USRC Members` Bi-monthly Magazine Your oasis — a place where

USRC Members` Bi-monthly Magazine Your oasis — a place where
March-April 2017
Your oasis — a place where you can find tranquillity and sustenance
USRC Members' Bi-monthly Magazine
March–April 2017
United Services Recreation Club
1 Gascoigne Road, King’s Park,
Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Tel: 3966 8600/8611
Fax: 2724 0949
Email: [email protected]
www.usrc.org.hk
General Committee
CONTENTS
Chairman Patrick P. T. Cheung, BBS
Email: [email protected]
Treasurer Felix Hart
Email: [email protected]
Membership Director K.C. Ng
Projects Director Les Pearce
Grounds, Environment & Security Director Zorro Yuen
Sports Director Eddie Wu
Membership Sub-committee
K.C. Ng
Lavina Advani
Andrew Kwan
Lily Tam
Kelvin Chan
Disciplinary Sub-committee
K.C. Ng
Felix Hart
Zorro Yuen
Viveka Mansukhani
Eric Heung
Ringo Chiu
Brian Mcardle
Sports Sub-committee
Cricket Michael Caves
Football Alan Urmston
Lawn Bowls David Robinson
Rugby Marco Cassandro
Squash Chung Leung
Tennis Kenneth Chiu
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Sports Convenors
Cricket Ahmed Saleem
Football Alan Urmston
Lawn Bowls Annie Yeung
Rugby Marco Cassandro
Squash Chung Leung
Tennis Martin Li
Chairman's Message
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Cricket News
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General Manager's Message 5
Football News
28
Executive Chef's Message
Lawn Bowl News
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Rugby News
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Lunar New Year "Boi Sun" 16
Tennis News
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What’s On
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Quizzes & Puzzles
41
Classes & Activities
25
Reciprocal Clubs
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Management Team
General Manager Noel Burns
Tel: 3966 8600 Email: [email protected]
Executive Secretary Irene Law
Tel: 3966 8669 Email: [email protected]
Financial Controller Felix Lee
Tel: 3966 8699 Email: [email protected]
Facilities & Operations Manager
James Li
Tel: 3966 8686 Email: [email protected]
Membership & Administrative
Assistant Manager Eva Tsang
Tel: 3966 8628 Email: [email protected]
Front Office Assistant Manager
Natalie Banday
Tel: 3966 8600 Email: [email protected]
Executive Chef / F&B Manager
Marco Veringa
Tel: 3966 8652 Email: [email protected]
Assistant F&B Manager Singh San
Tel: 3966 8638
Email: [email protected]
Catering Manager Ken Kan
Tel: 3966 8633 Email: [email protected]
F & B Administrative Assistant Wing Ho
Tel: 3966 8632 Email: [email protected]
Sports & Leisure Assistant Manager
Ilyas Gull
Tel: 3966 8690 Email: [email protected]
Sports Administrative Assistant
Eric Fung
Tel: 3966 8690 Email: [email protected]
Oasis is a bi-monthly publication of United Services Recreation Club.
Advertising
To advertise in Oasis, please contact Natalie Banday at USRC.
Tel: 3966 8678 • Email: [email protected]
Produced by
R&R Publishing Limited Ian Harling
Tel: (852) 2126 7815 Web: RRPublishing.com.hk
Staff Annual Dinner
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Easter
Brunch Buffet
16 April 2017, Sunday
11:30am-2:30pm at Garden Marquee
Join us for a sumptuous brunch and let the children play!
 Easter Bunny visit 
 Egg painting contest 
 Egg hunting competition 
HK$ 458/Adult
HK$ 178/Child
(Age 3-11)
For reservations, please
call Ms. Wing Ho at
3966-8632 or email
[email protected]
Cancellation & No-show Policy:
(1) 100% full charge penalty applies if the reservation is cancelled on the day of the event.
(2) 70% charge penalty applies if the reservation is cancelled on the day before.
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(3) 50% charge penalty applies if the reservation is cancelled 2 days before.
(4) No penalty charge will be applied if the reservation is cancelled 3 or more days in advance.
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M A T T E R S
Robert Parker Wine Tasting
Robert Parker Wine Theme, 20 January Wine Tasting,
outside the Gunners Bar
Opening Hours
Club House
Club Shop
Cricket Nets
Multi Surface Court
Reception Operation
Snooker Room
Squash Courts
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Dining Outlets
7:00 am – Midnight
(Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holidays 7:00 am – 1:00 am)
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
8:00 am – 10:00 pm
10:00 am – 10:00 pm
7:00 am – 11:00 pm
10:00 am – 11:00 pm (on one-hour intervals)
9:15 am – 11:30 pm (on 45-min. intervals)
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Chairman’s Lounge
12 noon – 11:00 pm
Garden Café
8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Gascoigne Room
Lunch: 12 noon – 2:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gunners Bar
12 noon – Midnight
(Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holidays 12 noon – 1:00 am)
Poolside Kiosk
10:00 am – 9:00 pm (subject to weather conditions)
Last order for food is 10:15 pm and half an hour before closing for drinks.
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E X E C U T I V E
C H E F ’ S
M E S S A G E
Dear Members,
The Gunners Bar is the place to be these days as we have an interesting selection of craft
beers on offer. Craft beers are currently all the rage around town.
‘Little Creatures Pale Ale’ (from Australia) and ‘Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta IPA’ (from New
Zealand) are two new additions on draught.
Bottled varieties are also available, ‘Little Creatures IPA’, ‘Orchard Crush Cider’, ‘Ballast Point
Longfin’, ‘Digital IPA’, ‘First World Problems’, ‘Dry Hop’, ‘Coedo Shiro’, ‘Coedi Rui’ and ‘Ghost
Ship’.
A new selection of house wine is also on the horizon, featuring Californian Red and is an easy
drinking, everyday style wine.
Our chef’s, Willie, William and Udhey have been hard at work, creating many exciting
promotions for our Members. The Indian Buffet is back and available on the first Wednesday of
the month and there is a Japanese Ramen promotion, a Mediterranean promotion and a
Mexican promotion as well as a salad promotion! On top of all this, do not forget our Easter
Brunch Buffet, very popular and always gets fully booked, so book early to avoid
disappointment.
Our regular set lunch offer at the Gascoigne Room is proving very popular and I am happy to
tell you it will remain until further notice.
Best Regards,
Marco Veringa
Executive Chef / F&B Manager
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Wine Tasting Around Italy
From The Northern Mountain to
The Southern Island
Come join us at the entrance of the Bar
on the 17th of March, Friday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
MASOTTINA
Prosecco Superiore di
Conegliano
Valdobbiadene, Extra
Dry (Veneto)
$135/bot
FONTANAFREDDA
Barolo Argento
2012 (Piemonte)
$338/bot
TENUTA BRUNELLI
Brunello di Montalcino
2010, ( Toscana)
$350/bot
TENUTA CA’BOLANI
Pinot Grigio, Aquileia del
Friuli 2015 ( Friuli)
$139/bot
Toscana
LUIGI RIGHETTI
Amarone della Valpolicella
Classico, Capitel de’Roari
2012 (Veneto) $265/bot
FONTANAFREDDA
Moscato d’Asti,
Le Fronde 2016
(Piemonte)
$148/bot
CECCHI
Chianti Classico
Riserva di Famiglia
2013 (Toscana)
$233/bot
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VILLABELLA
Ripasso di Villabella,
Valpolicella Classico
Superiore 2014 (Veneto)
$233/bot
VAL DELLE ROSE
Vermentino Sauvignon
Blanc di Maremma,
Litorale 2015 (Toscana)
$142/bot
Mediterranean
Available 16-31 March
Promotion
1 to 15
Cold appetizers
Caponata with peppers
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Taramosalata
55
Warm appetizers
Caponata is a roughly chopped vegetable dip seasoned
with anchovies and pine nuts. It’s lovely served with thick
sliced grilled crusty olive bread.
Greek dip made of pressed fish eggs, bread, lemon juice
and olive oil, served with flat parsley, olives, cucumber
sticks and fresh pita bread.
One kilo clam served in the pan
Eggplant Involtini
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Fresh sardines baked in the oven
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Sliced rolled eggplant slices baked in the oven, and filled
with a rich mixture of onions, parsley, raisins, pine nuts
and pecorino cheese with fresh lemon juice and extra
virgin olive oil.
3 pieces with garlic, parsley, oregano, lemon and olive oil,
served with crusty grilled olive bread.
To share
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Cooked with garlic and white wine, Italian sausage meat, lots of fresh herbs and cherry tomatoes, served with crusty olive
bread to soak up all the lovely juices.
Sea bream from the oven
Main dishes
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Fresh whole sea bream with lemon juice, potatoes, rosemary, garlic and tomatoes baked in the oven and finished with
white wine and feta cheese.
Tuna cooked in a parchment pouch
108
Oven roasted red mullet
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Half a Rooster with hot green peppers
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Lamb with Fregola
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A half an inch thick tuna steak, potatoes, coated with capers, parsley, basil, garlic and tomatoes
On tomatoes, potatoes, olives, capers and fresh herbs, sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice
and parsley.
Rooster braised in onions, hot green peppers, ripe tomatoes, potatoes, fresh sage leaves and white wine.
Braised lamb shoulder with Sardinian pasta.
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USRC Staff Annual Dinner
On 20 February, 2017, our USRC Staff Annual Dinner was held at the Choi Fook Banqueting.
The night started off with Mr. Burns giving his opening speech and was joined by Marco Veringa for the champagne toasting.
The food was delicious and was accompanied by lots of drinking – and it showed, with everyone very much happy! With lots of
new and old faces, the night was filled with excitement and lots of fun as the programme included many games such as Bingo,
drinking games and a chopsticks challenge.
The host and MC’s, Eric from the Sports Department, Natalie from Front Desk, Ryan from Accounts and Edwin from Purchasing,
made sure everyone was kept informed and suitably amused. There were prizes for all, and of course Mr. Burns distributed the yearly
tradition of Lai See packets.
Thank you to the committee for organising such a wonderful party this year!
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Compliments from Members
To: Catering
Subject: Wedding Celebration 12 Nov - Thank you!
Dear Ken,
We just wanted to thank you and your team for hosting
our wedding celebration on the 12 November 2016.
We were so appreciative of all of your help in answering
our questions and helping us to organize everything
during our wedding preparations. The venue looked
beautiful on the night, the food was delicious, and we
had a wonderful evening.
To: Ken Kan; Marco Veringa
Sent: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:11:13 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Dinner
Happy New Year!
Just wanted to tell you we had a fantastic meal last night
in the Gascoigne Room food, Staff, Service and the
atmosphere was all fantastic .It was our eldest Birthday
Day and everyone made her feel very special.
Thanks!
Claire and Paul Brownless
Thanks again!
Best Regards,
Sharne & Neil
Employee of the Month – March
Employee of the Month – April
Chan Lung, Chef, receiving his award notice from sous chef, Willie Lok
Danyel Lau, Receiving Clerk
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Japanese Ramen
Available from 3-16 April
Tonkotsu Ramen
Pork bone ramen has a cloudy, white
colored broth. It is made by boiling
pork bones, fat and collagen for
many hours to create the rich taste
and creamy consistency.
HK$88
Each bowl comes with the following:
 Chashu pork
 Dried Nori seaweed
 Seasoned boiled egg
 Shredded spring onions
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Miso Ramen
Bean paste ramen from
Hokkaido a mix of Pork
and Miso, thick, nutty and
slightly sweet in flavor. Served
with corn and seaweed butter.
HK$88
Additional side dishes:
 Extra Chashu roasted pork slices HK$ 24
 Extra Nitamago (seasoned boiled egg) HK$ 8
 Takana (pickled mustard leaf) fried rice HK$ 32
 Mini Mentaiko Ebi burger HK$ 58
Mini burger with crispy prawns, seasoned cod roe
with special sauce
 Daikon salad HK$ 15
 Karaage HK$ 42
Crispy fried boneless chicken with lemon wedges
C L U B
M A T T E R S
USRC’s New Spring Landscaping
If you haven’t already noticed, some of the lush green grass, blooming flowers and elegant foliage has been laid out. It can be a great
source of joy for members and presents a welcoming sight for guests and visitors alike and helps make the Club's feeling of an oasis.
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W H A T ' S
O N
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm, (Ct4)
3-8 pm
• Social LB 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (All
members)
• Football YYL Game
At-A-Glance
F&B
Indian Buffett
1 March
Garden Café
18:30-9:30 pm
Notices
Pool Renovations
Closed from 3 January to 14 April, 2017
Tennis Court 3 Renovations
Closed from 20 to 26 March, 2017
Squash Court 2 Renovations
Closed from 16 to 17 March, 2017
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm, (Ct4)
3-8 pm
• Social LB 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (All
members)
• Football YYL Game
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm, (Ct4)
3-8 pm
• Social LB 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (All
members)
• Football YYL Game
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm, (Ct4)
3-8 pm
• Social LB 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (All
members)
• Football YYL Game
18
6
• Pilates Group Class 4:00pm and
7:30pm
13
• Pilates Group Class 4:00pm and
7:30pm
20
• Pilates Group Class 4:00pm and
7:30pm
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• Pilates Group Class 4:00pm and
7:30pm
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• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm (All
members)
• Pilates Group Class 11:00 am
14
• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm (All
members)
• Pilates Group Class 11:00 am
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• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm (All
members)
• Pilates Group Class 11:00 am
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• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm (All
members)
• Pilates Group Class 11:00 am
MARCH 2017
Wednesday
Thursday
1
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members) LB League Team
Practice 7 pm – 10 pm
• Pilates Group Class 7:30pm
• Squash Team Practice 6:45 pm –
10 pm (Cts 1&2)
• Football Training Night
Bridge 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Gunners Bar)
Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members)
LB League Team Practice
7 pm – 10 pm
Senior Cricket 7-9 pm
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Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Pilates Group Class 4:00 pm
Football Legal League games
Taekwondo 4:30 – 6 pm
(Squash court)
10
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• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Pilates Group Class 4:00 pm
Football Legal League games
Taekwondo 4:30 – 6 pm
(Squash court)
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Bridge 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Gunners Bar)
Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members)
LB League Team Practice
7 pm – 10 pm
Senior Cricket 7-9 pm
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Bridge 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Gunners Bar)
Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members)
LB League Team Practice
7 pm – 10 pm
Senior Cricket 7-9 pm
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• Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members) LB League Team
Practice 7 pm – 10 pm
• Pilates Group Class 7:30pm
• Squash Team Practice 6:45 pm –
10 pm (Cts 1&2)
• Football Training Night
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• Bridge 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Gunners Bar)
Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members)
LB League Team Practice
7 pm – 10 pm
Senior Cricket 7-9 pm
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• Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members) LB League Team
Practice 7 pm – 10 pm
• Pilates Group Class 7:30pm
• Squash Team Practice 6:45 pm –
10 pm (Cts 1&2)
• Football Training Night
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• Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members) LB League Team
Practice 7 pm – 10 pm
• Pilates Group Class 7:30pm
• Squash Team Practice 6:45 pm –
10 pm (Cts 1&2)
• Football Training Night
Saturday
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• Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members) LB League Team
Practice 7 pm – 10 pm
• Pilates Group Class 7:30pm
• Squash Team Practice 6:45 pm –
10 pm (Cts 1&2)
• Football Training Night
Friday
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Bridge 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Gunners Bar)
Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members)
LB League Team Practice
7 pm – 10 pm
Senior Cricket 7-9 pm
• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm,
(Ct4) 3-8 pm
• Pilates Classes, 10:30 am and
1:45 pm
• Squash Afternoon 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Cts 1&2)
• Lawn Bowl 2:30 – 7:00 pm
(LB Section members only)
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm,
(Ct4) 3-8 pm
• Pilates Classes, 10:30 am and
1:45 pm
• Squash Afternoon 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Cts 1&2)
• Lawn Bowl 2:30 – 7:00 pm
(LB Section members only)
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm,
(Ct4) 3-8 pm
• Pilates Classes, 10:30 am and
1:45 pm
• Squash Afternoon 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Cts 1&2)
• Lawn Bowl 2:30 – 7:00 pm
(LB Section members only)
Playgroup 9:30 am –
11:30 am
Pilates Group Class 4:00 pm
Football Legal League games
Taekwondo 4:30 – 6 pm
(Squash court)
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Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Pilates Group Class 4:00 pm
Football Legal League games
Taekwondo 4:30 – 6 pm
(Squash court)
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm,
(Ct4) 3-8 pm
• Pilates Classes, 10:30 am and
1:45 pm
• Squash Afternoon 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Cts 1&2)
• Lawn Bowl 2:30 – 7:00 pm
(LB Section members only)
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• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Pilates Group Class 4:00 pm
Football Legal League games
Taekwondo 4:30 – 6 pm
(Squash court)
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W H A T ' S
O N
Sunday
Monday
At-A-Glance
F&B
Indian Buffett
5 April
Garden Café
18:30-9:30 pm
Easter Brunch Buffett
16 April
Garden Marquee
11:30-2:30 pm
2
• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm, (Ct4)
3-8 pm
• Social LB 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (All
members)
• Football YYL Game
• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm, (Ct4)
3-8 pm
• Social LB 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (All
members)
• Football YYL Game
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm, (Ct4)
3-8 pm
• Social LB 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (All
members)
• Football YYL Game
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30
• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm, (Ct4)
3-8 pm
• Social LB 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (All
members)
• Football YYL Game
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3
• Pilates Group Class 4:00pm and
7:30pm
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Notices
Pool Renovations
Closed from 3 January to 14 April, 2017
For pilates classes, below is the updated times:
Monday – 4pm and 7:30pm
Wednesday – 7:30pm
Saturday – 10:30am and 1:45pm
Tuesday
4
• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm (All
members)
• Pilates Group Class 11:00 am
10
• Pilates Group Class 4:00pm and
7:30pm
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11
• Playgroup 9:30 am –
11:30 am
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm
(All members)
• Pilates Group Class 11:00 am
18
• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm (All
members)
• Pilates Group Class 11:00 am
• Pilates Group Class 4:00pm and
7:30pm
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• Pilates Group Class 4:00pm and
7:30pm
25
• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm (All
members)
• Pilates Group Class 11:00 am
APRIL 2017
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1
• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm,
(Ct4) 3-8 pm
• Pilates Classes, 10:30 am and
1:45 pm
• Squash Afternoon 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Cts 1&2)
• Lawn Bowl 2:30 – 7:00 pm
(LB Section members only)
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• Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members) LB League Team
Practice 7 pm – 10 pm
• Pilates Group Class 7 pm and 8 pm
• Squash Team Practice 6:45 pm –
10 pm (Cts 1&2)
• Football Training Night
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Bridge 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Gunners Bar)
Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members)
LB League Team Practice
7 pm – 10 pm
Senior Cricket 7-9 pm
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• Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members) LB League Team
Practice 7 pm – 10 pm
• Pilates Group Class 7 pm and 8 pm
• Squash Team Practice 6:45 pm –
10 pm (Cts 1&2)
• Football Training Night
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Bridge 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Gunners Bar)
Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members)
LB League Team Practice
7 pm – 10 pm
Senior Cricket 7-9 pm
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• Bridge 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Gunners Bar)
Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members)
LB League Team Practice
7 pm – 10 pm
Senior Cricket 7-9 pm
Bridge 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Gunners Bar)
Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members)
LB League Team Practice
7 pm – 10 pm
Senior Cricket 7-9 pm
Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Pilates Group Class 4:00 pm
Football Legal League games
Taekwondo 4:30 – 6 pm
(Squash court)
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Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Pilates Group Class 4:00 pm
Football Legal League games
Taekwondo 4:30 – 6 pm
(Squash court)
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26
• Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members) LB League Team
Practice 7 pm – 10 pm
• Pilates Group Class 7 pm and 8 pm
• Squash Team Practice 6:45 pm –
10 pm (Cts 1&2)
• Football Training Night
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• Social LB 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(All members) LB League Team
Practice 7 pm – 10 pm
• Pilates Group Class 7 pm and 8 pm
• Squash Team Practice 6:45 pm –
10 pm (Cts 1&2)
• Football Training Night
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Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Pilates Group Class 4:00 pm
Football Legal League games
Taekwondo 4:30 – 6 pm
(Squash court)
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• Playgroup 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Pilates Group Class 4:00 pm
Football Legal League games
Taekwondo 4:30 – 6 pm
(Squash court)
8
• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm,
(Ct4) 3-8 pm
• Pilates Classes, 10:30 am and
1:45 pm
• Squash Afternoon 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Cts 1&2)
• Lawn Bowl 2:30 – 7:00 pm
(LB Section members only)
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm,
(Ct4) 3-8 pm
• Pilates Classes, 10:30 am and
1:45 pm
• Squash Afternoon 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Cts 1&2)
• Lawn Bowl 2:30 – 7:00 pm
(LB Section members only)
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm,
(Ct4) 3-8 pm
• Pilates Classes, 10:30 am and
1:45 pm
• Squash Afternoon 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Cts 1&2)
• Lawn Bowl 2:30 – 7:00 pm
(LB Section members only)
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• Social Tennis (Ct 3) 3-7 pm,
(Ct4) 3-8 pm
• Pilates Classes, 10:30 am and
1:45 pm
• Squash Afternoon 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Cts 1&2)
• Lawn Bowl 2:30 – 7:00 pm
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M A T T E R S
Pool Renovations – Week 7
During week 6 of the pool refurbishment, good progress is being made.
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AVAILABLE 1-15 MARCH 2017
All below salads at HK$ 50 per bowl
One salad can serve as appetizer, or as main course if accompanied by extra protein and bread.
Quinoa and spinach power salad
Red and white quinoa, prepared in a rich vegetable broth with cucumbers, raisins, spinach leaves,
semi dried tomato, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.
Fattoush salad
Roma tomatoes, garlic, mint leaves, parsley, cucumber, red onion, lemon juice, red wine vinegar,
extra virgin olive oil and sumac.
Chick pea, tomato and basil salad
Carrot, chick peas, basil leaves, cilantro, red onion, spring onions, Roma tomatoes, bell pepper,
dukkah, tomato and balsamic vinegar dressing.
Blueberry, broccoli and spinach salad
Avocado, spinach, blueberries, broccoli, dried cranberries, fresh dill, chopped onion, fresh parsley
with a butter milk ranch dressing.
Wild rice salad with cranberries and nuts
Wild rice, dried cranberries, green onions, sliced red onion, salted cashew nuts, pecan nuts and
pistachios with a Dijon mustard, honey lemon and extra virgin olive oil dressing.
Extra protein for your salads:
 66 Degrees boiled egg
 Crispy fried vegetarian chick pea
nuggets
 Grilled lemon and honey basted
salmon fillet
 Chermoula marinated grilled
French yellow chicken breast
 N.Z. Sirloin steak
HK$ 8
HK$ 25
HK$ 32
HK$ 35
HK$ 50
Compliment your salad
with some delicious bread:
 3 pieces assorted bread rolls
 3 pieces garlic bread
 3 slices buttered and grilled walnut
and fig rye bread
 3 pieces Turkish Pita breads
HK$ 10
HK$ 10
HK$ 15
HK$ 15
Add a bowl of daily soup for only HK$ 20
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Available at the Garden Café, poolside and Gunners Bar from 11am onwards.
Classes & Activities at the USRC
Aqua Exercise
Abra Tsui
Email: [email protected]
• $450 Private lesson
• $250 Semiprivate lesson
• Members only
Refer to instructor for schedule
Personal Training
Tim Sutton
Tel: 6274 2137
Email: [email protected]
PT sessions
$500 for an hour session
Package: 10 sessions for $4,000
Bridge
Pilates
Cricket
Group classes – $165 per class
Group classes are held:
Monday 4pm and 7:30pm,
Wednesday 7:00pm and 8:00pm,
Friday 4pm, Saturday 10:30am and 1:45pm
Private Lesson – $650
Please contact [email protected] for
guests pricing.
Kent
Tel: 9020 3269
Julia
Tel: 9830 7131
Thursday: 9:30am – 12:30pm
No charge (must call before attending)
Muhammad I. Gull
Tel: 9421 4741
Email: [email protected]
Individual Lesson (including) Beginners,
Intermediate & Advance Cricketers
$350 per hour (member)
$400 per hour (guests)
Group Lesson (minimum 2 to 6 persons) –
$700 per 1 ½ hour
Team Training (minimum 2 to 6 persons) –
$800 per 2 hours
Junior’s Individual Lesson
$300 per hour (member)
$350 per hour (guests)
Junior’s Group Lesson (minimum 2 to 4
kids) – $600 per 1 ½ hours
Junior’s Team Training (minimum 2 to 6
persons) – $700 per 1 ½ hours
(Beginners or any age kids are welcome)
Football
JM Pilates Studio
Tel: 9194 5856
Email: [email protected]
Playgroup
Nicola Barguss
Tel: 9775 4944
Tuesday: 9:30am, Friday: 9:30am
$50 for the first child (member)
$88 for the first child (guests)
$35 per additional child or parent
Squash
Ilyas Gull
Tel: 9421 4741
Email: [email protected]
Adults
1. Private lesson for adult $350 per hour
2. Group of 2
$600 per hour
3. Group of 2-4 $800 1½ per hrs
Alan Urmston
Email: [email protected]
Wednesday: 7:30-9:00 pm, King’s Park
$50 for 90 minutes’ playing time (adult)
Juniors
1. Private lesson $300 per hour
2. Group of 2
$500 per hour
3. Group of 2-4
$600 1½ per hrs
Gym Familiarisation
Swimming Classes
Contact Reception 3966 8600/611
for registration and scheduled class times
– 30 minutes per lesson
Private lesson $100
Eric Fung
HKSCA Level 1 Coach
Tel: 9603 9620
Email: [email protected]
Private Lesson (for members only)
1 person - $450
2 persons - $600
3 persons - $780
4 persons - $880
Tennis
Battad Tennis Coaching Co
Andrea Charity U. Battad
Tel: 9026 5685 (evening till midnight)
Email: [email protected]
Private Lesson
$600 per hour (member)
$700 per hour (guests)
Group Lesson (minimum 2 to 4 people)
$200 per hour per person (member)
$250 per hour per person (guest)
Tennis Coaching
Chris Hunt
HKTA Qualified Coach, Licensed Level II.
USRC Junior Tennis Teams Captain
(Under 14s and Under 18s)
Tel: 9316 6191/ 2550 5094 (evening till
midnight)
Drop-in group lesson:
$180 per hour per child
Saturday: 10am – 11am (beginners group)
Saturday: 11am – 1pm (intermediate group)
Thursday: 6pm – 7pm (intermediate group)
Super group lesson – by appointment only:
$260 per hour per child
Tuesday: 5pm – 7pm (improvement class I)
Thursday: 4pm – 6pm (improvement class II)
Private lesson (for members only)
1 person – $520, 2 persons – $680,
3 persons – $880, 4 persons – $1,080,
5 persons – $1,350, 6 persons – $1,620
$200 per hour per person (member)
$250 per hour per person (guest)
Yoga
Jesse Tong
Tel: 9488 5869
Friday: 10:30am – 12noon, $180 per lesson
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Cricket News
by Ahmed Saleem
Cricket Convenor
Teams have now returned to action after the Christmas / New
Year break, and weather has been relatively kind through these
winter months, with less rain and temperatures not too low.
In summary records to date:
U-11
With two wins out of two, by impressive margins of 120 and 94
runs, (and a share of the points in an abandoned match) the
boys have made a strong start in their top level Elite league,
and currently sit in first place. Keep going boys and try to make
it 4 finals in 4 years!
U-13
With a season record of 3 wins and 1 tie across their seven
matches, the team placed 3rd out of 8. A great effort, including
a strong victory by 84 runs against DLSW Littles.
U-15
Unfortunately the season is not going as well as one would
hope, but the team have recorded a great win against DLSW
Lions by 142 runs, thanks to 66 from Danish Mohammad, and
great bowling from Ali Shebang Zaidan (3 for 10) and Bilal
Akhtar (3 for 16). One match left in the season.
U-17
With another victory since the new year, the team have finished
the season 3rd out of 5. Their latest win by 10 wickets against
HKCC Wanderers came with openers Zakir Hayat and Hamza
Bukhari knocking off the required runs without loss, with scores
of 45 and 54 not out respectively.
Men’s Saturday
Our Championship A team stands 7th out of 10, with 3
matches to go. A great performance before CNY saw the
defeat of HKCC Nomads by 98 runs, thanks to a century from
Max Abbot (103 not out), 58 from Rameez Raja, and 4 for 31
from the bowling of Uwaise Rahman.
Womens
Our ladies are sitting 6th out of 7 in their T20 League, and still
have all to play for in their Sixes competition which has yet to
start.
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New Bowling Machine
A little over a year ago, the Club supported the Cricket section
in the purchase of a bowling machine, to allow batsman to
conduct focused training sessions in our nets. The machine
has been very useful in honing the techniques of our leading
players – however, it was only able to deliver ‘hard’ balls and
thus was not suitable for Juniors.
At the end of last year our supplier, ‘BOLA’ (a dedicated
manufacturer of this equipment from the UK), advised us that
they now had available a scaled down version of the machine,
suitable for younger players.
The section is now delighted to have available one of
‘BOLA’s’ junior machines, and thus able to provide the same
level of technical batting instruction to its younger players. The
machine delivers either tennis balls for beginners, or a ‘soft’ ball
for more experienced players. Speeds are moderated, and at
between 20-60 miles per hour replicate the bowling pace
through the U11, U13 and U15 age groups.
Already the machine has proved very useful in allowing
coaches to run highly structured sessions with guaranteed
bowling accuracy, allowing batsmen to work confidently on
repeating their shot techniques.
This machine has been purchased through yearly allocated
section budget.
A unique and well-equipped cricket nets
Professional Coaching:
Cricket Batting Nets
Cricket Bowling Machine (Adult & Junior)
 Champion 2016 – U11/U13/U15
 Champion 2015 – U19
Senior (Above 18 Years)
Women’s are welcomed
Cricket Practice Area
Contact:
Tel: 9421 4741 (Ilyas)
Email: [email protected]
Gunner’s Coaching Program for beginners
Age 6 – 12 on every Sat 11am – 12:30pm
Cricket Hong Kong – USRC leaders
There has been further recognition of the section within the
activities of governing body, Cricket Hong Kong:
Leading player Awais Mohammed has been picked in the draft
for the forthcoming T20 Blitz, and will turn out for Galaxy Gladiators
alongside former Sri Lankan test star Kumar Sangakhara. The
tournament features other big names such as Misbah Ul-Haq
former Pakistan captain, Tymal Miles currently playing for England,
and Darren Sammy of the West Indies. Matches will take place
between the 8th and 12th March at the ‘Mission Road’ ground on
Tin Kwong Road in Mongkok. The high-paced 20-over format
promises high scoring excitement, and is a fun introduction for
anyone unfamiliar with cricket and interested in watching Hong
Kong’s top players alongside stars of the international game.
Our Head Coach Ilyas Gul, has continued his work with the
national squads. After working with the U19 squad at their Asia
tournament in Malaysia, Ilyas will be coaching with the national
squad during February as they compete against the Netherlands in
their World Cricket League fixtures.
Facilities Available:
[Certified (HKCA) (ACC) Cricket Coach]
Beginners (6 – 9 years old)
Junior (U11, U13, U15, U17)
Venue:
USRC Circket Nets
1 Gascoigne Road, King’s Park,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
And finally …
Many thanks to the various individuals who provided
support to the section during our annual award night,
including Mr. Rajeev Basin of May Fare Group for donating
dining vouchers for their restaurants Gaylord, Avanti Thai
and Tamarind.
Mr. Kulbir Singh and Jackie Barr of East West Spirits
Limited for providing their generous donation of drinks.
Mr. PARAMESWARAN Chandrasekhar was
instrumental in organizing donations from May Fare Group
and East West Spirits.
Many thanks to Abhishek Prakash Jain, Prateek Singhi
and Ravi Prakash Chopra for their generous donations and
efforts.
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Fat Choy Cup
Friendly matches on the Third day of Lunar New Year becomes
a tradition in our Lawn Bowls Section. Bowling with breaks of
champagnes and delicious nibbles and then more fine wines
was unquestionably the way to enjoy a Chinese New Year
afternoon filled with spring sentiment.
Red pockets, welcome!
Club Singles 2016
Dicky Wong and Joanna Wong, our Club Singles Men and
Women champions 2015, both successfully defended their
titles after six months of round robin matches from August
2016 to January 2017. Ann Lam is the joint champion of
Women Club Singles Competition.
Dicky and Joanna will represent USRC in the coming
Champion of Champions Competition held in February to
March 2017. Good luck to both of them.
Annual General Meeting 2017
The Annual General Meeting of Lawn Bowls Section will
be held at 6pm on 1 April 2017 (Sat). The AGM will
re-elect the next Lawn Bowls Section Subcommittee,
and will consider and pass if thought fit any resolution
raised according to the Byelaw of USRC.
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Questions Frequently Asked
Q: If one of the team members is absent at the
scheduled start time, what shall we do?
A: For team games (e.g. national competitions), if one or
more players are absent from a team, the defaulting
team will forfeit the game to their opponents. (Laws of
the Sport of Bowls clause 39.1).
Remark:
All matches shall start at the time as appointed or
subsequently mutually agreed by the teams and duly
notified to the Association (HKLBA Byelaw clause 6.8a);
no grace period.
For side games like premier league, if at the appointed
time plus grace period, less than 12 players (9 for triples
league) but at least 9 (6 for triples) are present, the
offending side shall field teams of 3 players (2 for triples
league). Should a fourth (third in triples) team member
subsequently appear, (s)he may play in any position
except skip, and 25% of the score shall be deducted
from only those ends played with 3 players (2 in triples).
(HKLBA Byelaw clause 3.5c & 4.5c).
Remarks:
There is a grace period of 30 minutes on private greens.
No grace period applies on public greens. (HKLBA
Byelaw 3.5a & 4.5a)
Grace period on private greens is under revision by the
HKLBA Council. No-grace-period practice as public
green may be adopted in Premier League 2017.
Q: What if the absentee is the Skip?
A: Any player comes in late will be treated as substitute
and (s)he can play in any position other than skip. Please
note that the scorecard will have to be updated with the
new lineup before the start of the game. (HKLBA League
Notice, 8 Sept 2015).
Answers are based on Laws of the Sport of Bowls Crystal
Mark Third Edition and HKLBA Byelaw version 16.
Welcome New Members
For all those Club members who would like to join the Lawn
Bowls Section or to have a glimpse of lawn bowling, please feel
free to contact any of our Subcommittee members for
arrangement of beginners' classes. Enjoy the green!
Do You Know?
Pace of Green is the time (in number of seconds) taken
by a bowl from its delivery to the moment it comes to
rest at approximately 27 metres from the mat line.
The World Bowls recommended the pace of green
to be from 10 to 18 seconds. The pace for green
currently adopted by HKLBA for Hong Kong is from 9
to 18 seconds.
HKLBA Notice 21 June 2016:
Either side may request to check the pace of green
after trial ends. Each side shall assign one player to
deliver the bowl and another player to time. Time starts
when the bowl leaves the bowler’s hand, and stops
when the bowl stops completely. Only bowls stopped
within 1m from the jack will be valid. Time registered by
both sides will be averaged and recognized when their
difference is less than 1 second.
In league, the test shall be conducted on a rink
where the two players delivering the bowls will not play
on. The above arrangement will also apply in national
competitions (except in games with duty umpire). The
leads of each team (or marker in Singles) shall conduct
the test on the rink of play. If the pace of the green
proves to be outside the allowed range, the game will
be re-scheduled and the current bye-laws apply.
Once both sides agree to start the game, no more
query on the pace of green should be raised. Should the
green condition change during the game due to
inclement weather, the current rules and bye-law(s) apply.
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Rugby News
Marco Cassandro
Rugby Convenor
USRC Tigers Help Propel Hong Kong Women
Towards World Cup Qualification
2016 turned out to be a historic year for Hong Kong women’s
rugby, the team has made history in qualifying for Hong Kong’s
first appearance at a fifteen-a-side Rugby World Cup.
With impressive performances against Fiji and Japan,
where Tigers Natasha Olson-Thorne with her dynamic,
powerful drives and Jessica Ho’s controlling head featured
heavily. This coupled with a sweep of Kazakhstan in the buildup shows we are starting to see the early returns of increased
resources being pumped into the Women’s game.
After beating Fiji 45-7 and solid performance in a 20-8 loss
to Japan saw Hong Kong qualify as Asia/Oceania 2 in Pool A
alongside Women's world's number one team New Zealand,
Canada who currently sit in 5th and Wales who are 7th.
When asked “What does it mean to you?” after qualifying,
Jessica Ho responded “To be honest, qualifying for the world
cup is life changing. It's an incredible opportunity for us to be
able to play against the best in the world.
Only having played our first game against a non-Asian side
in December 2015, we've come a long way in a short time. It's
a real credit to how dedicated and hard working the squad
have been leading up to the qualifiers and how hard each
individual will work to get into the world cup squad.
We're all really proud of the legacy we're creating and
inspiring young girls in Hong Kong to want to be part of the
national squad one day.”
With Hong Kong sitting at 22nd in the ranking they know
they have a tough job on there hands but with the great strides
the community, domestic and national game has made in
recent years it will undoubtedly be the building blocks for a
great future.
The qualification marks the first-time any Hong Kong team
will feature at a fifteen-a-side World Cup for either men or
women, with the men’s side having made six previous
appearances at the Rugby Sevens World Cup.
With Winnie Siu Wing-Ni, Jessica Ho Wai-On, Lindsay
Varty, Natasha Olson-Thorne and Wong Yuen-Shan all taking
part during the last Qualification rounds the Borrelli Walsh
USRC Tigers are looking forward to a large contingency of their
squad pushing hard for selection and representing them and
Hong Kong during the World Cup, which takes place in Ireland
this year.
We wish them the best of luck.
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Tennis News
Martin Li,
Tennis Convenor
Congralutions to the match winners. Thanks to Chairman Mr.
Patrick Cheung, who was our honoured guest to present the
prizes.
Merry Christmas, New Year and Lunar New Year
Our three big festivals were so close together in 2016 & 2017.
So saying, on behalf of the tennis section committee, I wish all
members health and happiness in this hopefully prosperous
Year of the Rooster.
Now, it’s time to get back on track on the tennis court after
so much eating and merriment. Let’s all get fit together this
2017!
Ken Chan
Pragnesh
Fun-day Gathering
In order to increase friendship and spirit amongst members, we
organised our Fun Tennis Afternoon in December. The players
enjoyed a dinner gathering in The Garden Room after the
matches.
Lina Tong
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Lal
William Ho
Oversea Visit
Excellent Members
Just before Christmas from 14-18 December, 2016, our league
winning Ladies Veteran Team visited the American Club and
another group of enthusiasts in Taipei for friendly matches and
lunch. Our team members not only widened their horizon, but
developed friendship with overseas like-minded tennis
enthusiasts. We hope to invite them to USRC for some return
tennis and fun! Our female members are always active in different
tournaments. We congratulate Ms. Lin Pang and Jenny Chu in
winning their age group competition in Sham Shui Po.
Jenny Chu and Ashley Hazell were the eventual finalists in
the Hong Kong National Veterans’ Tennis Championships
2016, 45+ Ladies Singles, with Jenny Chu coming out on top.
Well done, ladies. Keep up the good work!
American Club in Taipei
Lin Pang and Jenny Chu
Tennis court renovation
Re-painting of courts 1 & 2 were underway and are now open for service.
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Mexican Promotion
Available April 18 to 30
Cold appetizers
Salsa
Fresh chopped tomatoes, onions and oil served with tortilla chips.
Guacamole
Fresh chopped avocados, mixed with tomato, onion, cilantro and lime
juice with tortilla chips.
Warm appetizers
Jalapeno peppers
Stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar cheese, wrapped in bacon,
served with Guacamole, salsa and sour cream.
Chorizo quesadillas
Quesadillas filled with spicy chorizo sausage, cheddar and Monterey
Jack cheese, topped with a salsa of red radish, cucumber and flat parsley,
served with lime wedges
$48
$68
$58
$78
To share
Mexican butterflied and roasted chicken
$158
Grilled spring onions and annaheim chilli’s, tomatilla salsa and lime wedges.
Main dishes
Huevos rancheros
Refried beans in tomato chili salsa, 3 eggs, cheese, avocado and corn
Tortillas, served in a hot skillet.
Chili con carne
Shredded beef in our special chili sauce served with cilantro rice
or flour tortillas.
Skirt steak Fajitas
Skirt steak, soft flour tortillas, skillet with seasoned vegetables, homemade
Guacamole and tomato salsa.
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$88
$98
$168
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Contact No: ________________________________________
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Indian Buffet
Starting from March 2017 !
Every 1st Wednesday of the month at Garden Cafe
~Price~
HK$ 188/person with 1 drink
HK$ 248/person with unlimited drinks
 For reservations,
please call Garden Café at 3966 8683.
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Submit your answer to Membership Department or fax 2724 0949 on or before Friday, 7th April 2017. All
correct entries will be placed into a draw. The Winner will receive Accommodation offer buy one get one
free (value $1,380). Good Luck!
Name: _________________________________ Membership No: ________________________
Contact Tel No: _________________________
*Please note only one entry will be accepted per Membership
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Member Mrs. Yeung
Congratulations to Jan & Feb Crossword
Puzzle Winner, Mr. Ng
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R E C I P R O C A L
C L U B S
Jaipur Riding & Polo Club
History
The origin of ancient Polo is debatable with several countries,
including Persia and China, laying claim to this aristocratic
game of prowess and skilled horsemanship.
Known by several local names in different countries –
Chaughan (Persian), Da-Kyu(Japanese), Khis-Kouhou(Russian),
Djerid(Turkish), and Sagol Kangjei (Indian), the origin of Polo
modern name is perhaps most closely akin to its Tibetan
variation, Pulu, which means ball.
In India, Polo or the game of kings was popularized under
the rule of Babar,
founder of the Mughal
dynasty in the 15th
century among the
royalty. With the rise of
the Mughal dynasty,
Polo gained its regal
status and was firmly
established as the
national sport of India,
and sadly with the
eventual decline of the
dynasty in the 18th
century, the sport too
lost its place in the
hearts of many.
Fortunately, in the
remote regions of Gilgit, Ladakh and Manipur, the sport
survived and it was in Manipur, many decades later that the
sport was rediscovered once more and gained popularity
among the Westerners.
The origination of ancient Polo may be controversial; yet its
spread to the west is undoubtedly credited to India around
1860 when a British officer, together with seven British Tea
Planters based in Silchar, set up the first club of the modern
game, the Silchar Polo Club. From then on, the popularity of
the sport caught on among the British subjects in India and
eventually the sport was introduced to Europe.
Modern day polo credits India as the birthplace for the
sport as it was in Manipur, India, that the sport was introduced
to the Western civilization in the late 19th century.
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The sport retained much of its regal status and format of
play, as it did in India, among the European nobility. American
polo, however, differed from its European counterpart in that it
was a much faster sport, involving short passes to move the
ball towards the oppositional goal.
Today, Indian polo has evolved much since the times of
Babar, the founder of the Mughal royalty, in the 15th century,
who popularized the sport. No longer has an exclusive sport
reserved for royalties, Indian polo turned professional with
numerous privately owned teams and significant corporate
sponsorships all in tow.
As well, there are more
than 30 Indian polo
clubs dotted all over
India, catering to the
needs of polo
enthusiasts and the
uninitiated alike.
Clinics
Have you always
wanted to learn how to
play polo? The Club
offers polo classes for
experienced riders and
novices. No matter how
good you are, there’s
always room for improvement. Practice, practice and more
practice is the key to improving your game. Hone your skills by
competing against family, friends and other international
visitors. Or you can chose to play against our resident team
during the polo season in October. Our horses, equipment and
polo field are well-maintained, ensuring maximum enjoyment
and exercise.
Our Club’s tranquil ambience will soothe your worries away.
On the days that you are not playing polo or going on a safari
trail, you might want to take in the sights of Jaipur city and Sirsi
village. Enrich yourself culturally as we take you to places such
as the Old City, the Moon Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory,
museums, gardens, a zoo and Nahagarh Fort.
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CLUB NAME
COUNTRY
Australia Adelaide Brisbane Canberra Melbourne Perth Sydney Victoria Naval, Military & Air Force Club
of South Australia
United Service Club
Canberra Club
The Commonwealth Club
The Kelvin Club
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria
The Western Australian Club
The Royal Exchange Club of Sydney
Royal Automobile Club of Australia
The Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club
Malaysia Ipoh Johor Kuala Lumpur Penang Port Dickson Sabah Royal Ipoh Club
Segamat Country Club
Royal Commonwealth Society
Penang Club
Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club
Sandakan Yacht Club
The Tawau Yacht Club
Mexico Jalisco Mexico University Club de Guadalajara
El Palomar Country Club
The University Club of Mexico
Belgium
Bruxelles Gent International Club Chateau Sainte-Anne
International Club of Flanders
Brazil Rio De Janeiro Clube Americano Do Rio De Janeiro
New Zealand Auckland Dunedin Napier Wellington The Northern Club
The Dunedin Club
The Hawkes Bay Club
The Wellesley Club
The Wellington Club
Philippines Baguio City Cebu Baguio Country Club
City Sports Club Cebu
Portugal Lisboa Oporto Gremio Literario
Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club
COUNTRY
CITY
Canada Vancouver Victoria Hollyburn Country Club
Jericho Tennis Club
Terminal City Club
Union Club of British Columbia
Republic of Taipei American Club Taipei
China
The Landmark Club
England Bath The Bath & County Club
London The Army & Navy Club
Carlton Club
Naval & Military Club
St. James Hotel and Club
The Lansdowne Club
France Paris Saint James Paris
Germany Berlin Frankfurt International Club Berlin
Union International Club
India Ahmedabad Bangalore Cochin Jaipur Jodhpur Kerala
Mumbai Pune Karnavati Club
Greenacres Country Resort
International Club
Jaipur Riding and Polo Club
UMED Club
Sri Mulam Club
Golden Swan Country Club
Royal Bombay Yacht Club
The Bombay Presidency Radio Club
The Umbergaon Club
Residency Club
Indonesia Medan The Exchange Club
Ireland Belfast Dublin The Ulster Reform Club
The Stephen’s Green Club
Japan Kobe Kobe Club
Kenya Nairob
Mombassa Nairobi Safari Club
Mombassa Club
Luxembourg CITY
Scotland Aberdeen Edinburgh Singapore CLUB NAME
The Royal Northern and University Club
The New Club
The Royal Scots Club
Camden Park Hollandse Club
Singapore Ceylon Sports Club
Yishun Orchid Country Club
South Africa Cape Town The Cape Town Club
Durban Durban Club
Grahamstown Albany Club
Spain Barcelona Bilbao
Madrid Círculo Ecuestre
Sociedad Bilbaina
La Gran Pena
Sweden
Stockholm
Military Club of Stockholm
Thailand Bangkok The British Club
Trinidad Port of Spain Trinidad Union Club
U.S.A. Bellevue Bellevue Club
Berkeley The Berkeley City Club
Cincinnati Cincinnati Athletic Club
Kansas The Kansas City Club
New Haven New Haven Lawn Club
New York The Cornell Club
The Williams Club
Philadelphia The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
Portland University Club of Portland
San Francisco The Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Club
University Club of Santa Barbara
Washington DC The Army & Navy Club
The Rainier Club
Cercle Munster
Clubs in bold are recently added clubs to our reciprocal list
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feel small...
Society tells us to live large. To want bigger cars and even bigger houses.
But when you gaze up at towering glaciers, and see more stars than you could ever possibly count,
you feel something new. You feel small.
valid till
31Mar2017
BIG
OFFER
GOOD
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FEEL SMALL
5days Maiden Majestic Adriatic Sea
Majestic Princess | Roundtrip from Rome (Civitavecchia)
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Kotor, Montenegro |
Corfu, Greece | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
4Apr2017
HKD8,984up
58%off
HKD6,852up HKD3,714up
More 2017 Europe Sailings:
All Fares INCLUDE Taxes, Fee & Port Expenses.
11days Grand Mediterranean Royal Princess | From Barcelona to Rome (Civitavecchia)
6May, 9, 30Sep2017
Barcelona, Spain | Toulon/ Marseille (for Provence), France | Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy |
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece | Mykonos, Greece | Santorini, Greece | Kotor, Montenegro | Naples,
Italy (for Capri & Pompeii) | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
HKD19,484up
HKD14,834up HKD11,080up
43%off
11days Scandinavia & Russia Regal Princess | Roundtrip from Copenhagen
30Apr | 11, 22May | 2, 13, 24Jun | 5, 16, 27Jul | 7, 18, 29Aug2017
Copenhagen, Denmark | Oslo, Norway | Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany | Tallinn, Estonia | St. Petersburg,
Russia [Overnight] | Helsinki, Finland | Stockholm, Sweden | Copenhagen, Denmark
HKD20,027up
HKD16,849up HKD11,812up
41%off
10days Circle Hokkaido Diamond Princess | Roundtrip from Kobe
13Jun2017
Kobe, Japan | Hakodate, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Otaru, Japan | Abashiri, Japan | Korsakov (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk),
Russia | Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan [Scenic Cruising] | Kobe, Japan
8days Circle Hokkaido (Roundtrip Yokohama, Tokyo)
are also available from Jul to Oct
HKD15,532up HKD9,332up 40%off
7days Kyushu & Shikoku Diamond Princess | Roundtrip from Kobe
20May2017
Kobe, Japan [Overnight] | Japan Inland Sea, Japan [Scenic Cruising] | Kanmon Straits,
Japan [Scenic Cruising] | Busan, South Korea | Nagasaki, Japan | Miyazaki (Aburatsu), Japan |
Kochi, Japan | Tokushima, Japan | Kobe, Japan
HKD10,611up
©Yasufumi Nishi/©JNTO
HKD7,278up
31%off
This offer is also applicable in selected British Isles and Western Mediterranean Sailings!
Promotion will be subject to capacity control.
Please note that package price is listed per person based on double occupancy and subject to capacity control. Terms &
Conditions applied. Princess Cruises reserves the right to add, edit, modify, delete any contents without giving any prior notice.
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