38th  Salamander Cup and Students’ Match, 2019

Fontainebleau & Cely, 24-25 May.

 

With thanks for the prizes to Olivier de La Giraudière (Champagne Lanson), Reinhold Geiger  (L’Occitane), and Virginie Nantas for the elegant bags manufactured entirely from recycled matter www.entre2retros.com

As in Catalonia in April, the threatened rain failed to materialise, and both events enjoyed clement conditions and superbly prepared courses.

Fontainebleau was more majestic than ever, squirrels scurrying across the fairways, and birdsong everywhere. Nature was omnipresent at Cely, with throngs of Canada geese honking loudly at duffed shots, with a coot, sitting on its nest near the 6th tee, undisturbed by passing golfers. Further, those who had risen early for the shotgun start were treated to a display by planes from the French air force acrobatics team.

The sporting endeavours on both occasions earned gastronomic rewards – a delicious dinner of stuffed lamb against a setting sun backdrop at Fontainebleau, and an unusually tender ‘onglet’ at Cely in a private dining room already adorned for a wedding party due to arrive later in the day.

Detailed results are below: both Salamander Cups are in new hands with first time winners, Irena carrying off the ladies’ (gross  & net), and Manish Singh the men’s – a Sign of the times (geddit?). The long lost cup for the best men’s gross would go to Pascal Pollet with 25 hard won points, once retrieved. Manish & Gawein from 2009 won the Promotions’ Cup, pipping Jean & Anders from 1988, the scores of the more senior promotions reflecting the challenging nature of Fontainebleau.

At Cely, father and son de Pourtales squared up for the second time in the history of the encounter, the first being the Mauerhofer pair. The students, ably led by Daan, achieved a honourable draw for the second year running if one considers only the eight contested matches,. The Anciens claimed victory by virtue of fielding the full complement of ten teams, in contrast to the students eight, but recognising Tom Minh (7 years), as a caddy on the students side, they gracefully conceded!

                                                                                                                                             Luigi Olivier, & Peter

Results


Fontainebleau Salamander Cup Net Stableford



Men



Ladies


Manish K.

Singh

40

Irina

Tchoumatchenko

36

Jean

Cailliau

36

Norma

Demol

30

Pascal

Pollet

35

Caroline

Edwards

25

Frédéric

Guyomard

35

Emmanuelle

Peltre

22

Maurice

Langlois

33




Gawein

Geraedts

30

Closest to the Pin


Jacques

Demol

30


Irina


Minh

Tran

30


Maurice


Gilles

Dauchot

30




Francois

Gay-Bellile

29

Longest drive


Anders

Agren

29


Caroline


Benjamin

Revillon

28


François


Roland

de la Chapelle

27




Hervé

Allaire

27

Coupe des Promotions


Tim

Morris

26

2009

Manesh & Gawein

70

Peter

Choroba

26

1988

Anders & Jean

65

Tim

Armstrong

25

1973

Olivier & Peter

43

Stefan

Berger

25

1978

Claude & Luigi

33

Didier

Riou

24




Peter

Skelton

24




Pierre

Naudin

23




JeanLouis

Juliard

23




Patrick

Poggia

20




Rahul

Indoria

20




Luigi

Mencarelli

19




Olivier

Seigneur

19




Baudouin

Contzen

17




Claude

Aubin

17




Ian

Edwards

17




 

Alumni Students Match Cely

Students


Alumni



Result

Edmond de Pourtales


Edouard

de Pourtales



Daan Stolk


Gawein

Geraedts


Alum 4&3

Marcus Prozesky


Tim

Armstrong



Sam Boughton


Sylvéric

Laumond


Square

Arjun Bowry


Thierry

Pascault



Jaime Fernandez-Lerga


Anders

Agren


Stud 6&5

Victor Martínez de Salinas


Irina

Tchoumatchenko



Matthieu Burnand-Galpin


Alain

Ricateau


Square

Pedro Armas


Stephanie

Bompas



Pierre de La Rochefoucauld


Manish

Singh


Alum 4&3

Pan Leenutaphong


Gregory

Lebkowski



Edoardo


Gilles

Dauchot


Alum WO

Philip Behr


Ho-Il

Bae



Paul Olivier


Frédéric

Faure


Stud 7&6

Cole Grossman,


Luigi

Mencarelli



Anna Wu


Jean-Luc

Le Garrec


Stud 4&3

Gilles Bouché


Olivier

Seigneur



Minh Tran


Peter

Skelton



 

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