Pale gold in colour with a steady flow of fine and persistent bubbles. On the nose, it is delicate yet complex, fresh and well-balanced with hints of citrus and white fruits. Well defined palate, subtly rounded with expressive flavours. The fruit progressively emerges to reveal a finely balanced champagne displaying great length on the finish. Ratings: Robert Parker: 90 points, Wine Spectator – 90 points 28

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$25.00 per jug $20.00 per jug $5.00 per glass $7.40 per mug

GH Mumm Cordon Rouge NV $88.00 per bottle

Mumm NV is made from a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. It has a distinctive fresh and full bodied style.

Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 2012

$50.00 per bottle | $10.50 per glass Attitude” has a beautiful freshness in mouth, a frank attack, delicate green and lemon flavours, citrus fruits, and green apple and kiwi aromas. The minerality gives a long finish to the wine, a smoothness and elegance.

Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose Brut NV $165.00 per bottle

Elegant, with color changing naturally from a pretty raspberry hint to salmon-pink. Precise and very crisp on the nose. Wide range of small red fruits: strawberries, red currants, raspberries and black cherries. Its amazing freshness is the dominating note. Intensely fruity flavors, clean, well-defined and slightly sharp, the wine then opens up to provide an impression of plunging into a basket of freshly picked red berries: strawberries, Morello cherries, black currants and raspberries. The wine is supple and rounded on the finish. Ratings: Wine Spectator – 91 points March/April 2013 | THE PADANG



November 2013 Monday




Friday 1







Every Wednesday & Friday 6.30pm to 10.00pm Courtyard


Diwali Celebration Night


Public Holiday Deepavali


Remembrance Day





Hawker Food Night

11.00am at the Cenotaph (Esplanade). Gather at SCC lobby.



Every first Sunday of the Month at Padang Restaurant



6.30pm at Courtyard




Romito & Viva Every Saturday 7.30pm onwards at Main Lounge

Dinner Buffet 6.00pm Performance 7.45pm



Sunday Roast

12.00pm to 3.00pm Padang Restaurant

17 Every Saturday 6.30pm to 10.30pm Courtyard


Christmas Wine & Cheese



From 7.30pm onwards at The Padang Restaurant


SATAY 28 27 Every Wednesday & Friday



STUMPS TERRACE WITH jack & ngak 7.45pm onwards

6.30pm to 10.00pm Courtyard

Hawker Food Night 6.30pm at Courtyard

Fashion Show & Bazaar Luncheon

From 12.00pm onwards at The Padang Restaurant

December 2013 Monday 30









The Casino Royale - SCC NYE Countdown Ball 2013 7.00pm onwards at the SCC Clubhouse



Every first Sunday of the Month at Padang Restaurant







6.00pm at Main Lounge



SATAY 12 11 Every Wednesday & Friday 6.30pm to 10.00pm Courtyard





Hawker Food Night 6.30pm at Courtyard


Sunday Roast

12.00pm to 3.00pm Padang Restaurant


Children's Christmas Party in Toyland


10.00am to 2.00pm at Multi-Purpose Court and The Padang Restaurant



22 Romito & Viva 7.30pm onwards at Main Lounge



Christmas Eve Lucky Draw

2.00pm onwards at the Main Lounge


Public Holiday Christmas Day



Hawker Food Night 6.30pm at Courtyard

29 Every Saturday 6.30pm to 10.30pm Courtyard

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For more information on our events, please contact Angeline Tan at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext. 395) or Becky Xu at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext.377) 30

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For more information on our events, please contact Angeline Tan at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext. 395) or Becky Xu at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext.377) November / December 2013 | THE PADANG



One Night Only

The Best Christmas Present from SCC to YOU!

JACK & nGAK friday, 29 NOVEMBER 2013 @ stumps terrace 7:45pm onwards

The ONE and ONLY:

JIVETALKIN VERY SPECIAL ONE NIGHT APPEARANCE!!! friday, 27 dECEMBER 2013 @ main lounge 7:30pm onwards

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Join us for a day in Toyland where kids will enjoy carnival games, songs and dance. And not forgetting a date with Santa Claus! DATE: VENUE: TIME: PRICE: AGE LIMIT: Closing date:

Saturday, 14 December 2013 Multi Purpose Court and Padang Restaurant 10.00am - 2.00pm $42.00 (incl. Santas's present, games and kid's set lunch) 2 to 12 years old Friday, 6 December 2013

Tickets sale is based on first-come-first-served basis. 40% ticket price is chargeable for cancellation after closing date and 100% for no-show For more information on our events, please contact Angeline Tan at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext. 395) or Becky Xu at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext.377) 34

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Available at all outlets from 16 November 2013

Programme Highlights 12:30pm: Carolling 2:00pm: Lucky Draw 2:30pm: Live Band Peforms 6:00pm Disco the Night Away

prize sponsors:

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Dressed in black and grand chandeliers, SCC Night Race Fiesta took on a more glamorous feel this year. Besides having a free flow spread of delectable gourmet, members and guests were also treated with a “Welcome Drink” that was served in a specially designed SCC Night Race glass and a photo souvenir from our photo booth. This year, we also invited flaring bartenders who displayed an exciting performance while concocting beautiful cocktails. Our Table Top Ladies, who can’t be missed, were back this year to mingle around with our members and guests.


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On the final race day, we conducted our “Drink & Drive” race car simulator competition. The top 3 prizes were watches from our sponsor, Claude Bernard. The undefeated winner for 3 consecutive years won the race and was given a Claude Bernard watch worth S$1300. We thank all members for your support and we hope to see you again next year!


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Wine & Cheese Party Friday, 23 August 2013

Belly Dancing Friday, 6 September 2013 The instructor started out by introducing basic moves and performed a short choreography. Although it was the first time for most members and guests, everyone felt it was good fun. For more information on our events, please contact Angeline Tan at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext. 395) or Becky Xu at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext.377) 40

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Annual SCC Inter-section Quiz Night Friday, 11 October 2013 Eleven teams, including a non-Sports Section team, participated in this year's Annual SCC Intersection Quiz Night on 23 August 2013 at the Padang Restaurant.


We were also honoured to have a team from the General Committee who added spice to the evening. The night was filled with a mixture of laughter, disappointments, table banging and cheering but nonetheless, everyone truly enjoyed the night. Special thanks to Nick and Helen Cochrane for brainstorming an interesting and mind-stretching Quiz Night. 2nd STICKY WICKET


For more information on our events, please contact Angeline Tan at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext. 395) or Becky Xu at Tel: 6338 9271 (ext.377) November / December 2013 | THE PADANG



Oktoberfest Friday, 18 October 2013 Back by popular demand, the Swiss Alpine Lions were back to entertain our members and guests. Well known for performing Swiss-GermanAustrian and international country music, they got everyone dancing and cheering. With incredible food and beverage promotions, it was a night to remember.

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n the 12 September 2013, the Section organized its Annual Golf Championship held at Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course). With the capable efforts of Gerald Mah, Peter Salt, Kwek Chok Ming, Bernard Chia and Daniel Morby, not forgetting our capable Sports Executive, Wenling and Head of Sports & Recreation, Janet Ng, we managed to persuade sponsors for prizes and gather 117 golfers to a day of great golf and a wonderful and sumptuous dinner.

Congratulations to the following winners: Overall Champion

Michael Williams

Division A – Champion Runner-up Division B – Champion Runner-up Division C – Champion Runner-up Ladies Champion

Michael Williams Simon Bird Mark Somic Peter Teo Clarence D’Souza Sandun Wimalasena Jasbir Kaur

Novelty Prizes Nearest to Pin (Hole #2) Nearest to Pin (Hole #14) Longest Drive (Hole #5)

Peter Salt Andrew Perkins Michael Drake


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On behalf of the Section, we wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to our sponsors; Bank of Singapore: Peter Teo, Borneo Motors, Silk Express: Ben Khoo, Moet Hennessy: Linda Song, Victor Liew, FIL SPA vouchers: Ron Song, Eric Teoh, Ananda Kumar, David Gabriel, Sentosa Golf Club, SCC F&B and many generous sponsors.


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he Club was abuzz with sports on Saturday, 28 September as SCC played hosts to The Tanglin Club for the 36th Annual Pot Games. With Bowls and Golf completed and a score of 2 – 0 to SCC, Tanglin Club were geared up to bring the Pot home.

The Premier Sports & Social Club was not about to concede defeat as one by one, the various sports recorded victories even before all ties were completed. SCC won the Pot with a final score of 7 – 1, losing only in Darts.

Results of the 36th Annual Pot Games Section

Date & Venue



15 September 2013 @ SCC Lawn Bowl Green



26 September 2013 @ Jurong Country Club



28 September 2013 @ SCC Lawn Courts



28 September 2013 @ SCC Dempsey Field



28 September 2013 @ SCC Gilmour Room


Darts Snooker Squash 46

28 September 2013 @ SCC Oval Room 28 September 2013 @ SCC Men’s Bar 28 September 2013 @ SCC Squash Courts

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Bali Memorial Dawn Service

friday, 12 october 2013

On Saturday 12 October, over 100 people attended the Bali Memorial Dawn Service on the Padang. It was eleven years ago to the day that the terrorist bombs in Bali took the lives of eight SCC rugby players in Paddy’s Bar, Kuta whilst on a rugby tour with the Club. SCC Rugby Section Members, SCC Club members from across the sporting sections, the SCC General Committee, representatives from the other rugby clubs in Singapore, as well as representatives from the British High Commission and the Australian High Commission attended the service which was supported as usual by bagpipes from the Gurkhas. SCC Rugby Section Convenor Graeme “Coach” Burnett and former Rugby Section Club Captain Andy Douglas both said a few words in remembrance and reflection in honour of the men lost that day. To have such a great turnout from the SCC is impressive, especially when many who attended never knew the men who were killed. It shows the tremendous character and sporting spirit that our Members continue to show, which is a great reflection on the SCC as a whole. The Rugby Section later


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Article by Andy Douglas

held their annual Captain’s Cocktails and more than a few glasses were raised throughout the day to those fine men and the stories and beers continued long into the night. A long and emotional day for many. The Rugby Section would like to thank all of the Club staff for their organization of the Dawn Service.


GILES ROCHE TROPHY 12 October 2013


his event has emerged as an important annual fixture in the club’s sporting calendar. Originating some 36 odd years back, it was initiated by the late Giles Roche to bring together members from all sporting sections for a day of fun and sportsmanship and also, an introduction to Lawn Bowls.

A quintessentially English sport, Lawn Bowls is often the butt of jokes; with many convinced it is reserved for old foggies in strange white garb, huddled on a well-manicured Green. But many participants were in for a pleasant surprise and readily acknowledged the merits of the game – that it required considerable practise, focus, and stamina.

Participants gather for an afternoon of fun

It is all about focus and practise

Undisputed Champions from Billiards & Snooker

The GC in second place – would you believe it?

Of the 13 sports sections in the club, we had a good turnout of 11 but 2 teams pulled out at the last minute. The 9 participating team members had a great time, coached by our regular bowlers. Billiards and Snooker Section came in first with the GC in second place followed by Bridge. A novel “spider” event at the commencement saw F&B Manger Daljit Singh walking away with a bottle of wine followed closely by Paul Jacob and Jag Singh who also received prizes to mark the event. All participants were thereafter treated to a splendid reception with musical accompaniment laid out at the Gilmour Room. November / December 2013 | THE PADANG



Junior Sports Programme for Tennis: A Changing Game


By Nilma Missir-Boissac

he tennis section has a good history of developing junior talent at the club. We have juniors who are active on the international junior circuit and those who play at the local national level. We celebrate their successes and would like to think that we had a part in developing their game, especially when they make that critical transition from a junior to playing at the open/adult level. Thanks to them, we also have a more ‘youthful’ tennis team! I am a ‘beneficiary’ of the club's long standing junior development efforts, having joined the club as a junior sports member in 2000 when I was in Anglo-Chinese Junior College. The attraction of being part of a club that has had a good sporting history, experienced players to learn from and a unique court surface (Har-Tru as it was at that time) were strong "pull" factors. I had good ground strokes, as do most juniors, but was lacking a decent net game and a doubles strategy. That aspect of my game grew when I joined the club and was put through testing matches with the SCC ladies who had lots of experience and tips to share. Fast forward to 2013, as captain of the ladies tennis team, I would like to provide juniors the same opportunities to advance their game. The juniors always find the grass courts a tricky surface to play on, but we want to change their thinking from "that court that is tough to play on" to "the club we can play for".

On the foreground: Khee Yen, Shao Fang, Christine and Rehmat (SCC Sportsgirl of the Year)

Developing and attracting junior talent is a common goal shared by the tennis committee and many members of the section, apart from the ladies team. Currently, the tennis section offers several incentives to juniors for contributing to the club and plans are in place for juniors to benefit from additional training at the club. Kevin Cumbers, known among us as a tennis fanatic, is in the driver's seat to provide a more holistic development programme for talented junior players. We want to see them contributing to the club in our sporting endeavours, to be part of the club's social fabric and ultimately, to take the leap and be full-fledged members of the club. With other clubs offering various incentives to attract juniors, including a very nominal joining fee, fewer rules to adhere to, we need to offer a clear value proposition to the juniors in Singapore, whether to attract them or to keep them at the SCC. Coaching, while a useful incentive, may not always be effective in attracting juniors as they already have their preferred coaches. In fact, the adult tennis team members are more in need of coaching to keep them on their toes and in shape! The other question we must figure out is what we can do to retain juniors, who have matured and have become very good adult players. What can we do to retain them and make them want to join the club?

Rheeya Doshi who has had a career high ITF junior ranking of 234

Stefan and Sasha Kingsley in action

While we are successful in attracting the juniors now, these are questions we must think ahead of as the situation changes over time.

For information on the JSM sponsorship scheme, please contact SCC Membership Department at 6338 9271 or email 50

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Scribe & Convenor: John Lewis Taylor Odds are what dice games are all about. Using your judgement to decide when to hold or try for a combination is the skill element in a dice game. The tables here show the odds of achieving specified outcomes with a number of dice and using your educated judgement to decide when a roll had a reasonable chance of winning will give you the edge. Knowing these odds will give you an advantage over other players. Combination (rolled with…)

5 Dice

4 Dice

Specific Pair Any Pair Any Pair or Better Pair

7.3 to 1 1.2 to 1 9.8 to 1*

9.8 to 1 1.25 to 1 2.6 to 1*

Specific Two Pair Any Two Pair Any Two Pair or Better

64 to 1 3.3 to 1 1.25 to 1

215 to 1 13 to 1 5 to 1

Specific Three-of-a-Kind Any Three-of-a-Kind Any Two Pair or Better

38 to 1 5.5 to 1 3.7 to 1

64 to 1 9.8 to 1 9.3 to 1

Specific Full House Any Full House Any Full House or Better

777 to 1 25 to 1 16 to 1

Specific Four-of-a-Kind Any Four-of-a-Kind Any Four-of-a-Kind or Better

310 to 1 51 to 1 49 to 1

Specific Five-of-a-Kind Specific Five-of-a-Kind

7775 to 1 1295 to 1

3 Dice

SCC's 18 Baluteers for the Pot Games

2 Dice

13 to 1 35 to 1 1.4 to 1 5 to 1 1.25 to 1

Mike Grice, David Hughes (Tanglin Club) & Else Stokkmo

215 to 1 35 to 1

1295 to 1 215 to 1

* Odds are in favour of achieving outcome not against. The debate rages on. Is the game of balut skill of pure luck? It must be a combination of both. However, the player who knows the odds will in the long run prove to be the winner. So please study the odds, particularly as we have one league match to go. At the moment SCC’s Team 4 is just 30 points behind NUSS Team 2. So a high house and a straight might just do the trick. Anwar Gaffoor is in Team 4, and he is leading the individual race with an average of 104.16. Anwar also has the highest single column score of 167 to date.

to the lady (Else Stokkmo) with the lovely Danish tune to her voice and her wonderful impression of Ginger Rogers at the karaoke lounge”. The Section’s next tour is to the Bangkok Club for the 33rd Interport, 29 Nov to 1 December. 28 players have signed up to tour. Having won the competition only three times during the 32 years, in 1983, 2001 and 2011, let’s see if SCC can win it all – the League and the Interport – thus making 2013 a memorable year. Please make a note of the Section’s Christmas Party to be held at the Padang Restaurant on Friday 13 December. Once again it is building up to be another cracker.

The Section played its part in helping SCC regain the Pot at the recently held Annual Pot Games against the Tanglin Club – scores SCC 13,837, TC 13,693. Recently four players attended the Sarawak’s Club Balut Invitational. A most enjoyable weekend was had by all participants. A quote back from their Convenor, “Thanks November / December 2013 | THE PADANG



Annual Interport Game hosted by PSC

Scribe: Matthew Lim | Convenor: Victor Yeong The last two months had been busy with loads of fun-filled activities. In August, we held our usual Annual Mid-Year Bash. It was arranged a little later than mid-year, but the party went on very well and all had a delightful evening. About 50 Members attended, enjoying good food (as usual) prepared by our great chefs. Yours truly helped our Captain, Bak Choon, in organising some fun games on the snooker table. The games were played with numbered balls and you do not need to have great skills to win as most participants who never touched a cue for some time found out. All you need is to be able to hold a cue and have lots of luck and you will be there. It was a fantastic evening with good food and easy drinks, and I strongly urged Members to attend the next one. Do watch out for future announcements. Highlight for September was the Interport snooker hosted by the Penang Sports Club (PSC) on the 13 September 2013 and the 8th PSC Inter-club Snooker Tournament held on 14 & 15 September 2013 where a total of 18 teams participated. Initially, the entire SCC team was to depart for Penang on the morning of 13 September, but the majority of the team decided to depart on the 12th instead. The 18 teams comprise of teams from as far as Bangkok, Tawau, Singapore, Malacca, Royal Selangor and many others. The competition was fierce and the atmosphere, electrifying. There was the Winner’s Main Pool and the Loser’s Plate Cup which was decided in the first round of the tournament. Our

Our Captain Tan Bak Choon and Dr Koay Teng Hin from PSC

team put up a strong fight and we stayed in the Main Pool. However, we met the very strong elite team from PSC who put up such an awesome display of potting skills in the quarter finals before we packed our bags. Nevertheless, it was a very “stomach-filling” weekend with our team Members indulging in three breakfasts every morning (Char Kuay Teow, Hokkien Mee, Lor Bak, pig’s brain and stomach bee hoon, etc.), followed by a couple of lunches and tea sessions, and sumptuous dinners every evening with delicious crispy suckling pigs! PSC was a wonderful host with non-stop beer and whiskey flowing during the tournament. They also hosted a dinner on Saturday night and we all had a great time with all the “YumSengs” and the exchange of “jerseys”. I believe most of us woke up the next morning with our throats sore and weird size poloshirts from other clubs. As the Beach Boys sang in their song, “We’ll have fun, fun, fun” till the party is over and we all headed home on 16 September.

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Grand dinner hosted by PSC


Scribe: Dr K. U. Menon | Convenor : Prem Anand

BOWLED-OUT! 12th Annual Interport / Triangular Tournament The Kowloon Bowling Green Club (KBGC) is a tranquil green space, an oasis of calm & civility in the centre of a confused tangle of skyscrapers, flyovers and the relentless roar of traffic at the heart of busy Kowloon in Hong Kong. And this venue is where SCC’s finest, comprising 19 bowlers descended from 23 to 25 August for the 12th Annual Interport/Triangular Tournament with KBGC & the Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC).

The tour nonetheless went off well. Our Kowloon hosts were as always most hospitable and made every effort to make our visit enjoyable. Captain Retna proved to all and sundry that he could drown a pint of beer in record time in the beer drinking competition whilst Virginia struggled vainly with her curious substitute pint of Apple Cider and Lim Chong Beng was seen smiling surreptiously and dancing all night in the company of our very own Shermeen.

I could have danced all night‌.Chong Beng/Shermeen

With our friends from KBGC

POT Games But it was not all downhill for the Bowls Section over the past months. Bowls set the pace by beating the Tanglin Club in the first of the series of the annual POT games played on 15th Sept. Tanglin put up a tremendous fight but we won with a slim margin of just 8 shots. The best performing SCC team comprised of Mary, Rita and Velu with a score of 20 to 7. SCC & National Matches Finally, in the SCC Drawn Mixed Triples played over the months of July/August, Chai/Devi/Raymond emerged victorious with Roger/Ganesh/Jenny in second place. However, in the National Mixed Pairs played at Tanglin in September, SCC fielded 3 teams but none made it to the semi-finals.

Bowling at dusk with clubhouse in background

The hurricane that tore past this archipelago of rocks and islands that make up Hong Kong, left in its wake a waterlogged & heavy Green. Continuous drizzles thereafter led to delayed matches and tarpualins were laid out where mats were to be placed. The cow grass seemingly compounded the problem, calling for considerable hurling and physical effort. The KBGC emerged champions in both the Triangular & Interport matches. SCC fielded its best bowlers but they were caught unprepared and failed to adapt well to the difficult conditions. A friendly game with the Kowloon Cricket Club next door to KBGC was abandoned as the Green was assessed to be unplayable.

Strength in numbers: Victorious Triples

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Scribe: Chitra Varaprasad | Convenor: Anthony Egerton

GAMES GALORE It has been games galore for the SCC Bridge Section Members. In addition to the Monday sessions at The Oval, some of the Members have ventured into participating in competitions organised by other clubs. Two pairs from the SCC Bridge Section participated in the Chinese Swimming Club (CSC) Invitational Pairs event held on 8 September at CSC. At the point of writing, the Kampong Kembangan Bridge Club (KKBC) is organising the Invitational Tournament for the Tiam Boon Challenge Trophy on 13 October (Sunday) at the premises of the KKCC. Two pairs of Section Members will be representing SCC at these games. They will be pitting against Bridge experts from Geylang West Community, Keppel and Siglap Community Clubs, to mention a few. The Bridge Section Members have also been invited to participate in the respective Sports Sections of Bowls, Darts and also quizzes. Leaders have been invited to form a team. Special bridge sessions are being planned for the end of 2013 to be held in Gilmour Room. The first is the Deepavali Games Night on 7 November and the Christmas event on 12 December. The tradition of combining bridge and buffet will continue.


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At the next Committee meeting, the Members will review the possibility of organising an SCC event in the first or second quarter of 2014. Section Members have been active and busy, participating in games both internal and external. New Members are most welcome! Happy Bridging!


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Mike Byfield top scoring in the “Pot Game

Secretary & Scribe: Venkat Iyer | Convenor: Trevor Larbey SCA LEAGUE This is turning out to be our best performance in recent history. All our league teams have been performing very well over the last two months. The Lions are leading First Division with an 8-1 win record, the Cougars have won the Division 2 with Tigers following closely behind with a chance to have a 1-2 finish. Cheetahs won a hard-fought Division 3 with Panthers on their heels. Jaguars and Pumas with a fighting performance and leading the division at times are now second and third on the table respectively and set for a very creditable finish. Equally noteworthy were Push and Sukanti’s efforts to introduce several JSM’s to the league with many of them making their mark. There have been some terrific individual performances during the last two months including; Ben Heyhoe Flint 103*, Nick Dorney 93, Paul Immanuel 3-6 (3 overs), Nikhil Naredi 4-22 and Shivin Agarwal 5-19. G.K Diviya’s (4-24) was recognized on the front page of Straits Times. Full details are available in the weekly newsletter, BAILS published by Push Sharma. The Centurion club now has nine members with Push and Andre hitting the Ton twice. SOCIAL CRICKET Defending champions SCC notched a victory in third game of the Veterans league and are currently third on the table. A word of thanks to Skipper Matthew Streeton for organising another great season for the Sat XI that ended with a win in the traditional Annual Pot Games against the Tanglin Club. ACADEMY SCC’s Academy team after finishing third in the SCA Junior Cricket League saw young lads driving to Kuala Lumpur to participate in a tournament contested by 16 sides from Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka and SCC representing Singapore. Our side was 13-16 year olds in an Under 17 tournament. To be the only non-Malaysian side to reach the semi-finals was a fantastic achievement. We were eventually beaten by the high performance squad of the Malay Cricket Association of Malaysia in a bowl out after a thunderstorm brought the game to a premature conclusion.

Muruthi – effecting a neat stumping

Ben Heyhoe Flint – after an unbeaten 103

We had set a challenging target with the bat before the rain arrived. Finally a word of appreciation to Peter Brooks who worked tirelessly to revitalize the Farewell Pete SCC’s Youth Development Programme and developing a team of youngsters graduate to senior cricket. Pete has returned to the UK handing over the reins of CYD to Riaz Hussain. UPCOMING The Interport tour to play the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur and the Sat XI end-of-season tour to Phuket. The SCC Cricket Section AGM and Annual Section Awards will be held on 15 November 2013. The next two months would see us trying to confirming our positions as the premier cricket club in Singapore by taking top honours in the league with an opportunity for two of the teams to be promoted to a higher division. A small note to recognise our section veteran, Suresh Shankar who recently climbed Uhuru Peak (Mt. Kilimanjaro), a second innings well began. Inspired by articles in BAILS. November / December 2013 | THE PADANG



Scribe: Soma Devi | Convenor: Mohietheen Fathima

LADIES DARTS NIGHT Another Successful Event was on 3 October 2013 - The Darts Ladies Night. The event was well taken up by most ladies this year and we had about 40 ladies who participated in this event... This year, we made a difference by extending to the Spouses of our Sports Sections’ Members and SCC Staff. We had great support from most of the Sports Sections. Thank you Convenors & GM Nigel for allocating the teams; namely Squash (3 teams), SCC Staff (2 Teams), Netball, Bridge, Balut, and Hockey. It was an awesome day, where most of our ladies had a great time. Before the start of the game, we did a toast to our dearest Committee Member, Rachna, who is currently attending to her son in Brisbane. We said a small prayer for Karan to get well soon and we miss Rachna and want her back soonest possible back to Darts. We miss you dearly… Rachna! The game went on very well with close scores from the Netball359, SCC Team B- 262, Bridge - 299, and Darts- 223. The 1st Prize was awarded to Netball (500 worth of spa vouchers each), 2nd – Bridge ($400 worth of spa vouchers each) and 3rd Prize to Darts Team ($300 worth of spa vouchers each). The Oval Room was filled with roars of laughter…

Another Maximum from Nick Dorney

I would like to thank the SCC Games Control Board Chairman in gracing the occasion and handing out the prizes to all the winners for the day. I would also like to thank our Main Sponsor for the Event, Atos Wellness Pte Ltd.  40 x $150 Discount Vouchers for goodie bags  40 x Growell Shampoo 75ml  40 x Compact Mirrors  40 x Hazel Florist Vouchers  3xs $300 gift voucher for 3rd prize  3xs $400 gift voucher for 2nd prize  3xs $500 gift voucher for 1st prize And not to miss out on Real Yoga for their free passes, as well as La Vie En Rose for their Gift Vouchers. Every lady had something to bring back home on that day… Special thanks to Rajan Menon (Pernord Ricard) for the bubbly champagnes and wines. The ladies had a great time!

A Toast to Rachna and A Little Prayer for Karan…..

The game would not have been a success without our Spontaneous at all times, despite Chalkers. Thank you very the disability…. Coincidence, much Mr Anwar Gaffoor, One Left and One Right….. Mr Simon, Mr Paul Foster, Ms Dorothy (Our Guest), and Mr Balagopal. Once again, thank you for taking so much of your time in chalking for the Darts Section. We are also very thankful to our F&B Team, KC and Team for providing an exemplary service to our ladies that night. THANK YOU!!!!!

Darts Section Emerging in 3rd Placing for the Ladies Darts Night

Thank you committee for all your hard work and yet another successful event! CHEERS!


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Marie all ready for her Bull’s Eye!!! Go Marie… Shes our SCC Staff from the Membership Dept


Convenor & Scribe: Richard Loo The Golf Section to date has about 518 Members. On 14 August 2013, the Section elected a new committee namely:

Golf SECTION COMMITTEE 2013/2014 Convenor: Captain: Secretary: Treasurer:

Richard Loo Peter Salt Kwek Chok Ming Gerald Mah

Committee Members: Bernard Chia Daniel Morby

With your full support and cooperation, the committee wishes and hope to draw up a new calendar of fun and enjoyable golfing and social programmes for all.

ACTIVITIES 30 August 2013 – 16 Section Members have been elected to participate in the 3rd Inter-social Clubs Golf Tournament held at NSRCC (Changi). We won the Division “A” through the efforts of Allan Muir and Raymond Lee and emerged third in Division B with the help of Kwek Chok Ming, Ross Tan and Peter Teo and to end off the night, Allan Muir ended up winning the overall best gross. 26 September 2013 – We played our Annual Pot Games against Tanglin Club at Jurong Country Club, and despite of last year’s rain-off, we managed to bring back the President’s Golf Challenge Trophy back to the Club with a score of 7 to 3. In the coming three months, we will be planning a trip to Royal Selangor Club and Royal Johor Golf & Country Club for our annual Interport Game, a Section Christmas golf game and our annual game with Changi Golf Club. Lastly, the Section will be planning one overseas trip to Vietnam or Bangkok. Lastly, on the 18 October 2013, we will have our final leg of Inter-social Clubs Tournament, which will be held at Warren Golf & Country Club. 16 Members was selected to take part in this tournament. At the point of writing, SCC stands at fifth out of the seven clubs participating. Please stay tuned to the Section activities and come forward to support and have fun. November / December 2013 | THE PADANG



Scribe: Lorna Campbell | Convenor: Mathavan Devadas


Another busy few months for the Hockey Section and the momentum continues until the year end with the annual tour to Bangkok and pre-season training for the ladies back in full swing. 2013 has been a great year for the Hockey Section and with some league results still to be decided, there are still opportunities for some to finish the year on a winning note. WITH THE MEN… A Tokyo tour for the men took place over National Day holiday weekend and was a huge success. With three of the team’s Japanese members leading the way, the men were in safe hands – albeit three players short of a full team – as they travelled to Yamanashi where they played an alumni team from Shirane High School. They played a tough match but ended up on the losing side of the score line. They made up for it that evening as their hosts took them for dinner and the stars of SCC came out with some smooth songs and funky dancing. The second match took place in Tokyo at Keio University in 39-degree heat against Mita Hockey Club. They managed a victory to end the tour SCC 1 – Japanese Teams 1. It was a fantastic tour, the Japanese hospitality was fantastic and Jun and Eddie were excellent guides. Here’s to the next time, now back on Singapore soil. The 3rd XI have been flying in Division 2 after six consecutive wins. They are currently sitting second in the table after SRC secured the league after an eight-match winning streak. The young players in this side are making their mark and are being duly encouraged by the senior Members who recognise them as the future of the Section. The 4th XI have struggled to keep a winning momentum in Division 3 but have continued to strive for results and after three wins in a row, they are still in with a chance of finishing in fourth spot in the table. The 5th XI is competing in Division 4 with the team consisting largely of our guys who are going through their

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National Service. To make up for their regular absence due to this, the remainder of the team sees a stellar line-up of seasoned players who are progressing well in the league and they could also attain a fourth place finish if they can win their remaining four matches. FOR THE LADIES… The summer competition, Hockey Liga continues with two matches to play. This has been a fun competition which has allowed players from all three teams to take part and enjoy some social hockey. Pre-season began again at the start of October with a view to running three teams once again this season. IN OTHER NEWS… Project 14 is a new initiative that has been developed in the Hockey Section which focuses on achieving success in the men’s and women’s Premier Leagues. The scheme will incorporate the physical and mental aspects of the game and including more intensity in training and pre-season games. It will revolve around 14 core players in both teams, with the squads for each consisting of 25 players. Team participation in the Annual Darts competition, Annual Inter-section Quiz Night and the very important Giles Roche Bowls Inter-section Tournament battle shows that hockey is keen to pit themselves against the other Sections and continue their winning ways. But if it doesn’t quite go our way, we make sure there is lots of fun being had regardless! AND FINALLY… Catch all the updates from the Annual Hockey Dinner (30 November) in the next edition. There are some big prizes up for grabs and lots of top contenders for them after a stellar season from the men’s and women’s teams.


START OF A NEW SEASON Article by: Katherine Signy | Convenor: Kerry Jane Brown After a lengthy summer break for the ladies teams, our new season kicked into action on 28 October when we have two teams taking part in the Katana league. However, despite the break there has been plenty of netball over the last few months. We entered a mixed team into the Pesta Sukan netball carnival on 24 August. On a rainy day at Kallang, we had mixed results before the tournament was cut short by the weather! Thank you to the various rugby boys who helped us out that day. At the point of writing, the mixed team is still participating in the NZCC Friendly League, and have had some excellent results recently. We are currently fourth in the league having won three of our six matches. In our last outing we beat the league leaders, NZCC Kiwi 35-30. There has been a brilliant turn out for these matches which have taken place at the SCC and it has been great to see so many new faces getting involved.

SCC Hawks at Street Netball

On 29 September we had two teams taking part in a street netball tournament in aid of the Bright Vision charity. Street netball is a half-court game with four players per team – any two players from each team are allowed into the circle to shoot or defend and in the event of a turnover, the ball must pass the third line before the team can attack.

Training at SCC

The two teams were in different groups, but both had great results. The Hawks team won three, drew one and lost one and finished third in their group meaning that they did not progress to the semi-finals. The Eagles teams went one better and finished second meaning they progressed to the finals. They lost their semi-final by one goal in a very tight match, but went on to win the play off to finish third – well played to Davina, Fathima, Rebecca, Naz, Serene and Bao. Away from the netball court, we held our Captain’s Cocktails to mark the start of the new season with a wine and pizza night in Stumps and had a big turnout. The Section also had a resounding success in the Darts Section Ladies Night. Playing the “Mickey Mouse” or “Cricket” format of darts, the girls had the highest points score across all the teams and were crowned champions! A big well done to Nan, Jacq An and Erin for representing us so successfully. Our own inter-section is taking place on 16 November – the inter-section itself will be in the afternoon and will follow our first JSM Carnival in the morning. Details will be circulated shortly, so please look out for these.

Dart Night

We have had several new players join the Section recently, particularly JSMs but there is always room for more. If you or any of your friends are keen to give netball a go, please get in contact with us at November / December 2013 | THE PADANG



Scribe: David Griffiths | Convenor: Graeme Burnett

RUGBY – A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME! GROWLERS START SEASON WITH A ROAR A busy month for the Rugby Section started with complete dominance by the Growlers who gave the highly rated Tanglin Thunderbirds a 38-0 whipping at Dempsey. Some standout performances on the day by the backs particularly Oli Hall (yes, you are over 35 now) and the ever silky Andy Fairbrother running riot in the first 20-mintues.

Try scorer Casey Mee feeds the powerful Prems pack vs HKFC

The forwards dominated in the later stages to culminate with Jon Robinson dotting down at the end of the day for a very satisfying victory, and a sign for a great Growlers season to come. Following the Growlers, the hotly contested internal trials kicked off, with a lot of new and old faces appearing in the black and gold for what was a great day to start the season off. Competition for places will be fierce, a sign of a strong and ambitious club. With SCC Captain Simon “Etho” Etheridge and his diminutive vice-captain Casey Mee leading the helm, the SCC then headed to HK with three teams to meet Valley the Hong Kong Premiership winners. VALLEY AND HONG KONG FOOTBALL CLUB TAMED And what a day Hong Kong put on for us, the sausages were literally sizzling and the rugby boots on fire from the heat reflecting off the artificial pitch. The Growlers set the tone of the day with a great victory over the Valley vets 31-7 with a great display of powerful rugby. The standout try from the match was taken by Tom Wynn Jones from 45 meters out, reminiscent of a young Jeff Wilson beating four Valley defenders with pace, power, body swerve and even a step! In the next match the Tankards were under the kosh for the first 25 minutes and held on strong with the turning of the tide just before half time through big Harresh pushing over. The second half fuelled by what little water could be found pitch side, the Tankards powered ahead and finished in a flurry with Harresh showing some Maradona esque skills to score a 40-meter try, topping off a great victory.

The boys re- count Robbo's breathtaking try!!!

wing and Pett’s younger brother Nick Passi. Valley hosted superbly at LFK and a good night out was had by all. With the SCC rugby academy in attendance, it was great to see the young , the old and the beautiful of the Rugby Section mingling together and showing the youngsters what playing for the senior club means in terms of skill and passion. To round off a superb month SCC took on HKFC in the second Hong Kong derby at Dempsey field. A mixed Tankards/Lions drew 12-all in friendly match. The Prems out to revenge last year’s loss, started well with Casey Mee freshly back from filming in the shire showing great pace to dot down in the corner and get the SCC off to a good start.

The finale of the day, the Prems game, certainly didn't disappoint. It proved to be an explosive affair with claret flowing within the first five minutes. After working each other out in the normal friendly way, the game then settled down somewhat with some intense rugby being played.

HKFC came back and it was very tight at 10-8 going into the last 20. Some great defence and then sustained pressure from the SCC forwards saw them score and hold on to a memorable victory. Captain Simon Etho Etheridge led from the front with a truly majestic display.

SCC led from the start and finished in flurry, literally as the game was called off a few minutes early due to players overheating. Standout performers for the Prems were young Corey on the

A great start to the season! However it will count for nothing if their confidence and momentum gained is not translated into silverware come March next year!

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Man of the match vs HKFC - Simon "Etho" Etheridge contemplating the task ahead


Soccer Committee

A new era Scribe & Convenor: : Scott Starr This is my first article as the Soccer Section Convenor and I am very happy to receive the baton passed to me by Graham Dickson and all the members, some of which I know some I will get to know over the coming months. There are big shoes to fill and only time will tell if I can accomplish what Graham accomplished. Graham has left the section in a tremendous state and with the teams and members there are solid foundations and framework to keep moving forward. The SCC Tigers are once again League Champions after winning Season 19 of the Espzen Sunday League Division 1. The Championship was sealed on the final match of the season beating Racing Football Club 5-0; this is the fourth time in recent years that the SCC Tigers are League Champions. The SCC Second X1 had a fantastic league record, 14 wins, 1 draw and only 1 defeat in the league campaign. The Championship was only won by 3 points though, nearest rivals Aioli United Football Club pushed the Tigers all season and recorded a victory vs the Tigers which was the first defeat for the Tigers in two seasons. The SCC Tigers were once again guided to league victory by the management team of Richie Pugh and Anthony Houlahan captained by the evergreen Ronnie Smollett. The side had strength all over the park and credit must be given to the departing Phill Mace who had a fantastic season at centre back. The SCC Tigers scored 64 goals in the league campaign with Douglas, Smith, Kee, Kilbee and McDouglas all scoring five goals or more.

Champion winning Tigers Team, ESPZEN season 19

The 20th League Campaign kicks off on the 6th October and the SCC Tigers will be aiming to make it 3 League Championships on the trot. The Cosmo League and Equatorial Football Leagues have all been just started their seasons and both have had successful starts to the season. The PADS will endeavor to win the Henrick Lorenz Memorial Trophy competing in Phuket against the HKGFC in November, all the best to Glyn and the team who have been training all year for this game. The SCC Soccer Sixes has will take place in May 2014 under the leadership of Owen Monaghan and it is now a prestigious tournament, we anticipate we will be able to announce some prestigious teams in the coming months that will be competing in this tournament. On a closing note again I would like to thank Graham for 11 years of mud, sweat and tears and wish him all the best in his “gone fishing� retirement, thanks again!!

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Scribe: Manmindar Singh & Nick Cochrane Convenor: Manmindar Singh END OF SEASON PARTY, 17 AUGUST The traditional end of league season party probably saw the biggest turnout ever, thanks largely to the efforts of Koh Wai Keng, our section secretary. Almost 40 players turned up early afternoon for friendly matches with opposing teams in striking blue and yellow shirts designed by none other than Wai Keng himself and sponsored by a couple of Section Members – Vikram Malhotra and Sarat Chandran. The matches were played in good spirit and set the stage for a great evening. There were altogether close to 70 attendees with a strong turnout of juniors and a number of Members’ spouses. The dinner began with the usual formality of the various Team Captains providing a brief run down on the season gone by. An unparalled buffet spread courtesy of Mahes, our social secretary, followed to the accompaniment of a two-piece band.

point SCC only dropped one further match to cruise home 15-5. Players plus guests took over the Deli Verandah for the evening which was finished off by Chairman Games Control Board drinking from a rusty trophy. That’s what happens if you leave these things in the wrong hands for too long. THE ASHES, 14 SEPTEMBER Most cricketers will tell you the “Ashes” involves a series of matches between the cricketing nations of England and Australia, however, the better known version of the “Ashes” is our annual squash match with the British Club that started in 2002. It was the turn of the British Club to host this event. As history dictates, players of each club were asked if they had any specific rivalries and having paired up the rivalries, we then matched up the available competitors resulting in a record 15 players on each side. Having won this event for the last two years we narrowly missed out on a hat trick by going down 8-7, having been 7-6 up with two matches to play. Two matches were lost on sudden death! The event was a great success and many thanks to our hosts at the British Club who as always made us feel very welcome. ANNUAL POT GAMES, 28 SEPTEMBER We hosted Tanglin Club in a best of seven singles match. Unlike previous years, we had to dig deep to put together a strong enough team. We “recalled” Anthony Chua, a member of the Singapore Team that came in sixth in the world in 1986 but who has hardly played competitive squash for the past decade.

From the friendly matches to the dinner and the impromptu singing, it was a great coming together of all Section Members. Thanks to all for making the end of season party so special and to Wai Keng for once again showing what a difference one person can make!

His match was one of the highlights of the day. He was pitted against Shane Hagen, the Tanglin Captain who always competes strongly. Anthony lost the first set but once he warmed up and got going, his experience and shot making proved too much for Shane as he won the match 3-1.

ORANGE BOWL, 31 AUGUST Our annual friendly with Hollandse Club was inaugurated two years ago and being good hosts we narrowly lost. We also lost last year and it became imperative we rectified this. As is tradition, Hollandse determine how many players they can muster for a Saturday afternoon and we try and match.

There were a couple of other close matches though we managed to win all of them except the last tie. Tanglin’s Lodewyk Van Rooyen stepped on court with clear intent to prevent a clean sweep and he did that in resolute fashion as he out hustled Joannah Yue to win 3-1. Overall a great match and thanks to players from both clubs for the excellent fighting spirit!

They put together a squad of 20 and to match we had to make the most of our ladies who made up 20% of the team. Unfortunately, Katherine O’Donnell tore her Achilles tendon which subsequently had to be operated on. Commiserations to her and we hope to see her back on the courts. The early matches were even with SCC leading 6-4 at the half way stage. However from that 62

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Ladies’ Captain & Scribe: Nilma Missir-Boissac Convenor: Matthew Dabbs


The Inter-Club Doubles League kicked off in midSeptember and matches were played on a home and away format every weekend until mid-October. Look out for the highlights in the next Padang magazine issue!

ALL IN THE FAMILY In this edition of the Padang magazine, we feature a "tennis family" at the SCC - the Ong family. Ong Chin Chuan joined the club in Tennis runs in their blood 1981 after organizing the Singapore Grass Court Championships at the SCC in 1979 and 1980 and subsequently played for the club.

Freezing in Perth

The section visited the Royal King’s Park in Perth from 12 to 15 September. Although we had beautiful weather on Friday and Sunday, the main match was scheduled for Saturday and unfortunately, we saw horizontal rain and the good “doctor” being particularly bad! The smiles on the team photograph were from our teeth chattering. We did manage social hits around the match on the Friday and Sunday, even with the King’s Park players but the weather on the Saturday did leave us somewhat disappointed (And a missed BBQ!). The travelling party of 12 were not too discouraged and certainly made up for it on enjoying Perth’s excellent restaurants and bars. We certainly would like to thank Royal King’s Park for their hospitality and to SCC for assisting in the organisation of this tour.


His kids, Shao Fang, Wei Ming and Wei Yao have followed in his footsteps, in more ways than one. All of them play competitive tennis and were coached by their dad. They too play for the SCC. Shao Fang, 23 years old and a core member of the Ladies' A team, is working for the Singapore Sports Council. Wei Ming, a 25-year old mechanical engineering graduate, plays on the Men's B team and Wei Yao, who is 16 years old, studies at Victoria School and plays for the C team. Their mother is a silent, but strong supporter of them. We managed to catch up with them and here are some excerpts of the conversation… 1. If you could invite one tennis player to the club, who would it be and why? Shao Fang (SF): Roger Federer! I feel that he is a good player to look up to for his tennis abilities and on-court attitude. 2. Mr Ong, why did you have your kids join the SCC? Chin Chuan (CC): I have been a member of the SCC for many years and I value that it is a sporting club which encourages junior participation in sports, such as cricket, soccer, rugby and tennis. There are not many clubs in Singapore that offers that. 3. Wei Yao, what do you like about playing at the SCC? Wei Yao (WY): I'm playing tennis in the middle of the city with a good scenic view of the Old Parliament, and the Padang. When I'm done, I make my way into a building with such a long history and tuck into my favourite food. The feeling is very special.

Nilma Missir-Boissac receives the trophy from Tanglin Club on behalf of the tennis section

Esben Ringen serves it up!

The SCC tennis section did their part to help the club take the trophy back to the Padang by securing a 6 match to 1 win over Tanglin Club. There were some hard fought matches and intense battles which entertained both players and spectators greatly. We look forward to another exciting encounter in 2015.

4. What's your favourite food at the club? WY & SF: Chicken wings!!! We've been eating that since we were young! 5. If you could make 1 change to our tennis courts, what would that be? Wei Ming (WM): If I could make any change, I would change the grass courts to the Har Tru courts (green clay) that we had at the club slightly more than 10 years ago. I enjoyed the feeling of sliding across the court and…I appreciate the more predictable bounces! November / December 2013 | THE PADANG





Schedule Balut Section Night

BILLIARDS Billiards & Snooker Section Night & SNOOKER


Bowls Training


Bridge Section Night


SCA League & Social Matches during season. Cricket Nets Senior Training Cricket Youth Training SCC Cubs Programme


Darts Pub Night Darts Training Night



training days & time Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1900-2230, Gilmour Room

dress code Shirts should have collars & sleeves. No flip-flops, singlets, teeshirts, outlandish garb or any attire bearing an advertising message of any kind.

remarks Section Members & invited guests only.

Section Members only. Billiards & Snooker Section Members have priority over the use of both tables & Monday, Wednesday & Friday, Flip-flops & singlets are not permitted. services of the marker. However, the 1830-2300, Men’s Bar non Section Members can play on the tables designated, provided they are not in use by Section Members. Tuesday & Thursday: Casual wear. Guest may be permitted if properly Tuesday & Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: Club or Section registered by a Section Member. 1600-2100 tee-shirts with white pants or shorts. Smoking or drinking is strictly Saturday & Sunday, Shoes: Bowls shoes or flat-soled prohibited on the green. However, 1500-2100 shoes or flat-soled sandals with back both are permitted on the banks. strap only at all times. Shirts should have collars and sleeves. Mondays & Thursdays. No flip-flops, singlets, tee-shirts, Section Members and Time & venue according to schedule outlandish garb or any attire bearing invited guests only. an advertising message of any kind. Saturday & Sunday. Time & venue according to schedule. Tuesday-Thursday. Time & venue Cream or Whites according to training schedule. (except Div 1 - coloured attire Section Members only. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday & during Div 1 matches); Sunday. Time & venue according No spikes & no singlets. to training schedule. Time & Venue according to schedule. Every 1st Thursday of each month, Shirts should have collars & sleeves. 1900-2300, The Oval. No flip-flops, singlets, teeshirts, Section Members Every 3rd Thursday of each month, outlandish garb or any attire bearing & invited guest only. 1900-2300, Men’s Bar an advertising message of any kind. Games as advised by the Matches are played away & Section Committee. arranged by the Section Committee.


League matches during the season: SHF U20 League; SHF Premier & Div 1 League (Men’s & Ladies); SHF Lower League (Men’s Div 2, 3 & 4); SHF Indoor League (Men’s & Ladies), Men’s Hockey Training Ladies’ Hockey Training Men’s & Ladies Hockey Training

Time & venue according to schedule. Tuesday (CCAB), 2000-2200. Monday (CCAB), 1900 - 2100 Thursday (CCAB), 1900-2200


Section Members only.


Netball Training

Monday & Wednesday, 1830-2100


Section Members only


SRU League matches during the season Rugby Training Rugby Youth Training Rugby Academy


Friendly Matches during season League matches during the season: National Football League (NFL); Cosmo league; Equatorial Football League; ESPZEN Football league; FA Cup Soccer Training Soccer Academy


Ladies Club Night Men’s Club Night Men’s Grade A & B Junior Coaching Mixed Club Night


Men’s A & B Training; Ladies’ A Training Section Social (last Friday of the month)

GYMNASIUM Operating Hours dempsey Operating Hours 64

Time & venue according to schedule. Monday & Wednesday, 19002100 (Mar-Aug 2012) Tuesday & Thursday, 1900-2100 (Sep-Dec 2012) Saturday, 1000-1130 (Jan-Dec 2012) Time & venue according to schedule Tuesday-Friday, 1730-1900 Time & venue according to schedule. Tuesday & Thursday, 1900-2100 (Mar-end Aug 2012) Monday & Wednesday, 1900-2100 (Sep-Dec 2012). Time & venue according to schedule. Monday & Wednesday, 1700-1900 Tuesday & Thursday, 1700-2200 Wednesday, 1900-2200 Saturday, 1200-1500; Sunday, 1400-1700 Monday, 1900-2200; Saturday, 1500-1900 Tuesday, 1900-2100 Wednesday, 1900-2100 Predominantly white. Friday, 1700-2100 Gym attire must be worn at all times, Daily, 0600-2200 i.e. tee-shirts, shorts and sports shoes. Monday-Friday, 1000-2045 Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday, 0800 - 2045

THE PADANG ||September November/ October / December 20132013

Section Members only

Section Members only

Section Members only. 2 squash courts will be booked for Section Nights & coaching.

Section Members only. Restricted to days when no cricket is played. Members over 18 years old only. Facilities available: 1) Soccer 2) Rugby 3) Cricket

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The Padang Magazine November / December 2013  
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