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December 2015

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BRITISH CLUB BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SINGAPORE’S 15TH ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS WINNER LEADERSHIP IN CUSTOMER FOCUS 2014 THE NATIONAL CRITICS' CHOICE THE EXCLUSIVE CLUB OF THE YEAR 2014

Countdown to 2016

in fun and glamour as we usher in a brand new year!

Thursday, 31 December 2015 The Elizabeth Suite

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS AT THE CLUB LADIES NIGHT: SPARKLE IN A WINTER WONDERLAND CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME – SLEEPING BEAUTY NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY COUNTDOWN PARTY: WILD, WILD WEST COWBOYS AND THE LITTLE RED INDIANS


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NEW YEAR’S EVE

FAMILY COUNTDOWN PARTY

WILD, WILD WEST COWBOYS AND THE LITTLE RED INDIANS Thursday, 31 December 2015 • 7.30pm till late

Highlights from last year’s NYE Family Countdown Party 2014.

Put on your cowboy hat or feather headdress and be prepared to rock the Club with us as we countdown to 2016 at the Verandah Café! Tantalize your tastebuds with a mouth-watering festive buffet spread specially prepared for this night. Dance the night away with music by our DJ, exciting magic shows and entertainment. This is one event you will not want to miss!

Early Bird Promotion Book by Monday, 14 December and enjoy $20.00 off per Adult and $10.00 off per Child $98.00+ Member • $45.00+ Member Child* $108.00+ Guest • $50.00+ Guest Child* Prices include Party Novelties & Hats with ‘Live’ DJ and interactive magic show entertainment Brought to you by:

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Cancellations made after 14 December 2015 shall be chargeable at full price. *Child: 12 years old & below


Mission To be the leading international club in Singapore, exceeding the expectations of our Members and their families.

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BRITISH CONTACTS British Association of Singapore Website: www.britishassociation.org.sg

Tel: 6339 8229

British High Commission Tel: 6424 4200 Website: www.ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk British Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) Email: info@britcham.org.sg Website: www.britcham.org.sg

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Tel: 6222 3552

The British Council Tel: 6473 1111 Email: contact@britishcouncil.org.sg Website: www.britishcouncil.org.sg Visit Britain Tel: 800 852 3 549 (Toll Free) Email: singapore@visitbritain.org Website: www.visitbritain.com/sg

Club Strategy

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GM’s Message

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Club News

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Fry Group Feature

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Member in the Spotlight

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Special Feature on Paul Askew 20

Singapore St. Andrew’s Society Maggie Anderson Tel: 9666 2586 Website: www.standrewssociety.org.sg

Food & Beverage

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St. David’s Society of Singapore Kylie Hughes Email: kyliehughes_84@hotmail.com Website: www.stdavidsingapore.com

Activities & Events

38 – 45

Sports & Fitness

46 – 57

St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore Elizabeth McEneaney Email: elizmceneaney@hotmail.com

Calendar of Events

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Magic Moments

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Reciprocal Club Spotlight

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Club Directory & Operating Hours

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Royal Society of St. George’s Paul Adamberry Email: rssg.sg@gmail.com Website: www.saintgeorgesociety.com

ADVERTISE WITH US Membership Base

Profile

54% British expatriates, 21% Singaporeans and 25% expatriates from a wide range of countries in Europe, North America, Australasia and Asia Pacific.

Professionals, managers, executives and business people who hold senior management positions in the business community. CIRCULATION : 2,500 copies • READERSHIP : 10,000 FREQUENCY : Monthly except for the June/July and August/September combined issues.

Magazine Submission Deadlines January 2016 Advertising Bookings : 26 Nov 2015 Advertising Artwork : 10 Dec 2015 Febuary 2016 Advertising Bookings : 24 Dec 2015 Advertising Artwork : 8 Jan 2016

Club Members enjoy additional 10% discount. MCI (P) 033/05/2015 Designed & Published by The British Club. Printed by Sonic Printing (S) Pte Ltd All events, dates and times are correct at the time of print. We welcome articles, letters, comments or any other contribution from Members. However, the Club reserves the right to edit all materials submitted. Opinions and views expressed by the contributors and writers need not necessarily represent those of the Club. The magazine accepts no responsibility for the quality of goods or services advertised.

For advertising bookings and editorial enquiries/feedback Please contact Tsering Ng Tel: 6410 1112 •

Fax: 6468 6161 •

Email: marketing@britishclub.org.sg

73 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289761 Tel: 6467 4311 • Fax: 6468 6161 • Email: enquiries@britishclub.org.sg • Website: www.britishclub.org.sg Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebritishclub


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Club Strategy

Dear Members At the time of print, the Club was undergoing preparations for its Annual General Meeting scheduled for 26 November 2015. Watch this space as we unveil the new President and Main Committee Members in the January 2016 magazine. Below is the Club’s strategy shared at last year’s AGM. Significant progress has been made in a number of areas and the new Main Committee will continue to work to this. Thank you

BRITISH CLUB STRATEGY 2015 Finance

Sufficient cash to support operations and the cycle of development

Improve financial operating performance

Facilities

Maintain & improve Club facilities

Operations

Engage & communicate with all stakeholders

To be the leading international club in Singapore, exceeding the expectations of our members and their families.

KEY GOALS

MISSION

Efficient and effective human and physical infrastructure

Membership

Increase the demand for membership

GROWTH VECTORS

Variety of high quality facilities to attract and retain Members

Foster creativity & innovation Increase the financial value of a membership

Member Experience

Exceed Members’ expectations

Workplace

Be the employer of choice

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Deliver outstanding service

Provide a stimulating & supportive work environment


GM’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, You could see that the Club is bustling with activities and events now that the festive season is here. In the coming weeks, our chefs and staff will be busy preparing for the busiest time of the year bringing smiles to the faces of our Members and their children. For some, this may be the first time you are celebrating Christmas here in Singapore. Here in the Club, we have plenty of exciting events and delectable yuletide offerings for you and your family this festive season! As this is the last magazine issue of 2015, I can proudly say that it has indeed been another successful and eventful year for the Club. From the Best of British Celebrations in June to the SG50 Celebrations in August to the week-long Mexican Fiesta and Peranakan Night in October. The Club will be ending 2015 with a blast at the New Year Eve’s Gala Dinner 2016: Sailing the high seas on board HMS Queen Victoria and a Wild, Wild West Cowboys and The Little Red Indians themed New Year’s Eve Family Countdown Party at the Verandah Café on 31 December. So be sure to book now to secure your seats! On 19 October, the Club held its Annual Employees’ Dinner & Dance at Fullerton Hotel to show appreciation to all employees. It is rewarding to see so many of our employees receiving their Long Service Awards. Time certainly flies, as I have now served the Club for 5 years. It has been a great and rewarding 5 years. All this would not have happened without the great support and dedicated hard work from the staff in upholding our 3-steps of service bringing magic moments to our Members. As your general manager, I am writing to ask for your donation towards the annual Hong Bao Fund to show your appreciation for their effort. The Club does not encourage tipping nor charge a service fee, the kind gesture from you to the Annual Hong Bao will be deeply appreciated by the team who work hard throughout the year giving their best to serve all Members. You will be receiving a letter in your monthly statement of accounts shortly. On behalf of the Club Management and the team, I thank you for your continuous and generous support. Wishing all Members a Happy Christmas and a peaceful & prosperous New Year. SEAN BOYLE General Manager

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CLUB MANAGEMENT

General Manager Sean Boyle 6410 1103 seanboyle@britishclub.org.sg

Head of Finance & Facilities Michelle Chua 6410 1119 finance@britishclub.org.sg

Executive Chef Sunny Sia 6410 1170 sunnysia@britishclub.org.sg

Head of Activities & Events, Marketing, and Member Relations Chrisse Olayres 6410 1120 chrisseolayres@britishclub.org.sg

Head of Sales Ronnie Ng 6410 1100 membership@britishclub.org.sg

Catering Sales Manager Kurt Tan 6410 1146 banquestsales@britishclub.org.sg

Food & Beverage Manager Patrick Tan 6410 1141 fb@britishclub.org.sg

Sports & Recreation Manager Wan Lay Chi 6410 1152 sports@britishclub.org.sg

Facilities Manager S. Sundaram 6410 1160 maintenance@britishclub.org.sg

Housekeeping Manager Melati Binti Zainal Abidin 6410 1162 housekeeping@britishclub.org.sg

Member Relations Manager Cassie Wong 6410 1113 memberrelations@britishclub.org.sg

Marketing Communications Manager Cynthia Setho 6410 1111 marketing@britishclub.org.sg

Human Resource Manager Alice Wong 6410 1130 hr@britishclub.org.sg

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CLUB NEWS

Operating Hours During The Festive Season Facility

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Day

Day/Date Thursday Friday Saturday Thursday Friday 24 December 2015 25 December 2015 26 December 2015 31 December 2015 1 January 2016 Mountbatten Room 6.00pm to 1.00am 12noon to 3.00pm 6.00pm to 11.00pm The Windsor Arms

12noon to 1.00am

11.30am to 3.00pm

HMS Queen Victoria Ball CLOSED 8.00pm till late

12noon to 1.00am

12noon to 1.00am

12noon to 1.00am

Verandah Café 9.00am to 10.30pm 11.30am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 10.30pm 9.00am to 3.00pm New Year’s Eve Family Countdown Party 7.00pm till late

9.00am to 10.30pm

Splash Bar

9.00am to 8.00pm

9.00am to 3.00pm

9.00am to 9.00pm

9.00am to 6.00pm

9.00am to 9.00pm

Scores Sports Bar & Restaurant

8.00am to 11.00pm

CLOSED

8.00am to 11.00pm

8.00am to 6.00pm

8.00am to 11.00pm

Windsor Shop

10.00am to 10.00pm

8.00am to 3.00pm

10.00am to 10.00pm

11.00am to 10.00pm

10.00am to 10.00pm

Administrative Office

9.00am to 12.30pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

9.00am to 12.30pm

CLOSED

Sports Centre

8.00am to 8.00pm

CLOSED

8.00am to 10.00pm

8.00am to 6.00pm

8.00am to 10.00pm

12noon to 10.00pm

CLOSED

12noon to 10.00pm

12noon to 10.00pm

12noon to 10.00pm

Jackpot Room

THE ENTIRE CLUB WILL CLOSE AT 4.00PM ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Compliment 21 October 2015 Hi Sean and all our Club’s Staff, This note is long overdue. I would like to express my sincerest thanks to everyone involved in making my son, Isaac’s 1st birthday a memorable one. Sean, thank you for sorting out the venue matter right away. Thank you Fauziah for coordinating all our needs from food to party venue layout, just to name a few. Thank you to Tony and team for the excellent service. And of course to the F&B staff for the excellent food! We are looking forward to celebrating future events at the Club! Regards, Eunice Marie Song

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CLUB NEWS

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Warm Welcome... To our new Members

ALBERTO TOLARI & PERLA VALTULINA ANDREW & AMANDA FOY CHRIS & CHARLOTTE CHURCHER CHRIS & RHONDA COLEMAN CHRISTIAN & LLINOS GILMOUR DAVID & MYA KOWAL EDWARD & KRISTY CARTER GAURAV GUPTA & ROBITA SENGUPTA JUSTIN SAMPSON & REBECCA SWARBRICK MARTIN MERTENS & ZHANG YANFANG MUHAMMAD IMRAN MALIK NEELAMANI & YOGAM CHITRA MUTHUKUMAR PETER & MARY DOBSON RUAIRI BROWN & LINDSAY COURTNEY SEAN & CLAIRE HENDERSON STEPHEN & NICOLA WILKES SUBRAMANIAN RAMAKRISHNAN & MEERA SUBRAMANIAN

This Christmas, the past makes the perfect present.

TAKAYUKI & FUMIKO KOIKE VENUGOPAL & SHEELA VISHWANATHAN VIJAY MOHAN & ROSE AHUJA YEO YEE WEI & NICOLE LOW

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Come join us on Thursday, 3 December Looking to meet other Members... This monthly networking event will introduce you to fellow Members of the Club – a perfect social setting to get together and meet new people.

Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm (Canapes & drinks will be served.)

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CLUB NEWS

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

5 November

(From left) Takayuki Koike, Koike Fumiko, Yuria Koike & Shaun Matheson (Main Committee)

M. Imran Malik & Antony Melero

(From left) Wong Hee Deong, Jessie Wong, Alice Wong, Meera Subramanian, Subramanian Ramakrishnan & Ronnie Ng

Stephen Wilkes & Tony Quek (Main Committee)

(From left) Roseanne Yeo, Yeo Chenxi, Yeo Yee Wei, Nicole Low & Alice Wong

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(From left) Aiveen McArthy, Mya Kowal & Miles Gooseman

(From left) Koh Geok Cheng, Henry Sk Tan & Tony Quek (Main Committee)

Johanna Grier & Tony Quek (Main Committee)

(From left) Wesley Hughes (From the Gurkha Contingent in SG), Chrisse Olayres & Krishna Bahadur Saru (From the Gurkha Contingent in SG)


HOW MUCH CAN I DRAW FROM MY PENSION POT?

If you follow the vintage card collector who wrote the rulebook on withdrawal rates you won’t go far wrong DAVID PUGH

Director, The Fry Group Singapore David Pugh has been living and working in South East Asia for four years and is responsible for The Fry Group’s activities in the region. David specialises in inheritance tax strategy, pension planning and portfolio management. He is a regular contributor of financial scenario articles for the Financial Times, an Associate of the Institute of Financial Planning and a Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.

Every year, Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) inducts one of the world’s most fanatical card collectors into its Hall of Fame. Bill Bengen’s card collection from the 1950s and 60s was rightly considered one of the best around and in 2008 he secured his spot. The accolade gave him immediate rock star status among collectors of vintage cards. Which is funny, because looking at his photograph on the PSA website, he resembles anything but. He looks more like the typical, old-style financial adviser. Actually, this is not surprising. Long before making waves as a collector, the 67-year-old native New Yorker rocked the financial planning world with a formula designed to safeguard retirees. It’s called the “four per cent rule” and it relates to the age old question: How much can I safely take from my pension pot? People want to enjoy the maximum income from their portfolio, but there’s potential for trouble if they over reach. Generations of investors have faced this issue and some have developed their own strategies in order to dodge a disastrous outcome, but I would say Bill Bengen nailed it 22 years ago when he produced his four per cent formula. The premise is that if you withdraw no more than four per cent from your nest egg a year, then it’s likely that it will last the entire course of your retirement. Your portfolio’s capital value could fall slightly, of course, but your income payments starting at four per cent of your initial capital and increasing yearly in line with inflation - will always be met. His ground-breaking findings have already helped thousands of retirees establish budget and spending patterns which succeed. Bill Bengen, who majored in Mathematics from MIT, doesn’t seem himself as a doyen of the financial planning industry. He says he just wanted to help his 90 or so clients with questions like, “how do I set up my finances?”, and “how much can I take out?”. There was no research at that time. His own calculations were based on actual investment results from periods like the Great Depression and World War II. Some observers say that after the 2008 crash, the figure is too low. Bengen says he has considered this criticism and sees no reason to change. The four per cent rule can work for Brits who want to stick to their home market when investing their pension. According to a 2010 study by Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income at the American College of Financial Services, the probability of failure is nine per cent. This is based on a portfolio invested equally in UK shares and British government bonds. For those who withdraw five per cent, the chances of failure rocket to 56 per cent. Four per cent, says Professor Pfau, is a sufficiently low figure not to pose too much risk. Bill Bengen combined his love of history with a passion for numbers to produce a formula which has allowed thousands of investors to access a chunk of their savings each year and safely enjoy the fruits of their labour.

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CLUB NEWS

Breakfast Seminar by Steve Schiffman

On 2 November, the Club held an exclusive speaking engagement - Breakfast Seminar: Taking Stock, Starting 2016 Differently by world renowned motivational and sales training leader, Steve Schiffman. Attendees that morning were given insights on what makes sales people successful as well as key steps on how to make it happen. The morning ended on a great note with a plaque presentation to Steve Schiffman by our Club’s President, Steve Settle.

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CLUB NEWS

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The British Club Member Get Member Promotion. BRITISH CLUB THE SINGAPORE

Refer your friends to The British Club!

SPECIAL SIGN UP PROMOTION Associate Lifetime Membership for only

$10,000

MORE!

(Published Price $16,000)

The Top 3 players with highest total amount claimed each week would get the prizes as stated below:

WEEK 1

7 to 13 December

WEEK 2

14 to 20 December

1st – $200

1st – $200

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

WEEK 3

21 to 27 December

WEEK 4

28 December to 3 January 2016

1st – $200

1st – $200

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

Get 100 BCR points when your friend comes for a private tour with The British Club membership team. If your friend signs up for the Associate Lifetime Membership at a special price of $10,000, you will receive 20,000 BCR points which can be redeemed for a host of exciting rewards! In addition, both you and your friend will each receive a Christmas takeaway package worth $388.00++

Call 64674311 or email membership@britishclub.org.sg to book a private Club tour for your friend now! For more details of the rewards programme, please contact membership@britishclub.org.sg. Special Promotion ends on 31 December 2015. Terms and Conditions apply.

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CLUB NEWS

Annual Employees’ Dinner & Dance 2015 The Annual Employees’ Dinner & Dance was held on Monday, 19 October at Fullerton Hotel to show appreciation to all employees for their hardwork. Members of the Main Committee and staff were invited to The Great Gatsby themed celebration. After the welcome addresses from President, Steve Settle and the General Manager, Sean Boyle, the evening commenced with the presentation of the Long Service Awards by our Vice-President, Damian Hills. 14 employees including our General Manager, Sean Boyle received their Long Service Award that night. This year, the Club gave out the Distinguished Service Award to Vincent Teow for his contribution to the Club for the past 20 over years. Johari Bin Amad was awarded the Employee of the Year with Samuel Simon Charles as the runner up. Congratulations to all!

Distinguished Service Award Teow Peng Siang Vincent

Employee of The Year Johari Bin Amad

Employee of The Year: Runner Up Samuel Simon Charles

LONG SERVICE AWARD

Chua Geok Choo, Betty (20 Years)

Tu Chen Ling Stephanie (15 Years)

Mohamad Fairuz Bin Ismail (15 Years)

Lee Teck Huat Augustine (15 Years)

Tan Yang Song, Tolly (10 Years)

Shaikh Najrul (10 Years)

Ho Siew Mei Sueme (10 Years)

Sean Boyle (5 Years)

Chrisse Olayres (5 Years)

Sangkaran AL Sathiasilan (5 Years)

May Than Aye (5 Years)

Jasni Bin Leman (5 Years)

Ganesan AL Periasamy (5 Years)

Agilan AL Kanda Pom (5 Years)

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CLUB NEWS

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Charity ChequeS Presentation 5 November 2015

Through the various auctions and events held at the Club especially during the Best of British Celebrations in June, the Club raised $80,000 for our two nominated charities – Riding for the Disabled Association and the Gurkha Welfare Trust. The cheques were presented to the charities by our Main Committee Member, Shaun Matheson and General Manager, Sean Boyle during the Members Connect Night in November. The Club would like to thank all Members for your kind support and contributions.

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CLUB NEWS

THE CLUB IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF THE FOLLOWING NEW EMPLOYEES:

Ng Hock Ling Ronnie Head of Sales Membership Sales

Inthumathi D/O Govindaiyan Member Relations Assistant Member Relations

Lok Hong Tan Jenny

Junior Graphic Designer Marketing Communications

Khiew Tze Seng

Cook Verandah Kitchen

Fire Drill Exercise 27 October 2015

On Tuesday, 27 October, The British Club conducted a fire drill exercise to test our responsiveness in the event of an emergency. Through the active participation from all staff and management team, the Club successfully completed the fire drill exercise within the prerequisite timing.

Pumpkin Carving Competition 30 October 2015

To celebrate the Halloween, the Human Resource Department organized a Pumpkin Carving Competition for all employees. 12 participating teams representing different departments were involved in the competition. After an intense carving session, the team made up of staff from Member Relations, Marketing and Membership departments emerged the winner while the Mountbatten (Kitchen & Service) team emerged as runner-up.

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MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Member in the spotlight For this issue of Member in the Spotlight feature, we are pleased to present one of The British Club’s past presidents, Mr Shaun Matheson. For those who may not know, aside from being Managing Director of AngloAsian Shipping, Mr Matheson has served the Club as our president from 2009 to 2012. He is currently a Member of the Club’s Main Committee – Co-Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee. Mr Matheson is also the head of the F&B Taskforce formed in May to review the Club’s food & beverage current offerings as well as the consistency in food and service standards across all outlets. In this exclusive interview, Mr Matheson will share with us some insights about the Club and his life.

What brought you to Singapore and The British Club? Being British, this was an obvious choice for me and the family and we have never regretted it. Came for 12 months and now past 22 years! What do you love the most about the Club? All the friends you meet and make through the years and the friendliness of the staff which makes the Club a ‘home away from home’. With the new menus in the restaurants, what are the new food items you would recommend to Members? Having been a part of this project, I would like to urge members to try all outlets and find your own new favourite! I find the Mountbatten Room and Verandah’s Indian kitchen as one of the best in Singapore, Chef Sunny is doing a great job with his crew. As one of the Past Presidents of The British Club, can you share with us a little known fact about the Club which the Members may not know about? This will probably have to be to salute all the convenors and Members who volunteered their free time to make the Club what it is today. Members often take this for granted and don’t notice it on a day-to-day basis. But believe me we will the day, and God forbid, this stops. With Christmas around the corner, can you share with us your usual tradition in spending Christmas with the family? My children and grandchildren are in Norway so we venture back to the cold and snowy country celebrating Christmas under the stars with snow. Traditionally, Norwegian Christmas food consists of spare ribs with potatoes, sausages, and what have you. Not bad at all and different.

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special feature

Our Best of British 2015 Celebrity Chef Paul Askew was awarded Chef of the Year by Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life back in the UK! Celebrity Chef Paul Askew was here at The British Club for the Best of British 2015 celebrations from 5 to 13 June 2015. Chef Paul prepared a remarkable 5-course Gourmet Dinner for the Best of British’s Opening Gala Dinner and showcased his exquisite culinary skills to the attendees of the Ladies Luncheon.

The British Club congratulates Chef Askew on his award! The big one for me was winning the North West Chef of the Year which came as a wonderful surprise and quite an emotional one with winning the two together. I think it gives the team a sense of where we are in the region, not just in our own little bubble within the Art School. People outside of the City in Cheshire, Lancashire and the Lake District have also recognised what we are trying to do so it really is wonderful. It’s a beautiful thing.” – Chef Askew About The Art School Restaurant and Chef Paul Askew Located in the stunning lantern room of the Victorian 1888 ‘Home for Destitute Children’ building on Sugnall Street is merely a stone’s throw away from Hope Street and Liverpool city centre. Chef Patron Paul Askew triumphed with the Cheshire Life and Chef Askew has been working with his chosen suppliers for many Lancashire Life North West Chef of the Year. years and has therefore established close relationships where excellent quality is guaranteed. The corks are popping at The Art School Restaurant in Liverpool as they celebrate their double success at the 2015 Cheshire Life http://www.theartschoolrestaurant.co.uk/ and Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards - one of the biggest social and culinary events in the region’s calendar. The awards “Congratulations Paul, you are a credit to the industry and the are designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase City of Liverpool.” – Sean Boyle, General Manager, The British to the good and the great from the region’s food and drink Club Singapore industry – including local producers and suppliers, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers, and people who care about the countryside and the future of our local environment. “Our Chef of the Year 2015 is not just a cook, albeit one of the best cooks in the business, he’s a food champion, an ambassador for his profession and for his home city and a huge supporter of apprentice schemes dedicated to nurturing young talent to seize the opportunities” – Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life It was a joyous occasion for Chef Askew and his hardworking, dedicated team when The Art School Restaurant took on the title of Lancashire Life Restaurant of the Year as well. “Just to be shortlisted amongst the final three in the Best Restaurant category was great but to win was amazing, especially for the team after only being open for 14 months. It’s a huge pat on the back for all of the team and their hard work, especially to open a new business and to get the restaurant in a position where it is already winning awards. THE BRITISH CLUB


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to Indulge & Remember

Butterball Roasted Turkey

Rose Spiral Bone-In Ham Imported from USA. Spiral-sliced for convenient serving and enhanced flavour.

Imported from USA. Individually pre-brined to enhance its juiciness and flavour.

FREE

Dinner Deal Bag & French Cellars Cabernet Merlot 75cl with every Dinner Deal Market Place, Indulgence, Supreme, Sumptuous, Delight or Grandeur purchased. The free gift is subject to availability and we reserve the right to change the free gift to a gift of equivalent value.

Medium Butterball Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Turkey Gravy 4.5kg - 5.4kg Rose Spiral Bone-In Ham with Stand 3.3kg Striploin Roast Beef with Black Pepper Sauce 1.5kg. Serves 8 - 10 persons Last day of order: 20 December 2015. Please allow 4 working days (excluding day of order) before collection. Items are delivered warm, please reheat if desired. Trimmings, garnishes, tableware and cutlery are not included. All weights indicated are approximate measurements before cooking. Prices in this ad are correct at the time of print and may be subject to change. While stocks last. Please approach staff in-store for full product information and allergens advice.


THE BRITISH CLUB

Dining Madness Watch out for our irresistible daily specials at shocking prices! Outlets Available:

Sweet Child of Mine Mondays Children Dine FREE

with every main course ordered by an Adult Member *****

50% OFF all day dining at The Windsor Arms.

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar ***** The Windsor Arms

Promotion is valid for Food purchases only.

Pizza Loving Tuesday 1-for-1 Pizza all day long Enjoy a refreshing pint of Tiger Draft @ $7.90+! Bucket of 5 bottles Corona / Victoria Bitter @ $29.50+ only! BYO Wine*

FREE corkage for every wine purchased from The Windsor Shop & consumed at any of our outlets

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar *Applicable as well to

Mountbatten Room

Wacky Buddy Wednesday Enjoy 35% OFF your total food bill when you dine as a group of 3 or more 25% OFF for 1-2 persons dining Promotion is valid for Food purchases only. *****

For every group of 4 booked, get a bottle of sparkling wine or premium house wine for FREE at Mountbatten Room

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar ***** Mountbatten Room

Whopping Dessert Thursday FREE dessert of your choice for any main course ordered Enjoy 20% off all housewines by the bottle at the participating outlet

* Available for a limited period only. Not applicable on Public Holidays or in conjunction with any other food promotions, daily specials as well as Gold and VIP cards.

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar


Every Friday from now till 18 December 2015 A specially prepared themed buffet awaits you every week with a variety of music as we bring in a selection of genres to surely entertain you every Friday night! And did we mention our all night long drink promotions?

Themed Buffet:

Adult $26.50+ • Child $14.00+

(4 December)

Haywire

(11 December)

Little Big Band

A four piece expat group bringing you an amazing night with a popular groovy set list by the Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, The Killer, Oasis, Pink Floyd and many more.

‘A band of brothers’ providing a fusion of rock, jazz and the blues.

This ensemble has all the thrill and excitement of a big band but on a smaller scale with a pool of talented and experienced musicians playing different genres of music from different eras.

The Slings

(18 December)

Christmas Themed Buffet:

Adult $32.50+ • Child $18.00+

Enjoy special drink promotions all night long! $6.20+ for ½ pint Tiger Draft Beer and any glass of house pour wines $8.50+ for 1 pint Tiger Draft Beer

Bucket of 5 bottles Corona / Victoria bitter $29.50+


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PRE-Christmas Celebrations!

Friday, 4 December 2015 to Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Mountbatten Room Yuletide Christmas Sunday Roast

The Windsor Arms 4-Course Set Lunch/Dinner

Sundays, 6, 13 & 20 December 2015 12.00noon to 2.30pm

Mondays to Fridays only $38.00+ per person

$48.00+ per person

*****

*****

Traditional British Festive Buffet Dinner

3-Course Set Dinner Celebrate this festive season in grandeur with our special Pre-Christmas gourmet menu prepared by our dedicated Chefs. Enjoy an early celebration with your family and friends as we bring you these yuletide favourites.

$65.00+ per person

Saturdays & Sundays, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 December If you do not want to miss all the trimmings and all-time favourites of Christmas, then this special buffet will surely satisfy your festive cravings!

$40.00+ Adult • $20.00+ Child*

Verandah Café Yuletide Pre-Christmas Lunch & Dinner Buffet

Scores Festive A La Carte Menu Get into the festive spirit at Scores this December with these delectable a la carte menus available for both lunch and dinner.

Saturdays & Sundays, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 December Indulge in a delectable buffet spread featuring Christmas favourites, local delights as well as international cuisines.

$35.00+ Adult • $17.50+ Child* *****

Festive A La Carte Menu Immerse yourself in the festive spirit at the Verandah Café with a range of all-time favourites of Christmas such as roast turkey and warm mince pies.

For detailed menus, kindly refer to the Festive Supplement 2015 Also available online. Visit www.britishclub.org.sg to view now!

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

*Child: 12 years old & below. • Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change.


Christmas EVE Celebrations!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Promotion Book by

Mountbatten Room 5-Course Set Dinner

Friday, 4 December and enjoy

$15.00 off per person for both Member and Guest

7.00pm to 12 Midnight

Enjoy the Eve of Christmas in finery and grandeur with your loved ones over a 5-Course Set Dinner at the Mountbatten Room.

$90.00+ Member • $100.00+ Guest

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Promotion Book by

Friday, 4 December and enjoy

$10.00 off per person and $5.00 off per Child

The Windsor Arms 3-Course Set Dinner With Dessert Buffet 7.00pm to 12 Midnight

Usher in Christmas on this special night with a splendid 3-Course Set Dinner and Christmas Bell Ringers at The Windsor Arms.

$55.00+ Adult • $30.00+ Child*

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Promotion Book by

Verandah Café Festive Buffet Dinner

Friday, 4 December and enjoy

$10.00 off per Adult and $5.00 per Child

5.30pm to 8.30pm Celebrate the Eve of Christmas with a festive buffet spread of international cuisine, traditional favourites and entertainment with our Bell Ringers

$45.00+ Adult • $25.00+ Child*

For detailed menus, kindly refer to the Festive Supplement 2015 Also available online. Visit www.britishclub.org.sg to view now!

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes.

*Child: 12 years old & below. • Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change.

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Christmas DAY Celebrations!

Friday, 25 December 2015

Mountbatten Room 4-Course Traditional Christmas Lunch

The Windsor Arms Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

12.00noon to 3.00pm

12.00noon to 2.30pm

Let us wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas with a fabulous Christmas lunch & delectable spread of dessert buffet at Mountbatten Room.

What better way to celebrate this special day with your loved ones than a delectable spread of lunch buffet with entertainment by Christmas Bell Ringers and Roving Magician at The Windsor Arms!

$100.00+ Member • $50.00+ Member Child* $110.00+ Guest • $55.00+ Guest Child*

The Elizabeth Suite Christmas Day Champagne Brunch 12.00noon to 2.30pm Back by popular demand from last year, The Club is holding Champagne Brunch at The Elizabeth Suite. Reward yourself and your loved ones with a smashing Champagne Brunch with a splendid spread of great food, champagne and of course, great company!

$155.00+ Member • $55.00+ Member Child*

$90.00+ Member • $45.00+ Member Child* $100.00+ Guest • $50.00+ Guest Child*

Verandah Café Christmas Day Buffet Lunch 12.00noon to 2.30pm Have a warm and cosy Christmas celebration with a delectable Christmas Lunch Buffet and splendid entertainment at Verandah Café by the Bell Ringers.

$78.00+ Member • $40.00+ Member Child* $88.00+ Guest • $45.00+ Guest Child*

$165.00+ Guest • $65.00+ Guest Child*

Prices include Christmas Crackers, Party Novelties & Hats and Christmas Bell Ringers by Ministry of Bellz

For detailed menus, kindly refer to the Festive Supplement 2015 Also available online. Visit www.britishclub.org.sg to view now! For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

*Child: 12 years old & below. • Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change.


Boxing Day Celebrations!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

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Mountbatten Room 4-Course Set Lunch 12.00noon to 2.30pm Take a break from the merry-making with an exquisite 4-Course Set Lunch just for you and your loved ones on this Boxing Day.

$55.00+ Member • $30.00+ Member Child* $65.00+ Guest • $35.00+ Guest Child*

The Windsor Arms Boxing Day Celebrations Buffet Lunch 12.00noon to 2.30pm After a night of fun and excitement, unwind and relax yourself over a delightful spread of buffet lunch at The Windsor Arms this Boxing Day.

$45.00+ Member • $27.50+ Member Child* $55.00+ Guest • $32.50+ Guest Child*

Verandah Café Boxing Day Buffet Lunch 12.00noon to 2.30pm Enjoy a scrumptious Boxing Day buffet lunch with us at the Verandah Café without the hassle of cooking and cleaning!

$40.00+ Member • $25.00+ Member Child* $50.00+ Guest • $30.00+ Guest Child*

Early Bird Promotion Book by Friday, 4 December and enjoy $10.00 off per Adult and $5.00 per Child For detailed menus, kindly refer to the Festive Supplement 2015 Also available online. Visit www.britishclub.org.sg to view now!

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. *Child: 12 years old & below. • Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change.

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Thursday, 31 December 2015 • 8.00pm till late • The Elizabeth Suite

Sail the high seas with us as we welcome the New Year in style and elegance! Join us at the captain's table and start off 2016 with a spectacular bang on board The British Club’s very own HMS Queen Victoria. We are pulling out all the stops, from a luxurious champagne reception to a gourmet 5-course dinner and free flow wines and beers. Not forgetting fabulous music and entertainment by the excellent 10.seconds!

All aboard the HMS Queen Victoria!


CAPTAIN’S CHOICE Alaskan King Crab, Avocado Mousse, Ocietra Caviar, Crispy Ginger and Oyster Leaf McGuigan Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc, SE Australia SAILING THE HIGH SEAS Double Boiled Consommé, Hokkaido Scallop, Coral Trout, Shi-Meiji Mushroom and Sea Lettuce CAST AWAY THE NETS Scottish Langoustine & Loch Duart Salmon Agnolotti, Salmon Roe, Spring Onion Veloute, Sea Herbs Or

FROM THE ROYAL ESTATE Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Burgundy Truffle, Caramelised Witlof, Garden Puree, Fondant Potato and Beef Jus McGuigan Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, SE Australia HER MAJESTY’S FAVOURITE Ivoire Raspberry Dome, Mixed Berry Compote and English Sauce Good and Mature British Cheese Selection Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT $238.00+ Member • $258.00+ Guest

*Price includes Champagne Reception, free flow of wines, beers and soft drinks throughout the voyage

Attire: Black Tie & Evening Dress

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Cancellations made after 14 December 2015 shall be chargeable at full price. Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.


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NEW YEAR’S DAY 2016 Celebrations!

Friday, 1 January 2016

atering... C

With a touch of class

The British Club offers premium and customised Food and Beverage catering for all your event needs. We offer a wide range of menus and set-ups that can be customised to meet your most discerning needs in the venue of your choice.

Private Dining, Events & Parties

The Windsor Arms Hangover Brunch 11.30am to 2.30pm Celebrate the New Year in grandeur over a tantalising spread of buffet brunch at The Windsor Arms!

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest Price includes free flow of Bloody Mary, House Sparkling, House Red or White Wines and Tiger Draft

$78.00+ Member • $40.00+ Member Child* $88.00+ Guest • $45.00+ Guest Child* Price excludes drinks

Early Bird Promotion Book by Friday, 4 December and enjoy $10.00 off per Adult and $5.00 per Child For detailed menus, kindly refer to the Festive Supplement 2015 Also available online. Visit www.britishclub.org.sg to view now!

Saturday ‘LIVE’ Entertainment with Terry

and Robyn

December

Meetings & Seminars

For enquiries or bookings, call 6410 1146 or email banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg

Join us as Terry and Robyn hit our Saturday nights once again with their range of soothing and familiar tunes that we all love. Kick back, relax, have a drink or two or more for a perfectly laid back evening at the Windsor Arms.

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

*Child: 12 years old & below. • Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change.


MKI

AN Y R E SEM B L AN CE TO T H E DA SH BOAR D O F THE E-T YPE JAGUAR IS PURELY INTENTIONAL . Enzo Ferrari called it the most beautiful car in the world. Now two new watches pay homage to Malcolm Sayer’s ground-breaking design. The Bremont MKI and MKII have been developed in partnership with Jaguar. The dials are inspired by the E-Type’s tachometer and the winding weight is based on the car’s iconic steering wheel. You may never own the car, but the MKI and the MKII might just be the next best thing.

Takashimaya S.C. #01-12, 391 Orchard Road, +65 6733 0618 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-201/206, 2 Bayfront Avenue, +65 6634 9782 SunTime Watch, Takashimaya S.C. #03-08B, 391 Orchard Road, +65 6694 4181


GHOST SERIES II

Dramatic, yet graceful. Effortlessly simple, with cutting-edge technology. Ghost Series II forges a silent path of serenity through an ever-changing world. No ordinary power. Experience it for yourself.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore Eurokars Group, 29 Leng Kee Road Singapore 159099 Tel +65 6475 3113 www.rolls-roycemotorcars-singapore.com Š Copyright Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited 2015. The Rolls-Royce name and logo are registered trademarks.


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WINDSOR SHOP’S FESTIVE PROMOTIONS

Festive hampers available at The Windsor Shop. Make your way down to The British Club now!

$488+

$248+

The Christmas Grande Hamper Filled with a premium selection of wines and Christmas goodies, this is a perfect gift to send your warmest wishes this Christmas.

Joy of Christmas Hamper Bring joy to your loved ones with a great assortment of festive favourites – there is something for everyone!

$188+

$158+

Christmas Celebrations Hamper

Christmas Sparkle Hamper

Spread the love and joy with this basket filled with festive delights this Christmas.

Bring sparkles to someone’s eyes this Christmas with a selection of sweet and savoury goodies.

$88+

$128+

Yuletide Delight Hamper (Alcohol-Free)

Bubbles & Cuddles

Delight your loved ones with a basket filled with delicious Yuletide goodies!

Simple and classy. This is a perfect gift for the special someone this Christmas.

Please place your orders at least three working days prior to pick-up date. For more enquiries or bookings, please call 6467 4311 ext 180. THE BRITISH CLUB


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Windsor Shop Christmas Goodies & Take-Away Specials NO. ITEMS CHRISTMAS ROASTS

WEIGHT

SELLING PRICE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

approx. 5kg approx. 5.5kg approx. 500g/1.5kg approx. 3kg approx. 1.8kg approx. 1kg approx. 1.2kg

$130.00+ $140.00+ $40.00+/$70.00+ $180.00+ $38.00+ $48.00+ $88.00+

500g 500g 500g per piece per tub

$12.50+ $12.50+ $12.50+ $2.00+ $5.00+

Chocolate Mousse with Pearls Yule Log Cake

per cake

$65.00+

Whole Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce Tandoori-spiced Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce Honey Glazed Ham with Peach Sauce, Summer Vegetables and Potatoes Roasted NZ Beef Rib-eye with Herb Crust, Shallot Red Wine Sauce Roast Chicken with 13-Spices, Orange Mustard Sauce Honey Roasted Baby Pork RIbs with Mexican Smoked Paprika Roasted Five Spice Australian Rack of Lamb with Citrus Jus

SIDES 8 9 10 11 12

Roast Potatoes (serves 2 to 3) Roast Medley of Vegetables (serves 2 to 3) Glazed Brussel Sprouts with Almonds (serves 2 to 3) Yorkshire Pudding (min. Order of 10 pieces) Extra Gravy/Sauce/Jus

(Choice of Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Peach Sauce, Shallot Red Wine Sauce, Orange Mustard Sauce, Citrus Jus)

CAKES AND BAKERIES

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14

chocolate roulade, milk chocolate mousse with Valrhona crunchy pearls

mascarpone mousse, Sumatra coffee with sacher biscuit

Tiramisu Yule Log Cake

per cake

$65.00+

15 16 17 18 19 20

Christmas Rich Fruit Cake Traditional Christmas Plum Pudding Christmas Stollen with Confit Orange & Lemon Assorted Gingerbread Figurine Assorted Christmas Cookies Mince Fruit Pie in Box (5-pcs per box)

450gm 200gm 660gm each 100gm per box

$32.00+ $20.00+ $32.00+ $6.50+ $12.80+ $15.00+

CHOCOLATES

21 22 23

Jolly St Nick Chocolate Figurine (70gm) Snowboarding Santa Chocolate Figurine (150gm) Christmas Chocolate Pralines CHRISTMAS TRIMMINGS COMBO

each each 9 pieces

$9.80+ $13.80+ $19.80+

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Traditional Christmas Combo (serves 6 to 10 person)**

• Roasted Butterball Turkey (approx. 2.5kg) • Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Brussels Sprouts and Roast Garlic Potatoes • Prawn Cocktail Salad • Cream of Pumpkin with Croutons (2-litres) • Christmas Chocolate Mousse Log Cake (1kg)

$248.00+

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Merry Christmas Combo (serves 8 to 12 person)**

• Roasted Butterball Turkey (approx. 2.5kg) • Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Root Vegetables, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes and Cheese Gratins • Honey Glazed Ham (1kg) • Cream of Mushrooms (3-litres) • Christmas Chocolate Mousse Log Cake (1kg) • Christmas Pudding with Custard Sauce (500gm)

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The British Club Christmas Combo (serves 10 to 15 person)**

• Roasted Butterball Turkey (approx. 2.5kg) • Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Root Vegetables, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes and Cheese Gratins • Honey Glazed Ham (1.5kg) • Roast Beef Striploin, Natural Gravy (1.5kg) • Smoked Salmon with Lemon Wedges, Capers and Onion RIngs • Lobster Soup (3-litres) • Christmas Chocolate Mousse Log Cake (1kg) • Christmas Pudding with Custard Sauce (500gm) • Apple Crumble with Custard Sauce (500gm)

$328.00+

$408.00+

Order any Christmas combo before Friday, 4 December and receive a bottle of selected wine! * All prices are subject to prevailing government taxes. ** We reserve the right to change any of the above items of the same value.

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WINDSOR SHOP’S FESTIVE PROMOTIONS

Christmas Wine Promotion

@ The Windsor Shop

DECEMBER 2015 Stock up this festive season with fine quality wines from as low as $22.90 a bottle. These wines make an ideal gift idea for your loved ones this Christmas too!

Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava, N.V., Spain @ $68.00 per gift pack Concha y Toro Noblesse Chardonnay, Chile @ $25.00 per bottle Concha y Toro Noblesse Merlot, Chile @ $25.00 per bottle Piccini Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy @ $36.00 per bottle Piccini Chianti Riserva, Italy @ $45.90 per bottle Marrenon Merlot Les Grains, Vin de Pays, Rhone, France @ $39.90 per bottle Sottano Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina @ $42.50 per bottle Val d’Oca Pinot Grigio, Italy @ $32.00 per bottle Cantina Chianti DOCG, Italy @ $33.50 per bottle Alto Los Romeros Varietal Chardonnay, Chile @ $22.90 per bottle Alto Los Romeros Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile @ $22.90 per bottle

Champagne Day Everyday in December Purchase 2 bottles of Piper Heidsieck Brut NV at $108.00 or Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage N.V at $128.00 at the Windsor Shop! Promotion is available daily during this festive period, now you have more reasons to enjoy a joyous season!

This Christmas….. Missing the chocolates, sweets, shortbreads and all things delicious in the UK this Christmas? Pick up some of these festive products that we have stocked up for you this Christmas all the way from UK!

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BRITISH CLUB GIFT VOUCHERS

They come in handy for all occasions and are available for use at our retail shops, all F&B outlets and Chinois Spa. Gift Vouchers are now available at the Windsor Shop and Pro Shop.

SPIRITSDecember PROMOTION Pimm’s No. 1 $49.90 per bottle

Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky

(U.P. $68.00)

Buy 2 bottles and get a complimentary Pimm’s jug

Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood on the nose. On the palate, honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel and white chocolate. The finish is subtle, tender long finish with hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak)

$118 per bottle Purchase 3 bottles @ $99 per bottle

Monthly Special: Buy 3 Get 1 Free December

Yealands Estate Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Yealands Estate Babydoll Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

Parcels from the Awatere Valley and Wairau Valley combined to create a wine brimming with varietal character, balance and elegance. The nose is lifted and fresh with notes of passionfruit and grapefruit. The sweet fruit characters on the palate and fresh acidity combine to create an expressive, classy Sauvignon Blanc. Beautiful with barbequed seafood – especially prawns, fish and also mezze plates.

Visually the wine is bright with a youthful hue. The nose is brimming with lifted red fruits and a touch of savoury spice. The palate is supple yet juicy with dark cherry flavours, fresh acidity and a soft tannin finish. This is matched well with duck, lamb, venison and veal dishes.

$132.00 for 4 bottles (You save $44.00!)

$108.00 for 4 bottles (You save $36.00!)

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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

BINGO NIGHTS

FOR CHILDREN

Tuesday, 1 & 15 December • 8.00pm

Children’s Art & Crafts Every Saturday, Verandah Café: 3.00pm to 6.00pm (No class when there is Little Chef)

FOR TEENS Teen Committee Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 7.30pm

It is going to be BINGO FUN! So bring your friends and get ready to shout

BINGO!

FOR ADULTS Mahjong Every Monday: 10.00am to 12.00pm Craft Ladies Every Tuesday: 10.00am to 3.00pm with a lunch break Club Balut Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Windsor Terrace, 8.00pm onwards Chinese Brush Painting Classes Every Friday: 9.00am to 11.00am Pub Quiz Nights Alternate Wednesday, The Windsor Arms, 8.00pm onwards Bingo Nights Alternate Tuesday, The Windsor Arms: 8.00pm onwards Saturday Night Draw Every Saturday Night: 9.00pm & 10.00pm Bridge Every Wednesday, 7.00pm to 10.00am Book Club Once a month, 8.00pm Pitter Chatter Every Thursday, Activity Hub: 10.00am to 11.30am

The prize snowballs after each session.

QUIZ NIGHTS

Wednesday, 9 December & 13 January 8.00pm Pit your wits against other teams over five rounds of quizzes. In addition to weekly prizes, teams will accumulate points on a per season basis. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins a Grand prize!

Watch this space! Participation fee (for charity): Minimum $5.00 per participant

PITTER CHATTER

Parents and Toddlers Group

ACTIVITIES CONTACTS CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: Yap Sin Guan

Tel: 9666 8994

BALUT: David Quinn

Tel: 6572 7028

BRIDGE GROUP: Rajesh Chhabara

Tel: 9008 7095

MUSIC SECTION: Andy Sullivan Email: andysullivan9@gmail.com

Tel: 8268 8252

CRAFT Ladies: Maggie Ashman Email: mandpashman@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: 8606 1120

MAHJONG: Fiona Corbett

Tel: 9841 9058

BOOK CLUB

Tel: 6410 1144

Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

Email: rajesh.chhabara@csrworks.com

Email: Corbett.fiona83@gmail.com

Angela Ryan Email: angela.ryan@hotmail.co.uk Martin White Email: martinwhite2@gmail.com

Pitter Chatter

Tel: 6410 1144

Elaine Dutton Email: elainedutton2@gmail.com

Thursdays 10.00am to 11.30am Activity Hub Calling all mums, dads and toddlers. Join us every Thursday for a fun social gathering to meet other parents at the Club. This is a time to relax a bit and enjoy the company of each other while the little ones play.

For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

CHILDREN’S ARTS & CRAFTS

Every Saturday • 3.00pm to 6.00pm (Except when there is Little Chef) Cultivate your child’s creativity and imagination with weekly sessions of Arts & Crafts. With simple yet fun activities that indulge their curiosity and engage the senses, these sessions are carefully planned to cater to your children’s needs.

Venue: Mike Gorrie Playcentre For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

THE BRITISH CLUB

All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.


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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

THE BRITISH CLUB presents

Have a

Good Laugh at our monthly Comedy Night featuring international comedians.

Akaash Singh

Andrew Schulz

Ro Campbell

Thursday, 10 December • Show Time: 8.30pm Venue: The Windsor Arms Ticket Prices (Show Only): $40.00+ Member • $50.00+ Guest

To book, please email activities@britishclub.org.sg Minimum Age: 18 years old • Free Seating • Selected Dinner Menu available from 6.30pm Cancellations made less than a week before the event will be billed the full price. (Show may contain coarse language and sexual references.)

RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE

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LITTLE CHEF

Baked Mozzarella Bites

Saturday, 9 January • 10.00am to 11.30am • Verandah Café

The school days are back! Bring the little ones for this amazing session where they will learn to make delicious baked mozzarella bites. It’s crispy on the outside and stretchy mozzarella cheese on the inside – fits the bill for the perfect afterschool snack.

$15.00+ Member Child $20.00+ Guest Child *Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price.

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Christmas At The BritishClub SANTA’S CHRISTMAS TREE

Saturday, 5 & 12 December 2015 • 11.00am to 1.00pm • Lobby

$10.00 for charity

Santa is all set to make his annual visit to The British Club again this year – but only if you’ve been good! Share your Christmas list with him and he might have a little surprise somewhere in his bag of presents just for you. * Book early to get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap!

CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 4.00pm to 5.30pm (Registration opens at 3.30pm) • The Elizabeth Suite

$40.00+ Member • $45.00+ Guest For Family of 4: $140.00+ Member • $160.00+ Guest

Come and help Prince Charming find his true love, and save her from the wicked clutches of the evil Maleficent; with the help of the Forest Fairies, Dr. Who’s Tardis, and of course, you! Slapstick humour, music, and lots of audience participation make pantomime huge fun for both young and old. The Stage Club’s production of “Sleeping Beauty” written by Barry Woodlhead, was created especially for entertaining the whole family. Children (and their parents) are encouraged to cheer the good guys, boo the villains, give advice to characters, and even come up on the stage to help when needed! For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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Saturday, 12 December 2015 • Treetops Lounge Session 1: 10.00am to 11.00am • Session 2: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

$35.00+ Member Child • $40.00+ Guest Child

Price indicated is inclusive of 1 gingerbread house, good for one child or a whole family Gather the whole family for this fun-filled, traditional activity! There will be more than enough chocolates, candies and icing to go around. So unleash your creativity on your very own gingerbread house. Do book early to avoid disappointment. *Bookings shall be done on a first come first served basis. **Child to be accompanied by maximum 2 adults.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY For children 5 years & below

Sunday, 13 December 2015 • 10.00am to 12.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$30.00+ Child • $45.00+ Child & 1 Adult • $55.00+ Child & 2 Adults *Come in your best Super Hero Costume!

Merry Christmas! Let’s welcome the holiday season with a smashing superhero party with food, music and games! And of course, what is a Christmas party without a visit from Santa? Come one, come all! Parents are asked to prepare a present for their child of not more than $30.00 worth (please ensure the child’s name and membership number is clearly indicated on the gift) and leave it at Reception by Sunday, 6 December for Father Christmas to give away during the party. For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.

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SPORTS CONVENORS SPORTS CHAIRMAN Stephen Fulton Tel: 9321 3714 sportschairman@britishclub.org.sg CRICKET CONVENOR Todd Buck cricket@britishclub.org.sg GOLF CONVENOR Nicholas Merrow Smith golf@britishclub.org.sg FOOTBALL CONVENORS James Morris Tel: 9651 2556 football@britishclub.org.sg MARTIAL ARTS CONVENOR Adam Slater Tel: 9839 3303 martialarts@britishclub.org.sg SQUASH CONVENOR Craig Telmer Tel: 9738 5072 squash@britishclub.org.sg

LOOKING TO SHED Those EXTRA KILOS?

Then start taking up personal training at the British Club with any of our friendly Fitness Trainers. Let them help you identify your goals and achieve them.

1 session*

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Junior induction (Children aged 12 to 15 years old)

5 sessions* for $300

Kindly call 6410 1151 or email sports@britishclub.org.sg for more information. * 1 hour per session

SWIMMING CONVENORS Emma Thomas Tory Morris Helen Tynan swimming@britishclub.org.sg TENNIS CONVENOR (MEN) Joel Krueger Tel: 9838 8870 tennismen@britishclub.org.sg TENNIS CONVENOR (LADIES) Sally Morris tennisladies@britishclub.org.sg SCUBA CONVENOR Karo De Beul scuba@britishclub.org.sg SPORTS & FITNESS sports@britishclub.org.sg

SPORT & FITNESS CLASSES PILATES CLASS** – Instructor : Bob Monday, Thursday & Friday : 8.30am to 9.30am • $20.00 per session* YOGA CLASS** – Instructor : Paulina Buck Monday & Wednesday : 9.30am to 11.00am • $20.00 per session*

Monday

• Ladies’ & Men’s Social Tennis • Pilates • Yoga

Water Aerobics – Instructor : Ismail Wednesday & Friday : 10.00am to 11.00am • $15.00 per session*

Tuesday

• Social Squash • Muay Thai Kickboxing • Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

MUAY THAI kickboxing – Instructor : Eric Shia Tuesday: 9.00am to 10.15am & 6.00pm to 7.15pm (Introduction) 10.15am to 11.30am & 7.15pm to 8.30pm (Advanced) $160.00 per month (8 sessions)* $300.00 for two months (16 session)*

Wednesday • Water Aerobics • Yoga • Dance Class Thursday

• Social Squash • Pilates

Friday

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Sunday

• Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

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Tinytots Soccer – Instructor : Adam Tuesday: 10.00am to 11.00am (18-36 months) & 11.00am to 12.00pm (3-4 years old) Sunday: 10.00am to 11.00am (18-36 months) & 11.00am to 12.00pm (3-4 years old) Fee: $30.00 per session* Salsa Class – Instructor : Richard Little Friday: 7.45pm to 8.45pm • $25.00 per session* DANCE CLASS – Instructor : Richard Little Wednesday : 7.45pm to 8.45pm • $25.00 per session* 2 December – Argentine Tango NOTE: Members are advised to book one week in advance to secure a slot for each class. * Fee is exclusive of 7% GST ** $20.00 will be charged for no-show and guest fee for Yoga & Pilates Classes

For bookings, please contact the Sports Department at 6410 1173 or email sports@britishclub.org.sg


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SPORTS & FITNESS SWIMMING:

Section Report By Tory Morris

It has been a difficult couple of months for the swimming section with the haze situation, we do hope that the new year brings blue skies and fresh air. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this period. A special thank you to Barracuda mum and superstar, Sujata Din for helping out with land based training for the squads over the period. On the side note, it was fantastic to have held our Annual British Club Swimming Gala on 6 September, it was a fantastic morning of family fun with a record number of entrants! On 3 October, Coach Roland accompanied a coach full of children and Masters swimmers to the FINA Swimming World Cup heats at the very impressive OCBC Aquatic Centre. Everyone enjoyed the morning despite the haze and had lots of fun watching some inspirational swims. All enjoyed the opportunity for some team building! As we go to press, the team are looking forward to the last 2 Neptune League meets of the season in November and (of THE BRITISH CLUB

course) the Barracudas Team’s night and End-of-Year Prize Giving on Wednesday, 9 December. If you have not signed up yet, please do it now! As we draw near to the end of the season, we are thrilled with the participation and team spirit of the Masters and Barracudas, as well as the enthusiasm and commitment of the Learn to Swim Members. We thank you for supporting the swimming section which has made us the largest section in the Club! We have lots planned for 2016, including some rebranding, new kits and equipment all available at the club. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Keep Swimming! If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact us at swimming@britishclub.org.sg


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SPORTS & FITNESS Golf:

GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Nic Merrow-Smith Golf Section News The October Medal has been pushed back to 1 November; the report will be with you next month. Sadly, the Phuket trip has been postponed due to a poor take-up, perhaps it’s the November timing. For those interested in forming a core group for a tour next year, please get in touch and we will try our best to make it happen. We need a group of 6 to make it feasible.

What’s In The Bag Today it is our golf convenor Nic Merrow-Smith’s turn to tell us And Nic’s club choice are; ‘what’s in his bag?’ Driver: Ping G20, 9.5 degree, 45.5” Ping stiff-regular Asian spec graphite shaft And you are? Nic Merrow-Smith; the bridesmaid, as David Kempton would No. 3 & 5 Woods: Titleist PT 906F2, with Titleist 4375 regular have it. graphite shaft What brings you to Singapore? Irons; 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Wilson Staff Fi5 forged irons with progressive My Singaporean spouse, Jen Hwei and two great kids, Claire cavity, True Tempered R300 regular steel shafts, Golf Pride Tour and Daniel, kept me here. I arrived in the Thatcher era - Velvet regular grips November 1993, and I now run my own Interior Design business Irons; 8, 9, PW: Wilson Staff Fi5 forged irons with muscle back, here. True Tempered R300 regular steel shafts, Golf Pride Tour Velvet What do you love about The British Club? regular grips Scale and location. These attributes contribute most to a Wedges: Wilson Staff R. Mendralla Signature Series forged personal and friendly environment. As a golf section member, wedges (with fat shafts); Gap Wedge 52 deg. 5 deg. bounce, much of my interaction with others takes place away from Sand Wedge 56 deg. 10 deg. bounce and Lob Wedge 60 deg. Bukit Tinggi where I witness great camaraderie and fellowship 5 deg. bounce. outside the club too. Putter: Ping PAL2, with slightly oversized Ping grip. What’s your favourite course? There are some great courses in the region and in Singapore, Ball: Anything 3 piece with a decent cover; usually Titleist ProV1 the courses are particularly well cared for. The early Nicklaus Aids: Yep. Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt rangefinder. Not only does it tell courses such as Taman Dayu near Surabaya and those the you the pin distance but measures carry over water hazards designed by Australian Peter Thompson (Thomson Perrett Golf and bunkers; or you can just listen to your caddy. I also carry a Course Architects). There’s a few nearby including SICC, Finna Canon G12, so that we usually have photos for the magazine! (next to Taman Dayu) and Royal Changmai; not too much water! Typically these are courses that ask you to shape your shots. And your favourite hole on a golf course? I would say a mid-iron into a par three, wind in your face. The 11th at The Old Course comes to mind. So, what would you shoot on a good day? Mid eighties, but last year that all changed with a 78 in one of our medals at Palm Springs, Batam. My Dad had passed away the year before and it would’ve been his birthday, further more I had my son with me. Just to cap it all I had a quadruple bogey on the first; a 9! And you claim to fame? I have a hole-in-one, finishing the last 5 holes birdie, par, eagle (1), par, birdie.

Rangefinder, energy bar and our very own British Club Titleist ProV1 golf ball, which we give away as prizes at our events.

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SPORTS & FITNESS How often you change your clubs? The putter is one I used from 8 to 14 years ago and started using it again last year. I sink more long putts with the Ping. The Titleist woods (2006 model) are new to me. They are nice weight and I hit them beautifully. My irons are my 3rd set after taking up golf in the late 80’s. I bought these new in 2006 and keep covers on them in the bag. They have a great look and feel and allow me to shape the ball. The wedges are circa 2002 which I’ve accumulated over the years, the last being the lob wedge which I picked out of the bin last year. Grips I change about every 4 years and I usually have my wood shafts custom fitted although not the PT 906F2’s, they fit perfectly.

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Up and Coming Events OCC Men’s League : Mondays Nights through until December, 6.00pm tee off, Orchid Country Club. December Medal : Saturday, 12 December, morning tee off, Ria Bintan Golf Club Year End BBQ : Saturday, 12 December, 7.00pm, Poolside at The British Club

Interested parties, please contact Wan Lay Chi at wanlaychi@britishclub.org.sg

Results & Standings 2015 Order of Merit standing with 2 events left to play. ORDER OF MERIT - October 2015 British Club Golf Section Standings after 8 of 10 Events

The business end; forged wedges and the Karsten Ping PAL2.

Lastly, any tips? Yes, know your distance, especially with your irons. I hit my 9 iron 130 metres and each progressive club 10 metres further. With a swing speed maxing out at 95 mph, I can carry about 220 metres with the driver, about 40 metres behind a scratch golfer.

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59.0 57.5 53.5 40.5 34.0 33.0 28.0 20.0 19.0 17.5 14.0 12.5 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 8.5

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SPORTS & FITNESS FOOTBALL:

Football Report

By James Morris

Final words go to Rich English - an extract from his ‘virgin’ speech/ poem (I am sure the editor has not tweaked!). A group of around 20, brave and foolhardy Went down to the pitch to do battle in Bali. We started off brightly, we thought we could have ‘em Releasing the ball to the flying Steve Mangham. Steve whips in a cross, as only he can And who turns it in? Big Garry Annand.

Football continues at The British Club despite the haze with only two Saturdays impacted since the beginning of September. Are we all highly tuned athletes or maybe just not so smart? Well, the jury is definitely out on the former. Talking of athletes, we have welcomed several new members over the last few months with a good mix of youth and experience. Youngsters Chris Orange (four goals in his first game) and Arjun Ramnath have again brought the average age down and the more experienced Toby Codrington, Sam Jones and Steve Wilkes bring an invaluable blend of quality and know how! We have also had the pleasure of welcoming Grant Hall (ex-convenor), Budgie and Robert Batrick for games during their visits to Singapore. Rumour has it that Grant scored a blinder but had no phone to tell his family and friends back in London. In early October, a band of twenty players visited the shores of Bali for the ‘Autumn’ tour. Our third consecutive year to Bali and what a tour it was. The football was great and we have much to thank Gareth Fitzpatrick from the Bali Sports Foundation for organising the pitches and opposition. Despite playing on a massive pitch, the surface was very good and the ‘crowds’ clearly enjoyed our style of football. Some great performances from the ever-green John Rennie, Bill Palmer, Stephen Mangham and Paul Hackett with some pace injected by the younger players Mike Thornton, Rich English and Paddy Flynn. The statistics showed ‘Played 4, Drew 3, Lost 1, scoring 12 and conceding 15’. The nightlife was again priceless but you know what they say about tours! The customary ‘tour virgins’ made their after-dinner speeches and we had the tour fines issued by Rich English, raising SGD700 for the Sports Foundation. The last evening was somewhat spoilt by the rugby result and trying to find a taxi at 5.00am in the morning. Next tour Ho Chi Minh in March so mark your diaries…. THE BRITISH CLUB

Playing slick football, quickly moving the ball We go 2-0 up after a finish by Paul. Oppo draw level after a bit of a farce, Rich English the twit with an awful back pass. Paddy Flynn on form, finds the back of the net, Man of the match performance, I’d wager a bet. Garry scores again, he is sniffing a hat-trick, Then a Mike Thornton cross, is turned in by Patrick. The end of the match, fine game to be fair, Final score was 5-5 (should anyone care). Straight out on the beers. O no there’s a catch! James Morris has organised another bloody match. 2-0 down at half-time, it’s not looking good, Our unbeaten record, lose it we could. Back come The British Club with a goal scored by Robin Turning in a corner, using his noggin. Foul on Paddy and he is back up quick, Scores once again with a superb free-kick. 3-2 down with only seconds to go, But up steps Mike Haughey when we need a hero! Corner from Gareth and The British Club score, Crowd goes bananas, just hear them roar. Final whistle goes, 3-3 I think, Thanks god for that we can go for a drink. Apologies to all I meant to keep this short, But this is the end, of my match report. It just leaves me to say that it’s been an awesome tour, A top bunch of lads and I look forward to more.


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SPORTS & FITNESS Tennis:

Court activity undeterred by haze or rain… Edited by Julia Fenton

Men’s Tennis Box League – starting January If your New Year’s resolution is to be ‘work a bit less and play a bit more sport’, the Mens’ Tennis Box League is for you. We have players at all levels so you will have friendly, enjoyable and competitive matches. Each box comprises four players so you’ll have three matches over a six-eight week period, which you organise directly with box members. The format is two sets with a super tie-break (10 points) if necessary and most matches are completed within two hours, with Scores Bar rehydration to There have been some dispiriting times recently for players; follow. the ongoing haze effecting play and matches. However, our The next Box League round will begin in January. If you’re keen resilient Club players are not easily thwarted and there have still to join please advise the sports section administrators in person been groups for varying ages and abilities to become involved at the sports office, or by email at sports@britishclub.org.sg, in, such as the new Teen Social, very ably led by the enthusiastic before the end of December. We look forward to welcoming Vari Gibson and the Men’s Box League competently coyou in 2016! ordinated by Kerry Friend. For inspiration we need look no further than our experienced coaches; this month the Coaches Tip comes from Head Coach Darren Moore.

Tips from the Pro Tennis - Physical Chess played at speed

Teen Tennis Social

Teen Social – for all enthusiastic teens After a 6 month trial, Teen Social is on every Sunday, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, for any 12-17 year olds wanting the chance to practice match play skills and socialise with fellow players. The group has also really helped those in the KLM team build on their drills and skills by giving them some invaluable match practice. You don’t need to be in the team to enjoy the social, so come along; you will be extremely welcome!

Club players often only focus on themselves. Remember that there are two ends of the court which effects how the game is played. It is often what we cannot see that makes the difference; strategy, tactics, shot selection. A more experienced player controls their end of the court and understands the shots they can and cannot play. They analyse your game in the warm up and first initial games, then make subtle adjustments to affect your game. Next month, walk onto the court knowing your strengths, the type of style that can help you play well and start to analyse your opponent and look for the following; • • • •

Are they forehand or backhand dominant? Where do they stand to return and serve? Do they play close to the baseline or deeper in the court? Do they like to come to the net or are they more comfortable behind the baseline?

Once you have an understanding of your opponent’s strengths, try to remove that part of their game. Link your confident shots into their less confident shots; your patience will pay off.

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Social Calendar highlights – save the dates!! Don’t miss out on the exciting Annual Red Hat Social on Saturday, 5th December 2.00pm to 5.00pm and the Ladies Ladder Social on Thursday, 10th December at 1.00pm. Both of these events are highly popular, great festive fun and include buffet lunch.


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SPORTS & FITNESS Cricket:

Cricket Section Report By Paul McNee October - the season continues with Vets League games

Game 1: Social League Game – The British Club vs Not sure if it is the new bat, new glasses, new attitude Woodpeckers Singapore of having been relieved of the Captaincy duties, Buck has been in outstanding for m of late. He raced to 32 Despite the fact The British Club (BC) Cricket team off 23 balls (including 2 glorious sixes over mid-on) were yet to post a victory against the Woodpeckers, to have the BC cruising at 1/122. Gary Smith (33 off we went into this game with a reasonable amount of 20) brought back memories of Ian Botham as he and confidence. That confidence proved to be well placed Simon Jones (26 off 20) then took the score to 2/204 when Shane Sampson removed the Woodpeckers as the hapless Woodpeckers bowlers were mercilessly opener, Stucki cleaned bowled in the second over. hammered. Clearly the Woodpeckers needed some Despite a solid partnership between the Woodpeckers cheering up, the man to do it was BC Captain for the next two players, BC managed to keep the score to day, Paul McNee. He strode out to face the first ball a respectable total of 217 off 30 overs. Marsh 55 and and the Woodpeckers quickly decided to go on the George 51* were the standout Woodpeckers batsmen attack with 3 close in fielders. I have to concede, I did while Roger Kelly 0/10 off 3 overs, Miles Beasley 1/8 feel a bit of pressure, as the first ball was limply played (off 3), Gaurav Lakhanpal 2/10 (off 2) and Simon Jones straight to one of the close in fielders. He somehow 1/11 (off 2) all kept the batsmen in check for the BC. managed to drop it. The next ball saw an even worse The 217 target didn’t look enough and after the BC’s shot result in another simple catch dropped as the opener Gaurav Lakhanpal smashed the first ball of the Woodpeckers Stott tripped over his own cap in an innings through point for a boundary, it was looking attempt to take the catch. It should have been a hat even less difficult. Unfortunately, Gaurav was out next trick as McNee was almost run out the next ball. It ball walking after a thin edge. The Vets league’s top was all certainly top value comedy wise, luckily for scorer David Hosking 31 and the ever reliable Shane McNee he managed to hit the next few balls for 4,6,4 Sampson 34 restored the order before ex-Captain to restore some British Club pride. Buck strode to the crease.

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SPORTS & FITNESS Eventually BC ran down the total for the loss of only 3 wickets for a very respectable 7 wicket victory. The Woodpeckers were left in disarray with the Captain for the day, Sam Gibson resigning in disgrace and contemplating mass changes for the next game. Game 2: Veterans League – The British Club vs Misfits Athletic (Turf City) Due to the haze being in excess of 200 this game was abandoned. An unofficial game was played and BC set a new record for dropped catches as the red ball in the haze was extremely difficult to pick up. Ross “not so much a blocker these days” Marsh lead the way for BC with a solid 70 and BC felt short in a tight run chase. Game 3: Veterans League – The British Singapore Cricket Club (Dempsey Oval)

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In his 3rd over (one too many per haps), Captain Paul McNee broke Paul Twines record for consecutive wides with 5 deliveries deemed wide of the mark by the umpire. He did manage to redeem himself somewhat with a nice running “mark” (relieving his Aussie rules days) over the top of a bemused Rob Lerpiniere at square leg to get rid of SCC’s dangerous Jason Mannell for 24 off the bowling of Simon Bignell. Unfortunately when it came to the run chase, BC was in trouble right from the start. Stafford and Lerpiniere were dismissed without troubling the scorers and after despatching a couple of full tosses to the leg side boundary, Roger Kelly joined them to have BC struggling at 4/57. The league’s top scorer David Hosking (21 off 15) and Shane Sampson (36 off 33) lead the fight back with both of them hitting some lovely shots including towering 6’s down the ground. Ex-Captain reliable Buck (26) (who kept his good run of for m intact) and Miles Beasley (20 off 22) kept it going with Beasley especially good square of the wicket while Buck played his usual compact innings with the highlight a cover drive for 4 that Michael Slater would have been happy with. Unfortunately, Beasley was very unlucky to be dismissed by an outstanding catch at mid-wicket and the rest of the BC’s batsmen gave very little resistance as we tumbled to be all out for 135.

With Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) needing a win to guarantee victory in the series this game was always going to be hotly contested. SCC won the toss and decided to bat first. Shane Sampson lead the way with the ball for BC, bowling an inspired spell with a decent amount of venom (2/24 off 5) to help keep SCC to a respectable 6/238. The rest of the BC bowling was tight with Brett Davis (bowling straight and tight), Simon Bignell (bowling a nice length) and Miles Beasley Two games to go for the season against ANZA and (mixing it up so much I am not sure he knew what he Cargill let’s see if we can finish on a winning note! was bowling next) all keeping the batsmen honest.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December 2015 Mon

Tue Bingo Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop* Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Wed Dining Madness Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga Dance Class

Thu Members Connect Night Dining Madness Social Squash Pilates

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7 8 9 10 Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga

Dining Madness Craft Ladies Balut Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Ladies Night: Sparkle in a Winter Wonderland Barracudas End-of-Year Party Dining Madness Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga Pub Quiz

Comedy Night Dining Madness Social Squash Pilates Ladies Tennis Ladder Social

14 15 16 17 Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga

Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing Bingo

Dining Madness Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

Dining Madness Social Squash Pilates

21 22 23 24 Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga

Madness Dining Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga

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Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Dining Madness Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

Christmas Eve Celebrations @ Mountbatten Room, The Windsor Arms & Verandah Cafe Social Squash Pilates

28 29 30 31 Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Dining Madness Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

NYE Gala Dinner & Ball @ The Elizabeth Suite NYE Family Countdown Party @ Verandah Cafe Social Squash Pilates


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fri Pre-Christmas Celebrations @ All F&B Outlets** Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

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Sun

Santa’s Christmas Tree iMap Social Graces, My Grooming & Dining Etiquette Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Craft Saturday Night Draw Red Hat Tennis Social Karate Kids • Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

Christmas Pantomime - Sleeping Beauty 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Gingerbread House Santa’s Christmas Tree Golf December Medal @ Ria Bintan Gold Club Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Craft Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

Children’s Christmas Party 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

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January 2016 Listing

11 12 13 Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

Hangover Brunch @ The Windsor Arms Friday, 1 January

Little Chef: Baked 18 19 20 Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Craft Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Christmas Day Celebration + @ Mountbatten Room, The Windsor Arms & Verandah Café Christmas Day Champagne Brunch @ The Elizabeth Suite

Boxing Day Celebration @ Mountbatten Room, The Windsor Arms & Verandah Cafe Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Craft Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Mozzarella Bites Saturday, 9 January

25 26 27 Public Holiday: Christmas Day

* Promotion till 31 December ** Pre-Christmas Celebrations from 4 to 23 December + The Administrative Office, Sports Centre and Scores Sports Bar & Restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day. The Club will be closed at 4.00pm.

Please note: The information above is correct at time of printing and is subject to change without prior notice.

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RECIPROCAL CLUB SPOTLIGHT

With more than 3,800 Members, drawn from 50-plus nations, the Club offers a diverse range of cultural, business and recreational activities and amenities in the heart of the Japanese capital. The present facility, which was designed by lauded American architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli and opened on 18 January 2011, is the sixth incarnation of the Club. The building was described by private club consultants the McMahon group as “light years ahead of its U.S. counterparts” and “quite possibly the finest private club facility in the world.” Members enjoy access to world-class recreation facilities including a roof-top pool, bowling alley, golf simulators, full-size gym, library, childcare center and spa, as well as a host of fitness, cultural and educational programs for all ages. Besides being home to five restaurants, a bar and a seasonal café, the eight-story facility features seven overnight Guest Studios and superlative meeting, party and conference facilities.

Tokyo American Club 2-1-2 Azabudai Minato-ku 106-8649 Tokyo Japan Tel: 03-4588-0381 • Fax: 03-4588-0703 For more information, please visit http://www.tokyoamericanclub.org/ or email recept@britishclub.org.sg.

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OPERATING HOURS OPERATING HOURS AT THE CLUB

Reception in Main Lobby Daily: 8.00am to 11.00pm

6467 4311

Administrative Office Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.15pm

Verandah Café / Verandah Terrace Monday to Sunday including Public Holiday: 9.00am to 10.30pm (last order for food and drink: 10.15pm)

Food & Beverage Office (Banquet Sales & Events) Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.15pm Saturday: 10.00am to 7.00pm

Scores Sports Bar and Restaurant Bar: 8.00am to 11.00pm (Last order: 10.45pm) Restaurant: 11.30am to 11.00pm (Last food order: 10.15pm)

Membership Sales Monday to Sunday: 9.00am to 6.15pm Rabley Room & Library Daily: 8.00am to 11.00pm The Activity Hub (for 7 to 14 years old) Tuesday to Friday: 2.00pm to 7.00pm Saturday, Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays: 9.00am to 9.00pm Closed on Mondays Treetops Terrace & Lounge Open during Club and private events. Jackpot Room Monday to Sunday: 12.00pm to 10.00pm The Mountbatten Room is closed on Mondays Sunday, 12.00pm to 3.00pm, 6.00pm to 11.00pm Tuesday to Thursday 6.00pm to 11.00pm Pre-dinner drinks from 6.00pm Dinner commences at 6.30pm (last food order: 9.30pm) Friday and Saturday (Pre-dinner drinks from 6.00pm)

6.00pm to midnight Dinner commences at 6.30pm (last food order: 10.30pm)

The Windsor Arms Sunday to Thursday: 12.00pm to 11.00pm Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holidays: 12.00pm to 1.00am

Splash Bar Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 8.00pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 9.00am to 9.00pm Main Swimming and Children’s Pool Daily: 6.00am to 9.30pm Mike Gorrie Playcentre (for 2 to 7 years old) Monday to Wednesday: 9.00am to 7.00pm Thursday to Sunday: 9.00am to 9.00pm Video Games Room Daily: 9.00am to 10.30pm Windsor Shop Monday to Thursday: 11.00am to 10.00pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 10.00am to 10.00pm Sports Centre Information: Court Booking 6410 1173 Pro Shop Daily: 8.00am to 10.00pm 6410 1173 Gymnasium Daily: 6.00am to 10.00pm 6410 1151 Chinois Spa Monday: Closed 6410 1154 Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10.00am to 6.00pm Thursday to Saturday: 10.00am to 9.45pm (Based on requests)

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