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Contents

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Upcoming Events

Club News

Sports

19 One Night Only 3 President’s Message Vinyasa Yoga 4 New Members’ Election Night Easter Sunday Brunch 8 Announcements From the Desk of Chairman, 20 Quiz Night 11 Marketing & Communications Bingo Subcommittee Buzz from the Bar 21 Wine & Cheese Défilé de mode (Fashion Show) Food & Beverage 12 13 14 15 16 18

Chef Arfin’s Specialities Cake of the Month Dim Sum at the Main Lounge Dinner Specials Spirits Promotion Wines of the Month Daily Set Lunch Food & Events Calendar Beverage Promotion Tower Beer Promotion St. Patrick’s Day Promotion

RECENT Events 22 23

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Introduction to Yoga Look Who’s Cooking Chinese New Year Celebration

24 SCC Celebrates ONE65 25 SCC Sports Awards 10th Anniversary 27 Sports Update 28 Balut 29 Billiards & Snooker 30 Bowls 31 Bridge 32 Cricket 33 Darts 34 Golf 35 Hockey 36 Rugby 37 Soccer 38 Squash 39 Tennis 40

Club Information Business Hours

On the Cover 10th Anniversary of the SCC Sports Awards to be held on Friday, 7 April 2017

Singapore Club Singapore Cricket Cricket Club Established 1852

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Connaught Drive Singapore 179681 Tel: 63389271 Fax: 63330708 Email: scc@scc.org.sg Web: www.scc.org.sg MCI (P) 148/06/2016 | The Padang is published bi-monthly and is produced for the Singapore Cricket Club by Grenadier Press Pte Ltd. All rights reserved, copyright ©2016 by Singapore Cricket Club. Opinions expressed in The Padang are solely those of writers and not necessarily endorsed by the Singapore Cricket Club. For editorial and advertising enquiries, please contact the Marcom Department at marcom@scc.org.sg

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What is your financial game plan?

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s the first quarter of 2017 draws to a close, have you made any positive changes to your financial well-being for this year and beyond? At St. James’s Place, our relationship-based approach is built on a foundation of trust and integrity, and we are committed to helping you manage your wealth in a way that best reflects your personal circumstances. We recognise that no single investment house has a monopoly on investment expertise. Hence we provide access to a carefully selected group of external fund managers to manage the £75.3 billion of client funds we have under management. For more information about our services, please contact Dustin Yates by emailing dustin.yates@sjpp.asia.

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president ’S MESSAGE

10th Sports Awards Night The Club is honoured to soon celebrate its 10th SCC Annual Sports Awards on Friday, 7 April at The Padang Restaurant. Our sportsmen and sportswomen from all Sections will convene for an evening of well-deserved recognition of their participation and contribution to sports at SCC. Awards will also be presented to those who have made significant contributions to their Section. SCC Support Network SCC will mark her 165th anniversary this year. Our eminent position would not be possible without strong and efficient management and administrative support which has to be regularly reviewed to ensure it remains effective, efficient and relevant. We have been fortunate to have on board our interim General Manager, Alan Jones, who was tasked to review our management structure and administration support. We are pleased to report several initiatives to streamline management have been implemented. These include but have not been limited to reviewing and implementing cost cutting; reviewing staffing where ten full-time positions have been combined and/or eliminated; the estimated manpower savings for 2017 are $173,000. A revamp of existing policies, work flow and new policies implemented are aimed at improving efficiency and productivity club-wide. Most importantly, it is done with a view to enhance member experience at the SCC. Alan has agreed to stay on until a proper replacement GM is found. We are actively looking for a permanent replacement. Bridge Section… A Growth Story It is pleasing to note the growing popularity of Bridge at the Club. It has been one of the fastest growing sections. Formed in July 2012 with 24 founding members, they now have 67 members. Beginners and intermediate clinics have attracted both new and current members to join the section. Weekly Bridge evenings are held every Monday at the Victoria Room and members are most welcome to join them.

SCC in the Civic District We are pleased to report that preliminary discussions were held with key personnel of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay to review partnership opportunities for the mutual benefit of SCC Members and the organisations within the Civic District. We are deeply thankful to Mr. Kenny Ting, Director of the ACM, who kindly volunteered to lead a tour of the “Port Cities” exhibition for SCC Members and their guests. Archiving Our History A project to better archive SCC’s rich history is being re-initiated. The original project, started some years ago, produced a brochure of SCC’s art collection which is available at the Member Services Desk. We also have archived copies of past ‘The Padang’ magazines in the Reference Cabinet at the Men’s Bar. Let us hope in time that the SCC may be able to present itself as a museum showcasing its rich history. Annual General Meeting Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, 25 April at the Clubhouse. I strongly encourage Members with eligible voting rights to participate in the Club’s electoral process for the voting in of your new General Committee and the general business tabled at the AGM. On behalf of the General Committee, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all Members for your invaluable support during this term. Enjoy the Club! Mohan Bhojwani President, Singapore Cricket Club

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C LU B NEWS

New Members’ Election Night 9 January 2017

Ordinary (Transferable) Members

Mr Bishir Kantilal Mehta, Mr Ninad Harishchandra Dalvi, Deputy President Mr Zoher Motiwalla

Mr Ninad Harishchandra Dalvi

Mrs Kamala Kandiah

Mr K. Balakrishnan

Mr Edward Lau Chung Wai

Mr Rolv Stokkmo, Mr Jon Ajaxson Larsen, Finance Member Mr Hamish Christie

Mr Anurag Mahesh

Mr Sanjiv Bal Samant

Mrs Chitra Randhawa

GC Member Ms Joyce Foster, Mrs Shweta Mahesh, Mr Anurag Mahesh

Term Members Mr Nakul Beri Ms Ellie H. B. Johnston Mr Jon Ajaxson Larsen Mr Wayne Bernard Mitchell Mr Sanil Nambiar Mr Markus Antonius Van Rooijen Sports Members Mr Samuel John Clement Jenks Mr William John Skinner

GC Member Mr David Jones, Mr Markus Antonius Van Rooijen, Ms Louise Elizabeth White

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Mr Wayne Bernard Mitchell, Mr Samuel John Clement Jenks, Mr William John Skinner, GC Member Mr Matthew Streeton, Ms Ellie H. B. Johnston

GC Member Mr Anwar Gaffoor, Mr Nakul Beri

Mr Wayne Bernard Mitchell, Chairman Games Control Board Mr Sher Baljit Singh

GC Member Mr Paul Lawlass, Mrs Chitra Randhawa, Mr Devinder Randhawa, Capt. Koikal Robin Thomas

Mr Sanjiv Bal Samant, Mrs Neena Sanjiv Samant, Mr Rangarajan Narayanamohan, Mr K. Balakrishnan

Ms Tan Kim Lian, Mr Sanil Nambiar, GC Member Mr Matthew Streeton

Mr Tristram Cranley, Mrs Kamala Kandiah

GC Member Mr Ananda Kumar, Mrs Dorothea Lau Cheung Ka Wai, Mr Edward Lau Chung Wai

Mr Samuel John Clement Jenks, GC Member Mr Anwar Gaffoor, Mr William John Skinner

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C LU B NEWS

New Members’ Election Night 13 February 2017 Ordinary (Transferable) Members

Mr Amit Kumar Sharma, Mr Vikas Varadaraj Shenoy, Deputy President Mr Zoher Motiwalla

Mr Bheema Sethuram Suresh

Mr Chung Chun Yee John

Mr Sohrab Singh Chhatwal

Mr Chye Sin Siong

Mr Richard John Cook, GC Member Mr Paul Lawlass, Mr Tomonari Furukawa

Mr Tomonari Furukawa

Mr Karan Kumar

Mr K. Sukirthalingam Kanagalingam

Mr Amit Kumar Sharma

Mr Ross Patison McRobert, Mr Alexander James Smith, GC Member Mr Matthew Streeton

Term Members Mr Jonathan Josef Knapp Ms Louise Ellen Rubel Mr Jeremy Noel Westmore Mr John William Forster Winderam Mr Kalyanam Venkatesh

Sports Members Mr Ross Patison McRobert Mr Alexander James Smith

GC Member Mr David Jones, Mr Jon Robinson, Mr Jeremy Noel Westmore

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Ms Louise Ellen Rubel, Mr Fred Gilbert Dikeman III, Mr Peter Ford, GC Member Mr Matthew Streeton, GC Member Mr George Abraham, Mr Kalyanam Venkatesh, Mr Rahul George Eapen

Ms Tong Huei Jinn, Mr Shreyan Singh, Mr Ross Patison McRobert, GC Member Mr Anwar Gaffoor, Mr Sohrab Singh Chhatwal

Mr Peter Gilchrist, Ms Hiroyo Shigehara, GC Member Mr Paul Lawlass, Ms Helen Kirby, Ms Virginia Longfellow, Mr K. Sukirthalingam Kanagalingam

Mr Karan Kumar, Mr Jason Teo Kin How

Mrs Ginna Chye, Mr Chye Sin Siong, GC Member Mr Paul Lawlass, Mr Bheema Sethuram Suresh, Mr Tan Chian Khong

Mr Tony Fisher, Mrs Jayne Rosemary Winderam, Mr John William Forster Winderam

Mr Chung Chun Yee John, Ms Lim Xin Yi Shermeen, Ms Chng Ming Li, GC Member Ms Joyce Foster, Mr Jonathan Josef Knapp, Mr Dominic Lane

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C LU B NEWS

Chinese New Year Jackpot Lucky Draw 3 February 2017 Heartiest congratulations to all Chinese New Year Jackpot Lucky Draw winners. Thank you for joining us in celebrating the year of the Rooster at the Jackpot Room. Check out our new fruit machines and take your pick among a variety of exciting themes. Experience the latest machines, ‘5 Frogs’ and ‘Golden Festive’. Complimentary snacks and beverages such as coffee and tea are available for jackpot players during their visit.

Club Operating Hours on 3 April 2017 In view of the Annual Staff Party, the Club will close from 4pm onwards on Monday 3 April 2017. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday 4 April 2017.

HIGHEST winnING AMOUNT

December 2016 5 Dragons-Gen-7

$ 1 , 8 5 2

Obituaries The Club records, with deep regret, the passing of our members. Our sincere condolences to the family of the departed. Mr Gerard B De Souza

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CLUB NEWS

The magazine of the Singapore Cricket Club The Padang is published bi-monthly and circulated to reach an elite niche readership comprising local and expatriate Members as well as our reciprocal clubs and selected organisations. Latest issues of the publication are also available online at www.scc.org.sg.

Advertising Rates Inside Front Cover Inside Back Cover Outside Back Cover

$1,600 $1,500 $1,800

Loose Insert

$1,800

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$1,400 $700 $400

Series Discounts 6 times in a year: 10% 12 times in two years: 15% Artwork Submission Deadline 10th of the month prior to publication

How to place your ad Call Sharon at 6338 9271 ext. 231 or email the Marcom Department at marcom@scc.org.sg

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From the Desk of

Chairman, Marketing & Communications Subcommittee

The work of the Marketing & Communications Subcommittee (MSC) revolves around marketing of the Club and timely communications to members which include the bi-monthly magazine, annual report, weekly email blasts, sports updates, announcements and the Club’s website. These are only a few amongst a myriad of communication channels to our members. We also handle souvenirs which are exclusive to SCC. We have expanded our readership base of the magazine which in turn brings in more advertising revenue. Our aim is to eventually make the magazine self-funding and we will get there as revenues from advertising and sales of souvenirs increase steadily. If you are interested to advertise your business or service in ‘The Padang’ magazine, please contact the Marcom department. Advertising rates can be found in the magazine. Flipping through the pages of the magazine, you may observe a fresh layout, especially in the F&B and Social Events sections, which makes for an easier read. Notably, food styling and photography of dishes prepared by our skilled chefs have been one of the main areas that have undergone a much needed revamp. The team has thoughtfully ensured design elements including font, colour scheme and visuals are carefully selected for your optimal reading pleasure. Members may also have noticed the eye-catching covers of the magazine in recent months.

In the cards for the future is an interactive touch screen display that would allow members to gather information and activities of the Club at terminals installed in strategic places within the Clubhouse. This is meant to complement our existing website and would be useful for members present in the Club without access to a computer. The MSC comprises of Dr. K. U. Menon, Stafford Bagot, Daniel Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Leow who have lent their expertise and invaluable guidance to the team. We are fortunate to have a very talented Marcom team formerly headed by Chovin Ong. Recently appointed Financial Controller, Gow Hui Yian, now heads the team of three ladies - Yani Saaban, Hazel Mok and Sharon Francis. Your feedback is essential for continued improvements as we push forth in our immersive and collaborative efforts to bring you enhanced marketing and communications strategies and plans. We hope you will enjoy this issue of ‘The Padang’! Anwar Gaffoor Chairman, Marketing & Communications Subcommittee

On the souvenirs front, we have introduced new cotton polo shirts in dark navy and green and these have been wellreceived by members with calls for other colours to be added to the range. For the first time, we have these shirts in children’s sizes to cater for the young ones. We have also introduced teddy bears wearing a smart jacket with the SCC logo. These make for a super gift for the children of our members and guests. Back by popular demand are the corkboard coasters and placemats with historical images of the Club printed on them. These are good souvenir items to give to your friends or visiting guests. We are now in the process of updating the Club’s history book. Our aim is to bring it up to date with significant milestones and events added from where it left off in 2002. Also in the works is the production of a video of the Club with focal points including but not limited to sporting activities and interviews with long-serving and established members. This video can be employed as a useful marketing tool for SCC.

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F OOD & BEVERAGE

Chef Arfin’s S P E C I A L I T I E S Fridays, 6.30pm onwards The Courtyard

March 3 March Nasi Goreng ‘Kampong Style’ $10.80 10 March Soto Ayam $8.80 (regular), $10.80 (large) 17 March Mee Goreng $8.80 (regular), $10.80 (large)

Cake of the month

White Chocolate Passion Fruit Mirror $47 per kg

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

24 March Roti John $8.80 31 March Kambing Soup $8.80 (regular), $10.80 (large)

April 7 April Soto Ayam $8.80 (regular), $10.80 (large) 21 April Plain Thosai served with Vegetable Dhal, Coconut and Onion Chilli Chutney $5.80 Masala Thosai served with Vegetable Dhal, Coconut and Onion Chilli Chutney $9.80 28 April Kambing Soup $8.80 (regular), $10.80 (large) 12

Dim Sum AT T H E M A I N L O U N G E Savour sumptuous Dim Sum and enjoy the beautiful view of the Civic District skyline. (Chicken or Pork Siew Mai, Prawn Har Gow, Chicken Dumplings) Available on Mondays From 6pm For enquiries, please call 6338 9271.

All photos for illustration only. Actual product may vary.

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F O O D & B EVER AGE

Dinner Specials AT T H E OVA L & V E R A N D A H

April

Special

March Special

March Special

Claypot Duck with Ginger and Spring Onions $20.80

April

Special

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Jamaican Spices served with Baby Carrots and Peach Chutney $26.80

Coffee Pork Ribs $20.80

Mutton Keema with Chapatis $13.80

April

Special

March Special

Tandoori Lamb Chop with Yoghurt Mint Chutney $17.80

Pan Seared Red Snapper with Kenya Beans and Lemon Butter $26.80 All photos for illustration only. Actual product may vary.

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F OOD & BEVERAGE

Spirits P romotion March / April The Botanist Islay Dry Gin $128.00 per bottle $7.70 per glass Glenmorangie The Original Single Malt Scotch Whisky $120.00 per bottle $7.70 per glass Johnny Walker Gold Label Blended Scotch Whisky $130.00 per bottle $7.70 per glass Mortlach 18YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky $138.00 per bottle $8.80 per glass Aberlour 12YO Double Cask Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky $138.00 per bottle $8.80 per glass Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Fine Blended Canadian Whisky $128.00 per bottle $7.70 per glass Chivas Regal 18YO $142.00 per bottle $10.50 per glass

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Wines OF THE MONTH March / April

Alamos Chardonnay 2013 Mendoza, Argentina The nose offers ripe tropical fruit aromas with citrus and floral notes with concentrated ripe pears and figs mingled with vanilla and sweet spice oak flavors.

Alamos Malbec 2014 Mendoza, Argentina A bright black cherry aromas with light floral notes and a touch of toast. Concentrated cassis and black raspberry fruit interwoven with a touch of chocolate and sweet spice from light oak aging.

$50.00 per bottle | $11.00 per glass $50.00 per bottle | $11.00 per glass Mt. Monster Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Padthaway, Australia Light straw colour with lime green hue. Rich juicy fruit flavours of pineapple, lime and guava with crunchy green apple acidity. A wonderful refreshing drink.

Mt. Monster Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Padthaway, Australia Classic aromas of lifted blackcurrant, blackberry and mint on the nose. Sweet berry-fruit accentuated by fresh muddled mint. Elegant, structured palate with big velvety tannins.

$52.00 per bottle | $11.50 per glass $52.00 per bottle | $11.50 per glass Dominio de Berzal Blanco 2013 Rioja, Spain Fresh and gently citric. Balanced between alcoholic strength and acidity. Long wine in the mouth with memories of tropical fruits and pear.

Dominio de Berzal Maceracion 2012 Rioja, Spain In the mouth, it’s full and a bit grabby. Flavors of smoky oak and hickory vie with black-fruit tastes, while the finish is firm and dry, with residual woodiness.

$55.00 per bottle | $12.50 per glass $55.00 per bottle | $12.50 per glass Domaine du Tariquet Sauvignon Blanc France A distinctive bouquet with fine intense floral notes, some minerality and ripe grapes. Fresh and refined with an attractive intensity.

Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Rouge 2015, Organic France With a beautiful carmine red color, this Languedoc reveals notes of red fruits followed by, spicy and peppery shades. It’s a Mediterranean wine but still fresh and thirst-quenching.

$45.00 per bottle | $10.50 per glass $55.00 per bottle | $12.50 per glass

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Tuesday

Monday

Daily Set Lunch AT &

T H E

March 6

O V A L

$15.90

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March

April

Monday 6, 13, 20 & 27 March Chicken Biryani, or Oven-roasted Striploin with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Pig Organ Soup with Steamed Rice

Monday 3, 10, 17 & 24 April Mutton Biryani, or Braised Duck Leg with Orange Sauce, Vegetables and Potatoes, or Pig Organ Soup with Steamed Rice

Tuesday 7, 14, 21 & 28 March SCC Laksa, or Pan-fried Seabass Fillet with Lemon Dill Sauce, Vegetables and Potatoes, or Chicken Tikka with Mint Chutney, Mixed Vegetables and Naan Bread

Tuesday 4, 11, 18 & 25 April SCC Laksa, or Pan-fried Seabass Fillet with Lemon Dill Sauce, Vegetables and Potatoes, or Chicken Tikka with Mint Chutney, Mixed Vegetables and Naan Bread

Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 March SCC Chicken & Egg Curry with Steamed Rice, or Roast Leg of Lamb with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Fish Biryani

Wednesday 5, 12, 19 & 26 April SCC Chicken & Egg Curry with Steamed Rice, or Grilled Dory Fish Fillet with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Fish Biryani

Thursday 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 March SCC Chicken Rice, or Baked Salmon with Vegetables and Potatoes, or SCC Chicken Masala with Basmati Rice and Mixed Vegetables

Thursday 6, 13, 20 & 27 April SCC Chicken Rice, or Baked Salmon with Vegetables and Potatoes, or SCC Chicken Masala with Basmati Rice and Mixed Vegetables

Friday 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March Fish Moolie with Steamed Rice, or Grilled Chicken Chop with Vegetables and Potatoes, or Dal Makhani and Vegetable Curry with Tandoori Roti

Friday 7, 21 & 28 April Fish Moolie with Steamed Rice, or Grilled Pork Chop with Cheddar Cheese, Vegetables and Potatoes, or Dal Makhani and Vegetable Curry with Tandoori Roti

Sunday 5, 12, 19 & 26 March Mutton Biryani

Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 April SCC Laksa, or SCC Chicken Rice, or Mutton Biryani Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 April Chicken Biryani

Public Holiday - Only SCC Laksa will be served at The Oval & Verandah for Daily Set Lunch on 14 April.

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Cecchi Wine Dinner 7.30pm Main Lounge

V E R A N D A H

Saturday 4, 11, 18 & 25 March SCC Laksa, or SCC Chicken Rice, or Chicken Biryani

Quiz Night | 8pm Men’s Bar

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Carvery Lunch Available on weekdays 12pm to 2.30pm Main Lounge

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Tuesday

Monday

SCC Annual Staff Party Club closed from 4pm onwards

Breakfast Available Daily 8am to 10.30am The Oval & Verandah

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Quiz Night 8pm Men’s Bar

Annual General Meeting 6.30pm The Padang Restaurant

All photos for illustration only. Actual product may vary.


F O O D & E V E N T S CAL EN DAR

Wednesday

Thursday 1

8

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Breakfast Available Daily 8am to 10.30am The Oval & Verandah

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Friday

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Hawker Fare | 6.30pm The Courtyard

Bingo | 8pm The Victoria Room

Hawker Fare | 6.30pm The Courtyard

Sunday

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4&5 March

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Satay Every Friday & Saturday 6.30pm to 10pm The Courtyard

Sunday Brunch Every Sunday 12pm to 3pm The Padang Restaurant

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Buzz from the Bar featuring Lanie & Zam Every Saturday 7.30pm, Main Lounge

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Faulty Towers the Dining Experience | 7pm The Padang Restaurant

Sunday Brunch Every Sunday 12pm to 3pm The Padang Restaurant

Oysters | 6.30pm Main Lounge SCC High Tea Available daily 3pm to 5pm The Oval & Verandah and Main Lounge

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Thursday

One Night Only with Alemay Fernandez 7.45pm Main Lounge Hawker Fare | 6.30pm The Courtyard

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Saturday

Friday

Sunday 1

5 Vinyasa Yoga 7pm to 8pm Gilmour Room

Bingo | 8pm The Victoria Room

19 Vinyasa Yoga 7pm to 8pm Gilmour Room

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6 SCC Celebrates ONE65 7 April Details on page 24

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

Carvery Lunch Available on weekdays 12pm to 2.30pm Main Lounge

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Oysters Every Friday 6pm Main Lounge

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Buzz

from the

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Sunday Brunch Every Sunday 12pm to 3pm The Padang Restaurant

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Bar

featuring Lanie & Zam Every Saturday 7.30pm, Main Lounge

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Easter Sunday Brunch 12pm to 2pm The Padang Restaurant

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Wine & Cheese | 7.30pm The Padang Restaurant

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Hawker Fare | 6.30pm The Courtyard

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Satay Every Friday & Saturday 6.30pm to 10pm The Courtyard

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F O O D & BEVERAGE

Beverage P R O M O T I O N March / April 2017

Mondays Corkage Free (Wines) Available all day throughout the Club

Tuesdays Whisky 1-for-1 by the glass Available all day throughout the Club March Promotion April Promotion

Glenlivet 15YO Glenfiddich 18YO

Tower Beer PROMOTION March / April 2017 Available at Stumps, Deli Verandah & The Courtyard

Tiger Beer Tower 3.9L Heineken Beer Tower 3L $58 each

Wednesdays Heineken 1-for-1 by the glass / mug Available all day throughout the Club

Thursdays

St Patrick’s Day P R O M O T I O N March 2017 Available at all outlets except The Padang Restaurant

Complimentary Drink Enjoy a complimentary glass of Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc or Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon, Tiger beer or soft drink with every order of Main Course from 6pm to 10pm at the following outlets*. • The Padang Restaurant – Applicable with every order of main course • The Oval & Verandah, Deli Verandah and Men’s Bar – Applicable with every order of Western main course • Stumps – Applicable with every order of large pizza * This promotion is not applicable at the Main Lounge.

The above promotions are not valid during major Club events and on eve of Public Holidays. Not applicable for banquets and private functions.

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1 to 19 March

1 to 31 March

Beef Guinness Pie $5.00

Guinness Surger Can $10.00

Cheese Platter $13.00

Kilkenny Can / Draft $10.00

Sausage Platter $15.90

Magners Apple Cider (Bottle) $10.00 Bulmers Cider (Bottle) $10.00


EVEN TS

Upcoming Events MAR

31 FRI

One Night Only with Alemay Fernandez Main Lounge 7.45pm

Join Alemay Fernandez for an intimate evening of music. Hailed by TimeOut Magazine as “One of Singapore’s best-loved entertainers”, the home-grown jazz diva will serenades you with her soulful voice and immersive performance.

APR

Vinyasa Yoga

APR

Gilmour Room 7pm - 8pm $20 Member / $28 Guest (per session)

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Join us for our regular classes every alternate Wednesday!

WED Wind down and limber up with Vinyasa Flow - a dynamic yoga for beginner and advanced levels. Our moderately paced sessions focus on alignment and proper technique which promises to give you a great midweek boost of energy. Regular vinyasa yoga classes will be held every alternate Wednesday from 5 April. To sign up for a package, email audrey. wang@scc.org.sg.

APR

Easter Sunday Brunch

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The Padang Restaurant 12pm - 2pm

SUN

Celebrate Easter with a delectable Sunday Brunch and Easter activities for children. ADULT

$43 $108 (with free-flow of Champagne)

CHILD

$31* (below 12 years old) $12* (below 6 years old) *Price includes entry to Children’s Activity Room

Entry to Children’s Activity Room is chargeable at $12 per child for members and guests who are not dining at the Easter Sunday Brunch.

For reservations, please call 6338 9271.

For more information and booking, please contact Audrey Wang at audrey.wang@scc.org.sg Tel: 6338 9271 Ext:263 or Becky Xu at becky.xu@scc.org.sg Tel: 6338 9271 Ext: 377

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E V E NTS

Upcoming Events MAR

7

APR

Quiz Night

Join like-minded fellow members for an evening of fun! Participate in a team of six and pit your wits against other teams to win fantastic prizes.

Men’s Bar 8pm onwards

4

TUE

January Winner - Sticky Wicket

MAR

10 FRI

February Winner - GOBS

Bingo

Get ready to shout BINGO every month! Bringing you the all-time favourite game, Friday nights will never be the same.

Victoria Room 8pm onwards

*March BINGO is scheduled on the second Friday of the month and April BINGO is scheduled on the first Thursday of the month.

APR

6

THU

Stand a chance to win CASH PRIZES!

EVERY

SAT

Buzz From The Bar Main Lounge 7.30pm onwards

For more information and booking, please contact Audrey Wang at audrey.wang@scc.org.sg Tel: 6338 9271 Ext:263 or Becky Xu at becky.xu@scc.org.sg Tel: 6338 9271 Ext: 377

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EVEN TS

Upcoming Events APR

21 FRI

Wine & Cheese The Padang Restaurant 7.30pm $50 Member / $65 Guest Closing Date: 13 April 2017

Enjoy classic pairings of a curated selection of fine wines and savoury cheeses at the signature SCC’s Wine & Cheese. Have your favourite wines to go and continue your epicurean journey at home with family and friends.

MAY

20 SAT

Défilé de mode ‘Fashion Show’ in French The Padang Restaurant 12.30pm $45 Member / $50 Guest Closing Date: 11 May 2017

Feast your eyes on trendy pieces from one of Brazil’s leading beachwear brands, ‘Movimento’. This fashion show will also feature the coolest eyewear, statement jewellery pieces, stylish apparel, premium leather bags and French skincare to the SCC ‘Runway’ for your fabulous beauty and style inspiration this spring. Join us and discover your inner fashionista.

Participating retailers

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Recent Events Introduction to Yoga 18 January 2017

Members spent a blissfully relaxed evening in a variety of yoga poses winding down after a day’s work. The ‘Introduction to Yoga’ class held on 18 January at the Gilmour Room was aimed at teaching proper and effective ways of strengthening the body through this age-old practice. Regular vinyasa yoga classes will be held every alternate Wednesdays from 5 April. (Flip to page 19 for more information.)

Look Who’s Cooking 18 February 2017

Members and guests embarked on a gastronomic journey on a leisurely Saturday afternoon with SCC’s Senior Sous Chef, Vik. Chef Vik demonstrated his flair for the culinary arts by whipping up an elegant and exquisite 3-course modern French and Japanese meal. All present were engaged in his masterful cooking techniques and had an opportunity to sample his wonderful creations. To enjoy more of Chef Vik’s creations, book a table at The Padang Restaurant for yourself and your loved ones.

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EVEN TS

SCC ushered in the year of the Fire Rooster during its Chinese New Year celebration on 3 February. Members and guests gathered at the Courtyard to watch the traditional acrobatic lion dance performance atop poles which drew plenty of cheers and applause. The ever popular face-changing performance to the beat of quick and dramatic music wowed members and guests. Other fringe activities such as the ancient art of palm reading as well as the captivating art of rainbow calligraphy provided entertainment for all. The performance by Tokyo Square added to the festive atmosphere at the Main Lounge where the party continued into the night.

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SPORTS

Friday, 7 April 2017 The SCC Sports Awards, in its 10th year running, is an event which awards recognition not only to those with great sporting achievements but also those who are actively involved in and who contribute to their respective sports sections and the Club.

Friday, 7 April 2017 Cocktails begin at 7pm $40 per person Inclusive of a Welcome Drink and Buffet Dinner The Club will recognise the following sporting achievements:

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Spirit of Sport (one nominee per Sports Section) Sports Feat of the Year Sports Initiative of the Year Sports Girl & Boy of the Year Sports Woman & Man of the Year Team of the Year Section of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award

The award recipients will be selected by an elite panel of independent judges. Winners will only be revealed during the presentation. The ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ is open to all members for nominations. All Sports Section convenors are to submit their respective nominations together with the sports CVs of the nominees and achievements, to Ken Ang (Senior Sports Executive) at ken.ang@scc.org.sg and Eunicia Tan (Sports Administrator) at eunicia.tan@scc.org.sg. All nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, 15 March 2017. For more information, please contact the Sports Department at 6338 9271.

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SCC ‘OSCARS’ AND NEW SPORTS PROGRAMMES The Club will honour the outstanding achievements of SCC’s sportsmen and sportswomen for their remarkable sports performances in 2016 at the 10th SCC Annual Sports Awards on 7 April 2017. This ceremony aims to honour and recognise the commendable sportsmanship and contributions towards our 13 Sports Sections. It also gives me great pleasure to announce that we also celebrate the 165th anniversary of this grand dame. Members are warmly invited to attend this very special occasion. The second level of the Club will be reserved for this commemorative event. A popular live band is set to rock the night; cocktails galore will be flowing; a delicious buffet spread will be laid for feasting; and, for the first time, the awards ceremony will be screened live. Full details on ticketing and programme highlights will be publicised through the Club’s weekly e-blasts. This shall be a night for all members.

SCC Special Recognition Award The General Committee presented the SCC Special Recognition Award to the outstanding sportsmen and sportswoman for their achievements in their sporting arenas. Congratulations Mathavan Devadas, Virginia Longfellow and Peter Edward Gilchrist on your stellar achievements and for doing the Club and country proud. Let’s continue to bring pride to our Club. Sher Baljit Singh Chairman, Games Control Board Singapore Cricket Club

In line with the GC’s policy to start new initiatives for the physical wellbeing of all members, prepare to be spoiled for choice this March and April, with an interesting variety of junior and adult programmes/privileges organised by the Sections and Sports Department for you and your kids:

• Touch Rugby for Fitness - Starting 12 March 2017 - For all members - Thursdays 6.30pm @SCC Padang and Sundays 9am to 10.30am @SCC Dempsey

• Junior Squash Tournament organised by the Squash Section - 10 to 12 March 2017 - For children of all members aged 12 and below & 9 and below

Mathavan Devadas: Singapore Representative as an Official for the 2004, 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympics

Virginia Longfellow: Bronze Medallist at the World Singles Champion of Champions 2016

• Sports Camp Series (Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Tennis and Basketball) - In April, July, August and October - For ages 4 to 16

• Changi Golf Club Affiliation - Members will now have access to the Changi Golf Club on weekdays and Sundays at a special rate w.e.f. 1 March 2017 till 31 December 2017 - This golfing privilege is secured by the Golf Section

• Calisthenics Session Free Try-Out with SportSG organised by the Sports Department - In March at the SCC Multipurpose Court - Open to all members of all ages

Peter Edward Gilchrist: 4th World Championship Title (Long-Up Format, 2016) (World Champion in 1993, 2001 & 2013)

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Balut

Convenor: Tony Fisher | Article by: Tony Fisher & John Taylor

Balut Christmas Party 2016

CHRISTMAS PARTY We had a wonderful party at The Padang Restaurant on 16 December. There were delicious Christmas fare and prizes galore – all organised through the tireless efforts of Sunita Kapoor. The mood was so festive that the dancing started well before Convenor Tony’s welcome speech. The band, MSG, hit the ‘sweet spot’ with their great renditions of timeless favourites. We have already booked The Padang Restaurant for the 2017 bash on 15 December!

IA CHRISTMAS PAIRS TOURNAMENT Our thanks go to IA Balut Convenor Prekash Singh for organising a splendid event. There was excellent Indian ‘makan’ and numerous prizes. Several SCC members were among the winners but congratulations must go to our very own Yasmin Gaffoor and Fahmi Hassanbai for securing the impressively large IA Pairs trophy presented by Rajan Menon and Convenor Prekash.

Balut Christmas Party 2016

INTER-CLUB LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR 2017 LOCATION

DATE

Singapore Recreation Club

17 May

Eurasian Association

21 June

NUSS

12 July

Tanglin Club

23 August

Indian Association

20 September

SCC (Host)

11 October

IN-HOUSE BALUT NIGHT The first in-house event of 2017 was held on 17 January. We had a great turnout of over 30 players. A special welcome was given to new members, Dr. Shane Lee and his wife, Jean. Victoria Brooker, a relative of the Convenor currently on a teaching assignment in Indonesia, was the single guest for the evening. Determined to make the most of beginner’s luck, she achieved an incredible three baluts in one game! The overall winner of the night and recipient of a bottle of Chivas Regal was Fahmi Hassanbai with a total of 679 points.

Yasmin Gafoor and Fahmi Hassanbai were presented with the IA Christmas Pairs Trophy by Rajan Menon and Convenor Prekash

CORRECTION Rosemary Tessensohn’s name was inadvertently omitted from SCC’s Inter-Club League 2016 winning team, SCC Team 5, in the previous edition of ‘The Padang’. Please accept our apologies, Rosemary!

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British Club Bangkok The date is fixed for 21-24 July. Sarawak Club (Chivas Regal STC Interport) Upon receiving the request from 2016 winners NUSS, the Sarawak Club has graciously agreed to host this year’s event in November (date to be confirmed).

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New member Dr. Shane Lee wins a bottle of grape medicine

Fahmi Hassanbai scoops top prize with the highest point aggregate

TO ALL BALUT SECTION MEMBERS Please confirm your current email address with Thipa Mogan (thipa.mogan@scc.org.sg) so we can be sure you are receiving all section communications.


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Billiards & Snooker

The traditional ‘lo hei’ party

Convenor: Desmond Decker | Article by: Tan Bak Choon

Chopsticks up and ready for prosperity toss

2017 is here and we will be sure to keep you posted on our events as they unfold. Our festive Chinese New Year dinner for our members was held recently. The traditional ‘Lo Hei’ party was celebrated in February. The Singapore Snooker League has just begun and we are fielding two teams – Division 1, and for the first time, a Division 5 team. We have not had much success but we just started. Division 1 played three games of which they won one and lost two. Division 5 played one game and unfortunately, lost. More will be reported in the next issue of ‘The Padang’. Two of our members – Glen Yeo and Peter Gilchrist represented Singapore to play in the Adelaide Open in the first week of February. The results of which will be announced later. We hosted Penang Sports Club when they visited us in February for our interport game. This will be reported in the next issue so do look out for it.

SCC vs PSC

Happy Birthday Peter!

Bonding over drinks and snacks

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Bowls

Convenor: Christian Huang | Article by: Christian Huang

bowls section committee 2017/18 Elected at the AGM on 21 Jan 2017 Convenor Christian Huang Captain Melvin Tan Secretary Chng Ming Li Treasurer T. Velu JSM Representative Shermeen Lim Committee Member Ganesh Ramanathan Amira Goh

Fours by virtue of our ranking in the Asia Pacific Championships held the year before. Though wins were few and far between, we did manage some surprising results over the two weeks. The Ladies’ Fours caused a huge upset on opening day with a convincing win for the host nation and eventual Bronze medalists New Zealand. The Ladies’ Pairs also claimed a famous win over England in the group stages.

Chng Ming Li and Shermeen Lim

A STELLAR YEAR The youngest female member of the Bowls Section, Shermeen Lim, sure had an eventful 2016. She skipped a SCC team to garner Gold in the National Ladies’ Triples and Fours. On her own, she claimed bronze in the National Singles League. Shermeen and Ming Li, also a SCC bowler, were invited to participate in the prestigious Hong Kong Classic Pairs tournament last November.

Over on the Men’s side, Chia Tee Chiak (ELBC) and I put the only blemish on champions Australia, beating them 16-15 in an exhilarating match. We were looking forward to play against Alex Marshall MBE and Paul Foster MBE of Scotland, winners of the Pairs and Fours in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and many other World Championship titles. The match certainly lived up to the hype. If not for Alex’s amazing last shot which took the jack away, we could have claimed a famous victory against arguably the two best bowlers in the world. We dropped the game eventually 1517, but we walked out with our heads held high.

This ‘invitational-only’ tournament features top bowling nations and bowlers with a long list of accolades. In their group, they claimed the scalps of Scotland, New Zealand and Wales showing they were no pushovers. They were unlucky to finish fifth out of 12th in their group, narrowly missing out on the knockout stages by a mere three points. The year culminated with Shermeen being crowned ‘Bowler of the Year’ by Bowls Singapore for her achievements. We are certain 2017 will be an even greater year for her!

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE UNDERDOGS Fellow SCC Member Josephine Lim and I were honoured to have represented Singapore in the World Championships in Christchurch last November. We qualified for the Pairs and

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Scotland vs Singapore - from left: Paul Foster MBE, Chia Tee Chiak, Alex Marshall MBE, Christian Huang


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Bridge

Convenor: Olivia Law | Article by: Olivia Law

Pitting bridge skills against fellow Bridge members

CHRISTMAS-CUM-ANNUAL AWARDS BRIDGE EVENT 2016 The Bridge Section’s much anticipated Christmas-cum-Annual Awards event took place on 19 December. There was a good turnout of 28 people despite the fact that many of our regular players were away on holiday. After a sumptuous dinner and free flow of wine and beer, everyone was ready for a good round of bridge. This time, everyone had to draw for a partner. No one was allowed to play with his or her own regular partner. This was a way to even the playing field. It was also a good way to get to know and play with other section members and guests. The highlight of the night was when the awards were given out after the game. The ‘Best Partnership’ award for 2016 went to Soundarya Iyer and Lee Cheong Seng. The ‘Individual

Filling the tummies before the game

Celebrating the holidays with a good game and cute paper crowns

Champion’ for 2016 was Beng Tee Haythornthwaite. (Beng Tee was also the ‘Individual Champion’ in 2015.) There were also prizes for the following categories: •

‘Best Partnerships’ (NS and EW) of the evening were awarded to Stephanie Hodges and Perumal Ramanathan; Kumkum Saran and Sav Perumal.

Closest to 50% score was the partnership of Mike Sharples and John Martens.

Closest to 40% score was the partnership of Chan King Fook and Michael Milford.

This was indeed a good climax to 2016. The section wishes everyone a good bridge year ahead.

Draw for a partner to team up with

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Cricket

Convenor: Hugh Darwell | Article by: Arjun Kakar

Pre-Season Buzz FOR the Cricket Section The 2017 season is well underway for the Cricket Section. We will be fielding six teams in competitive league cricket across the first five divisions of SCA this year. We have our task cut out with strong representation from over 110 players competing for 66 slots. The section this year is abuzz with 170 active members representing the Club across various levels – that is, if we add the JSM and Saturday XI squads to this number. Meanwhile Sky Sports recently covered SCC in their upcoming documentary ‘Beyond the Boundary’. Somerset cricketer Peter Trego spent some valuable time with SCC cricketers and shared the history of cricket in Singapore as well as some valuable game tips. Not only does it go a long way in promoting our rich heritage but it was also a great session for those present.

The section is preparing well in the pre-season. Our Captains for the season were appointed at the Captains’ Cocktails held on 20 January. League Cricket

Captains of 2016

SCC Lions

Riaz Altaff Hussien

SCC Tigers

Arjun Kakar

SCC Cougars

Peter Murray

SCC Cheetahs

Matt Boardman

SCC Panthers

Nick Power

SCC Jaguars

Dustin Yates

Social Cricket - Sat XI

Ajay Aggarwal

Committee Appointments

Andy Williams (CYD), Peter Muruthi (Deputy, Captain of Cricket) and Rohan Kapoor (Deputy, Treasurer)

Somerset cricketer Peter Trego visits SCC

Arun Vijayan at his fiery best

It was a matter of great pride for us as SCA recognised another outstanding individual performance from an SCC 1st team stalwart. Arun Vijayan spearheaded our attack through the year and was adjudged the best all-rounder in the league for the 2016 season. Arun had spectacular returns of 216 runs at 30.86 and 27 wickets at 15.67. Very well done on that front. In other news, in what promises to be the biggest T20 event in South-East Asia and a stupendous opportunity to showcase talents in the region; the preparations for the 5th edition of the SCC International T20 (11 – 13 August) are now in full swing. We will host reciprocal clubs from around the region and string together a few key international cricketers/pundits to grace the event. This is a marquee event for the Club and expression of interest for SCC’s 5th International T20 sponsorship is now open for various categories across the board. Interested parties can contact: Push Sharma (pnsharma@gmail.com) or Hugh Darwell (hughdarwell@gmail.com).

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Darts

Convenor: Mohietheen Fathima | Article by: Lynn Wilson

A group photo with party organiser, Fathima (centre)

Our annual Christmas party was held at the Gilmour Room and it was attended by the most loyal members of the Darts Section. It’s always difficult hosting a function in December with everyone so busy at that time of year with a plethora of to-dos on their lists, but Fathima did a great job throwing together a wonderful bash. We had a lovely spread of delicious food and exciting games for good fun. The band also played a good mix of music to suit all tastes and had most on their feet dancing to the beats. The room was decorated in a Hawaiian theme creating a fun tropical party which contributed to the merry mood and atmosphere. There were numerous attractive prizes up for grabs in the lucky draw and all winners greatly appreciated their wins! We look forward to a busy season in 2017 and welcome all members new and old to enjoy a lively game of darts. We are often at the Men’s Bar having a great time and throwing a few where darts are provided. You are welcome to join us.

Hawaiian theme party

Kudos to the great music

Christmas Lucky Draw Prizes

The darts ladies

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Golf

Convenor: Chionh Chye Hion | Article by: Chionh Chye Hion

Christmas golf at TMCC

Convenor Chionh giving away prizes

GOLF ACTIVITIES The Golf Section’s Christmas golf and dinner party on 15 December had a good turnout of 70 participants with seven from the Cricket and Darts Sections. The revelry stretched into the night and was well-led by the three-member band, Heart & Soul. The golf game held at TMCC Tampines course was also enjoyed and appreciated for the fact that it would be totally revamped in February. While members rue the passing of another iconic golf course, they also look forward to a ‘new’ golf course 18 months from now. We kicked-off the new year with a match with Changi Golf Club. This year, CGC graciously hosted us on 21 January - a day of the week that any golf course would see the heaviest demand by its members. Though the game is slated as an inter-club match, it was more fun amongst old friends than a competition. A full side of 36 players were fielded by us. Many of our section members are also CGC members and they had a hard time deciding which side to play for. Often, it was a question of which of their friends they wanted to play against!

Golf match with Changi Golf Club

afternoon, many of the players decided to abandon the game for clubhouse satays and beers. As such, the match was declared a draw, though there was little doubt that CGC was the better team for the day. Catering, which has always been SCC’s responsibility in this series featured South Indian cuisine by Gayatri Restaurant which also generously donated a sleeve of golf balls to all the players from both sides. Terry and his band played for us late into the night. CGC most graciously offered the Golf Section the privilege of two Sunday flights at a discounted rate of $60 per player, inclusive of buggy. This is in addition to the weekday flights in place which is at $50 per player. Upcoming events • 10 March 2017 Friendly Match with British Club at Keppel Club • 21 - 25 March 2017 Mini Overseas Tour – Pattaya, Thailand

We decided on a combined stableford point system to decide the competition but due to a short rainy episode in the late

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Dinner after the inter-club match with CGC


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Hockey

Convenor: Intekhab Khan | Article by: Kanan Packrisamy

Monthly socials at the iconic Padang are a big hit

NO REST FOR THE WICKED AS SCC HOCKEY GETS CRACKING ON SEASON 2017

on and there has already been one addition to the Men’s team and two in the Ladies’.

Lights, camera, action! The Hockey 6s is upon us once again! March is an important month in the SCC Hockey calendar. It is the month of the SCC International Hockey Sixes which is widely considered to be the greatest show on earth. This year’s event is aptly themed, ‘Showdown By Day. Showtime All Night’. After 22 successful editions, this year should be no different.

With the promotion of outstanding players from the lower squads to the 1st team, the SCC Men’s side will be there or thereabouts when the whistle goes off in the second week of March when the league begins.

PLAYER MOVEMENTS As the Sixes loom ahead, our bread and butter on the league scene continues. SCC Hockey has taken a few strides in the right direction over the last few years. The sum of efforts of the committee, coaching team and the players most importantly, have made it possible. SCC has always been able to attract true blue hockey talent. But of late, the bar has been raised somewhat higher. Being a great home for hockey players of all shapes, sizes and nationalities, many are very attracted to joining the Club and likewise find it difficult to leave when all good things come to an end. 2016 has seen a few good men leave due to relocation of their work and family to the United Kingdom and Australia. We wish them well and, in the same breath, we welcome some exciting fresh talent in both the Men’s and Ladies’ Section. More will be revealed in the coming editions of ‘The Padang’.

JUNIOR SCENE

With the potential return of Catherine Wheeler and Laura Rogers, the squad is already looking better. With a couple of new top league players from England, the Ladies’ team is also shaping up nicely.

SOCIAL EVENTS BOND THE SECTION AND LEAVES THEM ON 7TH HEAVEN The section’s monthly social at the Padang followed by light dinner and drinks has been a real hit. This social coupled with the Masters of the Sections’ monthly friendly matches included an amazing recent match played on 16 January (one plus six equals seven). The Barkerites were invited and they showed up with seven players. SCC only had seven that day so a 7-a-side match ensued. No prizes for guessing the final score - 7-7! Beers duly flowed and it was seventh heaven indeed. Hockey life at SCC is ticking nicely alongside the giant clock tower at the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall overlooking the Club. The SCC Hockey Section would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a great year of sports ahead.

The section’s partnership with Anglo Chinese Junior College continues into its fourth year. After joining the Club earlier this year, the 33 kids will represent SCC in the National U19 Junior League (NJL). The girls will play in NJL1 and the boys in NJL3. The boys have won their three opening matches (at the time of print) and the girls are struggling in the depths of the NJL1 following the title win in NJL2 last season.

NATIONAL LEAGUE TITLE QUEST Unlike few years ago, these days SCC begins the National League 1 campaign as one of the favourites. The recruitment process for the Club’s 1st XI men and women is well and truly

Match between SCC and Barkerites

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Rugby

Convenor: Sam Sharpe | Article by: Stafford Bagot

2015 Tankards victorious and muddied after battle in the jungle

TANKARDS – THE TEAM EVERYONE IS TRYING TO BEAT The Tankards season started with “Yuuuuge” pressure placed upon their shoulders having been the title holders in the last two years. The season so far has been a fierce battle for the premiership race and the Tankards are the team everyone wants to beat. They say, “it takes two flints to make a fire”, so with a new captain Shane Dewer taking over from Sam Flint, the Tankards were obviously set to ‘burn, baby, burn’ this season. Great captains don’t lead alone and Shane has been aided by a number of Tankard stalwarts including Matt Love (Team Manager), Rishi Chandiok, Yan Sapiee and Bryan Lim. The wise, old and experienced core group of players has been enhanced by youth and vigour in the form of Adam Vine, Matt Cheong and a special mention goes out to the new ‘x-factor’ prop forward, Patrick Wheen. The Tankards had a comprehensive win against old foes, Oldham, 31-7 in early February which cemented their first place in the league. They are now training hard as they prepare for the upcoming finals. The team is looking to avenge the earlier season loss to Wanderers and gain dominance of the Singapore Championship division. A number of the Tankards squad are called upon to play with the Prems which is credit to Shane and this squad. The Tankards are certainly the team to watch out for in the coming weeks. Good luck boys. Grrrr...!

Captain Shane Dewer in full flight

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Howard de Podesta reaching for the high ball


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Soccer

Convenor: Dominic Lane | Article by: Steve Dawson

The Pads - More than just football

STROLLERS TOP THE LEAGUE AFTER A DODGY START

Premiership Teams

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The Strollers started the season with a September 5-0 pasting at the hands of Equatorial Premiership champions, Purple Monkeys. But things have started to look up.

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Purple Monkeys First

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British Club First XI

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St Andrew's

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Rampant Casuals

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CBD Wanderers

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Hibernians United

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The side has settled and racked up good points to stay in contention for the 2016-2017 title. January’s return fixture against the Purple Monkeys witnessed a complete reversal and more as the Club ran out 6-0 winners. That pushes the Strollers into top spot with five games remaining making it an exciting finish to the season. The year kicked off in competitive style for the Pads with two hard fought draws (0-0 and 1-1) against the Hibs and Orchard Rovers respectively. Exhibiting a promising new 3-5-2 formation, there are a few creases to iron out but the new system looks promising. There were no December games for the Tigers but they enjoyed their New Year’s with celebrations harking back to late November with a 3-0 win over FC Racing, fielding promising young players to bring the three points home.

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Squash

Convenor: Andrea Nicholas | Article by: Patrick Meredith & Kingsley Wood

Cosmo Team 2017

COSMO 2016 September brought the Cosmo league and as usual, SCC had a strong (and long) roster to call on. It was a great start to the season at Serangoon which was followed by three further wins so that at the half way stage SCC was in second place - a perfect position to launch an assault for the title. Unbelievably we managed to lose our next four matches - all 3-2 - and with a little luck we could easily have won all four. But not to worry, as the results (and luck) went against us we ensured we embraced the spirit of Cosmo and enjoyed ourselves to the hilt. Needing to win our final match against Tanglin Club to finish in second spot to SICC, we won 3-2 (for once). Forgetting it was a Monday night, we celebrated long and for those of us who had work in the morning, probably a little too hard! It was a very enjoyable season which was well organised by the Hollandse Club. It showed that the spirit of Cosmo was alive and well. We look forward to the months ahead and, who knows, with a little luck we may go one better. One thing is for sure - we’ll enjoy trying.

Brian van Ginkel’s Farewell

Brian van Ginkel - Totsiens Boet! Alles van die beste! Brian van Ginkel who is always up for one more game, or beer for that matter, was a familiar and welcome face for many years at the SCC squash courts and the Deli Verandah. He is a fierce social competitor who is never short of a smart-alec quip and usually ripe with classic sportsman humor delivered in his thick South African accent, of course. While he played in a number of leagues during his Singapore chapter, he was always a keen challenger (socially, of course) of others in higher realms, pushing himself to exhaustion more often than not and even to injury in numerous cases, much to the anger of his wife, Tessa. We wish him and his wife all the best in their new life in the relative wilderness of New Zealand where squash will undoubtedly take a back seat to all the diving, boating and other outdoor activities he has been missing. Cheers, Brian! PS: Anyone keen to play in the Masters in Auckland this April? Brian has generously offered to host any and all SCC friends for a visit.

SQUASH COURTS MAINTENANCE We start 2017 with our courts looking wonderful - cleaned, repaired and the lights are upgraded to comply with WSF standards. Please take care of them and only play in squash shoes. No other sports shoes are allowed. Email ken.ang@scc. org.sg for clarification if needed.

Cosmo Captains - Sarat & Paddy

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Tennis

Convenor: Wilfred Lim | Article by: Nilma Missir-Boissac

GET YOUR GAME ON! A RETRO - AUSTRALIAN OPEN What a thrilling start it was to the year to watch the Australian Open Men’s Finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal! It has been a few years since they last met in the finals of a Grand Slam but they certainly did not miss a beat. The match was screened at Stumps to a bar full of people rooting for either player – it was a lively atmosphere. Also noteworthy was the women’s finals between Serena Williams and big sister Venus. Despite being on tour since the age of 14, both sisters showed their continued hunger for the game throughout the tournament. This was the ninth Serena-Venus Grand Slam finals and the eighth for Federer-Nadal.

Australian Open: The Williams sisters Photo credit: Tennis Australia

COURTSIDE INTERVIEW Jo Stevenson joined the Club in 2016 and plays on the Club’s ladies’ team and other tournaments in Singapore. Not only does she work hard, she also plays hard. Originally from Scotland, Jo started playing tennis at the age of four and was selected to represent Scotland from the age of 10. She has won many Scottish junior and senior national titles and one of the highlights of her junior tennis career was being the number one U-14 player in Scotland. Prior to moving to Singapore, she represented her Scottish county in the British 1st division at the Aegon doubles championships in Eastbourne. While she was in the UK, she played for Surbiton Racket & Fitness club for 10 years, captaining her team playing in Surrey division 1. Australian Open: Nadal and Federer Photo credit: Tennis Australia

TENNIS AT THE CLUB Hopefully the recent Australian Open has given you extra motivation to play more tennis!

What keeps her motivated to play tennis? “The people I get to meet playing around the world and also my competitive spirit,” says Jo. And what she likes most about Singapore – “the diversity of culture and the sunshine”.

For those looking to up their game through coaching, you can contact resident coach Lukas Pluta of Coaching Developments at 82986016. He also runs several group cardio tennis sessions each week for players of all levels: Mondays: 7-8pm Tuesdays: 7-8am; 8-9am For those looking for some match play: there is a section social tennis every Friday from 5pm with the busiest mostly on the last Friday of the month. The idea is for everyone to enjoy tennis at the lovely courts at our Club and have some fun. If you’re looking for something more competitive, please email Ken Ang at ken.ang@scc.org.sg. You could be the one we’re looking for our interclub league weekend matches! Jo Stevenson (centre, white visor) with some of her SCC team mates

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General Committee 2016/2017

Subcommittee Members

President Mr Mohan Bhojwani mohan.bhojwani@scc.org.sg

Games Control Board Mr Sher Baljit Singh (Chairman) Mr Matthew C. Streeton Mr David A. Jones Mr Jonathan Leow Mr Tony Fisher Mr Desmond Decker Mr Christian Huang Ms Olivia Law Geok Lian Mr Hugh Darwell Ms Mohietheen Fathima Mr Chionh Chye Hion Mr Intekhab Khan Mrs Sadaf Whiskin Mr Sam Sharpe Mr Dominic Lane Mrs Andrea Nicholas Mr Wilfred Lim

Deputy President Mr Zoher Motiwalla zoher.motiwalla@scc.org.sg Chairman Games Control Board Mr Sher Baljit Singh sherbaljit.singh@scc.org.sg Finance Member Mr Hamish A. Christie hamish.christie@scc.org.sg Committee Members Mr George V. Abraham george.abraham@scc.org.sg Ms Joyce Foster joyce.foster@scc.org.sg Mr Anwar Gaffoor anwar.gaffoor@scc.org.sg Mr David A. Jones david.jones@scc.org.sg Mr Ananda Kumar ananda.kumar@scc.org.sg Mr Paul Lawlass paul.lawlass@scc.org.sg

Finance Mr Hamish A. Christie (Chairman) Mr Sher Baljit Singh Mr Ananda Kumar Mr Tom Monahan Mr Jon Robinson Establishment Mr Ananda Kumar (Chairman) Mr V. P. Jothi Mr Rajan Menon Mr Matthew C. Streeton Mr Leonard Thangavelu

Mr Jonathan Leow jonathan.leow@scc.org.sg Mr Matthew C. Streeton matthew.streeton@scc.org.sg

Club Management Food & Beverage Mr Paul Lawlass (Chairman) Ms Joyce Foster Mr Tony Richardson Ms Cynthia Robless Ms Tracy Jones Ms Margaret Cunico Mrs Nalini Willets Marketing & Communications Mr Anwar Gaffoor (Chairman) Mr Jonathan Leow Dr K. U. Menon Mr Daniel Fitzpatrick Mr Stafford Bagot Property Mr George V. Abraham (Chairman) Mr Parasuram Krishnan Mr Andrew Moore Mrs Andrea Nicholas Mr Ong Chin Leong Mr Retna Sabapathy Rules & Membership Mr Matthew C. Streeton (Chairman) Mr Sher Baljit Singh Mr Anwar Gaffoor Mr Lim Khoon Mr Moiz H. Sithawalla Social Ms Joyce Foster (Chairlady) Mrs Preeti Dubey Ms Sunita Kapoor Ms Shelia Nagiah Mr Vikraman Raman Capt E R Raymond Ambrose

General Manager Mr Alan Jones Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 331) E-mail: alan.jones@scc.org.sg Financial Controller Ms Gow Hui Yian Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 201) E-mail: huiyian.gow@scc.org.sg Head, Sports & Recreation Ms Janet Ng Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 389) E-mail: janet.ng@scc.org.sg Head, Operations Ms Chovin Blix Ong Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 252) E-mail: chovin.ong@scc.org.sg Head, Property & Housekeeping Ms Judy Ting Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 383) E-mail: judy.ting@scc.org.sg Head, Human Resource Ms Jessica Ng Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 265) E-mail: jessica.ng@scc.org.sg Membership Sales Manager Ms Valerie Ong Telephone: 63389271 (ext. 221) E-mail: valerie@scc.org.sg

Business Hours Member Services Desk Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday Main Lounge Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday Stumps Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

0900 - 2400 0900 - 0200 0900 - 2200

0900 - 2400 0900 - 0100 0900 - 2200

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0900 - 2300 0900 - 2200

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

0900 - 2300 0900 - 2200

The Deli Daily 1100 - 2200 1100 - 2400 1100 - 0200 1100 - 2200

The Padang Restaurant Lunch Monday - Friday & Sunday 1200 - 1500 No lunch operation on Saturday & Public Holidays. Dinner Monday - Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday 1900 - 2300 Sunday & Public Holiday 1900 - 2200 Jackpot Room Monday - Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday Sunday & Public Holiday

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

1200 - 2300 Closed

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

0600 - 2300 0600 - 2200

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.


The Padang Magazine March April 2017  
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