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GENERAL COMMITTEE 2015/2016 President Capt. Baldev Singh baldev.singh@scc.org.sg Deputy President Mr Brian Teo brian.teo@scc.org.sg Chairman, Games Control Board Mr Richard Stapley-Oh richard.stapley-oh @scc.org.sg

Mr George V. Abraham george.abraham@scc.org.sg

Mr Paul Lawlass paul.lawlass@scc.org.sg

Club News

Mr Dinakaran S. Appiah (Dino) dinakaran.appiah@scc.org.sg

Ms Cynthia E. Robless cynthia.robless@scc.org.sg

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Mr Hamish Alexander Christie hamish.christie@scc.org.sg

Mr Teo Kwang Whee kwangwhee.teo@scc.org.sg

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Ms Joyce Foster joyce.foster@scc.org.sg

Subcommittee Members Games Control Board Mr Richard Stapley-Oh (Chairman) Professor Brian Farrell Mr John Lewis Taylor Mr Victor Yeong Mr Tony Richardson Ms Olivia Law Geok Lian Mr David Jones Ms Mohietheen Fathima Mr Richard Loo Mr K. Rajaram Ms Sadaf Salim Mr Marc Lansonneur Mr Scott Starr Mrs Andrea Nicholas Mr Kevin Cumbers finance Mr Parasuram Krishnan (Chairman) Mr Richard Stapley-Oh Mr Dinakaran S. Appiah (Dino) Mr Hamish A. Christie Mr Thomas Monahan Mr Krishan Sharma

Establishment Capt. Baldev Singh (Chairman) Mr Brian Teo Mr Dinakaran S. Appiah (Dino) Mr Teo Kwang Whee Mr Leonard Thangavelu Mr Harpal Singh food & beverage Mr Dinakaran S. Appiah (Dino) (Chairman) Mr Robin Thomas Mr Jude Tan Ms Joyce Foster Mr Anthony Richardson Mr Sammie Soon marketing & Communications Ms Cynthia Robless (Chairlady) Ms Tracy Jones Mr Srikanth K V Mr Paul Lawlass Mr Anwar Gaffoor

Property Mr George V Abraham (Chairman) Mr Anwar Gaffoor Mr Retna Sabapathy Mr Ong Chin Leong Mr Andrew Anthony Moore Mr N Thangavelu Mr Matthew Streeton Rules & Membership Mr Brian Teo (Chairman) Ms Josephine Ee Mr Tushar Doshi Mr Anthony Netto Mr Damian Pereira social Ms Joyce Foster (Chairlady) Mr Dinakaran S. Appiah (Dino) Ms Soma Devi Ms Ravinder Kaur Ms Sunita Kapoor Ms Tracy Jones Mr Vikram Raman Capt E R Raymond Ambrose

Singapore Singapore Cricket Cricket ClubClub Established 1852 Established 1852

Connaught Drive Singapore 179681 Tel: 63389271 Fax: 63330708 Email: scc@scc.org.sg Web: www.scc.org.sg SCC wishes all Members wealth, health and prosperity for the New Year.

Main Lounge Cabinets

Food & Beverage

Mr Anwar Gaffoor anwar.gaffoor@scc.org.sg

Finance Member Mr Parasuram Krishnan parasuram.krishnan @scc.org.sg

President’s Message New Members’ Election Night Club News

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Italian Affair Wine Dinner Chef Arfin’s Specialities Cake of the Month Dinner Specials Beverage Promotion Wines of the Month Food & Events Calendar Valentine’s Day Dinner Chinese New Year Menu CNY F&B Operating Hours

Upcoming Events 21 Chinese New Year Celebration 22 Feng Shui & Astrology Talk Look Who’s Cooking 23 Buzz from the Bar Quiz Night Bingo Recent Events 24 Xmas Eve Lucky Draw 28 Remembrance Day Xmas Wine & Cheese 29 Deepavali Celebration Despicable Freeze Pantomime 30 Fire & Ice SCC Countdown Ball Sports 33 Hockey Skies Turn Gold & Black 34 Societe General SCC International 68th Rugby7s Tournament 38 Balut 39 Billiards & Snooker 40 Bowls 41 Bridge 42 Cricket 43 Darts 44 Golf 45 Rugby 46 SCC International Netball7s Tournament 47 Netball 48 Hockey 49 Hockey 50 Soccer 51 Squash 52 Tennis JAN / FEB 2016 THE PADANG

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Club Management Mr Nigel Stearns General Manager Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 331) E-mail: nigel.stearns@scc.org.sg Ms Adeline Tan Financial Controller / Acting Head of Membership Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 201) E-mail: adeline.tan@scc.org.sg Ms Janet Ng Head, Sports & Recreation Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 389) E-mail: janet.ng@scc.org.sg

BUSINESS HOURS Member Services Desk Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

Ms Judy Ting Head, Property & Housekeeping Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 383) E-mail: judy.ting@scc.org.sg Ms Jessica Ng Acting Head of Human Resource Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 265) E-mail: jessica.ng@scc.org.sg Mr Raymond Lee Executive Chef Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 336) E-mail: raymond.lee@scc.org.sg Ms Chovin Blix Ong Asst F&B and Events Manager Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 252) E-mail: chovin.ong@scc.org.sg

0900 - 0200 0900 - 2200

No after-games sports attire or studded boots.

Main Lounge* Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

0900 - 2400 0900 - 0100 0900 - 2400

Flip-flops, singlets, shorts & tee-shirts are not permitted. * Operating hours on trial basis

Stumps* Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

1500 - 2200 1500 - 2300 1500 - 2200

Flip-flops & singlets are not permitted. * Operating hours on trial basis

The Padang Restaurant Lunch Monday - Sunday

1200 - 1500

Dinner

1900 - 2300 1900 - 2200

Mr Daljeet Singh Head, F&B & Events Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 372) E-mail: daljeet.singh@scc.org.sg

0900 - 2400

No lunch operation on Public Holidays.

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

Flip-flops, singlets, shorts & tee-shirts are not permitted. Denim trousers are not permitted except Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday between 1000 & 1700.

The Oval & Verandah Monday - Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

0900 - 2300 0900 - 2200

Flip-flops, singlets, shorts & tee-shirts are not permitted. Bermudas are permitted at Oval Verandah.

The Victoria Room Monday - Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

0900 - 2300 0900 - 2200

Flip-flops, singlets, shorts and tee-shirts are not permitted.

The Deli Daily 1100 - 2200

Men’s Bar Monday - Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday 1100 - 2300 Sunday* 1200 - 1800 Public Holiday Closed *The Men’s Bar will be open for billiards & snooker only. F&B services are available at the Main Lounge.

Club 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 www.scc.org.sg 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.

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Flip-flops & singlets are not permitted.

Jackpot Room Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday Flip-flops, singlets, shorts & tee-shirts are not permitted.

1300 - 2200 1300 - 2300 Closed

Gymnasium Daily 0600 - 2200 Gym attire must be worn at all times, i.e. tee-shirts, shorts and sports shoes.


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, It gives me great pleasure to welcome one and all into the New Year. Fresh beginnings await us at the SCC as we venture forth into 2016 with hopes and purposes renewed. The year that lies ahead of us is anticipated to be an eventful and exhilarating one. We kick off the sporting calendar with the 2nd SCC International Netball 7s Tournament to be held on 27 February 2016 at the Multi-Purpose Court. This will be swiftly followed by the 22nd SCC International Hockey Sixes Tournament on 5 and 6 March 2016 at the historic Padang of which we are proud guardians. Expect a stellar showcase of sporting talent and exemplary teamwork on and off the field.

Capt. Baldev Singh President Singapore Cricket Club

I wish to thank all Members who had attended the recently concluded year-end celebrations at SCC. You can look forward to more upcoming events at the Club in the coming months such as a range of festive activities in celebration of Chinese New Year. I wish all Members a prosperous and joyous 2016 and we look forward to your continued support of the Club.

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CLUB NEWS

New Members’ Election Night

9 November 2015

Ordinary (Transferable) Members

Mr Amit Bagga

Dr Fu Hao

Mr Edwin Lee

Ms Sunita Jeyaranee Tiruchelvarayan

Mr Shreyan Singh

Mr Jaikanth Shankar

Mr Keith David Hunter, President Capt. Baldev Singh, Mrs Angela Julie Hunter

Ms Vanessa Martin

Term Member Mr Sanjiv Razdan Mr Amit Bagga, Mr Arijit Roy, Mrs Priya Bagga

Corporate Member Mrs Angela Julie Hunter

Ms Wang Liming, Dr Fu Hao, GC Member Ms Cynthia Robless

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CLUB NEWS

Ms Wong Gen Qing, Mr Shreyan Singh, GC Member Mr George Abraham, GC Member Mr Parasuram Krishnan

Mr Sanjiv Razdan, GC Member Mr Dinakaran S. Appiah (Dino), Mrs Rashmi Razdan

GC Member Mr Paul Lawlass, Ms Sunita Jeyaranee Tiruchelvarayan

Mr Edwin Lee, GC Member Mr Paul Lawlass

Ms Shivani Retnam, Mr Jaikanth Shankar, GC Member Mr Anwar Gaffoor, Mr Siva Retnam JAN / FEB 2016 THE PADANG

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CLUB NEWS

New Members’ Election Night

14 December 2015

Ordinary (Transferable) Members

Mr Hideyuki Yamagata

Mrs Belinda Charles

Mr Lim Kwan Ming Keith

Mr Lim Sui Yin Jeffrey

Mr Maung Shwe Tint

Mr Nagarajan Chandra Prathaban

Mr Suppiah Pakrisamy

Mr Deep Sen

Mr Chuan Ian Campbell

GC Member Mr Anwar Gaffoor, Mr James Matthew Somasundram, Ms Tan Yew Jin, Mr Deep Sen

Mr Lim Kwan Ming Keith, Deputy President Mr Brian Teo, Ms Sharon Rodrigues, Mr Macneil Lobo

Mr James Matthew Somasundram

Term Member Mr Michael Robert Corley Mr Macneil Lobo Captain Stuart J Mooney Mr Carlos Filipe Moscoso Mr Deepak Menghani Mr Christopher Paxton Mr Sridhar Srikrishna Mr Brian S Varley Corporate Member Mr Nicholas Daniel Dale Mr Gareth James Lang Mr Patrick Joseph O’Regan 6

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Mr Suppiah Pakrisamy, GC Member Mr Teo Kwang Whee, Ms Wai Kar Foon Charmaine, Mr Christopher Paxton


CLUB NEWS

Deputy President Mr Brian Teo, Mr Brian S Varley, Ms Amanda Louise Ebner, Mr Nicholas Daniel Dale, Mr Rishi Chandiok

GC Member Mr Teo Kwang Whee, Mr Nagarajan Chandra Prathaban, Mrs Nirmala Chandra Prathaban, Mrs Belinda Charles

Mr Maung Shwe Tint, GC Member Mr Anwar Gaffoor

GC Member Ms Joyce Foster, Mr Hideyuki Yamagata

GC Member Ms Cynthia Robless, Mr Deepak Menghani

Mr Russell Hart Toop, Mr Carlos Filipe Moscoso, Mr Sridhar Srikrishna

Ms Fiona Mcmahon, Captain Stuart J Mooney, Mr Patrick Joseph O’Regan, Mr Gareth James Lang

Mr Michael Robert Corley, Mr Lim Sui Yin Jeffrey JAN / FEB 2016 THE PADANG

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CLUB NEWS

EXCELLENT SERVICE AWARD

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he Excellent Service Awards were once again awarded to deserving Staff Members of the Singapore Cricket Club for the second year running. A total of 8 Gold and 7 Silver Excellent Service Awards (EXSA) was presented to 15 SCC Staff at the Gilmour Room on 17 December 2015. Launched in 1994, this national award recognises individuals who have demonstrated exemplary qualities of service professionalism. It seeks to develop service models for staff to emulate; create

2015

service champions; professionalise services and raise the prestige of a career in the service industry. The SCC congratulates all EXSA recipients and commends them for their outstanding service delivered to the Club and its patronage! Great work to the team! GOLD AWARD NOMINEES Wendy Foo

Sports Manager

Minuddin Mallik

Head Groundsman

Albert Bugarin Calangian

Assistant Manager

Dennis Ooi

Senior Captain

Sandy Han

Captain

Xia Xue

Senior Waitress

Uthayarasu Rajendran

Waiter

Steven Ong

Captain

SILVER AWARD NOMINEES

EXSA Award Winners with Deputy President Mr Brian Teo, GC Member Mr Teo Kwang Whee and General Manager Mr Nigel Stearns

Ken Ang

Senior Sports Executive

Felicia Heng

Senior Banquet & Events Executive

Becky Xu

Banquet & Events Executive

Jennifer Trinidad Perreras

Management Trainee

Felix Zeng

Senior Waiter

Leong Weng Chun

Senior Waiter

Wendy Wang

Senior Waitress

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

Mrs Amarasuriya Hemalatha

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Mr Soon Hock Choong Freddy

Mr Christopher Amyas Hartnoll


CLUB NEWS

HAPPY RETIREMENT

October 2015 Silk Road

$4,500 November 2015 Wonder 4

$3,323

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CC held a Retirement Party for one of its oldest and longest serving members of staff, Madam Tan Ah Hio, on 17 December at the Clubhouse and presented her with an SCC Plaque in recognition of her untiring service of 30 years from 1 August 1985 to 31 December 2015 as Cook of the Food & Beverage Department’s Oval Kitchen. The SCC wishes Madam Tan good health and a happy retirement!

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FEATURE

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ain Lounge Cabinets Stroll through the Main Lounge and chances are you would notice that the standing glass cabinets located at either exits leading out onto the Oval and Deli Verandahs have been given a fresh makeover and now house materials of considerable significance. The display cabinet nearest the Oval Verandah pays a handsome tribute to SCC’s first ‘Visitor’ and the nation’s founding father – Mr. Lee Kuan Yew while the cabinet at the opposite end honours eight of SCC’s rugby players who had lost their lives in the tragic Bali bombing on 12 October 2002.

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ali Tribute

SCC pays tribute to eight of its rugby players who had been on tour in Bali and had lost their lives to the calamity that was the bombing of Paddy’s Bar in Kuta. Chris Kays, Tim Arnold, Neil Bowler, Chris Bradford, Dave Kent, Peter Record, Chris Redman and Charlie Van Renen will live on in SCC.

Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet

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ee Kuan Yew

Bali Tribute Cabinet

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It was with great honour that SCC welcomed Singapore’s founding Prime Minister to the Clubhouse for dinner on 12 December 1970. It was at that dinner that Mr. Lee was accorded the first honorary title of ‘Visitor’ and the stirring speech delivered by Mr. Lee that night at the Gilmour Room would forever be etched in the memories of those present and would continue to resonate with Members of the Club today.


FOOD & BEVERAGE

Italian Affair

WINE DINNER

Dive into the taste of tradition with an enticing menu featuring Adriano Wines from Piedmont, Italy and Guest Chef Matteo Pertoldi of Apitico. His dishes are rooted in the Italian and French traditions but speak of the fusion of cultures, being influenced by exotic ingredients and diverse cooking techniques.

“Cooking is closer to architecture than we could think, they are just different applications of artistic skills and scientific knowledge, starting from your experience of the world. � Make your reservations now, because this is a dinner that you will certainly want to attend.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 7.30pm | The Padang Restaurant $85.00 per Member $98.00 per Guest 40% of dinner price is chargeable for cancellation after 20 February 2016 and 100% for no-show. Reservations are based on first-come-first served basis. For reservations, please call The Padang Restaurant at 6338 9271.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

food PROMOTION

January / February

CHEF ARFIN’S SPECIALITIES Friday, 6.30pm onwards Courtyard

8 January Mutton Biryani $13.80

5 February Indian Mee Goreng $5.80 (regular), $9.80 (large)

15 January Indian Mee Goreng $5.80 (regular), $9.80 (large)

12 February Plain Thosai served with Vegetable Dhal, Coconut and Onion Chilli Chutney $5.80

22 January Soto Ayam $5.80 (regular), $9.80 (large) 29 January Kambing Soup $6.80 (regular), $10.80 (large)

Masala Thosai served with Vegetable Dhal, Coconut and Onion Chilli Chutney $9.80 26 February Kambing Soup $6.80 (regular), $10.80 (large)

SATAY

cake of the month Ivory Chocolate Lavender with Wild Berries

$43.20 per kg

Every Friday, 6.30pm - 10pm Courtyard

CARVERY LUNCH Weekdays, 12pm - 2.30pm Main Lounge $14.80 per person, includes coffee or tea with cheese and crackers. *Not available on PH Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

-- Roast Lamb -- Roast Spring Chicken -- Salmon -- Roast Pork -- Beef

HIGH TEA

Visit The Oval & Verandah or call 6338 9271 to place a cake order for your special occasion or birthday celebration!

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Daily, 3pm - 5pm The Oval & Main Lounge $22 for two persons


FOOD & BEVERAGE

Spaghetti Pasta with Crispy Soft Shell Crab in Light Tomato Sauce $16.80

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SCC Claypot Fish Head $18.80

Oven Baked South Indian Spring Chicken $12.80

DINNER SPECIALS

2

FEBRUARY

Teriyaki Norwegian Salmon Fillet with Tobiko Caviar and Provencal Vegetables $25.80

Tandoori Lamb Chop with Mint Aloo Chat $15.80 JAN / FEB 2016 THE PADANG

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

beverage promotion

Milagro Select Barrel Reposado Tequila

Chivas Regal 18 YO

Snow Leopard Vodka

$8.50 per glass

$10.00 per glass

$7.50 per glass

$138.00 per bottle

$138.00 per bottle

$118.00 per bottle

Monkey Shoulder Malt Whisky

Johnnie Walker Black Label

$7.50 per glass

$5.90 per glass

$108.00 per bottle

$88.00 per bottle

Highland Park 12YO $8.00 per glass

$118.00 per bottle

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

WINES OF THE MONTH

January / February

Telmo Rodriguez Basa 2014 Rueda, Spain

Telmo Rodriguez Toro Dehesa Gago 2012 Rueda, Spain

It is mostly Verdejo with some 8% Viura, fermented in stainless steel and bottled unoaked. The wine is clean, focused, and fruit-driven with some balsamic notes of bay leaf and fennel. The palate is quite light with good acidity, and is clean and sharp.

14% Organic and Biodynamic 100% Tinto de Toro (the locally indigenous clone of our old favorite tempranillo picture bright soaring fruits of the forest, Alpen herbs and a lifted spice gently landing in an orchard of ripe red plums.

Luiz Gutierrez, reviewer for eRobertParker The Wine Advocate (Oct 2015), 89 points

$52.00 per bottle | $11.00 per glass

$48.00 per bottle | $10.00 per glass

Kahurangi Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Nelson, New Zealand

Kahurangi Estate Pinot Noir 2013 Nelson, New Zealand

A lovely, herbaceous wine with aromas of mandarin, orange peel and pineapple followed with a crisp well balanced finish.

A lively strawberry aroma with hints of cinnamon and savoury characters on the palate, leaving a delicate fruit driven finish with lovely texture and mouthfeel.

$48.00 per bottle | $10.00 per glass

$52.00 per bottle | $11.00 per glass

Claris Pinot Grigio IGT 2014 Veneto, Italy

Barbera D’Alba doc Superiore 2014 Piedmont, Italy

Rich straw yellow color; intense and characteristic fragrance, which is reminiscent of acacia flowers. Its flavor is full, dry and impetuous with an acidulous taste.

Ruby red with garnet red after ageing. The bouquet is fruity when it is young, harsh after ageing with blackberry, jam, spice and toasted fragrance. Full and harmonious flavour with soft acidity that highlights the fragrance and the freshness of this wine, it is suitable for modern drinking

$48.00 per bottle | $10.00 per glass $52.00 per bottle | $11.00 per glass

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FOOD & EVENTS CALENDAR

DAILY SET LUNCH

Tuesday

Monday

At The Oval & Verandah

All Western Set Lunches ($15.80) are served with Soup of the Day, Coffee/Tea and Dessert of the Day. All Local and Tandoori Set Lunches ($14.80) are served with Coffee/Tea and Dessert of the Day. Western Ala Carte Dishes are available at $12.80. Local and Tandoori Ala Carte Dishes are available at $11.80. Monday 1, 15, 22 & 29 February Chicken Biryani, or Braised Duck Leg with Orange Sauce served with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Bak Kut Teh served with Steamed Rice

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

Tuesday 2, 16 & 23 February SCC Laksa, or Pan-fried Seabass Fillet with Vegetables and Potatoes served with Lemon Dill Sauce, or Butter Chicken Masala served with Naan Bread

JANUARY

Monday 4, 11, 18 & 25 January Chicken Biryani, or Oven-roasted Striploin served with Vegetables and Potato Wedges, or Bak Kut Teh served with Steamed Rice

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SCC High Tea Available daily 3pm to 5pm The Oval & Main Lounge

Deepavali

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Carvery Lunch

Available on weekdays 12pm to 2.30pm Main Lounge

Wednesday 6, 13, 20 & 27 January Chicken and Egg Curry served with Steamed Rice, or Roast Leg of Lamb served with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Fish Curry served with Steamed Rice

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SCC High Tea Available daily 3pm to 5pm The Oval & Main Lounge

Tuesday

Monday 1

2 8pm Men’s Bar

Friday 8, 15, 22 & 29 January Fish Moolie served with Steamed Rice, or Grilled Chicken Chop served with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Dal Makhani and Vegetable Curry served with Naan Bread Saturday 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 January SCC Laksa, or SCC Chicken Rice

Thursday 4, 11, 18 & 25 February SCC Chicken Rice, or Baked Salmon with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Mutton Curry served with Naan Bread or Steamed Rice

Public Holiday - Only SCC Laksa will be served at the Oval & Verandah as Daily Set Lunch on 1 January, 8 & 9 February 2016.

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Public Holiday* Chinese New Year

Public Holiday* Chinese New Year

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Carvery Lunch

Available on weekdays 12pm to 2.30pm Main Lounge

Friday 5, 12, 19 & 26 February Fish Moolie served with Steamed Rice, or Grilled Pork Chop coated with Cheddar Cheese served with Vegetables and Potato Wedges, or Dal Makhani and Vegetable Curry served with Naan Bread Saturday 6, 13, 20 & 27 February SCC Laksa, or SCC Chicken Rice

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FEBRUARY

Thursday 7, 14, 21 & 28 January SCC Chicken Rice, or Baked Salmon with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Mutton Curry served with Naan Bread or Steamed Rice

Wednesday 3, 10, 17 & 24 February Chicken and Egg Curry served with Steamed Rice, or Grilled Dory Fish Fillet served with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Fish Curry served with Steamed Rice

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23 SCC High Tea Available daily 3pm to 5pm The Oval & Main Lounge

Carvery Lunch

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Available on weekdays 12pm to 2.30pm Main Lounge


FOOD & EVENTS CALENDAR

Wednesday

Thursday

Sunday

Saturday

Friday 1

2

8

7 Hawker Fare 8 & 22 January 6.30pm onwards Courtyard

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3

Every 1st Sunday of the Month Padang Restaurant

Public Holiday* New Year’s Day

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Champagne Brunch

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the Bar Buzz from

with I-TUNE Every Saturday 7.30pm onwards Main Lounge

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Satay

Every Friday & Saturday 6.30pm-10pm Courtyard

8pm· Victoria Room

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22

21 Feng Shui & Astrology Talk 7.30pm onwards Gilomour Room

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Sunday Roast 12pm to 3pm Padang Restaurant

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Carvery Lunch

Thursday

Saturday

Friday

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4

5 Hawker Fare 5 & 26 February 6.30pm onwards Courtyard

10

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Sunday

6

the Bar Buzz from

with I-TUNE Every Saturday 7.30pm onwards Main Lounge

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13 Satay

Every Friday & Saturday 6.30pm-10pm Courtyard

8pm· Victoria Room

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30 SCC High Tea Available daily 3pm to 5pm The Oval & Main Lounge

Available on weekdays 12pm to 2.30pm Main Lounge

Wednesday

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Champagne Brunch

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Every 1st Sunday of the Month Padang Restaurant

14 Valentine’s Day Dinner 7.30pm Padang Restaurant

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27

28

Chinese New Year Celebration 6pm onwards The Oval,Main Lounge

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Look Who’s Cooking 11am - 2pm Gilomour Room

Sunday Roast 12pm to 3pm Padang Restaurant

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FEATURE

VALENTINE´S DAY r e n n i D

14 Feb 7.30pm

Treat your loved one to an exquisite and romantic dinner at the Padang Restaurant $85.00 (Per Member) $98.00 (Per Guest) A complimentary glass of champagne

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Appetizer Alaska King Crab with Pumpernickel

Toast grapefruit dressing and caramelized apple · Soup Cream of Tomato with Basil cheese tortellini Main Course 150 days Grain Fed Black Angus Beef deep fried feta cheese, crushed fava beans, sautéed trio fungi and rosemary jus Or Pan Seared Barramundi Fillet mascarpone mash sweet potato, lobster sauce and bacon savoy cabbage · Pralines

Dessert Calamansi Panna Cotta with Trio Berries ·

Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea

40% of buffet price will be imposed for cancellation after 11 February 2016 and 100% for no-show. Reservations are based on first-come-first served basis. For reservations, please call The Padang Restaurant at 6338 9271.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

CHINESE NEW YEAR

MENU

LUNAR NEW YEAR A’LA CARTE MENU 8 - 22 February 2016 Stir-Fried Nai Bai with Young Garlic

$12.80

Stir-Fried Peas & Sprouts with Chinese Herbs $16.80 Hometown Deep Fried Soon Hock

$38.80

Braised Duck Slices ‘Teochew Style’

$24.80

Claypot Abalone & Sea Cucumber

$48.80

Wok Fried Oatmeal Tiger Prawns

$29.80

Claypot Roasted Pork with Beancurd & Leek

$16.80

Herbal Pork Maw & Abalone Soup

$18.80

XO Seafood Skin Noodles

$18.80

Homemade Tiger Prawn Meatballs

$19.80

Deep Fried Spring Chicken

$22.80

Roasted Baby Pork Ribs with Chef’s Special Sauce

$26.80

ABALONE YU SHENG 1 - 22 February 2016 Medium $48.00 Large $68.00

SALMON YU SHENG 1 - 22 February 2016 Medium $38.80 Large $48.80

REUNION STEAMBOAT BUFFET DINNER 7 February 2016 7pm - 10pm, $38.80 per adult | $19.80 per child

F&B OUTLETS OPERATING HOURS DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR

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Outlet

Eve of CNY

1st Day of CNY

2nd Day of CNY

The Oval & Verandah

9am - 12am

9am - 11pm

9am - 11pm

Main Lounge

9am - 1am

9am - 11pm

9am - 11pm

Men’s Bar

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Stumps

12pm - 2am

12pm - 11pm

12pm - 11pm

Padang Restaurant

12pm - 3pm 7pm - 11pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

The Deli

11am - 10pm

11am - 10pm

11am - 10pm

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CHINESE NEW YEAR

celebration

Celebrate an auspicious Year of the Monkey with SCC and be entertained by awe-inspiring live performances.

Friday, 19 February 2016 Dinner Buffet 6pm onwards at The Oval 路 Performances 8pm onwards at Main Lounge Buffet Price $32.80 (Member) | $42.80 (Guest) | $16.80 (Child) Closing Date for Buffet Reservations: 12 February 2016

Programme Highlights

Lion Dance | Traditional Chinese Face Changing Performance Palm Reading | Special Band Performance * Programme may be subject to change without prior notice Tables will be held for 15 minutes only. 40% of the buffet price is chargeable for cancellation after closing date or no-show. For buffet reservation, please call The Oval Restaurant at 6338 9271.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

EVENTS

January / February

The Year of Fire Monkey is a promising year for development. Join Esther Teh and gain knowledge to get ahead in the brand new year.

YEAR OF FIRE MONKEY

FENG SHUI & ASTROLOGY TALK

Programme Outline Programme Outline • Feng Shui in the Year of the Fire Monkey & how it will affect you and your family in 2016 • What’s in store for all 12 Chinese Astrological Animal Signs in 2016

Friday, 22 January 2016 7.30pm onwards Gilmour Room $15 Member | $20 Guest Closing Date: 11 Jan 2016

• Take advantage of opportunities in the Fire Monkey year using your birth chart • Identify the auspicious energies in the house and office for a prosperous year • Learn about the 4 Major Afflictions of 2016, where they are and how to avoid them

Tickets sale is based on first-comefirst-served basis. 40% ticket price is chargeable for cancellation after closing date and 100% for no-show.

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very year, the Singapore Cricket Club holds a simple ceremony to pay tribute to the fallen men and women who had selflessly served and defended the nation with dignity and pride during the First World War. Remembrance Day, held on 11 November 2015, was observed by the Club at the Cenotaph located at the Esplanade Park. In attendance at the ceremony were the Club’s General Committee, Members, guests and staff. We would like to thank Professor Brian Farrell as well as distinguished Defence Advisors from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the United States who were present at the commemoration.

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CC was illuminated in a dizzying spectacle of lights and colour during its Deepavali Celebration held on 20 November 2015. The evening began with SCC President Capt. Baldev Singh ceremoniously lighting the traditional oil lamp at the Main Lounge. Members and guests in attendance enjoyed a series of energetic and vibrant performances - Bollywood dances by the International Renowned Dancers, the Original Lightning Dholi Rajay and the wildly popular bhangra dance. A lucky pair of ‘Best Dress of the Night’ winners walked away with attractive prizes. The festive revelry continued well into the night with disco dancing and plenty more shimmying and shaking.

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Hockey Skies Turn Gold and Black as

SCC Reigns Supreme

Article by Kanan Packrisamy | Photo Credits: Benny Kee

NWL 1 Champions

Craig Acquaye scoring vital 3rd Goal v Jansenites

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here has been something in the air since last season and the season has come to a close under very special circumstances. SCC has won both the National Hockey League 1 and National Women’s League 1 title. A first occurrence of this achievement given that it is the first time since hockey started in Singapore back in 1902 for SCC to land the men’s title. This is an exceptional achievement by the men’s squad who juggled work, family commitments and worked around the horrid haze to train hard. Their diligence willed them to train even twice a week at the latter stages of the competition. The results were very evident. The SCC 1st XI men took the title 3-points ahead of their nearest and fierce rivals Singapore Recreation Club (SRC). The fact SCC remained undefeated throughout the season ensured they set a club record of 2.8 points a game.

their record, the Ladies went onto to win the National Women’s League 1 title too by the same 3-point margin ahead of SRC, the defending champions. It was a very special league title as at half way mark the ladies were 5-points adrift with 5-games to play. When Jansenites beat SRC in round 7 our ladies knew that we were right in it. The ladies trained conscientiously and worked on set plays and penalty corners religiously to get it right on match day. Get it right they did! They scored a vital 2-1 win over SRC after trailing at half time. They followed that win up a mere 17 hours later by destroying newcomers Nanyang Polytechnic 10-0 to truly fire the ladies to down Tornados 2-0 on the final weekend to win the league for the 2nd time in 4-years. It was a special occasion for many of the SCC players for whom this was their first success at this level. The Section appreciates that we were blessed to have this set of highly skilled and driven players. We need to continue to attract such talent to the club in order to genuinely keep the Singapore Hockey Skies Gold and Black.

The previous record of 2.64 points was set by 1st XI Ladies en route to their title in 2012. Not too disappointed to lose out on

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Article by Jonathan Leow, Chairman 2015 Rugby 7s Organising Committee

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fter three days of world-class rugby action at the 68th Societe Generale Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens (SCC 7s), hot favourites SA Sevens Academy from South Africa showed their pedigree as they thrashed a valiant Penguins outfit in the Ablitt Cup final by a score of 36-5. The 2015 edition was blessed with blue skies on the weekend, something that was by far unimaginable a mere 7 days before as thick haze had enveloped Singapore and threatened the 68th Edition of the tournament. The haze had forced the postponement of the highly anticipated and popular Schools and Colleges tournament as well as the Academy tournament. Many weary and tired faces were seen on the committee members in the week leading up, and it was not from the many sleepless nights watching the Rugby World Cup! Many rain dances, finger crossing and praying and shifts in wind patterns played a part in ensuring that the tournament went on, and what a tournament it was. The quality on the pitch matched

the quality of the pitch, and all credit is due to the SCC Grounds staff for a great effort in making this happen, considering that just 8 weeks before, there were about 30,000 people on the Padang in a not so make shift stadium. We welcomed some new teams this year, and of course old friends that we have not seen in a while. Certainly the debut of the England Academy and Tribe 7s, which was essentially an Australian Development team created anticipation all round. Previously represented by the SA Vipers, the return of a South African Academy team, the SARU Sevens Academy, was the biggest drawcard though, and the question on most minds was if they could add a 4th title on the plane back to South Africa. And so Friday night rolled around, and there were some great performances to kick off the tournament. The Singapore National team and the home team, Societe Generale SCC 7s were impressive from the get go. Old friends Casuarina Cougars and Palmyra also looked impressive as the weekend progressed.

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France Development and another debutant, the PNG Interoil Turagus powered through the knockout rounds as Day 3 rolled around. A late start was in order on Sunday, after all a Rugby World Cup final was on the previous night, and around 550 people had gathered at the players marquee to watch the final and several sore heads were found on Sunday morning. The South Africans suffered a scare in the semi-finals, as their sluggish play allowed a resolute Tribe 7s team from Australia to push them to the brink of defeat, narrowly winning 12-7. There was to be no repeat of that slow start in the final, as they blitzed the Penguins, who had earlier upset reigning champions Borneo Eagles 21-10 in the semi-finals, right from the kick off. The tournament’s top try scorer, Rosco Speckman was the star of the night as he scored two tries in the match to bring his total tally to 10 for the tournament. He also made some big defensive plays to snuff out any hope of a Penguins comeback. Also scoring tries

for South Africa was captain Kyle Brown (1 try), Justin Geduld (2) and 2011 IRB World Sevens Player of the Year Cecil Afrika (1). Penguins captain Will Hafu scored the only try for his team. In the earlier finals, Tamariva Rugby Football Club from Japan won the Jug competition as they defeated Australia’s East Arnhem Rugby in a tight match up with a score of 10-5. NS Silverbacks from Australia cruised to victory against NS Wanderers from Malaysia by a score of 46-0 to win the Bowl competition. France Development Team walked away with the Shield as they put one over their Channel rivals England Academy, finishing with a score of 19-10. So in all another great tournament and preparations are already being carried out for the 2016 event as we lead up to the 70th edition of the tournament in 2018.

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The SCC 7s Team

Player of the Tournament - Rocky Khan (Borneo Eagles, Malaysia)

Plate Winner - PNG InterOil Turagus (Papua New Guinea)

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Ablitt Cup Winner - SARU Sevens Academy (South Africa)

RESULTS Ablitt Cup Winner SARU Sevens Academy South Africa Shield Winner France Development Team France Player of the Final - Michael Te’o (Penguins, UK)

Shield Winner - France Development Team (France)

Plate Winner PNG InterOil Turagus Papua New Guinea Plate Runner-up Societe Generale SCC Singapore Bowl Winner NS Silverbacks Australia

Jug Winner - East Arnhem Rugby (Australia)

Jug Winner East Arnhem Rugby Australia Player of the Tournament Rocky Khan Borneo Eagles (Malaysia) Player of the Final Mike Te’o Penguins (Australia)

Bowl Winner - NS Silverbacks (Australia)

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BALUT

Convenor: John Lewis Taylor | Scribe: Margaret Cunico

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HAMP 2015 Take a bow, Kiran Kaur. Out of nearly 100 players representing 23 teams in the Interclub Balut League 2015, our own Kiran made it to the top of the leaderboard with a score of 3,730 points in total after 6 rounds to be awarded the highest overall individual player of the league. In the course of getting there, she overtook several Balut veterans across 7 clubs in Singapore. Kiran was consistent throughout the six months of play, coolly chalking up an average of more than 100 points per game for 216 games in all played during the six months of the tournament. The effervescent, petite and perpetually smiling Kiran is a steadfast SCC Baluteer, a valuable partner and a worthy opponent. And indeed the modest achiever.

Kiran Kaur, 2015 Interclub League Champion

Following behind Kiran’s score and taking highest individual runner up was SCC Convenor John Taylor with 3,648 points. Well done Kiran and John. You did SCC proud.

Team Singapore Cricket Club in Sandakan

The winner of the event was the Kinabalu Yacht Club, which means they will host the 36th invitational in this series. SECTION STARS Our monthly Balut sessions drew healthy participation from Section Members and guests throughout the year. Many Members attended almost every session but in tabulating the overall winners we extrapolated scores of those who attended at least six sessions. Highest scorer was Mohan Balagopal (understandably, he comes from a family of fervent Baluteers!), followed by Jasmine Fisher, a relative newcomer to the monthly sessions, and Balut Captain Raj Kumar in third place. Monthly Section Nights begin in January (see below).

SCC SCORES HIGH IN INTER-CLUB LEAGUE SCC teams put in a decent performance overall in the Interclub League 2015. SCC Team 3 was runner up to overall champions Indian Association with a mere 62 points short of the top score of 13,848 points.

Cheers to the festive season at the Section’s Christmas party

SCC Team 3, Interclub League runners-up

SCC Team 1 came in third while SCC Team 2 took fifth position. A little more sharpening of game skills and lots of Lady Luck smiling down on us and we could potentially make a clean sweep in the 2016 league. PORT OF CALL: SANDAKAN Sandakan, the second largest town in Sabah after Kota Kinabalu, was the destination for action and fun as the Sandakan Yacht Club hosted the 35th Annual Interport over the weekend of 27 to 29 November. The 15 Baluteers from SCC who participated in the annual tournament can attest to the warm hospitality of the host Club which put on an extremely interesting weekend programme for the many teams hailing from Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore. 38

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Section Champion 2015 Mohan Balagopal (seated centre) with fellow Baluteers

SAVE THE DATES IN 2016 Balut In-house Section Nights (Tuesdays): 19 January; 16 February; 15 March 6th Invitational Balut hosted by the Kinabalu Club: Saturday 5 March SCC Pairs Invitation: Saturday 30 July


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Billiards & snooker

Annual Pot Games with Tanglin Club

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e hosted Tanglin Club for the Annual Pot Games. Played on a format of 5 Singles and 2 Doubles, we managed to win a tough challenge put up by the competitive Tanglin Team. With the fielding of our World Champion and star player Peter Gilchrist, we managed to beat them 5 games to 2. As expected the competition was relentless but that did not ruin the fellowship and bonding. John Ewing Cup – An annual event which both clubs take turns to host. This year it was Tanglin Clubs’ turn and we visited them on 21 November. Again we were going to use our Singles fire power; unfortunately we lost 2 of the 5 Singles. This resulted in us relying on our Doubles tiger team to be at their best to win this years’ game. We can unequivocally announce that both Peter Gilchrist and Victor Yeong rose to the occasion to secure us the honour. On 23 November, a small team representing the Singapore Cricket Club left for Penang for the Interport games with Penang Sports Club and Penang Club. Though we did not have some of our key players, we decided to give some of our amateurs exposure and threw them into the deep end of the pool. They did prove to be a thorn in the sides of the Goliath but they were no David. Despite our best, we had to concede to a better side. We were beaten 9 games to 3. The camaraderie between both Clubs was ever present and both sides pledged to keep up with this great annual tradition. We hope when they return, not only would we be able to return the hospitality shown to us but also win them on our turf.

Interport games with Penang Club

Convenor: Desmond Decker | Scribe: Matthew Lim

Victor Yeong on a long pot during the John Ewing Cup Tournament with Tanglin Club

On 24th November we played against Penang Club. – Again it was a challenging occasion for us as they fielded their formidable players. Penang Club has had a very long relationship with SCC until about 10 years ago when the relationship was strained. There had been no contact between both clubs since. Our previous Convenor - Victor Yeong reached out to them 2 years ago and made efforts to reconciliate. His efforts were not in vain and the welcoming we received was overwhelming. Their sincerity in wanting to restore the relationship was evident with us being served with a sumptuous buffet banquet. They didn’t need to cater for dessert as the whole banquet was a dessert. But a challenger they remained. They did put up a tough competition by fielding their best players. Reciprocating their hospitality would be a tall order and challenge, when they visit. We sincerely appreciate the Penang Club for their openness, welcoming nature and most of all for being a gracious host. We have managed to convince Glenn Yeo – a national billiards player who represented Singapore in the 28th SEA Games 2015, to join our club as a sports member. With the league games commencing at the end of November, we expect to climb a couple of positions for the new season. We welcome Glenn Yeo to SCC and the Billiards and Snooker Section. We’re encouraged to see a strong interest in the Billiards and Snooker Section over the past three months with many Members signing up. We look forward to their active participation in our activities.

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BOWLS

Convenor: Tony Richardson | Scribe: Edmund Lin

Group photo before the friendly match against Tanglin Club

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ood News All Round for the Bowls Section November has been a good month for the Bowls Section with good news trickling in. With the annual Triangular (hosted by RBSC – Bangkok) just around the corner, it was timely motivation for the all-important competition in December. First, we received great news that Section Member Christian Huang has been crowned Singapore Open 9-9-3 Singles Champion for 2015 in mid November. On route to the title, he beat the likes of John from Singapore Power in the play-offs after finishing second in his group. After which, he demolished Pang from Singtel 13-0, 9-3 in the semis before eventually dispatching Law from Evergreen 9-4, 6-4 in the grand finals. Shortly after in late November, Christian went on to represent Singapore in the Asia Pacific Lawn Bowls Tournament in Christchurch New Zealand, in the pairs and fours. A respectable result in the pairs meant that he qualified for the World Championship in 2016. He will also be representing Singapore in the World Indoor Cup in March 2016. Many congratulations to Christian for his amazing feats this year! Josephine Sarbo from the Section was also part of the Singapore contingent that participated in the Asia Pacific Lawn Bowls Tournament in Christchurch.

The rest of the SCC bowlers have not done too badly either. On 29 November 2015, Tanglin Club invited SCC to have a friendly match over at their synthetic green. Thanks to the hospitality of Tanglin Club for allowing us to train there due to the closure of our green, most SCC bowlers are familiar with the speed of the green. On the day of the friendly, SCC put the practice to good use by narrowly beating Tanglin Club by shots difference after a draw in the number of rinks won. The final result was 3 ends each to both teams with SCC having a superior +15 shots difference. In the same evening, Tanglin Club invited the SCC bowlers to a sumptuous dinner at their clubhouse, living up to their wellknown reputation of being superb hosts. Well done to SCC and great appreciation to Tanglin Club members for being such excellent sports! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Next up in the calendar for bowls is the Triangular for which many of our bowlers are geared up. Stay tuned for the results in the next edition of the Padang Magazine as the SCC bowlers aim to end the year on a high in Bangkok against our counterparts from Thailand and Hong Kong. May the best team win.

Asia Pacific Lawn Bowls Tournament - Christian Huang (centre, back row) & Josephine Sarbo (centre, front row)

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BRIDGE

Convenor & Scribe: Olivia Law

Best pair (NS) for the Deepavali Bridge Event: John Martens and Stephanie Hodges

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ctober started out quietly but soon we were up to almost full house in the Victoria Room every Monday evening. The Section celebrated Deepavali on Monday 16 November with delectable samosas, pakoras and Kashmiri fish – all thanks to Chefs Arfin and Shah. There were also prizes for the best pairs of the evening. As we were playing the Mitchell movement, the best NS pair was Stephanie Hodges and her dad, John Martens. The best EW pair was Savi and Raja Ram Bawajee. Congratulations to both pairs!

The last event of the year for the Section was the Christmas event, held on December 10 at the Gilmour Room. Besides our annual AGM, this was the Section’s most significant event as we presented awards for the best pair of the year 2015. The Section had also presented an award for the first time to the best individual player of the year. There were also prizes for the best pair of the night and a splendid Christmas dinner was served before we played Bridge!

The Section would also like to congratulate the team led by Michael Milford for a good showing at the Intersection Quiz Night. The other members included Susan Milford, Firoz Khimji, Trevor Chapman and Soundarya Iyer.

Best Partnership 2015: Stephanie Hodges and John Martens Best Individual Player 2015: Seah Beng Tee Best Pair of the Night: Stephanie Hodges and John Martens

The Bridge Beginner’s Course had to be postponed to early next year due to venue constraints. We hope to be able to secure a room for the course on a weeknight early next year. Please contact the Bridge Section if you are interested in attending the course.

Awards for the Best Player and Best Partnership of 2015

2015 Bridge Section Awards

Stephanie and her father John also won the best partnership last year. Our heartiest congratulations to all our prize winners. The Bridge Section wishes everyone Happy New Year and we look forward to an eventful 2016.

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CRICKET

Convenor & Scribe: David Jones

Cricket Section JSM’s

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long SCA league season finally ended in late October, having started in early February. The Padang was out of action for most of the season due to the NDP, but we are fortunate to have Dempsey as a second ground. With the re-laying of the wicket and improvements to drainage, playing at Dempsey was a pleasurable experience. It also gave us the opportunity to have more matches for our Juniors and the Club XI. On the field it was a mixed season without any silverware for our teams in the SCA league. The Lions, with two games to go, had the title in their own hands but a surprising loss to MUCC in the Penultimate match ended hopes of their first division 1 title since 2007. In the other divisions, all teams had a good start to the season but fared less well in the second half. The best performance came from the Tigers who were runners-up in division 2 under the leadership of Arjun Kakar. Although cricket is a team sport, it was no coincidence that they had the best individual performances in the Section with both bat and ball. On a positive note, congratulations must go to the SCC Vets team now known as the ‘Sphinxes’ and our Under 15 team which won the Howzat league. The Vets dominated the Vets league and ended undefeated. In the absence of skipper Andy Beer due to injury, the Sphinxes were ably led by Nick Power and supported by solid individual performances throughout most notably from Graham Wilson, Suresh Shankar, Jason Mannel and Suresh Kalpathy. Another very encouraging aspect of the season was that we have a Head Coach for the first time ever. Ricky Anderson, who played for both Essex and Northants and is a level 3 coach, joined us early in the season. Through his passion and focus and by providing a structured training programme, our preparation for matches was so much more professional. While this has not shown immediately in results, we are very confident about the next season. Having a coach will also allow us to expand our junior programme in 2016 and beyond.

Jack Ledger, Section player of the Year

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Nick Power and Andy Beer collecting the trophy for SCC Vets

AWARD WINNERS Section Person of the Year

Riaz Hussien

Section Person of the Year (Aram Bail Trophy)

Jack Ledger

Most Improved Player (John Martens Trophy)

James Kilbee

Junior Sports Member of the Year

Paul Immanuel

Section Fielder of the Year

Duncan Bond

Best Newcomer

Vivek Dixit

Klang Bang Dong Trophy

Joe Windscheffel

Lions Player of the Year

Praveen Vijay

Lions Best Batsman (JT Hung Trophy)

Riaz Hussien

Lions Best Bowler (John Meyer Cup)

Praveen Vijay

Lions Best Fielder

Andrew Goldsmith

Cougars Player of the Year

Phil Simmonds

Tigers Player of the Year

Pete Murray

Cheetahs Player of the Year

James Kilbee

Panthers Player of the Year

James Watson

Jaguars Player of the Year

Tom Carrie

Saturday XI Player of the Year

Matthew Streeton

Paul Immanuel, JSM of the Year

Riaz Hussien, Section Person of the Year


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DARTS

Convenor: Mohietheen Fathima | Scribe: Lynn Wilson

Well-deserved applause to the SCC Darters for winning the Annual Pot Games

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truly splendid afternoon of darts and good humor was had during the Annual Pot Games 2015. After a week of some serious training in the Men’s Bar (thanks to Section Captain Anthony Houlahan for getting everyone motivated and to Chris behind the bar for putting up with our frequent demands for sustenance) the stage was set for the Darts component of the Annual Pot Games. First up Men’s Singles; John Spackman, Sebastian Williams and Paul Foster all winning their respective games 2-0. Highlights included a “Bull” checkout for Sebastian and “180” for Paul. Ladies’ Singles saw Shelia Nagiah and Mohietheen Fathima representing the Club. Shelia played some terrific darts winning 2-0 and Fathima was unlucky to go down 2-1 but with a fantastic effort with a “76” finish.

Men’s Doubles next: Sebastian Williams and Paul Foster won 2-1; once again some great darts, while John Spackman and Graham Wilson narrowly lost 1-2; plenty of friendly banter in this game! Finally with all to play for the Welsh duo of Anthony Houlahan and Lynn Wilson, and Graham Wilson and Genevieve Chase represented the Club in Mixed Doubles. The team from “The Valleys”won 2-1, with Graham Wilson and Genevieve Chase losing 1-2. This gave the SCC Darts Section an overall victory with a 15-8 score. Great result team! Credit goes to everyone who turned out to compete in the Annual Darts Pot Games with Tanglin Club. We would like to thank our supporters from the Section for their presence; Sally Brenchley, Louisa and Jeremy

All the best to Jeroen!

Genevieve Chase celebrating a point with her team mate

Chase! Indeed a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday. Thank you to Tanglin Darts Section for a very sporting performance. FINAL RESULTS: Singapore Cricket Club - 6 Tanglin Club - 2 As I write this, I am reminded of our farewell for Jeroen Goldman: The ‘Orangey’ our Dutch Darter and our Darts Section ViceCaptain 2014. Jeroen was a Sports Member from the Soccer Section who joined Darts in 2013 and became our in-house Darts Coach for most of the Section Darters. An exemplary sportsman who displays resilience and patience in his coaching and we all admire his winning attitude. The Section will definitely miss Jeroen greatly and on behalf of the Darts Section we wish Jeroen all the best for his future endeavors. Thank you Section Darters, family and loved ones for turning up for Jeroen’s ‘Farewell Darts Nite’ at the Men’s Bar. Jeroen was indeed extremely delighted to have so many of you turning up and making his farewell a memorable one. Plans are underway for the end of year party and Members of the Section are about to embark on a tour to Bangkok for a friendly game with the Thailand Darts Association. Finally, we encourage anyone interested in joining the Darts Section to come along. The two darts boards at the Men’s Bar are open to all and Chris keeps a range of darts behind the bar for practice. Do return it to him when you are done.

Jeroen’s Farewell Darts Night

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GOLF

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n 24 November 2015, 31 of our Section Members managed to complete our Social Golf event at the Warren Golf Club (WGC); even though the tee-off was delayed till 2pm due to heavy thunderstorms. We followed that up with a sumptuous dinner at Yan Palace at WGC - thanks to Danny Siow and Dennis Tay for their arrangements.

The winners for the golf event were (2nd Runner-Up) COSMOS, (1st Runner-Up) Leslie Chua and Champion, Santhanaraj with 45 points! Our Christmas Golf and Dinner event was held on 16 December 2015 at Tanah Merah Country Club, Tampines Course. The event was open to all Section and Non-Section Members and it was a great way to usher in the Yuletide season. Our annual inter-club match against Changi Golf Club will be held on 24 January 2016. It is an event we have never won and we do not expect to win any time soon. Nevertheless, we will try to put up a credible performance on a difficult course and those who do not feel up to the challenge can also play on a social basis. The highlight of the event would, of course, be the evening spent at the beach-side terrace, enjoying a sheep roasted over a fire-spit and Malay fare washed down with lots of beer and whisky. The camaraderie we have with Changi members goes a long way back and each year we renew it with this event we eagerly look forward to. The Chinese New Year “Lo-Hei” Golf and Dinner event will be held on the auspicious 10th day of the lunar calendar which falls on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. This year, it will be held at

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Seletar Country Club - a long and challenging course. Section Members can look forward to a subsidised rate of $140 for golf with lunch and dinner. Again, the event will be opened to NonSection Members at $200 per golfer. Dinner will be a departure from previous years as we will have a barbecue meal with live music at the scenic tavern at Seletar. Members and their guests can attend the dinner at $25 and $50 respectively. Rest assured the drinks will be flowing freely. The Section’s Social Night will be held on 22 March 2016 at the Gilmour Room and it will be on the Section’s account. We will be arranging a social golf game at Marina Bay for a reasonable $90. All Section Members are warmly invited for both the golf game and dinner. 14 - 17 April 2016 will be our Interport Games against Kluang Golf Club(KGC) and Royal Selangor Club(RSC). We will depart from SCC on the morning of 14 April 2016 to play an afternoon game against KGC and shall stay at the Merdeka Hotel in Kluang for the night. On 15 April, we will depart for Kuala Lumpur(KL) to have a game with RSC at a venue to be arranged by them. We will be staying two nights at the Park Royal Hotel in KL and will have a social game amongst ourselves on Saturday 16 April 2016. Sunday 17 April 2016 will very much be a rest day and we will depart for Singapore after lunch in KL. For more details on the Golf Section Golfing Calendars please refer to the Club Notice Board. To get up-to-date circulars from our Section, please provide your latest e-mail address and telephone numbers to Thipa Mogan, Senior Sports Executive who can be reached at 63389271 ext 370 or email:- thipa. mogan@scc.org.sg


SPORTS

RUGBY

Convenor: Marc Lansonneur Scribe: James Warner

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oaching The Kids From Cararoo - Three Coaches From Singapore Take Time Out To Teach Rugby In Manila.

When we hear of the happiest places in the world, we don’t tend to think of the places struck by poverty, typhoons, flooding and homelessness – but maybe we shouldn’t rule them out. Such a place is Manila in the Philippines, where Ewan Ferguson, Cameron Wood and myself embarked with the Cararoo Foundation, a charity adopted by the SCC Growlers and the SCC Rugby Academy, for a truly inspiring experience. We met and coached dozens of disadvantaged children with nothing but happiness to their name. The Cararoo Foundation, established in 2006 by Chief Operating Officer Mr. Maurie Schokman and his colleagues focuses on providing education, healthcare, recreation and community for homeless children on the streets of Manila. The full communitybased programme was established through sponsorship and donations, with the SCC Growlers being a major benefactor. Cararoo Foundation is always grateful for the regular donations of clothes, toys, and sporting equipment from the SCC Rugby Academy and the fundraising by the Growlers and the SCC Academy to pay for their Christmas party. In June last year, a new shipment of clothes and equipment arrived, this time with three teenage rugby coaches! Our first day in Manila began with meeting Arlene Amisola, ex Philippines National Women’s rugby player and inspiring character. Arlene is heavily involved in Cararoo Foundation’s work as Manager of Sponsorship and Administration. Arlene is a motherly figure to the children she works with, from their street side homes to the rugby field. This was evident when we were introduced, for the first time, to two jeepneys full of children who were all smiles from the moment they turned into the community sports complex. Excitable and joyous, the children were quickly onto the field for what promised to be an afternoon of learning and laughter, getting away from the harsh realities of life on the streets of Manila. It didn’t take long to see progress, despite this being the first exposure to rugby for many of the children. Within the first half hour, the boys and girls were getting to grips with the basics of the game and running their first lines. Of course, this wasn’t

without its challenges, distinctly, the language barrier which was something that we embarrassingly attempted to break. Limited knowledge of the words ‘takbo’ (run), ‘balik na’ (come back) and ‘tubig’ (water) only helped us so much, so we were lucky to say the least to have Arlene on hand to fill in the vast gaps in our Tagalog. The hours soon passed and it was time to open the shipment of clothes and equipment sent over from Singapore and distribute the donations to the children. At this point, we discovered how much these donations mean to the children in Manila. Clutching their spoils, with bigger smiles than we had seen all day, reveling in the acquisition of their newest and possibly only possession. It was clear that these donations make a difference to them, so thank you to all who have donated or plan to donate in the future. You really are changing lives for the better. The difference was emphasised a few days later. After completing more coaching, we went to see where the children live. Shelters made of scrap materials, littered mud floors, dark rooms and alleys, polluted streams running on the path, remnants of previous shelters destroyed by flooding, stray dogs and hundreds of children and their carers smiling like they owned the world. Not a single child failed to offer at least an enthusiastic smile and wave as we passed through. The paradoxical lives of these children touched us all because they don’t seek happiness in possession or wealth or ownership. These children were happy with their friends, their makeshift families and their capability to live and learn. Cararoo Foundation has played a part for nearly 10 years, providing food, education, healthcare and a community. With your help they can continue to try and provide for these children and we know they will make a difference. We’ve seen it. Want to get involved, or do something worthwhile in your gap year? Get in touch with Maurie: maurie@cararoofoundation. com.au or visit their website: cararoofoundation.com.au SCC Rugby Academy runs rugby training on Saturday mornings at SCC Dempsey. Teams age 5 years old and above take part in all major tournaments. For more information, email info@ sccrugbyacademy.com

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NETBALL

Convenor & Scribe : Sadaf Salim

Winners of the U17 Category

W ladies!

rapping up 2015! While our courts at SCC remain out of action, this has not stopped the netball ladies on and off the court – there’s been plenty happening with these

JSM Carnival The 3rd annual JSM carnival was held in November 2015 once again, this time at Sengkang Community Centre while our courts remained out of action. A highly successful event annually, it was no different this year with over 10 teams across the under 15s and 17s participating in a fun carnival. Mirroring SCC’s support for JSM’s, the Netball Section is on a drive to recruit more young players, the future of our Section and no better place to start than to encourage the growth of the sport with a JSM carnival. While most teams usually look out for the pizzas and some bonding time after the carnival at SCC as well, this didn’t stop the teams from having a great time at Sengkang. The day saw some brilliant performances from the team and most importantly great sportsmanship from everyone there. A big thanks to the SCC staff, Thipa and Janet, and to the Netball Committee, especially Nanthini for making this event a roaring success!

The Section is always on the look-out for great young players so if your daughters are ever interested in playing netball at the SCC, please drop us an email at sccnetball@gmail.com. The Section can accommodate players from 13 years and above at this stage. Christmas Party The year closed off for the Netball team with our annual year-end Christmas party; an opportunity for the team to let down their hair and have a bit of fun, entertain new and potential members and get pumped up again for another intense year of netball in 2016. The night saw us recognizing players for their efforts both on and off the court. Special mention to our trusty captain, Alice Harkness for being a great team player and getting her hands dirty with all the organization behind the scenes. Kudos to Jini for being a stellar player on court for the Hawks and Alcina for her brilliant performance for the Eagles. 2016 is looking to be another year packed with netball activities from our very own SCC League to the International Netball 7s tournament taking place on the 27th of February. Come down to show your support for this event and volunteers are more than welcomed as we look to make this another regular event in the SCC calendar!

Winners of under14 category

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SPORTS

HOCKEY

Convenor: K. Rajaram | Scribe: Kanan Packrisamy | Photo Credits: Benny Kee

Congratulations to all award winners!

H

ockey Section Annual Awards Highlights It was a night that was suppose to decide the NHL 1 title but bad weather ensured that the title would be decided the following week, which left the soon to be champions to enjoy a nice evening at the awards ceremony.

The Awards started each individual team’s Player of the Season. The 4th XI Men saw Sean Chen who was second on the Club’s top scorer’s list win the accolade. A humbled Sean said that it was a privilege playing with the 4th XI and he appreciates the improvements the squad has experienced over the last couple of years and expects them to land a title in the lower leagues in the very near future. The 3rd XI Men’s Player of the Season was goalkeeper extraordinaire Alex Wong. Alex who could not be there turned in many solid performances to ensure SCC was in the running for a top 2 spot until the final game of the season. An extremely committed player, Alex is a deserving winner of the award. Another deserving player to win an award was Trina Yap for the 2nd XI Ladies. Joining the Club just last season, Trina has become a mainstay in the 2nd XI and dazzled with her accomplished dribbles and off the ball movement. Injuring herself badly in a post season practice match, Trina is a future top talent for the Club. A top class servant of the Club over the last decade is 2nd XI Men’s goalkeeping giant, Pradap Salgunan. The lanky custodian

Ladies MVP - Catherine Wheeler

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Hockey Section Member of the Year - Jamie Chambers

had produced some of the best saves Singapore Hockey has seen last season and helped the 2nd XI men finish 2nd in NHL 2. If he continues to perform at this level there will be amble competition for places in the Men’s 1st XI squad next season, which has two super goalkeepers in Douglas Archibald and Fadhil Mohammed. What was equally super was the form, power, aggression and goal conversation rate of Rachel McKeon. The Irish women zipped about the pitch looking for goals like a bee looking for honey. In a season with so many ladies stepping up and performing, Rachel was chosen as the team’s Player of the Season for that extra influence she brought. Every team needs influential players and the men’s 1st XI had a really good team player in Jamie Chambers, who won the 1st XI men’s Player of the Season. A player who was asked to play in a few different positions, Jamie stuck to his guns and delivered telling performances week in and week out and although he missed the final title winning match of the season, Jamie left his mark on this team and he was outstanding throughout. The Junior Girl of the season was Cecilia Stricker who played in NJL 1 and contributed tirelessly as a centre or left half. A well liked player and a member of a hockey family, Cecilia is a player who could light up SCC’s 1st XI ladies team in the near future. The Junior Boy of the season was Harshvir Singh who played in NHL 2 with the 2nd XI men and won a Silver medal. A regular member of the starting team, Harsh performed incredibly well and assisted the team in winning the silver.

Men’s MVP - Ken Forbes


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HOCKEY sectioN COMMITTEE 2015/16

Elected at the AGM on 7 November 2015 Convenor Men’s Captain Ladies’ Captain Secretary Treasurer Men’s Social Secretary Ladies’ Social Secretary JSM Respresentative Committee Member

Krishnasamy Rajaram Jamie Chambers Catherine Wheeler Martijn De Blauwe* Mathavan Devadas Sean Chen Geer Langezaal Liu Shiying Pauline Appleyard Intekhab Khan Marc Kramer Rhian Frizler*

(*Not in photo)

Goals are what hockey is about and Gerald Goh who is a member of the 1st XI Men was top scorer this season with 12 goals. Meanwhile, Supranee Mathiprechakul of the Ladies 1st XI squad won the Goalkeeper of the year award after she had to play a couple of matches after a 24-hour shift as a Doctor at a hospital. Even when she’s sleepless, Supranee put in solid clean sheet performances to instil the believe that SCC will just keep on winning. Winning is what Catherine Wheeler always tries to do and this year her leadership was instrumental in ensuring that SCC reigns supreme in the NWL 1. Besides her leadership skills, Catherine always puts in effortless big performances weekly even when she was ill or injured. One of many irreplaceable players in the squad, Catherine also earlier this season won the SCC International Sixes MVP award. The Club is very fortunate to have this mother of two in our midst. The Ladies’ Club MVP is a small prize for this internationally acclaimed player. International acclaim is what Ken Forbes has. He played internationally for South Africa and then moved to the UK and eventually became eligible to play for Team GB which he did. A very competent player who exhibited determination and ambition to deliver a very special final league result this season. His polished and composed performances ensured he was the obvious choice for the Men’s Club MVP award. Notwithstanding this, its noteworthy that Ken is also a fabulous coach. As playercoach of the 1st XI men, he ensured the team took strides from

last season and employed a style or a brand of hockey that was palatable to the squad and one that also made tremendous hockey sense. He has played a big part in the Club achieving the NHL 1 title. Munawara Fathima and Beverley Goh have also served this club well. These young ladies juggle very busy school lives with hockey and attend training and play as many matches as they can in their pursuit to improve and contribute to the club in the future. Both these girls were awarded a S$300 bursary from the Hockey Section to reward them for their hard work. A hardworking member of the Section Committee Jamie Chambers who is also the Club’s Captain played a big part in the Section’s growth this season. He works closely with the Chairman Board of Games to ensure that the Section receives the support it requires. He also introduces new members to the Section regularly. For all his work over the year, Jamie won the Member of the Year award. Humbled by the award, Jamie snuggled into the Jacket that came with it. Jamie’s night was completed following Jamie’s Men’s 1st XI winning the Team of the Year award for a second year running. Their record of 2.8 points per game and their attitude towards training were the key factors in them winning the award. The Annual Awards night ended with dinner and loads of smiles as the Section were looked to celebrate a very special year. SCC Hockey Section- New Section Committee for 2015/2016 The Hockey Section held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 7 November 2015 at 5.30pm at the Padang Restaurant. At the meeting, Convenor K Rajaram gave a comprehensive Section report and the report was accepted unanimously by the Members. The Treasurer, D Mathavan reported on the Section’s Finance Matters and the report was accepted unanimously by the Members as well.

Bursary Award Winners - Beverley Goh and Munawara Fathima

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SOCCER

Convenor & Scribe: Scott Starr

SCC PADS

T

he PADS tour to Phuket this year was the biggest and best tour to date. With a squad of 20 players travelling and five tourists attending with the squad it was to be very special. On Thursday we held the Captains Golf Day at the prestigious Loch Palm Golf Club where Ozzie Pete had to handover his title to the on-fire Paul Paffs in what was a very keenly contested tournament for the extra special trophy. On Friday we entertained the wonderful children at The Youth Football Home by taking them to the local beach for fun and games resulting in one of the best tour days ever! We entertained 40 kids on the beach playing ‘beach football’ and ‘beach cricket’ with all of the kids being presented with a YFH / PADS Beach Fun Day medal. After the amazing fun on the beach we entertained them all with a dinner on the beach at the local beach café bar, where we were joined by our friendly opposition for the big match the next day – Hong Kong Football Club. The dinner climaxed with a dance off between the lovely young ladies of the YFH and our very own ‘Shooter’ with his rendition of ‘Gangnam Style’ coming to a close second. These children have become very special to us all and it is always a very humbling experience to see these children and spend such valuable time with them all.

four were magnificent throughout no matter what four were playing there and well-managed by Scarlet and Riggers to the end – also well-supported by our flying ‘Keeper’ Marty. So we turned around at half time 0-0 and the HKFC game plan was not working so we took the game to them. Closer efforts from Disco and Lighthouse Patel started to rock HKFC who were frustrated that they could not gain control of the midfield where the PADS were outstanding. 15 minutes from time a long range shot from Capitano was superbly deflected by star man ‘Jazzy’ and the ball was in the back of the net – SCC PADS 1-0! HKFC threw everything at us but we threw it all back and it was a superb performance by the PADS. We were finally beaten with a deflected shot in the last four minutes of time. The final score was 1-1 so this year we shared the trophy and we finished the day with a presentation to the children of YFH with over 100 pairs of football boots donated by SCC PADS and HKFC – and finished with a wonderful dance presentation by the young girls and a meal prepared by the children. There is not a more prouder captain of any team and it was a real honour to take to the field with these amazing guys of the SCC PADS and what they stand for!

So on to Saturday and the Big Match for the Henrik Lorenz Trophy, Hong Kong FC arrived with their squad of 18 and kindly announced that it was their strongest squad ever. We arrived with the PADS, a Squad that has been together for many years and many more fine years to come, fully prepared and ready for the occasion and what it all means. We started very strongly indeed with our man in form ‘Jazzy Jaz’ almost netting in the first five minutes and again some ten minutes later when he pounced onto a defensive error. Capitano also had a long range effort that went close and the match went from end to end. The PADS back SCC PADS and the Youth Football Home children having fun at the beach

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SQUASH

Convenor: Andrea Nicholas | Scribe: Genevieve Gay

SCC v Shanghai & Karakal Squash Clubs

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Poo Eng leading the tour group on the Shanghai underground

CC Squash takes over Shanghai In September, the Squash Section went on a tour for the first time to the Far East to Shanghai, China. We had a good mix of ages in the tour group of 14 players and four supporters.

entertainment. We were truly blown away by his hospitality. Also, special thanks go to Andrea, Mahes and Poo Eng for meticulously and patiently organising this trip, making it such a blast.

The Squash matches saw many exciting games with our opponents who were numerous and very enthusiastic. Our players initially struggled to find their games on the unfamiliar courts, (try a wooden front wall anyone?), but they managed to recover, dig deep and find their usual touch and ability to pull off big wins against both the East Asia Indoor Squash Club & Shanghai Pearl Squash Club on the Friday night and Shanghai Squash Club and Karakal Squash Club on the Saturday.

Royal Selangor Club Interport 21 November - SCC 5 RSC 3 Royal Selangor Club came down after an absence of about three years with a team of eight players including four strong juniors, the likes of Andrew Lee and Shaun Kwan who are nationally ranked in Malaysia, as well as experienced players like Max Ng and Francis Gan. Our team was national champion Vivian Rhamanan, Anders Yeo, Ben Sim, Tim Soh, Richard Hill, Kevin Tong and Andrea Nicholas who played the oldest player Mike Soo. Games were played in good spirit with both Vivian and Anders having tight matches against younger opponents. Vivian lost in five sets and Anders won in four, but overall we had more depth. Dinner was held upstairs at Stumps Terrace, which was very pleasant. We look forward to our return visit to Kuala Lumpur next year.

Other highlights included: the Fine Master having a well-fine time fining all tourists for various sorts of discretions or nondiscretions. Bye Bye Chinese yuan, but was all in good fun. Thanks Mahes! Tagging along with their parents, the youngest tourists Charlie and Scarlet proudly representing the Junior Squash talent at SCC; seeing the sights in Shanghai and then not-so-romantic group strolls down The Bund (the River Thames of Shanghai). Our Host, Stevie made the trip an easy one by sorting out all arrangements from Squash, to meals and even night

Chris & Natalie Earl Farewell This month we bid farewell to Chris and Natalie who are off home to South Africa after seven years as Members of SCC. Chris has been a regular player in the A grade league leading The Padang Squashers, while Natalie has been a supporter of the Ladies’ Section.

Chris & Natalie with their SCC pewter mugs

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TENNIS

Convenor: Kevin Cumbers | Scribe: Nilma Missir-Boissac

Cheering on the finalists of the Australian Open

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n WTA Finals – Singapore 2015 In October, the season-ending WTA Finals was held in Singapore for the second consecutive year. With Serena Williams absent in this tournament, the competition was more intense with the eight highest ranked female players all vying for the chance to lift the champion’s trophy. This tournament attracted the tennis fraternity and fans in Singapore all eager to catch the action, hear the grunts of Maria Sharapova and to watch the familiar Martina Hingis dominating the doubles scene with her partner Sania Mirza. Polish player Agnieszka Randwanska won the singles title with a final win over Petra Kvitova. Please do not be alarmed if you hear shrieks a-la-Sharapova on court at SCC (when it is ready), it is simply one of us trying to emulate Maria Sharapova’s backhand crosscourt winner! Tennis Court Updates For several months now, since the end of the F1 race, the tennis courts have been undergoing major works to repair the courts and to convert it to astroturf (artificial grass). At this point of writing, the works are nearly completed with further testing to be done to make sure the court plays well. With this new surface, players can look forward to better bounces and play after wet weather, as compared to the grass courts we had before.

Momentary farewell to our tennis courts to make way for the 50th National Day celebrations!

Leconte, Ilie Nastase and Vijay Amritraj. Since the closure of the courts from April when preparation works for the 50th National Day took place, most of our social tennis activities and practices were held at the Savitar Tennis Centre at the Fairmont Hotel. While it was a fantastic location, nothing feels better than being ‘home’ at the courts on the Padang. Tennis The legendary Rod Laver with Amit Section Members, when the courts are ready, please feel free to use the courts! The usual booking procedures apply. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who were involved, such as Janet, Nigel, Ken, Kevin, Fiona, Baljit and others, in this entire process of re-establishing the Club’s courts. Highlights from this year’s Interclub Tennis season: • Juniors + adults combination leads to runner-up position in “Ladies” B Singles League • Men’s A attains runner-up position in the Singles League • Ladies’ A team runner-up position in Interclub Doubles • Pot Games winner

Singapore Cricket Club has been known for its high level of tennis and has played host to several tournaments over the years. Some might remember the major tournaments in the 80s when over 10 courts were used on the Padang, and the exhibition matches in 2013 featuring Mansour Bahrami, Henri

Melissa Pine whipping the juniors into shape!

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Nilma (Sportswoman 2015), Rehmat (Sportsgirl 2013/14), Khee Yen (Sportsgirl 2015) and Shao Fang (outstanding ‘firepower’ to the team)


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