New Year’s Eve Party
with DJ Supremo, Mr Anders Nelsson
D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0
Friday, 31 December 2010
$1,250 per person
Function and Dining Room
inclusive of aperitif,
5-course gourmet set dinner,
free owing wine with dinner and
Champagne for toasting the New Year Christmas at the LRC
A Festive Celebration page 9-11
Join us for a Fun Christmas page 41
A Thrilling New Year’s Eve Party back cover
Featuring Fantastic Deals for Christmas page 18-19
Booking is available now at the Reception
The magazine of the LRC
LRC President’s Column <email@example.com>
GENERAL COMMITTEE 2010/2011
Sydney Dinsmore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
December marks the end of another In house, the Wine Dinners continue to be very popular with
Vice President busy year but it is also a wonderful
Stuart Mowbray <email@example.com >
the Champagne dinner in November a definite highpoint of the
month for festivities and food at the season. The many events that members enjoy throughout the year
Norman Janelle <firstname.lastname@example.org> LRC. While for many members there including special F&B dinners and parties, charitable functions and
Honorary Secretary is the anticipation of holidays and activities, Club Days, Swim Galas, Club tournaments including
Mike Button <email@example.com> VISION To be one of the most sought after family-oriented sports and recreation clubs in Hong Kong. travel, it is also a time to reflect on the Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Bowling and a myriad of other smaller
Tennis Convenor MISSION To provide top quality sporting, recreation and dining facilities, services and amenities to highlights of the year gone by. events as well as all the external events take time and energy to
Victoria Fox-Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> meet the needs of a diverse multi-national membership and their families whilst fostering all-round organize and manage. On behalf of LRC members, I would like
Junior Activities Convenor sporting excellence.
The LRC is fortunate to have such to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at the LRC for their
Angela Moss <email@example.com>
Indoor Sports Convenor
OPENING HOURS OF OUTLETS strong participation in sports and dedication to providing excellent service to Club members.
Mark Clifford <firstname.lastname@example.org> Club activities. This past year tennis
Family Clubhouse / Monday - Sunday 8am - 10pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
Facilities Convenor Sundeck / Baby Pool
proved once again that it was a major player at league level. Capital Works
David Leung <email@example.com> Some highlights of the League results include HKLTL Summer Members should note that on the 7 December, the General
Bistro / Verandah Monday - Thursday 10am - 11.30pm
Friday 10am - 12midnight Ladies Morning League, LRC Premier finishing in 1st place and Committee will host a Town Hall meeting to further outline the
Saturday 8am - 12 midnight the Spring Ladies A+ Division in 2nd place. Tournament play Main Clubhouse renovation project. A rescheduled EGM will take
Sunday 8am - 11.30pm
USEFUL NUMBERS & E-MAILS included Malcolm Barnett & Giovanni Valenti’s winning the place on Thursday 20 January.
Le Chais Tuesday - Sunday 12noon - 9pm
Veteran’s handicap doubles, Yumie Takenaka & Delphine Troch
Reception Sports Bar Monday - Sunday 4pm - 12midnight
Tel. 3199 3500 <firstname.lastname@example.org> defeating the Number 1 seeds Anne Aallonen and Joy Tacon and In late November a Data Room was set up in the Reading Room
Dining Room & Tuesday - Sunday
General Manager the Junior LRC Dragons were the winners of HKTA D Division. In next to Reception. Here members may review plans and read
Lisa Keatley Cocktail Lounge Lunch: 12noon - 3pm (Closed on Mondays, Saturdays & Public Holidays)
Tel. 3199 3990 <email@example.com> (8 & above) Dinner: 6 - 12midnight (Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays) other Junior Tennis news, the under 18s and the under 12s were through the supporting material available on the proposed
Financial Controller 8-18: accompanied by adult: (last food order at 10.30pm) Runners-up in the Prince Challenge. renovation. This information will be available up until the EGM
Raymond Cheung 8-13: up to 8pm
Tel. 3199 3880 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Indoor & Outdoor Pools Monday - Sunday 7am - 10pm Summer (May to September)
Corporate Secretary *please note that on Wednesdays and Saturdays the indoor pool closes at 9:30pm. Swimming has also enjoyed an excellent year with Masters
& Membership Manager 7am - 9pm Winter (October to April) swimmers participating in the World Masters Championships in Other building works in the Club include Tennis Court 4, which
Tel. 3199 3777 <email@example.com> Sports Shop Monday - Sunday 10am - 7pm Göteborg, Sweden where Sports member Eric Johnson won bronze will be closed until the end of January for resurfacing. The Squash
Food & Beverage Manager Movie Gallery Monday - Sunday 9.30am - 10pm in the 100m Butterfly. In April, 18 Junior swimmers competed in Courts will be closed for 2 weeks over the Christmas holiday period
Michael Soong Squash Courts Monday - Sunday 7am - 10.15pm the Indian Ocean All Star Challenge in Perth, Australia and in the for repainting. The Baby Pool area will close later in February for
Tel. 3199 3555 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fitness Room Monday - Sunday 6am - 10.30pm recent Hong Kong Long Course Championships 3 LRC swimmers essential drainage repair works and the refurbishment of some of
Suzanne Harwood Tennis Courts (No. 1-10) Monday - Sunday 7am - 10.30pm achieved medal standing including Sherman Chau, Gold, 200m the play equipment. This work is expected to last about 12 weeks.
Tel. 3199 3688 <email@example.com> The Sanctuary Spa Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm Butterfly; Silver, Estephe Corlin, 200m Freestyle and Sarah Hsu,
Sports & Recreation Manager Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays 10am - 8pm Bronze, 200m Butterfly.
Ruth Morrison On behalf of the General Committee, Happy Holidays to all our
Tel. 3199 3597 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Library Normal hours Monday - Sunday 10am - 8pm (13 & above) members and their families!
Banquet Office Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm (12 & under) In Squash, the Junior winner of the Sir Ivo Rigby Squash Tournament
Tel. 3199 3666 / 3667 <email@example.com> Card access Monday - Sunday 8am - 10am (18 or above)
Monday - Sunday 8pm - 11pm (18 or above) in June was Thomas Cooper while the Senior winner was Mike
Tel. 3199 3770 / 3773 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fowlds. Squash was the winner in the annual Raquets Team
Junior Library Monday 3pm - 6pm
Recreation Office challenge. In Badminton, the Junior Cup champion in the Lim
Tuesday - Sunday & Public Holidays 10am - 6.30pm
Tel. 3199 3598 <email@example.com> Cup was Andrew Liu, while Praveen Sabnani won the Senior Cup.
Bowling Alley Monday - Friday 2pm - 10.30pm
Tel. 3199 3800 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Saturday, Sunday 11am - 10.30pm
Adult & Junior Libraries Public Holidays *can be booked for parties before / after opening hours
Tel. 3199 3900 <email@example.com> Junior Activities Normal hours Monday - Friday 3pm - 8pm
Movie Gallery Table Games Area & Saturday, Sunday, 9am - 8pm
Tel. 3199 3600 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Teens’ Room (13 & above) Public Holidays
& School Break
Card access Monday - Sunday 8pm - 11pm (13 or above)
10 Old Peak Road, Hong Kong
Tel. 3199 3500 Fax. 2840 1478 Soft Play Room (6 & under) Daily 9am - 8pm
E-mail: email@example.com Kids Klub (6 & under) Monday - Friday 9am - 7.30pm Member or Guardian Supervision
Website: www.lrc.com.hk Saturday 9am - 1pm Member or Guardian Supervision
1pm - 7.30pm Member Supervision only
Sunday, Public Holidays 9am - 7.30pm Member Supervision only
Editor Mrs. Brenda Scofield
Opinions expressed in articles are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the LRC. We welcome articles and
other contributions from members; however, the General Committee reserves the right to edit all materials or decline publication.
MAIN CLUBHOUSE UPDATE
Facilities Sub-committee Review The recommendation from the structural engineer (JMK)
indicates that the existing foundation and columns would
Option 1: Minimum requirement: Essential replacement of have to be increased by close to 100% in order to support the
kitchen equipment, MVAC system, electrical, plumbing & additional load imposed by the added floor.
MAIN CLUBHOUSE RENOVATION Finance Sub-committee Review
drainage, new fittings and minimal redecoration. (Statutory
requirements were not considered at the time of estimate) The approval and construction time would be long and difficult.
TOWN HALL MEETING - Tuesday 7 December at 7 pm in the Option 1, the minimum requirement and Option 2A, a total The proposed addition is not recommended.
Function Room refurbishment with 1 storey added, are not considered as viable
This option would not deliver the necessary enhancements to
alternatives due to significant financial uncertainties associated Option 3: Demolish existing Main Clubhouse and re-build a
achieve our overall quality objectives and the government will
EGM - Thursday 20 January at 7 pm in the Function Room with each option. 3 storey new building. The proposed floor area is similar to
likely implement disabled access requirements within a few
years meaning that the Main Clubhouse would have to undergo Option 2A for direct comparison purposes. Building with more
Following the Town Hall Meeting held on 21 September 2010, While a comprehensive analysis was completed for each option, than 3 stories could be achieved with additional funding and
further expensive construction at a later date.
the General Committee requested that the Finance Sub-committee the key takeaways are: an extended construction period.
and the Facilities Sub-committee revisit and review their respective
Option 2: Demolish the existing building to expose the concrete
positions in relation to the various renovation options that had • The Club, on a normal operating basis (BAU), will annually Tennis court 5 would possibly be closed for the duration of the
structure, replacement and/or renovation of building services,
previously been considered for the Main Clubhouse. generate sufficient cash flow to pay for usual capital project for a crane installation.
kitchen facility, verandah extension, complete redecoration
expenditures; as such, there will be insufficient cash flow to
and full compliance with all government department statutory
Both sub-committees have unanimously reconfirmed Option 2, repay any major borrowing. The extended 2 year design/approval period will put tremendous
a complete refurbishment of the Main Clubhouse. The respective – It is to be noted that, in order to maintain this sufficient pressure on the existing Main Clubhouse to maintain an
recommendations by the sub-committees have in turn been cash flow and to cover inflation in operating costs, the BAU acceptable level of service for the three years of construction.
This design would achieve overall quality objectives as per the
unanimously re-endorsed by the General Committee, and will scenario includes, in 2014, a 10% price increase on monthly Option 3 is not recommended.
approved General Building Plan.
again be presented to members in a Town Hall meeting on subscriptions and entrance fees.
7 December, and are the subject of an EGM to be held on – Also a 5% price increase on F&B is assumed for 2011, 2013 Further information on the Main Clubhouse renovation is available
Option 2A: This is the same as Option 2, with one storey added
20 January, 2011. At the EGM, the General Committee will seek, and 2015 in order to cover expected product cost increases. in the Data Room located in the Reading Room. Contact Reception
on top and includes foundation modification and additional
by Special Resolution, up to $75m to achieve the proposed Option for details.
support columns on the ground and 1st floors. The proposed
2 renovation. • The Club will have approximately $40 million in cash reserves
added floor would be designed for F&B facilities.
after the implementation of Option 2. This amount is considered
The other options, including Option 1: a minimal renovation of to be a sufficient cash reserve. (It will cover 8.5 months of the
equipment and essential services, Option 2A: an option allowing Club’s operating expenses)
for one storey to be put on top of the Main Clubhouse and a
TOWN HALL MEETING
complete refurbishment as per Option 2, and Option 3: a totally • Option 3 would necessitate the borrowing of $35 million or Tuesday, 7 December at 7 pm in the Function Room
new 3 storey building, were rejected by both sub-committees for more and would require an additional $96 million in capital
their respective reasons as set out more fully below. over Option 2 if it were to be implemented.
– The repayment of the loan can be funded from the proceeds EGM
of a five year building levy and an increase in membership.
In addition to agreeing with the sub-committees respective
It is anticipated that the levy would be between $300 to
Thursday, 20 January at 7 pm in the Function Room
decisions, the General Committee reaffirmed its earlier decision
that Options 2A and 3 were not feasible as they would necessitate $700 per month per member account. The variation in the
closure of the MCH for a minimum of 3 years, the required capital building levy amount corresponds directly with the number
expenditure would exceed the Club’s available financial resources of new members allowed to join the Club. The more new
and as a result constrain the Club’s finances for years to come. members the lower the building levy.
This in turn would dramatically inhibit the ability of members
to consider any other development projects for the Club in the • While each option will generate incremental income and cost
medium-term. savings, none of the projects will produce a return on investment
as, over the life of the project, the net incremental income
Option 2 has therefore been re-confirmed by the General earned will be less than the original capital cost.
Committee, the Finance Sub-committee and the Facilities Sub-
committee as the only feasible Main Clubhouse renovation option.
General Manager <firstname.lastname@example.org> COMMITTEE COLUMN
FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS
Christmas will soon be upon us and all Further congratulations go to our member Andrea Gutwirth for
departments have been busy planning her win in the ‘Entrepreneur’ Category of the Women of Influence
the usual festivities and activities that Awards, Andrea is the founder of Women’s Charity Soultalk which Main Responsibility
come at this time of year. helps more than 2,000 women in Hong Kong each year. The Finance subcommittee’s (FinCom) overriding responsibility is to safeguard the assets of the Club for all stakeholders. This
corporate governance task includes ensuring that there are adequate internal controls, segregation of duties and proper checks
Certainly not to be missed for family Please remember that club employees including our security and balances within the various business processes and that all control policies are being followed. In addition, FinCom, on
members is ‘A Christmas Carol’ guard Buddhi, have been directed to enforce rules that are behalf of GenCom, reviews the details of the actual financial operating results and capital expenditures on a regular basis to
pantomime scheduled for 12 December. made on behalf of the members by members. Our front line make sure that they are within expectations, and that there is transparency in the accounts.
This promises to be a fun event and I employees attempt to perform this difficult task in a friendly,
recommend that members book early courteous and respectful way, however reports of members Mission
to avoid disappointment. abusing or simply ignoring staff and our security guard, have The primary mission of FinCom is working with the Finance Department to make sure that there is sufficient annual cash flow to:
recently been brought to my attention. This is a difficult • provide the Club with adequate working capital so that it can function on a financially sound basis, plus
This year we have scheduled two Christmas Carols events. One job for our employees, particularly considering that for • pay for ongoing and recurring capital expenditures, and
is on 5 December with the Salvation Army at 5.30pm, where many English is not their first language. Your co-operation in • fund the long-term facilities plan.
we will be lighting the tree on the Sundeck after an afternoon of adhering to the rules and listening to our staff is requested
Christmas Craft activities and the other on 19 December at 6pm and appreciated. In addition to developing a long-term cash flow plan, the responsibility includes reviewing all pricing plans related to the activities
with caroling and music from Anders Nelsson. Both will include in F&B, Recreation, Membership, etc., all requests for capital expenditures and, as well, reviewing past due accounts receivable.
mulled wine and mince pies.
Finally on behalf of all the staff at the LRC, I would like to wish
you seasons greetings and a happy and healthy new year!
Congratulations go to Amit Thapa from the Sports Desk and Cindy
Kingkaew from the Spa who won our 3rd quarter staff awards. I
am sure that members who know them both will agree that they Norman Janelle Rupert McCowan
are very worthy winners. Norman and his wife, Hughie, joined the LRC Rupert has been a member of the Club since
over 25 years ago and has been working with 2002. He joined the Finance Subcommittee
the Finance Subcommittee since 2006. He in 2009. Following jobs as a political adviser
More photos and write up of the 2010 Annual Tennis Dinner has more than 40 years business experience in the British Houses of Parliament and active
coming in our next issue… predominantly with multi-national companies, army service with the Queen’s Royal Hussars,
and the last 20 years in senior general he embarked on a career in investment
management positions. He most recently banking, serving on the boards of two major
worked for Disney Consumer Products as the banks. For the previous five years he has been
Asia Pacific Senior Vice President and General the Director of the Royal Geographical Society
Manager and is now involved in several consulting projects. In
in Asia, while running a financial consultancy.
addition to Hong Kong, he has been at various times based in
Canada, Switzerland, Turkey and India. He holds a Bachelor of
Commerce Degree and was a qualified Chartered Accountant. Matt Denness
Norman is married with five children and ten grandchildren, enjoys Matt has been in Hong Kong since 1999 and a
playing golf and is a fanatical jogger. member of the LRC since 2007. Until August
2010, he was the Regional Manager/Director
for Hansard Development Services, the sales
Stuart Mowbray and marketing arm of Hansard Global — a
Stuart and his wife Fiona joined the LRC in 1998. leading offshore financial services company. He
Stuart has been on the Finance Subcommittee now runs his own company, Hilden Associates,
since 2002, the General Committee since May providing innovative financial solutions to
2008, and Membership Subcommittee and Vice financial intermediaries around Asia. He uses
President-House since May 2009. Stuart has the club for socialising, swimming and the odd visit to the gym.
29 years experience in investment banking in
London, Australasia and Hong Kong. He now
manages his own advisory business. Stuart has
a Law degree, and an MBA from Kellogg/HKUST.
Charlotte Le Gargasson Justin Baldauf
Charlotte has been a member of the Club since Justin Baldauf is a private investor based in
1979. She started her banking career in Sydney Hong Kong. Formerly he was an equity research
and moved back to Hong Kong in 2005. She is analyst and portfolio manager on Wall Street.
currently the Head of Global Network Banking,
Hong Kong for The Royal Bank of Scotland
advising multinationals on their corporate
banking needs in the region.
Book early for your
New Year celebrations.
Please contact our
Banqueting Department at
3199 3666 or
1 - 12 December 20 - 22 December
12 days of Christmas Craft Christmas Camps
Join in the 12 days of Christmas, 10am-5pm, Junior Library 10am-1pm, Multiple venues
by making your 12 days of Christmas decorations!
21 - 23 December
4 - 5 December Early Christmas Dinner
Christmas Wine Fair, 12noon-7pm, Le Chais 6pm-10.30pm, Dining Room
$350 per person for 4-course set menu
• Christmas Crafts, 4pm-6pm, Sundeck 24 December
• Stuart Glass Squash Tournament and Squash Christmas Social Buffet Dinner Christmas Eve Dinner
4pm-6pm, Squash Courts, Buffet from 6.30pm onwards, Sports Bar 6pm-10.30pm, Dining Room
• Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5.30pm, Sundeck $450 per person for 5-course set menu and
Join us for Christmas Carols with the Salvation Army Band, a complimentary Christmas Cocktail
complimentary Mulled Wine & Minced Pies
8 December Christmas Day Lunch
Christmas Chicago Bridge Party, 9.30am Featuring appetizer and dessert buffet, set main course
followed by Christmas lunch 12noon–2.30pm, Function & Dining Room
Adults: $425 per person
Children: $265 per person
The LRC Presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ Pantomime, 4pm Function Room / Sports Hall
A pantomime production by Chunky Onion. Fun for all the family!
Tickets available at reception $120 Adults, $100 Children Boxing Day Movie, 3pm, Bowling Café
Join our regular Sunday Dim Sum Lunch
12noon-2.30pm, Dining Room
14 - 24 December
(except Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
Executive Set Lunch with Christmas Trimmings 31 December
12noon-2.30pm, Dining Room A Thrilling New Year’s Eve Party
From the Buffet - $135 per person 7.30pm – Cocktail
Buffet + Choice of Main Course - $178 per person 8pm – Dinner
Function & Dining Room
$1,250 per person
Christmas Beauty Bar - Mulled wine and Manicures,
6:30pm-8:30pm, Spa Reception 1 January
New Year’s Day Lunch
3-course set menu and a complimentary glass of Champagne
12noon-2.30pm, Function & Dining Room
19 December Adults: $288 per person
Carol Singing, Children: $178 per person
complimentary Mulled Wine & Minced Pies
CLUB DINING by Michael Soong<email@example.com> CLUB DINING by Michael Soong<firstname.lastname@example.org>
available for dinner in the Bistro this December...
photo source: Swiss Tourism
Date: Friday, 3 December
Venue: Sports Bar
Fee: $98 per person
Introducing our December Wine-of-the-Month,
supplied by Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant...
O ver 300 years ago, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine
and spirit merchant opened its shop at 3 St James’s Street, opposite
St James’s Palace, where it still stands today. The shop front, built
in the 1730s, is one of the few surviving 18th century shop fronts
Join the Swiss for this traditional wintertime staple, served
in London. The London shop has changed little since the company
over boiled potatoes with lots of ground black pepper,
accompanied by small pickled onions and gherkins. was established in 1698 and is like a working museum steeped in
In 1760, during George III’s reign, Berry Bros. & Rudd first supplied
BRIDGE REPORT by Kath Malone Diwali lunch and bridge party at LRC wine to the British Royal family and the company has continued to do
The Chicago Christmas Bridge party will take place on on 2 November, 2010 so until the present day. The company currently holds royal warrants
Wednesday, 8 December at 9.30am followed by Christmas for H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.
lunch. Please sign up on the bridge board, near Reception.
As usual we appeal for any donations for prizes and
welcome guests. The philosophy behind Berrys’ Own Selection wines is simple...
best value and quality possible in each region. Wines selected for
-Every Monday at 7pm this range are standard-bearers of style and quality from classical
-Every Friday at 10am wine regions, be they long-term European favourites or modern
icons of the New World. Leading producers hand-craft wines that
Social Chicago Bridge
-Every Wednesday from 9:30am-12:30pm are truly representative of both the wine’s region of origin and the
No partner needed. Just turn up! Guests welcome. wine-maker’s individual wine-making style.
For enquiries or information of new classes,
please contact Kath Malone on 9813 3358 or Back row from left: Chandra(M), Roma(M), Mala, Menka(M), Radhika,
2849 8988 or email email@example.com, or Front row from left: Niloufer, Varsha, Meera, Hansa(M), Laj, Sunaina(M)
leave your name and contact details at Main Reception. M=member of LRC
CLUB DINING by Michael Soong<firstname.lastname@example.org> MOVIE GALLERY by Herby Samaniego <email@example.com>
December Wine of the Month
White and Dessert Wine Price per bottle Four American soldiers who are in
Berrys’ Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie, Necotium, Italy 2008 $150 Iraq are sent on a mission
Top quality grapes from Italy's Colli Orientali del Friuli region and lees aging combine in this delicious wine. to recover plates for
Blessed with ripe honeysuckle aromas and spicy white peach flavours, its apricot and honeydew flavours are
printing 100 dollar
beautifully balanced by stony minerality.
Food pairings: creamy fish, poultry dishes. bills that were used
to print a billion
Berrys’ Chardonnay, Elderton, Barossa Valley, Australia 2008 $140 dollars. After
Ripe pear and melon flavours clearly point to the New World, yet clear lemon freshness is the result of
doing the job
accomplished Aussie winemaking. A crisp and dry wine with a long vivid finish.
Food pairings: grilled chicken, prawns, scallops. and returning
New DVDs to the base their
Berrys’ Sancerre, Domaine J. Sautereau, Crézancy-en-Sancerre, Loire, France 2008 $170 commanding officer is killed
A classic Sancerre that conveys the region’s terroir characteristics. Refined, fruity with flint aromatics and 1. Scooby-Doo! - Camp Scare 15. Jonah Hex
in an explosion and the plates are
generous mouth filling. 2. Dinotopia- Quest For Ruby 16. Astonishing X-Men -Gifted
Food pairings: goat cheese, smoked fish. stolen by another operative. They are
Sunstone:the Movie 17. Calls Of The Wild
court martialed and sent to different
Berrys’ Meursault, Domaine Guyot-Javillier, Côte de Beaune , Burgundy ,France 2007 $295 3. Cars Toon - Mater’s Tall Tales 18. Secret Of Moonacre
prisons. Six months later, the leader,
A rich powerful white burgundy, refined mineral and citrus fruit character are balanced by the toasty edge of 4. Franklin And The Turtle Lake 19. Splice
Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA
the oak. Beautifully rounded in character, drinking superbly now and over the next couple of years. Treasure 20. Sex And The City 2
Food pairings: fish in cream sauce, white meat dishes, Epoisses cheese. spook who say he knows where the
5. Moonlight Misletoe 21. Wild Stallion
man who took the plates is. He asks
Berrys’ Sauternes, Château Doisy-Védrines, Barsac, Bordeaux, France 2005 $150 6. Gnomes And Trolls - The Secret 22. Babies
him and his men to recover it. He
Specially created for Berry Bros. & Rudd by Oliver Casteja at the renowned Barsac Deuxiéme Cru Classé, Chamber 23. Predators
helps him and the others to escape
Ch. Doisy-Védrines, this Sauternes wine is beautiful and harmonious, a glorious expression of one of the 7. Toy Story 3 24. Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
finest vintages of all time. It displays hints of honeysuckle, peaches and cracked caramel atop a crème brûlée. and they go after the plates. But they
8. Naruto - Shippuden The Movie 25. Solitary Man
Food pairing: blue cheese, foie gras, crème brûlée. discover that the spook might not be
9. Once Fallen 26. Human Centipede
who he says he is!
Red Wine 10. The A - Team 27. Just Wright
11. The Girl Who Played With Fire 28. Space Chimps 2
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Berrys’ Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Domaine Chapoton, Côtes du Rhône, France 2008 $120 12. Mademoiselle Chambon 29. Fish Tank
The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault, each vinified separately, Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of
13. National Geographic- 30. Secret In Their Eyes
each adding to the magical ensemble. Mediterranean warmth, hedgerow, pepper and spice are all evidenced Millennium magazine, has made
on the nose. The palate is rich, velvet-textured, with sweet fruit, liquorice and beautifully integrated tannins. Stress Portrait Of A Killer 31. How To Train Your Dragons
his living exposing the crooked and
Food pairing: beef steak, game, hard cheeses. 14. National Geographic -
corrupt practices of establishment
Birth Of Civilization
Berrys’ Australian Shiraz, Elderton, Barossa Valley, Australia 2007 $140 Swedish figures. So when a young
This big wine with juicy blackberry and plum is laced with leathery spice and vanilla. Nine months aging in journalist approaches
American oak result in a smooth, ripe, concentrated wine. A classic Australian Shiraz. him with a meticulously
Food pairing: barbecue.
researched thesis about
Berrys’ Nuits St Georges, Nicholas Potel, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France 2002 $345 Junior Movie Time s e x t r a f f i ck i n g i n
Nicolas Potel has managed to capture the rugged, more savoury notes typical of Nuits-St Georges, but Adm ee Sweden and those
combined them with the haunting deftness that defines fine Pinot Noir. Full flavoured and robustly structured, issio in high office who
spicy, rich with red cherry fruit, finely balanced.
Food pairing: pan-fried duck breast, partridge and feathered game.
Berrys’ Margaux, Château Giscours, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2006 $240 Toy Story 3 immediately throws
Sourced from the second wine, La Sirene de Giscours of Chateau Giscours, a 3rd Classified Growth from himself into the investigation.
Margaux. The wine is bright with a deep garnet core and pale rim. The nose is fragrantly perfumed with
Date: 11 December 2010
blackcurrant and cedar notes. The palate is dry with balanced acidity and supple, integrated tannins. Judicious
use of oak shows itself with subtly spicy leather notes, complementing the black cherry and cassis characters Time: 12noon
that come across on the palate as well as the nose. Venue: Bowling Alley
Food pairing: roast game, meat in red wine sauce.
THE SANCTUARY by Suzanne Harwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Our many league squash players are now well into their season, The Fitness Centre is upgrading our popular Concept 2 rowing
with some good results, as well as some decidedly mixed ones. machine. We’re inviting bids on the old machine, which cost
Sunday 5 December will see a chance for everyone, whether over $12,000. This is a wonderful machine, and it can be easily Suqash Report UPCOMING EVENTS
they’re in the league or just a social player, to join the ever-popular disassembled for easy storage in even the smallest Hong Kong by Mike Fowlds
Stuart Glass tournament from 4-6pm. This is a fast-paced event apartment. If you’re interested in this piece of equipment, please SQUASH
that gives every player 3 minutes on the court against every other take part in the silent auction; the bid sheet will be at reception. The 2010/2011 squash league is in its second month. Stuart Glass Squash Tournament
player—most total points wins. We’ll run separate sections for Bids start at $1000. Bidding will end 15 December. The winning Our ADM Capital LRC 1 team is finding Division 2 Date: Sunday, 5 December
juniors and adults. The tournament will be followed by the annual bidder must take away the Concept 2 within one month. somewhat more difficult than Division 3 was last year. Time: 4pm
squash dinner—a good way to get in the holiday spirit. Peter Hill is still showing the young ‘uns how the game is Fee: $80 per player
played each week, but even our star player Mike Ferreira All ages & abilities welcome!
broke his perfect record in losing a game. ADM Capital Followed by Squash Christmas Social Buffet Dinner
LRC 2, in Division 6, is tracking well, having won more Time: 6:30pm
games than it has lost, with Isabella Bersani in particular Fee: $165 per adult $112 per child under 13
moving up the ranks. Division 12 had a very good 5 - 0 Venue: Sports Bar
win to start the season, followed by some more middling
Bowling Report results. The Master 2 side of experienced players is not BADMINTON
by Richard Poon, Captain LRC Dragons Social Badminton
having everything its own way, having won 1 of the
last 4 games. Jo Cooper, the M2 convener, is looking Every Tuesday from 8:30pm onwards
The LRC Dragons played their second match of the season against
to bring another player into the line-up.
Hong Kong Club on 28 October. As in previous matches, the match NETBALL
was played competitively but was friendly and fun throughout the Social Netball
Regular players would have noticed that LRC’s two
evening. LRC won scratch 9-13 and lost handicap by the same Every Wednesday from 7:30pm – 8:30pm
squash courts are in need of maintenance. Squash
score. The next match was away to Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Venue: Tennis Court 3
balls collect white paint from the walls, while the
on 11 November. LRC lost 4-5 in games. Final match scores have Fee: $200 for 4 lessons
floors are past their prime. The LRC is working with
yet to be determined.
maintenance to try to fix the ‘leaking paint’ syndrome,
and is getting quotes to repair the floors — hopefully VOLLEYBALL
over the Christmas period. Social Volleyball
Every Monday from 8pm onwards
The Club Dining
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Raclette: available for dinner
1 2 3 4 in the Bistro this December…
Social Netball - 7.30pm - 8.30pm Junior Fitness hours: 3-6pm Duplicate Game: 10am Buffet Breakfast: 8am-11.30am, FCH Christmas Wine Fair
Social Chicago Bridge Social Squash: from 6.30pm Movie Gallery: $10 Crazy Rental Day Buffet Lunch: 12noon-2.30pm, FCH Saturday & Sunday, 4-5 December, Le Chais
Supervised: 9.30am Happy Hour: 5pm- 8pm, Sports Bar Junior Fitness hours: 3 - 6pm Organized Tennis: 2pm
Junior Fitness hours: 3 - 6pm Happy Hour: 5 - 8pm, Sports Bar
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Christmas Wine Fair:
Happy Hour: 5 - 8pm, Sports Bar
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1- 12 December: 7pm-10pm, Sports Bar
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Buffet Brunch: 12noon-2.30pm, FCH Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Social Chicago Bridge Social Squash: from 6.30pm Movie Gallery: $10 Crazy Rental Day Buffet Lunch: 12noon-2.30pm, FCH
Yum Cha: 12noon-2.30pm, Dining Room Duplicate Game: 7pm Organized Tennis: 7pm Supervised: 9.30am Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Junior Fitness hours: 3 - 6pm Organized Tennis: 2pm
Christmas Wine Fair: Social Volleyball: 8pm Social Badminton: 8.30pm Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Happy Hour: 5 - 8pm, Sports Bar Movie: Toy Story 3,
12noon-7pm, Le Chais Town Hall Meeting: 7pm, Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar 12noon, Bowling Alley
Christmas Crafts: 4pm-6pm, Sundeck Function Room Christmas Chicago Bridge Party: Daum Glass Christmas Camp: 20-22 December,
Christmas Tree Lighting from 5.30pm, 9.30am Representation: 10am-1pm
Sundeck 4pm, Function Room Boxing Day Movie: 26 December, 3pm
Stuart Glass Squash Social Tournament:
4pm, 6.30pm (Buffet Dinner)
Island Cup and BBQ: 9am-6pm
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Buffet Breakfast: 8am-11.30am, FCH Junior Fitness Hours: 3pm-6pm Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Social Netball - 7.30pm-8.30pm Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Duplicate Game: 10am Buffet Breakfast: 8am-11.30am, FCH Christmas Dining and Events at the LRC
Buffet Brunch: 12noon-2.30pm, FCH Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Social Chicago Bridge Social Squash: from 6.30pm Movie Gallery: $10 Crazy Rental Day Buffet Lunch: 12noon-2.30pm, FCH
Yum Cha: 12noon-2.30pm, Dining Room Duplicate Game: 7pm Organized Tennis: 7pm Supervised: 9.30am Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Junior Fitness hours: 3-6pm Organized Tennis: 2pm Christmas Dinner, Christmas Camps,
A Christmas Carol Pantomime, 4pm, Social Volleyball: 8pm Social Badminton: 8.30pm Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Happy Hour: 5 - 8pm, Sports Bar Ruchika’s Magic Muffins Playgroup - Christmas Crafts and lots more…
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Trimmings, 12noon-2.30pm, Christmas Beauty Bar - Mulled wine
Dining Room (14-24 December, and Manicures, 6.30pm-8.30pm,
except Sat, Sun and Monday) Sanctuary Spa
A Thrilling New Year’s Eve Party
31 December, 7.30pm cocktail, 8pm dinner,
inclusive of aperitif, 5-course gourmet
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Champagne for toasting the New Year.
Buffet Breakfast: 8am-11.30am, FCH Junior Fitness Hours: 3pm-6pm Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Social Chicago Bridge Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Duplicate Game: 10am Buffet Breakfast: 8am-11.30am, FCH Booking is available now at the Reception
Buffet Brunch: 12noon-2.30pm, FCH Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Supervised: 9.30am Social Squash: from 6.30pm Movie Gallery: $10 Crazy Rental Day Buffet Lunch: 12noon-2.30pm, FCH
Yum Cha: 12noon-2.30pm, Dining Room Duplicate Game: 7pm Organized Tennis: 7pm Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Junior Fitness hours: 3 -6pm Organized Tennis: 2pm
Social Volleyball: 8pm Social Badminton: 8.30pm Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Early Christmas Dinner: Happy Hour: 5 - 8pm, Sports Bar Christmas Day Lunch: New Year’s Day Lunch
Carol Singing, Complimentary Mulled
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Food & Beverage Special
Buffet Breakfast: 8am-11.30am, FCH Buffet Breakfast: 8am-11.30am, FCH Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Social Chicago Bridge Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Duplicate Game: 10am Swimming Event
Buffet Brunch: 12noon-2.30pm, FCH Buffet Brunch: 12noon-2.30pm, FCH Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Supervised: 9.30am Social Squash: from 6.30pm Movie Gallery: $10 Crazy Rental Day Tennis Event
Yum Cha: 12noon-2.30pm, Dining Room Junior Fitness Hours: 3pm-6pm Organized Tennis: 7pm Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Junior Fitness hours: 3pm-6pm Indoor Sports Event
Boxing Day Movie: 3pm, Duplicate Game: 7pm Social Badminton: 8.30pm Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Happy Hour: 5pm-8pm, Sports Bar Junior Activities Event
Bowling Café Social Volleyball: 8pm A Thrilling New Year’s Eve Party: Library Event
7.30pm Cocktail, 8pm Dinner,
Function & Dining Room
Please see enewsletter for pool hours details.
Congratulations to Jeff Schneider our Tennis Director for organizing of words of Mandarin Club Championships Mixed Doubles Club Championships Ladies Doubles
a great club championship, the participants enjoyed themselves in preparation for the
and we witnessed some fabulous tennis. The singles is still match, but then once Main Draw Round Robin Winner -Yumie Takenaka & Delphine Troch
incomplete due to the weather! under pressure she Winner - Anne Aallonen & Olof Akesson Runners Up - Anne Aallonen & Joy Tacon
could not remember Runners Up - Delphine Troch & Cedric Van Haver
Wow if you were lucky enough to be at the club on Sunday of which word was
Club Championships Men’s Singles
October you would have seen some great tennis being played by “yours” and which Bowl
the juniors in an event called the Prince Challenge. The Prince word was “mine”!! Joy Winner - Linda Loi & Jason Sankey Main Draw
Challenge is played between 6 clubs competing in a round robin, was in fine form for the Runners Up - Teresa Pu & Jamee Wong Winner - Olof Akkeson
the LRC’s team of 10 competitors finished 2nd. Well done to the singles final winning
Runners Up - Jason Sankey
juniors who were selected to represent the LRC, from the tennis Plate
that was on show, heads up to your future competitors, as I am
Winner - Ka Kee Pyne & Ygal Levy Bowl
guessing you will only improve. Well done Claire Chamberlain
Winner - Eric Leonard
for running a great event for the children.
Club Championships Men’s Doubles Runners Up - Duncan Bell
Court 4 is to undergo a much needed upgrade, the surface is very
Main Draw Plate
slow to recover after rain and it is due for resurfacing, thus the
Winner- Oscar Chow & Jason Sankey Winner - Frank Ren
Tennis Sub Committee has decided to change the court with the
Runners Up - Mick Foo & Vincent Littke Runners Up - Mike Button
hard court cushioned surface. This will begin mid November and
we anticipate the works to be completed by the end of January.
Bowl Club Championships Ladies Singles
Building works always seem to go on and on, here’s hoping they
Winner - Andrew Fox-Smith & Duncan Bell
will prove me wrong! Court 4 is primarily a coaching court and it
Runners Up - Timothy Wong & Guy Mandler Round Robin - Lucy Tang & Annabel Montgomery
is believed the hard court surface is a good fit for this court. We
hope the members will not be too inconvenienced by the work to
be carried out on Court 4, and will enjoy the new surface, lighting
Winner - KT Ma & Charlie Tang
and fencing once the work is complete.
Runners Up - Malcolm Barnett & Giovanni Valenti
6-1, 6-0 and the doubles final, beating the number 1 in China
The lighting on Court 1 has been revamped… the type of lights 6-2, 6-1. Joy is heading to the Asian Seniors Championships in
that have been successfully installed on courts 8, 9 & 10 have now Thailand the week of 16 November.
been installed on court 1. These lights have 2 heads at each post
enhancing light distribution and reducing globe blowouts which “Practice like you want to play” from Dave Bunn coach of
have been a major issue on both courts 1 and 2. As these new Division 4 Orchids.
lights have proven to be successful the Tennis Sub Committee has
decided to upgrade the lighting on Court 2 as well.
The Evening and Day league teams are coming towards the end UPCOMING EVENTS
of their respective seasons, in next issue we will publish the final
standings. Sign ups for the Mixed Doubles leagues are underway Island Cup and BBQ
so please contact Alexey Karpukhin at firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sunday, 5 December
should you wish to be included in a team. Time: 9am - 6pm
Congratulations Organized Tennis
Joy Tacon has been busy playing some matches on the ITF Veterans Every Tuesday from 7pm
Tour. The latest success was in Beijing at the ITF Beijing Seniors Every Saturday, from 2pm
Open, where Joy won both the singles and the doubles in her age Due to rescheduled matches, the dates above may be
group. The doubles was an interesting experience for her, as her subject to change
partner — the number 2 in China in this age group — was from
Mongolia and spoke not one word of English. Joy learned a couple
TENNIS REPORT by Jeff Schneider, Tennis Director
Doubles – both up at the net or one up and one back? a men’s style of doubles by trying to get to the
net at every opportunity to join their partner
in a 2 up at the net formation. This formation
After 6 months as Tennis Director at LRC I thought it was time should be careful not model their doubles game on the way elite requires both players to be excellent volleyers
to write an article on doubles since it is the most popular format men play doubles. Coaches should also be careful not to try to with great movement skills to either side and
of play here at the club and indeed all over the world. Since I teach the men’s style of doubles to ladies. Ladies by nature are also back for the lob. Normally this is not
was 10 years old I grew up cutting my teeth on the clay courts more conservative, tend to be more competent rallying from the what most club ladies are capable of and as a
of suburban Melbourne. Doubles was our staple diet with little baseline and are normally not as dynamic in their movement consequence they need to position themselves
opportunity to play singles other than junior tournaments and around the court especially forward movement towards the net. back near the service line to ensure an easy lob
country tournaments played on long weekends. Our local Saturday Therefore good consistency and accuracy is favoured over powerful doesn’t defeat them. By both players holding
Leagues were all doubles, junior doubles in the morning and adult shot making, dynamic powerful movement and frequent forays to this type of defensive net position (service line)
doubles in the afternoon. By the time I was 17 I must have played the net as most of the top men pairs do. it doesn’t enable decisive volleying so the team
more than 1500 sets of doubles including many mixed doubles! will struggle to dominate the net making this
I thought I would pass on some of the things I learnt along the The most popular and effective setup for ladies doubles, particularly tactic somewhat ineffective. If they play one up
way with the help of my coaches and the Australian tennis playing for ladies under A+ level, is the one up at the net (volleyer) and one and one back the volleyer can move much closer to the net and It should be mentioned at this point though that it is a worthwhile
public – my opponents! back at the baseline (server/receiver). This positioning encourages become very decisive and effective while the baseliner can hold goal for aspiring A+ ladies to work on this 2 up at the net game
consistent rallying and poaching by the net player who now can the rally and cover any overheads that the net play can now no style however, one should be realistic, for example:
close in on the net and become a truly effective and decisive longer cover. Using this game style as your base tactic and then
volleyer - no longer weighed down by the burden of also covering coming up to the 2 up at the net position only when playing an • will your serve ever be as powerful or as accurate as our top
the lob. In the both up at net position a compromise has to be aggressive and effective approach shot should see an improvement A+ ladies?
made between being close enough to the net to volley and being in the end result of many matches. • will your volleys and movement to the net be as fast and as
back far enough to cover the lob this doesn’t allow either volleyer competent as theirs?
to truly close in and hit a decisive volley. Conversely with one Our A+ Ladies, however do play a doubles style more similar to the • will you develop the instincts and timing necessary to split step
player back at the baseline the net player has the freedom to move men’s game as their serves, movement forward and volleys are of and move into the flight path of the retuning ball early?
much closer to the net opening up the court to more angles of a very high standard. Against other ladies of similar standard they
attack and making the volley an easier shot to successfully finish can dominate and control the match with this style. They do this by If the answer over the long term is most probably “no” then I
the point with! In this set up the baseliner needs to play steady serve-volley or following a weak 2nd serve or short groundstroke to recommend using the both up to the net tactic sparingly and
shots probing the opposition’s weaknesses and keeping ball deep the net to join their partner frequently. Our A+ ladies also possess only when you can come up to the net behind a very high
so that their partner at the net may receive opportunities to poach some less obvious elements to being successful with the style of quality approach shot, this will then guarantee some success and
to finish off the point which they now can do more effectively if play some of these are: encourage you to try again so that you can become proficient
not worried about the lob. enough to use it regularly.
• their ability to time their split correctly when moving forward
An analogy here might help clarify the positioning. Similar to other to volley to facilitate good court coverage and balance at the If the answer is yes then you should practice serve-volley and
team sports the baseliner is likened to a mid field or defensive net coming in to the net behind a weak 2nd serve or any short ball in
player controlling and setting up the play for the star striker at the • reading their opponents shots and moving proactively into the the rally! You will need to work on your speed to the net, your split
net who then kicks the GOAL. This understanding of your role in flight path of the ball early. step and net coverage so that you can dominate in this position
the team will help you make better decisions in regards to how • placing their serve out of the sweet spot or driving zone of your with your partner also don’t forget to work on your smash.
aggressively you should be playing and who should be finishing opponents return ensuring weak replies. Whatever tactic you decide to play remember that it should suit
off the point! You therefore can become a very effective team and your skill and confidence level along with that of your partners.
create a synergy that can often defeat two stronger opponents at Many of these less obvious skills are learned responses to many Most of us are getting slower not faster and since the 2 up at the net
the other end of the court. Many of the world’s top doubles teams repeated movements to the net over many years particularly during tactic is one that requires great court speed and good net coverage
are often lowly ranked singles players but are able to defeat much early developmental stages such as their junior tennis years. It is it’s not something I would recommend you try to play frequently if
I would like to focus on ladies doubles in this article and from higher ranked singles players in doubles – just look at Davis Cup therefore important to encourage juniors to try to develop this both you are on the wrong side of 40. The one up one back doubles style
many years of observation the game of ladies doubles differs quite and Federation Cup most teams have a least one doubles specialist up to the net style even though it may not be successful until they of play is more suitable and more effective for most club players it
markedly from that of the men. The main difference to note is that in their team. become physically stronger and develop the skills necessary. If would be in your interest to understand its advantages and become
men usually play a more powerful and dynamic game of doubles they stick at it they too will develop the movement and instincts competent at using it. Speak to one of our coaches about how you
involving speed of shot, powerful movement and aggressive net One of the things that has always struck me as a little odd at the LRC over time to then be able to play doubles at a very high level in can improve your doubles game by choosing the tactics that will
play as the overriding factors. I would suggest that female players and possibly HK wide is the amount of ladies who play essentially their senior years. work best for level of play. Good luck and see you on the court!
JUNIOR TENNIS REPORT by Claire Chamberlain
Prince Junior Challenge
On a stunning day on the 31 October, the LRC hosted the exciting
junior tennis event, the 12 & under Prince Challenge. This event
involves 6 clubs and each club must field a team of 10 players.
The teams’ efforts were fantastic with some exceptionally close
matches. In total, 825 games and 90 sets were played throughout
1st Hong Kong Jockey Club – Won 193 games and 24 sets
2nd Team LRC – Won 191 games and 22 sets
3rd Hong Kong Country Club – Won 162 games and 20 sets
4th Aberdeen Marina Club – Won 131 games and 13 sets
5th American Club – Won 83 games and 7 sets
6th Hong Kong Football Club – Won 65 games and 4 sets
Well done LRC !!
Tarrant Ng – who came in as a replacement for Vishal
ALSO A BIG THANK YOU TO ISABEL JOIA AND LUCY LINDSAY
FOR HELPING OUT THE FOOTBALL CLUB TEAM WHEN THEY
WERE SHORT OF PLAYERS
The next Junior Challenge will be the 14 & under age group held
in March at the American Club followed by the 18 & under in May
at the Aberdeen Marina Club.
Box League Results Junior Doubles Tournament
The box league is run during the summer term and 42 eager LRC Our next junior tournament will be held on Saturday 15 January
junior players took to the courts. Each box had 6-7 players of and Sunday 16 January 2011. Application forms will be available
various age groups and abilities from the Sports Desk and Claire Chamberlain in the middle of
The idea was to win as many games as possible and the winner
and runner-up of each box received a medal. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all !
The results: We Play Every Year,
We Fight Every Day
Winner: Jonathan Yang
Runner-Up: Aditya Venkataramani
by Anita Billings
Winner: Sophie French
Runner-up: George Medd E a r l y m o r n i n g o n We d n e s d ay Throughout the day over 120 participants Mclean, Bridie Meyer, Natalie Wong,
6 October saw two women losing sleep. from the club, guests from other clubs Margurite Hess, Uki Gaidoschik and
Box Roddick Roz was up at 2am sorting out the final and from the general public were CJ Corman; as well as the club staff:
Winner: Marcus Wong play schedule and I was listening to the welcomed to the LRC to play tennis and Ruth Morrison, Head Pro Jeff Schneider,
Runner-Up: Nicole Chu pitter-patter of rain drops outside and enjoy a sumptuous meal. We drew a Michael Soong, Suzanne Harwood,
keeping my fingers crossed under the record-breaking list of prize items and in Paul Tasem and their teams. Special
Box Federer sheets hoping that good weather would the true spirit of Pink Ribbon and giving, thanks to volunteers Scarlett Mattoli,
Winner: William Robinson arrive with daybreak. no one cared too much about scores. Gill Devereux and Christine Kan, it was
Runner-Up: Reeve Maddux possible to run a successful event. We
HKTA Prize Presentation 7am on 6 October: Committee members This is the 4th consecutive year that the could not have asked for a better day or
Box Nadal and volunteers arrived at the club to see LRC has hosted the Pink Ribbon Tennis a better outcome.
Our LRC Dragons team (D Division) received their the sky looking a dismal shade of pale Tournament to raise funds for the Hong
Winner: Aditya Gopalan
well earned winners medals at the annual HKTA Prize grey. No hesitation and no questions, Kong Breast Cancer Foundation and Please look at the following pages
Runner-Up: Edmond Pouilly
presentation in September. Well done to the team and to we started shifting tables, hoisting more importantly to raise awareness of of this month’s magazine to see the
Vishal, Kevin, Nicholas Hildebrandt and Bryan for attending posters, moving boxes and boxes of breast cancer amongst the Hong Kong action shots of the Pink Ribbon Tennis
the presentation. supplies and merchandise and hanging community. According to the Hong Day and your virtual applause to the
Winner: Tim Bolton
Runner-Up: Matthew Yao pink and white balloons. It was all green Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, there is generous donors. Special mention:
light for Pink Ribbon Tennis 2010. still a long way to go before an answer Mr Robert Flemming of CF Global,
is found for breast cancer prevention. ST Dupont, and Banyan Tree Private
8:15am – our first guest arrived; the So in the meantime, awareness is key to Collection.
Registration Table and Sales Corner saving the lives of our mothers, sisters,
were manned and ready for business. daughters and friends. We are already looking forward to Pink
The rest of the day went by very quickly Ribbon Tennis 2011.
with almost no complications or As the co-chair to this year’s event, I
challenges. It did rain, of course, but felt tremendously honoured to be asked
only very lightly: in the first hour of to take on this role and responsibility.
play. The club was a bazaar filled with With my co-chair, Roz Beczak, and
enthusiastic players and philanthropists. the support of the committee: Kirsti
A special thanks to our sponsors:
Accor Group Beebeeworks Lindsay Walker Solas The Body Buddies
Acquafit Excel Global Consulting Paradigm Asia Consulting Sun Hing Optical The Mira Hotel
Agnes B Delices Head Pacific Coffee Company TennisAsia The Globe Restaurant
Hyatt Group Porsche Vanessa Whiting/Stephen So
American Apparel La Cucina Italiana Theresa Wenk Yvon Choi Photography
PAST EVENT SWIMMING by Amie Moriarty < email@example.com>
The Hong Kong Amateur National Swim meet was held on
6 & 7 November at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool. The LRC senior
team came out ready to compete! Congratulations to Sherman
Chau for his Gold Place finish in the 200m butterfly with a time Duel in the Pool II – LRC v HKFC
of 2.24.08, Estephe Corlin for his Silver in the 200 free with a time by Craig Millar
of 2.32.73 and Sarah Hsu with her Bronze in 200 butterfly with
a time of 2.32.73. The LRC walked away with 19 top ten finishes LRC Masters Swimming contested the second “Duel in
and 21 personal best times. It was a great weekend for swimmers, the Pool” showdown with the Hong Kong Football Club
coaches and parents! Everybody’s weekly hard work and time Masters, on Friday 5 November.
commitment really showed in the results of the meet!
Twenty-five LRC Masters swam in the programme
The squads have been working very hard and they will be having comprising serious sprints, “The Eliminator” race as well
a scheduled break in the training cycle the last two weeks of as the fun “Fruit” relay.
In a see-sawing night the Football Club swam strongly
The children in the Learn to Swim program enjoyed getting in the in the Ladies races while the LRC dominated the Men’s
The Pink Ribbon
pool in their street clothes but more importantly they learned a racing. In a very tight finish, which had the adjudicators
valuable lesson in water safety. It is important for children to know double-checking the points tally, Football Club took home
they will feel different in the water if they were ever to fall in the the Mega Gold Cup by winning 108-101.
water fully dressed. The children in the learn to swim program will
continue to practice back floating and treading water over the next A jubilant HKFC Captain, Guy Horne, remarked with
few months to help develop these life safety skills. The Learn to delight, “We really enjoy the atmosphere of competing
Swim program will continue over the December holiday season. against the LRC. It’s great racing in the pool; we love the
social aspect and we have this kick ass gold trophy to hold
Have a great holiday season and we look forward to seeing until the next Duel!”
by Suzanne Harwood, Sanctuary Spa Manager everybody back in the pool in January!
Awards were presented for LRCs outstanding performers
of the night:
Our evening was an absolute buzz and As soon as the show was over the race At the end of the night our event
UPCOMING EVENTS • Loretta Van Honk – who stepped up to race and excelled
heralded a huge success from start to was on to grab that designer bargain! grossed an amazing $54,000 for the in all her individual events.
Masters Swim Team Annual Dinner • Lynette Cheng – swimming strongly especially her
finish with fashions flying off the racks. Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.
3 December, Friday, 7pm “come from behind” effort in the 50m Backstroke.
Next up, was the auctioning of the
One of the highlights was the fantastic Chanel jacket—a timeless piece, A huge thank you to everyone who • Andrew Kehoe – tackling events other than freestyle and
Division 1 (Part 1) SC Swimming Competition surprising himself with how well he swam.
fashion show, coordinated and hosted which has been purred over for the made our event a success including
Date: 5 December, Sunday (Shing Mun Valley SW Pool) • Brian Goldberg – as our only Mens Under 40 swimmer,
by the ebullient Jess and Pier of the weeks prior to the event! After an our spa team wearing many hats
company “The Changing Room” exciting auction battle, our “Hero” on the night, working as models, Brian bore the brunt of the numerous HKFC young guns.
Division 3 (Part 1) SC Swimming Competition In completing a marathon set of sprint events, a dazed
bringing their expertise on fashion to garment finally went for $6,000!! manicurists and sales assistants to
Date: 11 December, Saturday (Shing Mun Valley SW Pool) and exhausted Brian said the programme was more
the event. cashiers to auctioneers, great job
After a hard night of retail therapy ladies! brutal than a Herbert Yu workout!
Annual Long Course Masters
Our spa therapists strutted down our esteemed members and guests
Swimming Championships – Part 1 In the true spirit of the Masters motto: fun, fitness and
the catwalk like a real pro as if they discussed their fabulous purchases As our evening drew to a close,
Date: 12 December, Sunday (Kowloon Park SW Pool) friendship, Anthony Devereux, Tricia Nichol and Laura
were “Hong Kong’s next top model over some spa therapy enjoying mini many guests asked the million-dollar
contestants” donning Kate Spade, manicures, onsite massage and a well- question: “When is the next one?” Victoir led the post-dinner migration to the Sports Bar to
Swim Team Awards Dinner kick on and celebrate the rivalry with the HKFC.
Prada, Alexandra McQueen and deserved glass of Rosé supplied by Truly a sign of a great night out!
18 January, 6.30-8.30pm
Marc Jacobs. Essential Fine Wines.
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A unique presentation for
H children and adults.
Followed by afternoon tea buffet.
Date: Saturday, 11 December
Time: 4pm in the Function Room
Fee: Adults: $88
For registration, please call Reception on 3199 3500.
Above: collaborative work by Daum and
Georges Braque, purple and white crystal,
with polished bronze dove, H. 45cm,
limited edition of 8 sculptures.
THIS WILL BE A VERY SPECIAL AND
UNIQUE EVENT FOR THE LRC. Below: Les Trois Grâces (The Three
Graces), original gouache, 1962
Introduction by Mrs. Caitlin Spain
Power point presentation by
Mr. Thomas Zimmerman:
X the History of Daum,
X various collaborations with famous artists,
X a few rare items
X the unique lost Wax technique.
Mould breaking to reveal the sculpture especially
flown from France for our presentation at the LRC.
Questions and Discussion
Daum were the generous sponsors for the Gala Wine
dinner held at the LRC in September to benefit the
Vote of thanks by Mr. Michael Soong followed by Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. The table
centerpieces were beautiful glass sculptures based
afternoon tea in the Cocktail lounge.
on the theme of Love. One of the secrets of Daum’s
remarkable longevity is its ability to adapt to the spirit
of the age while maintaining its own traditions.
LIBRARY Aileen Balucanag <firstname.lastname@example.org> JUNIOR LIBRARY Aileen Balucanag <email@example.com>
Autumn/Winter Book Club 2010 THIS MONTH’S NEW BOOKS YOUNG ADULT
Reviews Diary of a Wimpy Vampire by Tim Collins
Romance and Family Saga The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Playing the Game by Barbara Taylor Bradford Joe and Bob Switzer were very different Jimmy Coates: Sabotage by Joe Craig
brothers. Bob was a studious planner who
8 December Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks Sabriel by Garth Nix
wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe
The Hundred Foot Journey Little Darlings by Jacqueline Wilson
Detective dreamed of making his fortune in show Fire by Kristin Cashore
by Richard Morais
Bad Blood by John Sanford business and loved magic tricks and Airman by Eoin Colfer
Edge by Jeffrey Deaver problem-solving. When an accident left
Heartstone by C.J. Sansom Bob recovering in a darkened basement, YOUNG FICTION
Started Early, Took my Dog by Kate Atkinson the brothers began experimenting with The Dread Pirate Fleur & the Ruby Heart
ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints.
12 January Inspector Singh Investigates: by Sara Starbuck
Together they invented a whole new kind of colour, one
A Fine Balance The Singapore School Of Villiany Dork Diaries: Tale from a Not-So-Fabulous Life
by Shamini Flint that glows with an extra-special intensity Day-Glo. by Rachel Renee Russell
by Rohinton Mistry
The Edge Chronicles: Vox
Mystery and Suspense (This cover reproduction is not printed with Day-Glo colours. by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
The Confession by John Grisham The actual book, however, is printed using three Day-Glo
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo colours: Saturn Yellow, Fire Orange, and Signal Green.) JUNIOR READER
The Reversal by Michael Connelly Horrid Henry Rocks by Francesca Simon
The Book Club meets every second Wednesday of Mr. Gum and the Cherry Tree by Andy Stanton
the month at 6.30pm at the Cocktail Lounge. Historical Fiction Thea Stilton and the Secret City
Nemesis by Philip Roth ATTENTION PARENTS! by Geronimo Stilton
If you think you might enjoy this activity, drop us Doctor Bonkers! by Jeremy Strong
Please remember that the Junior Library is also following
a line at firstname.lastname@example.org Short Stories
a colour coded system which is a quick and easy way
Stories by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio YOUNG READER
to simplify age group book searches.
Looking for a quiet spot for a cup of coffee? Glasses for D.W. by Marc Brown
The library offers a variety of coffees in a comfortable General Fiction Fireman Max by Rosemary Wells
PINK – Concept Books/Picture books (ages 0 - 4)
quiet environment. Come and check your emails, By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham Honey Bunny Funnybunny by Marilyn Sadler
YELLOW – Learning to Read - stages 1, 2 (ages 4 - 7)
pick up a magazine or read a book. Great House by Nicole Krauss
ORANGE – Chapter Books (ages 6 - 9)
So Much For That by Lionel Shriver PICTURE BOOKS
BLUE – Young Fiction (ages 10 plus)
Do check out the Adult Library for more Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch Curious George by H.A. Rey
RED – Young Adult (ages 13 & above)*
book titles! Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor Barnaby’s First Christmas by A.P. Folmer
BLACK – Non Fiction
My Hollywood by Mona Simpson Merry Christmas, Curious George
GREEN – Classics
Can’t finish your book on time? Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie by Margret and H.A. Rey
*Take note of the ‘parental guidance’ sign on the cover
You can renew your books by phone or email. Pooh’s Wishing Star by Bruce Talkington
of each red-tagged book.
Library: 3199 3901 Email: email@example.com Non Fiction Spongebob’s Christmas Wish by Kim Ostrow
Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Fairy Tale Treasury by Walt Disney
Need more time with the new favourite book?
Threaten the World Economy Tillie and the Wall by Leo Lionni
You can renew your books by phone or by email.
The Library wishes you a by Raghuram G. Rajan
Atlantic by Simon Winchester
It’s that easy!
Merry Christmas! Soap and Water & Common Sense
Library: 31993500 ext 1177
The Usborne Book of Amazing Feats
We hope everyone enjoys the festivities by Dr. Bonnie Henry by Anita Ganeri
Life on Earth – and Beyond by Pamela S. Turner
and happy reading! Late Book Charges
Animal Tracks & Signs by Jinny Johnson
$5 for the first week
Lives of the Writers by Kathleen Krull
$7 for the second week
Lives of Extraordinary Women by Kathleen Krull
$10 for the third week
The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton
My Favourite Books of 2010 Join us
for a Fun Christmas!
by Norman de Brackinghe
It is that time of the year when people start to compile ‘best of’ lists.
My list is not exactly a best of, but one that notes my favourite books of 2010.
Three very different novels stood out for me. Tom of Science Fiction and ‘Transition’ as one critic has
McCarthy’s ‘C’ is intelligent, beautifully written, said ‘will jelly your brains in brilliant weirdness’.
humorous and with a final chapter that is deeply Very satisfying and what’s more his new Culture
moving. Here is a major talent. A lot of critics did novel ‘Surface Detail’ has just been published so
not warm to ‘Freedom’ by Jonathan Franzen, I new pleasures are waiting.
suspect because they do not like him. His acerbic
view of suburban American life brings us what may Non fiction largely slipped by me this year but
come to be considered a modern classic. William Hilary Spurlings’ wonderful, biography of Pearl S
Gibson was right on the spot with ‘Zero History’ Buck ‘Burying the Bones’ was fascinating. How she
once started I could not put it down, but I would extrapolated herself from the unrelenting zeal of her
suggest you read ‘Pattern Recognition’ and ‘Spook Christian missionary family in China is beautifully
Country’, first if you can as the new novel completes told. Margaret Drabble’s ‘The Pattern in the Carpet.
a very loose trilogy. A Personal History with Jigsaws’ is a treasure trove 12 days of Christmas Craft
of a book. Perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon, or
The year got off to a fine start with Marilyn Chin’s during a long flight with only rubbish movies to Join in the 12 days of Christmas at the Junior Library by
delightfully bawdy odyssey of Chinese sisters in watch. I pass most of my books on to a friend in making your 12 days of Christmas decorations!
America ‘The Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen’. Australia but not this one.
Next in line was the ‘Pregnant Widow’ by Martin Christmas Crafts & Fair
Amis, this is a gritty and amusing novel that If you want to understand the nature of design in Christmas Crafts 4-6pm
understands human nature. A difficult book to its many forms Deyan Sudjic’s ‘The Language of Club Christmas Tree Lighting –
follow but the perfect antidote was, ‘In Office Things’ explodes a lot of the popular myths and Christmas Carols, Mulled Wine,
Hours’ by Lucy Kellerway. It should be required mystique that surround design. He also takes the Mince pies on 5 December, 5.30pm onwards.
reading in the smart offices which dominate HK gloss off what we have come to call luxury. It is a
business, wives beware. William Trevor’s gentle fine book and very easy to read. A book of essays
and touching ‘Love and Summer’ is a story despite by a Professor of Philosophy might sound dull but
its simple theme that is difficult to forget. A novel AC Grayling is no ordinary philosopher. ‘Thinking of
Ruchika’s Magic Muffins Playgroup - Open Day
Date: 18 December
that rather unexpectedly affected me was Elizabeth Answers’ collects his most recent short pieces from
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Kostova’s ‘The Swan Thieves’ poignant, parallel such diverse publications as the Times and New
Enjoy a free fun filled action packed session with
stories that explore the nature of art and emotion. Scientist. Brevity counts, this a great book to dip into.
Ruchika for tots (18 months +)!
I had difficulty to begin with when reading Peter
Carey’s ‘Oliver and Parrot in America’ but I was Finally ‘The Great Fire of Hong Kong’ by Adam Ness
First come first served!
very glad I persevered. In comparison I loved the is indeed a slim volume recalling the fire which Secure a spot with Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
start of Orhan Pamuk’s ‘The Museum of Innocence’ engulfed Central District on Boxing Day 1878. It has or sign up directly at the Sports Desk!
but I have to admit tiring rapidly towards the end. eye witness accounts from the likes of Isabella Bird Playgroup classes coming in January!
and Andrew Carnegie. It is unashamedly a popular
On the crime front once again Philip Kerr was top of history. I wish there were more books on Hong Kong like it as they
my pile. ‘If the Dead Rise Not’ was streets ahead of could inspire more in depth research. Christmas Camp
anything else. It even left Donna Leon’s brilliant ‘A Date: 20 -22 December
Question of Belief’ in its wake. If you can stomach So to my favourite book I read ‘C’ by Tom McCarthy after being Time: 10am - 1pm
the staccato prose and idiomatic language, James disappointed by David Mitchell’s, ‘The Thousand Autumns of Jacob Venue: Multiple Venue
Ellroy’s ‘Bloods a Rover’ is a massive and complex De Zoet’ for which I had waited in great anticipation. McCarthy Join us for some Christmas Fun and Snacks Time!
book that is really in a category of its own. An filled the gap, he has all the verve of early Mitchell but also
outstanding Scandinavian crime novel by Håkan challenges the intellect. ‘C’ takes the honours, but I will be first in Boxing Day Movie
Nesser ‘The Inspector and Silence’ is a police line for William Gibson’s next adventure into the imagination. I Date: 26 December
procedural to be reckoned with. Comparisons between Nesser also hope we don’t have to wait another ten years before Jonathan Time: 3pm
and Mankell are already being made. Iain M Bank’s is the supremo Franzen give us something to bite into. Venue: Bowling Café Sign up at reception…
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